‘CZ’ Zhao, the CEO of Binance, has identified a significant challenge in expanding
cryptocurrency adoption: the lack of accessible fiat ramps. CZ made this
observation during his appearance at Token2049, a cryptocurrency event held in
ramps are services that facilitate the conversion of traditional fiat
currencies, such as the US dollar, into cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and
Ethereum, and vice versa. According to CZ, this crucial infrastructure is
currently facing challenges due to tightening regulations and the withdrawal of
support from traditional financial institutions.
the earlier part of the year, there was a notable trend of traditional
institutions that previously offered fiat ramp services retreating from the
cryptocurrency space. This withdrawal has limited the options for individuals
and businesses to convert fiat currency
into crypto assets, holding back the onboarding of new users into the crypto
situation has unfolded against a backdrop of regulatory scrutiny and challenges
in the cryptocurrency industry. Notably, last year saw the collapse of FTX, a
major cryptocurrency exchange, leading to the largest-ever
withdrawal of Bitcoin from exchanges, totaling $1.5 billion.
banks that had ventured into the cryptocurrency sector, such as the
Metropolitan Commercial Bank, announced their exit from the business.