Cryptocurrency trade Binance announced on March 17 that it has changed the Binance USD (BUSD) holdings in its Safe Asset Fund for Customers (SAFU) with TrueUSD (TUSD) and Tether (USDT). The transfer is available in response to Paxos’ latest transfer to cease minting new BUSD, which has led to the asset’s market capitalization falling. 

SAFU is an emergency insurance coverage fund established by Binance in July 2018 to guard customers’ funds in case of safety breaches or different unexpected occasions. Binance dedicated a proportion of buying and selling charges to develop the fund, which was valued at $1 billion as of Jan. 29, 2022. SAFU’s wallets initially consisted of BNB (BNB), Bitcoin (BTC) and Binance USD — which has now been changed by TUSD and USDT.

Binance assured customers that the change wouldn’t affect them, their funds would proceed to be held in publicly verifiable addresses, and BUSD would proceed to be supported. The trade added that it could carefully monitor the fund to make sure that it stays sufficiently capitalized and prime it up periodically as obligatory utilizing its personal funds.

On Feb. 13, BUSD issuer Paxos Belief Firm announced it would stop issuing new BUSD efficient Feb. 21 in accordance with the instructions of and in coordination with the New York Division of Monetary Providers.

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Days after stories emerged that United States regulators have been scrutinizing Paxos and BUSD, Binance minted nearly $50 million worth of TUSD. The transaction took place on Feb. 16, in line with knowledge from Etherscan, and got here two days after Binance CEO Chanpeng Zhao talked about in a Feb. 14 Twitter House that Binance would look to “diversify” its stablecoin holdings away from BUSD.

With the U.S. Securities and Change Fee also taking action against BUSD, some crypto community members have questioned whether or not stablecoins are the true problem at hand or if it’s really about Binance, because the SEC didn’t take motion towards Paxos’ gold-backed stablecoin, Pax Gold (PAXG).