Arthur Hayes Criticizes U.S. Authorities' Treatment of Binance and CZ

by BSC News

November 28, 2023


Arthur Hayes questions the arbitrary nature of regulatory decisions and highlights the revolutionary impact of cryptocurrencies on political, financial, and technological landscapes.

Former BitMEX CEO, Arthur Hayes, has voiced strong opinions regarding the severe measures taken against Binance and its founder, Changpeng Zhao (CZ), by US authorities.

In a recent Substack blog post, Hayes argues that the substantial fines and regulatory scrutiny are indicative of an institutional bias against the transformative potential of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

Hayes contends that the regulatory actions against Binance stem from its role as a disruptor to the traditional American-led global financial system. He emphasizes the threat posed by crypto exchanges like Binance, enabling individuals worldwide to liberate themselves from conventional financial constraints.

Unequal Treatment

One of Hayes' primary criticisms revolves around the unprecedented $4.3 billion fine imposed on Binance. He draws attention to the stark contrast in regulatory consequences compared to major traditional financial institutions involved in significant scandals, receiving comparatively lenient penalties. This, according to Hayes, emphasizes the arbitrary nature of regulatory decisions.

Raising ethical questions, Hayes ponders whether individuals like CZ could be considered "sinners in the eyes of Lord Satoshi" for profiting from centralization. 

Despite the complex issues at play, Hayes remains optimistic about the future value of Bitcoin. His hope reflects a steadfast belief in the resilience of the cryptocurrency market, even in the face of regulatory challenges.

Hayes stresses the importance of true crypto principles, advocating for individuals to maintain control of their digital assets in a decentralized manner. He urges people to safeguard their private keys, emphasizing the essence of giving control back to individuals instead of relying on centralized entities.


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