The U.S. Department of Justice shares supervision details over Binance.
The document appeared on the DoJ’s website on Dec. 10, 2023.
According to the agreement, the supervisory authority will exercise government supervision over the company’s work and its business activities on several key points.
This includes a “Statement of Facts” admitted by Binance, a “Compliance Commitment,” and a description of the DoJ’s “Compliance Monitor.”
Former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) employee John Reed Stark believes that the requirements of DoJ could spell doom for the embattled crypto exchange.
Stark emphasized the importance of Binance’s response to these regulatory issues noting that the company’s approach to navigating this complex and evolving environment will ultimately decide its fate in the competitive cryptocurrency market.
The enforcement action was dubbed a “compliance tsunami” by Stark, and could also have profound implications for the operating models of other cryptocurrency exchanges.
Binance came under the radar of DoJ in 2018 when the exchange was first suspected of processing transactions from Iran.
In November 2023, the cryptocurrency exchange and the regulator agreed to a multi-billion dollar fine, as well as a change of the trading platform’s CEO.
As part of that deal, Binance will pay $4.3 billion to U.S. authorities for violating bank secrecy laws, international emergency economic powers laws, and failing to register as a money transmitter.