Twitter has partnered with eToro to introduce a new feature on its app that allows users to access market charts for a wider range of financial instruments and conduct trading activities such as buying and selling stocks and other assets. The information was exclusively provided to CNBC by the company. However, Altcoin Daily took to their Twitter account to question why Twitter didn’t partner up with Binance, despite the cryptocurrency giant investing $500 million in Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover in 2022.
The question arose after Twitter partnered with eToro to enable cryptocurrency and stock trading. Altcoin Daily’s tweet sparked a discussion among cryptocurrency enthusiasts, with some speculating that Twitter’s decision may be due to regulatory troubles. One cryptocurrency YouTuber, DustyBC, even added that it might be due to a perceived conflict of interest.
On March 27, Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, and its founder, Changpeng Zhao, were charged by the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for allegedly violating commodities laws. It is worth noting that, following the collapse of FTX in November 2022, both the SEC and CFTC have adopted a more assertive approach towards the cryptocurrency industry, using enforcement measures to establish their jurisdiction.
Since the beginning of the year, the SEC has commenced several cases against cryptocurrency enterprises and individuals operating within the United States. The community has started to assume that Twitter not collaborating with Binance is also due to the fear and uncertainty revolving around Binance. Despite the speculation, there has been no official statement from Twitter or Binance regarding the matter.
The cryptocurrency industry has been facing increased scrutiny from regulatory authorities, and it is not surprising that Twitter would be cautious in its partnerships. It remains to be seen how this will affect Binance’s future partnerships and collaborations.
In conclusion, while Twitter’s partnership with eToro has been met with excitement from cryptocurrency enthusiasts, the decision not to partner with Binance has sparked speculation and discussion within the community. While some believe it may be due to regulatory troubles, there has been no official statement from either company. The cryptocurrency industry continues to face increased scrutiny from regulatory authorities, and it remains to be seen how this will affect future partnerships and collaborations.
This article was originally published on Coin Edition.