Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao expressed his elation and relief following the successful resolution of a long-standing dispute with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
The prolonged scrutiny from the SEC had cast a cloud of uncertainty over Binance, creating a challenging and tense period for the company. Therefore, the resolution of this matter is a highly welcome development.
With the regulatory uncertainty gradually dissipating, CZ can now shift his attention towards shaping Binance’s future trajectory. In a tweet, the seasoned crypto entrepreneur firmly asserted that the emergency relief request made by the SEC was unwarranted, further emphasizing that the agreed-upon resolution would enable Binance to move forward without hindrance.
In a significant twist of events, Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted her approval to the “Proposed Stipulation and Consent Order” that was reached between Binance, Binance.US, and the SEC on Saturday, June 18th.
According to the terms of the consent order, Binance is obligated to “repatriate” all fiat currency and cryptocurrency assets associated with Binance.US by a specified date as ruled by the court. Additionally, the agreement imposes certain restrictions on Binance’s global officials, preventing them from accessing the private keys of all wallets, including both cold and hot wallets.
Despite the challenges and regulatory hurdles faced by Binance in recent times, CZ reiterated the company’s unwavering commitment to its ongoing operations. While expressing satisfaction with the resolution of the SEC issue, the CEO of Binance reassured users that their funds have remained and will continue to remain safe and secure across all Binance-related services.
Throughout this period, Binance placed utmost importance on the safety and security of user funds, implementing robust security measures across all its platforms. Furthermore, Binance has disclosed its exploration of potential developments and launches of a layer-2 blockchain scaling solution on its BNB Smart Chain. This initiative aims to enhance scalability and efficiency for improved user experiences.
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