Binance.US CEO Has Left, Crypto Exchange Cuts 1/3 of Workforce

Company says its actions give it "seven years of financial runway."

AccessTimeIconSep 13, 2023 at 12:17 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 13, 2023 at 3:52 p.m. UTC
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Binance.US CEO Brian Shroder has left the crypto exchange and the company has eliminated one-third of its workforce, according to a spokesperson.

It's been a tough year for crypto exchanges in the U.S., with Binance.US feeling particular pressure. The Securities and Exchange Commission sued the company in June for allegedly violating securities laws, which built on accusations from another American regulator.

"The actions we are taking today provide Binance.US with more than seven years of financial runway and enable us to continue to serve our customers while we operate as a crypto-only exchange," the company said in a statement. "The SEC's aggressive attempts to cripple our industry and the resulting impacts on our business have real world consequences for American jobs and innovation, and this is an unfortunate example of that."

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