Poloniex exchange drops KYC for withdrawals of up to $10,000 per day

Poloniex, the cryptocurrency exchange that recently spun off from its parent firm Circle, has introduced a new "level 1" account tier that has no KYC (know-your-customer) requirements.

The level 1 account tier allows new users to withdraw up to $10,000 per day, using only a verified email address and password. The account also allows “unlimited” deposits and spot trading.


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Poloniex said the move has been taken based on customer feedback. Binance also allows withdrawals of up to 2 bitcoins (currently worth ~$15,000) with no KYC. OKEx also had a similar feature, but it recently banned unverified users from withdrawing funds due to China’s crackdown on the crypto sector.

Poloniex further said that users of level 1 account can also participate in other services, such as staking. The exchange will also begin unfreezing and upgrading existing unverified accounts to level 1.

Poloniex currently doesn’t serve U.S. customers - a move it took when it spun out of Circle in October. Poloniex has also seen a rebound in its market share since the spin-out, hitting above 2% market share on certain days for the first time in several months. It remains to be seen whether the exchange can sustain the rebound.

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