The U.S. arm of Binance is set to open today at 8 AM (EST). Binance US will however not be available to about 13 states in the U.S., will be free and will only list a few assets including BTC, ETH, and XRP in this initial phase.
The long-awaited launch of arguably the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange for the American market, Binance US is finally here. Binance US opens today Wednesday the 18th of September, and promises to deliver world-class digital trading technology with great speed, ensuring a remarkable experience for all of its customers. Before now, the crypto exchange had its services restricted in the US and later announced that it will open a more American specific platform to cater to the market.
According to an official post by CEO Catherine Coley, Binance US will begin accepting deposits but will exclude about 13 states across the country. The barred states include Alabama, Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Vermont, and Washington.
The firm, however, still plans to extend services to all of the states. U.S residents can register with the platform as long as they can provide a valid government-issued ID such as a driver’s license or a passport, as well as their Social Security Number. Source...