Global crypto exchange giant Binance is releasing a proof of reserves (PoR) system to increase transparency following the FTX implosion.
“Following our recent announcement outlining our commitment to transparency, Binance is releasing its Proof of Reserves (PoR) System, which is the next step in our effort to provide transparency on user funds.”
Binance says they have a 101% ratio of Bitcoin holdings to customer holdings with an on-chain reserve of 582,485 Bitcoin to their customer net balance of 575,742 Bitcoin, as of 23:59 UTC on November 22, 2022.
The company says that the data does not reflect its own corporate funds.
“When a user deposits one Bitcoin, Binance’s reserves increase by at least one Bitcoin to ensure client funds are fully backed. It is important to note that this does not include Binance’s corporate holdings, which are kept on a completely separate ledger.”
Binance is also giving investors a way to verify their own personal account of Bitcoin holdings using its Merkle Tree cryptographic tool, which “enables the consolidation of large amounts of data into a single hash.”
The proof of reserves system is aimed at allaying consumer fears they may not have the ability to withdraw their funds in the event of some financial event causing a bank run and liquidity crunch.Don't Miss a Beat – Subscribe to get email alerts delivered directly to your inbox
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