The present ex-CEO cited “differences implicit strategical direction” betwixt himself and BinanceUS
It has been a agelong mates of months for Binance. After facing warnings from regulatory authorities successful the UK, Japan, the Cayman Islands and precocious Malaysia, UK banks Barclays, Santander and Natwest person each started blocking payments to the exchange, portion euro slope deposits done SEPA person besides been suspended.
The regulatory unit has led to caller changes successful Binance’s merchandise and work offerings. Last month, the speech announced it was “winding down enactment for banal tokens”, which Germany’s fiscal watchdog had antecedently suggested astir apt violated securities rules. Just past Friday, the speech besides announced it was restricting its derivatives products offering successful Hong Kong.
But Binance doesn’t look to beryllium retired of the woods yet. On Friday night, BinanceUS CEO Brian Brooks announced his resignation.
“Greetings #crypto community,” Brooks tweeted. “Letting you each cognize that I person resigned arsenic CEO of @BinanceUS. Despite differences implicit strategical direction, I privation my erstwhile colleagues overmuch success. Exciting caller things to come!”
Brooks had lone been successful the occupation for 3 months, aft replacing Catherine Coley connected 1 May. Prior to that, Brooks had been Chief Legal Officer astatine Coinbase and an acting caput of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency nether the Trump administration.
Priorities for Brooks arsenic BinanceUS CEO included helping the speech to vie with Coinbase and satisfying the concerns of regulators.
“I wouldn’t person taken this occupation if I didn’t person a beardown committedness from the committee to pb a beardown compliance program,” helium said astatine the time. It is unclear whether the existent regulatory woes were a origin successful Brooks’ departure.
Shortly aft Brooks’ tweet, BinanceUS shared a connection from Binance CEO and BinanceUS Chairman Changpeng Zhou.
“I stay assured successful Binance.US’s concern and its committedness to service its customers and innovate,” helium said. “As 1 of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges successful the United States, Binance.US is poised to proceed to turn and empower the aboriginal of finance. This modulation volition not interaction Binance.US customers successful immoderate mode arsenic the institution volition proceed to present best-in-class products and services.”