Binance Jersey Lists Exchange’s New UK Pound-Backed Stablecoin

The Jersey arm of Binance has listed the cryptocurrency exchange’s own British pound-backed stablecoin. Binance announced Friday that Binance GBP (BGBP) is being offered on the fiat-to-crypto platform due to trader demand for more stablecoin options. “There has been an overwhelming demand in the market and Binance community for more stablecoin diversification, including a GBP-pegged stablecoin, and listing BGBP is in response to it,” said Binance CFO Wei Zhou. Binance Jersey launched back in January to offer trading in bitcoin and ethereum against the British pound and the euro. Jersey is a British self-governing dependency.…

Binance Chain Announces Galileo, Latest Version of Its Mainnet

The blockchain launched by cryptocurrency exchange Binance, Binance Chain, has completed an upgrade to its mainnet. The latest iteration is called Galileo — v.0.6.0 — as announced by Binance on July 15. According to the announcement, there are four major changes implemented in Galileo: the matching engine has been revised with “Taker” and “Maker” matching logic, trading pairs on Binances decentralized exchange, Binance DEX, can be delisted, Binance Chain token assets can now be time-locked, and state sync options have been enhanced. For Binance DEX, validators can now reportedly make…

Binance Eyes Launch of Crypto Exchange in South Korea

Binance, the world’s top exchange by trading volume, is considering launching a branch in South Korea, according to reports. Changpeng “CZ” Zhao confirmed the possibility to local news source Block In Press on Tuesday, saying (via translation) that the firm is “working with local partners, but we do not know the details.” However, according to a report by CoinDesk Korea, a business entity dubbed Binance LLC has been established in the country, with the director listed as Jiho Kang of BXB Inc., a firm offering a Korean won-backed stablecoin. A Binance representative reportedly told Block…

Binance Announces Burn of Team’s BNB Token Supply

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced that it completed the eighth Binance Coin (BNB) token burn and that it intends to also burn the tokens allocated to its team in an announcement published on July 11. Per the announcement, 808,888 BNB (equivalent to over $23.7 million at press time) of the Binance’s team allocation have been burned in the event. The exchange notes that the burn is part of the firm’s commitment to burn a total of 100 million BNB tokens and that the team’s supply equates to 40% of the…

Binance Launches Platform ‘2.0’ as Margin Trading Goes Live

The top crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, has launched version 2.0 of its platform – a move that officially adds margin trading for its customers. The firm revealed that margin trading was on the way in late May, and said that the service would feature up to 20x leverage soon after. In an announcement Thursday, Binance indicated that leverage (the amount that can be borrowed against a user’s crypto collateral) is just 3x, however. “Your Margin Wallet balance determines the amount of funds you can borrow, following a fixed…

Binance Coin (BNB) Prices Are Flat, Is Changpeng “Killing” ETH?

Binance Coin (BNB) flat-lining, down 3.1 percent Ethereum being sidelined, Binance delisting and shunning ETH trading pairs By rebranding and delisting PHX/ETH trading pairs, observers say Binance is deliberately sidelining Ethereum projects. Understandably, Binance following their mainnet launch is a competitor. At the time of writing, BNB is down 3.1 percent. Binance Coin Price Analysis Fundamentals Competition forces innovation. Following governments and regulator involvement, ICOs as a fundraising model was slowed down. With stringent requirements and outright bans in several countries, including in China and South Korea, project managers were…

Binance Cuts Time Needed for BTC, ETH Deposits and Withdrawals

Binance has just cut the time needed to make withdrawals and deposits in two top cryptocurrencies. The crypto exchange announced Tuesday that it’s adjusted its systems so that the number of block confirmations – in effect, how long before a transaction is considered confirmed as complete and can be executed – has been halved for bitcoin (BTC) deposits to 1 block confirmation. Withdrawals will take two confirmations. For ethereum (ETH) and related ERC-20 tokens, Binance said 12 block confirmations are now required for deposits and withdrawals – that’s down from the previously…

BNB is Fragile Despite Binance Listing Dogecoin and USDT Address Shift

Binance Coin (BNB) down 4.5 percent Dogecoin listed at Binance, shift USDT addresses compliant with ERC-20 standards Drawing attention, Binance listing of DOGE is bullish. The altcoin has the support of John McAfee as well as Elon Musk. For Binance clients, USDT addresses are now ERC-20 compliant following the shift on July 4. Meanwhile, BNB prices are flat above $30. Binance Coin Price Analysis Fundamentals The crypto ecosystem is evolving, and so are crucial appendages that make cryptocurrency a thriving industry. Top of the list is Binance. Irrefutably the world’s…

Dogecoin Finally Listed on Binance — DOGE Price Up 30%

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced that today it will list dogecoin (DOGE) in a post on its website on July 5. Starting at noon UTC today, the following dogecoin pairs will start being traded on the exchange: DOGE/BNB, DOGE/BTC, DOGE/USDT, DOGE/PAX, and DOGE/USDC. Furthermore, users can already deposit their dogecoin on the exchange in preparation for the trading. As of press time, it looks like the coin in question reacted by reporting significant gains. DOGE is up about 31% over the last 24 hours, and most of the gains have…