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Bybit In Big Trouble If American Investors Used the Platform to Move Funds to Coinbase – Crypto News



Earlier today, Coinbase informed a portion of its user base regarding a subpoena it received from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The subpoena is a component of the CFTC’s inquiry into Bybit, a cryptocurrency exchange based in Dubai.

Bybit Can Be In Major Trouble

In a recent review, crypto analyst Colin Wu pointed out that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) might be changing its attention from Binance to Bybit. After settling issues with Binance, Wu suggests that the CFTC, finding it hard to locate many Bybit employees in the U.S., is now trying to get user details from Coinbase.

The plan is to monitor transfers from Bybit to Coinbase, especially those involving American users, to check if Bybit is breaking any rules by offering services to customers in the U.S.

Bybit is one of the most widely used and powerful derivatives trading platforms in the market. The exchange also has a strong footprint in the global crypto derivatives trading market.

Just earlier this month, Bybit achieved an exclusive ‘AA’ rating in both Spot and Derivatives trading categories in the recent CCData Crypto Exchange Benchmark Report. This recognition highlights the exchange’s excellence and commitment to upholding top-notch standards in performance and security.

Now, if the CFTC finds any sort of dealing between Bybit and Coinbase, especially involving American investors, the derivatives trading platform could land in major trouble. This could be another high-profile crackdown by American regulator, after the Binance episode last week.

CFTC Actions in Full Swing

The CFTC possesses investigative powers, utilizing tools such as voluntary statements and subpoenas, as outlined in its enforcement manual. As per legal requirements, Coinbase needs to gather information, even in cases involving subpoenas, as mentioned in a May post by the exchange.

Coinbase stated, “We may access, read, preserve, and disclose information when we believe it is reasonably necessary to comply with law, legal obligations, regulations, law enforcement, governmental, and other legal requests, court orders, or for disclosure to tax authorities.”

Additionally, other federal agencies have issued subpoenas concerning crypto-related matters, with payments giant PayPal revealing that it received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the PayPal USD stablecoin earlier this month.

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