Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao to step down: WSJ
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao is also reportedly set to make an appearance in a Seattle courtroom on Tuesday....
- Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao reportedly plans to step down and plead guilty to anti-money laundering violations as part of a multi-billion dollar settlement with US regulators.
- Zhao intends to enter the guilty plea in a Seattle court.
- The Department of Justice announced a press conference regarding "significant" crypto enforcement actions, which may be related to Binance.
- Attorney General Merrick Garland, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, CFTC chair Rostin Behnam, and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco are expected to appear at the press conference.
- Binance is expected to pay a fine between $4 billion and $5 billion to avoid collapse.
- The deal may grant law enforcement access to Binance's data.
- The SEC has an open case against Binance for offering unregistered securities and allegedly commingling customer funds.
The sentiment of the article is negative, as it discusses Binance's CEO stepping down, pleading guilty to violations, and facing potential fines and legal actions.