Binance Under Fire: SEC Charges CZ and Binance for Alleged Security Violations

  1. SEC accuses Binance and CEO Changpeng Zhao of breaking securities rules, escalating legal challenges.
  2. The SEC alleges unregistered offers and sales of tokens, and failure to register and Binance.US.
  3. Lawsuit seeks permanent enjoinment on Binance and CZ from further activities, plus financial penalties.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a lawsuit against Binance and its Chief Executive Officer, Changpeng Zhao, popularly known as CZ, alleging a breach of US securities rules, according to Bloomberg. The charges indicate a significant escalation in the legal troubles faced by the crypto exchange.

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According to the lawsuit, Binance is accused of operating unregistered exchanges, misrepresenting trading controls, and selling unregistered securities. The SEC has pushed 13 charges against Binance, including unregistered offers and sales of tokens like BNB and BUSD, and other products such as the Simple Earn and BNB Vault.

Binance’s failure to register its platforms and Binance.US as exchanges or broker-dealer clearing agencies forms part of the accusations. CZ is being sued in his capacity as a controlling person. The SEC demands a permanent enjoinment of Binance and CZ from further activities. It is also seeking the disgorgement of any ill-gotten gains with interest and additional financial penalties. 

Looking towards the future, Binance, one of the world’s leading crypto exchanges, remains resilient despite the current lawsuit. The platform continues to be trusted by millions of users worldwide, demonstrating the potential for overcoming this hurdle and further strengthening its compliance procedures. 

As of now, CryptoNewsLand eagerly awaits an official response from Binance regarding the lawsuit.

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