Binance.US has responded to a letter revealed by U.S. senators on March 2 by professing compliance and stating that it’ll reply questions straight.
Binance acknowledges senators’ letter
On March 2, varied senators alleged that Binance.US has engaged in “doubtlessly unlawful” exercise and requested the agency to reply a number of questions.
A Binance.US spokesperson mentioned in an announcement to CryptoSlate:
We welcome engagement with policymakers and stay up for responding to the [senators’] requests.
That spokesperson added that Binance.US is “assured within the energy of [its] operations” together with its anti-money laundering (AML) procedures and different compliance packages.
Binance.US additionally described two insurance policies that it stands by: it mentioned that it maintains 1:1 reserves (described elsewhere as that means that the corporate has adequate crypto to cowl all person balances) and says that it doesn’t lend or commerce buyer funds.
Senators ask for trove of knowledge
The lawmakers answerable for the unique letter are Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.).
Their letter alleges that Binance.US has tried to evade U.S. regulators, has facilitated cash laundering and sanctions avoidance, and has lacked transparency.
The senators particularly requested Binance.US and Binance subsidiaries to offer steadiness sheets, U.S. customers knowledge, and know-your-customer (KYC) and AML info.
The letter additionally asks in regards to the relationship between Binance.US and Binance and inquires about anti-KYC statements from Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao. It moreover requests details about Binance’s supposed ‘Tai Chi’ technique doc, which is claimed to advocate for creating an entity to precise false curiosity in overseas laws.
The senators’ letter didn’t particularly deal with a latest controversy round Binance.US’s alleged transfers to Benefit Peak buying and selling agency. Nevertheless, the letter does ask Binance.US for an inventory of U.S.-based platforms which have used its companies — a query that might presumably shine some mild on its previous relationship with Benefit Peak.
Beforehand, on Feb. 18, Senator Roger Marshall mentioned that U.S. Congress might maintain an inquiry into Binance.US over Benefit Peak and different points.