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Crypto Exchange Bitfinex Tells Ontario Customers to Close Accounts



Cryptocurrency alternate Bitfinex mentioned prospects based mostly in Canada’s most populous province will now not have entry to any providers starting March 1. No purpose was given for the transfer.

  • Bitfinex informed its Ontario prospects they need to withdraw their funds on or earlier than March 1.
  • Beginning as we speak, prospects with out account balances can have their accounts closed. Those with out open positions on the alternate’s peer-to-peer financing markets will lose entry to these markets. And prospects with out open margin positions can even now not have entry to margin or borrowing.
  • Crypto alternate big Binance was just lately informed by the Ontario Securities Commission that it nonetheless wasn’t registered within the province after the alternate informed prospects it was reversing an earlier choice to droop their accounts. Binance later mentioned there had been a “miscommunication” through the course of, and that “it is our top priority to speak to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) and will seek to remedy this misunderstanding as soon as possible.”
  • The OSC declined to touch upon Bitfinex’s choice, whereas Bitfinex didn’t instantly reply to a request for added element.

UPDATE (Jan. 14, 20:55 UTC): Updated with OSC’s declining to remark in final bullet level.

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