Notices of Covered Actions

Notice of Covered Action

December 19, 2023

Notice of Covered Action No. 2023-034 - Changpeng Zhao, Binance Holdings Limited, Binance Holdings (IE) Limited, Binance (Services) Holdings Limited, and Samuel Lim

Award Claims Due No Later than March 18, 2024

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission hereby gives notice that individuals may submit whistleblower award claims within 90 days from today’s date for the following matter:

Press Release: PR8837-23 - Federal Court Enters Order Against Binance and Former CEO, Zhao, Concluding CFTC Enforcement Action

Order: Changpeng Zhao, Binance Holdings Limited, Binance Holdings (IE) Limited, Binance (Services) Holdings Limited (Case No. 1:23-cv-01887, N.D. Ill., Dec. 14, 2023)

Order: Samuel Lim (Case No. 1:23-cv-01887, N.D. Ill., Dec. 14, 2023)

The Commission posts Notices of Covered Actions for each Commission enforcement action where a final judgment or order – by itself or together with prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010 – results in monetary sanctions exceeding $1 million.

Individuals who voluntarily provided the Commission with original information after July 21, 2010 that led to the successful enforcement of a Covered Action are eligible to claim a whistleblower award.

To make an award claim, you must submit a Form WB-APP electronically, through the web portal found on the CFTC’s Web site at, which is also accessible from the CFTC Whistleblower Program Web site at, or by mail or facsimile to the following address:

Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Whistleblower Office
1155 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20581
Fax: (202) 418-5975

All award claims for this Notice must be received no later than March 18, 2024.

Please note that by posting a Notice of Covered Action, the Commission has not made any determination that a whistleblower tip, complaint or referral led the Commission to open an investigation or file an enforcement action, or that an award to a whistleblower will be paid in connection with the action.

Please email any questions about this Notice to the Whistleblower Office at [email protected].

Notice No. 2023-034