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Binance Connect Shuts Down Amid Regulatory Scrutiny and Payment Gateway Issues

CryptoBinance Connect Shuts Down Amid Regulatory Scrutiny and Payment Gateway Issues

Binance Connect, a subsidiary of the Binance platform focused on regulated cryptocurrency transactions, is shutting down its operations by August 16. This decision comes amidst payment gateway issues and regulatory scrutiny, including concerns from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority regarding Binance Group’s association with Bifinity.

Despite facing global challenges, such as being denied a license in Germany, Binance Connect achieved success by obtaining a broker-dealer license in Dubai.

Biswap, a decentralized exchange on the BNB Chain, highlighted Binance’s challenging situation by pointing out the suspension of Binance Connect due to issues with their payment service provider discontinuing card-supported services.

Originally launched as “Bifinity,” Binance Connect aimed to bridge traditional finance and the crypto ecosystem by facilitating fiat-to-crypto transactions. It faced scrutiny due to Binance’s ties with Bifinity and the FCA’s investigation into potential ambiguities related to Binance Group’s regulatory status in the UK.

While facing setbacks, such as temporarily halting fiat services in Binance Australia and being denied a crypto custody certification in Germany, Binance managed to secure a broker-dealer license in Dubai. However, the company is also dealing with legal complexities and regulatory concerns in the United States regarding unauthorized exchange activities.

By FCCT Editorial Team

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