Following delisting, Dash pushes back against ‘privacy coin’ label

A recent tweet from Dash’s official Twitter account has invited criticism that the cryptocurrency, which once advertised its privacy features, is wilting in the face of possible regulatory scrutiny.

On Jan. 1, the US-based Bittrex exchange announced in a tweet that it would be delisting Monero, Zcash, and Dash:

The delistings follow a similar Dec. 29 announcement last week that Bittrex would be delisting XRP following a SEC lawsuit against Ripple, prompting speculation that the exchange preemptively delisted the privacy coins in anticipation of a wider regulatory crackdown.

In response, Dash announced in a tweet that they had “reached out to @BittrexExchange to request a meeting,” and that referring to DASH as a “privacy coin” is a misnomer:

As recently as 2017, however, archived screenshots from the Dash Foundation website advertise DASH as “the worlds first privacy centric crypto-currency.” The current Dash Foundation website instead now says DASH is “the leading payments cryptocurrency.”

In a recent tweet about the delisting DashPay CEO Ryan Taylor also minimized the currency’s privacy features:

While the seeming about-face has prompted jeers and criticism on Twitter, proponents have noted…

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