Binance pushes new stablecoin as it confirms plan to cease BUSD support


Crypto alternate Binance has inspired customers to begin changing their Binance USD (BUSD) stablecoin holdings into different obtainable property, together with a newly listed stablecoin, amid plans to wind down support for BUSD. 

In an Aug. 31 statement from Binance, the crypto alternate confirmed prior hypothesis that it will regularly cease support for BUSD by February 2024 — a choice in line with Paxos’ plans to finish BUSD redemption at the moment. 

The official assertion is the primary time Binance has addressed the topic after a number of customers shared screenshots of a pop-up on their cell app concerning the deliberate support halt.

In its assertion, Binance stated it is encouraging customers to commerce or convert their BUSD balances for First Digital USD (FDUSD) — a stablecoin launched in June by the Hong Kong-based belief firm First Digital Group which had its debut listing on Binance in late July.

The alternate added BUSD to FDUSD trades and conversions are fee-free, and on Aug. 30 delisted eight BUSD pairs. The alternate has beforehand incentivized customers to use the stablecoin with zero-fee trading pairs for FDUSD with Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH).

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Binance’s resolution to halt BUSD support seems to comply with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on Feb. 13 alleged BUSD was an unregistered safety in a wells notice it issued to Paxos.

The identical day, the New York Department of Financial Services ordered Paxos to halt the issuance of BUSD.

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