The Bitcoin Fog Mixer Case puts the blockchain analytics ecosystem on trial - Mike & Tor


January 30th, 2023

1 hr 16 mins 26 secs

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TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Tor Ekeland and Michael Hassard, attorneys with decades of experience working on federal computer crime cases.

They discuss the ongoing case of Roman Sterlingov an early Bitcoin investor accused of creating and operating the darknet Bitcoin mixing service, Bitcoin Fog and laundering $336 million.

They talk about regulatory overreach in crypto, why there is no evidence against Roman, how Chainalysis is incentivized to ramp up crypto investigations and prosecutions, the implications of the case for every user of privacy preserving technologies, whether or not Roman should have used XMR, is it possible to ban Monero and much more!

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