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The CEO of one of the biggest exchanges in the world tells everyone to get their Bitcoin off of exchanges

Regulators in Canada have come out in full force to request Crypto Asset providers to provide info or lock accounts for individuals linked to the protests and those who have donated to the movement. Jesse Powell, the founder of one of the biggest exchanges in the world, Kraken, has publicly advised people to move their crypto assets off of exchanges and into self-custody. 

The real reasons why you shouldn’t keep your Bitcoin on exchanges

You may have heard about the famous exchange hack on Mt. Gox where hundreds of thousands of Bitcoin were stolen from users. Bitcoiners learnt a very valuable lesson from that, and since then around 75-78% of Bitcoin is kept in cold storage, and off exchanges. 

This wasn’t the last hack. There was one 2 months ago, on the Japanese exchange, Liquid, where around $80m in Crypto was stolen.

Bitcoin Self-custody Essentials

A basic guide for Bitcoin self-custody. The do’s and don’ts of managing your private keys to ensure that you always remain in control of your Bitcoin. It is a vital step in the direction of self-sovereignty. Bitcoin was designed exactly for this method of ownership. Self-custody brings the promise of freedom, but requires that you take extreme ownership of the assets under your control.