The Monero community calls for the removal of its XMR from exchanges
If the Monero community chose today’s date for a massive withdrawal of XMRthis is because it is the eighth anniversary of the launch of anonymous cryptocurrency. A few days ago, Seth Simmons, a Monero enthusiast and strong privacy advocate, explained that he suspected that exchanges didn’t necessarily own all the XMR they were selling :
Stock exchanges are becoming more and more like paper #Monero and lie about the amount they have to customers.
Deactivate, remove these keys from exchanges and actually own your $XMR: https://t.co/L9dCWRk4Na https://t.co/wqyfh84SEN
— Seth for Privacy (@sethforprivacy) April 14, 2022
According to him, and several other members of the Monero community, centralized exchanges could indeed sell XMR that they do not own, counting on the fact that buyers will leave their cryptocurrencies in their account, without withdrawing them. . This would of course be possible by the anonymity of the Monero networkwhich, unlike Bitcoin for example, does not allow all transactions to be tracked.
According to Monero enthusiasts, massively withdrawing their XMR from trading platforms would thus force them to indirectly admit this fact, and therefore to buyto meet investor demands.
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The idea was floated on Reddit by user bawdyanarchist. He notes that many exchanges have already shown their hostility to XMRby delisting the cryptocurrency, or simply prohibiting withdrawals. He therefore wishes to force their hand:
“Monero’s obfuscated ledger has allowed some exchanges to misrepresent the state of their reservesand sell XMR that they don’t actually own. This knowing that far too many of us will never retire, and no one can see the on-chain evidence of their misdeeds.»
Given the nature of XMR, one will of course not be able to see on the blockchain to what extent the movement will be followed today. Possible suspensions of withdrawals on exchange platforms could however give an indication if they take place, and confirm the statements of the community.
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