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Binance Denies 400 BTC Listing Quote; Accuser Responds “You are a F***king Liar”

Binance Denies 400 BTC Listing Quote; Accuser Responds “You are a F***king Liar”

News.Bitcoin.com feature ‘Cryptowhispers’ reported on what has turned from rumor to an all-out verbal war between two well-known figures in the cryptoverse. It began last week when Christopher Franko, co-founder of the Expanse project, took to Twitter and accused popular exchange Binance of quoting 400 bitcoin to list a token. The exchange’s head, Changpeng Zhao, has since responded rather personally to Mr. Franko, and, well, all hell has broken out. Get some popcorn.

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Binance Slams Expanse Co-Founder for Listing Quote Claim

“We don’t list shitcoins even if they pay 400 or 4,000 BTC,” the face of Binance, Changpeng Zhao, came out swinging on Twitter. He was responding to a string of tweets by Expanse co-founder Christopher Franko, who insisted Binance quoted him by email a price of 400 bitcoin core (BTC) to list his token.

Binance Denies 400 BTC Listing Quote; Accuser Responds, “You are a F***king Liar”

ETH/NEO/XRP/EOS/XMR/LTC/more listed with no fee,” Mr. Zhao continued, “Question is not ‘how much does Binance charge to list?’ but ‘is my coin good enough?’ It’s not the fee, it’s your project!  Focus on your own project!”

Not five minutes later, Mr. Zhao went after Mr. Franko by name, removing any vagueness about his subject matter. “Also, the email Franko showed is a spoofed/scam email, not from Binance. Binance never quote fees in email, and not in BTC. Project owners should be able to spot email spoofing, those who can’t should not issue a coin. The communication process/method tells a lot about a coin,” the Binance head scolded.

Binance Denies 400 BTC Listing Quote; Accuser Responds, “You are a F***king Liar”

“You are a Fucking Liar”

Mr. Zhao further mused publically how much of what amounts to dissatisfaction with Binance is just sour grapes. “All complaints about listing fee come from projects we did not list, ie, did not charge (did not even ask for a fee). It’s not the fee, it’s the project. Granted, there are many great projects out there we haven’t listed. Working on it,” he ended his Twitter rant. He went on to explain how he’s not involved in listing quotes for Binance.

Binance Denies 400 BTC Listing Quote; Accuser Responds, “You are a F***king Liar”

For his part, Mr. Franko of Expanse didn’t take Mr. Zhao’s tweets seriously. “You are a fucking liar. It’s that simple,” he tweeted a few hours later. “Right here,” Mr. Franko noted angrily, while attaching a chart (see below), “it shows that binance uses Google Apps (gmail) for MX.. Just like the signed email said it did… You cant fake the encryption buddy.  Punching down like this is beneath you.”

Binance Denies 400 BTC Listing Quote; Accuser Responds, “You are a F***king Liar”

And along those same lines, Mr. Franko chastised, “Instead of addressing it like a good leader and honorable man, he has decided to just come at me like this. The encryption doesnt lie. It came from his gsuite. The responsible way to handle things would be to approach me directly and get it straightened out. Not attack me.”

Which side do you believe? Let us know in the comments section below. 


Images via Pixabay, Developer David Shares contributed sourcing for this article. 


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