Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, is planning to set up its headquarters in Ireland.
Cryptocurrency trading giant Binance It plans to set up multiple headquarters in different regions, and Ireland is one of them, according to A Information reported by Reuters. Several reports have emerged indicating that the company is already establishing a corporate presence in the Irish region, Having registered several separate companies the least.
While Binance (Ireland) Holdings has been registered in the country for about a year now, the company has registered three more companies in recent days. Binance APAC Holdings, Binance Services Holdings, and Binance Technologies were all registered last month on different dates.
Irish law firm Mason Hayes & Curran has been hired, with records indicating that Binance’s office is an accounting store in a nondescript building in south Dublin. Filed documents also show that CEO Changpeng Zhao’s official signing took place between September 10 and September 13. The documents also state Zhao’s residential address in Malta and confirm his Canadian citizenship.
Binance has faced regulatory skirmishes around the world, and recently crypto-friendly Singapore asked the exchange, through the Monetary Authority of Singapore, to stop offering cryptocurrency trading services on its global platform Binance.com. The platform confirmed the guidelines even though it did not affect Binance Singapore, a service affiliated with Binance Asia.
Confirming the report, a Binance spokesperson said: “We are working closely with the Monetary Authority of Singapore and other global regulators to comply with relevant regulatory standards and facilitate any required service changes.”
Binance has sought to reverse the crushing regulatory tide by slowly moving towards compliance in various countries around the world. Binance CEO Zhao previously admitted that the company operates in a decentralized manner, despite it being a centralized platform. This made it difficult to cooperate with the authorities, he explained.
In an interview with South China Morning NewspaperHe stressed that the stock exchange platform should establish centralized operations with a clear board of directors, risk control, and specific investors.
The Central Bank of Ireland has warned citizens not to invest in speculative digital assets such as crypto assets. Last May, the bank told users that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin She was a source of great concern due to her volatile nature which exposed her to losses. The bank’s governor, Gabriel Makhlouf, also warned of the risks associated with cryptocurrencies, including a lack of transparency, the use of cryptocurrencies for criminal purposes, and the high energy consumption associated with mining.