30 Jan 2023 [culture]

Monero Talk interviews Tor Ekeland and Mike Hassard

In this Monero Talk episode12, Douglas Tuman3 discusses the Bitcoin Fog tumbler case4 with federal trial attorneys Tor Ekeland5 and Mike Hassard6:

[..] our client stands accused of running a Bitcoin tumbler called ‘Bitcoin Fog’ for 10 years and laundering 336 million dollars worth of drug money crypto, except there’s not a single piece of evidence that he ever operated ‘Bitcoin Fog’ .. (Tor @ 4:11)

Several related topics are also discussed in this interview, including Monero vs BTC, Tornado Cash, blockchain analysis, and some advice for the Monero community.

To learn more about the case, visit Roman Sterlingov (the defendant’s) fundraising page7.

  1. https://redirect.invidious.io/w-mksEL5DRA/ (video) 

  2. https://www.monerotalk.live/the-bitcoin-fog-mixer-case-puts-the-blockchain-analytics-ecosystem-on-trial-mike-tor (audio) 

  3. https://nitter.net/DouglasTuman/ 

  4. https://www.wired.com/story/bitcoin-fog-roman-sterlingov-blockchain-analysis/ 

  5. https://nitter.net/TorEkelandPLLC/ 

  6. https://nitter.net/mikehassard/ 

  7. https://www.torekeland.com/roman-sterlingov/