Binance cooperates with FSB and RosfinmonitoringLivia Green
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The regional representation of the Binance cryptocurrency exchange agreed to share information about clients from Russia with Rosfinmonitoring and the FSB in exchange for assistance in doing business in the state. Writes about it Reuters with reference to former employees of the company and other informed sources.
ForkLog sent a request for comment to Binance.
According to the agency, in April 2021, the regional director of Binance Gleb Kostarev, who at that time held the position of director in Eastern Europe, held a meeting with representatives of Rosfinmonitoring.
Kostarev allegedly agreed to share customer data and set up a local division in Russia through which the authorities could request access to that information. In a conversation with his partner, he emphasized that he was “not left with much choice.”
During the specified period of time, Rosfinmonitoring tried to track cryptocurrency donations sent to opposition politician Alexei Navalny.