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BinanceCoin (BNB) Is Preparing Its Quarterly Burn

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BinanceCoin was issued and launched by one of the greatest cryptocurrency exchange markets in the world, Binance. As we all know BinanceCoin units are resting on Ethereum network making BNB an ERC20 type of token. BinanceCoin has been around for only a couple of months on the market by far, but this currency is doing pretty well when it comes to its performance on the market regarding its physical value. With the latest announcement from the BNB team, we have found out that another burn is about to turn BinanceCoin around, so we are interested in finding out more about the mentioned burn.

Binance Coin and Quarterly Burns

In case you weren’t following up with BinanceCoin, you have probably missed the fact that Binance is exposing BNB units to quarterly burns, which means that BNB is set to go through its burn a couple of months a year.

There is a determined number of existing BNB tokens which is 200 million units of BinanceCoin, no more or less. Each quarter, Binance have stated that they are going to use 20% of their own profit in order to buy BNB units so they would be able to pull them off the market and burn them, which means that they would be destroying the units they have bought off.

In this case, Binance will be using their own profits to buy BNB tokens. They have further stated that they will continue to use 20% of their profit every quarter until they are able to buy off 50% of the existing BNB units, which would make 100 million BinanceCoin tokens.

They are planning on keeping this process transparent while updating the public on the mentioned operation. Once the team would be able to buy of 50% of the existing coins, these 100 million units will be burnt and destroyed, which would leave only 100 million BNB tokens in circulation.

In case you are wondering why Binance is burning BNB tokens every once in a while, with the main objective of destroying 50% of the existing tokens, the answer is rather simple.

By burning a portion of the existing coins, BinanceCoin just as any other currency going through a burn will keep its market capitalization as it is for a while. On the other hand, the number of circulating coins would consequently decrease, so the value of BNB would jump up, pushing up its price on the market.

By performing quarterly BNB burns, Binance is actually keeping its token more stable, which probably explains how BNB manages to obtain a more stable pace of growth in oppose to other currencies.

The team behind this token announced the burn on the last Thursday with their official tweet, which means that we can expect the burn to occur anytime soon, probably by the end of April.

For now, we can only guess the date of the burn and the number of tokens that would be bought off as the date, time and the amount of BNB that are to be bought and burnt weren’t specified in the initial tweet. However, we can be certain that the BNB burn will happen pretty soon.

BinanceCoin and Binance

Maybe one of the top reasons for having BNB as stable as it is, growing at a pretty prompt pace of growth given the fact that this token is still very young when compared to other coins and tokens is the fact that BNB is being used for paying fees of Binance.

BNB rests on Ethereum chains as an ERC20 type of token where it is being used for cutting the fees you have to pay when dealing with cryptos on Binance. The fees for making exchanges are now cut in half.

It is said that the fees will get lower and lower with the further usage of BNB until they are significantly lowered.

BinanceCoin has seen two burns so far, one that happened in October of 2017 and the last one that took place in January 2018. Both of these burns were announced in the middle of the month and took place by the end of the month, which means that BNB will most definitely go through its third official burn at the end of April of 2018.

How is BinanceCoin doing at the Current Moment?

Ranked as the 18th-best token according to the global coin ranking list, BinanceCoin was doing pretty well when the market started to recover, but as of today we see it slightly dropping as the majority of currencies are dropping as well.

The last drop that occurred in the last 24 hours wasn’t as harsh to BNB as it only pushed it down for -1.04% against the dollar. However, BNB is still trading in the red.

After the most recent change in the market, BinanceCoin can be purchased at the price of 13.22$ per one BNB token. We’ve seen BinanceCoin at its top in the mid-January when this token marked its record price of over 24$ per one unit.

With the upcoming burn, it is possible that we will see BNB coming near its all-time high or at least breaking through the value of 13$ per one unit and going up.

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
  • Exchange manipulation
  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

Another huge risk is having to deal with…

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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