Криптовалютная биржа Binance Ограничения 281 Нигерийские счета — некоторые из них запрошены международными правоохранительными органами

Криптовалютная биржа Binance Ограничения 281 Nigerian Accounts Citing International Compliance Laws

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has restricted 281 Nigerian user accounts. Citing user security and fraud prevention, CEO Changpeng Zhao explained thatapproximately 38% of these cases [are] restricted at the request of international law enforcement.

281 Nigerian Accounts Restricted by Binance, CEO Says 79 Cases Have Been Resolved

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has sent a letter to its Nigerian users. In the letter, Генеральный директор Binance Чанпэн Чжао (Чехия) apologized for the inconvenience caused by delays in resolving customer support requests.

Noting thatUser securityremains his exchanges top priority, Zhao detailed: “Protection mechanisms such as KYC, anti-money laundering measures, collaboration with law enforcement, and account restrictions are in place to ensure our community remains protected and that fraudulent activity is prevented. This is a global approach applied in every country.The CEO added:

Some 281 Nigerian accounts have been affected by these personal account restrictions with approximately 38% of these cases restricted at the request of international law enforcement.

Zhao proceeded to highlight what Binance is doing to rebuild trust in the Nigerian community.

Firstly, he said that Binance isEnsuring speedy resolutions of ongoing user cases tied to account restrictions,” noting:

Currently, we have resolved 79 cases and continue to work through others. All non-law enforcement-related cases will be resolved within two weeks.

Another area that is being addressed isDevoting more customer service personnel to the region.Zhao stressed, “We will dedicate more CS and risk agents with a great understanding of the Nigerian market.

В последнее время, some Nigerian users of Binance launched a campaign boycotting the platform for freezing their accounts. “At times, we proactively restrict accounts to protect usersfunds. Other times, we have to restrict accounts at the request of law enforcement. But never will we restrict accounts without good reason,” Binance said last week.

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The cryptocurrency exchange has been facing scrutiny in a number of jurisdictions worldwide, including Pakistan, Canada, the U.S., U.K., South Africa, Австралия, Norway, Netherlands, Гонконг, Germany, Italy, India, Malaysia, Сингапур, Turkey, and Lithuania.

In August, Binance said it is making regulatory compliance a top priority. The company is moving from a decentralized business model to a centralized one, as it pivots from a technology company to a financial services company.

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