Binance US today in an official statement announced that it will suspend XRP trading and deposits on January 13, 2021 at 10am EST. However, it stated that XRP withdrawals will not be affected at this time.
Further, in its statement, it stated if the users have purchased XRP with funds deposited via ACH/Debit Card, the funds will be available to withdraw after this holding period expires. The users will not be allowed to deposit XRP on its platform.
— The Cryptic Poet (@1CrypticPoet) December 30, 2020
Yesterday, Coinbase also announced suspension of XRP trading and deposits from January 19th, 2020. The suspension of XRP by Binance was much awaited news.
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