Privacy coins Zcash and Monero face delisting by crypto exchanges

OKX, a major cryptocurrency exchange, announced its decision to delist 20 spot trading pairs in the new year.

Among the tokens listed are several privacy-focused cryptocurrencies, including the three largest: Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC), and Dash (DASH). The exchange has already suspended deposits of these crypto assets, and trading will cease on Jan. 5.

The rationale for the delisting is not specified in the announcement, published Friday, other than to say that it is “based on feedback from users” and that the tokens “do not fulfill our listing criteria.”

Other cryptoassets that are not privacy coins are also slated for delisting. Blockworks has requested clarification on the…

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