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Is there a Real Value to Binance Coin (BNB)?

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Binance Coin (BNB) is one of the most interesting cryptocurrencies at the market right now. The coin was developed by the largest crypto exchange by trading volume in the world, and it only works within the exchange’s ecosystem. However, it still managed to achieve what many believed was impossible — it stopped following Bitcoin’s lead, and it started carving its own path.

At the very least, the coin is highly intriguing, but does it hold real value? This is a question that many in the crypto community have been asking for a while now, uncertain whether BNB is a worthy investment or not.

What gives BNB its value?

Binance Coin cannot be used for purchasing goods and services, like Bitcoin. It currently does not fuel a development platform like Ethereum. It cannot even be used as XRP for sending international payments. However, the coin had still managed to triple its price in the last three months and to surge when most other cryptocurrencies were seeing losses due to the last remnants of the crypto winter.

BNB managed to achieve all of this because of its use cases within Binance, but also because of its future potential. First of all, Binance is the largest crypto exchange in the world, with millions of customers, most of which use the exchange on a daily basis.

This means that the exchange inspires trust among its users, whose numbers still continue to grow regularly. When such a trustworthy service launches its own token, it is hardly surprising that the coin holds real value.

Next, traders using BNB can actually benefit quite a bit by using the coin. Its usage brings a massive 25% discount on trading fees within the exchange, and considering how it is in everyone’s best interest to pay as low a fee as possible, this gives BNB an actual use case.

Binance then expanded its usefulness by bringing back Binance Launchpad — a platform which holds token sales. The platform aims to offer one new coin per month in 2019, and maybe even in the following years. It already held BitTorrent (BTT) token sale on January 28th, Fetch.AI (FET) token sale on February 25th, and Celer Network (CELR) token sale on March 19th. All three token sales were extremely successful, not one of them lasting more than 18 minutes.

However, the real winner here is BNB, as it is the only cryptocurrency that can be used for purchasing these tokens. This decision allowed not only the coin’s price to grow, but also its usage.

Next, Binance also increases the coin’s value by holding quarterly token burns, which are supposed to withdraw tokens from circulation, although there are rumors that Binance uses its own massive supply of the coin for burning. Even if true, they are still shrinking the coin’s supply and will continue to do so until there is only 100 million BNB.

Finally, Binance is working hard on developing its own blockchain, as well as its own decentralized exchange — Binance DEX. Once live, the two will allow Binance to evolve, and become more than just a very popular exchange. It will become a community, one which already made quite a name for itself, and which will invite investors and traders from around the world — giving them what they want, while still remaining relevant in a decentralized ecosystem.

Meanwhile, the DEX and blockchain will use Binance’s own native coin for operating, thus giving BNB a massive new role, and making it multiple times more useful, and even necessary in order to participate. With an ever-shrinking supply, numerous massive use cases, and a reputable background — BNB will likely grow to heights it never knew before.

With that in mind, yes, BNB does have value, and even if there are critics who claim otherwise right now, even they cannot deny that the coin is on its way of having value. Because of this, BNB has seen a lot of activity, with many purchasing it with the intent to HODL. While the coin tripled its price in the last three months, this increase is likely only a minor bump, considering what lies in the coin’s future.

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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

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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

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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.

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Libra Currency Announcement

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