Binance, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volume, is adding three anonymity-focused cryptocurrencies to its loaning platform.
The Malta-based company said in a blog post that Binance Lending would allow users to lend in Monero, Zcash, and Dash. The annualized interest rate for the “fifth phase of Binance Lending products” with a 14-day maturity term, is 3.5 percent. Binance put out a total subscription cap of 300 XMR for Monero, 600 ZEC for Zcash, and 300 DASH for Dash. If borrowers subscribe all the available tokens, they will return lenders interest per lot of 0.001342 XMR, 0.001342 ZEC,
Ditching FATF Standards
The announcement came a day after OKEx, another cryptocurrency exchange, declared that it is going to delist Monero, Zcash, and Dash from its South Korea-based trading platform. The Malta-headquartered firm decided to move against the privacy coins after the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) directed cryptocurrency exchanges to report suspicious transactions – especially those that exceed $1,000.
The global financial watchdog brought crypto firms under a so-called travel rule. It made exchanges and wallet providers equivalent to banking institutions. That complies those modern firms to keep track of their users’ financial activities, share them with other FATF-complied firms, and report them to the agency as soon as they spot irregularities.
Recognizing the privacy coins anonymized people involved in a financial transaction, OKEx believed removing them was the only option left to ensure FATF-compliance. Nevertheless, its rival Binance decided to the opposite by adding them to its new lending platform. The Binance chief executive & co-founder Changpeng “CZ” Zhao tweeted a cryptic message in support of financial privacy.
“Do you think privacy is a fundamental right?” the message read.
Meanwhile, FATF has not issued any statements regarding the use of anonymity-focused cryptocurrencies as of late. In its June 2019 notice, the watchdog discussed how countries and obliged entities must comply with its recommendations to prevent the misuse of cryptocurrencies in money laundering and terrorist financing.
Excerpts from their public notice:
“The obligations require countries to assess and mitigate their risks associated with virtual asset activities and service providers; license or register service providers and subject them to supervision or monitoring by competent national authorities—(notably, countries will not be permitted to rely on a self-regulatory body for supervision or monitoring)—and implement sanctions and other enforcement measures when service providers fail to comply with their AML/CFT obligations; and underscore the importance of international cooperation. Some countries may decide to prohibit virtual asset activities based on their own assessment of the risks and regulatory context or to support other policy goals.”
Based on national regulators’ feedback, FATF will prepare a review report and release it in June 2020. The agency has warned that it would blacklist countries with a higher number of money laundering and terrorist financing crimes, including those powered by cryptocurrencies.
Binance partners Amun to list BNB token on Switzerland’s SIX exchange
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.
Binance Includes XRP and BUSD to Supported Interoperable Tokens List
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.
Top 3 Kryptowährungen der Woche: ChainLink, Binance Coin und Ripple
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.