Members of the cryptocurrency community discuss running banks on Binance

Over the past 24 hours, cryptocurrency exchange Binance has seen outflows of over $1.14 billion due to the rise of FUD — or fear, uncertainty, and suspicion — within the crypto ecosystem.

According to Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, CEO of Binance, the exchange has seen this before, and he thinks it “is a good idea to do a ‘stress test on withdrawals’ at every CEX.” [centralized exchange] on a rotational basis.”

The bank run on Binance comes a month after CZ ran the bank on FTX, which led to liquidity problems and its eventual collapse.

Despite the rampant FUD within the cryptocurrency community, many members remain optimistic that Binance will weather the storm and not share the same fate as FTX. Others speculate that if Binance crashes, the entire crypto industry could be brought to its knees.

Bitcoin (BTC) millionaire Carl Ranvelt stated on Twitter that “if Binance collapses, we will all be beaten.”

Author and Bitcoin enthusiast Layah Heilpern shared: “Do you realize that if Binance falls then everything else will collapse? Yes, #bitcoin will survive, but the entire cryptocurrency ecosystem including stablecoins will die.”

Twitter user Crypto Cognac shared that the Binance drop would not benefit the space, as it would take the space “back to the stone age.”

Timverse said that they believe that if Binance becomes insolvent, it will “set the industry back” by years — though the cryptocurrency will survive because “it was here before binance came along and it will be here after.”

Crypto Analyst and Government Consultant Del Crxpto accused the crypto media of promoting FUD about Binance, saying, “The media is trying to cause a bank to run binance. Audit The truth is time is audit #1 and binance has stood the test of time.”

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On December 11, Cointelegraph reported that Binance’s Proof of Reserves raised red flags for accounting and finance professionals and was called “nonsensical” by competitors, as it failed to include liabilities.