The New York Police Department has published a six-page report that explains its use policy for digital currency transaction analysis.
The new KYC laws will affect financial services providers and will require the use of social security numbers, which contravenes privacy laws.
There is no Fourth Amendment expectation of privacy in the user information stored either on exchanges like Coinbase or the blockchain.
The cryptocurrency exchange has frozen funds of one of its traders after he attempted to withdraw tokens into a privacy wallet.
If you want to understand Bitcoin, sooner or later you’ll have to get to grips with questions of privacy, anonymity, pseudonymity and other tricky matters.