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Binance reports robust growth and enhanced compliance efforts in 2023

Binance reports robust growth and enhanced compliance efforts in 2023

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  • Binance experiences a robust 30% user base growth in 2023, adding 40 million accounts despite regulatory challenges and founder departure.
  • The exchange invests $213 million in compliance, undergoes a security audit, and commits to a U.S. government-approved compliance monitor for the next five years.
  • Binance focuses on Web3 accessibility, launches Binance Web3 Wallet, and reinforces sustainability initiatives, obtaining licenses in 18 jurisdictions globally.

In its recently released 2023 year-end report, leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance highlighted substantial achievements and growth, solidifying its position in the dynamic crypto industry. The report, titled “State of The Blockchain: Binance’s 2023 in Review,” outlines key accomplishments and industry trends, emphasizing the company’s commitment to user-centric services and regulatory compliance.

User base expansion and global adoption

Binance reported a remarkable 30% increase in its user base, welcoming 40 million new users in 2023. This growth, amid challenges the cryptocurrency market faces, underscores Binance’s resilience and ability to cater to evolving user needs. By the end of the year, the platform boasted an impressive 170 million registered users, offering a diverse array of 1785 trading pairs across 431 different assets.

Binance’s commitment to fortifying the Web3 infrastructure was evident throughout the year’s strategic moves. The company’s expansion beyond traditional exchange products saw positive results across various platforms. Binance Pay, the crypto payment service, experienced a 20% growth in its active user base, fueled by the addition of over 3,500 new Pay merchants globally. The company’s evolution of Feed into Binance Square created a gateway to Web3 content, attracting a community of 11,000 creators and 1.6 million active daily users.

Binance’s dedication to compliance and sustainability was a key focus in 2023. The company invested $213 million in compliance technology, processes, and talent—a 35% increase from the previous year. This commitment led to Binance holding licenses in 18 jurisdictions globally, reflecting a proactive approach to regulatory requirements. The launch of the Binance Web3 Wallet further demonstrated the company’s effort to make Web3 more accessible, allowing users to manage crypto funds, perform token swaps, earn yields, and interact with diverse blockchain platforms.

Global regulatory engagement and institutional interest

Addressing the challenges of regulatory scrutiny, Binance’s regulatory liaison team processed nearly 60,000 requests from law enforcement agencies worldwide in 2023, showcasing a cooperative approach. CEO Richard Teng emphasized the organization’s long-term vision: “This organization is built to last – not years, but decades.” Despite the $4.3 billion settlement with U.S. regulators in November, Binance experienced robust net inflows and steady new user growth.

While Binance achieved commendable figures and milestones in 2023, the company considers its greatest achievement to be preserving and reinforcing user trust. With a fundamental focus on advancing the freedom of money globally, Binance remains committed to navigating regulatory landscapes while delivering innovative and user-centric solutions.

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Damilola Lawrence

Damilola is a crypto enthusiast, content writer, and journalist. When he is not writing, he spends most of his time reading and keeping tabs on exciting projects in the blockchain space. He also studies the ramifications of Web3 and blockchain development to have a stake in the future economy.

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