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What is Binance Chain?

Amandeep Sonewane | Apr. 24, 2019
What is Binance Chain?

April 24, 2019, | AtoZ MarketsBinance is one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency trading platforms which has announced plans for a decentralized exchange. The decentralized exchange or DEX will be known as Binance chain. This was exciting news for Binance investors and the general cryptospace. But what is Binance chain? and what is Binance chain hoping to achieve?

What is Binance chain?

Binance Chain is a blockchain project started by Binance exchange and has since involved a whole community. The project will ensure the creation of a blockchain that will serve as an alternative marketplace for issuing, using, and exchanging virtual assets in a decentralized way.

The first use case for Binance Chain is Binance DEX, a new decentralized exchange (DEX) that aims to carry over the best features of the current Binance exchange in a decentralized manner, while also providing the benefits and security of a decentralized exchange.

Binance chain is an ambitious update by the Binance company in which they have their own blockchain mainnet with a decentralized exchange to run alongside their current exchange. The update will have the Binance token as the native token on its own blockchain rather than running on the Ethereum blockchain. Binance also showed that decentralized exchanges will run alongside centralized exchanges in the near future. One of the main issues with the Binance chain right now is that decentralized exchanges have poor liquidity, low user base and therefore have low trading volume. Binance is looking to address this problem through launching their own DEX.

As a public blockchain, Binance Chain will focus on the transfer and trading of blockchain assets, as well as provide new possibilities for the future flow of blockchain assets. Also, it will increase performance, ease-of-use, and liquidity.

The DEX which needs more computational power for many computers to verify and record trades will be slower and have higher fees than that of a centralized platform. However, Binance chain is much more of a focus on anonymity for users and will allow the trading of a greater range off assets.

Main advantages of Binance Chain

The idea of a decentralized exchange has already been implemented by Binance community. The Binance DEX is looking like one of the first mass-adopted solutions in the DEX area. In conclusion, here are the main advantages of Binance Chain:

  • Private keys under the user’s control
  • Decentralized order book
  • Matching with a one-second block time

The combination of these three factors can take the cryptocurrency market to a new level.

Token burns and increased utility pushing BNB higher

Binance Coin’s incredibly strong recent performance is the validation of steps Binance has taken to add to its coin’s value. Regular rounds of token buybacks and burns have been one of the many effective methods Binance has used to push BNB’s price higher. The last token burn was carried out in mid-January, with Binance destroying 1,623,818 BNB which is roughly equivalent to $9.4 million worth of tokens. Previous token burns have seen as many as 2.5 million BNB destroyed at once. In total, 10,824,471 BNB has been destroyed over six rounds of quarterly token burns. The fewer tokens there are, the more valuable each individual token becomes. Each quarter, Binance allocates 20% of its quarterly profits to buying back tokens to be burned. This process is set to continue until 100 million BNB have been destroyed, representing 50% of the total that was ever in existence.

Binance DEX is launched on the Binance Chain where users will have to use BNB as a fee for transactions. After launching the Binance Chain, there will be burned as many BNB coins as BNB tokens have already been burned before on the Ethereum Network and this process will continue. All BNB users will need to transfer their tokens to the Binance Chain to maintain their BNB token balance.

On the Binance Chain users can:

  • Send and receive assets
  • Release your own token
  • Burn/mint and freeze tokens
  • Create trading pairs on Binance DEX and trade assets

Most importantly, there will be no mining on the Binance Chain. Binance сhain uses a BFT (Byzantine Fault Tolerant) and PoS (Proof-of-Stake) consensus. This is like some popular blockchain systems, such as EOS or NEO coin.

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