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Binance CEO Urges Nigeria to Release Tigran Gambaryan


Binance CEO Speaks Out on Detention of Executives in Nigeria

Binance CEO Richard Teng Speaks Out Against Nigeria’s Detention of Executives

In a dramatic turn of events, Binance CEO Richard Teng has broken his silence on the controversial detention of two of the company’s executives by the government of Nigeria. The executives, including former IRS agent Tigran Gambaryan, were unexpectedly detained in February after coming to Nigeria for discussions about the impact of the crypto exchange on the national currency.

Teng, who had previously remained tight-lipped about the situation, published a blog post on Tuesday detailing the events and making a passionate plea for Gambaryan’s freedom. In the post, Teng condemned Nigeria’s rulers for their actions, stating, “To invite a company’s mid-level employees for collaborative policy meetings, only to detain them, has set a dangerous new precedent for all companies worldwide.”

While critics of the crypto industry may argue that Binance has a history of non-compliance, Teng emphasized the recent efforts made by the company to pursue compliance. He also highlighted Gambaryan’s track record as a “financial crime fighter,” citing his work in taking down dark web sites and assisting with investigations at Binance.

The situation has sparked outrage among cybersecurity figures, who view Gambaryan as one of the “good guys” in the industry. Many believe that he has been unfairly caught up in a larger political game and are calling for his immediate release.

As the stand-off between Binance and Nigeria continues, Teng’s plea for Gambaryan’s freedom has brought renewed attention to the case. The outcome of this high-stakes confrontation remains uncertain, but one thing is clear: the crypto industry is facing a pivotal moment in its relationship with governments around the world.


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