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 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 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…

Dogecoin Price Surges 37% Following Binance Listing Announcement

The price of the popular dogecoin cryptocurrency is surging after the announcement that it will soon be listed on the Binance exchange. Binance said in a support notice that trading will open for dogecoin (DOGE) at midday (UTC) Friday. The exchange will at launch offer trading pairs for DOGE against Binance coin (BNB) and bitcoin (BTC), as well as the stablecoins tether (USDT), Paxos standard (PAX) and USD Coin (USDC). Users can already deposit DOGE in preparation for trading, the exchange said. The news has given a big boost to the price of…

Binance to Launch Bitcoin Futures as LedgerX, ErisX Snag CFTC Licenses

Binance to Launch Futures In a recent keynote, Binance chief executive Changpeng “CZ” Zhao unveiled a surprising tidbit of news. Speaking to the crowd at the Asia Blockchain Summit in Taipei, which is soon expected to see a monumental debate between BitMEX’s Arthur Hayes and staunch Bitcoin critic Nouriel Roubini, the exchange head revealed that his firm would soon be launching cryptocurrency futures. A slide from Zhao’s keynote can be seen below. The slide shows a preliminary version of the trading platform, which may purportedly allow for up to 20…

Binance Coin (BNB) At Risk, May List Libra But Prices Are Down 12.1%

Binance Coin (BNB) down 12.1 percent Libra coin may be available at Binance upon launch in 2020 The exit of US clients will shave Binance’s trading volumes. To counter that, they may end up listing Facebook’s Libra upon roll out.  Talks are in a preliminary stage. Meanwhile, BNB is down 12.1 percent from last week’s close. Binance Coin Price Analysis Fundamentals It may be the largest exchange by trading volumes, but that title is under threat. With the SEC firm on their interpretation of what a security is, the exit…

Binance in Discussions with Facebook Over Libra Coin

According to CoinTelegraph, one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges, Binance, is in “official” talks with Facebook regarding the latter’s new Libra coin. The exchange’s strategy officer, Gin Chao, told BlockTV yesterday that the company is “very excited” about the Libra project. What we know so far, according to Chao, is that the talks “have largely focused on dealing with infrastructure.” Binance and Libra Coin While the pair’s discussions are in the early stages, it seems Binance is not holding back its desire to work with Libra “as much as…

Binance Talking to Facebook About Libra Listing: Reports

According to reports in the crypto press Thursday, cryptocurrency exchange Binance is talking to Facebook about getting involved in the social media giant’s upcoming Libra project. Finance Magnates says it spoke to Binance at the FinTech Junction event in Israel on Thursday, with the exchange’s CSO, Gin Chao, saying that early discussions have taken place with Facebook over a possible future listing of the libra token. Chao said that as libra will be on a private blockchain initially, it won’t need external liquidity. However, Facebook may ultimately desire a secondary market, he said, adding: “Currencies…

Binance Coin (BNB) Likely To Retrace In Days Ahead, Capped at $38

Binance Coin (BNB) steady The road to compliance demands aligning with regulators’ needs. The loss of US clients is a blow to Binance and BNB. However, the decision will be beneficial in the long term as Binance restructure, leaning towards regulatory compliance. From the charts, BNB is stable. Nonetheless, it is the second worst performing digital asset in the top 10. Binance Coin Price Analysis Fundamentals There is a transition going on in Binance. Known for their aggressive expansions, Changpeng Zhao and team appear to be taking a step back.…

Binance to Launch Bitcoin-Pegged Token on Its Own Blockchain

Binance will issue a number of tokens pegged to leading cryptocurrencies on Binance Chain to boost the number of trading options on its platform. The tokens are also likely to be extended to Binance DEX, the firm’s recently launched decentralized exchange, as they create the potential to in effect move cryptos from different blockchains onto its network. The company said in a blog post that it expects to release the first such token – one pegged to bitcoin and to be listed as BTCB – in the coming days. A trading…