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Will Binance Actually Take Legal Action Against The Block?
Will Binance Actually Take Legal Action Against The Block?

In a World Filled with Fake News Are Lawsuits the Right Course of Action?

 

Since its launch in 2017, Binance has quickly grown into a leading global cryptocurrency exchange. Over the years they have rolled out features such as SAFU, Binance DEX and the first IEO launchpad.  Binance's rise in popularity could be contributed to listening to their community and addressing FUD head-on.

This led to Binance becoming one of the most reputable exchanges but a recent controversy with cryptocurrency publication the Block might change that.

 

The Block VS. Binance

Earlier this week, the Block published an article claiming that Binance's Shanghai offices were closed following a police raid. Some have attributed the article with the weekend dip Bitcoin and Binance Coin have experienced.

CZ was quick to respond as ever and quickly claimed that there was no police raid & Binance doesn't have a Shanghai office.

The Block released another article following the first, in an attempt to explain and justify their first story. In it they claim that they might have used the wrong terminology with the use of the term "police raid". Nevertheless, The Block also seemingly doubled down posting images of an alleged Binance Shanghai office.

 

FUD Fighting Fund

On the 22nd CZ took to Twitter yet again tweeting about fighting FUD, only to be joined by Justin Sun. They have proposed a "FUD Fighting Fund", with pockets 200 BTC deep.

 

How this fund will operate is anyone's guess at this moment.

 

CZ's Last Messages on the Topic

Many people are split on who to support in this current scenario. While the Block have published a questionable news piece with shady sources and not much to rely on, it could be seen as part of their free speech. This could be seen as one of cryptocurrencies richest men squashing a news source that he doesn't particularly like.

CZ has elaborated his position on Twitter.

While the Block has published a dubious news piece which has caused FUD and damages, one should ask if legal action is the appropriate response. Essentially the Block have already damaged their reputation & credibility deeply as a news source. It is doubtful that anyone will take their articles very seriously anytime soon and it could fade to obscurity.

This draw the question: "Is a lawsuit really necessary?"


Regardless, cryptocurrency related projects should consider better press relations in order to dispel FUD as it can take weeks for journalists to receive a response at times, if at all.

 

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Written by Jonathan Ganor

Writer & cryptocurrency aficionado

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