Le juge rejette l'action en justice contre Binance pour avoir prétendument vendu des titres cryptographiques non enregistrés

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Binance for Allegedly Selling Crypto That Are Unregistered Securities

A lawsuit against Binance accusing the cryptocurrency exchange of selling unregistered crypto securities has been dismissed. The plaintiffs listed nine cryptocurrencies in the lawsuit.

Binance’s Lawsuit Dismissed

  • NOUS. District Judge Andrew Carter dismissed a lawsuit against cryptocurrency exchange Binance Thursday.
  • The motion to dismiss was filed by Binance and CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ). The lawsuit (case no. 20-02803) was originally filed in April 2020 in the U.S. district court in the Southern District of New York.
  • Binance is accused of violating U.S. securities laws by selling cryptocurrencies that are allegedly unregistered securities. The exchange is also accused of failing to register as a securities exchange or broker-dealer with U.S. regulators.
  • The case involves nine cryptocurrenciesEOS, QSP, KNC, TRX, FUN, ICX, OMG, LEND, and ELFwhich the plaintiffs bought through Binances online exchange starting in 2017. toutefois, the coins soon lost significant value.
  • The plaintiffs alleged that Binancewrongfully engaged in millions of transactionsand failed to warn them about thesignificant risksof investing in these cryptocurrencies. They sought to recoup what they paid.
  • toutefois, Judge Carter ruled that the plaintiffs sued Binance too late, citing that more than a year had passed between the time of their purchases and the time they filed the lawsuit.
  • en outre, the federal judge said that U.S. securities laws did not apply because Binance was not a U.S.-based exchange, even if it used Amazon computer servers in the U.S. He wrote:

Plaintiffs must allege more than stating that plaintiffs bought tokens while located in the U.S. and that title passed in whole or in part over servers located in California that host Binances website.

  • Binance was not the only cryptocurrency exchange recently sued for allegedly selling unregistered crypto securities. In March, three Coinbase users filed a class-action lawsuit against the Nasdaq-listed crypto exchange, claiming that the platform sold 79 unregistered securities.
  • In the U.S., the Securities and Exchange Commission (SECONDE) has not actively stated which cryptocurrencies are securities. toutefois, SEC Chairman Gary Gensler said on several occasions that many of the cryptocurrencies listed on exchanges with 50 à 100 listings are likely securities.

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