The world’s largest exchange, Binance, has announced plans to delist eight Binance USD (BUSD) trading pairs as the company looks to withdraw full support of the stablecoin by 2024. This follows increased regulatory pressure on the stablecoin in 2023, which has led to a drastic decline in its market share so far.
Binance To Delete Nine Margin Trading Pairs By September 7
In a blog post on Wednesday, Binance laid out intentions to delist eight BUSD cross margin and isolated trading pairs. These include AMB/BUSD, DASH/BUSD, FIDA/BUSD, HARD/BUSD, HOT/BUSD, NULS/BUSD, PORTO/BUSD and REQ/BUSD. In addition, the exchange will also be deleting the IOST/BTC margin trading pair.
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According to Binance, the delisting process will occur in two stages. Firstly, the exchange will suspend all isolated margin borrowing for these specific pairs on September 1, 2023, at 06:00 (UTC).
Thereafter, Binance will close all users’ positions, terminate any pending order, and enable an automatic settlement before proceeding to delist these pairs from its isolated margin market on September 7, 2023, at 06:00 (UTC). On the same day and at the same time, these trading pairs will also be removed from Binance’s cross margin market.
Binance has stated that users would not be permitted to modify their trading positions during the delisting procedure. Thus, they are advised to close all open positions and transfer their assets from margin wallets to spot wallets prior to September 7 to avoid any possible losses.
In the announcement, the exchange did not state a specific reason for delisting eight BUSD pairs at once. However, emerging reports indicate that this move is part of a much larger plan by the crypto exchange.
Binance To Cease Full Support For BUSD In 2024?
According to several posts on the social media platform X, Binance plans to terminate its support for its native BUSD stablecoin by 2024, urging users to convert the token to other crypto assets. This development was revealed via a pop-up notification on the exchange’s mobile app.