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Binance’s CZ asks people to embrace crypto; warns non-users against being left out in the future

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Consensus 2019 and Blockchain Week NYC witnessed a flurry of developments in the crypto-sector. Many in the community speculated the rise in institutional adoption to be the cause of the massive surge in Bitcoin prices and the collective cryptocurrency market’s value. The long sought after market recovery propelled the digital coins to break several resistance points, despite cooling down shortly after.

The most recent development making headlines was the Gemini and Flexa partnership. In a bid to enable users to purchase from prominent retailers across the US, like Barnes & Noble, Baskin Robbins, Bed Bath & Beyond, Caribou Coffee, and Crate & Barrel, among others, the leading digital currency exchange collaborated with the payment solution provider channel.

While speaking at the 10th Asian Leadership Conference 2019 in South Korea, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao aka CZ,

commented,“If you don’t want to be left out in the future, you will have to embrace it.”

CZ  added that cryptocurrencies “could not be ignored” and added that the ones who are doing so would end up making themselves “poorer”.According to the CEO of one of the world’s leading crypto-exchange platforms, Bitcoin [BTC] or cryptocurrencies, do not fall under the category of traditional assets. He said that digital coins are neither securities nor commodities, adding that they are not even “currencies”, but something very different and unique.

In his presentation, CZ also mentioned that if someone was trying to “nib Bitcoin in the bud”, then it would imply that they simply “don’t understand” it. He added,“If you want to ban Bitcoin, which many people have tried, then all you’re doing is just excluding yourself from the future of finance. “

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Binance’s 10th burn [$38.8M] is the third highest recorded BNB burn

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Binance, although close to a monopoly in the cryptocurrency market, will not achieve it; the reason for this is the ever-changing landscape and new entrants with amazing products. However, even with these new entrants gaining traction, Binance hasn’t lost its foothold in the space. It is one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges today. With its 10th BNB burn complete, Binance has burnt $38.8 million worth of BNB, reducing its market cap forever.

Binance’s 10th BNB burn

Binance announced its 10th successful quarterly burn in a blog today, and with it, a total of 2.216 million BNB tokens worth $38.8 million were burnt from October to December 2019. Binance has been burning BNB for over 10 quarters now [3+ years]; the goal of this would be to achieve a total circulating supply of 100 million from its initial supply of 200 million.

Over the course of 10 burns, this burn constituted the 3rd highest burn in terms of USD [$40.3 million worth BNB was the highest burn] and the 2nd highest burn, in terms of BNB.

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A cumulative burn of 8.45% of BNB’s total supply has been vanquished, as of today, leaving users with 187.536 million BNB in total supply. This leaves another 87.536 million BNB to be burnt in the upcoming quarterly burns.

The ‘Burn’ Logic

Burning tokens, although not similar, can

be compared to stock buybacks in the traditional world since both of these effectively increase the price of existing tokens. The reduction of the total supply constricts the ones that are in circulation while the demand remains the same; the burn mechanism induces a negative supply shock, which ultimately leads to an increase in price, something that is quite similar to stock buybacks which increase the EPS.

Binance first announced its BNB burn program 2 years ago, while it was still on the Ethereum blockchain. While burning tokens vary from exchange to exchange, the underlying mechanism remains the same. Binance’s burn depends on the trading volume that occurs in a quarter; for the 10th burn, it was October to December 2019. Similarly, the first burn took away 986,000 BNB.

Perhaps, the burn mechanism reached a wider consensus in the crypto-space due to Bitfinex’s LEO token burns/buyback. Unlike Binance, Bitfinex sought to reduce the supply of LEO tokens by buying the tokens back based on the consolidated revenues [27%] of iFinex. However, for LEO tokens, the buyback will continue until 100% of these tokens are redeemed.

At press time, however, Binance’s BNB token seemed to be under a momentary surge, same as other altcoins, after they started surging in mid-December. Now that the BNB token has halted its slide downwards following a 72% collapse from its all-time high, the 10th burn might have an effect on BNB in the next few days.

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BINANCE COINS (BNB) WORTH $38.8 MILLION NOW ‘OUT OF CIRCULATION’

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The Rundown

  • Binance Performs its 10th Quarterly Token Burn
  • Will it Affect BNB’s Price?

Binance carried out its 10th token burn, removing ~$38.8 million worth of BNB from circulation, forever.

BINANCE PERFORMS ITS 10TH QUARTERLY TOKEN BURN

The malta-based crypto exchange, Binance, has just carried out its 10th quarterly token burn, removing $38.8 million worth of its tokens (2,216,888 BNB) from circulation, forever. According to the exchange’s founder and CEO, Changpeng Zhao, this is the 2nd biggest burn when it comes to the coins’ USD value, and also the third-biggest burn in terms of BNB.

Zhao also pointed out that this was the fourth consecutive quarter in which the USD value of BNB burn grew. As some may remember, the 9th BNB burn took place in mid of October last year, when the exchange burned 2,061,888 BNB, which was equal to $36,7000,000 million, as compared to the current $38.8 million.

Binance reported the 10th successful BNB burn yesterday, January 17th. In the announcement, CZ pointed out that,10 BTC & 20,000 Free Spins for every player in mBitcasino’s Winter Cryptoland Adventure!

The 10th quarterly burn represented the first full quarter that we factored in the performance of our most recent new products.

By that, CZ means Binance’s margin trading, launched in July; lending, launched in August; and futures, launched last September.

He also noted that Binance made an effort to increase its

fiat-to-crypto options by adding support for 24 global fiat currencies to its exchange. He admitted that Binance Coin is still quite far away from its ATH, which it reached in June 2019. He says,

But I don’t worry about it as much, because we view BNB as a long-term play, and many in the Binance community continue to use and hold BNB.

WILL IT AFFECT BNB’S PRICE?

Token burning is a common practice in which the token issuer removes a certain amount of existing cryptocurrency from circulation. This is done by token creators, who buy the coins back from the community, and permanently lock it away.

Tokens are burnt usually for deflationary purposes. The Malta-based exchange had already announced quarterly token burn plans when the coin was initially launched, to keep the supply to 100 million BNB,

The exchange-based crypto asset’s current circulating supply is 187,536,713 BNB. However, after 10 token burns that were performed so far, the total supply has dropped down to 155,536,713 BNB. In other words, there are still over 55.5 million BNB that Binance will burn in future token burns, in an attempt to reduce the number of circulating tokens. BNB price could grow as a result.

At the time of writing, BNB is priced is at $17.75, after seeing a 1.49% drop in the last 24 hours. On the day of the burning, January 17th, BNB price grew from $17.17 to $18,03. However, the coin’s price was unable to breach the resistance level at $18. Even so, it was strong enough to handle the rejection and only drop by around $0.60 before returning and attempting to breach the resistance for the second time, once again unsuccessfully.

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$38 Mln in BNB Destroyed in Token Burn – CZ of Binance Spreads Word

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Another quarterly token burn has been conducted by the Binance crypto behemoth. This time, 2.2 mln BNB was incinerated (that’s equal to $38.8 mln).

The people laughed till she said “Burn!”

This is the tenth coin burn Binance has conducted on a quarterly basis, having taken another large portion of BNB out of circulation and reducing the current supply – this is supposed to increase the coin’s value.

The head of Binance, CZ, has spread the word about it, taking to his Twitter page.

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The BNB token has been widely used by Binance, including IEOs on its LaunchPad, on which several big token sales were conducted throughout 2019, starting with BitTorrent and MATIC.

Criminal money laundered in banks and via Binance

Binance remains the crypto exchange with the largest trading

volume. However, a recent research made by Chainalysis says that such major exchanges as Huobi and Binance assist criminals in laundering their funds.

In a recent tweet the Weiss Ratings agency reminded the audience that last year criminals sent around $2.8 bln in Bitcoin to crypto exchanges, as per the study from Chainalysis. The company stated that half of that amount went to Binance and Huobi.

However, Weiss Ratings suggests that much more money is laundered via traditional banks and that this study by Chainalysis should not be taken as prejudice against Bitcoin and crypto overall.

“In 2019, criminal entities moved a total of $2.8 billion in #BTC to #crypto exchanges, according to a study from #Chainalysis#Binance and #Huobi together received over 52% of that total. Numbers sound big until you realize criminals launder TRILLIONS every year – using banks.”

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