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Binance Announces Delisting of Bytecoin And Three Other Altcoins

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Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, has recently announced its plans to delist multiple altcoins. According to the announcement, Binance will remove Bytecoin (BCN), Iconomi (ICN), ChatCoin (CHAT), and Triggers (TRIG) on October 12th.

Even Bytecoin (BCN) got delisted

Binance’s announcement to remove multiple altcoins from its platform came as a surprise to a lot of investors. Their choice of cryptos to delist was also unexpected, especially when it comes to Bytecoin. BCN has managed to achieve the rank of 23rd on CoinMarketCap’s list of largest cryptos prior to the announcement. Despite the fact that it never reached the top 10, even delisting a coin located within the top 50 is a rare occurrence.

Needless to say, all of the mentioned coins suffered great losses after the announcement was published. Even Bytecoin itself dropped to the 30th position on CoinMarketCap. In the last 24 hours, BCN has lost around 4.69 percent of its value, with its current price being $0.001719 per coin. While this situation is not especially good for Bytecoin, there are signs of its drop slowing down. In the first 24 hours after the announcement, the coin has been dropping by almost 20%, which was significantly worse than the current 4.69%.

What does Binance say happened?

According to Binance, the reason behind the decision is simple. The exchange takes pride in offering only the best digital assets for its customers. As such, it needs to keep track of different coins and their quality. The high quality is one of the key aspects that the coin has to possess to even reach Binance’s list. However, as the crypto market continues to change and evolve, some coins eventually lose the ability to keep up.

This is what Binance claims to have happened to the four altcoins that it plans to delist. Its team now believes that the coins are no longer good enough to be called the best. Of course, the exchange conducted a deep inspection of the coins prior to taking any action or announcing their removal.

Furthermore, Binance team also disclosed what criteria is used to determine whether the coin is suitable for remaining on the list. This includes the stability of its smart contracts and network, the coin team’s commitment to their project, as well as the project’s contribution to creating a sustainable and healthy ecosystem. Additionally, there are also things like the quality of the latest development regarding the coin, level of public activity and communication, the team’s responsiveness, and especially any evidence of fraudulent or unethical conduct.

Binance turning over a new leaf

Clearly, the four altcoins currently listed on Binance did not satisfy these criteria. As a result, Binance will delist TRIG, CHAT, ICN, and BCN by 10:00 AM (UTC) on 12 October 2018. Since the decision came suddenly, the exchange decided to allow these coins’ withdrawal until 10:00 AM (UTC) on 12 November 2018.

As mentioned, Bytecoin has already suffered significant losses following the decision, but the same is true for the other three altcoins. Many see this move as Binance’s way to change focus from its own growth to the quality of its content.

After all, Binance did put a lot of work into its expansion over the last year, and it even managed to outgrow Coinbase, at least when it comes to trading volume. One of the largest reasons behind such a rapid growth was the high diversity regarding the offered digital coins on Binance’s platform. However, Binance also introduced some rather high listing fees, which also attracted a lot of negativity and criticism.

Now, Binance plans to remove several coins, which is seen by many as a way to keep the ecosystem healthy. Additionally, Binance also published another announcement, claiming that it will change their listing fee policy. The announcement claims that the new rules are already in place, and they include an increased level of transparency regarding the fees, as well as their donation to Blockchain Charity Foundation, Binanance’s own charity arm.

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Is Ethereum Still Searching For Its Bottom?

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The crypto space has mostly been seeing drops in value during the last 30 days, and it was clear that the bear market of 2018 still has enough energy to cause further damage in this year as well. Most coins occasionally felt a slight growth, although it was not big enough to spark a real rally and shake off the bears.

When it comes to Ethereum, the coin has been dropping continuously since January 10th. ETH experienced high volatility ever since it broke down a $180 support on November 14th, 2018. A small rally starting on December 15th started taking ETH back up, although the highest it managed to reach since then was $159.58 on January 6th, 2019. Since then, the coin’s price entered another free fall, although it never dropped below $100 since then.

The coin seemingly found some stability in the final days of January, when it was trading at around $119, although another drop followed in the first days of February, and Ethereum nearly dropped to $100 on February 6th.

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However, February 8th brought a new surge which affected the entire crypto market, bringing the coin’s price back to $144.15, which is its price according to TradingView at the time of writing. The new surge exceeded 11% in the…

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Last Week’s Top 3 Most Significant Crypto Events

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The crypto space never sleeps, and there is always something going on. Every day, there is some interesting event worth mentioning, some of which may even have significant consequences on the entire crypto space. With that in mind, here are the top three crypto events related to the crypto space that occurred in the previous week, and which may have impacted the world of digital currencies in one way or another.

1) A crypto Whale moves a large portion of XRP

Many have probably already heard the term “Crypto Whale,” as it is quite common to find discussions mentioning them and their activities. The term is a name used for coin holders which tend to buy, sell, or move massive amounts of digital currencies. These are usually professional investors with large funding who can impact the crypto market in any way they please, and make the prices rise or fall depending on their calculated business decisions.

They are called Whales because of the large amounts they move, which usually have a pretty big impact on the market. And, since they are so influential, there are many in the crypto space that have made it their mission to follow the activities of known Whales, and base their business decisions regarding the Whales’ movement.

One example is the Twitter account known as Whale Alert, which has around 50,000 followers. This…

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TRON Ecosystem New Addition — CryptoDungeons

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According to the recent Medium post published by TRON Arcade, a blockchain-based RPG called CryptoDungeons is to become the latest hit on the TRON blockchain.

The announcement was published on February 8th, and it states that the CryptoDungeons TRON game is still in development. However, the team is preparing to announce a presale soon, meaning that the official launch is not far away.

About CryptoDungeons

CryptoDungeons was originally developed to be a part of Ethereum’s network. However, the team has decided to bring it to TRON instead. Soon enough, the fans of the game will be able to experience its story, universe, and characters on TRON blockchain.

The game is centered around Heroes who can be bought and used for exploring dungeons, crafting various items, gathering food, and alike. The game also offers five races for players to choose from — Humans, Elves Dwarves, Orcs, and Angels. Additionally, there will also be four classes, including Warriors, Mages, Rogues, and Priests. Each class will have its own unique abilities, with the Warrior class being presented as an example. The abilities that this class features include Strike, Heavy Strike, Shield Wall, Shield Slam,…

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