to wind down U.S. institutional client business on June 21 has pointed to low demand as the reason for the decision.

The streak of bad news is showing no signs of slowing down, as is the latest exchange to make headlines. The Singapore-based company has announced that it will end institutional client business in the United States in a couple of weeks.

According to a statement made to Decrypt, states that this change is the result of "limited demand from institutions in the U.S. in the current market landscape." The company also added that “This decision regarding the exchange business in the U.S. does not impact our retail app used by more than 80 million users worldwide in any way.”

The exterior of Crypto.Com Arena.

Ironically, signed a massive deal to take over the naming rights of the Lakers stadium in Los Angeles in 2021. Despite this week’s news, a report from ABC states that’s winding down of its US client business is not expected to impact the naming rights to the stadium.

This of course comes after some bad news for a handful of other major players in the crypto space. In just the last week, the SEC sued both Coinbase and Binance over shady business operations. FTX kicked things off last year when the cryptocurrency exchange collapsed, which had a reverberating effect on others in the business. Earlier this year, laid off 20 percent of its workforce.

The recent run of bad news for the crypto industry’s biggest companies surely hasn’t done anything to quell the existing concerns about the tech and its implementation. We’ll continue to monitor the most biggest stories in cryptocurrency as the landscape continues to evolve.

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