Binance CEO Dismisses Rumors of Bitcoin Sales to Bolster BNB

In this post:

  • Binance CEO, CZ, refutes allegations of secret Bitcoin sales and market manipulation aimed at inflating the value of BNB.
  • Binance.US faces a lawsuit by the SEC, but Binance and CZ maintain their innocence and are prepared to vigorously defend themselves in court.

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, commonly known as CZ, has refuted recent accusations that the leading cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has been involved in secret Bitcoin sales to artificially stabilize the price of its native token, BNB. Market commentators and analysts, including Dylan LeClair and Cory Klippsten, raised concerns over alleged market manipulation by Binance to inflate the value of BNB. However, CZ took to Twitter to deny these claims, stating that Binance has not sold any Bitcoin or BNB and still holds a reserve of FTX Tokens.

Accusations of Market Manipulation and Wash Trading

The rumors surrounding Binance’s alleged market manipulation emerged from a post by technical analysis platform Skew, which accused the exchange of manipulating the market through trades involving Bitcoin, BNB, and Tether. Dylan LeClair, a prominent Bitcoin analyst, referred to BNB as a “fake market” and criticized its trading volume compared to Bitcoin. 

Additionally, Cory Klippsten accused Binance of engaging in “wash trading,” a practice where a trader artificially inflates demand for an asset through coordinated buying and selling. Klippsten further suggested that Binance was attempting to create a false impression of support for BNB.

Joe Consorti, an analyst from The Bitcoin Layer, also found BNB’s price action unusual, particularly around the $220 level, which seemed to be staunchly defended. He theorized that this could be a liquidation level for BNB-collateralized loans. Consorti challenged Binance to release an audited statement proving the absence of BNB-collateralized liabilities to dispel the FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) surrounding the allegations.

Binance’s Response and Ongoing Legal Battles

In response to the accusations, CZ and Binance.US denied any wrongdoing and pledged to vigorously defend themselves against the charges. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently filed a lawsuit against Binance.US, alleging securities law violations and wash trading activities conducted by Sigma Chain, a trading firm owned by CZ. Binance.US and CZ maintain their innocence and are prepared to confront the charges in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has faced regulatory scrutiny in various jurisdictions in recent years. The company has been proactive in addressing these concerns, implementing stricter compliance measures, and expanding its regulatory efforts to meet global standards. Despite these ongoing legal battles and allegations, Binance continues to serve a significant user base and remains an influential player in the cryptocurrency industry.

Binance has demonstrated its commitment to regulatory compliance by implementing stricter measures and expanding its efforts to meet global standards, enabling it to maintain a significant user base and its influential position in the cryptocurrency industry despite ongoing legal battles and allegations.


Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao has refuted allegations of market manipulation and secret Bitcoin sales made by market commentators and analysts. CZ denied the claims, emphasizing that Binance has not engaged in any BTC or BNB trading activity to artificially stabilize the price of BNB. The accusations centered around Binance’s alleged manipulation of the market and wash trading practices. Binance.US, an affiliate of Binance, is also facing a lawsuit from the SEC regarding securities law violations and wash trading.

Binance and CZ maintain their innocence and are prepared to defend themselves in court. As the legal battles continue, Binance remains committed to complying with regulations and serving its global user base in the cryptocurrency industry.

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