Binance CEO says customers crypto assets are backed 1:1

Is Binance solvent or insolvent?

In an interview with CNBC, Binance CEO Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao defended the cryptocurrency exchange against claims that it is facing a liquidity crunch, stating that customer assets are held one-to-one and that the company is able to cover users’ withdrawals as they come in.

Zhao emphasized that the business model of a cryptocurrency exchange is different from that of a traditional bank, which relies on fractional reserves, and that Binance holds user assets one-to-one in order to avoid a situation where there is a lack of liquidity.

The exchange has recently seen a significant increase in withdrawals due to concerns about the sufficiency of its collateralization, and Zhao stated that Binance is working with auditors to increase transparency and disclose its liabilities.

Despite these concerns, data from Nansen shows that Binance still holds over $52 billion worth of digital assets in its wallets, with over 50% being in BUSD, USDT, and BTC.


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