JUST IN: Binance.US Becomes ‘Crypto Only’ Exchange—Suspends USD Transactions• June 9, 2023 10:48 am • Comments
Thursday night, that decision proved prescient. At approximately 10:47 PM EST, I received this email from Binance.US indicating that they are pausing USD deposits and withdrawals by June 13, 2023:
This would shift Binance.US to a ‘crypto only’ exchange and is certain to encourage users to move their funds out of Binance—something I have been warning investors of for the last several months—particularly this last week.
According to one individual, Binance is delisting Quant and all the USD trading pairs.
Additionally, the world’s largest centralized crypto exchange may move to delist other cryptocurrencies and digital assets recently labeled as ‘securities’ by the SEC.
Binance is delisting QNT! 👀
All the USD coins listed. Oh boy!! pic.twitter.com/zyPzJwK95K
— 🔥XRPVonFooFoo (@kc86753091) June 8, 2023
Coin Telegraph confirmed:
The firm noted that, in an effort to protect its customers and platform, it is suspending USD deposits.
Furthermore, Binance.US is “notifying customers that our banking partners are preparing to pause fiat (USD) withdrawal channels as early as June 13, 2023.”
The notice also cautioned that any downtime in processing withdrawals going forward “may be the result of elevated volumes and weekend bank closures.”
Fear, uncertainty, and doubt gripped the crypto community, as announcements of an impending embargo on USD withdrawals is also coming to the platform by next week.
NEW: Binance is suspending all USD deposits today and all USD withdrawals will be stopped as soon as next Tuesday 😱 pic.twitter.com/4fEQDZldbP
— Bitcoin News (@BitcoinNewsCom) June 9, 2023
USD WITHDRAWALS ON BINANCE COULD BE HALTED BY NEXT WEEK!
Is this Binance giving you a heads up to withdraw your funds before the SEC clamps down?
Tell us in the comments whether you are: STAYING ON BINANCE or LEAVING BINANCE U.S?
— Ran Neuner (@cryptomanran) June 9, 2023
On June 5, the SEC accused the company of allegedly violating U.S. securities laws, whereas Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao, is also targeted in the lawsuits initiated by the agency.
On Wednesday, Binance.US had already announced the removal of over 40 cryptocurrency trading pairs currently available on its platform.
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