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Binance Rejects Acquisition of FTX as Rescue Mission Falls Apart

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Binance has withdrawn a proposal to acquire cryptocurrency exchange FTX, which is in the midst of a major liquidity crisis, because the latter is under investigation by several regulators, according to a tweet.

Binance made the disclosure barely 48 hours after it had initially expressed intent to cover-up FTX liquidity crunch. 

CZ explained that Binance would no longer pursue the acquisition of FTX exchange given the positions of the US regulators on the mismanagement of customersā€™ funds and the subsequent prosecution that might follow.

It was gathered that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFC) are currently investigating FTX. 

While Binance asserted its interest and readiness to assist FTX exchange, it expressly stated that the issue was beyond its control.

However, Binance established that retail customers will be among the victims of circumstance for every step taken by a major player in the crypto space. Nevertheless, CZ opined that the crypto ecosystem is gradually developing as potential misuse of customersā€™ funds will be eroded.

FTX.com On a Brink of Collapse

While FTX centralized exchange is still running helter skelter with a view to finding an escape route to its liquidity crunch, it appears there is no hope in sight following Binance rejection bid.

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In the same vein, the exchange informed users that it is still unable to process withdrawals.

The exchange CEO Sam Bankman-Fried subsequently informed investors that the exchange needed $8 billion as emergency fund to address the withdrawal backlogs and hoping to raise $3billion & $ 4billion respectively.