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CEO of Binance’s U.S. Affiliate Departs Amid Job Cuts

CEO of Binance’s U.S. Affiliate Departs Amid Job Cuts


The CEO of Binance’s U.S. affiliate, Brian Shroder, has left the crypto trading platform as the company undergoes another round of job cuts. The cryptocurrency exchange did not provide specific details about Shroder’s departure, but confirmed that Norman Reed, the chief legal officer, is now serving as interim CEO.

Job Cuts and Financial Stability

About one-third of Binance.US’s workforce, which amounts to over 100 employees, has been affected by the recent layoffs. The company stated that these actions will provide them with more than seven years of financial stability, allowing them to continue serving their customers as a crypto-only exchange.

SEC’s Impact on Binance

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, and its founder Changpeng Zhao have faced significant legal challenges from U.S. regulators this year. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission sued the company in March for multiple exchange violations, while the SEC accused Binance and its owner of misusing investor funds and violating federal securities laws in June.

SEC Lawsuit and Job Cuts

The SEC’s lawsuit against Binance.US operator BAM Trading Services resulted in job cuts earlier this year. The recent layoffs are an additional consequence of the ongoing legal battles between Binance and U.S. regulators.

Binance.US’s Independence

Binance.US maintains that it operates independently from Binance, although Zhao is the majority owner of both entities.


The departure of Binance.US CEO Brian Shroder and the subsequent job cuts at the company highlight the challenges faced by Binance and its U.S. affiliate due to regulatory scrutiny. Despite these setbacks, Binance.US aims to continue serving its customers as a crypto-only exchange.

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