Find NON-KYC exchanges and services to use and spend your crypto anonymously.
Cryptocurrencies are meant to make a change on the way we pay and exchange goods. They are made to untie the dependency between the users (customers) and the centralized entities that are in control (law enforced) of our economy (e.g. Banks and Governments).
KYC and AML enforcing exchanges are the most common nowadays, they act exactly like a bank when using their wallets (most newbies or “traders” do so). You (usually) don't own any private key, so the funds aren't yours, they own your keys. More precisely, they make you a promise that you own a part of THEIR holdings. They also require you to identify yourself in order to operate there (e.g. photo of your ID). All of this together goes against the most valuable benefits of cryptocurrencies.
With KYCNOT.ME I want to make it easier for people to find trustworthy ways to buy, exchange, trade and use cryptos without needing to identify themselves, and preserving the decentralized and self-governed essence of Cryptocurrencies.
What is KYC
KYC stands for "Know Your Customer", a process designed to protect financial institutions against fraud, corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing. Or at least this is what they want you to believe.
The truth is that KYC is a threat to our freedom. KYC is a direct attack on our privacy and puts us in disadvantage against the governments. True criminals don't care about KYC policies. True criminals know perfectly how to avoid such policies.
In fact, they normally use the FIAT system and don't even need to use cryptocurrencies. Banks are the biggest money launders, the HSBC scandal, Nordea or Swedbank are just some examples.
KYC only affects small individuals like me and you. It is an annoying procedure that obligates you to give your personal information to a third party in order to buy, use or unlock your funds. We should start boycotting such companies.
Why only Bitcoin and Monero
Bitcoin: it is the most well-known cryptocurrency. It's widespread and has the biggest market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies.
Monero: if digital cash was to exist, it should be like Monero. Fungible, private by design, fast and pretty low fees. Also, one of the oldest cryptocurrencies.
No other currencies will be added. Most sites listed here also accept other cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum or Litecoin.
As an individual I can't guarantee that any of the listed services changes their terms and conditions at some point. If you find that one of the listed services is requiring KYC, please contact me.
Services that appear as verified have been tested personally by me. This is a better guarantee than nothing, but still there could be cases where the service turns into a scam in a future after my validation, or they may disappear. This is why I can't give any strong guarantee on any of the listed services. Please, always make your own research, kycnot.me is a list of services without guarantee.
How is KYCNOT.ME funded?
I am an individual and I fund this service myself. I pay for the domain, the server, and I use my time to maintain it. Bribes or money from anyone are not and will never be accepted in exchange for being listed or for a good score. If you want to contribute, do it because you find this site useful. You can donate, contribute or use referral links.
Why X is not listed?
There may be many answers to this question. For now, I'm alone with this project and my time is limited and before adding an Exchange/Merchant/Service I need to make some investigation in order to be sure that it compiles with the KYCNOT.ME requirements.
If you think a service can fit the KYCNOT.me requirements, please fill the request form and send it to me. I will review the request as soon as I can.
If it was already suggested, maybe I haven't had the time to investigate on it. If you're patient, I promise I will be investigating all the suggestions I receive. Also, I always answer any emails sooner or later.
Open Source and the project
Although it's not a very big project, I really believe in Open Source. I want people to be able to contribute with it, request features, make suggestions and I want as well to interact with them.
Trackers and the project
KYCNOT.me does not have trackers and never will. It does not make any third party connections from the frontend. No user data of any kind is collected. A "no-referrer" policy is enforced, so no site will know that you came from kycnot.me.
About referral links
Some websites provide referral links. You will see my referral links in a separate link that warns itself. You can choose to use the clean link or my referral, it's up to you.
Using the referral link you can help this page a little bit. But feel free to choose whatever you prefer. If you want full anonimity (i.e. you don't want to disclose where you come from), don't use them!
Although I know how to create a website and all, I am not a web developer. The website may not be sufficiently efficient or it may have some errors on the way things are done. If you notice something you can fix it and create a PR and I will merge it!
I am pretty busy with many projects going on, my work and my life. I promise I will review, check and answer everything but it may take me some time to do so.
- Complete the request form and copy the link that it will genreate.
Copy the request example body and modify to fit your needs. Please make sure you add the link generated in step 1.
Send the request mail to:
request [a t] kycnot [d o t] me
Copy the request example body and modify to fit your needs.
Send the request mail to:
request [a t] kycnot [d o t] me
- Level 0: No KYC. The exchange ToS do not mention that it will ever request the user for a KYC verification.
- Level 1: KYC is rare. The platform does not mention KYC/AML procedures as such, but the service has the right to share acquired data with representatives of the authorities and block funds or reject transactions.
- Level 2: The exchange may request KYC. Although KYC is not mandatory, the exchange reserves the right to require KYC for a certain user at a certain moment and may block funds. May be that a transaction is detected as suspicious or any other reason.
- Level 3: KYC is mandatory in order to use some features. Also, a non-KYCed user can be asked to verify their identity at any time or any moment for any reason.
A series of automated checks are performed in a daily basis; the scores for each exchange are calculated, the site status is checked to see if the site is still online and finally the ToS of the service are reviewed automatically to see if there is something suspicious added.
The information about the exchange is used to compute a score. The higher the score, the more KYCNOT-friendly is the exchange. How this score is computed can be seen in the official repository in the automated-checks.py file.
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Verified. The service has been tested successfully by KYCNOT.me
Lightning Network is available.
Cash is accepted.
Contributions of any kind are more than welcome: suggestions, recommendations, corrections, ideas... Just open an issue, email me or contact me via Session. I will reply as fast as soon as I can. Please note that I am alone with this project and my time is limited. I dedicate my free time to this.
Donations are also a huge help!
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