• Binance released an announcement stating it will delist FET, stirring FUD among holders.
  • FET experienced a heavy price drop following the announcement, with crypto community members criticizing Binance.
  • FET is down 8% following the announcement.

Fetch.ai (FET) suffered a sharp decline earlier on Monday after the crypto exchange Binance sparked FUD with a misinterpreted announcement that it would delist FET.

FET's price dropped following the controversial announcement from Binance

On Monday, FET was the subject of controversy after Binance announced it would delist the token on July 1. The timing and delivery of the message aroused fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) among the crypto community.

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Binance's announcement led to a massive sell-off among FET holders, with its price dropping by 20% to around $1.24 before retracing.

This follows an earlier announcement from Binance, stating that it would support the merging of FET, OCEAN, and AGIX after the token merger date was moved from June 13 to July 15. Binance also revealed its plans for the ASI token trade from July 5.

In response to the FUD, larger investors took advantage of the situation by buying the dip in FET's price, causing a slight recovery in the token's value. This has put Binance under scrutiny, raising questions about the exchange's communication strategies and decision-making that have impacted the FET market.

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Currently, FET is trading at $1.36, reflecting a 7.48% decline since the initial announcement. However, this dip may not be solely attributed to Binance's decision, as all three ASI tokens experienced a 20% price decline over the past week. OCEAN is currently trading at $0.57, with AGIX trading at $0.56, each showing an 8% decline at the time of writing.

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