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Binance to Restrict Stablecoin Trading Due to MiCA Regulations

Binance Rule Changes for Stablecoins in the EEA

Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, is set to implement new rules regarding stablecoins in the European Economic Area (EEA) starting on June 30. The move comes in anticipation of the enforcement of the Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCA) rules, which were published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) a year ago.

Under the new rules, Binance will classify stablecoins into two categories: “Regulated Stablecoins” and “Unauthorized Stablecoins.” Regulated Stablecoins are issued by regulated companies and comply with MiCA rules, while Unauthorized Stablecoins do not meet the new standards.

Starting on June 30, Binance will limit trading activity for Unauthorized Stablecoins by switching them to a “sell-only” mode through the Binance Convert function. This will allow users to convert their assets into other tokens like Bitcoin or Regulated Stablecoins. Spot trading pairs involving Unauthorized Stablecoins will not be affected, but customers can still withdraw or deposit their stablecoins.

Binance’s approach aligns with the provisions of MiCA and aims to avoid market disruptions while providing users with flexibility. The exchange emphasized the importance of a gradual transition to prevent a sudden influx of demand for Regulated Stablecoins, which currently have limited liquidity.

The EU’s MiCA rules aim to harmonize regulations for crypto assets, including stablecoins, and only authorize electronic money institutions and credit institutions to process specific stablecoin activities. Binance’s proactive stance in implementing these changes reflects its commitment to compliance and ensuring a smooth transition for its users in the EEA.

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