- US court grants SEC request to freeze assets of Binance US subsidiaries BAM Management and BAM Trading, as part of ongoing regulatory scrutiny in the cryptocurrency industry.
- Binance reassures users that the asset freeze only affects Binance US and that customer funds on Binance.com remain safe, highlighting the separation between the two entities.
The US Court grants the SEC’s request to freeze Binance’s assets.
A U.S. court has approved the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) request to freeze the assets of Binance.US subsidiaries BAM Management and BAM Trading. This development, however, will not impact the assets of Binance.US customers as Binance.US and Binance.com are independent entities.
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao clarified on Twitter that the asset freeze order only applies to Binance US and that Binance.com remains unaffected. He assured users that their funds are safe and emphasized the separation between the two entities.
The SEC‘s request for a temporary restraining order aims to freeze assets associated with Binance US. If approved, Binance will have five days to ensure that only Binance US has access to customer funds. Within 30 days, all customer assets will be transferred to new wallets accessible exclusively by Binance US.
The decision of the court to place a freeze on the assets of Binance.The bitcoin business is currently subject to continuing regulatory investigation, and US subsidiaries reflect this. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) intends to safeguard investors and address possible concerns linked to Binance’s business in the United States by focusing on certain subsidiaries.
It’s important to note that while this freeze may impact Binance US companies, it does not affect the assets of Binance.US customers. The distinction between the two entities provides assurance to users that their funds are secure and separate from the regulatory actions taken against Binance US.
As the situation unfolds, Binance and its affiliated entities will need to navigate the regulatory landscape and work towards compliance to address the SEC’s concerns. This development underscores the need for regulatory clarity and adherence to ensure the protection of investors and the integrity of the cryptocurrency market in the United States.
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