German regulator raised concerns about Binance CEO prior to license application withdrawal: Report By Cointelegraph

The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, or BaFin, reportedly advised crypto exchange Binance to withdraw its licensing application based on concerns with CEO Changpeng Zhao and the firm’s structuring.

According to a July 28 report from The Wall Street Journal, BaFin advised Binance that Zhao, also known as “CZ,” may not have passed a “fit and proper” test under the financial watchdog’s regulatory guidelines. The regulator’s guidelines for a license application state managing directors — in this case referring to CZ — must “have the required professional qualification and be of good repute to manage an institution and must dedicate sufficient time to performing their functions.”