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If People Withdrew Everything from Binance US, We Would Still Have Millions in Assets, CEO Says

Binance US chief Brian Shroder assured his followers on Monday that his exchange is prepared to process every last withdraw customer withdrawal – unlike certain competitors.  He also expanded on his company’s successful bid to purchase Voyager’s assets worth $1.02 billion and bring an end to the defunct crypto lender’s bankruptcy proceedings as soon as possible.  Replacing FTX US In a Twitter thread on Monday, Shroder confirmed that Voyager’s 3.5 million customers will soon...

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Binance US Agrees to Buy Voyager Digital Assets

Binance US has entered into an agreement with Voyager Digital to acquire its assets. The bid from the cryptocurrency exchange also means that there’s a path for Voyager customer funds to be unlocked “as soon as possible.” CryptoPotato reported earlier in November that CZ had confirmed that Binance US will be bidding for the assets of Voyager. Today, in an official announcement, Voyager confirmed that the exchange will acquire its assets: “Our bid is a reflection of our...

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CZ Binance on Audits, FTX, the $2.1 Billion SBF Buyout in 2021, and Recent Withdrawal Spree

Changpeng Zhao – CEO Binance – agreed that the collapse of FTX has caused some panic in the space. He also reiterated that the fact that they were audited by a somewhat reputable firm caused others in that business to be more cautious when working with crypto businesses. He assured that Binance is in good financial standing, does not owe anybody money, and has never co-mingled clients’ funds. In a recent interview for CNBC, CZ said Binance coped with the recent customer...

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Business as Usual Says CZ, Confirming Over $1 Billion Daily Withdrawals

Changpeng Zhao – CEO of Binance – said clients had withdrawn approximately $1.14 billion worth of crypto today (December 13) from the platform. The executive assured they handled the demand and that business continues to operate “as usual.” Zhao stated on Twitter that the recent withdrawal requests are not a black swan event, reminding that Binance has processed such an amount of transactions before, as also seen on the following chart by Nansen. Source: NansenThe CEO...

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Did Binance Help Iran Avoid Financial Sanctions?

Iran is a sanctioned country. It’s not allowed to engage in certain activities unless the United States says so. Despite all this, popular digital currency exchange Binance still enabled the country to engage in crypto trades nearing $8 billion at press time. Binance Is Alleged to Have Aided Iran Almost all the trades occurred between Binance and Nobitex, a crypto exchange based in the Middle Eastern country. This data comes directly from blockchain analysis firm...

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Bybit Launches Merkle Tree-Verified Proof of Reserves

The Dubai-based platform announced the launch of a Merkle Tree-based proof-of-reserve system to enable users to verify their assets deposited into the exchange as well as Bybit’s holdings. The verification is available in both trading and funding accounts. Bybit said that the new feature will also allow verification of the exchange’s wallet ownership and that assets are held with a 1:1 ratio. “With the release of the Merkle Tree, Bybit has further demonstrated its robust...

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Binance Labs Leads Funding Round For Web3 Security Startup

Aligning with ambitious investment plans in the ongoing bear market, Binance Labs – the venture capital arm of the world’s largest crypto exchange – announced leading a private round II for GoPlus Security. The value of the investment has not been disclosed. The fresh capital infusion will be deployed to develop security data further, build a security service marketplace, and conduct new hiring for the Web3 security infrastructure provider. According to the official blog...

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Sam Bankman-Fried to Binance CEO: You Won, Stop Lying

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) and ex-FTX boss Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) traded barbs over Twitter on Friday as each contested the true nature of their private business dealings. During the exchange, Bankman-Fried asked CZ why he would “lie” about their situation, given he had already “won,” post bankruptcy. CZ’s Story CZ began with reference to Kevin O’Leary’s latest comments on FTX’s fallout.  In his interview with CNBC, the Shark Tank star suggested that FTX spent much of...

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