Binance adds Margin Trading for Users
Speak of Chaopeang Zhao, the maverick CEO of the world’s largest digital asset exchange by daily trade volume, Binance, it appears he is out to surprise his believer and critics alike with the introduction of margin trading on its platform.
Binance exchange has continually gained grounds and is undoubtedly the most sought after digital asset exchange with its breathtaking strategies it has continually rolled out. It is clearly not relenting its effort after having its native coin surpassing its bull all-time high price in this long bear season. It is on record to be the only digital asset that has surpassed this feat beating every other crypto to it.
It launched its Mainnet only recently and its decentralized exchange (DEX) also. We have also seen it engage in aggressive marketing by wooing other cryptocurrency and tokens to come launch on its chain promising mouthwatering incentives. Since the launch of its mainnet, a handful projects within the blockchain industry have expressed their interest of possible migration.
While it is recording major gains, allowing its users to carry out spot trading on its platform, Binance has added margin trading capabilities on its trading platform for margin trading nine trading pairs. This includes: Bitcoin/ Tether, Binance Coin/ Bitcoin, Binance Coin/ Tether, Ethereum/ Bitcoin, Ethereum/ Tether, Tron/ Bitcoin, Tron/ Tether, XRP/ Bitcoin, and XRP/ Tether. This was reported by a redditor in the post
“Remember this post over a month ago? Research: Margin trading features found on Binance API. I took another look today and found that the isMarginTrading Allowed flag is now enabled for the following 9 pairs […] Perhaps, a sign that the margin trading is coming soon to Binance.”
Margin trading with cryptocurrency allows users to borrow money against their current funds to trade cryptocurrency “on margin” on an exchange. In other words, users can leverage their existing cryptocurrency or dollars by borrowing funds to increase their buying power (generally paying interest on the amount borrowed, but not always)
Exchanges like BitMex, Kraken, Poloniex offer this service to its users with Bitmex as the market leader in this area. It is noteworthy that Digitex Futures Exchange has also been developing to enter the market seeking to dislodge Bitmex as a market leader with its zero fee trading platform but with the latest debacle on the launch of its platform, one can’t really comment on their Futures Exchange yet.
With Binance clearly integrating Margin Trading service via API, there’s no telling what we should expect from CZ who tweeted this
“Crowd intelligence in amazing”
The CZ led Binance having taken the industry by storm in its fascinating flight to be one of Top world exchanges within the year of launch is going boldly into new territories to conquer. With its track record of setting the pace for initial exchange offerings IEO, the global cryptocurrency community should be expectant of unique product offerings.
Short BNB and Get Rekt; CZ Shills the Binance Coin
Binance Adds More Assets on its Margin Trading Platform
CEO of Binance CZ had in a tweet shilled the exchange native coin, the BNB. In the post on, the CEO announced the availability of the BNB on its margin trading platform. However, he warned that shorting the BNB will result in loss of fund. Something he said by using the popular misspelled word in crypto REKT.
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) July 18, 2019
CZ was was responding to the announcement made by the Exchange on its’ margin trading platform. In the announcement, Binance informed Fellow Binancians that it had added some new assets on the platform.
New asset added are EOS and LINK and Newly Borrowable Assets added are the BNB, EOS and LINK. However that is not all as Binance also added Margin Pairs which are: EOS/USDT, EOS/BTC, LINK/USDT, LINK/BTC
Binance who is a leader in retail crypto trading was founded just over 2 years ago and has reached great heights with its various product offerings. In July 11 2019, Binance announced the launch of its Margin Trading platorm which is available to all eligible Binance.com users.
The Binance Margin trading platform allows traders to borrow funds to increase leverage, providing higher profit potential than traditional crypto trading. However, with much profit potentials comes greater risks considering the volatility in the cryptocurrency market.
The Binance Coin is currently trading at $28+ enjoying over 9% gains since it went down to $25 in response to the total market losses which could be attributed to the US Hearing on the Libra.
Trump Expresses his opinion on Crypto, Libra; Binance to burn $2.4 billion worth of BNB
Trump via a tweet has posted hours ago expressed his opinion on cryptocurrency clearly defferentiating Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrency as well as on Libra the Facebook Global Cryptocurrency which it unveiled in June 2019 and to commence operations in January 2020.
According to Trump, he is not a Fan of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies which he describe as not money and highly volatile and basede on thin air. He went further to say unregulated Crypto Assets can facilitate unlawful behavior, including, drug trade and other illegal activities.
….Similarly, Facebook Libra’s “virtual currency” will have little standing or dependability. If Facebook and other companies want to become a bank, they must seek a new Banking Charter and become subject to all Banking Regulations, just like other Banks, both National…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2019
On Libra, the 45th President of the free world openly said Libra will have little standing and Facebook and other firms want to be come a bank they should and must seek a banking charter and be subject to all banking regulations both nationally and internationally.
As a true President and the first man in the country, he declared the US Dollars as the only currency in the USA and that it is stronger than ever, dependable and by far the most dominant currency worldwide.
As usual, the crypto enthusiast on Twitter had their own opinion to comment on the post by POTUS.
Bitcoin is a threat to Trump and his massively failing enterprises. How would he be able to launder money as he's done to keep his flailing businesses afloat ? His golf clubs are in need of immediate cash etc. This man was the only person to bankrupt a casino
— failingtrump (@failingtrump1) July 12, 2019
In another news, top exchange Binance has announced after burning their quarterly alloted BNB tokens that they will burn their Team allocated Binance Coin BNB which is a total of 80BNB currently worth $2.4 billion.
During one of the first IEOs on the Exchange, investors were unable to participate thus a public outcry with Binance coming to the rescue by instituting a Lottery system which saw users holding a certain number of BNB before being able to participate in IEOs on the exchange. This cause a rise in the value of the BNB.
This move by Binance amongst others will see Binance Coin hitting astronomical height in the next few months to years. We can’t wait to see what the chats will say in few five years time.
Poloniex now allows Users from Over 60+ Countries to Buy Cryptocurrency with Debit/Credit Cards and Withdraw to Bank Accounts
In a tweet, the US based cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex announced that Users of the cryptocurrency exchange can now purchase bitcoin using their debit and credit cards. The exchange also supports deposits withdrawals of cryptocurrency into local bank accounts in over 80 countries.
New ways to buy crypto assets on Poloniex! Customers in 80+ countries can deposit or withdraw $USDC directly from their bank account. Customers in 60+ countries can now buy $BTC using their debit or credit card: https://t.co/WIhdScej5W
— Poloniex Exchange (@Poloniex) July 9, 2019
Purchasing cryptocurrency has been a daunting task for a long time for many who desire to purchase cryptocurrency easily and withdrawal of same to their local currency for easy spending have been seeing difficulties however, other exchanges have tried making this easier by offering their users the ability to buy crypto with their cards. Poloniex enters this category of exchanges with this move.
According to Poloniex, customers of the exchange can withdraw the USDC stable coin into their bank accounts as well as send fiat into their Poloniex and have it automatically converted into tokenized USDC for trading.
In making the purchase of Bitcoin with their credit and debit cards, Poloniex has partnered with Payment Processor Simplex to allow the users of the exchange to quickly and easily get in on cryptocurrency at a moment’s notice. The disadvantage however is the charges which stands at a greater of 3.5% or $10 transaction fee which Simplex charges. This will affect those in developing countries whose currency is very much low in value compared to the dollar or users with lower financial capabilities. Buying more bitcoin would be better.
The exchange pegs deposits at a weekly limit of $50,000 and withdrawals at $25,000 however, it signified this can be increased for specific customer’s need as typical with exchanges in this Fiat-to-Crypto category.
Poloniex launched in January 2014 is based in the US and it offers cryptocurrency exchange services, margin trading, lending according to its’ website. It allows users to exchange cryptocurrency against five trading pairs such as BTC, USDC, ETH, XMR and USDT. The exchange was acquired by Circle for $400 million in February 2018. Currently at an average of $55 million daily trading volume and ranked 59 in coinmarketcap.
The move to allow easy purchase of crypto and withdrawal of same to local bank accounts will definitely cause a boost in its trading activities.
Binance Updates Deposit and Withdrawal Policy for BTC and ETH Block Confirmation Time
Binance in a blog post on its blog announced the reduction of block confirmation time for the deposit and withdrawal of the two largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization Bitcoin and Ethereum. This reduction enables users of the exchange to deposit and withdraw Bitcoin and Ethereum twice as fast as it was prior to this new policy update.
According to the blog post, deposits for Bitcoin BTC is now reduced from 2 block confirmation to 1 block confirmation while withdrawals stands at 2 block confirmations. For Ethereum the second largest blockchain network by market capitalization and the first smart contract platform with its native coin the ETHER denoted by ETH, deposits and withdrawals can now be processed on 12 block confirmations. This is a 60% reduction. As all ERC-20 tokens are based on the Ethereum blockchain, this changes also affects them.
Binance is one of the largest cryptocurrency exchange led by its marverick CEO popularly known as CZ. The exchange few months ago was victim of a cyber attack where it lost about $40 million dollars in Bitcoin however, the CEO was quick to point out that the user’s funds were covered in the #SAFU provision made by the exchange in case of such situations. A first of its kind product from an exchange. As a leader in the cryptocurrency exchange business, Binance has continues to offer innovative products recently being the innovation of Initial Exchange Offering which is a modification of the Initial Coin Offering.
A move which saw other exchanges copying and replicating albeit with some not having as great a result as Binance. The exchange is still into Charity, helping lives and transforming homes. Though it has been hit by cyber attack, reaction to its policy of using Tickets in its IEO (a measure to ensure everyone gets involved after a call out over a previous IEO few people could only participate), a move which saw people saying the exchange supports only those with big pockets, the exchange has continued to grow with its native token the BNB seeing incredible growth over the bear season till now as it now stands at $33.
Providing clarification on the block confirmation update, Binance said it was “to provide a better service for our users, Binance has made the following adjustments to the number of blocks confirmation required for user deposits & withdrawals”.
In conclusion of the blog post, the exchange informed they will continue to listen to the community’s feedback and improve their service offerings.
We can only assume better quality and innovative products are on the way as the exchange celebrating its 2nd annniversary has been binding the word of blockchain and finance since inception.
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