KYCNOT.ME is a page where you can find a curated list of non-kyc crypto services. The list and the page is maintained by Pluja alone. The page provides with lists of exchanges and services with a review for each service and some automated checks to help users choose the best option for their needs without having to face a KYC or AML process.
Table of contents
- Why this?
- Why only Bitcoin and Monero?
- How is KYCNOT.ME funded?
- Why is "X" not listed?
- Will "X" feature be implemented?
- Why Open Source?
- Website has trackers?
- I'm not a web developer!
- Listing criteria and evaluations
- Support and donations
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, FED, etc.).
KYC and AML 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 fully yours, they own your keys (if there are any keys that belong to you). 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.
Why only Bitcoin and Monero?
Bitcoin because is the biggest, with the most market cap, most adoption and most used among all cryptos. Monero because it is the true digital money, the only one that preserves privacy by design and brings true fungibility.
I am considering adding Nano too.
How is KYCNOT.ME funded?
I pay for everything myself and I dedicated a lot of my free-time on this project. If you find this useful you can contribute by donating or helping the project :)
Why is "X" 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 a Exchange/Merchant/Service I need to make some investigation in order to be sure that it compiles with the KYCNOT.ME requirements. So one of the reasons, if it was suggested is that 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 recieve.
Will X feature be implemented?
Again, I'm alone with this. I would love to be implementing a lot of thing I have in mind but time is limited and I am not fulltime on this, in fact I have a job and several personal projects at the moment. The time I am dedicating to kycnot.me is limited and I would really like to be able to dedicate it much more time.
As I will always say, contributors are very welcome.
Why Open Source?
Well, it's not a very big service / project (maybe in the future will grow) but I really believe in Open Source. I want people to be able to contribute with it, request features, to make suggestions and I want as well to interact with them. I am not a company, I'm a individual who wants to make the usage of cryptos fairer and try to preserve its good characteristics.
Website has trackers?
FYI: I'm not a web developer!
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!