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An article on CoinDesk says that Binance helped
Israeli police in freezing nearly two hundred crypto
accounts on their exchange. These were accounts
linked to terrorist groups. The Israeli defense
ministry, Lahav 433 unit of the police, intelligence
services, and the Binance exchange itself targeted
these accounts and will eventually turn over the
assets to the Israeli treasury.
In the wake of mounting deaths in Israel and Gaza,
this sounds like Binance did a good thing. However,
Binance was already in hot water with regulators
for not doing enough to prevent bad actors from
moving assets around in the crypto world. Does
Binance fight or facilitate terrorism?
Financing Terrorist Activities Via Crypto
The issue of seizing Hamas-linked crypto accounts
arises in the days after the Gaza-based organization
staged a combination of rocket attacks and cross-
border raids into Israel. As of the fourth day of
active hostilities roughly a thousand are dead both
in Israel and Gaza.
In both cases the bulk of the dead are civilians. Gaza
residents were killed by Israeli attacks by air and
Israelis were gunned down by Hamas fighters. An
estimated fifth of terrorist funding involves
cryptocurrencies. This is the point of tracking down
and seizing Hamas-linked crypto accounts on the
Binance exchange.
Credit to Binance
Binance and its staff deserves credit for working
around the clock and hand in hand with law
enforcement in this situation. Many choose crypto
currencies for the degree of anonymity that the
system offers. Sadly, others take advantage of this
feature to further their criminal or sadistic ends.
Drying up their funding is one of the ways to put
these organizations out of business. It is also sad
that getting the job done after the Hamas invasion
of Israel and murder of a thousand people seems
like too little and far too late.
The Problem That the CFTC Has With Binance
In May of this year the Commodity Futures Trading
Commission filed a lawsuit against Binance. The
basis of the suit is that the exchange was offering
unregistered derivatives for trading. Other charges
include poor business supervision, no
implementation of a know-your-customer program
to prevent money laundering and having an
inadequate anti-evasion program.
These issues go back years. A pertinent question in
regard to the Hamas accounts that were closed is
just how long Hamas had the accounts. How much
money passed through them?
In addition, it turns out the Binance employees
helped clients evade detection by suggesting that
they use VPNs or virtual private networks for their
transactions. An employee was designated as the
Binance money laundering report officer. They were
told to write a report extolling how great Binance’s
program was and send it to the board of directors.
When that person lamented that Binance had no
board of directors they were told not to worry.
Some Things Are Not a Problem Until They Are
Folks can turn a blind eye to things like unknown
entities using the blockchain to move money
around. They do not see what they do not want to
see. A terrorist entity is planning and getting ready
to strike and all their passive partner sees is profits.
It is sadly all too common that folks only get serious
about this sort of thing after blood has been shed.
This appears to us to be the situation with Binance
and their help in the case of Hamas and their nearly
two hundred accounts.
For more insights and useful information about
investments and investing, visit
www.ProfitableInvestingTips.com.

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Does Binance Fight or Facilitate Terrorism?

  • 2. An article on CoinDesk says that Binance helped Israeli police in freezing nearly two hundred crypto accounts on their exchange. These were accounts linked to terrorist groups. The Israeli defense ministry, Lahav 433 unit of the police, intelligence services, and the Binance exchange itself targeted these accounts and will eventually turn over the assets to the Israeli treasury.
  • 3. In the wake of mounting deaths in Israel and Gaza, this sounds like Binance did a good thing. However, Binance was already in hot water with regulators for not doing enough to prevent bad actors from moving assets around in the crypto world. Does Binance fight or facilitate terrorism?
  • 5. The issue of seizing Hamas-linked crypto accounts arises in the days after the Gaza-based organization staged a combination of rocket attacks and cross- border raids into Israel. As of the fourth day of active hostilities roughly a thousand are dead both in Israel and Gaza.
  • 6. In both cases the bulk of the dead are civilians. Gaza residents were killed by Israeli attacks by air and Israelis were gunned down by Hamas fighters. An estimated fifth of terrorist funding involves cryptocurrencies. This is the point of tracking down and seizing Hamas-linked crypto accounts on the Binance exchange.
  • 7.
  • 9. Binance and its staff deserves credit for working around the clock and hand in hand with law enforcement in this situation. Many choose crypto currencies for the degree of anonymity that the system offers. Sadly, others take advantage of this feature to further their criminal or sadistic ends.
  • 10. Drying up their funding is one of the ways to put these organizations out of business. It is also sad that getting the job done after the Hamas invasion of Israel and murder of a thousand people seems like too little and far too late.
  • 11. The Problem That the CFTC Has With Binance
  • 12. In May of this year the Commodity Futures Trading Commission filed a lawsuit against Binance. The basis of the suit is that the exchange was offering unregistered derivatives for trading. Other charges include poor business supervision, no implementation of a know-your-customer program to prevent money laundering and having an inadequate anti-evasion program.
  • 13. These issues go back years. A pertinent question in regard to the Hamas accounts that were closed is just how long Hamas had the accounts. How much money passed through them?
  • 14. In addition, it turns out the Binance employees helped clients evade detection by suggesting that they use VPNs or virtual private networks for their transactions. An employee was designated as the Binance money laundering report officer. They were told to write a report extolling how great Binance’s program was and send it to the board of directors. When that person lamented that Binance had no board of directors they were told not to worry.
  • 15. Some Things Are Not a Problem Until They Are
  • 16. Folks can turn a blind eye to things like unknown entities using the blockchain to move money around. They do not see what they do not want to see. A terrorist entity is planning and getting ready to strike and all their passive partner sees is profits.
  • 17. It is sadly all too common that folks only get serious about this sort of thing after blood has been shed. This appears to us to be the situation with Binance and their help in the case of Hamas and their nearly two hundred accounts.
  • 18. For more insights and useful information about investments and investing, visit www.ProfitableInvestingTips.com.