The following bitcoin addresses have been placed on a sanctions list by US authorities:

149w62rY42aZBox8fGcmqNsXUzSStKeq8C 1AjZPMsnmpdK2Rv9KQNfMurTXinscVro9V

I wonder what will come of this? What happens if those addresses start spamming random active addresses on the blockchain with small amount of BTC? This sanction will be very messy and difficult to enforce lol.


@htimsxela Running a bitcoin node is a form of free speech. The state cannot compel or suppress free speech, so it can neither compel us to run software that rejects transactions nor prevent us from running software that validates transactions. They may confiscate funds from a KYC exchange but I think that's the limit of enforcement.

@r251d I saw someone on Twitter say "now it is up to the US govt to build and then convince a majority of bitcoin users to run software that sanctions these addresses" hehe

Futility aside, I think it will be interesting to see how this plays out, at least socially.

I *don't* think its a good thing though. Destroying fungibility is an attack on bitcoin, I think in the future it might become a serious point of contention.

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