Nine coins are no longer going to be available to Poloniex’s U.S. customers due to “regulatory uncertainty,” the cryptocurrency exchange announced in a blog post. ARDR, BCN, DCR, GAME, GAS, LSK, NXT, OMNI, and REP will be disabled on May 29; U.S. customers have until then to “finalize all trades and close any positions in these assets” before they become geofenced. After that, customers will still be able to withdraw these assets as long as the exchange still offers them globally.
Jeremy Allaire, co-founder & CEO of Circle, said: "We are deeply frustrated that we needed to take these steps, which are the result of an increasingly limited environment in the US for crypto assets. Recent guidance from US regulators on what crypto assets would be deemed securities has led to these actions. We don’t agree that they should be considered securities but need to ensure we are in compliance with US law."