Proactive Measures Unveiled: Tether Safeguards Against Token Misuse

10 December 2023

In a strategic move, Tether freezes wallets associated with U.S. OFAC sanctions, signaling a proactive stance against potential misuse.

Tether, the entity responsible for the world's largest stablecoin, has taken a proactive measure by freezing the wallets of individuals sanctioned by the U.S. Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC). The move, according to Tether, aims to prevent potential token misuse and bolster security measures.

Paolo Ardoino, the new CEO, sees this as an expansion of the company's collaboration with global law enforcement. Despite previous hesitancy, Tether has now included wallets associated with the sanctioned Tornado Cash protocol in its freeze.

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Isabella Morales
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Buenos Aires native Isabella Maria Morales is an accomplished financial reporter with a Bachelor's in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires. Isabella has contributed significantly to the field, with roles as a Financial Reporter at the Buenos Aires Herald and a Senior Analyst at the Latin American Finance Review. Her interests span Latin American economic development, tango dancing, gastronomy, and travel.


John Doe from New York, 12/11/2023

Tether's proactive move is a positive step in ensuring the stability and integrity of the cryptocurrency space.

Alice Johnson from London, 12/12/2023

The collaboration between Tether and regulators sets a precedent for responsible crypto management.

David Kim from Seoul, 12/12/2023

The freeze on OFAC-sanctioned wallets aligns Tether with global compliance standards, fostering a secure environment.

Marta Rodriguez from Madrid, 12/13/2023

CEO Ardoino's leadership in strengthening ties with law enforcement showcases a commitment to accountability.

Ahmed Hassan from Dubai, 12/14/2023

Tether's decision to blacklist Tornado Cash addresses reflects a growing emphasis on preventing illicit activities.

Sophie Leroux from Paris, 12/14/2023

This move by Tether sets a positive tone for stablecoins, emphasizing their role in a regulated and secure financial landscape.

Michael Chang from Hong Kong, 12/15/2023

With Tether taking swift action, we're witnessing a maturation of the crypto industry toward responsible practices.

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