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Binance to block customers in the United States from trading, plans to launch Binance.US “soon”

Binance to block customers in the United States from trading, plans to launch Binance.US “soon”

Binance, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, announced a partnership with BAM Trading Services to open a US-based division since according to a recent update in its Terms of Use it “is unable to provide services to any US person.”

CZ: “Short term pains necessary for long term gains”

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao announced on Twitter that it will soon be blocking new jurisdictions including all U.S. visitors from trading on Binance.com.

In a recent blog post, Binance announced that it will be updating its Terms of Use and may require some customers to provide further evidence, if necessary, to validate they are in accordance with the firm’s policies. The revised agreement also mentions that any US individual or corporation will no longer be able to use the platform.

“Binance is unable to provide services to any U.S. person. Binance maintains the right to select its markets and jurisdictions to operate and may restrict or deny the Services in certain countries at its discretion.”

Users will have 90 days to adopt the new terms and after Sept. 12, 2019, those who do not comply will continue to have access to their wallets and funds but will lose the privilege to trade or make deposits on Binance.com.

Although the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange will be ceasing trading operations for US citizens, it announced that it will soon launch a fully licensed and regulatory compliant exchange, dubbed “Binance.US,” with the help of BAM trading Services, a FinCEN registered company.

Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance said:

“We are excited to finally launch Binance.US and bring the security, speed, and liquidity of Binance.com to North America. Binance.US will be led by our local partner BAM and will serve the U.S. market in full regulatory compliance.”

Approximately 20 percent of Bincance.com daily traffic comes from the U.S., which may affect the firm’s financial returns in the short-term. Zhao believes the effect may be short-lived and at the end will have a great impact in the long-term well being of its company.

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