Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, is expected to pay “monetary penalties” to resolve US government investigations into its operations.
Per the Patrick Hillmann, chief strategy officer of Binance, the CEOs of the exchanges were “unfamiliar with written laws and procedures involving bribery, corruption, and money laundering.”
The report quoted him as saying, “Binance is working with regulators to figure out what are the remediations we have to go through now to make amends for that.”
The outcome might vary from “like a fine” to “could be more,” Hillmann added.
Additionally, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) has sent subpoenas on at least two trading companies, asking documents of their prior dealings with Binance US.
The report states that Hillman did not provide an estimation of the fine amounts or a timeline for when the inquiry may be concluded.
He expressed his feeling of being “highly confident and feeling really good about where those discussions are going.”
Following the failure of FTX in November of last year, regulatory oversight of Binance has increased.
Binance has been attempting to prove that it holds all of its clients’ reserves since since FTX filed for bankruptcy.
Customers withdrew $1.14 billion from Binance in only 12 hours in December.
Its CEO Changpeng Zhao stated that the significant withdrawals were “mhandled with ease” and “things seem to have stabilised.”