Crypto Gets Blamed for a Real-Life Currency Crisis – WSJ

Tigran Gambaryan, Binance’s head of financial-crime compliance, flew to Nigeria’s capital to solve a problem: The government had blamed the world’s largest crypto exchange for crashing the currency.

The American, a former Internal Revenue Service special agent, left his wife and children at home in Georgia in late February with a small suitcase for what he thought was a quick business trip.

He hasn’t come back.

Nigerian authorities detained Gambaryan and a colleague, Nadeem Anjarwalla, a U.K. and Kenyan national and Binance’s regional manager for Africa, according to the men’s families.

The Binance employees, who are being held in a guarded house, haven’t been charged with any crimes. The government, which invited them to Nigeria for meetings, hasn’t publicly discussed the detentions.

Source: Crypto Gets Blamed for a Real-Life Currency Crisis – WSJ