FATF rules halt privacy coins trading
The reason, said the exchange, is that as since they are focused on privacy, the coins fall foul of new guidelines set out by the intergovernmental body the Financial Action Task Force, or FATF.
“Support for trading of 5 different cryptocurrencies, XMR, DASH, ZEC, ZEN, SBTC, will be terminated,” the blog post reads.
As Cointelegraph reported, the sweeping changes to crypto transaction rules demand businesses to identify the two parties sending funds to each other if a transaction is worth more than around $1,000.
More exchanges could follow
The five cryptocurrencies outlined by OKEx all make it all but impossible to identify the sender and recipient of a transaction by design.
An OKEx representative told Cointelegraph that the coins will be delisted only on OKEx.co.kr. But they will remain listed on the global OKEx platform.