Two days ago, the Binance exchange suddenly halted its operations for a while, which proved to be six hours. Everything but Binance Futures was on maintenance.
In one of his tweets after trading resumed, Changpeng Zhao promised to release post mortem later on.
Giving away $1 mln in BNB
Now Binance is conducting a giveaway of 50,000 BNB – over $1 million – to thank the community for the patience and support during the unscheduled maintenance.
However, some users are not happy with the recent Binance performance, including the fact that the promised explanation of the issue has not been published yet.
CZ responds to the reports on Malta license
As reported by several media outlets earlier, the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) had published a statement saying that the Binance exchange has nothing to do with it – neither geographically, nor legally or regarding regulation.
Many on the crypto Twitter started insisting on CZ addressing this issue.
Changpeng Zhao has responded, calling these reports a ‘mix of truth, FUD & misconception’.
Binance is not based in Malta, nor does it operate there, since the exchange exists in the blockchain world and operates from various parts of the planet, he says.
“Binance has a number of regulated entities around the world, either operated by our partners or by Binance.com directly. We work closely with regulators and comply with the rules in the places where we operate.”
“Binance.com has always operated in a decentralized manner as we reach out to our users across more than 180 nations worldwide. As well as pushing the envelope in experimenting how to become a true DAO (decentralized autonomous organization).”
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