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Binance Reveals “Temporary Pause” of Bitcoin Withdrawals [u]

Changpeng Zhao (CZ), founder and CEO of Binance – the world’s largest crypto exchange has tweeted that Binance has “temporarily” halted withdrawals of Bitcoin. CZ said the pause was due to a technical glitch and all funds were safe – adding that things should be… Read More

Binance Gains Crypto Asset Service Provider License in Bahrain

Binance has received a crypto asset license from the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB), according to the crypto exchange. This is Binance’s first digital asset-specific license. The company said approval by the CBB demonstrated its commitment to being in regulatory compliance as the first of… Read More

Binance States that it Follows Rules on Sanctions Against Russia: Crypto is “too traceable”

There has been a fair amount of discussion regarding Russia using crypto to evade sanctions. First, crypto as a market is simply too small to be an effective tool for the Russian government to utilize it to mitigate the full impact of the economic blockade…. Read More

Binance to Donate $10M to Ukraine Humanitarian Effort

Binance, a leading crypto and blockchain infrastructure provider, has committed $10 million minimum to “help the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine” via its Binance Charity Foundation. As mentioned in the update, the donation will be “split between major intergovernmental organizations and nonprofit organizations already on the… Read More

Binance Canada Registered to Operate as Money Service Business, OSC Says Not So Fast [u]

Binance Canada, or Binance Canada Capital Markets, Inc., has been registered as a Money Service Business (MSB), The Calgary-based operation is registered to provide foreign exchange dealing, money transferring, and dealing in “virtual currencies.” The registration is good until December 2024. As shared with CI,… Read More

Binance Acquires Remaining Shares of Swipe, a Crypto Visa Card Firm

Binance, the largest crypto exchange in the world, has acquired the remaining shares of Swipe, a Visa card platform that enables users to spend crypto. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Binance acquired a majority portion of Swipe in 2020. According to a… Read More

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao Explains Why Digital Asset Firm Welcomes Proper Regulations for Crypto Industry

Zhao Changpeng

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao or CZ notes that there are many “misconceptions” out there about crypto and that he will address a few of them. For example, many people say that “Regulation is bad for crypto.” According to CZ, we should not hold such a simplistic… Read More

Following Investment in HG Exchange, Binance Shutters Singapore Crypto Exchange

Binance has shut down its Singapore-facing crypto exchange. The news follows a series of events that have eventually led to Binance exiting the top Asian Fintech market with a wholly owned trading platform. Binance Singapore was originally granted an exemption from holding a license under… Read More

Binance Looking for Investments from Sovereign Wealth Funds, Hopes to Offset Regulatory Pressure: Report

Binance is said to be approaching sovereign wealth funds to invest in the world’s largest crypto exchange. Binance, the largest crypto exchange in the world, has largely been able to avoid the growing concern of global financial regulators and an increasing desire to reign in… Read More

Binance Founder CZ Calls for Global Crypto Regulation

Zhao Changpeng

In a blog post on Binance today, founder Changpeng Zhao, or CZ, has issued a call for global crypto regulation to “help ensure the industry will continue to innovate responsibly while ensuring a healthy path forward for future growth.” Crypto is deemed as lacking sufficient… Read More

Former Dubai Financial Services Authority Director Appointed as Chief Regulatory Liaison Officer by Binance

The team at digital assets firm Binance notes that they are pleased to confirm the appointment of Mark McGinness, former Head of International Relations at the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). Mark joins Binance as its Chief Regulatory Liaison Officer, the announcement revealed. Binance CEO… Read More

Over 18,000 ETH Burned Since EIP-1559 Went Live on Ethereum MainNet: Report

The latest report from EthHub, the “essential” resource for Ethereum information, curated by Anthony Sassano (@sassal0x) and Eric Conner (@econoar), notes that Ethereum Improvement Proposal or EIP-1559 is now live on the Ethereum (ETH) network. Since the major upgrade went live this past week, the… Read More

Former OCC Comptroller Brian Brooks Departs Binance.US CEO Position

Former acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks has announced his exit as CEO of Binance.US. Brooks has only been the Chief Executive of Binance.US since April 2021. Binance.us is a subsidiary of Binance – the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. At the time… Read More

Binance Regulatory Crackdown Continues as Securities Commission Malaysia Announces New Enforcement Actions Against Crypto Exchange

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has announced new enforcement actions against digital assets firm Binance. The cryptocurrency exchange operator has been accused of illegally operating its trading platform in Malaysia. The SC has now ordered Binance to immediately disable access to its website as well… Read More

Former Utah State Legislator and CEO at SmartFi Shares Comments After Reports of Binance CEO Considering Resigning from His Role

Zhao Changpeng

Changpeng Zhao or “CZ”, the CEO of Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange in terms of adjusted trading volume, recently announced that he would be welcoming regulation. CZ also said he wants Binance to work cooperatively with regulatory authorities, across the globe, as it establishes… Read More

Binance USD Exceeds $11B Market Cap, as Binance CEO Commits to Working with Authorities to Ensure Compliance

Binance USD, a major stablecoin issued by crypto exchange Binance, has reached its $10B market cap milestone and has entered the top 10 digital currency rankings, the company confirmed in a blog post on July 15, 2021. Binance USD has already exceeded $11 billion in… Read More

Binance Under Investigation in the US: Report

Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange is said to be under investigation by the US Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). According to Bloomberg, government officials are digging into possible money laundering and tax infractions. The report cited individuals with knowledge of… Read More

Binance to Launch NFT Market in June

Zhao Changpeng

Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, announced a forthcoming NFT market to launch this coming June. NFTs or non-fungible tokens have boomed in recent months. While in existence for years, the advent of the sale of a work of digital art by Beeple for over… Read More

Binance.US Hires Former OCC Chief Brian Brooks as New CEO

Binance.US, an offshoot of Binance – the largest crypto exchange in the world, has hired the former Comptroller of the Currency, Brian Brooks, as its new Chief Executive Officer. In a strategic coup, Brooks will now be leading Binance.US, a top ten crypto exchange, in… Read More

Digital Securities: Binance Now Offers Security Tokens of Listed Shares, Starts with Tesla

Binance has announced the launch of digital securities including fractional shares with zero commissions. The world’s largest digital asset exchange has taken a natural next step to offer investors both traditional and crypto-assets. Binance is providing the service in partnership with CM-Equity AG, licensed in… Read More

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