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A tornado of computer parts and wires.

In this episode, Geoff White (https://x.com/geoffwhite247) tells us what happened to Axie Infinity and Tornado cash. It’s a digital heist of epic proportions that changed everything.

This story comes from part of Geoff’s book “Rinsed” which goes into the world of money laundering. Get yours here https://amzn.to/3VJs7pb.


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Darknet Diaries is created by Jack Rhysider.

This episode was researched and written by Fiona Guy.

Assembled by Tristan Ledger.

Episode artwork by odibagas.

Mixing by Proximity Sound.

Theme music created by Breakmaster Cylinder. Theme song available for listen and download at bandcamp. Or listen to it on Spotify.



JACK: Alright, light’s red. We’re recording. Hey, Tortoni. You’re looking great today. Still writing, I see. See, here in my studio, which is just my closet, I have a picture on the wall made by Edouard Manet. It’s a picture of a fine-looking gentleman sitting at a table writing something down. I call him Tortoni, but that’s not his name. This picture has captured my imagination and curiosity for countless hours. I stare into it and I just fall into an abyss. But the thing about this picture is that it’s not the content or even who made it. It’s that

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