Binance US Loses Its FDIC-Insured Status

Binance US Loses Its FDIC-Insured Status

The world’s largest crypto exchange Binance’s U.S.-based subsidiary Binance.US has lost its FDIC-insured status, the crypto exchange informed its customers in an email on Tuesday. Binance US has updated the terms of use with changes to deposit insurance language following guidance from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Binance.US No Longer US FDIC Insured

Binance.US has informed its customers in an email that crypto deposits are no longer insured, as per updated terms of use of the crypto exchange.

“Digital Assets are not legal tender, are not backed by any government, and accounts and value balances are not subject to protections or insurance provided by the FDIC or the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC).”

In addition, users must convert their fiat U.S. dollars in accounts to stablecoins or other digital assets to withdraw their crypto holdings. Binance.US’ accounts were earlier insured up to $250,000 per person.

Custodial accounts at exchanges such as Coinbase have FDIC protection per-depositor coverage limit of $250,000 per individual, as per terms of service. However, the availability of pass-through FDIC insurance is “contingent upon Coinbase having correct information about you as a customer.”

Binance Facing Regulatory Heat

The exchange is facing a crackdown by the regulators in the U.S. led by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Binance CEO “CZ” has criticized the regulators for their actions against Binance and Binance.US.

Meanwhile, the SEC argues that Binance.US failed to cooperate on the consent order in the lawsuit. The SEC argues BAM has only produced approximately 382 and refuses to provide its position on producing the remaining documents as requested by the agency under the consent order. Binance.US said the SEC has made more requests since the September 18 hearing, which are unreasonable.

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