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How Big a Deal Was Binance’s Previous $1B BUSD Collateral Gap?

The company admitted to some process challenges in the past, but says things are fixed now.

January 13, 2023
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Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW catches up on some crypto cleanup stories from earlier in the week. He looks at community reactions to research uncovering that at times in 2020 and 2021 Binance peg BUSD was undercollateralized by as much as $1 billion, as well as to the latest fire and fury around Silvergate Bank.

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