Midweek Roundup: Judge Rejects SEC’s Request to Freeze Binance Assets, JPMorgan Reaches Epstein Settlement, and More

A federal judge rejected the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's request to freeze $2.2 billion in assets held at Binance's U.S. arm, allowing operations at the cryptocurrency exchange to continue during the agency's lawsuit over alleged securities law violations, The Washington Post reported. More JPMorgan Chase reached a tentative $290 million settlement with sex-trafficking victims of the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein following revelations that top executives repeatedly rebuffed warnings to terminate the bank's relationship with him, the Guardian reported. More But the lender plans to fight a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Virgin Islands alleging the bank ignored suspicious transactions...