Tornado Cash plaintiffs seek appeals after federal court losses

Despite recent losses in court, interested parties and crypto industry players are not giving up their fight against Tornado Cash sanctions. 

Plaintiffs in two cases are bringing their battle against the US Treasury Department to federal appellate courts. Joseph Van Loon, along with five other self-identified “Ethereum blockchain users” sued the US Treasury Department, Secretary Janet Yellen, the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) and OFAC Director Andrea Gacki in September 2022.

They argued that the US government was out of line when it sanctioned crypto mixing service Tornado Cash. Tornado Cash was sanctioned in August 2022 under accusations the service facilitated the…

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