Binance US recently delisted two tokens, TRON’s TRX and SPELL, triggering speculation and debate about the reasons behind the move and the implications for the tokens’ future. Exchanges operate under their own rules and regulations, so a token can be delisted for a variety of reasons, including lack of liquidity, drop in trading volume and legal issues. Binance US cited “compliance reasons” for the delisting of TRX, but did not elaborate on specific compliance issues. TRON founder Justin Sun currently faces a lawsuit from the US Securities and Exchange Commission over allegations of unregistered securities offerings, including wash trading and using social media promotions without disclosing compensation.
The incident raises questions around the credibility of exchanges delisting certain cryptocurrencies and highlights the importance of clear and transparent exchange rules. Additionally, it raises questions about due process and the potential legal and ethical concerns associated with exchanges unilaterally deciding to remove tokens from their platforms. The decision could also have broader market implications, potentially leading to further delistings or regulatory action if other exchanges and regulators perceive risks associated with these tokens.