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Legal Storm Grows Stronger as Significant Developments Emerge

Binance Faces Legal Trouble: US Court Allows SEC Claims to Proceed

Binance Faces Legal Battle with SEC: What’s at Stake for the Crypto Industry?

In a major development, a U.S. court has allowed most of the claims by the US SEC regulators against cryptocurrency exchange Binance to proceed. Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that claims related to Binance’s staking program, the sale of its BNB token, and anti-fraud violations will move forward. The SEC also asserts that former Binance CEO Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao acted as a “control person” and that Binance was required to register under the Exchange Act.

However, the judge dismissed claims related to the secondary market sales of BNB and all sales concerning the Binance USD stablecoin. This decision was seen as a setback for the SEC, with implications for other crypto firms facing legal battles.

Despite these legal challenges, Binance remains the largest cryptocurrency exchange globally, with over 200 million users and $100 billion in assets under management. However, the exchange has faced setbacks in the U.S., with seven states revoking or refusing to renew Binance’s money transmitter license. Additionally, CZ is currently serving a four-month prison sentence for violating money laundering laws.

SEC Chair Gary Gensler has been vocal about the need for regulation in the crypto industry, arguing that most digital tokens are unregistered securities. However, the industry has pushed back against the SEC’s enforcement actions, calling for clearer legislation from Congress.

The hearing on the case is scheduled for July 9, and the outcome could have far-reaching implications for Binance, its users, and the entire crypto industry. The question remains: Is the SEC overstepping its authority, or is regulation necessary for the crypto industry to thrive? Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.

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