The crypto space of 2019 is seeing a significant improvement in performance, coin prices, and investors’ behavior and feelings regarding the crypto market. Numerous coins have surged to heights not seen since mid-2018, nullifying the mid-November market crash in the process. However, with that being said, there are still periods of price corrections, one of which is affecting the prices right now, at the time of writing.
Even so, the performance of some coins is more interesting than that of others, particularly Binance Coin (BNB). The coin is seeing difficulties, but when we look at the bigger picture, Binance Coin is one of the cryptocurrencies with the most potential for further growth, and maybe even market domination.
Binance Coin’s current troubles
Binance Coin has been one of the best performers in the entire crypto industry of 2019. Considering the fact that there are over 2,200 cryptos out there — this is quite an achievement. It was made possible due to the fact that BNB decoupled from Bitcoin (BTC), meaning that it stopped following Bitcoin’s lead. This made it the only cryptocurrency right now to have done this successfully.
However, BNB is currently not performing so well, and for an obvious reason, too. The reason, of course, is the recent hack of Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, and the company behind BNB. The recent hack had seen 7,000 BTC stolen from one of Binance’s hot wallets, which is a minor amount for the exchange, but a massive one for investors that are expected to trust the exchange with their funds.
While Binance addressed and handled the situation quickly and professionally, the fact that even the largest and most trusted exchange can suffer an incident like this has left many concerns. As a direct result, BNB’s rapid advancement was slightly affected.
BNB will go to the moon anyway
With that in mind, many still believe that BNB will skyrocket before long, and they are likely right. The coin is one of the most promising cryptocurrencies in years, and it has massive use cases in the Binance ecosystem.
As many are undoubtedly aware, Binance has recently launched its own blockchain, its own DEX, as well as several crypto-to-fiat exchanges, one in Europe, known as Binance Jersey, and one in Asia, known as Binance Singapore. Many more are expected to arrive, but the point is that Binance’s ecosystem is growing at a rapid pace.
One thing that all of these projects have in common is BNB, which is the native, universal cryptocurrency of the entire ecosystem. As such, everyone who uses Binance’s exchanges or platform will have to go through BNB. Not to mention Binance Launchpad, a platform for holding token sales, which only gives trusted coins in exchange for BNB.
In addition, BNB brings major discounts to those who use it, and the coin’s performance is very promising. With all of these use cases, great progress, and the world’s largest exchange at its back — BNB is bound to head for the stars. Binance’s hacking incident did come as a concerning development, that much is true.
However, the exchange is one of the most capable entities in the crypto world, and will undoubtedly take every precaution that something like that never happens again. Not only that, but its Binance DEX, its decentralized exchange, removes such risks entirely, thanks to the fact that DEXes do not require traders to deposit their coins. In other words, Binance’s issues can be resolved, but the coin’s usefulness will not fade away. Instead, it is far more likely that BNB will be one of the biggest, most used, and most influential coins in the entire crypto industry.
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Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //
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