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How the $30 Million Coin Burn Affects Binance Coin (BNB)

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The world of Cryptocurrencies and the technology behind itis still intriguing investors and traders around the world, as blockchain technology is still not fully understood by the masses. Among the different terminology that we come across, a token burn is a common occurrence. Crypto companies may decide to burn some of their own tokens from the circulating supply for various reasons. This is known as Coin Burning or token burning event. It has been previously conducted by several token developers, primarily as a tool to increase demand.

The Impacts of a Coin Burn:

Similar to the stock market where a company decides to buy back some its own shares, cryptocurrencies can essentially burn some of their own tokens to lower circulation in the market. As a result, it promotes exclusivity, thereby raising the value of the coin in question.

To further explain the impact on price, let’s take an example of a company “X”. Company X decides to perform a coin burn for 50% of its existing token supply. (Example: 1000) priced at $5 each. As a result of the coin burn, the existing supply is reduced to exactly half (500) which make it 50% more valuable, increasing the price per coin to $10. Hence a coin burn is an advantage of big stake token holders.

The Effect of the Binance Coin Burn:

Binance declared earlier in their whitepaper that they were about to conduct a $30 million BNB token burn event which was completed in due course. However, it did not seem to impact the price too much, as the BNB token was still trading at a -2% on 15th April, valued at a high of $13.84 USD. The token burn generally was for increasing demand for a coin, and although BNB experienced a slight increase in the days leading up to the event, the coin was still trading at a negative despite the burn.

Analysts have argued that a mix of different factors impacted investor sentiment towards the coin. One of the major news was the September decision when Binance moved out their servers and headquarters to Japan from China. The decision was taken after increased fears regarding the Chinese government’s negative stance on cryptocurrency trading and exchanges. The rise and fall of value are quite similar to what happened on January 15th, when a coin burn of 1,821,586 BNB was conducted. The value peaked monumental levels and reached $22.95 at one point before a disappointing slump to $11.14 within the span of a two day period.

Binance as an exchange has enjoyed dominance for most of its lifetime in the crypto space and is still ranked first in terms of trading volume. It is currently up to roughly $1.5 Billion in trades at the moment and the numbers look impressive for quite a recent exchange. Currently, the Binance Coin is trading at $12.32, at a negative of -0.65% at the time of writing (17-4-18).

Final Thoughts

At a time when the cryptocurrency market is experiencing a storm and sentiments are low, it is important for the Binance team to solidify their goals and work towards them. In fact, reports indicate that many exchanges have considered closing operations with Japan’s Kraken Exchange shutting down citing rising costs as the reason. Although trend lines this time around aren’t looking as encouraging this time around, Binance still dominates the crypto space as a community-driven exchange. This is further encouraged by the discounts offered on BNB token usage on the platform, as discussed in detail in their whitepaper. Overall, many tokens and exchanges may struggle for months to come, but Binance’s position is predicted to remain strong for a sustainable period of time.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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How is the Crypto Market Changing?

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It has been around a month and a half since the start of 2019, and there are already some pretty obvious changes in the way the crypto market operates, especially when compared to the last year. Early 2018 was almost a complete opposite. The previous year started with cryptocurrencies at their strongest, only to see them crashing down after a few weeks. Back then, the ICO model was still quite strong, and so was the hype surrounding the crypto space. New investors kept entering the space, and new startups emerged with their tokens ready to be sold.

As the year progressed, things started to change. The prices continued to drop, the ICO model went down from around $1.4 billion in raised funds at the beginning of the year to only $100 million in the last month.

The ICO model lost investors’ trust, as many of the projects turned out to be either too weak to survive after the crypto winter struck, or scams which tricked investors out of their money and disappeared. Not to mention that the increase in ICOs popularity attracted the regulators who cracked down on them pretty hard, especially in the US.

With all of that happening, it is of a small surprise that the investors started giving up on ICOs, especially with the constant drops in prices which saw even the largest coins…

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

Ripple

Bitcoin’s closest source of competition, Ripple was founded…

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

The decision to include all forms of internet gambling is a massive hit in the…

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