FTX Ellison to-do list Sought Regulators to ‘Crackdown’ on Binance

During the recent legal proceedings involving Sam Bankman-Fried, startling revelations surfaced regarding FTX’s active efforts to engage regulators in tightening the grip around Binance, their primary competitor. The unfolding courtroom drama showcased a to-do list authored by Caroline Ellison, the CEO of Alameda Research and Bankman-Fried’s former romantic partner. Intriguingly, this document expressed FTX’s keen interest in escalating regulatory scrutiny on Binance, a move that shed light on the intense competition between the two giants.

In the not-so-distant past, FTX and Binance reigned supreme over the digital asset industry, with Bankman-Fried and Changepeng Zhao serving as influential figures in this burgeoning sector. However, the tides have since turned dramatically. While FTX’s founder faces the daunting prospect of a 110-year prison sentence, the extent of the fierce rivalry between the two entities has come into sharper focus.

What makes this revelation even more compelling is the historical context. Binance had been implicated in FTX’s decline, a series of events that started with the exchange offloading a significant amount of FTX’s native token, FTT. This move triggered a crisis of confidence, which was further exacerbated when Binance reneged on a deal to acquire the beleaguered crypto firm, ultimately pushing it towards bankruptcy.

Curiously, FTX pursued regulatory attention against Binance even as it grappled with one of the most significant financial crimes in the history of the United States. Remarkably, Binance managed to maintain its status as a subject of scrutiny among regulators, with recent reports hinting at the underutilization of the firm’s promised $1 billion in crypto recovery funds. Additionally, concerns regarding compliance have continued to surface in various regions and countries, raising pertinent questions about the future of these industry giants in the ever-evolving landscape of cryptocurrency regulation.

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