Binance has recently announced to reimburse its users with $1 million USDT (Tether) due to an event involving the CyberConnect (CYBER) token. This reimbursement is intended to make amends to users who faced a pricing inconsistency with the CYBER tokens, a result of liquidity issues on the Korean crypto exchange, Upbit.
Binance detailed that the problem arose when a liquidity shortage on CYBER’s cross-chain bridges impeded transactions on Upbit. This created a price gap between Upbit and other trading platforms, drawing in arbitrage traders. These traders borrowed CYBER from Binance to capitalize on the price variance.
Due to this, Binance users who had invested CYBER in the Flexible Earn Program found themselves unable to access their assets. This was because the tokens they staked had been loaned out, hitting the borrowing cap.
The crypto exchange expressed its regret and extended sincere apologies for the disruptions faced by its users. The exchange reiterated its dedication to upholding user interests and ensuring transparency within its community.
Binance went on to provide an in-depth explanation of the sequence of events that led to the incident. In its commitment to enhancing user experience and minimizing similar risks in the future, Binance has proposed several measures. These include the dynamic adjustment of loan interest rates and bolstering their risk management strategies. The crypto exchange also plans to implement stricter evaluations of lower market cap tokens and may consider removing tokens with reduced liquidity from specific programs.
To redress the affected users, Binance has laid out a $1 million USDT reimbursement plan. The exchange confirmed that 887 users, who couldn’t access their CYBER Simple Earn Flexible Products within a set period, would get a portion of USDT from the refund pool, along with additional CYBER tokens. This distribution will be based on the daily average positions of the qualifying users. All other users who had CYBER Simple Earn Flexible Products during the specified timeframe will be granted an equal portion of CYBER Locked Trial Fund vouchers, courtesy of the CyberConnect Foundation.
As the world of cryptocurrency undergoes rapid changes, such incidents underscore the significance of stringent risk management practices and the need for ongoing enhancements to protect user interests and sustain confidence in the industry.