The price of Binance Coin (BNB) has plummeted following the recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawsuit against Binance.US and an exploit on the Binance Bridge that resulted in a potential $200 million liquidation.
BNB is currently trading at $260, down by over 7% and 14% in 24 hours and the last seven days, respectively. This drop has been attributed to the recent regulatory scrutiny, as well as broader market trends.
The SEC lawsuit alleges that Binance.US violated securities laws by selling unregistered securities. The lawsuit could have a significant impact on Binance.US and the cryptocurrency industry as a whole.
The Venus Bridge exploit is another blow to the cryptocurrency industry. The exploit allowed an attacker to mint 2 million BNB ($593 million) and deposit 900,000 BNB as collateral to Venus. They then borrowed other assets on Venus to launder as much money as possible.
The exploit has put Binance Coin in a precarious position. If the price of BNB drops by 14% to $220, the attacker will be able to liquidate their position and cause a sharp decline in the price of BNB.
The recent events have highlighted the risks associated with investing in cryptocurrencies. Investors should be aware of the potential for regulatory scrutiny and hacks when investing in cryptocurrencies.
Despite the recent setbacks, Binance Coin remains one of the most popular cryptocurrencies in the world. The company has a strong track record of innovation and growth. Binance Coin is also backed by a large and active community.