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Binance halts direct deposits, withdrawals in Brazil

Monday 20 June 2022 14:23 CET | News

Binance has halted direct deposits and withdrawals in Brazil, according to coininspectator.com

 

The exchange issued a statement where it announced that this was the result of a change in the payments partner in the country and that it will be taking legal steps against it. However, the partner states that Binance did not adapt to provide the new KYC information required by Brazil’s central bank.

In a blog post explaining the situation, Binance stated that it ‘will promote a smooth transition in the coming weeks and that it is taking all necessary steps, including legal related to Capitual, to ensure that users are not adversely affected by the change’. Furthermore, the exchange stated that Brazil was ‘an extremely relevant market for the company’, and that it would continue to invest and expand services in the country.

Capitual, the bank that provides payments services for Binance and other exchanges in the country, clarified that this situation had to do with the new requirements that the Central Bank of Brazil is asking from participants of its PIX payments platform. According to statements from Capitual, the bank updated its technological platform to adapt to these changes and asked its partners to adapt their platforms to these new changes too.

The company stated that ‘the partner exchanges Kucoin and Huobi have adapted their systems to the changes that have taken place on the Capitual platform and the services provided to their users in transactions with reais happen regularly’. This means that according to them, only Binance has failed to adapt its technological platform to comply with the new requirements asked by the central bank of Brazil. The bank concluded by stating that these requirements could not be sidestepped, with these being ‘mandatory for its operation and that of its commercial partners’.

Binance’s new payments partner will be announced soon, and the company just referred to it as a ‘local payment provider with extensive experience’. In the meanwhile, Binance is directing its users to alternative withdrawal and deposit methods. The exchange recently had to pause bitcoin (BTC) withdrawals globally due to hardware wallet failures on wallet consolidation.


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Keywords: Binance, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, regulation
Categories: Banking & Fintech
Companies: Binance
Countries: Brazil
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