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Alexey Pertsev biography: 10 things about Tornado Cash developer


Alexey Pertsev is a Russian software developer based in the Netherlands. Here are 10 more things about him:


  1. He and his wife Ksenia Malik live in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  2. He is originally from Moscow, Russia.
  3. From 2011 to 2017, he attended Maritime State University  in Vladivostok, Russia where he earned a specialist degree in computer and information systems security.
  4. In April 2017, he joined Digital Security in Moscow as a penetration tester.
  5. From July 2018 to August 2018, he was a self-employed security consultant.
  6. In August 2018, he became the chief executive officer of PepperSec, a group of whitehat hackers that provide cybersecurity services to businesses.
  7. He is a software developer for crypto-mixing service Tornado Cash, which was launched in August 2019. The service is a decentralized, non-custodial privacy solution built on Ethereum.
  8. In September 2021, he and Malik got married.
  9. On August 10, 2022, Dutch authorities arrested him in Amsterdam, his wife confirmed to The Block.
  10. He was 29 years old when he was arrested on August 10, 2022.

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