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Binance US Launches a 6% APY Ethereum Staking Service

On September 7th, Binance.US announced the launch of an Ethereum Staking service, offering its users an initial annual percentage yield (APY) of 6%. According to the Binance.US blog post, this new feature will allow users to start staking ETH using a minimum of 0.001 ETH (approximately $1.62). An amount much more accessible than the 32 ETH needed to become an Ethereum validator. “While there is a 32 ETH requirement for staking directly through the Ethereum network, users can...

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Former Brazilian Economy Minister Joins Binance’s Advisory Board (Report)

Despite the ongoing bear market, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance – continues to expand its team. Henrique Meirelles, who served as Brazilian Central Bank President and Economy Minister of the country, reportedly joined the platform as an adviser. Contrary to Binance, which went on a hiring spree during the crypto winter, many of its rivals dismissed a chunk of their staff in the past few months. Such examples are CryptoCom, Coinbase, Bybit, Gemini, and...

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Circle CEO Thinks Binance’s USDC Exit is a Good Thing

Jeremy Allaire – CEO and co-founder of Circle – isn’t sweating over Binance’s latest decision to stop supporting trades for USD Coin (USDC).  In a thread on Tuesday, Allaire broke down why he thinks the development is not only good for Binance but ultimately a boon to USDC utility and adoption. Binance Converges Around BUSD On Monday, Binance announced that all of its customers’ existing funds held in USDC, USDP, and TUSD would be auto-converted into Binance USD (BUSD) on...

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Binance Uncovers Two Suspects Tied to KyberSwap $265K Hack

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has identified two suspects who may be responsible for the theft of $265,000 from decentralized exchange (DEX) protocol KyberSwap in an exploit earlier this week.  Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) disclosed the findings on Twitter today, noting that the company has shared the intel with KyberSwap and the appropriate law enforcement agencies.  KyberSwap Suffers Frontend Attack On September 1, the DEX protocol suffered a frontend security...

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Binance to Avoid Amp Due to Potential Security Classification

Binance.US – the American division of Binance, arguably the largest and most popular digital currency exchange in the world – has removed the Amp token given that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) views the asset as a potential security. Binance does not want to get in the middle of what could be a huge legal fight and is apparently removing the token from its listings altogether. Binance Says “No” To Amp Listing There is growing concern as of late about the...

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Binance is Not a Chinese Company, Declares CEO

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) recently released a statement on Binance blog to demystify the company’s relationship with China.  He asserted that Binance is not a Chinese company, and that conspiracy theories of a Chinese employee secretly running the business are untrue.  CZ’s History With China In the statement published on Thursday, CZ began by recounting his personal history with the China. He and his family fled from the nation to Canada when he was 12 years old, only...

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FTX Forges Partnership With Busan to Develop Crypto Exchange

The implosion of the South Korean stablecoin project Terra may have dented general sentiment towards the industry, but that has not stopped the second-largest city in the country from pursuing ambitious crypto and blockchain goals. Busan has announced a partnership with FTX to build blockchain-powered business solutions in the coming months. As part of the deal, Sam Bankman-Fried’s exchange will work with Busan city to assist in the development of Busan Digital Asset Exchange...

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Binance, Virtuzone Sign Strategic Partnership to Focus on Advancing Web 3 in UAE

Leading providers of corporate and business formation services in UAE, Virtuzone has partnered with Binance to accept cryptocurrency payments via Binance Pay. As per the official press release, Virtuzone aims to bring barriers to entrepreneurship by facilitating cryptocurrency payments for company setup. Creating more opportunities for global businesses in a bid to tap into UAE’s thriving startup community is another key focus area behind the strategic partnership. Binance...

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Thai Energy Magnate to Double Down on His Crypto Investments (Report)

Sarath Ratanavadi – CEO of Gulf Energy Development – reportedly stated that his company will invest in blockchain ecosystems to diversify some of its profits. The decision comes despite the broad market collapse and the strict stance that local watchdogs have taken towards the sector. Ratanavadi is known as the second-richest person in Thailand. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, his fortune nears $12 billion, while his corporation supplies energy to Thailand,...

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How Binance Will Address a Potential Ethereum Fork During the Merge

Binance – the world’s largest crypto exchange – has released a statement explaining how it will ensure a smooth transition to a proof of stake (POS) Ethereum next month. In particular, it covered how it will compensate users in the event of an Ethereum fork, during which two different blockchains and versions of ETH could emerge.  Binance’s Merge Plan Per the company’s statement on Thursday, there are “two likely scenarios” that could occur during the merge that may impact...

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