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Binance, a big name in the digital asset and money world, has stopped letting new UK users join their platform.
This decision was announced on a Monday and went into effect at 5 p.m. UK time the same day.
People already using Binance can continue to use it, but the company wants them to be careful and understand what they’re getting into before investing in digital money.
Why is this happening? The Financial Conduct Authority or FCA, like the money police in Britain, made some new rules recently.
One of these rules is that companies dealing with digital money must register with the FCA and have their advertisements approved by a company that the FCA has given a thumbs up.
Also, these companies need to let their customers know that investing in digital money can be risky.
Binance was using a company called Rebuildingsociety.com to get their ads approved in the UK, but the FCA said this company can’t promote digital money services anymore.
Binance is now looking for a new company that the FCA approves of, so they can follow the rules and let new users join again.
The company says they are working with the FCA to make sure their users aren’t affected by these changes, and they hope to find a new approver soon.
But Binance has been having a tough time in the UK recently. They had to stop letting people deposit or take out British pounds, and they lost their European bank partner, Paysafe Payment Solutions.
Paysafe decided to stop providing its wallet service to Binance in the EEA region, which includes the UK and many other countries.
What’s more, Binance is facing similar problems not just in the UK but also in the U.S., Germany, France, and the Netherlands, amongst numerous other nations. Read more here.
Binance.US, the American arm of the popular digital currency exchange, has changed its rules significantly with little warning.
People using Binance.US now can’t take out dollars directly from their platform.
If they want to get their dollars, they have to first change those dollars into a special type of digital asset called a stablecoin or some other type of digital money and then take that out.
Not long ago, Binance.US stopped accepting dollar deposits, blaming the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regulator for scaring off their banking partners.
Even worse, Binance.US got sued by the SEC, and its banking partners warned that they might stop dollar withdrawals, too.
And the latest bad news?
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), which provides insurance for financial companies such as banks and exchanges, no longer insures the dollars in Binance.US wallets.
FDIC’s blow is serious, as they will no longer protect your money (often up to a cap), in the event of a collapse.
This was one of the very few upsides to keeping your money with a crypto exchange and will likely open the door for more compliant crypto exchanges to emerge or for traditional financial institutions to move in. Read more here.
A New Dawn In Cryptocurrency: Zucoins And Splitchain
One of the critical challenges is the regulatory uncertainty and the need for compliance, a lesson well learned from major players like Binance.
While Zucoins is not directly involved in shaping regulatory landscapes and it’s not a crypto exchange platform—it’s a cryptocurrency token on top of the Splitchain network, it has been proactive in ensuring compliance with existing norms.
It has undergone audits and investigations by Australia’s Austrac and ASIC government regulatory departments, distinguishing itself as one of, if not the first cryptocurrency to do so in Australia.
Through this compliance, Zucoins subtly addresses the issue of regulatory uncertainty, providing solutions to improve safety and dependability to its users and the wider market.
Another key issue discussed is the need for security and safety in transactions.
Traditional cryptocurrencies often grapple with issues like loss of value due to incorrect receiver details.
Zucoins offers a direct solution to this problem by implementing a two-factor authentication (2FA) system for transactions.
This 2FA system significantly enhances the safety of transactions, ensuring users’ funds are secure and reducing the risk of accidental loss of value.
Moreover, the Splitchain network presents a cutting-edge solution to the problems of scalability and real-time transactions that often plague traditional blockchain networks.
The Zucoins team, with its commitment to simplicity and user-friendliness, has been working to address these complex issues for several years.
By maintaining the advantages of a layer-1 token while offering enhanced features of higher-layer solutions, without adding to more centralization, Splitchain strikes a balance that makes it accessible and appealing to both novice users and software developers.
The emergence of Zucoins and the Splitchain network represents a beacon of hope that can navigate the choppy waters of the cryptocurrency sea, providing safer and more efficient solutions in an increasingly complex digital economy.
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Peter & Rob
Disclaimer: Of course, this is not advice, financial or otherwise. It’s also important to consider the risks and challenges associated with any potential benefits.