The official Tornado Cash presence built by the DAO, for the greater community.

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A One-Stop Hub for Everything Tornado Cash

Welcome to the official site of Tornado Cash post-sanctions. This website has been put together by privacy advocates and members of the DAO to provide everyone with latest Tornado Cash updates, official links to keep everyone SAFU, and resources to learn about the protocol. Note that this website is intended solely as a learning/resource hub, the Tornado Cash app is not hosted within here.

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Tornado Cash Sanctions: A Chronological Sequence of Events

May 10, 202415 min read

Governments globally and their regulators have faced a huge dilemma in recent years. On one hand, they want to provide the freedom for innovation in the cryptocurrency; on the other,…

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Troubleshooting Common Tornado Cash Errors

Jun 24, 20246 min read

Tornado Cash is a decentralized, non-custodial privacy solution built on Ethereum and other EVM-compatible blockchains. Since it was sanctioned by the U.S Treasury in 2022, users have encountered various errors…

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Exploring zk-SNARKs: The Impressive Tech Behind Tornado Cash

May 16, 202421 min read

Till this day, privacy remains of concern for users and developers alike in the world of blockchain technology. Out of the many privacy focused solutions that have emerged, zk-SNARKs stand…

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Tornado Cash, and how does it work?

Tornado Cash is a fully decentralized, non-custodial privacy solution that is built on Ethereum and several other EVM-compatible chains. It allows users to make private transactions by breaking the on-chain link between sender and recipient. To find out more, everything you need to know is available here.

Is Tornado Cash safe to use after sanctions?

Yes. However, as its online presence is in a highly fractious state at the moment, do check that you are using only official links for engaging or transacting with the protocol.

Is the Tornado Cash protocol secure?

Yes, Tornado Cash employs zk-SNARKs (zero-knowledge succinct non-interactive arguments of knowledge) to ensure privacy without compromising security. This cryptographic technique allows users to prove possession of certain information (in this case, the funds) without revealing the information itself. Additionally, Tornado Cash undergoes continuous code reviews by the community to mitigate potential vulnerabilities and risks.

Can I trust Tornado Cash with my funds?

Tornado Cash is a decentralized protocol, meaning it operates without the need for a central authority or custodian. Users retain full control over their funds throughout the anonymization process. However, as with any DeFi protocol, users should exercise caution, ensure they understand how Tornado Cash works, and use reputable sources to interact with the protocol to mitigate risks associated with smart contract vulnerabilities or fraudulent activity.

What are the fees associated with using Tornado Cash?

Tornado Cash charges a small fee during each withdrawal, should a relayer be used. Also, there is the default gas fee for every transaction (regardless deposit or withdrawal) that will vary depending on network congestion.

How do I use Tornado Cash?

It is as simple as visiting the Tornado Cash app to deposit and withdraw. Refer to a detailed step-by-step guide here.