It has been just reported that the US government will have a strong oversight over Binance, according to a former SEC official. Check out the latest reports about this below.

US government to oversee Binance

According to a former high-ranking official of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, is now under strict monitoring following its plea deal with the US government.

In the deal, Binance agreed to pay over $4 billion in fines and admit that it violated US laws by engaging in money laundering, violating sanctions, and operating an unregistered money-transmitting business.

As part of the deal, an independent monitor has been appointed to assess and report on Binance’s compliance with the plea terms.

The former chief of the SEC’s Office of Internet Enforcement, John Reed Stark, cited newly released filings made by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), stating that the monitor’s mandate is so comprehensive that it requires a 13-page document to present an overview of Binance’s obligations.

“Binance must facilitate the monitor’s access to the companies, documents and resources and provide the monitor with access to all information, documents, records, facilities and employees as reasonably requested by the monitor. Binance must also use its best efforts to provide the monitor with access to the companies, former employees, agents, intermediary, consultants, representatives, distributors, licenses, contractors, suppliers and joint venture partners.

The monitor may even opt NOT to inform Binance about its findings under certain circumstances. In fact, in some situations, the monitor must immediately report potential misconduct directly to the government, and not to Binance.”

According to Stark, Binance is now under extensive, robust, and vigorous oversight by the government, which is unprecedented for global financial companies.

The DOJ monitorship, along with the monitorships imposed by the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and Binance’s compliance commitments, are of great significance. In fact, the DOJ/FinCEN’s supervision of a global financial firm of this scale is simply unparalleled.

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