Pressured by exterior forces, two Australian exchanges have begun to delist numerous privateness cash together with Monero (XMR) and Bytecoin (BCN).
On August 24, YouTuber Alex Saunders tweeted a screenshot of what seems to be an announcement from the Australian trade, Coinspot. This announcement appeared to counsel that a number of privateness cash had been going to be delisted by August 31:
One other Twitter person alleged that CoinSpot was not the one one planning to delist privateness cash, claiming that Swiftx, one other Australian trade, was planning on doing the identical.
On the identical day, Chainalysis announced that it was partnering with CoinSpot and Coinjar “to enhance compliance requirements”. It seems that neither trade has confirmed the approaching delistings. Cointelegraph contacted CoinSpot’s buyer help asking whether or not Monero was going to be delisted. A consultant from the corporate replied, confirming the information whereas additionally alluding to the explanation behind the choice:
Since we started working in 2013 we have now confronted many cases during which stress from exterior establishments have tried to stifle or prohibit our enterprise. In every of those cases we have now all the time labored onerous to coordinate the absolute best final result for our members. We don’t take these choices flippantly as we do consider that cryptocurrency trading providers ought to be as accessible as attainable to all Australians.
The consultant assured that there might be no pressured trading of property, and customers will nonetheless be capable to withdraw their cash.
One of many currencies that was initially marked for removing by CoinSpot was Komodo’s KMD. Nonetheless, Komodo was satisfied that this was an error as KMD’s privateness characteristic has been disabled for a very long time based on the venture’s CTO Kadan Stadelmann:
Komodo doesn’t have the privateness characteristic enabled for a very long time. We’ve a authorized opinion backing this declare. So though the Komodo Platform does provide privateness tech, the Komodo Token (KMD) itself doesn’t provide privateness know-how.
Stadelman confirmed to Cointelegraph that the problem has since been resolved and KMD won’t be delisted from CoinSpot. AtomicDEX, a decentralized trade that’s constructed on Komodo’s know-how, at the moment lists Zcash, however not Monero.
Main exchanges have no intention of jeopardizing their businesses with a view to make these property accessible to the customers.