Coinbase/GDAX require SSN and drivers license. Why?

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Why does GDAX and Coinbase require personal info like SSN and drivers license? Here's why. Topics include: Coinbase and GDAX require personal information to sign up. KYC rules and AML regulations. Government regulations. Sign up for GDAX/Coinbase with the deeplizard link here: https://www.coinbase.com/join/5934c12567d6760847b9a8dd Support deeplizard: Bitcoin: 1AFgm3fLTiG5pNPgnfkKdsktgxLCMYpxCN Litecoin: LTZ2AUGpDmFm85y89PFFvVR5QmfX6Rfzg3 Ether: 0x9105cd0ecbc921ad19f6d5f9dd249735da8269ef Links: https://support.coinbase.com/customer/en/portal/articles/1220621-identity-verification https://support.gdax.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2437862-identity-verification-for-gdax-registration https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Know_your_customer http://www.cftc.gov/IndustryOversight/AntiMoneyLaundering/index.htm