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Will the Launch of Binance Chain Knock Ethereum’s Price Down?

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Ethereum (ETH) came as one of the most revolutionizing projects in the history of cryptocurrencies. It shifted the attention of developers from cryptos to the blockchain, thus bringing the era of smart contracts and dApps. However, despite the fact that Ethereum is a pioneer in this regard, it fails to keep up with the rapid advancement of the crypto sector, and competition is getting not only bigger, but also more advanced.

Ethereum has already faced off numerous ‘Ethereum Killers’ so far, and none of them managed to finish the job. However, with the recent launch of Binance Chain, things might change for the crypto world’s second largest coin. Not only does it have the potential to beat Ethereum as a platform, but its native Binance Coin (BNB) might also beat Ethereum’s ETH, or at least severely damage its price.

Why is Binance Chain a threat to Ethereum?

Ethereum has been around for years now, and during this time, it managed to establish itself quite well in the crypto industry. It is, and will always be second to Bitcoin, but the question is — whether or Bitcoin will be the only coin above it.

As mentioned, ETH managed to survive numerous Ethereum Killers already, so what threat might newly-launched Binance Chain pose? Well, Binance Chain is unlike any other foe Ethereum had had to face so far. It was launched by one of the world’s largest, most popular, and most trusted exchanges. It already has its native coin, which is already extremely popular, useful, and trusted.

Not only that, but the new blockchain appears to be faster, and with much lower fees. These days, numerous developers who have been working on Ethereum have to make a choice — whether to move on to Binance Chain or to remain loyal to Ethereum. Some will likely choose to stay, as Ethereum offers a pretty good deal in terms of liquidity, and its Ethereum 2.0 version might make the network much more scalable.

However, even with all this progress, Ethereum still has to work hard to achieve something that Binance Chain is already offering by default. In fact, Binance Chain will even have its own DEX.

On the other hand, Binance’s CEO, Changpeng Zhao, made a great point when he stated that Binance Chain does not have smart contracts, and it will primarily serve as a trading platform. This is great news for ETH, as smart contracts are this project’s specialty. Simply put, the two projects are going to be focused on entirely different things, and they might not ever clash with one another.

Binance’s goal is to contribute to the creation of a fully decentralized cryptocurrency ecosystem — something that was next to impossible until now due to highly centralized crypto exchanges. Of course, there were DEXes before Binance DEX, but none of them ever enjoyed the popularity and trust of Binance or its 10+ million users. While there are some talks of developers potentially asking for smart contract deployment on Binance DEX, Ethereum is still safe at this time.

Will Binance Coin outperform ETH?

Binance Coin has been around for some time now, but it truly became popular in early 2019. While it provided traders and investors with a significant discount on Binance ever since it was launched, it only gained more exposure with the return of Binance Launchpad. This is a platform that revolutionized token sales and inspired a new model — IEO (Initial Exchange Offering). The importance of BNB is that it is the only coin which can be used for the purchase of new tokens, which caused many to start purchasing it in large quantities in 2019.

As a result, BNB outperformed pretty much every other cryptocurrency, it more than tripled its own price in only a few months, and it decoupled itself from Bitcoin, is the only coin to successfully do it so far.

Of course, it is unlikely that BNB will outperform Ethereum, neither in terms of market cap nor position, at least for a long, long while. However, it is undeniable that BNB has been rising steadily for a while now, and it does have actual use cases which are more than attractive to investors and traders worldwide.

The DEX will allow it to grow even further, and it would not be surprising if the coin spiked in the following days.

Even with all of that working in BNB’s favor, many believe that it will never outperform ETH, simply because Ethereum is truly decentralized. It may be old and outdated, it may be slow, and its development may take time — but it is fully decentralized. This is not something that many would say for Binance DEX, at least not at this time. With all of that in mind, for the foreseeable future, it is unlikely that BNB will seriously damage Ethereum in any way, and even if some developers are leaving for Binance Chain — a massive part of the community will likely remain.

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Chainwire Launches Blockchain-Focused Automated Press Release Distribution Service

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TEL AVIV, Israel, 13th October, 2020, // ChainWire //

MarketAcross, a world leader in blockchain public relations and marketing services, is pleased to announce the launch of Chainwire, an automated press release distribution service which provides guaranteed coverage and in-depth reports. Chainwire will be a one-stop-shop for the distribution of press releases in the cryptocurrency and blockchain sector. The launch marks the first time that advertisers can reach leading publications in the crypto media with the click of a button. 

While most industries have some kind of PR newswire service, the cryptocurrency sector has become a victim of its own rapid pace of growth over recent years. Since the ICO boom of 2017, there has been a proliferation of blockchain and crypto-focused projects, exchanges, investment firms, and marketing agencies, along with niche news and informational content sites. 

However, the infrastructure to connect this complex ecosystem has been slow to come up to speed, meaning that existing newswire services don’t reach their target audience. It’s estimated that one in five people own cryptocurrencies, so there is currently a significant missed opportunity to reach a massive global readership. 

As a newswire service dedicated to the crypto and blockchain space, Chainwire aims to address this gap. Press releases are distributed to leading publications, offering guaranteed coverage to reach audiences worldwide. The system is integrated with publishers and blogs, enabling accurate reporting via a user-friendly dashboard. It also…

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Messari Adds DigitalBits (XDB) & Branded Currencies to its Registry

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One of the top providers of crypto data and research tools on digital assets Messari has announced the addition of DigitalBits (XDB) to the Messari Registry. As a participant, DigitalBits governing body, the XDB Foundation will be providing regular updates and commit to transparency. The DigitalBits blockchain was built to support consumer digital assets – branded currencies.  As the company stated, “a global, legacy digital asset class, branded currencies play a vital role in consumer-brand interactions, and account for billions of dollars in value.  Branded currencies issued on the DigitalBits blockchain will also be included within the Messari Registry.”

Additionally, Messari and the XDB Foundation “may explore the buildout of a novel registry to accommodate branded currencies tokenized on DigitalBits. This registry would address issues consumers face when determining the legitimacy of branded currencies and their respective organizations,” the announcement said today.  The goal is to provide a standardized framework for organizations leveraging branded currencies, certifying asset legitimacy, and clearly outlining characteristics including but not limited to asset issuance and organization identity.

Commenting on the news, Messari representatives said they recognize the potential for the use of branded currencies to grow in the future as more enterprises embrace blockchain technology. Ben O’Neill, Vice President, BD & Operations at Messari said the Registry will help all…

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3 Reasons Why WISE Token Could Be a Massive Winner in 2021

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After working in proprietary trading for over a decade, I decided to transition to crypto in early 2017.  Although crypto is significantly different from traditional capital markets, I managed to successfully find a niche for successful and opportunistic trading.  While 2017 was the perfect time to get involved, the past few years have proven to be a bit more challenging as far as generating ROI.

Cryptocurrency traders have spent the past several years searching far and wide for the next big winner.  While the market as a whole hasn’t been very bull friendly, one specific area that appears to be gaining traction is decentralized finance, more commonly known as DeFi.  This area generally refers to the digital assets and financial smart contracts, protocols, and decentralized applications (DApps) built on Ethereum.  The reason why so many crypto entrepreneurs are flocking to this space is that it allows them to create traditional financial vehicles in a decentralized network, outside the meddlesome control of foreign governments.

One extremely popular DeFi project is Chainlink (LINK) which is a decentralized oracle network that provides real-world data to smart contracts on the blockchain.  Chainlink has seen its token price increase by more than 300% year-to-date.    Another impressive project in the space is Kyber Network (KNC) which has seen its token soar from $0.20 at the start of the year to more than $1.60 at present.  Kyber Network’s on-chain liquidity protocol allows decentralized tokens swaps to be…

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