Despite almost $6bn in user assets being withdrawn from the platform over the last week, Binance has seen a surge in deposits over the last 24 hours, with stablecoins and Ether leading the way.
Despite facing regulatory challenges, Binance is gradually regaining trust as evidenced by their strong netflow, even though they have a long journey ahead to fully recover their exchange balance from before the lawsuit.
On the other hand, Binance U.S. tells a different tale as it experienced a consistent net outflow, with a cumulative sum of $142 million over the past week.
Further data indicates that market makers on the platform have departed following the lawsuit, potentially relocating their services in response to the ongoing investigations.
Former SEC Enforcement Co-Director Joins Binance US Amid Legal Battle
Facing allegations of operating an illegal securities exchange, Binance U.S. has enlisted the expertise of George Canellos, a former co-director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement division, along with three other lawyers.
Canellos, currently heading the litigation and arbitration group at Milbank, brings extensive experience from overseeing high-profile investigations at the SEC and serving as the chief of the major crimes unit at the US Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York.
The exchange also announced on June 9 that it will be temporarily suspending U.S. dollar deposits and potentially pausing fiat withdrawals, with the changes set to take effect as early as June 13.
They have also expressed concerns over the SEC’s approach, which has concurrently faced criticism from U.S. lawmakers and industry leaders. Representative Warren Davidson went as far as proposing a bill aimed at restructuring the commission and calling for the firing of SEC chair Gary Gensler on June 12.
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