Binance cuts ties with the Argentine Football Association 

Binance has cut ties with the Argentine Football Association (AFA), citing a breach of contractual agreement.
Binance Argentina announced its decision to end the partnership deal with the AFA stems in a tweet on July 17.
Despite being given ample opportunities, the AFA fell short of fulfilling its obligations, which conflicted with Binance’s core business values and principles, stated the exchange.
The partnership was originally intended to span five years,  making Binance the primary sponsor of Argentina’s national soccer team and the title sponsor of the national soccer league. 

Binance ha decidido poner fin a su asociación con la AFA (Asociación del Fútbol Argentino). Regularmente, evaluamos los resultados de nuestras alianzas en todo el mundo y, lamentablemente, a pesar de que se han ofrecido tiempo y oportunidades, la AFA no ha cumplido plenamente con…— Binance Argentina (@BinanceArg) July 17, 2023

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Challenging times for Binance
Binance is currently navigating through a challenging phase, reportedly laying off many staff members after several executive departures. The exchange’s founder and CEO сommented the recent hiring decisions calling it a “strive to increase talent diversity” and subsequent “involuntary terminations.”

As we continuously strive to increase talent density, there are involuntary terminations. This happens in every company. The numbers reported by media are all way off. 4 FUD. On the bright side, they just can’t resist talking about us.We are still hiring. 🤝— CZ 🔶 Binance (@cz_binance) July 14, 2023

Moreover, in the United States, Binance is facing regulatory backlash from the SEC for carrying out unregistered securities offerings. 

Australian authorities recently conducted an unexpected raid on Binance’s offices due to concerns about the company’s derivatives division. The investigation aimed to understand how Binance classified its customers and their operations. 

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