Musk describes the situation as “shady,” adding that “token holders using Binance should be protected from errors for which they cannot be held responsible.” Both Binance’s CEO Changpeng Zhao and its official Twitter account responded to Musk’s remarks.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has expressed concern on behalf of dogecoin holders regarding Binance’s recent DOGE problems. Dogecoin transactions resulted in numerous erroneous transactions, and some users reported that their accounts had been frozen.
Musk, who is sometimes called the Dogefather, asked Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ), “What’s happening with your Doge customers?” He added, “Sounds shady.” His tweet gained much attention. This post has received 4.5K comments and has been liked 24.1K times as of this writing.
Both Zhao and the official Twitter account for Binance replied to the Tesla boss.
The Binance account disagreed with Musk about the situation being shady. “No, not shady — just frustrating and we’re working on it,” the exchange’s official account wrote, pointing the Spacex CEO to another thread with a detailed explanation of the situation it previously posted.
“The root cause is a technical issue during the recent upgrade process that caused old transactions to be resent to 1,674 users,” Binance explained, clarifying that the issue occurred on Binance and not on other crypto trading platforms “because we have a different technical wallet setup for DOGE.” The exchange added:
We have to rebuild the wallet entirely, which is causing a delay that we expect may last another week or so.
While acknowledging that “users who received old transactions” and “users who cannot withdraw DOGE are upset,” Binance requested: “We’ve kindly asked those that receive the old transactions to return them, but we’re aware that select users are having trouble accessing some of the wallets.”
However, Musk argued that dogecoin holders using Binance “should be protected from errors that are not their fault.” He proceeded to point to a thread by Dogecoin Developers explaining the situation.
Binance’s CEO joined the discussion shortly afterward. Binance’s CEO told Musk that his team is “pretty sure” there is a problem with the Dogecoin wallet, adding that Binance is in touch with the Dogecoin developers. After that, Zhao apologized to Musk for any inconvenience the problem may have caused. Towards the end of his tweet, he asked Musk about the time when Tesla recalled 12,000 vehicles due to a software error. “How did that happen?””” he wrote.
I don’t use Binance (tried at one point, but signup was too many hoops to jump through), so no inconvenience to me personally. Just raising this issue on behalf of other DOGE holders.
“Appreciate it,” Zhao responded. “I overreacted a bit due to the word ‘shady,’” he admitted.
“The KYC part is tedious, and we can’t service U.S. users. You could try Binance.us though,” CZ tried to convince Musk. “Still a tedious signup process, but have DOGE. We are working with their team to fix the issue ASAP.” Musk simply responded with “Sounds good.”
Musk also commented on a thread about centralized crypto exchanges, like Binance and Robinhood, taking custody of people’s cryptocurrencies. Replying to a tweet stating, “Not your keys, not your crypto,” Musk wrote: “Exactly.”
The Tesla CEO previously said that he owns three kinds of cryptocurrencies: bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), and dogecoin (DOGE). He also confirmed that he does not own any doge rival meme cryptocurrency shiba inu (SHIB). In October, he said the real reason he supports dogecoin is because “it felt like the people’s crypto.”
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