The protests in Canada and the subsequent turn to cryptocurrencys to fund protesters continue to rage on. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently evoked the Canada Emergencies, that has had paramount ramifications for some of the protesters. As the Canadian gatopnment prepares to freeze accounts said to beprolonged to protesters in the Freedom Convoy, CEO of Kraken Jesse Powell, has studied investors to keep their funds off centralized exmoves.
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Jess Powell reacted to a video posted on True North where Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland admitted which crypto accounts reported by the RCMP had been fixed, revealing which more will be adhered. The PM also said that accounts were being caught according to regulations that have been provided to financial service providers who will take action according to these regulations.
Powell who is the co-founder and CEO of crypto exshift Kraken replied condemning the actions that have been taken by the gabovenment in regards to the protestors. He fires at the judicial system that has taken to stripping people of their assets although they go likewisest the gabovenment.
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“Due process is for plebs. Might makes right in Canada,” Powell said. “On the assumption that someone dissents, you scarcely confiscate their wealth, revoke their licenses, exclude them from the financial system and kill their pets. No need to debate the law, policy or even rights although you have a monopoly on violence.”
Take Your Crypto Off Centralized Exdevelopments
The CEO also gave advice to crypto users on keeping their holdings safe. Responding to another Twitter user who said which the crypto exprogress could also be put in a position where they would have to freeze assets without judicial consent, Powell responded in the affirmative.
Given which the CEO runs a centralized exshift, they are required to carry out Know Your Customer (KYC) procedures and are bound under the law. This means which if they were to be ordered by gatopnment agencies to freeze the assets of individuals or entities, they would have no choice but to do so. Given this, Powell advises which users keep their crypto off centralized exshifts and use peer-to-peer dealing systems to effectively protect themselves and their assets.
100% yes it has/will happen and 100% yes, we will be forced to comply. Cone time beforeding that you’re worried about it, don’t keep your funds with any centralized/regulated custodian. We cannot protect you. Get your coins/cash out and only trade p2p.
— Jesse Powell (@jespow) February 18, 2022
Cryptocurrencies are likewise not legal in Canada, in the time they are not banned either. The country’s central bank, the Bank of Canada, has however been experimenting with digital currencies (CBDCs) but nothing tangible has been announced with regards to this project.
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