‘All of the SEC’s claims fail’ — Binance.US rebuts motion to freeze funds


Binance.US has requested the courtroom to disclaim the securities regulator’s proposed non permanent restraining order towards its belongings, claiming that the transfer would “successfully finish” its enterprise.

In a June 12 filing, Binance.US slammed the Securities and Trade Fee’s emergency movement for a short lived restraining order on its enterprise, calling it “draconian and unduly burdensome.”

The listening to on the non permanent restraining order is scheduled for June 13 within the U.S. District Courtroom for the District of Columbia.

Binance.US argued that the restraining order would power the closure of BAM Buying and selling Providers Inc., the entity that gives crypto buying and selling and alternate companies for Binance.US, stating:

“The requested reduction would primarily hurt BAM’s prospects, successfully put BAM out of enterprise, and forestall BAM from defending itself on this litigation.”

Notably, Binance.US took intention on the regulator’s total method to pursuing authorized motion towards it, asserting that “the entire SEC’s claims fail” as a result of the regulator has not but “recognized a single safety buying and selling on BAM’s platform.” On the time of publication, the SEC has alleged that at least 68 cryptocurrencies are securities.

“The SEC means that it’s a foregone conclusion that cryptocurrency is a safety, however that isn’t the case. That quite a few cryptocurrency exchanges, together with BAM, have operated in america for years with out interference by the SEC belies the declare that they’re clearly lined by the securities legal guidelines,” wrote the submitting.

Moreover, Binance.US mentioned that it had made “important efforts” to cooperate with an ongoing SEC investigation that started on Dec. 20, 2020. In line with the submitting, the outcomes of this investigation have yielded greater than 700,000 particular person communications and “bespoke information” on its day-to-day operations.

The SEC first launched major legal action against Binance and its associates on June 5, accusing the crypto alternate and failing to register as a securities alternate and for permitting U.S. prospects to commerce cryptocurrencies it claims are securities.

Moreover, the regulator accused Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) of with the ability to entry Binance.US buyer funds and alleged that he moved $12 billion in Binance’s funds by means of a privately-controlled entity referred to as Benefit Peak.

The subsequent day on June 6, the SEC filed an emergency motion for a short lived restraining order towards Binance, requesting that belongings held on Binance.US be frozen till the crypto alternate may show that the funds weren’t in a position to be moved by CZ or some other govt at Binance.

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Whereas each Binance and Binance.US have repeatedly denied the SEC’s claims on social media over the course of the final week, a joint memorandum submitted alongside the submitting marked the primary official remark made concerning the accusations.

It argued that the SEC is unable to “establish a single occasion by which BAM buyer belongings have been mishandled or misused.”

“Certainly, there isn’t a ‘emergency’ right here in any respect, aside from the one manufactured by the SEC for its personal functions,” the memorandum added.

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