We Have No North Korean Users, - Bittrex

New York regulator have had identify two Bittrex users as North Koreans, but exchange says NYDFS was mistaken
23 April 2019   298

Bittrex Cryptocurrency Exchange this Monday reported that the regulator was wrong when it recognized its two users as North Korean citizens.

Bittrex analyzed two accounts that, according to the New York Department of Financial Services, should not have access to the American trading platform, and concluded that they already came into her field of vision during an investigation in October 2017.

South Korean residents mistakenly selected North Korea in our country dropdown menu, but we determined through country identifictation, physical and IP addresses that ALL were from South Korea.
 

Bittrex Team

Earlier, a representative of the regulator in a conversation with CoinDesk said that during the audit of Bittrex accounts this year, they identified two users from North Korea.

More may exist. At least one North Korean account was active into 2017. [along with two accounts in another sanctioned country, Iran, that were active during this year’s examination].
 

Shirin Emami

Executive deputy superintendent for banking, NYDFS

Access of such users to the exchange was one of the reasons for the refusal of Bittrex to issue a license to serve New Yorkers. The company did not agree with the charges brought against it.

Poloniex to Bring Back the Trollbox

According to Poloniex owner, the "most frequent request has been, “BRING BACK THE TROLLBOX”, a general topic chat  
19 June 2019   180

Due to numerous requests from users, the Bitcoin exchange Poloniex activated a general chat, better known as Trollbox.

You’ve been asking for it and we’re excited to tell you IT’S HAPPENING: Trollbox is back! Poloniex’s Trollbox is the original forum for traders to talk all things crypto. Our legendary mods are ready to go, armed as always with the mighty Banhammer to maintain order.
 

Poloniex Team

From now on, traders can again communicate on a wide range of topics without leaving the stock exchange, and moderators will use the legendary ban-hammers in case of violation of the rules.