Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has suspended Australian dollar (AUD) deposits via PayID and bank transfers. The suspension comes after the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) issued a notice to Binance stating that it needed to comply with the country’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws.
Binance has been under scrutiny by regulators in several countries, including the United States, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The exchange has been accused of operating without proper licenses and failing to comply with anti-money laundering regulations.
In June, Binance announced that it would stop offering futures and derivatives products in Europe. The move came after regulators in Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands issued warnings to the exchange.
Impact on Users
Binance’s suspension of AUD services means that Australian users will no longer be able to deposit or withdraw funds in AUD via PayID or bank transfers. However, users can still deposit and withdraw funds in other cryptocurrencies.
Binance has stated that it is working to comply with AUSTRAC’s requirements and hopes to resume AUD services as soon as possible. The exchange has also stated that it is committed to working with regulators in all countries where it operates.
Binance’s suspension of AUD services is the latest in a series of regulatory challenges faced by the exchange. While the impact on users is limited, it highlights the need for cryptocurrency exchanges to comply with anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws. Binance’s commitment to working with regulators is a positive step towards building trust in the cryptocurrency industry.