Binance holds token collateral and user funds on same wallet by ‘mistake’

Binance holds token collateral and user funds on same wallet by ‘mistake’


Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance reportedly admitted that it mistakenly stores some customer funds in the same wallet with its collateral for some in-house tokens. After the revelation, Binance started the process of transferring the assets in question to dedicated collateral wallets.

Binance mistakenly put collateral for some of the Binance-minted tokens, or B-Tokens, in a wallet that also holds customer assets, Bloomberg reported on Jan. 24.

On Monday, Binance released a proof of collateral for B-Tokens, providing information for all 94 tokens issued by Binance. The firm previously stressed that B-Tokens are always fully collateralized and backed 1:1.

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According to the ​​proof of collateral, Binance reserves for almost 50% of all B-Tokens are currently stored in a single wallet called “Binance 8.” The wallet holds significantly more tokens

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