A developer of the platform company Aurora announced that from October 25, traders from the state of New York will no longer be able to place orders on positioning themselves as a “decentralized” cryptocurrency exchange International Distributed Ethereum Exchange (IDEX).
***Notice: #IDEX will begin blocking new orders from users with New York State IP addresses on Thursday, October 25th (6pm UTC). Cancels and withdrawals will remain active.
— Aurora (IDEX) *Not Giving Away ETH* (@Aurora_dao) October 24, 2018
Aurora representatives did not explain the reason for the decision. The message states that the restrictions do not apply to the withdrawal of funds and withdrawal of orders.
In the whitepaper of the project, it is indicated that IDEX is based on the idea of free banking and anyone, regardless of its geographical location or status, can use the platform. However, in reality …
In the comments to the tweet, users have subjected IDEX to merciless criticism. Someone noted that after that the platform no longer has the right to be called “decentralized”. User Joseph Todaro predicted that in six months the exchange would introduce a KYC procedure. Some have suggested that in this way IDEX developers are preparing for the FATF rules that the organization will present next year.
— el revoltoso (@e1revoltoso) October 24, 2018
— Hector #SoaRRC #Fortnite (@SniperZeroXI) October 24, 2018
— Regnar (@Regnar__) October 24, 2018
The situation with IDEX confirms the idea that the concept of “decentralized cryptocurrency exchange” is still in the air.
Earlier the head of the largest crypto exchange Binance, Changpeng Zhao, said that his company plans to introduce a public beta version of the decentralized trading platform early next year.
“Just had a productive meeting for Binance (decentralized exchange), where $BNB will be native gas, and the exchange don’t control user funds. Aiming for a public beta end of the year/early next year. Yes, we work on Saturdays, non stop!” said Zhao.
Also, the Russian blockchain-startup Waves Platform will launch a decentralized exchange (DEX) for security tokens. This was announced during the Youtube broadcast by the founder of Waves, Alexander Ivanov.