Binance embraces counterparty risk reduction

A recent initiative by Binance introduces what it describes as “the world’s first cryptocurrency triparty arrangement with a third party banking partner.” This project aims to attract institutional clients who prefer not having their capital solely under the control of the exchange.

Ever since the FTX fraud, crypto traders have been leery of assurances by exchanges that they always have all the assets they say they do, backing deposited capital. The concept of proof-of-reserves got a big boost in response as one approach to addressing the longstanding issue of counterparty risk.

That’s a risk retail investors became well acquainted with in 2022, when multiple centralized crypto…

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