Some users of the Ethereum mixer Tornado Cash are accidentally blowing their cover, according to new research

Quick Take

  • New research suggests that users of Tornado Cash, an Ethereum-based mixer that is supposed to enable anonymous withdrawals, are making mistakes that compromise their anonymity
  • One explanation could be that these are test transactions, but even if that’s true they could still undermine the privacy of real users
Users of Tornado Cash — an Ethereum-based mixer that uses zero-knowledge proofs to let users withdraw funds anonymously — are apparently mishandling the tool and thus risk revealing their identities, according to new research.

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