Binance employees to adhere to 90-day period prior to trading


Crypto exchange Binance has been a major talking point since the downfall of FTX, both inside and outside of the crypto industry. The company and its founder, Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, have been under a microscope in an attempt to keep the behemoth in line.

On Jan. 10, a tweet surfaced regarding the cryptocurrency exchange’s employee policy to prevent insider trading. It claimed Binance employees of any ranking are not allowed to participate in personal short-term trading and must hold positions for a minimum of 90 days.

Cointelegraph reached out to Binance to confirm its policy and comment on the implications.

A spokesperson from the company replied to Cointelegraph that it has a zero-tolerance policy for using insider information for profit by both employees and relevant family members.

“Every employee is subject to a 90-day hold on any investments they make, and Binance’s leaders are mandated to report any trading activity on a quarterly basis.”

The spokesperson went on to say that the company has an internal process of standing by these conditions. This includes internal protocols investigated by a security team to hold those accountable who have engaged in such behavior.

“Immediate termination is the minimal repercussion,” remarked the Binance representative.

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Previous coverage from 2018 on Binance’s insider trading prevention policy reported a 30-day time period prior to trading assets rather than the extended 90-day period currently enforced. The company did not comment on the change.

Responses to the tweet had some community members questioning how such a policy can be practically implemented in practice. While many others called the practice “reasonable.”

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The crypto world revolving around Binance does not stop. Federal prosecutors in the United States are conducting a probe of the cryptocurrency exchange in relation to money laundering charges.

Additionally, on Jan. 4, regulators in the U.S. filed a “limited objection” to Binance.US’s proposed billion-dollar acquisition of Voyager Digital.

Meanwhile, Binance joined as one of the first crypto firms in the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists to address standards of compliance with global sanctions.