The Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has once again emphasized that Binance’s operations within the country are illegal, according to a recent statement released on July 28th. Specifically, the regulator mentioned Binance’s official website, categorically stating that the activities of Binance, including the platform through which the company solicits investors, are neither registered nor regulated by the Commission.

Despite the warning from the Nigerian SEC, Binance continues to maintain its position as a leading cryptocurrency platform in the African country. Following FTX’s collapse, Binance has cemented itself as a market leader, with its USDT/Naira trading pair nearing $500,000 in the past 24 hours, as indicated by data available on the platform.

Notably, this warning comes shortly after Binance secured regulatory approval in Dubai, following a series of setbacks in Europe. Recently, on July 31st, the exchange announced that it became the first digital asset exchange in the region to receive an Operational Minimum Viable Product (MVP) license, enabling it to conduct trading activities in the area.

Binance faced challenges acquiring the necessary regulatory approval and subsequently exited several European markets, including the Netherlands, Cyprus, Germany, and the U.K. In response, the exchange’s spokesperson stated that the company is focused on adhering to the forthcoming Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) regulations, providing services in Europe.

Nigerian SEC’s Declaration of Binance Nigeria Limited’s Illegality

In June of this year, the Nigerian SEC declared Binance Nigeria Limited’s operations to be illegal, cautioning the investing public against using the platform. Binance responded by clarifying that the Nigerian financial watchdog’s mention of Binance Nigeria Limited was unrelated to Binance.com. The CEO Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao even confirmed that the exchange had issued a cease and desist notice to the unaffiliated entity labeled as a ‘scam.’ However, the recent statement from the Nigerian SEC reiterates and reinforces the organization’s warning about Binance’s activities.

It remains to be seen how Binance will address the concerns raised by the Nigerian SEC and navigate its way through the evolving regulatory landscape worldwide. As the cryptocurrency industry continues to expand, ensuring compliance and operating within legal frameworks becomes increasingly significant for companies like Binance.

While the Nigerian SEC’s warning may have caused some uncertainty, Binance’s recent success in Dubai indicates the exchange’s determination to overcome regulatory obstacles and continue providing its services to users around the world. As the industry continues to mature, regulatory compliance will be key to sustainable growth and long-term success for cryptocurrency platforms.

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