China state media covers SEC’s lawsuit against Binance, CEO Changpeng Zhao
CCTV, China’s largest national TV broadcaster, ran about a minute-long segment on Tuesday flagging SEC’s lawsuit against Binance and its founder Changpeng Zhao.
Bitcoin, Ether most other top crypto bounce back even as Coinbase joins Binance as SEC lawsuit target
Nearly all top 10 tokens rebounded as investors look beyond U.S. regulator’s lawsuits against two of the world’s most influential crypto exchanges.
SEC sues Coinbase for violating securities rules a day after Binance lawsuit
The U.S. SEC sued Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the U.S., for allegedly breaching securities rules, less than 24 hours after the regulator sued Binance on similar charges.
Crypto industry reacts to SEC’s lawsuit against Binance
The SEC sued Binance on Monday, amid mounting regulatory scrutiny of crypto exchanges. Industry experts shared insights on what this could mean for Binance and how it could drive crypto innovation out of the U.S.
SEC targets US$115 billion of crypto following lawsuit against Binance: Bloomberg
The U.S. SEC has extended the list of cryptocurrencies it considers unregistered securities to cover US$115 billion worth of tokens following its Monday lawsuit against crypto exchange Binance, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.
Bitcoin, Ether skid; BNB drops more than 10% after U.S. securities regulator sues Binance
All top 10 non-stablecoin cryptocurrencies took a sharp fall Tuesday morning in Asia, after the SEC sued Binance over alleged securities violations.
Binance, US platform, CEO face SEC lawsuit over alleged securities violations
The U.S. regulator alleges Binance and its leader of unregistered offers, sale of tokens, defrauding investors and manipulating trade volumes.
Bybit crypto exchange follows Binance in exiting Canada amid tightened rules
Dubai-headquartered Bybit said it will exit the Canadian crypto market and stop accepting new accounts from Wednesday, citing a “recent regulatory development.”
Binance launches NFT loan service to rival Blend
Binance Marketplace, Binance’s NFT trading platform, is launching a new service Friday where users can loan Ether by using NFTs as collateral.
Binance allegedly commingled customer funds: Reuters
Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, has been accused of blending client funds with its own corporate revenue in violation of U.S. financial regulations, according to three unnamed sources cited by Reuters.
Binance suspends Australian dollar services
World’s largest cryptocurrency exchange halts Australian dollar services after payment provider cuts off service.
Binance exits Canada amid increased regulation in North America
Regulatory hurdles have once again hit Binance in North America, with the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange announcing on Friday that it would cease operations in Canada due to tightened crypto rules.
Binance.US may reduce founder Changpeng Zhao’s ownership stake: The Information
Binance.US is reportedly exploring ways to cut founder Changpeng Zhao’s ownership stake in the company, The Information reported on Thursday, citing two sources familiar with the matter.
Binance resumes Bitcoin withdrawals after halting transactions twice in 12 hours
Binance resumed withdrawals of Bitcoin around Monday noon in Hong Kong after temporarily halting the service twice within 12 hours due to what the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange said was a “large volume of pending transactions.”
Pepe, Floki to list on Binance exchange
PEPE and FLOKI, the two top trending memecoins that saw the biggest gains on Friday, will be listed on Binance at 12 a.m. Hong Kong time Saturday
Israel confiscates suspicious Binance accounts allegedly linked to Islamic State: Reuters
Binance says it works closely with law enforcement to freeze funds and the news agency’s report left out “critical facts.”
Binance says it built 700-member compliance team to handle crypto crime, legal enquiries
Binance said it has more than 700 employees in its compliance team, which includes 170 staff working to combat crypto fraud.
Binance.US cites ‘hostile’ regulator, yanks US$1.3 billion deal to buy Voyager Digital
Binance.US, a cryptocurrency exchange set up by Binance chief Changpeng Zhao to serve U.S. clients, has pulled out of a US$1.3 billion deal to buy bankrupt crypto lender Voyager Digital, the company said Tuesday, citing a lack of clear regulations in the country for the crypto industry.
Bitcoin dips under US$30,000; Ether takes a breather; Binance, Solana lead gainers
Bitcoin dipped below US$30,000 in early Monday morning trading in Asia. Ether stalled after strong gains that followed last week’s blockchain upgrade.
Binance chief says unclear crypto regulation ‘the worst’
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao said regulators need to come up with clear crypto regulations and should understand that the crypto industry is different from the traditional financial industry.
Binance.US to delist TRX, price drops 5.4%
Binance.US, a unit cryptocurrency exchange Binance set up to serve U.S. customers, will delist the native token of the Tron blockchain, TRX, on April 18.
ASIC cancels Binance Australia’s derivatives license
The Australian securities regulator has canceled Binance Australia’s derivatives license.
Bitcoin dips as Binance rumors surface, Twitter embraces the Doge
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – April 4, 2023 – presented by Angie Lau. Bitcoin and most cryptocurrencies dipped after unverified rumors alleging that Interpol had issued a red alert for Binance’s Changpeng Zhao surfaced earlier today. However, Dogecoin rallied to the highest level in a month after Elon Musk changed Twitter’s icon to the […]
Weekly Market Wrap: Bitcoin pops above US$29,000, market shrugs off Binance legal woes
With a U.S. regulator coming after Binance with a lawsuit and the seeming mounting pile of warnings and fines against other exchanges in the country, Bitcoin briefly skidded below US$26,677 only to rebound and pop up above US$29,000 on Thursday. Since then it has moved along the US$28,000 line, so what does this lawsuit by the heavyweight Commodity Futures Trading Commission mean for the broader crypto market?
Bitcoin fluctuates to hold US$28,000, Binance BNB token rises despite regulatory threat
Bitcoin dipped in Friday morning trading in Asia but held above US$28,000. The top 10 non-stablecoin cryptocurrencies traded mixed. Binance’s BNB led the winners.
Bitcoin rises; Ether, other top 10 cryptos fall amid fresh Binance allegations
Bitcoin, the only gainer in the top 10 non-stablecoin cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, rose during Asian trading hours on Thursday.
Binance denies China ties, says it started relocating staff out of China in 2021
The Binance comments came in response to a Financial Times article that cited internal documents and said the company had close ties with China despite claims it had left the country in 2017 following a government crackdown.
Bitcoin passes US$28,000, Binance accused of hiding Chinese links
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – March 30, 2023 – presented by Joel Flynn for the latest in the crypto markets. Bitcoin once again passes the US$28,000 mark, with the wider crypto market also seeing gains over the last 24 hours. Binance has been accused of hiding extensive links to China for years after claiming […]
Binance concealed ‘extensive’ ties to China: Financial Times
Binance reportedly hid ties to China for years despite claiming to have left the country following Beijing’s regulatory clampdown in 2017.
Binance faces legal battle as US regulator gets ready to rumble
Top blockchain and crypto news: Binance targeted in CFTC lawsuit. Law catches up with Do Kwon. Chinese banks bet on Hong Kong crypto.
Binance sees US$627 mln in net Ethereum outflow following CFTC lawsuit
Binance saw about US$627 million in net Ethereum-related withdrawals in the 24 hours through Tuesday morning, data from blockchain analytics platform Nansen showed.
Bitcoin holds ground amid Binance lawsuit, XRP continues run up, U.S. equities dip
Bitcoin rebounded in Wednesday morning trading in Asia along with all other top 10 non-stablecoin cryptocurrencies. XRP led the winners.
Bitcoin, Ether extend declines amid U.S. lawsuit against Binance; Asian equities mixed
Bitcoin and Ether continued to fall in Tuesday afternoon trade in Asia, along with most other top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, after regulators in the U.S. pulled up Binance, the world’s biggest crypto exchange, for allegedly violating trading mandates.
Binance rejects U.S. charges of violating trading rules, manipulating markets
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao said the charges are “an unexpected and disappointing civil complaint” in response to the CFTC lawsuit filed on Monday against him and the world’s largest crypto exchange.
Crypto ebbs as CFTC sues Binance
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – March 28, 2023 – presented by Joel Flynn. US Regulators at the Commodity Futures and Trading Commission, or CFTC, are suing Binance and founder Chaopeng Zhao for “willful evasion” of U.S. laws.
Bitcoin, other crypto fall as U.S. sues Binance; U.S. equities gain as banks stabilize
Bitcoin fell Tuesday morning in Asia along with most other top 10 non-stablecoin cryptocurrencies after the U.S. filed a lawsuit against Binance.
Binance, Zhao sued by CFTC for alleged regulatory violations
Binance and founder Changpeng Zhao have been sued by the CFTC for allegedly violating derivative rules
Voyager-Binance.US’ $1 bln deal should be put on hold, says U.S. Department of Justice
A deal valued at over US$1 billion between Binance.US and Voyager should be put on hold while key legal objections are worked out, says U.S. government.
Binance suspends pound sterling services for U.K. customers as payment provider backs out
Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, announced that it is halting its British pound deposits and withdrawals.
Voyager gains court approval to sell assets to Binance U.S. in US$1.3 bln deal
Bankrupt crypto lender Voyager Digital received court approval from bankruptcy Judge Michael Wiles on Tuesday to sell its assets and transfer its customers to Binance’s U.S. arm, in a US$1.3 billion deal.
Binance documents show ties to U.S. unit unknown to regulators, WSJ reports
Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, reportedly didn’t disclose the extent of its ties and control over Binance.US, WSJ reported.
Coinbase exchange to delist Binance USD, says stablecoin ‘no longer met our listing standards’
Coinbase, the world’s second largest cryptocurrency exchange, said Monday it is suspending trade in the Binance USD (BUSD) as of March 13.
Binance, Ingenico begin crypto payments in France
Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, has partnered France-based global payments giant Ingenico to offer in-store crypto payments in France using Binance Pay.
Binance expects to pay penalties to settle U.S. probes: Wall Street Journal
Binance expects to pay to settle U.S. authorities’ investigations into its business and past crypto offerings, according to its chief strategy officer.
Paxos ordered to stop minting Binance stablecoin as SEC mulls legal action
Top blockchain and crypto news: Paxos halts BUSD issuance. Kraken faces disclosure charges. Beijing backs new blockchain research center.
Binance CEO says more non-USD stablecoins may emerge
The intensifying regulatory oversight in the U.S. is highlighting the increasing need for non-U.S. dollar-pegged stablecoins in the cryptocurrency industry, Binance Chief Executive Officer Changpeng Zhao said on Tuesday. See related article: Be careful what you wish for? Regulators pick up pace in the crypto industry crackdown Fast facts See related article: SEC may make […]
Paxos ordered to stop issuing Binance USD stablecoin: report
Paxos Trust Company has been ordered by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to stop issuing the U.S. dollar-pegged Binance USD (BUSD) stablecoin
Binance makes Korea comeback with GOPAX acquisition
Top blockchain and crypto news: GOPAX deal sees Binance return to South Korea. Inflation fight spooks crypto markets. Chinese liquor giant gives cheers to NFTs.
Binance suspends international U.S. dollar transfers, CEO indicates issues with banks
Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, will suspend all deposits and withdrawals of U.S. dollars at its international exchanges from Feb. 8.
Binance tells Indian crypto exchange WazirX to remove funds from its platform as feud escalates
Binance has stopped providing wallet services to Indian crypto exchange WazirX, asking it to withdraw any remaining assets held in Binance wallets by Feb. 3.
Binance re-enters S. Korea through GOPAX equity purchase: report
Binance has returned to South Korea after a two-year break by acquiring a majority stake in the local cryptocurrency exchange GOPAX, Bloomberg reported Friday.
Binance says it erroneously mixed customer funds with collateral for Binance-issued tokens
Binance Holdings Ltd., the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, acknowledged it mistakenly stored customer funds in the same wallet holding collateral for its Binance-pegged tokens, known as B-Tokens
Binance says Signature Bank no longer supports crypto exchange transactions of under US$100,000
Signature Bank will not handle transactions of less than US$100,000 for crypto exchange customers starting in February, according to exchange giant Binance.
Binance Charity to fund over 30,000 Web3 scholarships in 2023
Binance Charity Fund, the philanthropic arm of the world’s largest crypto exchange, Binance Global Inc., has announced it is funding 30,665 Web3 scholarships in 2023.
Binance among top Bitcoin receivers of Bitzlato’s illegal funds, FinCEN says
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury that combats financial crimes, has named Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, as one of the top three receiving counterparties of Bitzlato Ltd.
Binance obtains approval in Sweden to fuel Europe expansion
Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, has received regulatory approval from the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority to operate as a financial institution to manage and trade in virtual currency, as part of the exchange’s continuing expansion in Europe.
Binance says it plans to expand hiring by as much as 30% in 2023 as rivals cut jobs
Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, is planning to increase staff by as much as 30% this year.
India’s WazirX crypto exchange releases proof of reserves, says 90% of user assets in Binance wallets
Some 90% of user assets at WazirX, India’s largest crypto exchange by volume, are held in wallets at Binance while the remaining 10% are stored in hot and warm wallets, revealed WazirX’s proof of reserves that the company released on Wednesday.
Binance U.S. gets court approval to buy Voyager Digital for US$20 mln
Binance’s U.S. wing has received court approval to buy Voyager Digital’s crypto platform for US$20 million, as part of Voyager’s plan to liquidate in bankruptcy.
Binance’s BUSD-peg stablecoin has not always been fully collateralized: report
Binance Global, the world’s largest crypto exchange, has acknowledged flaws in its systems that allowed its BNB Smart Chain-based BUSD stablecoin to be under-collateralized by up to US$1 billion on at least three occasions, according to a Wednesday report from Bloomberg.
Markets: Bitcoin, Ether rise with most of crypto market, Solana posts best start to the year for major token, BNB retreats amid Binance probe
Bitcoin and Ether gained in Tuesday trading in Asia along with most other top 10 non-stablecoin cryptocurrencies, helped by signs inflation pressure is easing in the U.S.
U.S. subpoenas hedge funds in Binance probe: report
Federal prosecutors have issued subpoenas to several U.S. hedge funds that have dealt with the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance Global Inc.
SEC objects to Binance’s US$1 bln deal to buy Voyager Digital’s assets
The U.S. SEC has objected to Binance’s U.S. affiliate’s proposed US$1 billion purchase of bankrupt crypto lender Voyager Digital’s assets.
Binance declines comment on speculation it may buy South Korean crypto exchange GOPAX
Binance declined to comment on reports in local media that it is in late stage talks to acquire South Korean digital asset exchange GOPAX.
Bankrupt Voyager Digital says it accepted Binance bid for assets valued at US$1 billion
The deal will need approval in a court hearing on January 5 and also faces a vote by creditors under Voyager’s chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.
Binance acquires Indonesian crypto exchange Tokocrypto
Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, has acquired Indonesia-based crypto exchange Tokocrypto, according to a CNBC report
Markets: Bitcoin, Ether little changed after weekend slump; Binance BNB token regains some ground
Bitcoin and Ether were little changed on Monday after a weekend slump amid worries about a global recession and the stability of crypto exchanges.
Binance’s proof-of-reserves auditor suspends work for crypto firms
Mazars, the financial auditing firm behind Binance’s proof-of-reserves (PoR) audit, has suspended all work for crypto firms.
Binance “deliberately” caused FTX collapse, Kevin O’Leary claims
Kevin O’Leary Kevin O’Leary, chairman of venture capital firm O’Leary Ventures and star of TV’s Shark Tank, said in a congressional hearing on Wednesday that Binance Global Inc.’s chief executive and founder Changpeng Zhao deliberately caused the collapse of Bahamas-based cryptocurrency exchange FTX.com.
South Korean official says no confirmation Binance pulling out of Busan city crypto exchange project
An official in the South Korean city of Busan said the authorities have received no confirmation that Binance has pulled out of a partnership to establish the country’s first city-backed crypto exchange, as reported by local media.
Binance resumes USDC withdrawals amid record stablecoin outflows
Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, announced at 12:54 a.m. on Wednesday in Hong Kong that USDC stablecoin withdrawals have resumed.
Binance ‘temporarily’ freezes USDC stablecoin withdrawals, cites need for NY banks to reopen
The Binance cryptocurrency exchange “temporarily paused” USDC stablecoin withdrawals while it carried out a “token swap,” the company announced Tuesday.