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Binance denies fund mismanagement allegations, calls it ‘conspiracy theory’

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Crypto exchange Binance denies allegations of mismanagement of customers’ funds. Binance’s denial came in response to a Reuters report that alleged that the crypto exchange comingled customer’s funds with company revenue.The Reuters report alleged that Binance violated United States banking regulations that require client money to be kept separate.

The report alleged that the exchange in 2020 and 2021 mixed its corporate revenue with customer funds and that the comingling occurred on a daily basis.

Reuters cited three insiders with knowledge of the crypto exchange’s finances and further claimed that the majority of comingling had occurred on accounts held at now-bankrupt Silvergate Bank, with the amount having reached billions of dollars.The report alleged that money from users was sent into the Silvergate account of Key Vision Development, a Seychelles-based company that Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance, owned.

Binance reportedly informed Silvergate that the Key Vision account’s primary function was to collect dollar contributions from non-U.S.

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