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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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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.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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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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