US officials reach a $4.3 billion settlement with Binance and its co-founder CZ, with CZ pleading guilty to one felony charge. Binance’s policies allowed criminals to move stolen funds through the exchange. CZ has stepped down as CEO and Richard Teng will take over. BlackRock and Nasdaq meet with the SEC to discuss a spot Bitcoin ETF. A Bitcoin user pays a $3.1 million transaction fee for a 139 BTC transfer. The SEC sues Kraken for being an unregistered exchange and mixing user funds. Sam Bankman-Fried’s bid for release is rejected by an appeals court. In the cryptocurrency market, Bitcoin is at $37,710, Ether is at $2,079, and XRP is at $0.62. The top altcoin gainers are Blur, FTX Token, and KuCoin Token, while the top losers are Celestia, ORDI, and THORChain.