● That’s because such virtual currencies use complex techniques to obscure their transactional records – mainly for the purpose of hiding them from unwanted attention, such as law enforcement’s.
● The FSC is also directing that crypto exchanges implement strict know-your-customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) policies. It requires that the platforms check these details against government-issued documents such as IDs or passports.
● The exchanges will have to report their operations to authorities six months following implementation of the guidelines.
● South Korean platforms such as Okex have since been forced to delist several privacy coins to align with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) rules around money laundering.
● In the U.S., the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently awarded a contract worth $1.25 million to Chainalysis and data forensics company Integra Fec to provide it with tools that can break the privacy-focused coin, monero.
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