In a recent episode of misinformation, Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, the Chief Executive Officer of Binance, dispelled proliferating rumors accusing the world’s preeminent cryptocurrency exchange of selling Bitcoin (BTC) to maintain the price stability of Binance Coin (BNB). Zhao emphatically stated that Binance had not engaged in any such activity.
A Nasty Rumor Has Been Created
Contrary to the swirling rumors, Zhao reaffirmed Binance’s commitment to upholding market integrity, categorically denying any attempts at market manipulation. He stressed that Binance hadn’t liquidated its Bitcoin or Binance Coin reserves. “We have not offloaded BTC or BNB. We still hold a considerable amount of FTT,” stated Zhao in his tweet early Wednesday. The “4” moniker he frequently uses was not absent from this communication.
His message suggested that the misinformation could result from potential short-interest stirring among members of the Crypto Twitter community, thus fueling the so-called rumors.
Squaring Off Against BNB Accusations
The previous Tuesday, tweets from prominent traders @JW100x and @52kskew ignited a contentious debate about short-term price correlations. These tweets insinuated a relationship between a Bitcoin sell-off and a Binance Coin purchase, and they quickly gained traction.
In his post, @52kskew alleged, “BNB has been witnessing an aggressive inflow of USDT reserves since 27th May. BNB is then liquidated into BUSD to stabilize BTC volatility. Subsequently, BUSD is injected into BTC to curb downside volatility, thereby enabling BTC to be swapped for USDT.”
Balancing the Crypto Scales
Meanwhile, @JW100x furthered the controversy by stating, “As Bitcoin in the spot market is being sold, BNB is being bought. This move protects the $220 liquidation and limits Bitcoin’s upside potential. It’s an unstable house of cards.”
Although such tweets went viral, Zhao’s assertive stance unequivocally denied all such implications. He states that Binance operates in full transparency and adherence to market norms, ensuring that no coin is favored over the other.
While cryptocurrency continues to stir with volatility and unpredictability, factual information is paramount. Rumors of market manipulation and price rigging can lead to drastic and unfounded shifts in investor sentiment.
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