Yet another global digital currency exchange is delisting popular privacy coins Monero, Dash and Zcash. Bittrex announced recently that it was delisting the three, giving users until January 15 to conduct any transactions. As the digital currency industry grows and matures, regulations are coming into effect that seek to stamp out crime and protect investors. Privacy coins, which give their users anonymity, have been the biggest casualty of these regulations. The latest exchange to give privacy coins the boot is Bittrex. https:\/\/twitter.com\/BittrexExchange\/status\/1345056010981892096 In an accompanying notice, the exchange informed its users that they have until 23:00 UTC on January 15 to trade these currencies. It added, \u201cAfter the markets are removed, Bittrex generally seeks to provide users up to 30 days to withdraw any delisted tokens, but in certain instances the withdrawal period may be shortened. Users should withdraw any tokens before the posted withdrawal deadline.\u201d Bittrex didn\u2019t give the reason for the delisting. However, given that it only delisted the three privacy coins, it\u2019s clear that their anonymity was their downfall. Dash, on its part, has fought back the notion that it\u2019s a dark coin. On Twitter, Dash likened its privacy functionality to Bitcoin. Responding to Bittrex, it claimed that the label of a privacy coin is \u201ca misnomer for Dash.\u201d It further revealed that it had contacted the exchange to request a meeting with its compliance team to solve the \u201cmisunderstanding.\u201d https:\/\/twitter.com\/Dashpay\/status\/1345093269919854592 However, it\u2019s to be remembered that Dash was originally named Darkcoin, with its key selling point at the time being its near-anonymous transactions. The crackdown on dark coins comes as a little surprise to digital currency enthusiasts, especially the Bitcoin SV community. For several months now, several key figures in the BSV community have called out these coins for enabling crime and tainting the industry\u2019s budding reputation. Moreover, the BSV community has continued to call for and work with regulators to stamp out crime. Founding President of the Bitcoin Association Jimmy Nguyen had this to say on the delisting: \u201cLight ultimately WINs over darkness. With its Satoshi Vision, Bitcoin was designed to be light - providing transparency for a more honest world.\u201d https:\/\/twitter.com\/JimmyWinSV\/status\/1345131922733764608 Other global exchanges have continued to delist dark coins as regulations catch up. In November last year, ShapeShift delisted the three due to regulatory concerns. Huobi and Bithumb have also delisted Monero in the past year. Follow\u00a0CoinGeek\u2019s Crypto Crime Cartel\u00a0series, which delves into the stream of groups\u2014from\u00a0BitMEX\u00a0to\u00a0Binance,\u00a0Bitcoin.com,\u00a0Blockstream,\u00a0ShapeShift,\u00a0Coinbase,\u00a0Ripple\u00a0and\u00a0Ethereum\u2014who have co-opted the digital asset revolution and turned the industry into a minefield for na\u00efve (and even experienced) players in the market.