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US DOJ Seeks 3-Year Prison Sentence for Binance Founder Changpeng Zhao

Zhao Changpeng

The United States Department of Justice is reportedly seeking a 36-month prison sentence for Binance founder and former CEO Changpeng Zhao, or “CZ.” US prosecutors are said to be seeking a potential 3-year prison sentence for Changpeng Zhao, who is the founder Binance, the world’s… Read More

CFTC Says Penalties and Disgorgement of Funds Regarding, Binance and Changpeng “CZ” Zhao Approved: Zhao Pays $150M, Binance Forks Over $2.7 Billion

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) states that the court deciding the case against Binance and its founder Changpeng “CZ” Zhao has formalized the settlement of a $150 million civil monetary penalty personally against Zhao, and Binance to disgorge $1.35 billion of “ill-gotten” transaction fees… Read More

Loss of Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao Considered a “Wake-Up Call” for Crypto, According to Industry Professional

Stefan Rust, CEO of independent economic data aggregator Truflation, says that the resignation of Binance founder Changpeng Zhao or “CZ” as part of the exchange’s settlement with US authorities marks a “sad” day that should “serve as a clarion call for the build-out of decentralized… Read More

Unprecedented Binance Settlement Could Lead to Greater Crypto Industry Transparency via Workable Regulations, Fintech Professional Claims

Former CEO and Binance founder Changpeng Zhao‘s (CZ) departure from the firm will trigger some short-term volatility in the cryptocurrency market, but crypto will “continue to thrive as more institutional money pours in,” predicts the CEO of an independent financial advisory, asset management and fintech… Read More

Binance Settlement May Impact Small and Illiquid Altcoins But Major Digital Assets Like Bitcoin Could Be Unaffected – Analysis

There were several notable digital asset and blockchain-focused developments that were announced this past week, including Republic choosing Avalanche for its profit-sharing investment Note. This week also saw crypto exchange Kraken being sued by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for allegedly failing to… Read More

Largest in History: CFTC, US Department of Treasury Reveal Details of Binance Settlement, Crypto Exchange to Exit US

As was reported earlier today, Binance has settled charges in a comprehensive manner, paying total penalties of $4.3 billion, described as the largest settlement of its kind ever. Binance is noted as the largest crypto exchange in the world, handling approximately 60% of centralized digital… Read More

Binance to Pay $4.3 Billion Penalty to Settle DOJ Charges, Founder Changpeng Zhao to Exit Business

Binance, the largest crypto exchange in the world, has cut a deal with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) that appears to allow Binance to stay in operation. According to multiple reports, Binance will pay a hefty $4.3 billion penalty and plead guilty to charges,… Read More

Binance.US Legal and Risk Execs Are Resigning – Report

Certain executives working at the US division of Binance are reportedly leaving at a time when the crypto firm is struggling with heightened regulatory scrutiny, the WSJ reported this past Thursday, citing sources familiar with the issue. Krishna Juvvadi, head of legal, and Sidney Majalya,… Read More

Binance to Airdrop Up to $3M in BNB to Clients in Morocco Earthquake Region

In response to the devastation caused by the recent earthquake in Morocco, Binance Charity will airdrop up to $3 million in BNB to Binance users “identified as living in the areas affected by the tragedy.” Identification of the users will be “based on Proof of… Read More

Binance Crypto Empire Could Soon Collapse, Based on Available Information, Financial Professional Claims

Travis Kling, a former L/S Equities Portfolio Manager that fell down the “Crypto rabbit hole” who’s now running the Ikigai fund, notes that as summer officially draws to a close, you may have been “away from the screens over the last few months.” Travis has… Read More

Binance Revenues May Be Declining Rapidly, New Report Claims

A recent report has looked into just how quickly Binance revenues may be declining. Available trading data provides key insights regarding the status of Binance’s crypto-focused operations and its BNB digital token. As covered earlier this month, the WSJ had released an extensive report which… Read More

Binance Is Reportedly Doing Business in China, Despite Nation’s Crypto Ban

Binance, which claims to be the world’s largest virtual currency exchange, was expected to leave China behind when the nation officially made cryptocurrency trading illegal back in 2021. Two years later, clients have reported traded $90 billion worth of crypto-focused assets in China during a… Read More

Binance Appoints Eleanor Hughes as General Counsel

Binance, which is being sued by US regulators for a wide range of issues, is pleased to announce the appointment of their own Eleanor Hughes as Binance’s General Counsel. In her new role, Eleanor will “oversee the company’s global legal affairs alongside a team of… Read More

Multiple Executives Leave Binance, CZ Tweets Departures are NOT Due to Regulatory Challenges – “FUD”

There have been multiple reports that four top executives have exited Binance in rapid succession. Several reports claim that these departures are due to the regulatory challenges Binance is experiencing – most pointedly, the fact that Binance is being sued by the US Securities and… Read More

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao Responds to SEC’s Emergency Order to Repatriate US Customer Funds

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Earlier today, the SEC revealed that it has received court approval for “emergency relief” from Binance and affiliated entities to require funds impacting US investors to be maintained in the US. The order states that funds must be repatriated and held for the benefit of… Read More

SEC Approved by Court for Emergency Relief on Assets Held by Binance

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has received court approval for emergency relief regarding assets held by Binance for US customers. The SEC states that all defendants in its litigation against Binance Holdings Limited, BAM Management US Holdings Inc., BAM Trading Services Inc., and Changpeng… Read More

Binance Exits the Netherlands Market

Binance is continuing its staggered retreat from another market. According to a Tweet from today, Binance is exiting the Netherlands market as they have been “unable to register as a VASP with the Dutch regulator.” A VASP is a virtual asset service provider, and the… Read More

Binance.US Suspends US Dollar Deposits, Following Unprecedented Crackdown by US Regulatory Authorities

Binance.US revealed on Thursday (June 8, 2023) that it will be suspending US dollar deposits and that its banking partners are getting ready to suspend fiat US dollar withdrawal options as early as June 13, 2023. This update has come a few days after US… Read More

Hammer Time: Binance, Founder Changpeng Zhao Hit with Securities Law Violations by SEC

Zhao Changpeng

Long anticipated and finally here, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed 13 charges against Binance and its founder and CEO, Changpeng Zhao. Binance is the largest crypto exchange in the world, garnering around 60% of crypto trading. Zhao, who goes by CZ, is… Read More

Binance Might Be Laying Off 20% of its 8000-Employee Global Workforce

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Binance, which claims to be the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange in terms of overall trading volume and scope of operations, recently revealed that it may be reassessing its workforce following numerous other industry-wide reports of layoffs and an extended bear market. On Wednesday (May 31,… Read More

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