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The decentralized exchange Uniswap has blocked 253 crypto addresses in the last four months. She worked on it with TRM Labs, a blockchain analysis company. The reason for the blocking: a connection to stolen funds.
This is the first time that Uniswap has published data related to the blocking of wallets. The stolen funds were related to transaction mixing services. This includes Tornado Cash.
Uniswap software engineer Jordan Frankfurt has made the data regarding the embezzlement available on GitHub. According to Yearn Finance, the developer Banteg had posted a tweet. According to this, Uniswap had blocked 253 crypto addresses.
uniswap has provided an unusual level of transparency re their frontend censoring via trm labs.
they have even shared the logs from their server.
i’ve saved and analyzed them. pic.twitter.com/tmSfAmUdFj
– banteg (@bantg) August 19, 2022
In one of the tweets, Banteg comments on the “frontend censorship by TRM Labs” that Uniswap offered an unusual level of transparency. Background: Uniswap entered into a partnership with TRM Labs at the beginning of this year. The organization is responsible for blacklisting crypto addresses associated with sanctions and crypto-related illegal activities.
Uniswap: What are the risk factors?
At first, it was unclear how many crypto addresses Uniswap blacklisted in cooperation with the TRM Labs Gated Front End.
Later it was mentioned that 253 addresses ended up on the blacklist and 30 addresses ENS (Ethereum Name Service) Domain names are. The developers also found that there were a total of seven different types of risk factor categories and two risk levels.
Banteg also comments that…:
“…both the possession and the fact that one is a counterparty to a “bad” address can be checked and contribute to the blocking.“
In addition, there are three key points that make up Uniswap. The first is the code that runs on the blockchain and anyone can interact with it.
The second is a front-end website that provides a way to interact with the code. And thirdly: a company that develops the protocol on which the front-end website runs.
The company is based in the USA. The blocking of the crypto addresses will be done at the front-end level.
What seven types of crimes are highlighted?
According to the comments on GitHub, Frankfurt, the software engineer of Uniswap, had initially blocked the addresses that were indirectly associated with the sanctioned addresses. However, this was withdrawn.
The graph posted on GitHub names the seven types of misconduct that TRM Labs pays attention to when verifying addresses. Stolen funds from the transaction mixer, sanctioned addresses, additional funds from known fraud cases are the four main categories that are most often recognized.
The remaining categories include funds for the financing of terrorism. In addition, money from hackers and also cases of sexual coercion of children.
According to Banteg, 30 of these addresses were identified with ENS names (Ethereum Name Service) in order to simplify the process of transferring crypto payments to these wallets.
Proof of text: Bitcoinist
Last updated on August 21, 2022
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