Earlier this month, Nigeria’s markets regulator ordered Binance to halt its operations in the country, saying local unit “Binance Nigeria Limited” that courted Nigerian investors through a website was not registered or regulated, making it illegal.
He is one of several crypto moguls to be indicted in another blow for the industry, which is undergoing a reckoning after a slump in crypto prices led to the collapse of several companies, including exchange giant FTX.
That company’s founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, was charged with fraud last year, and has pleaded not guilty.
Yesterday the court seems to have provided just that,” said Justin d’Anethan, head of business development in Asia at Keyrock, a digital assets market maker in Hong Kong. “Ripple stakeholders were waiting for some regulatory clarity.
customer assets remain within the country until a sweeping lawsuit filed by the regulatory agency is resolved. Earlier this month, Binance and its U.S.
affiliate entered an agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to ensure U.S.
In a letter filed just before midnight on Wednesday in Manhattan federal court, Coinbase said the SEC has no authority to pursue civil claims because assets trading on its platform are not “investment contracts,” and thus not securities.
The SEC last week sued Binance and Coinbase, two of the world’s largest crypto exchanges, for allegedly breaking its rules.
The SEC’s actions were the latest in a crypto crackdown that has gathered pace under Democratic leadership.
The Ripple ruling came together with fraud charges against the former boss of bankrupt crypto lender Celsius Network, which are contested, and on the heels of moves into the market by finance firms BlackRock and Fidelity.
(Reporting by Niket Nishant in Bengaluru; Editing by Pooja Desai)
Wyre’s decision was not because of any regulatory action and investors who have assets on the company’s platform could withdraw them via its dashboard through July 14, it said.
The company ‘has begun the process of soliciting interested parties to the reboot of the FTX.com exchange,’ CEO John J.
Ray III told the in a report on Wednesday.
It unleashed a rally in smaller cryptocurrencies called “altcoins,” with tokens such as Solana, Featured Page Matic and Stellar up between 15% and 50% and shares in exchange Coinbase up 24% to a year high.
June 18 (Reuters) – Binance has issued a cease and desist order to “Binance Nigeria Limited”, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao said in a tweet on Sunday, calling the Nigerian company a “scammer entity”.
The world’s largest asset manager will be using Coinbase Custody – an offline storage solution for digital assets – for the ETF, and the crypto exchange’s spot market data for pricing, the report added.
Bucking the trend, Coinbase’s U.S.
market share jumped in June to 55% from 48.4%, as the exchange was named as a surveillance partner by Fidelity and other asset managers in filing for a spot bitcoin ETF, Aubert said.
Last week, Binance was sued by the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission, which listed 13 charges against the company, Zhao and the operator of its purportedly independent U.S.
Earlier on Friday, the company said it was leaving the Dutch market because it had been unable to meet registration requirements to operate as a virtual asset service provider.
The company said on Friday however that it has received registration in other European Union countries, including France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Sweden and Lithuania, and will continue to operate there.
OKX plans to hire 30 staff, Byun said, after opening an office last month in the Dubai World Trade Center in the business and financial hub of the United Arab Emirates.
The positive noises on crypto contrast with some of the scepticism expressed by the Financial Conduct Authority, which revealed last week that 5m adults owned crypto assets last year – but continues to warn that those who invest should be prepared to lose all their money.
At the meeting, Armstrong will also touch upon related issues, such as tax, national security, privacy, and climate, a New Democrat Coalition spokesperson said in an emailed statement.
“Given that Zhao and Binance have control of the platforms’ customers’ assets and have been able to commingle customer assets or divert customer assets as they please, as we have alleged, these prohibitions are essential to protecting investor assets,” said Gurbir Grewal, director of the SEC’s enforcement division, in the statement.