Bittrex to delist privacy coins Monero, Zcash and Dash – CoinGeekJanuary 6, 2021
Yet another global digital currency exchange is delisting popular privacy coins Monero, Dash and Zcash. Bittrex announced recently that it was delisting the three, giving users until January 15 to conduct any transactions.
As the digital currency industry grows and matures, regulations are coming into effect that seek to stamp out crime and protect investors. Privacy coins, which give their users anonymity, have been the biggest casualty of these regulations.
The latest exchange to give privacy coins the boot is Bittrex.
— Bittrex (@BittrexExchange) January 1, 2021
In an accompanying notice, the exchange informed its users that they have until 23:00 UTC on January 15 to trade these currencies.
It added, “After the markets are removed, Bittrex generally seeks to provide users up to 30 days to withdraw any delisted tokens, but in certain instances the withdrawal period may be shortened. Users should withdraw any tokens before the posted withdrawal deadline.”
Bittrex didn’t give the reason for the delisting. However, given that it only delisted the three privacy coins, it’s clear that their anonymity was their downfall.
Dash, on its part, has fought back the notion that it’s a dark coin. On Twitter, Dash likened its privacy functionality to Bitcoin. Responding to Bittrex, it claimed that the label of a privacy coin is “a misnomer for Dash.” It further revealed that it had contacted the exchange to request a meeting with its compliance team to solve the “misunderstanding.”
From a technical standpoint, Dash’s privacy functionality is no greater than Bitcoin’s, making the label