Belgian Regulators Order Binance to Halt Operations

Recent reports assert that (FSMA), a regulatory body in Belgium, made accusations about Binance, the behemoth cryptocurrency. FSMA alleged that Binance violated the law by offering services in Belgium, which is not on the premises of the European Economic Area. Moreover, in a notice, FSMA alleges that violated laws prohibiting non-European Economic Area entities from providing such services in the country. This regulatory action emphasizes the importance of compliance and the limitations imposed on cryptocurrency exchanges.

Furthermore, Binance faces regulatory scrutiny as it combats accusations from the U.S. of securities law violations while French authorities investigate the exchange. Additionally, Binance has withdrawn from European Economic Area markets such as the Netherlands and Cyprus due to regulatory concerns. The Chief Compliance Officer of Binance, Samuel Lim, expressed his dismay at the FSMA’s decision, emphasizing the ongoing discussions that had taken place. He further stated that they were carefully examining the specifics outlined in the notice. He reiterated their commitment to maintaining collaborative relationships with regulators in Belgium and globally, ensuring compliance with all obligations.

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