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These American States Have Asked Binance.US to Cease Services: WSJ

Following the guilty plea of Changpeng Zhao (CZ), founder and former CEO of crypto exchange Binance, in November 2023, several American states have asked the local arm of the trading platform to refrain from servicing their residents. The Wall Street Journal reported that authorities in Florida and Alaska recently instructed Binance.US to cease its services in the regions. Florida and Alaska Restrain Binance.US Recall that the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a $4.3...

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Court Rejects Binance Founder CZ Travel Request Despite $4.5B Equity

Changpeng Zhao, the founder of the crypto exchange Binance, encountered a setback last month when a federal judge denied his request to travel to the United Arab Emirates. CZ proposed using his substantial $4.5 billion stake in Binance as collateral, based on the company’s valuation from its last fundraising round two years ago. However, the Judge still rejected the request. Zhao Requests Travel Permission In November, Zhao pleaded guilty in a Seattle federal court for...

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Binance Co-Founder Yi He Holds Minimum 10% Stake in Cayman Islands Holding Company: WSJ

Binance co-founder Yi He held at least a 10% share in Binance’s Cayman Islands holding company, according to a new report by WSJ. A former talk-show host, Yi He, reportedly holds significant influence over the marketing and investment sectors of the company. She also assumes the role of the largest shareholder within the firm in the absence of CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao. Yi He’s Influence on Binance The WSJ report made several interesting claims, including Yi He proposing a...

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CZ Steps Down As Chairman From Binance.US Board

Following his resignation as CEO of Binance, crypto billionaire Changpeng Zhao has now stepped down as the chairman of the board of directors at Binance.US – the exchange giant’s American arm. Binance.US confirmed CZ’s exit in a post to X on Tuesday, addressing various concerns related to the Justice Department’s historic settlement with its parent company last week. “[CZ] has decided to step down from his role as Chairman of our Board of Directors and transferred his voting...

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Market Wisdom from Changpeng Zhao as Binance CEO Steps Down

Binance is the largest crypto exchange in the world by volume. The company just recently turned six years old earlier this year. In addition to Zhao stepping down as CEO, Binance agreed to settle DOJ charges of money laundering with a $4.3 billion fine. Furthermore, the exchange saw over $1 billion in outflows in under 24 hours as customers withdrew funds and tokens following the news. Supporters sent CZ an outpouring of sympathy and cheers on X.com. Here are three powerful...

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Binance’s New CEO

Richard Teng, the new CEO of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, is no stranger to the world of finance. His ascent into the new position substantiates rumors that made the rounds earlier this year about him being the right fit for the job amid Binance’s regulatory woes. According to a company blog post, Teng joined the exchange in August 2021 as the CEO of Binance Singapore, with over three decades of experience in finance and the regulatory space. Facts...

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DOJ Announces $4.3 Billion Settlement With Binance As CZ Resigns From Company

The U.S. Department of Justice has settled charges against crypto exchange giant Binance for $4.3 billion, bringing investigations spanning back to 2018 to a close. The DOJ confirmed the settlement in a live video announcement on Tuesday, marking one of the largest enforcement actions ever closed in a crypto-related case. The company pled guilty to willfully floundering the Bank Secrecy Act, among other things. It now must report suspicious financial activity to federal...

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CZ to Step Down, Binance to Pay $4.3b in a Settlement with DOJ: Reports

Binance founder Changpeng Zhao (CZ) will plead guilty to floundering anti-money laundering (AML) provisions as part of a settlement deal with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), according to a Tuesday report from the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). He has also agreed to step down as CEO of his exchange and pay a $50 million personal fine, while Binance has agreed to pay a $4.3 billion fine for its legal violations. Binance’s Massive Penalty As detailed by the WSJ, Binance’s...

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Binance Asked To Pay $4 Billion By DOJ To Settle Investigations: Report

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has requested that crypto exchange giant Binance pay $4 billion as a resolution to its lengthy investigation of the company. Such negotiations include the possibility that Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) is charged with crimes possibly including money laundering, bank fraud, and sanctions violations. According to Bloomberg, an announcement on a settlement deal could arrive as early as the end of November. If accepted by Binance, it would...

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CZ, Vitalik, and More: These Are the Most Popular Names in Crypto (Study)

The crypto space is constantly evolving, with new ideas and projects emerging now and then. The steady growth is attracting more people and, in turn, giving top names in the industry more influence. Crypto tax software firm CoinLedger has compiled a list of the most popular personalities in the digital asset industry using their respective social media followings as a yardstick. The names were obtained from a list of the 30 most influential people in the crypto sector in...

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