Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has said in response to Counterfactual startup co-founder Jeff Coleman that he used the mixing service Tornado Cash to donate to Ukraine.
Coleman has noted the need for mixing services in certain cases. According to him, donations in favor of Ukraine can be an example. He has said:
“Even if the government of the country where you live has your full support, you may not want the Russian authorities to have information about your actions.”
He has wondered if there were real examples of using Tornado Cash to support Ukraine. In response, Buterin has said that he interacted with the service precisely for these purposes. Buterin has said:
“My intent was protecting the recipients, not myself. The RU government knows my positions on the Ukraine issue anyway.”