Binance Denies Giving Russian Authorities Data on Users

The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, Binance, has denied that it shared user data — including names and addresses — with Russian intelligence agencies, after Reuters uncovered startling details on the company’s data-sharing with Moscow.

In particular, Reuters revealed that the Russian government was looking to trace millions of Bitcoin donations collected by jailed Russian political dissident Alexei Navalny, who had gotten in the crosshairs of the Kremlin for organizing anti-government protests against President Vladimir Putin.