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Binance Responds to Market Manipulation Allegations by DWF Labs

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Binance Addresses Market Manipulation Allegations and Launches New Loanable Assets

Crypto exchange Binance has found itself in the spotlight once again, this time refuting allegations of market manipulation involving a major client, DWF Labs. The reports suggest that DWF Labs engaged in wash trading activities worth $300 million over the past year, artificially inflating the prices of certain cryptocurrencies, including Yield Guild Games.

In response to these accusations, Binance took to its official X account to assert its stance against market abuse. The exchange stated that it has a zero-tolerance policy for such activities and has removed over 355,000 users with a transaction volume exceeding $2.5 trillion for violating its terms of use in the last three years.

Yi He, a senior executive at Binance, further reinforced the exchange’s commitment to monitoring the Market Making ecosystem and ensuring fair play. She emphasized that Binance does not engage in the cutthroat competition among Market Makers and would report any suspicious activities to regulatory authorities.

Despite the strong denial from Binance and DWF Labs co-founder Andrei Grachev maintaining his firm’s innocence, internal issues within Binance have come to light. A former staff member tasked with identifying market manipulation signs was reportedly fired after uncovering evidence linking DWF Labs to prohibited trading activities.

Amidst these challenges, Binance has announced plans to expand its list of loanable assets on its Binance Loans platform, introducing new cryptocurrencies like Holo (HOT), Jito (JTO), and others. This move is seen as a strategic effort by Binance to provide more options and flexibility to its users, despite the ongoing controversies surrounding the exchange.

As the crypto market continues to evolve, Binance’s response to these allegations and its expansion plans will be closely monitored by industry observers and regulators to ensure a fair and transparent trading environment for all participants.

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