カテゴリー: KYC

Bitfinex Starts Sharing Customer Tax Data with Authorities

Bitfinex, an exchange famed for its opaque banking arrangements, has begun ordering its users to submit their tax details. The platform, which is registered in the British Virgin Islands, a known tax haven, will retain this information and may share it with tax authorities in their customers’ jurisdiction. The news has caused quite a stir. […]

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EU Adopts Rules to Reduce Anonymity for Crypto Users

EU Adopts Rules to Reduce Anonymity for Crypto UsersA directive affecting the crypto sector in Europe has been adopted by the EU Council. The document updates the anti-money laundering legislation of the European Union to address, among other issues, “the risks linked to virtual currencies.” The new rules aim to reduce anonymity for both users and transactions with requirements for know-your-customer procedures that […]

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Localbitcoins Updates ToS: ‘Some Situations May Require ID’

Localbitcoins Updates ToS: 'Some Situations May Require ID'Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on traders who exchanged “significant” trade volume using the peer-to-peer platform, Localbitcoins, by receiving warnings to upload their identity before they could proceed trading. Now the Localbitcoins organization has updated its terms of service agreement which comes with a few new guidelines concerning ID verification and data retention. Also read: Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies […]

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Japanese Regulator Pressures Exchanges to Drop Privacy Coins

Japanese Regulator Pressures Exchanges to Drop Privacy CoinsJapan’s Financial Services Agency, tasked with monitoring the country’s cryptocurrency exchanges, has quietly been pressuring platforms to delist privacy coins. Coincheck has already done so in the wake of the $400 million NEM hack. If fellow exchanges follow suit, it could signal the beginning of the end for privacy coins such as zcash and monero […]

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Know Your Transaction Is the KYC of Blockchain

You’ve heard of KYC – Know Your Customer – and possibly also KYT – Know Your Transaction – but have likely yet to experience it in action. KYC have lately become the norm for crowdsale registration and exchange verification. Now, KYT is on the rise, and it threatens to blacklist bitcoiners whose cryptocurrency is deemed […]

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Germany Gets Its First Crypto Exchange for Whales

Germany Gets Its First Crypto Exchange for WhalesGermany’s VPE Wertpapierhandelsbank AG (VPE) has announced its institutional investor cryptocurrency trading services and claims them to be the first of their kind for the country. Armed with a Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (Bafin) license, in expanding its brokerage offerings VPE purports to offer “best-in-class technology” to customers, “secure and regulated.” Also read: Facebook to Be […]

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The Peer-to-Peer Cryptocurrency Exchange Hodl Hodl Doesn’t Require KYC

The Peer-to-Peer Cryptocurrency Exchange Hodl Hodl Doesn't Require KYCThis week as people hear about the peer-to-peer exchange Localbitcoins requiring identification for traders who deal in “significant” trade volumes, many of them are scouring the internet in search of decentralized exchanges that don’t require Know-Your-Customer (KYC) verification. One such trading platform called ‘Hodl Hodl’ launched its beta version this past February allowing traders to […]

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Significant Trade Volume Triggers Localbitcoins KYC Requirement

Significant Trade Volume Triggers Localbitcoins KYC RequirementAccording to a recent thread on Reddit, Localbitcoins traders allegedly have to verify their identity if they are trading “significant” volume using the peer-to-peer platform. Also Read: Meet Memo: An On-Chain Social Network Built on Bitcoin Cash Localbitcoins ‘Error’ Involves Know-Your-Customer Verification Bitcoin users are frantically searching other exchanges today that don’t require Know-Your-Customer (KYC) verification. […]

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Bitflyer Contests Reports of Insufficient Customer Verification Process

Bitflyer Contests Media Reports of Insufficient Customer Verification ProcessJapan’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Bitflyer has contested media reports that the Japanese financial regulator has deemed its user verification process to be insufficient. Nonetheless, the exchange admitted to being in talks with the authority and has implemented additional measures. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Reports of Financial Regulator’s Concerns The largest […]

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Swiss Regulations Are Driving ICOs Away

Swiss Regulations Are Driving ICOs AwayEver since ICO mania exploded in early 2017, Switzerland has served as Europe’s de facto crowdsale launchpad. Financial authorities have welcomed crypto startups, and the likes of Tezos, Mysterium, and Arcblock have all heeded that call. Guidelines laid out by Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) in February were meant to add clarity for ICOs. […]

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