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From Dominance to Compliance

Last Tuesday saw Binance settle its long-running legal disputes with several U.S. government agencies, including the Department of Justice (DoJ), the Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). However, they failed to reach an agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding their pending charges. As part of the settlement, Binance has agreed to pay an eye-popping fine of $4.3 billion. Furthermore, Changpeng Zhao (CZ), the CEO of Binance, will step down

Drawing Parallels

For many people in crypto, the way that regulators are approaching the industry is unique and can at times seem unnecessarily adversarial. For those with prior experience in nascent industries, it bears remarkable similarities to how other technologies have seen regulations imposed on them. For many people in crypto, the way that regulators are approaching the industry is unique and can at times seem unnecessarily adversarial. For those with prior experience in nascent industries, it bears remarkable similarities to how other technologies have seen regulations imposed on them. Five years