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Binance Introduces $100 Million Decentralized Finance or DeFi Fund for “High-Quality” Projects

Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, is launching a $100 million seed fund in order to “empower” emerging initiatives in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space. These DeFi projects will run on the Binance Smart Chain, a new blockchain network launched by the exchange to support… Read More

Binance CEO Admits Exchange has to List Risky DeFi Coins, otherwise Traffic Goes to Others, Making them “Obsolete”

Zhao Changpeng

Changpeng Zhao or “CZ”, the CEO at Binance, the world’s largest digital asset exchange, has admitted that the trading platform must list new coins, regardless of whether it’s completely sure of the legitimacy of their business model, in order to remain competitive. Zhao noted: “If… Read More

Decentralized or Non-Custodial Crypto Exchange Aggregator 1inch Secures $2.8 Million in Capital via Round Led by Binance Labs

Decentralized or non-custodial crypto exchange (DEX) aggregator 1inch.exchange has reportedly secured $2.8 million in capital via an external investment round that was led by Binance Labs. FTX, Galaxy Digital, Dragonfly Capital, and several other investors also took part in the 1inch’s round. Loi Luu, the… Read More

Binance Makes Mining Easy with New Mining Pool Option

Crypto exchange Binance has launched “Binance Pool,” a mining platform that is described as being dedicated to the development of the global crypto mining industry and empowering miners. Binance Pool is integrated into the growing Binance ecosystem, allowing users access to its suite of derivatives products… Read More

BUSD: Binance Partners with BitPay on Stablecoin Payments

Crypto exchange Binance has partnered with BitPay, a provider of blockchain payment services, to “drive adoption of Binance’s stablecoin, BUSD. According to a note from Binance, BitPay will enable merchants to accept BUSD around the world. Support for BUSD in the BitPay wallet goes live… Read More

It’s Official: Binance Buys CoinMarketCap for Undisclosed Amount

Binance has officially announced its acquisition of CoinMarketCap. It was reported earlier this week that an announcement of the purchase was pending. The rumored purchase price placed the acquisition at around $400 million making it one of the biggest crypto-focused acquisitions to date. Binance did not… Read More

Binance to Acquire CoinMarketCap for $400 Million: Report

Zhao Changpeng

Crypto exchange Binance is acquiring CoinMarketCap for up to $400 million, according to a report by the Block. People familiar with the pending transaction said the deal was due to CoinMarketCap’s ability to drive traffic and thus potentially boost utilization of Binance. CoinMarketCap was founded… Read More

Binance to Offer Crypto to Fiat Gateways in South Africa, Will Donate $1 Million to Support Blockchain-focused Education Programs

Zhao Changpeng

Changpeng Zhao, CEO at Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by adjusted trading volume, has revealed that the firm will introduce a fiat gateway for South African digital asset traders, which will allow them to make deposits in Rands. The announcement was made during the… Read More

Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance Partners Major Turkish Bank Akbank to Launch Fiat On-Ramp for Turkish Lira

Malta-based crypto asset exchange Binance recently revealed that its fiat on-ramp for the Turkish Lira has officially launched.  Binance has teamed up with Akbank, one of the largest banks in Turkey, in order to introduce the new fiat gateway. Binance’s users in Turkey now have… Read More

Malta’s Authorities Remain Committed to Making Country a “Blockchain Island,” Despite Binance and Other Crypto Exchanges Not Being Licensed

Malta’s financial regulators clarified last week that Binance, the world’s largest digital asset exchange by adjusted trading volume, is not licensed “to operate in the cryptocurrency sphere” within the island nation.  The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has not yet issued operational licenses to any… Read More

Malta Financial Services Authority Says Binance Is Not Authorized by the Regulator to Operate in Country’s Crypto Industry

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), the nation’s financial regulator, released a statement on February 21, claiming that it never actually regulated Binance, the world’s largest crypto-asset exchange in terms of adjusted trading volume.  To quote the MFSA: Following a report in a section of… Read More

Binance’s Singapore Division Applies for License Under Country’s New Payment Services Act

Malta-based digital asset exchange Binance’s Singapore division has applied for a new payments license under the city-state’s new Payment Services Act, which became effective on January 28, 2020. Changpeng Zhao, CEO at Binance, the world’s largest crypto-asset exchange in terms of adjusted trading volume, confirmed:… Read More

Malta-based Digital Asset Exchange Binance to Support Euro Trading Against BTC, ETH, XRP, BNB

Malta-based digital asset exchange Binance has announced that it will be supporting euro (EUR) trading against six major cryptocurrencies, as part of the global platform’s latest fiat-focused expansion. According to Binance’s latest blog post, the exchange enabled trading for EUR pairs at 8am on January… Read More

Russian Ruble Will Reportedly Be First Fiat-Crypto Trading Option on Binance, New Bitcoin Cash Pegged Token Listed

Malta-based digital asset exchange Binance is planning to launch its first fiat-to-cryptocurrency trading pairs. While attending the Open Innovations 2019 conference in Moscow this week, Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao said that fiat-to-crypto options would be introduced soon, starting with the Russian ruble. Zhao stated:… Read More

Alipay Says It’s Not Servicing Crypto Trades, But is It?

Following a confirmation from CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) on Twitter yesterday that the Binance cryptocurrency exchange will soon allow customers to their trading accounts using Alipay and WeChat, Alipay has tweeted to deny Zhao’s announcement, stating: “NO, you cannot…There’re several reports about @Alipay being used for… Read More

ISO’s Information Security Accreditation Awarded to World’s Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance

Binance, reportedly the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by adjusted trading volume, revealed that it has been granted an information security accreditation after adhering to standards outlined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). In order to satisfy the internationally recognized ISO/IEC 27001 standard, Binance’s management… Read More

World’s Largest Crypto Exchange Binance Invests in Chinese Media Firm Mars Finance

Malta-based Binance, the world’s largest crypto asset exchange by adjusted trading volume, has invested in Mars Finance, a Chinese media and data source company. Although the exact amount invested has not been shared publicly, the company is valued at $200 million, according to a press… Read More

Binance, World’s Largest Crypto Trading Platform, Acquires JEX Derivatives Exchange

Zhao Changpeng

Binance, a platform reportedly handling 55% of the world’s crypto trading traffic, has acquired a crypto derivatives platform called JEX, Binance has announced: “JEX will join the Binance ecosystem as Binance JEX and focus on further building the cryptoasset derivatives market, providing Binance users with professional… Read More

Are You Still HODLing? “CZ Binance” Says Bitcoin Volatility Likely to Increase as More Exchanges Add Margin Trading

Bitcoin’s recent rollercoaster ride, involving multiple thousand-dollar fluctuations between $9000 and $14 000 USD within very short time frames (sometimes less than 2 hours) is being brought about by an increase in leverage available at exchanges, “CZ Binance” told Bloomberg recently. Changpeng Zhao or “CZ”… Read More

Binance Blocks US Customers, Opens Dedicated US Trading Platform

One day after announcing the creation of a dedicated cryptocurrency trading platform for US customers, Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, has modified its terms of service to exclude “any U.S. person.” The change comes under the subheading “Prohibition of Use” in the… Read More

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