- CFTC will examine Binance to find possible involvement in insider trading.
- Currently, crypto exchange platforms are under the watch of regulators to ensure that there is no deceiving activity in place.
- Right now, no legal charge or action has been taken against Binance.
US officials are inspecting Binance to find out possible insider trading by its staff. It also suspects that Binance staff is engaged in some form of illegal activities or were taking any benefits of their users.
This investigation shows that Binance is still suffering from regulatory scrutiny. Over the past months, it has undergone multiple scrutinies from various regulatory authorities.
Financial authorities such as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) are also involved in this investigation. Note that as of now there is no official action taken on Binance as there is no hard proof of illegal activity.
Binance runs a massive trading operation over multiple countries. Every day clients buy and sell digital tokens worth tens of billions of dollars outside the oversight of government authorities. That gives the exchange a view into millions of transactions, and U.S. authorities are questioning whether the firm exploited that access, including by trading on customer orders before executing them.
Insider traders are those who work for a company, and illegally buy and sell assets before they go live, to gain more interest.
“At Binance, we have a zero-tolerance policy for insider trading and a strict ethical code related to any type of behavior that could have a negative impact on our customers or industry,” the world’s biggest crypto platform said in a statement
Many countries such as Britain, Germany, and Japan had warned Binance to prevent money laundering and illegal activity on the platform. In return, Binance had taken back its steps from many product offerings in order to build trustworthy relations with regulators.