Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is currently being investigated by the Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over its alleged derivatives offerings to US residents.
Binance CEO Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao was quick to dismiss the CFTC probe, labelling it as “FUD” (fear uncertainty and doubt).
*CRYPTO EXCHANGE BINANCE INVESTIGATED BY U.S. OVER WHO’S TRADING
— *Walter Bloomberg (@DeItaone) March 12, 2021
In 2019 CZ created Binance.US while simultaneously blocking US customers from accessing Binance.com, however he did admit that some US customers can still slip through the cracks.
“We have always blocked U.S. access, but users do find intelligent ways to get around our block sometimes and we just have to be smarter about the way we block,” he told Bloomberg in an interview in November.
The price of Bitcoin slumped from $56,400 to $55,000 on the news, with the price of Binance’s native token, BNB, dropped by more than 10%.
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