May 29, 2024

Buterin commented on the use of the Railgun mixer.

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Journalist Colin Wu, who discovered transactions of Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin through the Railgun mixer, reminded that North Korean hackers Lazarus Group also use the tool.

The service became an alternative for them after sanctions were imposed on Tornado Cash.

Wu also referred to an FBI statement from January 2023 that assets worth over $60 million, obtained through the Harmony hacks, passed through the mixer.

The journalist’s tweet was commented on by Vitalik Buterin himself, stating that “privacy is normal.”

“Railgun uses the privacy pools protocol, which significantly complicates the ability for bad actors to join the pool without compromising users’ privacy,” he wrote.

Previously, participants in the X community explained the developer’s interest in mixers with “great attention to his person.”

It is worth noting that over the past six months, Buterin has interacted with the Railgun protocol several times. Initially, he sent small amounts there, but over time increased the sum. The last transaction on April 15 was for 100 ETH (~$325,000).

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