The U.S. SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) has filed a lawsuit against Binance and its founder, Changpeng Zhao, accusing them of commingling user funds and engaging in wash trading. Binance denies the allegations and plans to vigorously defend its platform.

The lawsuit poses challenges to Binance’s reputation and has led to a decline in Binance Coin’s value. The outcome of the case will determine the consequences for Binance and its founder.

Real Research, an online survey app, launched a survey on SEC’s lawsuit against Binance to gauge public opinion on this.


  • 27.56% believe the lawsuit against Binance would have a major impact on its reputation.
  • 47.46% believe SEC’s lawsuit against Binance would influence the overall regulatory environment for crypto exchanges.
  • 47.97% are concerned about the potential impact of the SEC lawsuit on the crypto market.

According to the survey results, we found that 36% of the respondents were well aware of the SEC’s lawsuit against Binance, alleging of musing client cash, deceiving investors, and violating security laws. Another 36% are vaguely aware of it and 27% are unaware.

We then inquired about respondents’ familiarity with Binance and whether they used Binance after they learned about SEC’s lawsuit against Binance. The results indicated that most respondents (68%) had used Binance before, compared to 32% who had not.

The next survey poll data showed that most of the respondents 81% used Binance after they learned about SEC’s lawsuit against Binance, whereas 19% did not.

Respondents’ Opinion on the Impact of SEC’s Lawsuit on Binance’s Reputation

We asked our respondents how they perceive the impact of the SEC’s lawsuit on Binance’s reputation in the crypto market. The results showed that 28% of respondents believed that the lawsuit would have a major negative impact on Binance’s reputation, whereas 26% said “would somewhat tarnish Binance’s reputation,” 25% said there would be no impact, and 22% remained unsure.

Figure 1: Impact of SEC’s lawsuit on Binance’s reputation.

Moving on, the next poll asked the respondents whether the SEC’s lawsuit would affect their trust and confidence in using Binance’s services. 43% said yes, in comparison to 26% who said no, and 30% remained undecided.

Would the Lawsuit Influence Overall Regulatory Environment for Crypto Exchanges?

When the respondents were asked whether the lawsuit would influence the overall regulatory environment for crypto exchanges, 47% said yes, 23% said no, and 30% remained uncertain.

Figure 2: Would the lawsuit influence the regulatory environment for crypto exchanges?

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Ensuring Investor Protection and Market Integrity in the Crypto Space

According to our survey, we asked respondents about their opinions regarding the necessity of regulatory actions, such as the SEC lawsuit, to ensure investor protection and market integrity in the crypto industry. Here are the results:

48% of the respondents agreed that regulatory actions are necessary for investor protection and market integrity in crypto. 29% of the respondents were unsure about the necessity of such regulatory actions. 23% of the respondents disagreed with the idea that regulatory actions are required for investor protection and market integrity in the crypto space.

Furthermore, we asked the respondents whether they were confident that the outcome of the SEC lawsuit would lead to a fair and appropriate consequence (if any).

Figure 3: Respondents’ concern about the potential impact of the SEC lawsuit on crypto market.

Most of the respondents (41%) were confident of a fair outcome, 26% said otherwise, and 33% remained uncertain. Lastly, the survey also sought to understand the level of concern among respondents regarding the potential impact of the SEC lawsuit on the overall cryptocurrency market. The survey results indicated that nearly half of the respondents (48%) were concerned about the potential impact, whereas 24% were not. Meanwhile, 28% remained uncertain about this.


Survey TitleSurvey on the SEC’s Lawsuit Against Binance
DurationJune 15, 2023 – June 22, 2023
Number of Participants10,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.