Alt-right clown Milo Yiannopoulos got kicked off of crypto trading platform Coinbase in just three minutes—a record no doubt. He had previously been banned from funding site Patreon after just one day. Unlike a digital crypto wallet, the U.S.-based exchange follows a strict KYC (know-your-customer) protocol that involves submitting proof of ID to get your Coinbase Pro account working. So while Bitcoin is free and open, Milo’s ability to link it to a U.S. bank account is not.
Bittrex announced this week that New York State users will have to close their accounts by June 9, 2018 due to regulatory issues. “We regret to notify you that Bittrex will be ceasing all operations for New York residents,” Bittrex said via email on April 10, 2019. “All trading for New York customers will be halted on April 11, 2019 at close of business (COB) with all account access disabled on June 9, 2019 at COB.”
It seems everyone has gotten to the bottom of Monday’s rally and—whoddathunkit?—it might have been an April Fool’s Day joke. Sure, there were a few jokes floating around the cryptoverse but one in particular is suspected to have ignited buy orders and short squeezes.