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Cryptocurrencies reacted with significant volatility to the news that Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao stepped down as the company agreed to pay $4.3 billion in settlement with the US government.

CZ’s departure and the hefty fine could be a major blow to the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange and to the crypto market as a whole.

While the settlement is a positive step, it is also a reminder of the risks associated with operating and investing in the cryptocurrency space. The crypto industry has been under increasing scrutiny as the sector sees successive major failures and issues.

As much as additional regulation could put some pressure on the market over the short term by driving away certain investors, it could open the way to broader adoption and safer access to this class of assets. Steps toward facilitating a wider adoption could help strengthen the market’s rebound during the last few weeks.

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