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Binance to launch fiat-to-crypto platform for US market as it moves to block US residents from Binance Global




Binance to launch fiat-to-crypto platform for US market; simultaneously to block US residents from Binance Global
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Binance, the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange by volume, has been posting several updates which can be directed to its revamp and scaling plan.

The Malta-based exchange recently announced a partnership with the FinCEN registered-BAM Trading Services Inc., in a bid to launch trading services for users in the United States dubbed Binance.US. The upcoming roll-out is aimed at bringing “security, speed, and liquidity of” to users in North America, said Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao, CEO of Binance. He went on to the add that Binance.US will operate in full regulatory compliance of United States’ laws.

The focus of the alliance for the US extension of Binance, according to the official announcement, will be on the trading of mainstream digital currencies with liquidity.

In the meantime, in an official blog post Binance has stated to have revamped its terms of use agreement. Notably, the updated agreement detailed waiving of certain rights to residents of the U.S. According to the same, Binance Global services are restricted. Under its ‘Prohibition of use section,’ the document said,

“Binance is unable to provide services to any U.S. person. Binance maintains the right to select its markets and jurisdictions to operate and may restrict or deny the Services in certain countries at its discretion.”

From 12 September 2019, users who are not in compliance with the new Terms of Use will not be able to trade or deposit funds on, but will continue to have access to their wallets and funds. The news coincides with the aforementioned collaboration and the prospective launch of a fiat-to-crypto platform for the region. Referring to the new arrangement, CZ remarked,

“Some short term pains may be necessary for long term gains”

According to stats charted by SimilarWeb, 13.48% of Binance’s traffic was from the US, at press time.

Source: SimilarWeb|Traffic

A prominent global markets analyst, Alex Kruger, shared his assumption about the possible impact of recent developments on Binance’s native token, BNB, and stated that the US user base might be moved to Binance.US from Binance Global. However, if it does not come to fruition, Kruger noted that BNB demand is likely to drop.

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