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Coinbase to track off-platform crypto transfers in Canada, Singapore, Japan


Coinbase has stated that it will begin collecting extra information from users in Canada, Singapore, and Japan in the near future, citing compliance with local regulations.

Users from Canada, Singapore, and Japan will be forced to supply additional information starting April 1. When sending cryptocurrency to a different (non-Coinbase) platform.

Singaporean and Japanese investors will have to give more information about the recipient for each off-platform transaction. However, Canadians sending less than $801 (1,000 CAD) will not experience the same requirements.

Screenshot of Coinbase requesting recipient information from Canadian users. Source: Coinbase

Canadian customers will have to provide the recipient’s full name and residential address, as indicated in the screenshot above.

Furthermore, Canadian users who meet the aforementioned two criteria will legally have to submit the recipient’s (self) information. When transferring funds between their own cryptocurrency wallets.

Coinbase, on the other hand, will be required by both Japanese and Singaporean regulations to collect information about the beneficiaries from local investors for every single off-platform transaction, regardless of the transaction amount.

Screenshot of Coinbase requesting recipient information from Singaporean users. Source: Coinbase

Investors from Japan, like Canadians, must provide information. Such as the recipient’s full name and address. As well as the name of the cryptocurrency exchange that will be handling the wallet.

Users in Singapore will simply need the recipient’s name and country of residence, not their residential address. The user will be unable to transmit cryptocurrency out of the Coinbase platform for the jurisdictions in question if they do not provide the required information.

In order not to face the soon-to-be-active law, Coinbase users who no longer reside in certain areas must amend their country of registration.

Strict laws are paving the way for mass crypto adoption

In many jurisdictions, strict laws ostensibly aimed at protecting investors are paving the way for mass crypto adoption. Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced a nationwide ban on cryptocurrency payments beginning April 2022.

In addition to this law, the SEC has proposed a new rule that, if implemented, will require Thai-based crypto firms — brokers, exchanges, and dealers — to publish information on service quality and IT utilisation.

According to a joint investigation conducted by the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Bank of Thailand (BOT), They reached the following conclusions:

“Crypto payments may have an impact on the financial system’s and entire economic system’s stability. As well as threats to individuals and enterprises.”

Crypto firms may still face SEC penalties for self-reporting securities laws violations

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