Bitcoin and BNB Token Stage Relief Rallies on Binance Settlement News

Crypto exchange Binance could reportedly soon be paying $4 billion to settle multiple U.S. criminal charges, according to Bloomberg.

AccessTimeIconNov 20, 2023 at 6:01 p.m. UTC
Updated Mar 8, 2024 at 5:23 p.m. UTC
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A major overhang over the crypto market – whether the world's largest crypto exchange might soon be put out of business – might soon be going away, and bitcoin (BTC) and BNB Coin (BNB) are moving higher on the news.

According to Bloomberg, Binance by month's end might be paying $4 billion to make multiple criminal charges in the U.S. go away. Importantly, however, the settlement reportedly would allow the exchange to continue operations.

To this point, a spokesperson with the DOJ declined to comment to CoinDesk and Binance didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

After initial dips when the headlines hit, bitcoin and BNB have both moved to session highs, with bitcoin ahead 1% on the day and BNB up 6%.


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