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Could Gitcoin Grants address be under sanctions from the U.S. amid Tornado Cash saga?

Gnosis co-founder Martin Köppelmann created a smart contract that detects if censorship is currently taking place at the protocol level of Ethereum. This script works by the user calling the “expand” function with an address that may be subject to censorship due to its relationship with sanctioned protocols such as Tornado Cash.

The user who deploys the script receives a small hourly payment from the smart contract. When the “withdraw” function is called later, it “logs the current validator and the number of blocks passed while it may have already been called”.

A lawsuit can then be filed against the miner that produced the block that had the opportunity to include the transaction but chose not to do so. If it turns out that miners were censoring transactions, Köppelmann said, “this could provide objective data for potential decisions to cut certain validators.” said.

Gitcoin Grants Address

A smart contract was deployed to monitor Gitcoin grants address I previously funded Tornado Cash.first time withdrawal Recorded Wednesday night in trading “0x5e9c.

Following the news that the withdrawal has started, Köppelmann explained that a “competitive and automated MEV landscape” should allow a true test of block producer objectivity.

After the first on-chain interaction tells CryptoSlate

“At the moment, it is not possible to block the censorship of the producers, instead the ‘searchers’ still ignore it.because
A) Earn too little money
B) I don’t want to touch anything that might violate sanctions (I’m not sure)
C) May be censored by the MEV tool (flashbot). “

However, it is known that the first transaction was included in a block by Hiveon and that block still contains the Tornado Cache transaction. However, as reported by CryptoSlate, Ethereum’s largest mining pool, Ethermine, is believed to no longer produce blocks containing authorized addresses.

Köppelmann believes his code will succeed in on-chain research. He told CryptoSlate:

“At the end of the day, it’s still kind of free money on the table, and I’m sure someone will take it at some point.”

All eyes are on the logs of deployed smart contracts to see if Ethermine or any other miner produces a block that ignores one of the Köppelmann transactions.

As of 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday night, 1 transaction Handled with a block height of 15405412. This block was generated by Ethermine. This suggests that mining pools are not censoring transactions from all addresses associated with Tornado Cash. However, Ethermine has not yet produced a block containing transactions. tornado cache router Direct from August 10th.

The smart contract code is Github.

This story will be updated with more information.

Posted In: Censorship, Mining

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