Binance to liquidate its entire FTX Token holdings after ‘recent revelations’


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The CEO of cryptocurrency alternate Binance, Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, mentioned his firm will liquidate everything of its place in FTX Token (FTT), the native token of competing alternate FTX.

In a Nov. 6 tweet, Zhao mentioned the choice was made after “latest revelations which have got here to mild.”

In a later tweet, CZ defined the FTT liquidation was “simply post-exit threat administration” referring to classes realized from the autumn of Terra Luna Traditional (LUNC) and the way it impacted market gamers.

He additionally added “we can’t assist individuals who foyer towards different trade gamers behind their backs.”

Cointelegraph understands that Binance’s choice to liquidate the token is because of experiences surrounding a not too long ago leaked steadiness sheet from Sam Bankman-Fried-founded Alameda Analysis, which alleges billions of {dollars} worth of Alameda’s assets are tied up in FTX’s token.

Alameda Analysis CEO Caroline Ellison in a Nov. 6 tweet nonetheless mentioned the steadiness sheet wasn’t reflective of the true story, noting that the sheet in query is just for “a subset of our company entities” and different belongings value over $10 billion “aren’t mirrored there.”

Bankman-Fried backed Ellison’s declare in a tweet, saying a “bunch of unfounded rumors have been circulating.”

Cointelegraph contacted Binance for clarification in regards to the causes behind the liquidation, a spokesperson mentioned the corporate has no additional updates “right now.”

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Zhao didn’t state how a lot FTT Binance would promote however revealed the alternate held round $2.1 billion U.S greenback equal in Binance USD (BUSD) — the exchanges stablecoin — and FTT because of its exit from FTX fairness final 12 months.

He added Binance would attempt to promote the tokens in a method that “minimizes market influence” stating he expects the token gross sales to take “just a few months to finish.”

On-chain analysis confirmed almost 23 million FTT value round $584 million on the time transferred from an unknown pockets to Binance which Zhao confirmed as a part of the alternate’s token offloading.

The price of FTT whirled on the sequence of bulletins and inside a two-hour interval on Nov. spiked the worth from round $23 to $24.50 adopted by a crash of over 9% to $22.28. FTT is down over 4.3% during the last 24 hours buying and selling round $22.50.