Binance Addresses Mazars Saga, USDC Withdrawal Halt and Other ‘FUD’ Amid Heightened Crypto Exchange Scrutiny

Binance is addressing the worry, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) centered round crypto change platforms after the high-profile downfall of FTX.

In a brand new firm blog post, the world’s largest digital asset change by quantity explains why a few of the frequent narratives about it being financially unhealthy are unfaithful.

First, Binance addresses the rumor that it doesn’t have enough reserves for customers to have the ability to withdraw cash.

“Binance’s enterprise mannequin could be very easy. The platform makes income primarily by charging transaction charges. The corporate’s belongings are fully separated from customers’ managed belongings. The capital construction is debt-free. Subsequently, Binance’s monetary standing could be very wholesome. We’ve got sufficient capital reserves to cowl day by day operations. And get by means of any robust cycles…

Binance won’t embezzle customers’ funds for any transactions or investments, nor does it have any money owed, neither is it on the record of collectors of any firm that has lately gone bankrupt.” 

Binance additionally brings up its momentary suspension of USD Coin (USDC) withdrawals, saying that customers may nonetheless withdraw different stablecoins at a 1:1 ratio whereas USD Coin was unavailable. The power to withdraw the stablecoin was halted for about eight hours final week so Binance may conduct a “token swap,” in response to a CNBC report.

“It must be emphasised that even through the suspension of USDC withdrawals, customers can nonetheless withdraw different stablecoins similar to BUSD, USDT [Tether], USDP [Pax Dollar], and TUSD [True USD] usually. Person funds are supported by 1:1, and there’s no liquidity downside.”

Binance goes on to elucidate the Mazars difficulty, the place a distinguished auditing agency introduced that it could cease serving crypto purchasers, sparking a liquidation occasion. In response to the weblog publish, Mazars stopped working with all corporations working within the crypto house, not simply Binance.

“What must be defined and clarified is that [audits are] aimed on the monetary standing of the listed firm, not the centralized change chain.

The verification of the general reserve belongings on the chain is basically totally different from the verification of belongings on the chain that Binance is looking for. The on-chain verification of the general reserves of encrypted corporations is a really new area.”

Earlier this month, Mazars revealed that Binance has enough reserves to again its customers’ Bitcoin (BTC).

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