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Binance releases proof of reserves

source-logo  forkast.news 25 November 2022 13:37, UTC

The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance released its proof of reserves (PoR) on Friday to provide transparency on user funds.

See related article: Binance says it will set up US$1 billion ‘recovery’ fund for distressed crypto businesses

Fast facts

  • Binance will start the PoR feature with Bitcoin and add other tokens and networks over the next few weeks, the company said in a statement.
  • The exchange will include additional assets in the next batch of PoR, as well as involve third-party auditors to audit its PoR results.
  • Proof of reserves, or evidence that an exchange has sufficient funds to cover users’ assets, has become a preferred way for crypto exchanges to assure investors of safe custody following the sudden collapse of FTX.
  • Exchanges CoinSwitch and CoinDCX have also made their PoR available to the public.
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