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Court approves $2.7B settlement between CFTC and Binance

A federal court has directed Binance to pay a $2.7B penalty to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), bringing an end to the legal feud between the regulator and the crypto exchange.

Changpeng Zhao steps down as CEO of Binance

Changpeng Zhao has resigned as the CEO of Binance and pleaded guilty to the AML violations brought to light by the US Department of Justice.

Binance to launch Thai exchange in 2024

Binance will collaborate with the Gulf Energy Department to launch a Thailand-based crypto exchange in early 2024.

Binance re-enables deposit and withdrawal services for Euro

Crypto exchange Binance has restored deposit and withdrawal facilities for the Euro by teaming up with new fiat partners.

Binance launches new FCA-compliant domain for UK clients

Binance announced its plans to launch a new UK domain that complies with the regulations introduced by the FCA.

Binance exits Russia by selling local business to CommEx

Binance has agreed to sell off its Russian business to the recently launched crypto exchange CommEx as the firm intends to quit the Russian crypto market.

Changpeng Zhao refutes rumors of Binance delisting stablecoins in Europe

Changpeng Zhao quashed the rumors of Binance delisting stablecoins by June 30, 2024, noting the comments made by the exchange’s representative were taken out of context.

Binance.US CEO quits while the firm cuts one-third of its workforce

Binance.US CEO Brian Shroder has left the exchange while its regulatory troubles show no sign of letting up. Norman Reed, the Chief Legal Officer of Binance.US, will succeed Shroder as the interim CEO.

Binance to list 34 crypto tokens on its Japanese exchange

Binance plans to add trading services for 34 tokens on Binance Japan, a new exchange that caters to Japanese clients.

Crypto.com receives registration approval from Dutch Central Bank

Crypto.com secured registration approval from De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) weeks after Binance exited the Netherlands after failing to register with the regulators.

Binance seeks to file motion to dismiss CFTC charges

Binance and its CEO Changpeng Zhao intend to file a motion with the court to dismiss the CFTC’s complaint. 

Binance enables Bitcoin deposits and withdrawals on Lightning Network

Binance has completed the integration of Bitcoin on the layer-2 protocol Lightning Network to enable faster BTC deposits and withdrawals for its clients.

BNB Chain to add security updates with ZhangHeng hard fork

Binance’s BNB Beacon Chain will implement new security features in its upcoming ZhangHeng hard fork.

Binance ends deposits and withdrawals for 8 Multichain-bridged tokens

Binance announced its plans to suspend deposit and withdrawal services for eight Multichain-bridged tokens starting July 7.

Binance burns $230K worth of Terra Classic tokens

Binance removed 2.65B Terra Classic tokens from circulation by sending them to a burn wallet.

Binance retracts decision to remove privacy tokens in EU nations

Binance has backtracked on its decision to delist Zcash, Dash, and other privacy tokens in EU countries.

Binance to stop operations in Netherlands

Binance announced its plans to withdraw from the Netherlands after an unsuccessful attempt at securing a VASP license from Dutch regulators.

Binance.US delists advanced trading pairs for BTC and BUSD

Binance.US announced its plans to delist ten BTC and BUSD advanced trading pairs after the SEC pressed charges against its parent company.

SEC sues Coinbase for offering unregistered securities

Less than a day after suing Binance, the SEC cracked down on Coinbase for selling unregistered securities to US clients.

SEC files lawsuit against Binance over alleged securities violations

The US Securities and Exchange Commission sued Binance and its CEO Changpeng Zhao over the sale of unregistered securities.

Binance to launch new crypto exchange in Japan by summer 2023

Binance will re-enter the Japanese crypto market following the launch of a new crypto exchange in summer 2023.

Binance teams up with Gulf Innova to launch new crypto exchange

Binance's new Thailand-based crypto exchange, Gulf Binance, has received digital asset operator licenses from the country's Ministry of Finance.

OKX initiates application process to register with French regulators

OKX submitted the DASP license application to obtain regulatory approval from French regulators Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR).

Binance to cease operations in Canada

Binance announced its plans to suspend operations in Canada, citing a harsher regulatory environment as the reason behind withdrawing from the nation.

Binance releases new liquid staking token, Wrapped Beacon ETH

Binance launched a new liquid staking token, Wrapped Beacon ETH, on its rebranded Ethereum staking product.

ASIC revokes Binance Australia’s financial services license

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) revoked Binance Australia’s financial services license following a targeted review of the exchange’s operations.

Dubai regulators seek information on Binance’s governance process

Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority asked Binance to disclose details about its board procedures as the regulators tighten the application process for the operational license.

Voyager must close acquisition deal with Binance.US by April 13

A recent court document claimed that Voyager and its creditors may lose $10M every month if the bankrupt lender fails to close its deal with Binance.US by April 13.

US law firms file $1B lawsuit against Binance

Boies Schiller Flexner and Moskowitz Law Firm sued Binance, its CEO Changpeng Zhao, and three crypto influencers for unlawful promotion of unregistered securities.

Binance.US halts OCBS and stablecoin pairs for BUSD

Binance.US temporarily suspended One Common Billing System (OCBS) transactions for Binance USD.

BUSD records $500M outflows following CFTC’s crackdown on Binance

BUSD’s net outflows exceeded $500M after the CFTC filed a lawsuit against Binance.

Binance CEO denies the allegations made by CFTC’s complaint

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao denied the accusations made by the CFTC's complaint. According to him, the regulatory agency's complaint was an “incomplete recitation of facts."

CFTC sues Binance for violating federal laws

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed a lawsuit against Binance and its CEO, Changpeng Zhao, over alleged violations of federal laws.

Binance temporarily suspends spot trading

Binance temporarily suspended deposits, withdrawals, and spot trading services due to a bug affecting its trading engine.

FTX wallets transfer $145M in stablecoins to crypto exchanges

Three crypto wallets belonging to FTX and Alameda Research have transferred $145M worth of Tether and USD Coin tokens to crypto exchanges.

Binance to stop GBP deposits and withdrawals

Binance will suspend deposit and withdrawal facilities for Pound Sterling following issues with its current trading partner Skrill Limited.

Binance to convert $1B worth of IRI funds to native crypto tokens

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao said the exchange will convert nearly $1B worth of Industry Recovery Initiative funds into native crypto assets following recent turmoil in the stablecoin market.

Binance and Coinbase halt USDC conversions

Crypto exchanges Binance and Coinbase have paused USDC conversions as the stablecoin fails to regain its USD peg.

Binance updates Proof-of-Reserves system to add 11 new tokens

Binance has upgraded its Proof-of-Reserves system to allow users to verify their assets for 11 new tokens. This brings the total number of verifiable tokens on Binance's PoR system to 24 coins.

US regulators oppose Binance.US’ $1.022B Voyager acquisition deal

The US SEC, the NYDFS, and Attorney General Letitia James filed objections to Binance.US’ $1.022B bid for acquiring Voyager Digital.

Binance moves to semi-automated system for managing B-token reserves

Binance will employ a semi-automated process for managing the reserves of its issued tokens following reports about the exchange’s mismanagement of B-token reserves.

Binance CEO denies severing ties with US business partners

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao dismissed reports about the exchange ending relationships with US business partners due to pressure from regulators.

Binance mints 50M TUSD tokens following regulatory action against BUSD

Binance has minted nearly 50M TrueUSD tokens after the NYDFS ordered Paxos to cease issuing Binance USD.

Binance Research reveals Ether stakers are underwater

Binance Research has revealed that only 31% of Ether stakers are in profit while the rest are underwater. Most of the ETH holders in profit staked in December 2020 when the Beacon Chain was launched.

Binance is prepared to pay penalties for past conduct

Binance is ready to pay monetary penalties to US regulators to make amends for past regulatory violations. The exchange claims it grew quickly and was unaware of the laws and regulations to prevent money laundering and corruption.

Binance and Huobi freeze $1.4M worth of stolen crypto assets

Binance and Huobi have frozen $1.4M worth of crypto assets stolen by North Korean hacking group, Lazarus. The exchanges were able to suspend the accounts linked to Lazarus thanks to the findings of Elliptic.

Binance CEO says crypto industry may switch to non-USD stablecoins

Changpeng Zhao claimed that the pressure from regulators may shrink the USD stablecoin market and cause the crypto industry to switch to non-USD stablecoins.

New York regulator orders Paxos to stop issuing BUSD

NYDFS has ordered Paxos to stop issuing new BUSDs. This action by the regulator might cause a decrease in the BUSD market cap over time and users' migration to other stablecoins. 

TRON founder seeks to reduce withdrawal fees after fee hike on Binance

Justin Sun, the founder of TRON, announced that the firm is working with Binance to reduce the withdrawal fees on TRON tokens following a fee hike on Binance's platform.

Binance deploys zk-SNARKs on its proof-of-reserve system

Binance has integrated zk-SNARKs into its PoR system. This is a continued effort to promote transparency in the industry and regain users’ trust. Also, four tokens were added to the system. 

Paxos under investigation by New York regulator

Stablecoin issuer Paxos is being probed by the New York Department of Financial Services.

Binance APAC head claims full audit of reserves will take time

Leon Foong, Binance’s head of Asia-Pacific, claimed that a comprehensive audit of the exchange’s reserves will take time due to the steep learning curve associated with auditing crypto firms.

Binance to temporarily halt USD bank transfers

Binance will suspend US Dollar deposits and withdrawals starting February 8. The exchange has not revealed the reason behind the suspension.

Binance releases free tax reporting tool

Binance has launched a tax reporting tool called Binance Tax to aid its Canada and France-based clients in filing their taxes.

Binance Collaborates With Huobi To Recover $2.5M Worth Of Bitcoin Assets From Hackers

The security teams of Binance and Huobi teamed up to recover 124 Bitcoin from the hackers responsible for the Horizon Bridge Hack of 2022.

Binance To Re-Enter South Korea By Acquiring Gopax

Binance is reportedly in the process of purchasing a 41.2% stake in the South Korean crypto exchange, Gopax.

Binance CEO Cautions Users About “Widespread” API Key Leaks From 3Commas

Changpeng Zhao warned Binance users to disable 3Commas API keys following several reports of API key leaks from 3Commas.

Crypto Companies With Proof of Reserves

When it comes to custodial crypto services, there's nothing more important than their proof of reserves. We show who provides them, who doesn't and how it works.

Binance.US Set to Acquire Voyager Digital's Assets for $1 Billion

Binance.US is set to complete the acquisition of bankrupt crypto lender voyager.

Mazars Suspends Proof-Of-Reserves Audit Services For Crypto Exchanges

Binance reported that Mazars has stopped offering services to crypto exchanges. The auditing firm removed the web pages that showed its Proof-of-Reserves (PoR) audits conducted on Binance, Crypto.com, and KuCoin's reserves.

Mithril Demands A Refund Of 200,000 BNB From Binance Following Its Delisting

Mithril had asked Binance for a 200,000 BNB ($53M) refund after the exchange delisted its token. Binance delisted Mithril after its review showed the project was not meeting up with the exchange’s standards.‍

Binance CEO Cautions Against Holding Crypto In Self-Custody As The Exchange’s Weekly Outflows Top $3.66B

In a recent Twitter Space discussion, Changpeng Zhao claimed that investors are more likely to lose their crypto assets by keeping them in private wallets instead of centralized exchanges. 

Binance.US Launches Zero-Fee Payment Service For Mobile App Users

Binance.US added support for “Pay,” a service that allows users to instantly settle crypto payments without paying gas or transaction fees.

Binance Users Withdrew $1.9B Worth Of Crypto In 24 Hours

Binance's clients withdrew over $1.9B from the exchange in the last 24 hours. The $1.9B figure marks the highest volume withdrawn from Binance within a day since June. 

US DOJ Pondering Legal Action Against Binance

Binance might face legal action when DOJ completes its investigation on alleged money laundering.

Binance Re-enters Japan With SEBC Acquisition Deal

Binance has finally re-entered Japan with its SEBC acquisition deal. The exchange is now a JFSA-regulated entity offering crypto-regulated services in Japan.

US Senator Requests Major Crypto Exchanges To Disclose Consumer Protection Safeguards

Ron Wyden, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, sent letters to the CEOs of six crypto exchanges asking them to reveal the measures they use to protect clients' funds.

Binance Transfers 127K Bitcoin To An Unknown Wallet As Part Of Proof-Of-Reserves Audit

After Binance moved 127K Bitcoin tokens to an unknown wallet, Changpeng Zhao claimed that the transaction was a part of the exchange's Proof-of-Reserves (PoR) audit.

Alameda Research Withdrew $204M From FTX US Before Filing For Bankruptcy

Arkham Intelligence reported Alameda Research pulled out crypto assets worth $204M from FTX US before filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on November 11.

Binance Launches Proof of Reserves System In Line With Its Commitment Towards Transparency

Binance launches Proof-of-Reserves in a bid to show transparency. The crypto community reacts to this milestone

Binance Commits $1B As Recovery Fund For Distressed Crypto Companies

Binance has pledged $1B as an industry recovery fund for distressed crypto companies. The fund established by the exchange will help provide financial support and serve as an avenue for restoring confidence in Web3.

Bybit To Aid Institutional Traders By Launching $100M Support Fund

Bybit announced its plans to launch a $100M support fund to help institutional traders and market makers brave the current market conditions.

Binance CEO CZ Confirms Plan To Restart Bid For Bankrupt Crypto Lender Voyager

Binance ready another bid for Voyager's assets while clarifying its status as not a Chinese company.

Singapore Police Investigates Binance For Disobeying Local Payment Service Rules

Binance is on the radar of the Singapore police for a possible breach of local payment services rules. The exchange has been accused of actively soliciting its Singapore users, regardless of not being licensed in the country.

Genesis Rejects Notions Of Imminent Bankruptcy Filing

Genesis denied rumors of “imminently” submitting bankruptcy filings after failing to raise funds over the last week.

Binance Surpasses Coinbase In Holding The Largest Bitcoin Exchange Reserves

CryptoQuant's report revealed that Binance’s Bitcoin reserves have hit the 575K mark, thus making it the exchange with the largest BTC holdings.

Binance To Launch Industry Recovery Fund To Support Troubled Crypto Ventures

Binance seeks to set up an Industry Recovery Fund to aid crypto projects that are under the threat of a liquidity crunch.

Sam Bankman-Fried Seeks To Raise $4.9B For FTX

Sam Bankman-Fried reportedly aims to raise $4.9B from investors and other crypto platforms to aid FTX in escaping its liquidity crisis.

FTX CEO Publicly Apologizes For Recent Liquidity Crisis

Sam Bankman Fried, the CEO of FTX, issued an apology and shed light on the circumstances that led to FTX facing a liquidity crunch.

Binance Publicly Shares Major Asset Holdings To Improve Transparency

Binance has disclosed its major asset holdings to the public to improve transparency and foster trust in the industry. The company is making this move the cushion the effects of the FTX bank run.

Binance Terminates FTX-Bailout Deal

Binance has pulled out of its agreement to purchase FTX after going through the latter's finances.

Crypto Exchanges Agree With Changpeng Zhao’s Proposal To Publish Proof-Of-Reserves

Several prominent crypto exchanges, including OKX, Bybit, and KuCoin, have announced their plans to publish Proof-of-Reserves to provide full transparency to their customers.

Binance Considers Pulling Out Of FTX-Takeover Deal

Binance is reportedly considering terminating its acquisition deal with FTX less than a day after signing a non-binding LOI to “save” FTX from a liquidity crunch.

FTX Bank Run: An Unexpected Turn Of Events

This article covers what led to the downfall of FTX, the lessons, and the potential winners and losers of this event.

Binance’s Acquisition Of FTX Causes Crypto Prices To Plummet

The Binance-FTX acquisition deal sparked liquidity fears in the crypto community, causing huge selloffs and wild fluctuations in the prices of crypto assets.

BlockFi Says Products Are Fully Functional Amidst The Binance-FTX Deal

BlockFi has stated that all its products remain fully functional regardless of the Binance-FTX deal. The lending firm, which was supposed to be acquired by FTX, will now run as an independent entity until at least July 2023.

Binance Agrees To Purchase FTX By Signing Non-Binding Letter Of Intent

According to the latest set of tweets by the CEOs of Binance and FTX, the two exchanges have reached an agreement wherein Binance will “fully acquire” FTX.

Elon Musk Twitter Takeover Will Boost Crypto Adoption Globally

Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter is a big win for the crypto community as it promises the global adoption of crypto.

SEC Chairman Warns About Centralization In The Crypto Market

In his recent speech, Gary Gensler, the SEC Chairman, revealed his opinions on the increasing centralization in the crypto ecosystem.

Binance’s Stablecoin Hits All-Time High Market Share Of 15.48%

BUSD's stablecoin market share increased to its highest level at 15.48%. The token's market capitalization also grew by 22.88% within the past 2 months.

Binance.US Releases VeChain Staking Product

Binance.US launched a staking product for VeChain Token (VET) that pays out rewards every week in the form of VeChain Thor (VTHO) tokens.

Japan To Ease Screening Process For Listing Virtual Tokens

Japanese regulators plan to ease regulations to allow registered crypto exchanges to list digital tokens without undergoing a long screening process.

Binance Aids Bitcoin Miners By Launching $500M Lending Pool

Binance revealed its plans to support Bitcoin miners by launching a $500M lending pool.

Binance Halts BNB Smart Chain Following Over $100M Cross-Chain Bridge Exploit

Binance has halted its BNB Smart Chain (BSC) due to a $100 million to $110 million exploit on its cross-chain bridge. Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao, confirms the situation has been contained, and users' funds are safe.

FTX’s CEO Reveals How They Will Approach Celsius' Auction

Addressing Simon Dixon's Tweets, Sam Bankman-Fried disclosed how FTX would place bids on Celsius’ Assets.

Binance Officially Launches Ethereum Proof-of-Work Mining Pool

Binance has officially launched mining services for Ethereum PoW miners. It is running a one-month promotion in which miners can enjoy zero fees on all earnings. However, this does not guarantee the listing of ETHW.

FTX Reportedly Seeks To Acquire Celsius’ Assets

According to sources, Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX, is considering bidding on crypto lender Celsius’ assets to bail the latter out of bankruptcy.

Binance Seeks To Resume Operations In Japan

After suspending services in Japan in 2018, Binance now seeks a license to resume its operations. Binance's renewed interest in operating in Japan is due to the nation softening its stance on crypto.

FCA Warns Citizens Over FTX’s Lack of Authorization to Operate in the UK

UK’s FCA says crypto exchange FTX is not authorized to operate in the country. It warns citizens of the risks of investing in unregistered companies.

WazirX Joins Binance To Delist USDC And Other Stablecoins

WazirX has announced the delisting of three stablecoins: USDC, USDP, and TUSD, and their auto-conversion to Binance USD. Like Binance, WazirX believes this move would help enhance liquidity and capital efficiency.

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Binance exits Russia by selling local business to CommEx

Binance has agreed to sell off its Russian business to the recently launched crypto exchange CommEx as the firm intends to quit the Russian crypto market.

Changpeng Zhao refutes rumors of Binance delisting stablecoins in Europe

Changpeng Zhao quashed the rumors of Binance delisting stablecoins by June 30, 2024, noting the comments made by the exchange’s representative were taken out of context.

Binance.US CEO quits while the firm cuts one-third of its workforce

Binance.US CEO Brian Shroder has left the exchange while its regulatory troubles show no sign of letting up. Norman Reed, the Chief Legal Officer of Binance.US, will succeed Shroder as the interim CEO.

Binance to list 34 crypto tokens on its Japanese exchange

Binance plans to add trading services for 34 tokens on Binance Japan, a new exchange that caters to Japanese clients.

Crypto.com receives registration approval from Dutch Central Bank

Crypto.com secured registration approval from De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) weeks after Binance exited the Netherlands after failing to register with the regulators.

Binance seeks to file motion to dismiss CFTC charges

Binance and its CEO Changpeng Zhao intend to file a motion with the court to dismiss the CFTC’s complaint. 

Binance enables Bitcoin deposits and withdrawals on Lightning Network

Binance has completed the integration of Bitcoin on the layer-2 protocol Lightning Network to enable faster BTC deposits and withdrawals for its clients.

BNB Chain to add security updates with ZhangHeng hard fork

Binance’s BNB Beacon Chain will implement new security features in its upcoming ZhangHeng hard fork.

Binance ends deposits and withdrawals for 8 Multichain-bridged tokens

Binance announced its plans to suspend deposit and withdrawal services for eight Multichain-bridged tokens starting July 7.

Binance burns $230K worth of Terra Classic tokens

Binance removed 2.65B Terra Classic tokens from circulation by sending them to a burn wallet.

Binance retracts decision to remove privacy tokens in EU nations

Binance has backtracked on its decision to delist Zcash, Dash, and other privacy tokens in EU countries.

Binance to stop operations in Netherlands

Binance announced its plans to withdraw from the Netherlands after an unsuccessful attempt at securing a VASP license from Dutch regulators.

Binance.US delists advanced trading pairs for BTC and BUSD

Binance.US announced its plans to delist ten BTC and BUSD advanced trading pairs after the SEC pressed charges against its parent company.

SEC sues Coinbase for offering unregistered securities

Less than a day after suing Binance, the SEC cracked down on Coinbase for selling unregistered securities to US clients.

SEC files lawsuit against Binance over alleged securities violations

The US Securities and Exchange Commission sued Binance and its CEO Changpeng Zhao over the sale of unregistered securities.

Binance to launch new crypto exchange in Japan by summer 2023

Binance will re-enter the Japanese crypto market following the launch of a new crypto exchange in summer 2023.

Binance teams up with Gulf Innova to launch new crypto exchange

Binance's new Thailand-based crypto exchange, Gulf Binance, has received digital asset operator licenses from the country's Ministry of Finance.

OKX initiates application process to register with French regulators

OKX submitted the DASP license application to obtain regulatory approval from French regulators Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR).

Binance to cease operations in Canada

Binance announced its plans to suspend operations in Canada, citing a harsher regulatory environment as the reason behind withdrawing from the nation.

Binance releases new liquid staking token, Wrapped Beacon ETH

Binance launched a new liquid staking token, Wrapped Beacon ETH, on its rebranded Ethereum staking product.

ASIC revokes Binance Australia’s financial services license

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) revoked Binance Australia’s financial services license following a targeted review of the exchange’s operations.

Dubai regulators seek information on Binance’s governance process

Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority asked Binance to disclose details about its board procedures as the regulators tighten the application process for the operational license.

Voyager must close acquisition deal with Binance.US by April 13

A recent court document claimed that Voyager and its creditors may lose $10M every month if the bankrupt lender fails to close its deal with Binance.US by April 13.

US law firms file $1B lawsuit against Binance

Boies Schiller Flexner and Moskowitz Law Firm sued Binance, its CEO Changpeng Zhao, and three crypto influencers for unlawful promotion of unregistered securities.

Binance.US halts OCBS and stablecoin pairs for BUSD

Binance.US temporarily suspended One Common Billing System (OCBS) transactions for Binance USD.

BUSD records $500M outflows following CFTC’s crackdown on Binance

BUSD’s net outflows exceeded $500M after the CFTC filed a lawsuit against Binance.

Binance CEO denies the allegations made by CFTC’s complaint

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao denied the accusations made by the CFTC's complaint. According to him, the regulatory agency's complaint was an “incomplete recitation of facts."

CFTC sues Binance for violating federal laws

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed a lawsuit against Binance and its CEO, Changpeng Zhao, over alleged violations of federal laws.

Binance temporarily suspends spot trading

Binance temporarily suspended deposits, withdrawals, and spot trading services due to a bug affecting its trading engine.

FTX wallets transfer $145M in stablecoins to crypto exchanges

Three crypto wallets belonging to FTX and Alameda Research have transferred $145M worth of Tether and USD Coin tokens to crypto exchanges.

Binance to stop GBP deposits and withdrawals

Binance will suspend deposit and withdrawal facilities for Pound Sterling following issues with its current trading partner Skrill Limited.

Binance to convert $1B worth of IRI funds to native crypto tokens

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao said the exchange will convert nearly $1B worth of Industry Recovery Initiative funds into native crypto assets following recent turmoil in the stablecoin market.

Binance and Coinbase halt USDC conversions

Crypto exchanges Binance and Coinbase have paused USDC conversions as the stablecoin fails to regain its USD peg.

Binance updates Proof-of-Reserves system to add 11 new tokens

Binance has upgraded its Proof-of-Reserves system to allow users to verify their assets for 11 new tokens. This brings the total number of verifiable tokens on Binance's PoR system to 24 coins.

US regulators oppose Binance.US’ $1.022B Voyager acquisition deal

The US SEC, the NYDFS, and Attorney General Letitia James filed objections to Binance.US’ $1.022B bid for acquiring Voyager Digital.

Binance moves to semi-automated system for managing B-token reserves

Binance will employ a semi-automated process for managing the reserves of its issued tokens following reports about the exchange’s mismanagement of B-token reserves.

Binance CEO denies severing ties with US business partners

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao dismissed reports about the exchange ending relationships with US business partners due to pressure from regulators.

Binance mints 50M TUSD tokens following regulatory action against BUSD

Binance has minted nearly 50M TrueUSD tokens after the NYDFS ordered Paxos to cease issuing Binance USD.

Binance Research reveals Ether stakers are underwater

Binance Research has revealed that only 31% of Ether stakers are in profit while the rest are underwater. Most of the ETH holders in profit staked in December 2020 when the Beacon Chain was launched.

Binance is prepared to pay penalties for past conduct

Binance is ready to pay monetary penalties to US regulators to make amends for past regulatory violations. The exchange claims it grew quickly and was unaware of the laws and regulations to prevent money laundering and corruption.

Binance and Huobi freeze $1.4M worth of stolen crypto assets

Binance and Huobi have frozen $1.4M worth of crypto assets stolen by North Korean hacking group, Lazarus. The exchanges were able to suspend the accounts linked to Lazarus thanks to the findings of Elliptic.

Binance CEO says crypto industry may switch to non-USD stablecoins

Changpeng Zhao claimed that the pressure from regulators may shrink the USD stablecoin market and cause the crypto industry to switch to non-USD stablecoins.

New York regulator orders Paxos to stop issuing BUSD

NYDFS has ordered Paxos to stop issuing new BUSDs. This action by the regulator might cause a decrease in the BUSD market cap over time and users' migration to other stablecoins. 

TRON founder seeks to reduce withdrawal fees after fee hike on Binance

Justin Sun, the founder of TRON, announced that the firm is working with Binance to reduce the withdrawal fees on TRON tokens following a fee hike on Binance's platform.

Binance deploys zk-SNARKs on its proof-of-reserve system

Binance has integrated zk-SNARKs into its PoR system. This is a continued effort to promote transparency in the industry and regain users’ trust. Also, four tokens were added to the system. 

Paxos under investigation by New York regulator

Stablecoin issuer Paxos is being probed by the New York Department of Financial Services.

Binance APAC head claims full audit of reserves will take time

Leon Foong, Binance’s head of Asia-Pacific, claimed that a comprehensive audit of the exchange’s reserves will take time due to the steep learning curve associated with auditing crypto firms.

Binance to temporarily halt USD bank transfers

Binance will suspend US Dollar deposits and withdrawals starting February 8. The exchange has not revealed the reason behind the suspension.

Binance releases free tax reporting tool

Binance has launched a tax reporting tool called Binance Tax to aid its Canada and France-based clients in filing their taxes.

Binance Collaborates With Huobi To Recover $2.5M Worth Of Bitcoin Assets From Hackers

The security teams of Binance and Huobi teamed up to recover 124 Bitcoin from the hackers responsible for the Horizon Bridge Hack of 2022.

Binance To Re-Enter South Korea By Acquiring Gopax

Binance is reportedly in the process of purchasing a 41.2% stake in the South Korean crypto exchange, Gopax.

Binance CEO Cautions Users About “Widespread” API Key Leaks From 3Commas

Changpeng Zhao warned Binance users to disable 3Commas API keys following several reports of API key leaks from 3Commas.

Crypto Companies With Proof of Reserves

When it comes to custodial crypto services, there's nothing more important than their proof of reserves. We show who provides them, who doesn't and how it works.

Binance.US Set to Acquire Voyager Digital's Assets for $1 Billion

Binance.US is set to complete the acquisition of bankrupt crypto lender voyager.

Mazars Suspends Proof-Of-Reserves Audit Services For Crypto Exchanges

Binance reported that Mazars has stopped offering services to crypto exchanges. The auditing firm removed the web pages that showed its Proof-of-Reserves (PoR) audits conducted on Binance, Crypto.com, and KuCoin's reserves.

Mithril Demands A Refund Of 200,000 BNB From Binance Following Its Delisting

Mithril had asked Binance for a 200,000 BNB ($53M) refund after the exchange delisted its token. Binance delisted Mithril after its review showed the project was not meeting up with the exchange’s standards.‍

Binance CEO Cautions Against Holding Crypto In Self-Custody As The Exchange’s Weekly Outflows Top $3.66B

In a recent Twitter Space discussion, Changpeng Zhao claimed that investors are more likely to lose their crypto assets by keeping them in private wallets instead of centralized exchanges. 

Binance.US Launches Zero-Fee Payment Service For Mobile App Users

Binance.US added support for “Pay,” a service that allows users to instantly settle crypto payments without paying gas or transaction fees.

Binance Users Withdrew $1.9B Worth Of Crypto In 24 Hours

Binance's clients withdrew over $1.9B from the exchange in the last 24 hours. The $1.9B figure marks the highest volume withdrawn from Binance within a day since June. 

US DOJ Pondering Legal Action Against Binance

Binance might face legal action when DOJ completes its investigation on alleged money laundering.

Binance Re-enters Japan With SEBC Acquisition Deal

Binance has finally re-entered Japan with its SEBC acquisition deal. The exchange is now a JFSA-regulated entity offering crypto-regulated services in Japan.

US Senator Requests Major Crypto Exchanges To Disclose Consumer Protection Safeguards

Ron Wyden, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, sent letters to the CEOs of six crypto exchanges asking them to reveal the measures they use to protect clients' funds.

Binance Transfers 127K Bitcoin To An Unknown Wallet As Part Of Proof-Of-Reserves Audit

After Binance moved 127K Bitcoin tokens to an unknown wallet, Changpeng Zhao claimed that the transaction was a part of the exchange's Proof-of-Reserves (PoR) audit.

Alameda Research Withdrew $204M From FTX US Before Filing For Bankruptcy

Arkham Intelligence reported Alameda Research pulled out crypto assets worth $204M from FTX US before filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on November 11.

Binance Launches Proof of Reserves System In Line With Its Commitment Towards Transparency

Binance launches Proof-of-Reserves in a bid to show transparency. The crypto community reacts to this milestone

Binance Commits $1B As Recovery Fund For Distressed Crypto Companies

Binance has pledged $1B as an industry recovery fund for distressed crypto companies. The fund established by the exchange will help provide financial support and serve as an avenue for restoring confidence in Web3.

Bybit To Aid Institutional Traders By Launching $100M Support Fund

Bybit announced its plans to launch a $100M support fund to help institutional traders and market makers brave the current market conditions.

Binance CEO CZ Confirms Plan To Restart Bid For Bankrupt Crypto Lender Voyager

Binance ready another bid for Voyager's assets while clarifying its status as not a Chinese company.

Singapore Police Investigates Binance For Disobeying Local Payment Service Rules

Binance is on the radar of the Singapore police for a possible breach of local payment services rules. The exchange has been accused of actively soliciting its Singapore users, regardless of not being licensed in the country.

Genesis Rejects Notions Of Imminent Bankruptcy Filing

Genesis denied rumors of “imminently” submitting bankruptcy filings after failing to raise funds over the last week.

Binance Surpasses Coinbase In Holding The Largest Bitcoin Exchange Reserves

CryptoQuant's report revealed that Binance’s Bitcoin reserves have hit the 575K mark, thus making it the exchange with the largest BTC holdings.

Binance To Launch Industry Recovery Fund To Support Troubled Crypto Ventures

Binance seeks to set up an Industry Recovery Fund to aid crypto projects that are under the threat of a liquidity crunch.