Binance Tops up SAFU Insurance Fund to $1B
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An editor at Coincrop
09 Nov 2022 | 2 min read
uge infusions of cash were made to binance token-related addresses, with over $700 million in different tokens being deposited. A separate bitcoin address was also funded with a whopping $300 million.
The founder of Binance, Changpeng Zhao, better known as CZ, confirmed in a tweet this morning that the company has increased its Secure Asset Fund for Users (SAFU) to $1 billion.
"To adjust to recent price fluctuations, #Binance has topped up the #SAFU insurance fund to $1 billion USD equivalent again," Zhao tweeted.
SAFU is an insurance fund that was set up by Binance in July 2018 as a way to protect users' funds. The size of the fund varies according to market conditions, and it is made up of three different types of cryptocurrency: BNB, BUSD, and BTC.
Cryptocurrency prices yo-yoed in the past 24 hours due to market speculation surrounding world renowned exchange FTX's possible liquidity issues.
Sam Bankman-Fried's owned crypto exchange caused so much speculation that the firm had to agree to sell itself to Binance, this led traders to panic.
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