Binance net outflows hit $778M on Ethereum since SEC charges: Nansen

    06 Jun 2023

    The SEC lawsuit against Binance led to outflows of over $750 million on Ethereum in the past 24 hours, with outflows still exceeding inflows.

    The United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) lawsuit against Binance — accusing the crypto exchange of violating various securities laws — has directly impacted the crypto market and the exchange’s balance sheet.

    According to data from crypto analytic firm Nansen, Binance saw negative netflows of $778 million on the Ethereum blockchain, with $871 million of inflows dominated by $1.6 billion flowing out of the exchange.

    As of 9.15 am UTC at the time of writing, in the 24 hours since the SEC charges, Ethereum-based tokens have seen negative netflows, with $14.8 million of assets flowing in and $50.5 million worth of assets flowing out of the exchange in the past hour alone.

    Binance’s reserve assets had a net outflow of approximately $1.4 billion in the first hour after news broke of the SEC’s charges, amounting to 2.6% of its total reserve assets of $52.9 billion.

    The outflow of funds from Binance across all protocols in the past 24 hours has reached $999 million. A deteriorating confidence in Binance on the other hand has helped OKX become the next preferred destination for traders as the exchange registered a significant inflow of over $190 million.

    Compared to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) lawsuit in March 2023, the recent net outflow is substantial but smaller than the December 2022 period. Additionally, this net flow is still lower than the exchange’s reserve. The crypto exchange still holds a healthy stablecoin balance of over $8 billion.


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