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Binance Bans US-Based IP Addresses, And the Crypto Community is Very Unhappy

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  • Binance DEX will no longer allow customers to use the exchange with an IP address in the US.
  • The community is unhappy with this decision, despite being told that the ban was the decision of Binance.org.

Binance DEX, the decentralized cryptocurrency exchange, made a major announcement a few days ago that is not sitting very well with the community. The announcement declared that the exchange would not be accessible by users that have an IP addresses in the United States.

Considering the massive role that the US plays in cryptocurrency transactions, the community clearly came back with a lot of criticism, even accusing Binance of not being a truly decentralized platform.

The Binance ecosystem has been criticized before for being more centralized than they let on, depending too much on the personnel in management. However, Binance has consistently stated that their platform for trading is decentralized, stating that any accusation otherwise is entirely baseless. The CEO of Binance, Changpeng Zhao, was asked how a decentralized platform could exclude users from a particular region of the world, to which he stated that the exclusion was due to Binance.org instead of the DEX.

Ever since this announcement came out, there have been crypto proponents and stakeholders alike that have lashed out. In fact, Vitalik Buterin of Ethereum even posted to Twitter about this concern, receiving a reply from Zhao that what is said on Twitter is not always true.

He also posted another tweet that repeats the notion above that the DEX did not block US customers, but Binance.Org did.

With the partnership, Binance.US will be launched, which is meant specifically for American customers. Considering the block from the main exchange, this partnership has raised a lot of questions, coming at the same time that a lot of other exchanges have blocked the US, like Huobi Global.

Even with the explanation that Zhao offers, it is clear that the community isn’t exactly convinced that he is being truthful. Last month, after hackers went after the Binance DEX, the platform became the subject of an accusation.

The controversy just got worse after Zhao announced that Binance was a potential reorganization involving the Bitcoin that was lost during this $40 million attack.

The community further stated that they would’ve been persuaded by this idea, eliminating the myths regarding decentralization, if this had been possible.

Source:bitcoinexchangeguide

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Binance partners Amun to list BNB token on Switzerland’s SIX exchange

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Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange giant Binance has announced its partnership with Swiss firm Amun AG, an issuer of cryptocurrency exchange-traded products (ETPs), to launch a BNB ETP on the SIX Swiss Exchange’s regulated segment, with trading to begin today. Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao welcomed the announcement and said,

“Our partnership with Amun in launching the BNB ETP will provide investors with a new and regulated asset class with a unique dimension to utility tokens, making them more accessible and reliable through a traditional financial infrastructure. This will provide traditional investors access with diversified exposure and segue into the global cryptocurrency market and its innovative products.”

While BNB was initially created to pay for transaction fees on Binance exchange, it has since become a utility token with various use cases across several global blockchain ecosystems. With a market cap of over $2.5 billion, BNB is currently ranked as the 8th largest crypto-asset in the world.

To make it more accessible to wider institutional and retail markets, the BNB token is wrapped inside a traditional financial structure by the ABNB ETP, which is issued by Amun and administered on its Onxy platform. Hany Rashwan, CEO of Amun AG, commented,

“It’s been tremendous to watch the fast ascent of Binance from its humble launch in 2017 to the leading position it commands today. We are so excited to partner up with the world’s largest crypto exchange and make their native token accessible to institutional and retail investors in the most secure, cost-effective and regulated Swiss exchange-traded product.”

As of now, Amun has issued 7 other ETPs with cryptocurrencies forming the underlying asset, including Bitcoin, Ether, XRP and Bitcoin Cash. 

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Binance Includes XRP and BUSD to Supported Interoperable Tokens List

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Binance, the leading global cryptocurrency exchange has announced the issuance of BEP2 versions of digital coins- XRP and BUSD on its highly reputed Binance Chain.

By lending support to XRP and BUSD through their addition in the list of supported interoperable tokens, the platform has now enabled users to enjoy deposits and withdrawals of interoperable tokens to their opted networks via the exchange’s web interface with utmost convenience.

About BEP2 XRP Token:

The XRP-BF2 will work as a pegged token which will help in tracking down the value of the native digital asset currency of the XRP ledger system. Having supported by XRP assets in the 1:1 ratio, XRP-BF2 token is launched on Binance Chain (BEP2) and will be tradeable on Binance DEX. XRP ledger’s native coin XRP and BEP2 XRP are synchronized and are bidirectionally convertible in nature.

About BEP BUSD:

The US-denominated stablecoin, BEP USD is issued in collaboration with Paxos Trust Company. The coin has received approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). On the Binance Chain, BUSD is present for direct purchase as well as redemption at a price of 1 BUSD= 1 USD. It is now available as both an ERC-20 token as well as a BEP2 token.

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Top 3 Kryptowährungen der Woche: ChainLink, Binance Coin und Ripple

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Es liegt eine insgesamt erfreuliche Woche hinter den Anlegern am Kryptomarkt. Viele der 20 wertvollsten Kryptowährungen der Welt notieren gegenüber der Vorwoche im Plus. Einen besonders starken Kursanstieg verzeichneten in dieser Woche die folgenden Altcoins:

Euphorie herrscht derzeit bei Anlegern von ChainLink. Der Altcoin hat eine fabelhafte Entwicklung genommen und kommt in der Sieben-Tage-Analyse auf einen Kursanstieg von rund 30 Prozent. Von 2,08 Dollar am vergangenen Sonntag ist der Kurs inzwischen auf 2,56 Dollar gestiegen. Allerdings ging es am zurückliegenden Handelstag wieder leicht abwärts. Das Tagesminus lag bei knapp vier Prozent. Gegenüber dem Wochenhöchststand von 2,92 Dollar am 9. Oktober ist der Altcoin-Kurs wieder um mehr als 12 Prozent abgesackt. Dennoch bleibt es eine überaus positive Woche für Anleger. Die Marktkapitalisierung ist auf rund 931 Millionen Dollar angestiegen. Im Krypto-Ranking belegt ChainLink nun Platz 14.

Platz 2: Binance Coin

Besonders starke Kurszuwächse verzeichnen in dieser Woche auch Anleger des Binance Coin. Derzeit notiert der BNB-Kurs bei 17,95 US-Dollar und erreicht damit zugleich den Bestwert der gesamten Woche. Gegenüber knapp 15 Dollar am vergangenen Sonntag ist der Kurs um mehr als 14 Prozent gestiegen. Auch das Momentum spricht für das Investment. Innerhalb der letzten 24 Stunden ging es um mehr als 5,5 Prozent nach oben. Mit einer Marktkapitalisierung von rund 2,79 Milliarden Dollar rangiert Binance Coin auf dem achten Platz. Die Kapitaldecke ist allein binnen des letzten Tages um rund 143 Millionen Dollar angewachsen.

Platz 3: Ripple

Auch Ripple-Anleger dürfen sich diese Woche entspannt zurücklehnen und ihre wachsende Rendite beobachten. Von gut 0,25 Dollar steigt der Kurs nun in Richtung 0,28 Dollar. Derzeit beträgt das Plus in der Sieben-Tage-Betrachtung 10 Prozent. Damit performt Ripple derzeit besser als die davor platzierten Kryptowährungen Bitcoin und Ethereum. Die Marktkapitalisierung ist auf mehr als 12 Milliarden Dollar angewachsen. 200 Millionen Dollar Kapital sind in den letzten 24 Stunden hinzugekommen.

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