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The cryptocurrency industry has undergone substantial growth in recent years, largely fueled by centralized exchanges. However, with this growth comes a responsibility to adhere to regulatory standards.

Recent revelations have cast a shadow over BingX, a prominent cryptocurrency exchange, as it has been found to be facilitating transactions for Iranian users in defiance of US sanctions. This blatant disregard for regulatory prohibitions, which are in place to combat terrorist financing and illicit arms procurement through crypto channels, raises serious ethical questions.

The decision by BingX to engage with Iranian clients despite the associated risks and legal constraints has sparked concerns about the judgement of its management team. Of particular concern is the lax enforcement of Know Your Customer (KYC) verification, allowing users to withdraw significant sums without proper identity authentication.

Inevitably, regulatory bodies such as the DOJ and SEC will seek explanations from BingX regarding these breaches. The repercussions of such inquiries are likely to be severe, with users already expressing alarm and initiating mass withdrawals.

Beyond regulatory scrutiny, BingX's actions threaten its reputation and long-term viability. By flouting US sanctions and disregarding regulatory compliance, the exchange risks damaging its integrity and credibility.

As BingX navigates this ethical quagmire, the extent of the fallout remains uncertain. What are your thoughts on the potential implications of these breaches for the exchange?

Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/bingx-exchange-iran-sanctions-evasion

 
 
 
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1 hour ago, Muhaammaadd said:

This is a surprising stance taken by BingX and a commercially detrimental one no less! i wonder what fuels this kind of behavior and what the long time consequences are?

The consequences would obviously be the risk of users assets. While I feel the move is wrong, the timing of this decision raises serious concern that may have a serious consequences on the exchange.

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19 hours ago, Wakanda said:

The cryptocurrency industry has undergone substantial growth in recent years, largely fueled by centralized exchanges. However, with this growth comes a responsibility to adhere to regulatory standards.

Recent revelations have cast a shadow over BingX, a prominent cryptocurrency exchange, as it has been found to be facilitating transactions for Iranian users in defiance of US sanctions. This blatant disregard for regulatory prohibitions, which are in place to combat terrorist financing and illicit arms procurement through crypto channels, raises serious ethical questions.

The decision by BingX to engage with Iranian clients despite the associated risks and legal constraints has sparked concerns about the judgement of its management team. Of particular concern is the lax enforcement of Know Your Customer (KYC) verification, allowing users to withdraw significant sums without proper identity authentication.

Inevitably, regulatory bodies such as the DOJ and SEC will seek explanations from BingX regarding these breaches. The repercussions of such inquiries are likely to be severe, with users already expressing alarm and initiating mass withdrawals.

Beyond regulatory scrutiny, BingX's actions threaten its reputation and long-term viability. By flouting US sanctions and disregarding regulatory compliance, the exchange risks damaging its integrity and credibility.

As BingX navigates this ethical quagmire, the extent of the fallout remains uncertain. What are your thoughts on the potential implications of these breaches for the exchange?

Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/bingx-exchange-iran-sanctions-evasion

 
 
 
 
 
 

I could remember what happened to Binance & kucoin. This might be another slap in the face of SEC but who knows, let's see how this unfolds. 

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4 hours ago, Maxicreed01 said:

The consequences would obviously be the risk of users assets. While I feel the move is wrong, the timing of this decision raises serious concern that may have a serious consequences on the exchange.

I couldn't agree more... the main concern will be of the other users' assets. How do they intend to secure them when the potential ramification are come to their door steps?

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10 hours ago, Muhaammaadd said:

I couldn't agree more... the main concern will be of the other users' assets. How do they intend to secure them when the potential ramification are come to their door steps?

It would be difficult and the next line of action would be withdrawal of assets to a good alternative exchange or wallet and observe how the whole drama will end 

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On 14/04/2024 at 07:45, Muhaammaadd said:

This is a surprising stance taken by BingX and a commercially detrimental one no less! i wonder what fuels this kind of behavior and what the long time consequences are?

The recent attack of Israel by Iran add extra layer of concerns as to why BingX will provide crypto services to a country under sanction. Am pretty sure they will pay heavily for this if they eventually survive not been banned.

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On 14/04/2024 at 09:37, gandalf03 said:

I could remember what happened to Binance & kucoin. This might be another slap in the face of SEC but who knows, let's see how this unfolds. 

The gravity of Binance and Kucoin offense isn't the same with BingX. Agreed they defaulted in allowing some users use their exchange without KYC but they didn't provide crypto service to a sanctioned nation. BingX action is a total disregard to the US, DOJ and SEC.

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