Roman Storm, co-founder of Tornado Cash, faces charges of operating a money laundering service and breaching the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.

Storm's legal defense argues that the software was designed to be immutable before any illicit activities occurred, making it impossible for him to conspire to launder funds.

His lawyers contend that Storm couldn't feasibly prevent sanctioned entities from using Tornado Cash, rendering the charges against him "fatally flawed."

The push for dismissal of charges, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on March 29, underscores the complexity of holding creators of decentralised financial technologies accountable under U.S. law.

The case's outcome could establish a precedent for the treatment of technology creators regarding their responsibilities and liabilities in the U.S. legal system.