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Binance founder Changpeng Zhao exits a Seattle courthouse after being sentenced to four months in prison. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Binance Founder Changpeng Zhao Gets 4 Months in Prison
"There's no evidence that the defendant was ever informed" of illegal activity at Binance, the judge said.
Binance founder Changpeng Zhao exits a Seattle courthouse after being sentenced to four months in prison. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)

161 Letters of Support for Binance's CZ; Tether's Latest $200M Investment
161 Letters of Support for Binance's CZ; Tether's Latest $200M Investment
"CoinDesk Daily" host Jennifer Sanasie breaks down the biggest headlines impacting the crypto industry today, as a Washington court received 161 letters of support for Binance...
161 Letters of Support for Binance's CZ; Tether's Latest $200M Investment

Binance founder and former CEO Changpeng Zhao (CoinDesk archives)
Why the DOJ May Have Recommended a Three-Year Sentence for CZ
The DOJ appears to be confident that a judge will agree with their position on Binance founder Changpeng Zhao's misdeeds – and an appeals court will too.
Binance founder and former CEO Changpeng Zhao (CoinDesk archives)

Binance founder and former CEO Changpeng Zhao in 2018 (CoinDesk archives)
CZ Sentencing Letters Paint Former Binance CEO as Devoted Family Man, Friend
161 letters from CZ’s friends and loved ones poured into the court ahead of his sentencing on Tuesday.
Binance founder and former CEO Changpeng Zhao in 2018 (CoinDesk archives)

Do Kwon and the company he co-founded, Terraform Labs, are hoping to get a federal judge to decide the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission hasn't made its securities-fraud case. (CoinDesk TV and Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Do Kwon's Huge Fine Shows the SEC Is Ratcheting Up Penalties Against Crypto Firms
Suggested fines the securities watchdog suggested for Terraform Labs and Ripple are out-of-line with what it has collected from crypto firms in the past.
Do Kwon and the company he co-founded, Terraform Labs, are hoping to get a federal judge to decide the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission hasn't made its securities-fraud case. (CoinDesk TV and Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

DOJ Wants CZ to Serve 3 Years in Prison; Tether to Freeze Wallets Evading Venezuelan Sanctions
DOJ Wants CZ to Serve 3 Years in Prison; Tether to Freeze Wallets Evading Venezuelan Sanctions
"CoinDesk Daily" host Jennifer Sanasie breaks down the biggest headlines impacting the crypto industry today, as the U.S. Department of Justice said that Binance founder Chang...
DOJ Wants CZ to Serve 3 Years in Prison; Tether to Freeze Wallets Evading Venezuelan Sanctions

CEO of Binance Changpeng Zhao at Consensus Singapore 2018 (CoinDesk)
Binance Founder Changpeng Zhao Apologizes Ahead of Sentencing, 161 Others Send Letters of Support
Zhao is scheduled to be sentenced on April 30 after he and Binance settled charges with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in November 2023.
CEO of Binance Changpeng Zhao at Consensus Singapore 2018 (CoinDesk)

Lagos, Nigeria (Nupo Deyon Daniel/Unsplash)
Nigeria’s Central Bank Deletes Then Reinstates Tweet Calling Crypto-Related Directive Fake
The Central Bank of Nigeria did not immediately respond to CoinDesk’s request for comment.
Lagos, Nigeria (Nupo Deyon Daniel/Unsplash)

Changpeng Zhao speaking virtually at Consensus 2022. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
Binance Founder Changpeng Zhao Should Spend 3 Years in Prison, DOJ Says
The DOJ wants Zhao to serve 36 months after his guilty plea last year.
Changpeng Zhao speaking virtually at Consensus 2022. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)

Tigran Gambaryan, Binance's head of crime compliance, is one of two executives detained in Nigeria. (Shutterstock/Consensus)
Jailed Binance Exec’s Bail Hearing in Nigeria Postponed Until May 17
Tigran Gambaryan has been detained in Nigeria since February 26.
Tigran Gambaryan, Binance's head of crime compliance, is one of two executives detained in Nigeria. (Shutterstock/Consensus)