UNCHAINED: With Execs Leaving and Market Share Declining, Can Binance Survive?

UNCHAINED: With Execs Leaving and Market Share Declining, Can Binance Survive?

In the wake of FTX’s collapse, Binance – already the biggest exchange in the world by a large margin – has continued to grow. But a series of challenges, including billions of dollars worth of customer outflows, the winding down of its stablecoin BUSD, and suits with the SEC and CFTC related to its U.S. operations have challenged its market dominance. Steven Ehrlich, director of research at Forbes Crypto, joins the show to discuss how Binance has been dealing with a deluge of bad news and how it plans to forge a path forward. 

Show highlights:

How the collapse of FTX impacted Binance and its market dominanceHow Binance has been losing market share over the past few monthsWhy Steven believes that Binance.US is in a “very tenuous situation”?Whether Binance is feeling stronger now that the SEC experienced a partial loss in the Ripple caseThe consequences of consumers losing trust in BinanceThe speculation around the recently filed sealed motion filed by the SECWhether Binance is following in the footsteps of FTX How Binance.US needs to recuperate some market volume to increase its revenue

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Guest | 

Steven Ehrlich – Director of Research at Forbes Crypto.

Links | 


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The Block:

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Binance withdraws crypto license application in Germany 


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John Reed Stark’s post on X 


 CFTC Charges Binance and Its Founder, Changpeng Zhao, with Willful Evasion of Federal Law and Operating an Illegal Digital Asset Derivatives Exchange

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