US Department of Justice Is Criminalizing Onchain Privacy, Starting With Mixers

US Department of Justice Is Criminalizing Onchain Privacy, Starting With Mixers – Bitcoin News

The American government’s long-running war on privacy escalated this week following the arrest of Coin Ninja’s Larry Harmon on money laundering charges. A Department of Justice statement that “seeking to obscure virtual currency transactions in this way [using mixers] is a crime” means that bitcoiners risk prosecution simply for exercising their right to privacy.