Binance New CEO Richard Teng Speaks on $4.3 Billion Settlement

Joshua Ramos
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As the crypto exchange faces the downfall of a years-long criminal investigation, Binance’s new CEO, Richard Teng, has recently addressed the company’s $4.3 billion settlement. Indeed, the US Justice Department (DOJ) announced the resolution plan yesterday that came with massive changes for the exchange.

Among those changes was the resignation of long-time founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao. Amid criminal charges levied against the exchange owner, Teng has been announced to stand in his place. Subsequently, he is now tasked with navigating the exchange to its newest evolution.

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Binance’s New CEO Speaks on DOJ Settlement

The digital asset industry took a massive hit yesterday amid the fallout of the DOJ’s years-long investigation of Binance. Subsequently, it announced the fallout of that investigation, which featured a massive change in leadership.

Binance’s new CEO, Richard Teng, has now discussed the exchange’s $4.3 billion settlement with the US government. In a post to X, he spoke about the foundation on which the exchange is built. Moreover, he expressed his confidence in the company’s ability to weather this oncoming storm.

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“The fundamentals of our business are very strong,” Teng wrote. “Binance continues to operate the world’s largest crypto exchange by volume; our capital structure is debt-free, expenses are modest, and, despite the low fees we charge our users, we have robust revenues and profits.”

Ultimately, Richard Teng appears immensely confident in the prospect of Binance bouncing back. Still, the developments are likely to have massive implications in the short term, with Teng’s leadership poised to set the trajectory of the business in the long term.