Binance Stops Providing Derivatives, Leveraged Tokens in South Africa

Binance continues to curb its derivatives providing and has lately focused its South African providers. It has ceased the providing of crypto futures, choices, margins and leveraged tokens to South African customers, the trade introduced on Friday.

“With quick impact, South African customers shall be restricted from opening new accounts for these merchandise,” the trade acknowledged.

Nonetheless, Binance has offered present customers a deadline of 90 days to scale back and shut their open positions. “Customers will be capable to top-up margin balances to stop margin calls and liquidations, however they won’t be able to extend or open new positions,” it added.

“Customers will not be capable to manually cut back or shut their positions after sixth January 2022 11:59 PM (UTC). Thereafter all remaining open positions shall be closed.”

Going Compliant

In accordance with Binance, the step has been taken to align its providers with native laws.

Binance obtained regulatory warnings from a number of world regulators. Some even took enforcement actions and compelled the crypto trade to shutter its providers. Nonetheless, the South African regulator didn’t flag the trade for any explicit motive.

Earlier, Binance ceased derivatives providers in a number of European nations in addition to Australia and Hong Kong. It even ceased providing spot buying and selling providers in Singapore on its major platform,

In the meantime, Binance took a number of different steps to align its providers with regulatory frameworks. It mandates KYC globally and onboarded a number of former regulatory and authorities officers, appointing them in key compliance roles.

“Binance welcomes developments to our trade’s regulatory framework as they pose alternatives for the market gamers to have larger collaboration with the regulators,” the trade added.

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