Gibson Dunn Digital Assets Recent Updates – September 2023


September 18, 2023

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We are pleased to provide you with the next edition of Gibson Dunn’s digital assets regular update. This update covers recent legal news regarding all types of digital assets, including cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, CBDCs, and NFTs, as well as other blockchain and Web3 technologies. Thank you for your interest.

Enforcement Actions

United States

  1. Feds Charge Tornado Cash Developers Facilitated $1 Billion in Money Laundering

On August 23, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office brought charges in the Southern District of New York against two developers of Tornado Cash, Roman Storm and Roman Semenov. Tornado Cash is a crypto application that obscures the source of assets transferred through it. Prosecutors allege that more than $1 billion was laundered through Tornado Cash, including hundreds of millions by North Korea’s Lazarus Group. Charges include conspiracy to engage in money laundering, conspiracy to violate U.S. sanctions targeting North Korea, and conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money…

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