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Good news for Cathie. Coinbase Global, Inc. (COIN) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know

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This is how we know there's only 21 Million Bitcoin

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This is how we know it will stop 21 Million

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I have found it very helpful to view watch and take notes on the overall markets stats. Also using Pro or Free “Ideas” on TView. All on a daily basis. “Ideas” have helped me make moves hugely with confidence.

A Thoughtful Discussion on My Top 4 Coins and Why

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Which BTC stock would you choose?

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Crypto firms Genesis and Gemini charged by SEC with selling unregistered securities

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ARK Makes Coinbase Buy as COIN Jumps 20% On-Week

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Weekend Update with Invest07723

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Weekend Update with Invest07723

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Weekend Update with Invest07723

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Cathie Wood's ARK Invest Buys About $5M of COIN, Continuing Her Dip-Buy Parade

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Cathie Wood's ARK Invest Buys About $5M of COIN, Continuing Her Dip-Buy Parade

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Crypto layoffs: good/bad/meh?

🦑↗️ SquidGrow ↖️🦑

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Crypto Exposure for Roth IRA (US question)

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Compound Meta - P2E game, Coma staking, coin flip, doxxed dev, verified contract and listed coingecko

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Compound Meta - The first new generation P2E game with Negative Tax and A Comprehensive Ecosystem.

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Cathie Wood's ARK Continues to Buy Coinbase's Dip, Adding $3.2 Million of COIN to Portfolio

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SANTA X COIN AlREADY 10X !

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|SANTA X COIN| AlREADY 10X

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Gensler Says SEC Is Fine Going After Crypto With Its Current Authority

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Coinbase Plunges Despite Bitcoin, Ethereum Holding Strong: What's Going On? - Coinbase Global (NASDAQ:COIN)

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Tracking the 'altcoin outperform shopping list 2022' thread by Adam Cochran after a year

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HERES A 🔥 HOT TIP FOR CHRISTMAS 🎄 there's a Crypto coin under a cent right now, yes under a penny that's Headed to $1 40 by the new year the coin is called RLY OR RALLY BUY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE IT WILL MAKE U A MULTI MILLIONAIRE Huge 😉 money 💰 GUARANTEED HERE 💰 ==$ RLY COIN!!!!

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COIN Stock Alert: Is Coinbase Going Bankrupt?

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Kraken Cuts 30% of Workforce Amid Crypto Winter

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Am I Bag Holding?

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Am I Bag Holding these BTC Related Stocks?

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Introducing NXT Technologies – Enterprise Meets Bllockchain

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Coinbase stock

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With Coinbase releasing their reserves in the value of $33 Billion, doesn’t that make COIN undervalued?

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$COIN : Coinbase partner Circle branches out to Defi in Decentralised exchange offering, causes controversy by only supporting own stablecoin USDC "for long term security and stability reasons, alongside more streamlined liquidity

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$COIN : Coinbase partner Circle branches out to Defi in Decentralised exchange offering, causes controversy by only supporting own stablecoin USDC "for long term security and stability reasons, alongside more streamlined liquidity

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$COIN : Coinbase partner Circle branches out to Defi in Decentralised exchange offering, causes controversy by only supporting own stablecoin USDC "for long term security and stability reasons, alongside more streamlined liquidity

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$COIN : Coinbase partner Circle branches out to Defi in Decentralised exchange offering, causes controversy by only supporting own stablecoin USDC "for long term security and stability reasons, alongside more streamlined liquidity

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$COIN : Coinbase partner Circle branches out to Defi in Decentralised exchange offering, causes controversy by only supporting own stablecoin USDC "for long term security and stability reasons, alongside more streamlined liquidity

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$COIN : Coinbase partner Circle branches out to Defi in Decentralised exchange offering, causes controversy by only supporting own stablecoin USDC "for long term security and stability reasons, alongside more streamlined liquidity

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$COIN : Coinbase partner Circle branches out to Defi in Decentralised exchange offering, causes controversy by only supporting own stablecoin USDC "for long term security and stability reasons, alongside more streamlined liquidity

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$COIN : Coinbase partner Circle branches out to Defi in Decentralised exchange offering, causes controversy by only supporting own stablecoin USDC "for long term security and stability reasons, alongside more streamlined liquidity

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$COIN : Coinbase partner Circle branches out to Defi in Decentralised exchange offering, causes controversy by only supporting own stablecoin USDC "for long term security and stability reasons, alongside more streamlined liquidity

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$COIN : Coinbase partner Circle branches out to Defi in Decentralised exchange offering, causes controversy by only supporting own stablecoin USDC "for long term security and stability reasons, alongside more streamlined liquidity

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$COIN : Coinbase partner Circle branches out to Defi in Decentralised exchange offering, causes controversy by only supporting own stablecoin USDC "for long term security and stability reasons, alongside more streamlined liquidity

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$COIN : Coinbase partner Circle branches out to Defi in Decentralised exchange offering, causes controversy by only supporting own stablecoin USDC "for long term security and stability reasons, alongside more streamlined liquidity

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$COIN : Coinbase partner Circle branches out to Defi in Decentralised exchange offering, causes controversy by only supporting own stablecoin USDC "for long term security and stability reasons, alongside more streamlined liquidity

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$COIN : Coinbase partner Circle branches out to Defi in Decentralised exchange offering, causes controversy by only supporting own stablecoin USDC "for long term security and stability reasons, alongside more streamlined liquidity

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$COIN : Coinbase partner Circle branches out to Defi in Decentralised exchange offering, causes controversy by only supporting own stablecoin USDC "for long term security and stability reasons, alongside more streamlined liquidity

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$COIN : Coinbase partner Circle branches out to Defi in Decentralised exchange offering, causes controversy by only supporting own stablecoin USDC "for long term security and stability reasons, alongside more streamlined liquidity

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$COIN captain abandoning ship or is Brian bullish yet knows #crypto going into the poopers for a bit?

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Sam Bankman-Fried Is A 'Criminal,' Says Coinbase CEO, Calls Out Mainstream Media For 'Puff Pieces' - Coinbase Global (NASDAQ:COIN)

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SBF was NOT the Second Largest Donor to the Biden Campaign in 2020. Not Even Close.

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$COIN is Rugging Shareholders Via SBC

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You haven’t lost a single coin or a single red cent

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Crypto Giant Coinbase Not Interested In Buying FTX U.S, COIN Stock Plunges

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Cathie Wood’s ARK Loads Up on COIN Despite FTX Crisis

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trading strategy for 2023: short all crypto projects that do super bowl ads

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Coinbase Revenue Dips By Nearly 50% Amid Crypto Winter- What is everyone's opinion on how COIN stock will do next bull run?

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COINSOURCE BTC MACHINE ARE SCAM FRAUD DO NOT USE PROOF screens

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Android crypto apps which you can use to earn "free" crypto

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I spent two years helping to build an algorithmic crypto trading platform, and released it this week

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StopNancyPelosi - A Community Driven Token against insider trading & market manipulation - Long Term Project

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StopNancyPelosi - A Community Driven Token against insider trading & market manipulation -Long Term Project

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I watched coin bases documentary COIN. Should you???

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Can someone shed some light on this coin

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Coinbase (NASDAQ: COIN) has opened an office in Australia to serve local retail customers.

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COIN Trailer

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COIN (Trailer) - Coinbase | Youtube

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What are Casascius physical bitcoins?

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Streakk.io is Changing The Mode of Crypto staking

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SS&C partners with Coinbase to expand crypto trading capabilities (NASDAQ:COIN)

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SS&C (SSNC) Partners with Coinbase (COIN) to Expand Digital Asset Trading

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Coinbase Losing It's Luster? Wells Fargo to Sell Coinbase Stock, COIN Plunges by 3% Immediately - Coinbase still faces a large competition as both centralized and decentralized exchanges aim to take some of the market share from the monopolist.

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RIP Coolio! I present "MEME COIN Paradise"

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StopNancyPelosi - A Community Driven Token against insider trading & market manipulation - Long Term Project - Fairlaunch

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StopNancyPelosi - A Community Driven Token against insider trading & market manipulation - Long Term Project

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Make money while you sleep.

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JP Morgan analyst drop coinbase stock price targets amid uncertainty in wider crypto market...

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JPMorgan analyst drops COIN price target, saying “falling cryptocurrency markets will pressure the stock price”

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SquidDex - The Next Defi and GameFi | We Are Not Meme Coin | Nft Markerplace | Liquidity Farming | Strong Community

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Bitcoin Stock Drops To A 3-Month Low

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USD COIN is on robinhood

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“Michael Burry of Crypto” is betting on a market crash with shorts on COIN, MSTR, BITO

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Coinbase App to Track US Politicians' who're crypto-friendly or not ahead of midterm elections

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Shiba Metaverse - be the official meme token of the metaverse - coin burning - Launching Now on BSC - Buy With Credit Card

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Liron, an outspoken crypto hater, revealed he profited $6M before embracing cynicism. Now he's shorting the same crypto bets he made gains on

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Popular Crypto Hater Profited $6M on Early Crypto Bets, and Now is Shorting BITO

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New fast-burning hyper-deflationary token that gains value with every buy and sell transaction!

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TenshiCoin | $TENSHI | Safe dev | Low Mcap | Legit project | Verified contract | Last 1 Hour

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Coinbase, other crypto exchanges asked what they're doing to combat fraud (NASDAQ:COIN)

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MetaPunks Token

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[https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/623745ca74cf3f54b474dac106f5802b7929503f/src/consensus/amount.h#L26](https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/623745ca74cf3f54b474dac106f5802b7929503f/src/consensus/amount.h#L26) There are a few checks in place in for Consensus. `static constexpr CAmount COIN = 100000000;` `static constexpr CAmount MAX_MONEY = 21000000 * COIN;`

#Binance Coin Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og29w6/comment/he4x6yb/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 15.06.2022 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Pros > > **IT IS BACKED BY BINANCE** > > Binance Coin is maintained by Binance, a cryptocurrency giant. Binance is currently the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. Its transaction volume is [roughly 6 times higher](https://www.statista.com/statistics/864738/leading-cryptocurrency-exchanges-traders/) on average than that of Coinbase. Binance makes sure that BNB finds more and more utility within their ecosystem. > > Backing of such a massive company should give investors a lot of confidence even though Binance is lately under an intensified regulatory scrutiny. But the company declares that it is doing its best to comply with all the regulations. They're working on a stricter KYC and they’re also expanding the legal and compliance teams by hiring many experts in the field. > > The co-operation between Binance and regulators was demonstrated when the exchange [limited its services for people from Russia](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/4887e569afdf4b1e89e024371d3a49b9). > > **IT GIVES YOU DISCOUNTS ON BINANCE** > > One of the reasons why Binance is so popular is the fact that their [transaction fees are among the lowest](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311). Users pay just 0.1% for most popular types of trades, whereas on e.g. Coinbase (Pro) it’s 5 times more – [0.5%](https://help.coinbase.com/en/pro/trading-and-funding/trading-rules-and-fees/fees). One of the benefits of BNB is making those fees even lower – by as much as 25%. **Using BNB to pay for transaction fees can save you up to 1/4 of your money** on transactions. It’s a big incentive to hold some BNB. > > **IT IS DEFLATIONARY** > > In 2021, Binance implemented two important changes to BNB burning mechanism. > > First, [Bruno Upgrade v1.1.5](https://www.binance.org/en/blog/binance-smart-chain-bruno-upgrade-v1-1-5/) took place on 30 November. It introduced real-time burning mechanism. It is similar to [ETH London Upgrade](https://medium.com/@eric.conner/fixing-the-ethereum-fee-market-eip-1559-9109f1c1814b) \- some of the gas fee collected by validators is burned. As of 15 June 2022, [more than 90 000 BNB were burned](https://twitter.com/BurnBNB). > > Furthermore, on 23 December 2021, Binance announced and implemented **BNB** **Auto-Burn** protocol. It replaces quarterly burns which were based on the profits Binance made (they committed 20% of their profit to buy back BNB and then burn it. There were [17 quarterly burns](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/ecosystem/17th-bnb-burn-%7C-quarterly-highlights-and-insights-from-cz-421499824684902908)). Now, the process is automated, which makes it more transparent and predictable. The core idea has not been changed, however, the process will stop when the number of BNB coins in circulation is lower than 100 million. > > **MANY TRADING PAIRS, STAKING, FARMING AND OTHER USES** > > As an official coin of Binance, BNB also offers a **multitude of trading pairs**. All transactions made with BNB are lightning **fast and secure** since it’s based on one of the most secure blockchains – Ethereum. > > There are also many options of **staking** BNB on Binance for a very good APY or participating in **Launchpools** (farming new tokens) and **Launchpads** (Initial Exchange Offerings (IEO) - buying new tokens). > > BNB is **accepted by some service providers**, e.g. HTC, trip.io, travala.com, BitTorrent or PureVPN. > > Last but not least, BNB can be used to convert “leftovers”. Very often when you sell a coin, a very small amount of it is left in your wallet. On Binance, you can **convert small amounts of coins** (called “dust”) into BNB. > > **TWO BLOCKCHAINS THAT WORK SIMULTANEOUSLY** > > BNB operates on two chains, the above mentioned **Binance Chain** and **Binance Smart Chain** (BSC) which was launched in September 2020. While Binance Chain is responsible for transactions made on Binance DEX, BSC was designed specifically for smart contracts, DeFi and dApps. It quickly became **one of the biggest blockchains**. It is compatible with Ethereum allowing other projects to transfer easily from ETH to BSC and escape high gas fees on ETH. > > This dual blockchain approach combined with the **Proof of Staked Authority** consensus algorithm (a mix of share proof and authority proof) makes it much more scalable than Ethereum and enables faster and cheaper transactions. While Ethereum runs around 9 000 nodes/validators (before the software bug back in the end of August 2021), BSC needs only 21 validators. > > It is also worth pointing out that Binance allocated $100 million for projects that launch on BSC. > > **DECENTRALIZATION AT ALL COST?** > > The main argument against BNB is that it is centralized. And it’s impossible to deny the fact that BNB indeed is centralized compared to Ethereum and many other projects. But every stick has two ends. This is what Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO, has to say about (de)centralization: > > [Many people think of decentralization as absolute; you are either decentralized or not. I think that in reality, there is a gradient scale from centralization to decentralized. Often, a better question is: how decentralized should we (exchanges, societies) be, now and in the future? If decentralization simply increases freedom but decreases security and ease-of-use, there is a point where it becomes a net negative, and may not be worth it.](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/from-cz/cz-on-centralization-vs-decentralization-301982828007075840) > > If decentralization is also about freedom of choice, then maybe being able to choose a centralized blockchain(s) should be accepted. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Additional sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/tuwtz9/top_coins_binance_coin_proarguments_april_2022/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest Archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_binance_coin=) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds.

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#Binance Coin Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og29w6/comment/he4x6yb/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 15.06.2022 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Pros > > **IT IS BACKED BY BINANCE** > > Binance Coin is maintained by Binance, a cryptocurrency giant. Binance is currently the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. Its transaction volume is [roughly 6 times higher](https://www.statista.com/statistics/864738/leading-cryptocurrency-exchanges-traders/) on average than that of Coinbase. Binance makes sure that BNB finds more and more utility within their ecosystem. > > Backing of such a massive company should give investors a lot of confidence even though Binance is lately under an intensified regulatory scrutiny. But the company declares that it is doing its best to comply with all the regulations. They're working on a stricter KYC and they’re also expanding the legal and compliance teams by hiring many experts in the field. > > The co-operation between Binance and regulators was demonstrated when the exchange [limited its services for people from Russia](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/4887e569afdf4b1e89e024371d3a49b9). > > **IT GIVES YOU DISCOUNTS ON BINANCE** > > One of the reasons why Binance is so popular is the fact that their [transaction fees are among the lowest](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311). Users pay just 0.1% for most popular types of trades, whereas on e.g. Coinbase (Pro) it’s 5 times more – [0.5%](https://help.coinbase.com/en/pro/trading-and-funding/trading-rules-and-fees/fees). One of the benefits of BNB is making those fees even lower – by as much as 25%. **Using BNB to pay for transaction fees can save you up to 1/4 of your money** on transactions. It’s a big incentive to hold some BNB. > > **IT IS DEFLATIONARY** > > In 2021, Binance implemented two important changes to BNB burning mechanism. > > First, [Bruno Upgrade v1.1.5](https://www.binance.org/en/blog/binance-smart-chain-bruno-upgrade-v1-1-5/) took place on 30 November. It introduced real-time burning mechanism. It is similar to [ETH London Upgrade](https://medium.com/@eric.conner/fixing-the-ethereum-fee-market-eip-1559-9109f1c1814b) \- some of the gas fee collected by validators is burned. As of 15 June 2022, [more than 90 000 BNB were burned](https://twitter.com/BurnBNB). > > Furthermore, on 23 December 2021, Binance announced and implemented **BNB** **Auto-Burn** protocol. It replaces quarterly burns which were based on the profits Binance made (they committed 20% of their profit to buy back BNB and then burn it. There were [17 quarterly burns](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/ecosystem/17th-bnb-burn-%7C-quarterly-highlights-and-insights-from-cz-421499824684902908)). Now, the process is automated, which makes it more transparent and predictable. The core idea has not been changed, however, the process will stop when the number of BNB coins in circulation is lower than 100 million. > > **MANY TRADING PAIRS, STAKING, FARMING AND OTHER USES** > > As an official coin of Binance, BNB also offers a **multitude of trading pairs**. All transactions made with BNB are lightning **fast and secure** since it’s based on one of the most secure blockchains – Ethereum. > > There are also many options of **staking** BNB on Binance for a very good APY or participating in **Launchpools** (farming new tokens) and **Launchpads** (Initial Exchange Offerings (IEO) - buying new tokens). > > BNB is **accepted by some service providers**, e.g. HTC, trip.io, travala.com, BitTorrent or PureVPN. > > Last but not least, BNB can be used to convert “leftovers”. Very often when you sell a coin, a very small amount of it is left in your wallet. On Binance, you can **convert small amounts of coins** (called “dust”) into BNB. > > **TWO BLOCKCHAINS THAT WORK SIMULTANEOUSLY** > > BNB operates on two chains, the above mentioned **Binance Chain** and **Binance Smart Chain** (BSC) which was launched in September 2020. While Binance Chain is responsible for transactions made on Binance DEX, BSC was designed specifically for smart contracts, DeFi and dApps. It quickly became **one of the biggest blockchains**. It is compatible with Ethereum allowing other projects to transfer easily from ETH to BSC and escape high gas fees on ETH. > > This dual blockchain approach combined with the **Proof of Staked Authority** consensus algorithm (a mix of share proof and authority proof) makes it much more scalable than Ethereum and enables faster and cheaper transactions. While Ethereum runs around 9 000 nodes/validators (before the software bug back in the end of August 2021), BSC needs only 21 validators. > > It is also worth pointing out that Binance allocated $100 million for projects that launch on BSC. > > **DECENTRALIZATION AT ALL COST?** > > The main argument against BNB is that it is centralized. And it’s impossible to deny the fact that BNB indeed is centralized compared to Ethereum and many other projects. But every stick has two ends. This is what Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO, has to say about (de)centralization: > > [Many people think of decentralization as absolute; you are either decentralized or not. I think that in reality, there is a gradient scale from centralization to decentralized. Often, a better question is: how decentralized should we (exchanges, societies) be, now and in the future? If decentralization simply increases freedom but decreases security and ease-of-use, there is a point where it becomes a net negative, and may not be worth it.](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/from-cz/cz-on-centralization-vs-decentralization-301982828007075840) > > If decentralization is also about freedom of choice, then maybe being able to choose a centralized blockchain(s) should be accepted. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Additional sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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#Binance Coin Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og2b3t/comment/he59nit/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 07.10.2021 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Cons > > **BNB is centralized** > > The biggest downside of BNB is that it goes against the core principle of cryptocurrency – it’s not decentralized. BNB network is secured by **only 21 nodes/validators** when for example ETH has around 9 000 nodes/validators. > > But that’s not all. In order to become a validator, one must own 10 000 BNB coins. Since April 2021, the price of BNB fluctuates mostly between $300-$400. That means a validator-to-be has to invest more than $3 million. Validators also need cutting-edge hardware and very good internet connection but this shouldn’t pose a problem for someone who has more than $3 million dollars. > > Also worth pointing out is the fact that **more than 80% of BNB is either owned or custodied by Binance** and top 100 wallets hold more than 70% of BNB (compare to around 40% for ETH or 16% for BTC). > > ​ > > **The future of BNB depends on Binance** > > BNB is not only centralized but it also depends heavily on the success of Binance. If Binance was to become less popular, BNB will most probably be also affected. Lately, Binance is having regulatory problems in several countries, most notably in the US, the UK, Japan and Thailand. > > Binance is also under constant threat of being a victim of hackers. In May 2018, it was hacked and 7 000 Bitcoins were stolen. Any Binance security breach is sure to affect the price and future of BNB. > > ​ > > **Regulatory scrutiny and ongoing investigations against Binance** > > Regulators in many countries decided to warn against trading on Binance, banned it from certain activities (e.g. derivatives) or even banned it completely. Some of the banks have blocked their customers from making payments to and from Binance. > > In May 2021, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service informed that Binance Holdings is **under investigation for money-laundering and tax evasion**. > > It is also probed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over concerns that its employees exploited access to data on millions of transactions (market manipulation and insider trading). > > ​ > > **Binance Smart Chain – blockchain of copycats and scammers?** > > BSC is a copy of Ethereum and as such it’s also full of projects that copy ETH projects. BSC’s Pancakeswap copied ETH's Uniswap, Alpaca Finance copied Yearn Finance, yieldwatch copied Zapper and so on. And then there are copies of those copies. **BSC doesn’t offer too many original and innovative projects.** > > BSC is also very popular among “developers” (read: scammers) whose only intention is to get rich quick. It’s hard to keep up with how many BSC projects got “hacked” (read: rug pulled) and the chain is only one year old. > > This slowly makes more and more people skeptical about BSC. > > ​ > > **Rules can change at any time** > > Binance can change their policy at any time. Take for example the discount users get when paying for transactions with BNB. According to the whitepaper, the discount was to be halved every year but in 2019 Binance decided it wants to keep the discount at 25% and resigned from further halvings. This is of course positive for users but **nothing stops Binance from making less positive changes** in the future. > > (I also found information that Binance has changed the rule regarding quarterly burns in their whitepaper v2 but I couldn’t verify it as whitepaper v2 is nowhere to be found.) > > ​ > > **Ethereum 2.0 and other competitors** > > Successful upgrade of the Ethereum network might make BSC less attractive. When Ethereum has competitive transaction fees, the main advantage of BSC will be gone. If most developers work on Ethereum now, despite ridiculously high fees, **BNB may suffer a serious hit** when those fees are finally lowered. > > And there are more rivals on the horizon. Recently, Cardano successfully launched their smart contracts. Solana is becoming popular. There is also Polkadot, Avalanche, Algorand, Terra… The competition is growing and a centralized project like BNB might not survive in a decentralized world of cryptocurrencies. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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#Binance Coin Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og29w6/comment/he4x6yb/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 15.06.2022 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Pros > > **IT IS BACKED BY BINANCE** > > Binance Coin is maintained by Binance, a cryptocurrency giant. Binance is currently the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. Its transaction volume is [roughly 6 times higher](https://www.statista.com/statistics/864738/leading-cryptocurrency-exchanges-traders/) on average than that of Coinbase. Binance makes sure that BNB finds more and more utility within their ecosystem. > > Backing of such a massive company should give investors a lot of confidence even though Binance is lately under an intensified regulatory scrutiny. But the company declares that it is doing its best to comply with all the regulations. They're working on a stricter KYC and they’re also expanding the legal and compliance teams by hiring many experts in the field. > > The co-operation between Binance and regulators was demonstrated when the exchange [limited its services for people from Russia](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/4887e569afdf4b1e89e024371d3a49b9). > > **IT GIVES YOU DISCOUNTS ON BINANCE** > > One of the reasons why Binance is so popular is the fact that their [transaction fees are among the lowest](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311). Users pay just 0.1% for most popular types of trades, whereas on e.g. Coinbase (Pro) it’s 5 times more – [0.5%](https://help.coinbase.com/en/pro/trading-and-funding/trading-rules-and-fees/fees). One of the benefits of BNB is making those fees even lower – by as much as 25%. **Using BNB to pay for transaction fees can save you up to 1/4 of your money** on transactions. It’s a big incentive to hold some BNB. > > **IT IS DEFLATIONARY** > > In 2021, Binance implemented two important changes to BNB burning mechanism. > > First, [Bruno Upgrade v1.1.5](https://www.binance.org/en/blog/binance-smart-chain-bruno-upgrade-v1-1-5/) took place on 30 November. It introduced real-time burning mechanism. It is similar to [ETH London Upgrade](https://medium.com/@eric.conner/fixing-the-ethereum-fee-market-eip-1559-9109f1c1814b) \- some of the gas fee collected by validators is burned. As of 15 June 2022, [more than 90 000 BNB were burned](https://twitter.com/BurnBNB). > > Furthermore, on 23 December 2021, Binance announced and implemented **BNB** **Auto-Burn** protocol. It replaces quarterly burns which were based on the profits Binance made (they committed 20% of their profit to buy back BNB and then burn it. There were [17 quarterly burns](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/ecosystem/17th-bnb-burn-%7C-quarterly-highlights-and-insights-from-cz-421499824684902908)). Now, the process is automated, which makes it more transparent and predictable. The core idea has not been changed, however, the process will stop when the number of BNB coins in circulation is lower than 100 million. > > **MANY TRADING PAIRS, STAKING, FARMING AND OTHER USES** > > As an official coin of Binance, BNB also offers a **multitude of trading pairs**. All transactions made with BNB are lightning **fast and secure** since it’s based on one of the most secure blockchains – Ethereum. > > There are also many options of **staking** BNB on Binance for a very good APY or participating in **Launchpools** (farming new tokens) and **Launchpads** (Initial Exchange Offerings (IEO) - buying new tokens). > > BNB is **accepted by some service providers**, e.g. HTC, trip.io, travala.com, BitTorrent or PureVPN. > > Last but not least, BNB can be used to convert “leftovers”. Very often when you sell a coin, a very small amount of it is left in your wallet. On Binance, you can **convert small amounts of coins** (called “dust”) into BNB. > > **TWO BLOCKCHAINS THAT WORK SIMULTANEOUSLY** > > BNB operates on two chains, the above mentioned **Binance Chain** and **Binance Smart Chain** (BSC) which was launched in September 2020. While Binance Chain is responsible for transactions made on Binance DEX, BSC was designed specifically for smart contracts, DeFi and dApps. It quickly became **one of the biggest blockchains**. It is compatible with Ethereum allowing other projects to transfer easily from ETH to BSC and escape high gas fees on ETH. > > This dual blockchain approach combined with the **Proof of Staked Authority** consensus algorithm (a mix of share proof and authority proof) makes it much more scalable than Ethereum and enables faster and cheaper transactions. While Ethereum runs around 9 000 nodes/validators (before the software bug back in the end of August 2021), BSC needs only 21 validators. > > It is also worth pointing out that Binance allocated $100 million for projects that launch on BSC. > > **DECENTRALIZATION AT ALL COST?** > > The main argument against BNB is that it is centralized. And it’s impossible to deny the fact that BNB indeed is centralized compared to Ethereum and many other projects. But every stick has two ends. This is what Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO, has to say about (de)centralization: > > [Many people think of decentralization as absolute; you are either decentralized or not. I think that in reality, there is a gradient scale from centralization to decentralized. Often, a better question is: how decentralized should we (exchanges, societies) be, now and in the future? If decentralization simply increases freedom but decreases security and ease-of-use, there is a point where it becomes a net negative, and may not be worth it.](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/from-cz/cz-on-centralization-vs-decentralization-301982828007075840) > > If decentralization is also about freedom of choice, then maybe being able to choose a centralized blockchain(s) should be accepted. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Additional sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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#Binance Coin Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og2b3t/comment/he59nit/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 07.10.2021 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Cons > > **BNB is centralized** > > The biggest downside of BNB is that it goes against the core principle of cryptocurrency – it’s not decentralized. BNB network is secured by **only 21 nodes/validators** when for example ETH has around 9 000 nodes/validators. > > But that’s not all. In order to become a validator, one must own 10 000 BNB coins. Since April 2021, the price of BNB fluctuates mostly between $300-$400. That means a validator-to-be has to invest more than $3 million. Validators also need cutting-edge hardware and very good internet connection but this shouldn’t pose a problem for someone who has more than $3 million dollars. > > Also worth pointing out is the fact that **more than 80% of BNB is either owned or custodied by Binance** and top 100 wallets hold more than 70% of BNB (compare to around 40% for ETH or 16% for BTC). > > ​ > > **The future of BNB depends on Binance** > > BNB is not only centralized but it also depends heavily on the success of Binance. If Binance was to become less popular, BNB will most probably be also affected. Lately, Binance is having regulatory problems in several countries, most notably in the US, the UK, Japan and Thailand. > > Binance is also under constant threat of being a victim of hackers. In May 2018, it was hacked and 7 000 Bitcoins were stolen. Any Binance security breach is sure to affect the price and future of BNB. > > ​ > > **Regulatory scrutiny and ongoing investigations against Binance** > > Regulators in many countries decided to warn against trading on Binance, banned it from certain activities (e.g. derivatives) or even banned it completely. Some of the banks have blocked their customers from making payments to and from Binance. > > In May 2021, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service informed that Binance Holdings is **under investigation for money-laundering and tax evasion**. > > It is also probed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over concerns that its employees exploited access to data on millions of transactions (market manipulation and insider trading). > > ​ > > **Binance Smart Chain – blockchain of copycats and scammers?** > > BSC is a copy of Ethereum and as such it’s also full of projects that copy ETH projects. BSC’s Pancakeswap copied ETH's Uniswap, Alpaca Finance copied Yearn Finance, yieldwatch copied Zapper and so on. And then there are copies of those copies. **BSC doesn’t offer too many original and innovative projects.** > > BSC is also very popular among “developers” (read: scammers) whose only intention is to get rich quick. It’s hard to keep up with how many BSC projects got “hacked” (read: rug pulled) and the chain is only one year old. > > This slowly makes more and more people skeptical about BSC. > > ​ > > **Rules can change at any time** > > Binance can change their policy at any time. Take for example the discount users get when paying for transactions with BNB. According to the whitepaper, the discount was to be halved every year but in 2019 Binance decided it wants to keep the discount at 25% and resigned from further halvings. This is of course positive for users but **nothing stops Binance from making less positive changes** in the future. > > (I also found information that Binance has changed the rule regarding quarterly burns in their whitepaper v2 but I couldn’t verify it as whitepaper v2 is nowhere to be found.) > > ​ > > **Ethereum 2.0 and other competitors** > > Successful upgrade of the Ethereum network might make BSC less attractive. When Ethereum has competitive transaction fees, the main advantage of BSC will be gone. If most developers work on Ethereum now, despite ridiculously high fees, **BNB may suffer a serious hit** when those fees are finally lowered. > > And there are more rivals on the horizon. Recently, Cardano successfully launched their smart contracts. Solana is becoming popular. There is also Polkadot, Avalanche, Algorand, Terra… The competition is growing and a centralized project like BNB might not survive in a decentralized world of cryptocurrencies. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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#Binance Coin Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og29w6/comment/he4x6yb/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 15.06.2022 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Pros > > **IT IS BACKED BY BINANCE** > > Binance Coin is maintained by Binance, a cryptocurrency giant. Binance is currently the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. Its transaction volume is [roughly 6 times higher](https://www.statista.com/statistics/864738/leading-cryptocurrency-exchanges-traders/) on average than that of Coinbase. Binance makes sure that BNB finds more and more utility within their ecosystem. > > Backing of such a massive company should give investors a lot of confidence even though Binance is lately under an intensified regulatory scrutiny. But the company declares that it is doing its best to comply with all the regulations. They're working on a stricter KYC and they’re also expanding the legal and compliance teams by hiring many experts in the field. > > The co-operation between Binance and regulators was demonstrated when the exchange [limited its services for people from Russia](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/4887e569afdf4b1e89e024371d3a49b9). > > **IT GIVES YOU DISCOUNTS ON BINANCE** > > One of the reasons why Binance is so popular is the fact that their [transaction fees are among the lowest](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311). Users pay just 0.1% for most popular types of trades, whereas on e.g. Coinbase (Pro) it’s 5 times more – [0.5%](https://help.coinbase.com/en/pro/trading-and-funding/trading-rules-and-fees/fees). One of the benefits of BNB is making those fees even lower – by as much as 25%. **Using BNB to pay for transaction fees can save you up to 1/4 of your money** on transactions. It’s a big incentive to hold some BNB. > > **IT IS DEFLATIONARY** > > In 2021, Binance implemented two important changes to BNB burning mechanism. > > First, [Bruno Upgrade v1.1.5](https://www.binance.org/en/blog/binance-smart-chain-bruno-upgrade-v1-1-5/) took place on 30 November. It introduced real-time burning mechanism. It is similar to [ETH London Upgrade](https://medium.com/@eric.conner/fixing-the-ethereum-fee-market-eip-1559-9109f1c1814b) \- some of the gas fee collected by validators is burned. As of 15 June 2022, [more than 90 000 BNB were burned](https://twitter.com/BurnBNB). > > Furthermore, on 23 December 2021, Binance announced and implemented **BNB** **Auto-Burn** protocol. It replaces quarterly burns which were based on the profits Binance made (they committed 20% of their profit to buy back BNB and then burn it. There were [17 quarterly burns](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/ecosystem/17th-bnb-burn-%7C-quarterly-highlights-and-insights-from-cz-421499824684902908)). Now, the process is automated, which makes it more transparent and predictable. The core idea has not been changed, however, the process will stop when the number of BNB coins in circulation is lower than 100 million. > > **MANY TRADING PAIRS, STAKING, FARMING AND OTHER USES** > > As an official coin of Binance, BNB also offers a **multitude of trading pairs**. All transactions made with BNB are lightning **fast and secure** since it’s based on one of the most secure blockchains – Ethereum. > > There are also many options of **staking** BNB on Binance for a very good APY or participating in **Launchpools** (farming new tokens) and **Launchpads** (Initial Exchange Offerings (IEO) - buying new tokens). > > BNB is **accepted by some service providers**, e.g. HTC, trip.io, travala.com, BitTorrent or PureVPN. > > Last but not least, BNB can be used to convert “leftovers”. Very often when you sell a coin, a very small amount of it is left in your wallet. On Binance, you can **convert small amounts of coins** (called “dust”) into BNB. > > **TWO BLOCKCHAINS THAT WORK SIMULTANEOUSLY** > > BNB operates on two chains, the above mentioned **Binance Chain** and **Binance Smart Chain** (BSC) which was launched in September 2020. While Binance Chain is responsible for transactions made on Binance DEX, BSC was designed specifically for smart contracts, DeFi and dApps. It quickly became **one of the biggest blockchains**. It is compatible with Ethereum allowing other projects to transfer easily from ETH to BSC and escape high gas fees on ETH. > > This dual blockchain approach combined with the **Proof of Staked Authority** consensus algorithm (a mix of share proof and authority proof) makes it much more scalable than Ethereum and enables faster and cheaper transactions. While Ethereum runs around 9 000 nodes/validators (before the software bug back in the end of August 2021), BSC needs only 21 validators. > > It is also worth pointing out that Binance allocated $100 million for projects that launch on BSC. > > **DECENTRALIZATION AT ALL COST?** > > The main argument against BNB is that it is centralized. And it’s impossible to deny the fact that BNB indeed is centralized compared to Ethereum and many other projects. But every stick has two ends. This is what Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO, has to say about (de)centralization: > > [Many people think of decentralization as absolute; you are either decentralized or not. I think that in reality, there is a gradient scale from centralization to decentralized. Often, a better question is: how decentralized should we (exchanges, societies) be, now and in the future? If decentralization simply increases freedom but decreases security and ease-of-use, there is a point where it becomes a net negative, and may not be worth it.](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/from-cz/cz-on-centralization-vs-decentralization-301982828007075840) > > If decentralization is also about freedom of choice, then maybe being able to choose a centralized blockchain(s) should be accepted. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Additional sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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COIN is cheap and crypto is going up, stock might follow, especially knowing that CB has something like 2M BTC in their wallets

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#Binance Coin Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og2b3t/comment/he59nit/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 07.10.2021 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Cons > > **BNB is centralized** > > The biggest downside of BNB is that it goes against the core principle of cryptocurrency – it’s not decentralized. BNB network is secured by **only 21 nodes/validators** when for example ETH has around 9 000 nodes/validators. > > But that’s not all. In order to become a validator, one must own 10 000 BNB coins. Since April 2021, the price of BNB fluctuates mostly between $300-$400. That means a validator-to-be has to invest more than $3 million. Validators also need cutting-edge hardware and very good internet connection but this shouldn’t pose a problem for someone who has more than $3 million dollars. > > Also worth pointing out is the fact that **more than 80% of BNB is either owned or custodied by Binance** and top 100 wallets hold more than 70% of BNB (compare to around 40% for ETH or 16% for BTC). > > ​ > > **The future of BNB depends on Binance** > > BNB is not only centralized but it also depends heavily on the success of Binance. If Binance was to become less popular, BNB will most probably be also affected. Lately, Binance is having regulatory problems in several countries, most notably in the US, the UK, Japan and Thailand. > > Binance is also under constant threat of being a victim of hackers. In May 2018, it was hacked and 7 000 Bitcoins were stolen. Any Binance security breach is sure to affect the price and future of BNB. > > ​ > > **Regulatory scrutiny and ongoing investigations against Binance** > > Regulators in many countries decided to warn against trading on Binance, banned it from certain activities (e.g. derivatives) or even banned it completely. Some of the banks have blocked their customers from making payments to and from Binance. > > In May 2021, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service informed that Binance Holdings is **under investigation for money-laundering and tax evasion**. > > It is also probed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over concerns that its employees exploited access to data on millions of transactions (market manipulation and insider trading). > > ​ > > **Binance Smart Chain – blockchain of copycats and scammers?** > > BSC is a copy of Ethereum and as such it’s also full of projects that copy ETH projects. BSC’s Pancakeswap copied ETH's Uniswap, Alpaca Finance copied Yearn Finance, yieldwatch copied Zapper and so on. And then there are copies of those copies. **BSC doesn’t offer too many original and innovative projects.** > > BSC is also very popular among “developers” (read: scammers) whose only intention is to get rich quick. It’s hard to keep up with how many BSC projects got “hacked” (read: rug pulled) and the chain is only one year old. > > This slowly makes more and more people skeptical about BSC. > > ​ > > **Rules can change at any time** > > Binance can change their policy at any time. Take for example the discount users get when paying for transactions with BNB. According to the whitepaper, the discount was to be halved every year but in 2019 Binance decided it wants to keep the discount at 25% and resigned from further halvings. This is of course positive for users but **nothing stops Binance from making less positive changes** in the future. > > (I also found information that Binance has changed the rule regarding quarterly burns in their whitepaper v2 but I couldn’t verify it as whitepaper v2 is nowhere to be found.) > > ​ > > **Ethereum 2.0 and other competitors** > > Successful upgrade of the Ethereum network might make BSC less attractive. When Ethereum has competitive transaction fees, the main advantage of BSC will be gone. If most developers work on Ethereum now, despite ridiculously high fees, **BNB may suffer a serious hit** when those fees are finally lowered. > > And there are more rivals on the horizon. Recently, Cardano successfully launched their smart contracts. Solana is becoming popular. There is also Polkadot, Avalanche, Algorand, Terra… The competition is growing and a centralized project like BNB might not survive in a decentralized world of cryptocurrencies. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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Bear FOMO BUY EVERY COIN. Even $1

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#Binance Coin Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og29w6/comment/he4x6yb/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 15.06.2022 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Pros > > **IT IS BACKED BY BINANCE** > > Binance Coin is maintained by Binance, a cryptocurrency giant. Binance is currently the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. Its transaction volume is [roughly 6 times higher](https://www.statista.com/statistics/864738/leading-cryptocurrency-exchanges-traders/) on average than that of Coinbase. Binance makes sure that BNB finds more and more utility within their ecosystem. > > Backing of such a massive company should give investors a lot of confidence even though Binance is lately under an intensified regulatory scrutiny. But the company declares that it is doing its best to comply with all the regulations. They're working on a stricter KYC and they’re also expanding the legal and compliance teams by hiring many experts in the field. > > The co-operation between Binance and regulators was demonstrated when the exchange [limited its services for people from Russia](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/4887e569afdf4b1e89e024371d3a49b9). > > **IT GIVES YOU DISCOUNTS ON BINANCE** > > One of the reasons why Binance is so popular is the fact that their [transaction fees are among the lowest](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311). Users pay just 0.1% for most popular types of trades, whereas on e.g. Coinbase (Pro) it’s 5 times more – [0.5%](https://help.coinbase.com/en/pro/trading-and-funding/trading-rules-and-fees/fees). One of the benefits of BNB is making those fees even lower – by as much as 25%. **Using BNB to pay for transaction fees can save you up to 1/4 of your money** on transactions. It’s a big incentive to hold some BNB. > > **IT IS DEFLATIONARY** > > In 2021, Binance implemented two important changes to BNB burning mechanism. > > First, [Bruno Upgrade v1.1.5](https://www.binance.org/en/blog/binance-smart-chain-bruno-upgrade-v1-1-5/) took place on 30 November. It introduced real-time burning mechanism. It is similar to [ETH London Upgrade](https://medium.com/@eric.conner/fixing-the-ethereum-fee-market-eip-1559-9109f1c1814b) \- some of the gas fee collected by validators is burned. As of 15 June 2022, [more than 90 000 BNB were burned](https://twitter.com/BurnBNB). > > Furthermore, on 23 December 2021, Binance announced and implemented **BNB** **Auto-Burn** protocol. It replaces quarterly burns which were based on the profits Binance made (they committed 20% of their profit to buy back BNB and then burn it. There were [17 quarterly burns](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/ecosystem/17th-bnb-burn-%7C-quarterly-highlights-and-insights-from-cz-421499824684902908)). Now, the process is automated, which makes it more transparent and predictable. The core idea has not been changed, however, the process will stop when the number of BNB coins in circulation is lower than 100 million. > > **MANY TRADING PAIRS, STAKING, FARMING AND OTHER USES** > > As an official coin of Binance, BNB also offers a **multitude of trading pairs**. All transactions made with BNB are lightning **fast and secure** since it’s based on one of the most secure blockchains – Ethereum. > > There are also many options of **staking** BNB on Binance for a very good APY or participating in **Launchpools** (farming new tokens) and **Launchpads** (Initial Exchange Offerings (IEO) - buying new tokens). > > BNB is **accepted by some service providers**, e.g. HTC, trip.io, travala.com, BitTorrent or PureVPN. > > Last but not least, BNB can be used to convert “leftovers”. Very often when you sell a coin, a very small amount of it is left in your wallet. On Binance, you can **convert small amounts of coins** (called “dust”) into BNB. > > **TWO BLOCKCHAINS THAT WORK SIMULTANEOUSLY** > > BNB operates on two chains, the above mentioned **Binance Chain** and **Binance Smart Chain** (BSC) which was launched in September 2020. While Binance Chain is responsible for transactions made on Binance DEX, BSC was designed specifically for smart contracts, DeFi and dApps. It quickly became **one of the biggest blockchains**. It is compatible with Ethereum allowing other projects to transfer easily from ETH to BSC and escape high gas fees on ETH. > > This dual blockchain approach combined with the **Proof of Staked Authority** consensus algorithm (a mix of share proof and authority proof) makes it much more scalable than Ethereum and enables faster and cheaper transactions. While Ethereum runs around 9 000 nodes/validators (before the software bug back in the end of August 2021), BSC needs only 21 validators. > > It is also worth pointing out that Binance allocated $100 million for projects that launch on BSC. > > **DECENTRALIZATION AT ALL COST?** > > The main argument against BNB is that it is centralized. And it’s impossible to deny the fact that BNB indeed is centralized compared to Ethereum and many other projects. But every stick has two ends. This is what Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO, has to say about (de)centralization: > > [Many people think of decentralization as absolute; you are either decentralized or not. I think that in reality, there is a gradient scale from centralization to decentralized. Often, a better question is: how decentralized should we (exchanges, societies) be, now and in the future? If decentralization simply increases freedom but decreases security and ease-of-use, there is a point where it becomes a net negative, and may not be worth it.](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/from-cz/cz-on-centralization-vs-decentralization-301982828007075840) > > If decentralization is also about freedom of choice, then maybe being able to choose a centralized blockchain(s) should be accepted. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Additional sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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Fact. Doge is a COIN running on it's own network. Shib is a TOKEN that runs on ETH which runs on mega inflated prices for transaction fees.

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#Binance Coin Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og2b3t/comment/he59nit/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 07.10.2021 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Cons > > **BNB is centralized** > > The biggest downside of BNB is that it goes against the core principle of cryptocurrency – it’s not decentralized. BNB network is secured by **only 21 nodes/validators** when for example ETH has around 9 000 nodes/validators. > > But that’s not all. In order to become a validator, one must own 10 000 BNB coins. Since April 2021, the price of BNB fluctuates mostly between $300-$400. That means a validator-to-be has to invest more than $3 million. Validators also need cutting-edge hardware and very good internet connection but this shouldn’t pose a problem for someone who has more than $3 million dollars. > > Also worth pointing out is the fact that **more than 80% of BNB is either owned or custodied by Binance** and top 100 wallets hold more than 70% of BNB (compare to around 40% for ETH or 16% for BTC). > > ​ > > **The future of BNB depends on Binance** > > BNB is not only centralized but it also depends heavily on the success of Binance. If Binance was to become less popular, BNB will most probably be also affected. Lately, Binance is having regulatory problems in several countries, most notably in the US, the UK, Japan and Thailand. > > Binance is also under constant threat of being a victim of hackers. In May 2018, it was hacked and 7 000 Bitcoins were stolen. Any Binance security breach is sure to affect the price and future of BNB. > > ​ > > **Regulatory scrutiny and ongoing investigations against Binance** > > Regulators in many countries decided to warn against trading on Binance, banned it from certain activities (e.g. derivatives) or even banned it completely. Some of the banks have blocked their customers from making payments to and from Binance. > > In May 2021, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service informed that Binance Holdings is **under investigation for money-laundering and tax evasion**. > > It is also probed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over concerns that its employees exploited access to data on millions of transactions (market manipulation and insider trading). > > ​ > > **Binance Smart Chain – blockchain of copycats and scammers?** > > BSC is a copy of Ethereum and as such it’s also full of projects that copy ETH projects. BSC’s Pancakeswap copied ETH's Uniswap, Alpaca Finance copied Yearn Finance, yieldwatch copied Zapper and so on. And then there are copies of those copies. **BSC doesn’t offer too many original and innovative projects.** > > BSC is also very popular among “developers” (read: scammers) whose only intention is to get rich quick. It’s hard to keep up with how many BSC projects got “hacked” (read: rug pulled) and the chain is only one year old. > > This slowly makes more and more people skeptical about BSC. > > ​ > > **Rules can change at any time** > > Binance can change their policy at any time. Take for example the discount users get when paying for transactions with BNB. According to the whitepaper, the discount was to be halved every year but in 2019 Binance decided it wants to keep the discount at 25% and resigned from further halvings. This is of course positive for users but **nothing stops Binance from making less positive changes** in the future. > > (I also found information that Binance has changed the rule regarding quarterly burns in their whitepaper v2 but I couldn’t verify it as whitepaper v2 is nowhere to be found.) > > ​ > > **Ethereum 2.0 and other competitors** > > Successful upgrade of the Ethereum network might make BSC less attractive. When Ethereum has competitive transaction fees, the main advantage of BSC will be gone. If most developers work on Ethereum now, despite ridiculously high fees, **BNB may suffer a serious hit** when those fees are finally lowered. > > And there are more rivals on the horizon. Recently, Cardano successfully launched their smart contracts. Solana is becoming popular. There is also Polkadot, Avalanche, Algorand, Terra… The competition is growing and a centralized project like BNB might not survive in a decentralized world of cryptocurrencies. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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#Binance Coin Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og29w6/comment/he4x6yb/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 15.06.2022 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Pros > > **IT IS BACKED BY BINANCE** > > Binance Coin is maintained by Binance, a cryptocurrency giant. Binance is currently the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. Its transaction volume is [roughly 6 times higher](https://www.statista.com/statistics/864738/leading-cryptocurrency-exchanges-traders/) on average than that of Coinbase. Binance makes sure that BNB finds more and more utility within their ecosystem. > > Backing of such a massive company should give investors a lot of confidence even though Binance is lately under an intensified regulatory scrutiny. But the company declares that it is doing its best to comply with all the regulations. They're working on a stricter KYC and they’re also expanding the legal and compliance teams by hiring many experts in the field. > > The co-operation between Binance and regulators was demonstrated when the exchange [limited its services for people from Russia](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/4887e569afdf4b1e89e024371d3a49b9). > > **IT GIVES YOU DISCOUNTS ON BINANCE** > > One of the reasons why Binance is so popular is the fact that their [transaction fees are among the lowest](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311). Users pay just 0.1% for most popular types of trades, whereas on e.g. Coinbase (Pro) it’s 5 times more – [0.5%](https://help.coinbase.com/en/pro/trading-and-funding/trading-rules-and-fees/fees). One of the benefits of BNB is making those fees even lower – by as much as 25%. **Using BNB to pay for transaction fees can save you up to 1/4 of your money** on transactions. It’s a big incentive to hold some BNB. > > **IT IS DEFLATIONARY** > > In 2021, Binance implemented two important changes to BNB burning mechanism. > > First, [Bruno Upgrade v1.1.5](https://www.binance.org/en/blog/binance-smart-chain-bruno-upgrade-v1-1-5/) took place on 30 November. It introduced real-time burning mechanism. It is similar to [ETH London Upgrade](https://medium.com/@eric.conner/fixing-the-ethereum-fee-market-eip-1559-9109f1c1814b) \- some of the gas fee collected by validators is burned. As of 15 June 2022, [more than 90 000 BNB were burned](https://twitter.com/BurnBNB). > > Furthermore, on 23 December 2021, Binance announced and implemented **BNB** **Auto-Burn** protocol. It replaces quarterly burns which were based on the profits Binance made (they committed 20% of their profit to buy back BNB and then burn it. There were [17 quarterly burns](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/ecosystem/17th-bnb-burn-%7C-quarterly-highlights-and-insights-from-cz-421499824684902908)). Now, the process is automated, which makes it more transparent and predictable. The core idea has not been changed, however, the process will stop when the number of BNB coins in circulation is lower than 100 million. > > **MANY TRADING PAIRS, STAKING, FARMING AND OTHER USES** > > As an official coin of Binance, BNB also offers a **multitude of trading pairs**. All transactions made with BNB are lightning **fast and secure** since it’s based on one of the most secure blockchains – Ethereum. > > There are also many options of **staking** BNB on Binance for a very good APY or participating in **Launchpools** (farming new tokens) and **Launchpads** (Initial Exchange Offerings (IEO) - buying new tokens). > > BNB is **accepted by some service providers**, e.g. HTC, trip.io, travala.com, BitTorrent or PureVPN. > > Last but not least, BNB can be used to convert “leftovers”. Very often when you sell a coin, a very small amount of it is left in your wallet. On Binance, you can **convert small amounts of coins** (called “dust”) into BNB. > > **TWO BLOCKCHAINS THAT WORK SIMULTANEOUSLY** > > BNB operates on two chains, the above mentioned **Binance Chain** and **Binance Smart Chain** (BSC) which was launched in September 2020. While Binance Chain is responsible for transactions made on Binance DEX, BSC was designed specifically for smart contracts, DeFi and dApps. It quickly became **one of the biggest blockchains**. It is compatible with Ethereum allowing other projects to transfer easily from ETH to BSC and escape high gas fees on ETH. > > This dual blockchain approach combined with the **Proof of Staked Authority** consensus algorithm (a mix of share proof and authority proof) makes it much more scalable than Ethereum and enables faster and cheaper transactions. While Ethereum runs around 9 000 nodes/validators (before the software bug back in the end of August 2021), BSC needs only 21 validators. > > It is also worth pointing out that Binance allocated $100 million for projects that launch on BSC. > > **DECENTRALIZATION AT ALL COST?** > > The main argument against BNB is that it is centralized. And it’s impossible to deny the fact that BNB indeed is centralized compared to Ethereum and many other projects. But every stick has two ends. This is what Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO, has to say about (de)centralization: > > [Many people think of decentralization as absolute; you are either decentralized or not. I think that in reality, there is a gradient scale from centralization to decentralized. Often, a better question is: how decentralized should we (exchanges, societies) be, now and in the future? If decentralization simply increases freedom but decreases security and ease-of-use, there is a point where it becomes a net negative, and may not be worth it.](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/from-cz/cz-on-centralization-vs-decentralization-301982828007075840) > > If decentralization is also about freedom of choice, then maybe being able to choose a centralized blockchain(s) should be accepted. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Additional sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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#Binance Coin Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og2b3t/comment/he59nit/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 07.10.2021 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Cons > > **BNB is centralized** > > The biggest downside of BNB is that it goes against the core principle of cryptocurrency – it’s not decentralized. BNB network is secured by **only 21 nodes/validators** when for example ETH has around 9 000 nodes/validators. > > But that’s not all. In order to become a validator, one must own 10 000 BNB coins. Since April 2021, the price of BNB fluctuates mostly between $300-$400. That means a validator-to-be has to invest more than $3 million. Validators also need cutting-edge hardware and very good internet connection but this shouldn’t pose a problem for someone who has more than $3 million dollars. > > Also worth pointing out is the fact that **more than 80% of BNB is either owned or custodied by Binance** and top 100 wallets hold more than 70% of BNB (compare to around 40% for ETH or 16% for BTC). > > ​ > > **The future of BNB depends on Binance** > > BNB is not only centralized but it also depends heavily on the success of Binance. If Binance was to become less popular, BNB will most probably be also affected. Lately, Binance is having regulatory problems in several countries, most notably in the US, the UK, Japan and Thailand. > > Binance is also under constant threat of being a victim of hackers. In May 2018, it was hacked and 7 000 Bitcoins were stolen. Any Binance security breach is sure to affect the price and future of BNB. > > ​ > > **Regulatory scrutiny and ongoing investigations against Binance** > > Regulators in many countries decided to warn against trading on Binance, banned it from certain activities (e.g. derivatives) or even banned it completely. Some of the banks have blocked their customers from making payments to and from Binance. > > In May 2021, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service informed that Binance Holdings is **under investigation for money-laundering and tax evasion**. > > It is also probed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over concerns that its employees exploited access to data on millions of transactions (market manipulation and insider trading). > > ​ > > **Binance Smart Chain – blockchain of copycats and scammers?** > > BSC is a copy of Ethereum and as such it’s also full of projects that copy ETH projects. BSC’s Pancakeswap copied ETH's Uniswap, Alpaca Finance copied Yearn Finance, yieldwatch copied Zapper and so on. And then there are copies of those copies. **BSC doesn’t offer too many original and innovative projects.** > > BSC is also very popular among “developers” (read: scammers) whose only intention is to get rich quick. It’s hard to keep up with how many BSC projects got “hacked” (read: rug pulled) and the chain is only one year old. > > This slowly makes more and more people skeptical about BSC. > > ​ > > **Rules can change at any time** > > Binance can change their policy at any time. Take for example the discount users get when paying for transactions with BNB. According to the whitepaper, the discount was to be halved every year but in 2019 Binance decided it wants to keep the discount at 25% and resigned from further halvings. This is of course positive for users but **nothing stops Binance from making less positive changes** in the future. > > (I also found information that Binance has changed the rule regarding quarterly burns in their whitepaper v2 but I couldn’t verify it as whitepaper v2 is nowhere to be found.) > > ​ > > **Ethereum 2.0 and other competitors** > > Successful upgrade of the Ethereum network might make BSC less attractive. When Ethereum has competitive transaction fees, the main advantage of BSC will be gone. If most developers work on Ethereum now, despite ridiculously high fees, **BNB may suffer a serious hit** when those fees are finally lowered. > > And there are more rivals on the horizon. Recently, Cardano successfully launched their smart contracts. Solana is becoming popular. There is also Polkadot, Avalanche, Algorand, Terra… The competition is growing and a centralized project like BNB might not survive in a decentralized world of cryptocurrencies. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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#Binance Coin Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og29w6/comment/he4x6yb/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 15.06.2022 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Pros > > **IT IS BACKED BY BINANCE** > > Binance Coin is maintained by Binance, a cryptocurrency giant. Binance is currently the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. Its transaction volume is [roughly 6 times higher](https://www.statista.com/statistics/864738/leading-cryptocurrency-exchanges-traders/) on average than that of Coinbase. Binance makes sure that BNB finds more and more utility within their ecosystem. > > Backing of such a massive company should give investors a lot of confidence even though Binance is lately under an intensified regulatory scrutiny. But the company declares that it is doing its best to comply with all the regulations. They're working on a stricter KYC and they’re also expanding the legal and compliance teams by hiring many experts in the field. > > The co-operation between Binance and regulators was demonstrated when the exchange [limited its services for people from Russia](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/4887e569afdf4b1e89e024371d3a49b9). > > **IT GIVES YOU DISCOUNTS ON BINANCE** > > One of the reasons why Binance is so popular is the fact that their [transaction fees are among the lowest](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311). Users pay just 0.1% for most popular types of trades, whereas on e.g. Coinbase (Pro) it’s 5 times more – [0.5%](https://help.coinbase.com/en/pro/trading-and-funding/trading-rules-and-fees/fees). One of the benefits of BNB is making those fees even lower – by as much as 25%. **Using BNB to pay for transaction fees can save you up to 1/4 of your money** on transactions. It’s a big incentive to hold some BNB. > > **IT IS DEFLATIONARY** > > In 2021, Binance implemented two important changes to BNB burning mechanism. > > First, [Bruno Upgrade v1.1.5](https://www.binance.org/en/blog/binance-smart-chain-bruno-upgrade-v1-1-5/) took place on 30 November. It introduced real-time burning mechanism. It is similar to [ETH London Upgrade](https://medium.com/@eric.conner/fixing-the-ethereum-fee-market-eip-1559-9109f1c1814b) \- some of the gas fee collected by validators is burned. As of 15 June 2022, [more than 90 000 BNB were burned](https://twitter.com/BurnBNB). > > Furthermore, on 23 December 2021, Binance announced and implemented **BNB** **Auto-Burn** protocol. It replaces quarterly burns which were based on the profits Binance made (they committed 20% of their profit to buy back BNB and then burn it. There were [17 quarterly burns](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/ecosystem/17th-bnb-burn-%7C-quarterly-highlights-and-insights-from-cz-421499824684902908)). Now, the process is automated, which makes it more transparent and predictable. The core idea has not been changed, however, the process will stop when the number of BNB coins in circulation is lower than 100 million. > > **MANY TRADING PAIRS, STAKING, FARMING AND OTHER USES** > > As an official coin of Binance, BNB also offers a **multitude of trading pairs**. All transactions made with BNB are lightning **fast and secure** since it’s based on one of the most secure blockchains – Ethereum. > > There are also many options of **staking** BNB on Binance for a very good APY or participating in **Launchpools** (farming new tokens) and **Launchpads** (Initial Exchange Offerings (IEO) - buying new tokens). > > BNB is **accepted by some service providers**, e.g. HTC, trip.io, travala.com, BitTorrent or PureVPN. > > Last but not least, BNB can be used to convert “leftovers”. Very often when you sell a coin, a very small amount of it is left in your wallet. On Binance, you can **convert small amounts of coins** (called “dust”) into BNB. > > **TWO BLOCKCHAINS THAT WORK SIMULTANEOUSLY** > > BNB operates on two chains, the above mentioned **Binance Chain** and **Binance Smart Chain** (BSC) which was launched in September 2020. While Binance Chain is responsible for transactions made on Binance DEX, BSC was designed specifically for smart contracts, DeFi and dApps. It quickly became **one of the biggest blockchains**. It is compatible with Ethereum allowing other projects to transfer easily from ETH to BSC and escape high gas fees on ETH. > > This dual blockchain approach combined with the **Proof of Staked Authority** consensus algorithm (a mix of share proof and authority proof) makes it much more scalable than Ethereum and enables faster and cheaper transactions. While Ethereum runs around 9 000 nodes/validators (before the software bug back in the end of August 2021), BSC needs only 21 validators. > > It is also worth pointing out that Binance allocated $100 million for projects that launch on BSC. > > **DECENTRALIZATION AT ALL COST?** > > The main argument against BNB is that it is centralized. And it’s impossible to deny the fact that BNB indeed is centralized compared to Ethereum and many other projects. But every stick has two ends. This is what Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO, has to say about (de)centralization: > > [Many people think of decentralization as absolute; you are either decentralized or not. I think that in reality, there is a gradient scale from centralization to decentralized. Often, a better question is: how decentralized should we (exchanges, societies) be, now and in the future? If decentralization simply increases freedom but decreases security and ease-of-use, there is a point where it becomes a net negative, and may not be worth it.](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/from-cz/cz-on-centralization-vs-decentralization-301982828007075840) > > If decentralization is also about freedom of choice, then maybe being able to choose a centralized blockchain(s) should be accepted. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Additional sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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#Binance Coin Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og29w6/comment/he4x6yb/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 15.06.2022 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Pros > > **IT IS BACKED BY BINANCE** > > Binance Coin is maintained by Binance, a cryptocurrency giant. Binance is currently the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. Its transaction volume is [roughly 6 times higher](https://www.statista.com/statistics/864738/leading-cryptocurrency-exchanges-traders/) on average than that of Coinbase. Binance makes sure that BNB finds more and more utility within their ecosystem. > > Backing of such a massive company should give investors a lot of confidence even though Binance is lately under an intensified regulatory scrutiny. But the company declares that it is doing its best to comply with all the regulations. They're working on a stricter KYC and they’re also expanding the legal and compliance teams by hiring many experts in the field. > > The co-operation between Binance and regulators was demonstrated when the exchange [limited its services for people from Russia](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/4887e569afdf4b1e89e024371d3a49b9). > > **IT GIVES YOU DISCOUNTS ON BINANCE** > > One of the reasons why Binance is so popular is the fact that their [transaction fees are among the lowest](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311). Users pay just 0.1% for most popular types of trades, whereas on e.g. Coinbase (Pro) it’s 5 times more – [0.5%](https://help.coinbase.com/en/pro/trading-and-funding/trading-rules-and-fees/fees). One of the benefits of BNB is making those fees even lower – by as much as 25%. **Using BNB to pay for transaction fees can save you up to 1/4 of your money** on transactions. It’s a big incentive to hold some BNB. > > **IT IS DEFLATIONARY** > > In 2021, Binance implemented two important changes to BNB burning mechanism. > > First, [Bruno Upgrade v1.1.5](https://www.binance.org/en/blog/binance-smart-chain-bruno-upgrade-v1-1-5/) took place on 30 November. It introduced real-time burning mechanism. It is similar to [ETH London Upgrade](https://medium.com/@eric.conner/fixing-the-ethereum-fee-market-eip-1559-9109f1c1814b) \- some of the gas fee collected by validators is burned. As of 15 June 2022, [more than 90 000 BNB were burned](https://twitter.com/BurnBNB). > > Furthermore, on 23 December 2021, Binance announced and implemented **BNB** **Auto-Burn** protocol. It replaces quarterly burns which were based on the profits Binance made (they committed 20% of their profit to buy back BNB and then burn it. There were [17 quarterly burns](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/ecosystem/17th-bnb-burn-%7C-quarterly-highlights-and-insights-from-cz-421499824684902908)). Now, the process is automated, which makes it more transparent and predictable. The core idea has not been changed, however, the process will stop when the number of BNB coins in circulation is lower than 100 million. > > **MANY TRADING PAIRS, STAKING, FARMING AND OTHER USES** > > As an official coin of Binance, BNB also offers a **multitude of trading pairs**. All transactions made with BNB are lightning **fast and secure** since it’s based on one of the most secure blockchains – Ethereum. > > There are also many options of **staking** BNB on Binance for a very good APY or participating in **Launchpools** (farming new tokens) and **Launchpads** (Initial Exchange Offerings (IEO) - buying new tokens). > > BNB is **accepted by some service providers**, e.g. HTC, trip.io, travala.com, BitTorrent or PureVPN. > > Last but not least, BNB can be used to convert “leftovers”. Very often when you sell a coin, a very small amount of it is left in your wallet. On Binance, you can **convert small amounts of coins** (called “dust”) into BNB. > > **TWO BLOCKCHAINS THAT WORK SIMULTANEOUSLY** > > BNB operates on two chains, the above mentioned **Binance Chain** and **Binance Smart Chain** (BSC) which was launched in September 2020. While Binance Chain is responsible for transactions made on Binance DEX, BSC was designed specifically for smart contracts, DeFi and dApps. It quickly became **one of the biggest blockchains**. It is compatible with Ethereum allowing other projects to transfer easily from ETH to BSC and escape high gas fees on ETH. > > This dual blockchain approach combined with the **Proof of Staked Authority** consensus algorithm (a mix of share proof and authority proof) makes it much more scalable than Ethereum and enables faster and cheaper transactions. While Ethereum runs around 9 000 nodes/validators (before the software bug back in the end of August 2021), BSC needs only 21 validators. > > It is also worth pointing out that Binance allocated $100 million for projects that launch on BSC. > > **DECENTRALIZATION AT ALL COST?** > > The main argument against BNB is that it is centralized. And it’s impossible to deny the fact that BNB indeed is centralized compared to Ethereum and many other projects. But every stick has two ends. This is what Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO, has to say about (de)centralization: > > [Many people think of decentralization as absolute; you are either decentralized or not. I think that in reality, there is a gradient scale from centralization to decentralized. Often, a better question is: how decentralized should we (exchanges, societies) be, now and in the future? If decentralization simply increases freedom but decreases security and ease-of-use, there is a point where it becomes a net negative, and may not be worth it.](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/from-cz/cz-on-centralization-vs-decentralization-301982828007075840) > > If decentralization is also about freedom of choice, then maybe being able to choose a centralized blockchain(s) should be accepted. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Additional sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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#Binance Coin Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og29w6/comment/he4x6yb/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 15.06.2022 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Pros > > **IT IS BACKED BY BINANCE** > > Binance Coin is maintained by Binance, a cryptocurrency giant. Binance is currently the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. Its transaction volume is [roughly 6 times higher](https://www.statista.com/statistics/864738/leading-cryptocurrency-exchanges-traders/) on average than that of Coinbase. Binance makes sure that BNB finds more and more utility within their ecosystem. > > Backing of such a massive company should give investors a lot of confidence even though Binance is lately under an intensified regulatory scrutiny. But the company declares that it is doing its best to comply with all the regulations. They're working on a stricter KYC and they’re also expanding the legal and compliance teams by hiring many experts in the field. > > The co-operation between Binance and regulators was demonstrated when the exchange [limited its services for people from Russia](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/4887e569afdf4b1e89e024371d3a49b9). > > **IT GIVES YOU DISCOUNTS ON BINANCE** > > One of the reasons why Binance is so popular is the fact that their [transaction fees are among the lowest](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311). Users pay just 0.1% for most popular types of trades, whereas on e.g. Coinbase (Pro) it’s 5 times more – [0.5%](https://help.coinbase.com/en/pro/trading-and-funding/trading-rules-and-fees/fees). One of the benefits of BNB is making those fees even lower – by as much as 25%. **Using BNB to pay for transaction fees can save you up to 1/4 of your money** on transactions. It’s a big incentive to hold some BNB. > > **IT IS DEFLATIONARY** > > In 2021, Binance implemented two important changes to BNB burning mechanism. > > First, [Bruno Upgrade v1.1.5](https://www.binance.org/en/blog/binance-smart-chain-bruno-upgrade-v1-1-5/) took place on 30 November. It introduced real-time burning mechanism. It is similar to [ETH London Upgrade](https://medium.com/@eric.conner/fixing-the-ethereum-fee-market-eip-1559-9109f1c1814b) \- some of the gas fee collected by validators is burned. As of 15 June 2022, [more than 90 000 BNB were burned](https://twitter.com/BurnBNB). > > Furthermore, on 23 December 2021, Binance announced and implemented **BNB** **Auto-Burn** protocol. It replaces quarterly burns which were based on the profits Binance made (they committed 20% of their profit to buy back BNB and then burn it. There were [17 quarterly burns](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/ecosystem/17th-bnb-burn-%7C-quarterly-highlights-and-insights-from-cz-421499824684902908)). Now, the process is automated, which makes it more transparent and predictable. The core idea has not been changed, however, the process will stop when the number of BNB coins in circulation is lower than 100 million. > > **MANY TRADING PAIRS, STAKING, FARMING AND OTHER USES** > > As an official coin of Binance, BNB also offers a **multitude of trading pairs**. All transactions made with BNB are lightning **fast and secure** since it’s based on one of the most secure blockchains – Ethereum. > > There are also many options of **staking** BNB on Binance for a very good APY or participating in **Launchpools** (farming new tokens) and **Launchpads** (Initial Exchange Offerings (IEO) - buying new tokens). > > BNB is **accepted by some service providers**, e.g. HTC, trip.io, travala.com, BitTorrent or PureVPN. > > Last but not least, BNB can be used to convert “leftovers”. Very often when you sell a coin, a very small amount of it is left in your wallet. On Binance, you can **convert small amounts of coins** (called “dust”) into BNB. > > **TWO BLOCKCHAINS THAT WORK SIMULTANEOUSLY** > > BNB operates on two chains, the above mentioned **Binance Chain** and **Binance Smart Chain** (BSC) which was launched in September 2020. While Binance Chain is responsible for transactions made on Binance DEX, BSC was designed specifically for smart contracts, DeFi and dApps. It quickly became **one of the biggest blockchains**. It is compatible with Ethereum allowing other projects to transfer easily from ETH to BSC and escape high gas fees on ETH. > > This dual blockchain approach combined with the **Proof of Staked Authority** consensus algorithm (a mix of share proof and authority proof) makes it much more scalable than Ethereum and enables faster and cheaper transactions. While Ethereum runs around 9 000 nodes/validators (before the software bug back in the end of August 2021), BSC needs only 21 validators. > > It is also worth pointing out that Binance allocated $100 million for projects that launch on BSC. > > **DECENTRALIZATION AT ALL COST?** > > The main argument against BNB is that it is centralized. And it’s impossible to deny the fact that BNB indeed is centralized compared to Ethereum and many other projects. But every stick has two ends. This is what Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO, has to say about (de)centralization: > > [Many people think of decentralization as absolute; you are either decentralized or not. I think that in reality, there is a gradient scale from centralization to decentralized. Often, a better question is: how decentralized should we (exchanges, societies) be, now and in the future? If decentralization simply increases freedom but decreases security and ease-of-use, there is a point where it becomes a net negative, and may not be worth it.](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/from-cz/cz-on-centralization-vs-decentralization-301982828007075840) > > If decentralization is also about freedom of choice, then maybe being able to choose a centralized blockchain(s) should be accepted. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Additional sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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#Binance Coin Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og2b3t/comment/he59nit/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 07.10.2021 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Cons > > **BNB is centralized** > > The biggest downside of BNB is that it goes against the core principle of cryptocurrency – it’s not decentralized. BNB network is secured by **only 21 nodes/validators** when for example ETH has around 9 000 nodes/validators. > > But that’s not all. In order to become a validator, one must own 10 000 BNB coins. Since April 2021, the price of BNB fluctuates mostly between $300-$400. That means a validator-to-be has to invest more than $3 million. Validators also need cutting-edge hardware and very good internet connection but this shouldn’t pose a problem for someone who has more than $3 million dollars. > > Also worth pointing out is the fact that **more than 80% of BNB is either owned or custodied by Binance** and top 100 wallets hold more than 70% of BNB (compare to around 40% for ETH or 16% for BTC). > > ​ > > **The future of BNB depends on Binance** > > BNB is not only centralized but it also depends heavily on the success of Binance. If Binance was to become less popular, BNB will most probably be also affected. Lately, Binance is having regulatory problems in several countries, most notably in the US, the UK, Japan and Thailand. > > Binance is also under constant threat of being a victim of hackers. In May 2018, it was hacked and 7 000 Bitcoins were stolen. Any Binance security breach is sure to affect the price and future of BNB. > > ​ > > **Regulatory scrutiny and ongoing investigations against Binance** > > Regulators in many countries decided to warn against trading on Binance, banned it from certain activities (e.g. derivatives) or even banned it completely. Some of the banks have blocked their customers from making payments to and from Binance. > > In May 2021, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service informed that Binance Holdings is **under investigation for money-laundering and tax evasion**. > > It is also probed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over concerns that its employees exploited access to data on millions of transactions (market manipulation and insider trading). > > ​ > > **Binance Smart Chain – blockchain of copycats and scammers?** > > BSC is a copy of Ethereum and as such it’s also full of projects that copy ETH projects. BSC’s Pancakeswap copied ETH's Uniswap, Alpaca Finance copied Yearn Finance, yieldwatch copied Zapper and so on. And then there are copies of those copies. **BSC doesn’t offer too many original and innovative projects.** > > BSC is also very popular among “developers” (read: scammers) whose only intention is to get rich quick. It’s hard to keep up with how many BSC projects got “hacked” (read: rug pulled) and the chain is only one year old. > > This slowly makes more and more people skeptical about BSC. > > ​ > > **Rules can change at any time** > > Binance can change their policy at any time. Take for example the discount users get when paying for transactions with BNB. According to the whitepaper, the discount was to be halved every year but in 2019 Binance decided it wants to keep the discount at 25% and resigned from further halvings. This is of course positive for users but **nothing stops Binance from making less positive changes** in the future. > > (I also found information that Binance has changed the rule regarding quarterly burns in their whitepaper v2 but I couldn’t verify it as whitepaper v2 is nowhere to be found.) > > ​ > > **Ethereum 2.0 and other competitors** > > Successful upgrade of the Ethereum network might make BSC less attractive. When Ethereum has competitive transaction fees, the main advantage of BSC will be gone. If most developers work on Ethereum now, despite ridiculously high fees, **BNB may suffer a serious hit** when those fees are finally lowered. > > And there are more rivals on the horizon. Recently, Cardano successfully launched their smart contracts. Solana is becoming popular. There is also Polkadot, Avalanche, Algorand, Terra… The competition is growing and a centralized project like BNB might not survive in a decentralized world of cryptocurrencies. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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#Binance Coin Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og29w6/comment/he4x6yb/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 15.06.2022 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Pros > > **IT IS BACKED BY BINANCE** > > Binance Coin is maintained by Binance, a cryptocurrency giant. Binance is currently the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. Its transaction volume is [roughly 6 times higher](https://www.statista.com/statistics/864738/leading-cryptocurrency-exchanges-traders/) on average than that of Coinbase. Binance makes sure that BNB finds more and more utility within their ecosystem. > > Backing of such a massive company should give investors a lot of confidence even though Binance is lately under an intensified regulatory scrutiny. But the company declares that it is doing its best to comply with all the regulations. They're working on a stricter KYC and they’re also expanding the legal and compliance teams by hiring many experts in the field. > > The co-operation between Binance and regulators was demonstrated when the exchange [limited its services for people from Russia](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/4887e569afdf4b1e89e024371d3a49b9). > > **IT GIVES YOU DISCOUNTS ON BINANCE** > > One of the reasons why Binance is so popular is the fact that their [transaction fees are among the lowest](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311). Users pay just 0.1% for most popular types of trades, whereas on e.g. Coinbase (Pro) it’s 5 times more – [0.5%](https://help.coinbase.com/en/pro/trading-and-funding/trading-rules-and-fees/fees). One of the benefits of BNB is making those fees even lower – by as much as 25%. **Using BNB to pay for transaction fees can save you up to 1/4 of your money** on transactions. It’s a big incentive to hold some BNB. > > **IT IS DEFLATIONARY** > > In 2021, Binance implemented two important changes to BNB burning mechanism. > > First, [Bruno Upgrade v1.1.5](https://www.binance.org/en/blog/binance-smart-chain-bruno-upgrade-v1-1-5/) took place on 30 November. It introduced real-time burning mechanism. It is similar to [ETH London Upgrade](https://medium.com/@eric.conner/fixing-the-ethereum-fee-market-eip-1559-9109f1c1814b) \- some of the gas fee collected by validators is burned. As of 15 June 2022, [more than 90 000 BNB were burned](https://twitter.com/BurnBNB). > > Furthermore, on 23 December 2021, Binance announced and implemented **BNB** **Auto-Burn** protocol. It replaces quarterly burns which were based on the profits Binance made (they committed 20% of their profit to buy back BNB and then burn it. There were [17 quarterly burns](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/ecosystem/17th-bnb-burn-%7C-quarterly-highlights-and-insights-from-cz-421499824684902908)). Now, the process is automated, which makes it more transparent and predictable. The core idea has not been changed, however, the process will stop when the number of BNB coins in circulation is lower than 100 million. > > **MANY TRADING PAIRS, STAKING, FARMING AND OTHER USES** > > As an official coin of Binance, BNB also offers a **multitude of trading pairs**. All transactions made with BNB are lightning **fast and secure** since it’s based on one of the most secure blockchains – Ethereum. > > There are also many options of **staking** BNB on Binance for a very good APY or participating in **Launchpools** (farming new tokens) and **Launchpads** (Initial Exchange Offerings (IEO) - buying new tokens). > > BNB is **accepted by some service providers**, e.g. HTC, trip.io, travala.com, BitTorrent or PureVPN. > > Last but not least, BNB can be used to convert “leftovers”. Very often when you sell a coin, a very small amount of it is left in your wallet. On Binance, you can **convert small amounts of coins** (called “dust”) into BNB. > > **TWO BLOCKCHAINS THAT WORK SIMULTANEOUSLY** > > BNB operates on two chains, the above mentioned **Binance Chain** and **Binance Smart Chain** (BSC) which was launched in September 2020. While Binance Chain is responsible for transactions made on Binance DEX, BSC was designed specifically for smart contracts, DeFi and dApps. It quickly became **one of the biggest blockchains**. It is compatible with Ethereum allowing other projects to transfer easily from ETH to BSC and escape high gas fees on ETH. > > This dual blockchain approach combined with the **Proof of Staked Authority** consensus algorithm (a mix of share proof and authority proof) makes it much more scalable than Ethereum and enables faster and cheaper transactions. While Ethereum runs around 9 000 nodes/validators (before the software bug back in the end of August 2021), BSC needs only 21 validators. > > It is also worth pointing out that Binance allocated $100 million for projects that launch on BSC. > > **DECENTRALIZATION AT ALL COST?** > > The main argument against BNB is that it is centralized. And it’s impossible to deny the fact that BNB indeed is centralized compared to Ethereum and many other projects. But every stick has two ends. This is what Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO, has to say about (de)centralization: > > [Many people think of decentralization as absolute; you are either decentralized or not. I think that in reality, there is a gradient scale from centralization to decentralized. Often, a better question is: how decentralized should we (exchanges, societies) be, now and in the future? If decentralization simply increases freedom but decreases security and ease-of-use, there is a point where it becomes a net negative, and may not be worth it.](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/from-cz/cz-on-centralization-vs-decentralization-301982828007075840) > > If decentralization is also about freedom of choice, then maybe being able to choose a centralized blockchain(s) should be accepted. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Additional sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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Most luck I have had are crypto rewards for playing regular non crypto games. The COIN app with xyo gives rewards for completing a certain level on different phone games, and I have made ~$50 in a month. Not too bad.

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#Binance Coin Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og2b3t/comment/he59nit/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 07.10.2021 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Cons > > **BNB is centralized** > > The biggest downside of BNB is that it goes against the core principle of cryptocurrency – it’s not decentralized. BNB network is secured by **only 21 nodes/validators** when for example ETH has around 9 000 nodes/validators. > > But that’s not all. In order to become a validator, one must own 10 000 BNB coins. Since April 2021, the price of BNB fluctuates mostly between $300-$400. That means a validator-to-be has to invest more than $3 million. Validators also need cutting-edge hardware and very good internet connection but this shouldn’t pose a problem for someone who has more than $3 million dollars. > > Also worth pointing out is the fact that **more than 80% of BNB is either owned or custodied by Binance** and top 100 wallets hold more than 70% of BNB (compare to around 40% for ETH or 16% for BTC). > > ​ > > **The future of BNB depends on Binance** > > BNB is not only centralized but it also depends heavily on the success of Binance. If Binance was to become less popular, BNB will most probably be also affected. Lately, Binance is having regulatory problems in several countries, most notably in the US, the UK, Japan and Thailand. > > Binance is also under constant threat of being a victim of hackers. In May 2018, it was hacked and 7 000 Bitcoins were stolen. Any Binance security breach is sure to affect the price and future of BNB. > > ​ > > **Regulatory scrutiny and ongoing investigations against Binance** > > Regulators in many countries decided to warn against trading on Binance, banned it from certain activities (e.g. derivatives) or even banned it completely. Some of the banks have blocked their customers from making payments to and from Binance. > > In May 2021, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service informed that Binance Holdings is **under investigation for money-laundering and tax evasion**. > > It is also probed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over concerns that its employees exploited access to data on millions of transactions (market manipulation and insider trading). > > ​ > > **Binance Smart Chain – blockchain of copycats and scammers?** > > BSC is a copy of Ethereum and as such it’s also full of projects that copy ETH projects. BSC’s Pancakeswap copied ETH's Uniswap, Alpaca Finance copied Yearn Finance, yieldwatch copied Zapper and so on. And then there are copies of those copies. **BSC doesn’t offer too many original and innovative projects.** > > BSC is also very popular among “developers” (read: scammers) whose only intention is to get rich quick. It’s hard to keep up with how many BSC projects got “hacked” (read: rug pulled) and the chain is only one year old. > > This slowly makes more and more people skeptical about BSC. > > ​ > > **Rules can change at any time** > > Binance can change their policy at any time. Take for example the discount users get when paying for transactions with BNB. According to the whitepaper, the discount was to be halved every year but in 2019 Binance decided it wants to keep the discount at 25% and resigned from further halvings. This is of course positive for users but **nothing stops Binance from making less positive changes** in the future. > > (I also found information that Binance has changed the rule regarding quarterly burns in their whitepaper v2 but I couldn’t verify it as whitepaper v2 is nowhere to be found.) > > ​ > > **Ethereum 2.0 and other competitors** > > Successful upgrade of the Ethereum network might make BSC less attractive. When Ethereum has competitive transaction fees, the main advantage of BSC will be gone. If most developers work on Ethereum now, despite ridiculously high fees, **BNB may suffer a serious hit** when those fees are finally lowered. > > And there are more rivals on the horizon. Recently, Cardano successfully launched their smart contracts. Solana is becoming popular. There is also Polkadot, Avalanche, Algorand, Terra… The competition is growing and a centralized project like BNB might not survive in a decentralized world of cryptocurrencies. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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#Binance Coin Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og29w6/comment/he4x6yb/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 15.06.2022 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Pros > > **IT IS BACKED BY BINANCE** > > Binance Coin is maintained by Binance, a cryptocurrency giant. Binance is currently the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. Its transaction volume is [roughly 6 times higher](https://www.statista.com/statistics/864738/leading-cryptocurrency-exchanges-traders/) on average than that of Coinbase. Binance makes sure that BNB finds more and more utility within their ecosystem. > > Backing of such a massive company should give investors a lot of confidence even though Binance is lately under an intensified regulatory scrutiny. But the company declares that it is doing its best to comply with all the regulations. They're working on a stricter KYC and they’re also expanding the legal and compliance teams by hiring many experts in the field. > > The co-operation between Binance and regulators was demonstrated when the exchange [limited its services for people from Russia](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/4887e569afdf4b1e89e024371d3a49b9). > > **IT GIVES YOU DISCOUNTS ON BINANCE** > > One of the reasons why Binance is so popular is the fact that their [transaction fees are among the lowest](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311). Users pay just 0.1% for most popular types of trades, whereas on e.g. Coinbase (Pro) it’s 5 times more – [0.5%](https://help.coinbase.com/en/pro/trading-and-funding/trading-rules-and-fees/fees). One of the benefits of BNB is making those fees even lower – by as much as 25%. **Using BNB to pay for transaction fees can save you up to 1/4 of your money** on transactions. It’s a big incentive to hold some BNB. > > **IT IS DEFLATIONARY** > > In 2021, Binance implemented two important changes to BNB burning mechanism. > > First, [Bruno Upgrade v1.1.5](https://www.binance.org/en/blog/binance-smart-chain-bruno-upgrade-v1-1-5/) took place on 30 November. It introduced real-time burning mechanism. It is similar to [ETH London Upgrade](https://medium.com/@eric.conner/fixing-the-ethereum-fee-market-eip-1559-9109f1c1814b) \- some of the gas fee collected by validators is burned. As of 15 June 2022, [more than 90 000 BNB were burned](https://twitter.com/BurnBNB). > > Furthermore, on 23 December 2021, Binance announced and implemented **BNB** **Auto-Burn** protocol. It replaces quarterly burns which were based on the profits Binance made (they committed 20% of their profit to buy back BNB and then burn it. There were [17 quarterly burns](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/ecosystem/17th-bnb-burn-%7C-quarterly-highlights-and-insights-from-cz-421499824684902908)). Now, the process is automated, which makes it more transparent and predictable. The core idea has not been changed, however, the process will stop when the number of BNB coins in circulation is lower than 100 million. > > **MANY TRADING PAIRS, STAKING, FARMING AND OTHER USES** > > As an official coin of Binance, BNB also offers a **multitude of trading pairs**. All transactions made with BNB are lightning **fast and secure** since it’s based on one of the most secure blockchains – Ethereum. > > There are also many options of **staking** BNB on Binance for a very good APY or participating in **Launchpools** (farming new tokens) and **Launchpads** (Initial Exchange Offerings (IEO) - buying new tokens). > > BNB is **accepted by some service providers**, e.g. HTC, trip.io, travala.com, BitTorrent or PureVPN. > > Last but not least, BNB can be used to convert “leftovers”. Very often when you sell a coin, a very small amount of it is left in your wallet. On Binance, you can **convert small amounts of coins** (called “dust”) into BNB. > > **TWO BLOCKCHAINS THAT WORK SIMULTANEOUSLY** > > BNB operates on two chains, the above mentioned **Binance Chain** and **Binance Smart Chain** (BSC) which was launched in September 2020. While Binance Chain is responsible for transactions made on Binance DEX, BSC was designed specifically for smart contracts, DeFi and dApps. It quickly became **one of the biggest blockchains**. It is compatible with Ethereum allowing other projects to transfer easily from ETH to BSC and escape high gas fees on ETH. > > This dual blockchain approach combined with the **Proof of Staked Authority** consensus algorithm (a mix of share proof and authority proof) makes it much more scalable than Ethereum and enables faster and cheaper transactions. While Ethereum runs around 9 000 nodes/validators (before the software bug back in the end of August 2021), BSC needs only 21 validators. > > It is also worth pointing out that Binance allocated $100 million for projects that launch on BSC. > > **DECENTRALIZATION AT ALL COST?** > > The main argument against BNB is that it is centralized. And it’s impossible to deny the fact that BNB indeed is centralized compared to Ethereum and many other projects. But every stick has two ends. This is what Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO, has to say about (de)centralization: > > [Many people think of decentralization as absolute; you are either decentralized or not. I think that in reality, there is a gradient scale from centralization to decentralized. Often, a better question is: how decentralized should we (exchanges, societies) be, now and in the future? If decentralization simply increases freedom but decreases security and ease-of-use, there is a point where it becomes a net negative, and may not be worth it.](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/from-cz/cz-on-centralization-vs-decentralization-301982828007075840) > > If decentralization is also about freedom of choice, then maybe being able to choose a centralized blockchain(s) should be accepted. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Additional sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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Im guessing the big boys are going to use the FTX case to say that FTX was selling shit that didnt actually exist, so this makes BTC unsafe blah blah blah. Cant self custody if an idiot like SBF can scam you! We need to protect you! So how do we stop that mentality? How do we say that bitcoin stops currency manipulation? I seriously want to try to argue that exchanges advertising to keep your coins on the exchange are actively engaging in fraud. Theres just no other answer as to why an exchange would want people to not self custody. There is ZERO actual incentive to buy BTC and not self custody it, unless someone is lying about the sale and using some interest gimmick to attract people to deposit BTC to them. I guess what im trying to say is the only reason for an exchange to promote people to not self custody would be to not buy the coin immediately, so that they can use the fiat for other purposes. Why else wouldnt you just fucking use the BTC network and GET THE COIN?! Aggravates me that you can even advertise for people to deposit with you to earn interest.

#Binance Coin Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og29w6/comment/he4x6yb/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 15.06.2022 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Pros > > **IT IS BACKED BY BINANCE** > > Binance Coin is maintained by Binance, a cryptocurrency giant. Binance is currently the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. Its transaction volume is [roughly 6 times higher](https://www.statista.com/statistics/864738/leading-cryptocurrency-exchanges-traders/) on average than that of Coinbase. Binance makes sure that BNB finds more and more utility within their ecosystem. > > Backing of such a massive company should give investors a lot of confidence even though Binance is lately under an intensified regulatory scrutiny. But the company declares that it is doing its best to comply with all the regulations. They're working on a stricter KYC and they’re also expanding the legal and compliance teams by hiring many experts in the field. > > The co-operation between Binance and regulators was demonstrated when the exchange [limited its services for people from Russia](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/4887e569afdf4b1e89e024371d3a49b9). > > **IT GIVES YOU DISCOUNTS ON BINANCE** > > One of the reasons why Binance is so popular is the fact that their [transaction fees are among the lowest](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311). Users pay just 0.1% for most popular types of trades, whereas on e.g. Coinbase (Pro) it’s 5 times more – [0.5%](https://help.coinbase.com/en/pro/trading-and-funding/trading-rules-and-fees/fees). One of the benefits of BNB is making those fees even lower – by as much as 25%. **Using BNB to pay for transaction fees can save you up to 1/4 of your money** on transactions. It’s a big incentive to hold some BNB. > > **IT IS DEFLATIONARY** > > In 2021, Binance implemented two important changes to BNB burning mechanism. > > First, [Bruno Upgrade v1.1.5](https://www.binance.org/en/blog/binance-smart-chain-bruno-upgrade-v1-1-5/) took place on 30 November. It introduced real-time burning mechanism. It is similar to [ETH London Upgrade](https://medium.com/@eric.conner/fixing-the-ethereum-fee-market-eip-1559-9109f1c1814b) \- some of the gas fee collected by validators is burned. As of 15 June 2022, [more than 90 000 BNB were burned](https://twitter.com/BurnBNB). > > Furthermore, on 23 December 2021, Binance announced and implemented **BNB** **Auto-Burn** protocol. It replaces quarterly burns which were based on the profits Binance made (they committed 20% of their profit to buy back BNB and then burn it. There were [17 quarterly burns](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/ecosystem/17th-bnb-burn-%7C-quarterly-highlights-and-insights-from-cz-421499824684902908)). Now, the process is automated, which makes it more transparent and predictable. The core idea has not been changed, however, the process will stop when the number of BNB coins in circulation is lower than 100 million. > > **MANY TRADING PAIRS, STAKING, FARMING AND OTHER USES** > > As an official coin of Binance, BNB also offers a **multitude of trading pairs**. All transactions made with BNB are lightning **fast and secure** since it’s based on one of the most secure blockchains – Ethereum. > > There are also many options of **staking** BNB on Binance for a very good APY or participating in **Launchpools** (farming new tokens) and **Launchpads** (Initial Exchange Offerings (IEO) - buying new tokens). > > BNB is **accepted by some service providers**, e.g. HTC, trip.io, travala.com, BitTorrent or PureVPN. > > Last but not least, BNB can be used to convert “leftovers”. Very often when you sell a coin, a very small amount of it is left in your wallet. On Binance, you can **convert small amounts of coins** (called “dust”) into BNB. > > **TWO BLOCKCHAINS THAT WORK SIMULTANEOUSLY** > > BNB operates on two chains, the above mentioned **Binance Chain** and **Binance Smart Chain** (BSC) which was launched in September 2020. While Binance Chain is responsible for transactions made on Binance DEX, BSC was designed specifically for smart contracts, DeFi and dApps. It quickly became **one of the biggest blockchains**. It is compatible with Ethereum allowing other projects to transfer easily from ETH to BSC and escape high gas fees on ETH. > > This dual blockchain approach combined with the **Proof of Staked Authority** consensus algorithm (a mix of share proof and authority proof) makes it much more scalable than Ethereum and enables faster and cheaper transactions. While Ethereum runs around 9 000 nodes/validators (before the software bug back in the end of August 2021), BSC needs only 21 validators. > > It is also worth pointing out that Binance allocated $100 million for projects that launch on BSC. > > **DECENTRALIZATION AT ALL COST?** > > The main argument against BNB is that it is centralized. And it’s impossible to deny the fact that BNB indeed is centralized compared to Ethereum and many other projects. But every stick has two ends. This is what Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO, has to say about (de)centralization: > > [Many people think of decentralization as absolute; you are either decentralized or not. I think that in reality, there is a gradient scale from centralization to decentralized. Often, a better question is: how decentralized should we (exchanges, societies) be, now and in the future? If decentralization simply increases freedom but decreases security and ease-of-use, there is a point where it becomes a net negative, and may not be worth it.](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/from-cz/cz-on-centralization-vs-decentralization-301982828007075840) > > If decentralization is also about freedom of choice, then maybe being able to choose a centralized blockchain(s) should be accepted. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Additional sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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#Binance Coin Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og29w6/comment/he4x6yb/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 15.06.2022 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Pros > > **IT IS BACKED BY BINANCE** > > Binance Coin is maintained by Binance, a cryptocurrency giant. Binance is currently the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. Its transaction volume is [roughly 6 times higher](https://www.statista.com/statistics/864738/leading-cryptocurrency-exchanges-traders/) on average than that of Coinbase. Binance makes sure that BNB finds more and more utility within their ecosystem. > > Backing of such a massive company should give investors a lot of confidence even though Binance is lately under an intensified regulatory scrutiny. But the company declares that it is doing its best to comply with all the regulations. They're working on a stricter KYC and they’re also expanding the legal and compliance teams by hiring many experts in the field. > > The co-operation between Binance and regulators was demonstrated when the exchange [limited its services for people from Russia](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/4887e569afdf4b1e89e024371d3a49b9). > > **IT GIVES YOU DISCOUNTS ON BINANCE** > > One of the reasons why Binance is so popular is the fact that their [transaction fees are among the lowest](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311). Users pay just 0.1% for most popular types of trades, whereas on e.g. Coinbase (Pro) it’s 5 times more – [0.5%](https://help.coinbase.com/en/pro/trading-and-funding/trading-rules-and-fees/fees). One of the benefits of BNB is making those fees even lower – by as much as 25%. **Using BNB to pay for transaction fees can save you up to 1/4 of your money** on transactions. It’s a big incentive to hold some BNB. > > **IT IS DEFLATIONARY** > > In 2021, Binance implemented two important changes to BNB burning mechanism. > > First, [Bruno Upgrade v1.1.5](https://www.binance.org/en/blog/binance-smart-chain-bruno-upgrade-v1-1-5/) took place on 30 November. It introduced real-time burning mechanism. It is similar to [ETH London Upgrade](https://medium.com/@eric.conner/fixing-the-ethereum-fee-market-eip-1559-9109f1c1814b) \- some of the gas fee collected by validators is burned. As of 15 June 2022, [more than 90 000 BNB were burned](https://twitter.com/BurnBNB). > > Furthermore, on 23 December 2021, Binance announced and implemented **BNB** **Auto-Burn** protocol. It replaces quarterly burns which were based on the profits Binance made (they committed 20% of their profit to buy back BNB and then burn it. There were [17 quarterly burns](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/ecosystem/17th-bnb-burn-%7C-quarterly-highlights-and-insights-from-cz-421499824684902908)). Now, the process is automated, which makes it more transparent and predictable. The core idea has not been changed, however, the process will stop when the number of BNB coins in circulation is lower than 100 million. > > **MANY TRADING PAIRS, STAKING, FARMING AND OTHER USES** > > As an official coin of Binance, BNB also offers a **multitude of trading pairs**. All transactions made with BNB are lightning **fast and secure** since it’s based on one of the most secure blockchains – Ethereum. > > There are also many options of **staking** BNB on Binance for a very good APY or participating in **Launchpools** (farming new tokens) and **Launchpads** (Initial Exchange Offerings (IEO) - buying new tokens). > > BNB is **accepted by some service providers**, e.g. HTC, trip.io, travala.com, BitTorrent or PureVPN. > > Last but not least, BNB can be used to convert “leftovers”. Very often when you sell a coin, a very small amount of it is left in your wallet. On Binance, you can **convert small amounts of coins** (called “dust”) into BNB. > > **TWO BLOCKCHAINS THAT WORK SIMULTANEOUSLY** > > BNB operates on two chains, the above mentioned **Binance Chain** and **Binance Smart Chain** (BSC) which was launched in September 2020. While Binance Chain is responsible for transactions made on Binance DEX, BSC was designed specifically for smart contracts, DeFi and dApps. It quickly became **one of the biggest blockchains**. It is compatible with Ethereum allowing other projects to transfer easily from ETH to BSC and escape high gas fees on ETH. > > This dual blockchain approach combined with the **Proof of Staked Authority** consensus algorithm (a mix of share proof and authority proof) makes it much more scalable than Ethereum and enables faster and cheaper transactions. While Ethereum runs around 9 000 nodes/validators (before the software bug back in the end of August 2021), BSC needs only 21 validators. > > It is also worth pointing out that Binance allocated $100 million for projects that launch on BSC. > > **DECENTRALIZATION AT ALL COST?** > > The main argument against BNB is that it is centralized. And it’s impossible to deny the fact that BNB indeed is centralized compared to Ethereum and many other projects. But every stick has two ends. This is what Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO, has to say about (de)centralization: > > [Many people think of decentralization as absolute; you are either decentralized or not. I think that in reality, there is a gradient scale from centralization to decentralized. Often, a better question is: how decentralized should we (exchanges, societies) be, now and in the future? If decentralization simply increases freedom but decreases security and ease-of-use, there is a point where it becomes a net negative, and may not be worth it.](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/from-cz/cz-on-centralization-vs-decentralization-301982828007075840) > > If decentralization is also about freedom of choice, then maybe being able to choose a centralized blockchain(s) should be accepted. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Additional sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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I want Yahoo Finance to fix their glitch. Go look at COIN. 2 analysts showing "recommended Rating"...high price is $0.67 and average $0.59. Been that way for 2 weeks.

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#Binance Coin Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og2b3t/comment/he59nit/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 07.10.2021 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Cons > > **BNB is centralized** > > The biggest downside of BNB is that it goes against the core principle of cryptocurrency – it’s not decentralized. BNB network is secured by **only 21 nodes/validators** when for example ETH has around 9 000 nodes/validators. > > But that’s not all. In order to become a validator, one must own 10 000 BNB coins. Since April 2021, the price of BNB fluctuates mostly between $300-$400. That means a validator-to-be has to invest more than $3 million. Validators also need cutting-edge hardware and very good internet connection but this shouldn’t pose a problem for someone who has more than $3 million dollars. > > Also worth pointing out is the fact that **more than 80% of BNB is either owned or custodied by Binance** and top 100 wallets hold more than 70% of BNB (compare to around 40% for ETH or 16% for BTC). > > ​ > > **The future of BNB depends on Binance** > > BNB is not only centralized but it also depends heavily on the success of Binance. If Binance was to become less popular, BNB will most probably be also affected. Lately, Binance is having regulatory problems in several countries, most notably in the US, the UK, Japan and Thailand. > > Binance is also under constant threat of being a victim of hackers. In May 2018, it was hacked and 7 000 Bitcoins were stolen. Any Binance security breach is sure to affect the price and future of BNB. > > ​ > > **Regulatory scrutiny and ongoing investigations against Binance** > > Regulators in many countries decided to warn against trading on Binance, banned it from certain activities (e.g. derivatives) or even banned it completely. Some of the banks have blocked their customers from making payments to and from Binance. > > In May 2021, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service informed that Binance Holdings is **under investigation for money-laundering and tax evasion**. > > It is also probed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over concerns that its employees exploited access to data on millions of transactions (market manipulation and insider trading). > > ​ > > **Binance Smart Chain – blockchain of copycats and scammers?** > > BSC is a copy of Ethereum and as such it’s also full of projects that copy ETH projects. BSC’s Pancakeswap copied ETH's Uniswap, Alpaca Finance copied Yearn Finance, yieldwatch copied Zapper and so on. And then there are copies of those copies. **BSC doesn’t offer too many original and innovative projects.** > > BSC is also very popular among “developers” (read: scammers) whose only intention is to get rich quick. It’s hard to keep up with how many BSC projects got “hacked” (read: rug pulled) and the chain is only one year old. > > This slowly makes more and more people skeptical about BSC. > > ​ > > **Rules can change at any time** > > Binance can change their policy at any time. Take for example the discount users get when paying for transactions with BNB. According to the whitepaper, the discount was to be halved every year but in 2019 Binance decided it wants to keep the discount at 25% and resigned from further halvings. This is of course positive for users but **nothing stops Binance from making less positive changes** in the future. > > (I also found information that Binance has changed the rule regarding quarterly burns in their whitepaper v2 but I couldn’t verify it as whitepaper v2 is nowhere to be found.) > > ​ > > **Ethereum 2.0 and other competitors** > > Successful upgrade of the Ethereum network might make BSC less attractive. When Ethereum has competitive transaction fees, the main advantage of BSC will be gone. If most developers work on Ethereum now, despite ridiculously high fees, **BNB may suffer a serious hit** when those fees are finally lowered. > > And there are more rivals on the horizon. Recently, Cardano successfully launched their smart contracts. Solana is becoming popular. There is also Polkadot, Avalanche, Algorand, Terra… The competition is growing and a centralized project like BNB might not survive in a decentralized world of cryptocurrencies. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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Bitcoin will still be like digital gold but FUTURE COIN! will the all the rage.

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static constexpr CAmount MAX_MONEY = 21000000 * COIN;

#Binance Coin Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og29w6/comment/he4x6yb/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 15.06.2022 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Pros > > **IT IS BACKED BY BINANCE** > > Binance Coin is maintained by Binance, a cryptocurrency giant. Binance is currently the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. Its transaction volume is [roughly 6 times higher](https://www.statista.com/statistics/864738/leading-cryptocurrency-exchanges-traders/) on average than that of Coinbase. Binance makes sure that BNB finds more and more utility within their ecosystem. > > Backing of such a massive company should give investors a lot of confidence even though Binance is lately under an intensified regulatory scrutiny. But the company declares that it is doing its best to comply with all the regulations. They're working on a stricter KYC and they’re also expanding the legal and compliance teams by hiring many experts in the field. > > The co-operation between Binance and regulators was demonstrated when the exchange [limited its services for people from Russia](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/4887e569afdf4b1e89e024371d3a49b9). > > **IT GIVES YOU DISCOUNTS ON BINANCE** > > One of the reasons why Binance is so popular is the fact that their [transaction fees are among the lowest](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311). Users pay just 0.1% for most popular types of trades, whereas on e.g. Coinbase (Pro) it’s 5 times more – [0.5%](https://help.coinbase.com/en/pro/trading-and-funding/trading-rules-and-fees/fees). One of the benefits of BNB is making those fees even lower – by as much as 25%. **Using BNB to pay for transaction fees can save you up to 1/4 of your money** on transactions. It’s a big incentive to hold some BNB. > > **IT IS DEFLATIONARY** > > In 2021, Binance implemented two important changes to BNB burning mechanism. > > First, [Bruno Upgrade v1.1.5](https://www.binance.org/en/blog/binance-smart-chain-bruno-upgrade-v1-1-5/) took place on 30 November. It introduced real-time burning mechanism. It is similar to [ETH London Upgrade](https://medium.com/@eric.conner/fixing-the-ethereum-fee-market-eip-1559-9109f1c1814b) \- some of the gas fee collected by validators is burned. As of 15 June 2022, [more than 90 000 BNB were burned](https://twitter.com/BurnBNB). > > Furthermore, on 23 December 2021, Binance announced and implemented **BNB** **Auto-Burn** protocol. It replaces quarterly burns which were based on the profits Binance made (they committed 20% of their profit to buy back BNB and then burn it. There were [17 quarterly burns](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/ecosystem/17th-bnb-burn-%7C-quarterly-highlights-and-insights-from-cz-421499824684902908)). Now, the process is automated, which makes it more transparent and predictable. The core idea has not been changed, however, the process will stop when the number of BNB coins in circulation is lower than 100 million. > > **MANY TRADING PAIRS, STAKING, FARMING AND OTHER USES** > > As an official coin of Binance, BNB also offers a **multitude of trading pairs**. All transactions made with BNB are lightning **fast and secure** since it’s based on one of the most secure blockchains – Ethereum. > > There are also many options of **staking** BNB on Binance for a very good APY or participating in **Launchpools** (farming new tokens) and **Launchpads** (Initial Exchange Offerings (IEO) - buying new tokens). > > BNB is **accepted by some service providers**, e.g. HTC, trip.io, travala.com, BitTorrent or PureVPN. > > Last but not least, BNB can be used to convert “leftovers”. Very often when you sell a coin, a very small amount of it is left in your wallet. On Binance, you can **convert small amounts of coins** (called “dust”) into BNB. > > **TWO BLOCKCHAINS THAT WORK SIMULTANEOUSLY** > > BNB operates on two chains, the above mentioned **Binance Chain** and **Binance Smart Chain** (BSC) which was launched in September 2020. While Binance Chain is responsible for transactions made on Binance DEX, BSC was designed specifically for smart contracts, DeFi and dApps. It quickly became **one of the biggest blockchains**. It is compatible with Ethereum allowing other projects to transfer easily from ETH to BSC and escape high gas fees on ETH. > > This dual blockchain approach combined with the **Proof of Staked Authority** consensus algorithm (a mix of share proof and authority proof) makes it much more scalable than Ethereum and enables faster and cheaper transactions. While Ethereum runs around 9 000 nodes/validators (before the software bug back in the end of August 2021), BSC needs only 21 validators. > > It is also worth pointing out that Binance allocated $100 million for projects that launch on BSC. > > **DECENTRALIZATION AT ALL COST?** > > The main argument against BNB is that it is centralized. And it’s impossible to deny the fact that BNB indeed is centralized compared to Ethereum and many other projects. But every stick has two ends. This is what Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO, has to say about (de)centralization: > > [Many people think of decentralization as absolute; you are either decentralized or not. I think that in reality, there is a gradient scale from centralization to decentralized. Often, a better question is: how decentralized should we (exchanges, societies) be, now and in the future? If decentralization simply increases freedom but decreases security and ease-of-use, there is a point where it becomes a net negative, and may not be worth it.](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/from-cz/cz-on-centralization-vs-decentralization-301982828007075840) > > If decentralization is also about freedom of choice, then maybe being able to choose a centralized blockchain(s) should be accepted. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Additional sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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BONG COIN i hear

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‘static constexpr CAmount MAX_MONEY = 21000000 * COIN;‘ Never forget

tldr; Crypto exchange Coinbase's share price has surged by 69% since its all-time low of $31.95 on Jan. 6, before shooting up to $54.14 by the close of trading on January 17. Other crypto-related stocks such as MicroStrategy and digital payments company Block Inc. have also posted strong gains in the new year. However, COIN remains 84% below its all time high. *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR.*

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#Binance Coin Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og29w6/comment/he4x6yb/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 15.06.2022 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Pros > > **IT IS BACKED BY BINANCE** > > Binance Coin is maintained by Binance, a cryptocurrency giant. Binance is currently the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. Its transaction volume is [roughly 6 times higher](https://www.statista.com/statistics/864738/leading-cryptocurrency-exchanges-traders/) on average than that of Coinbase. Binance makes sure that BNB finds more and more utility within their ecosystem. > > Backing of such a massive company should give investors a lot of confidence even though Binance is lately under an intensified regulatory scrutiny. But the company declares that it is doing its best to comply with all the regulations. They're working on a stricter KYC and they’re also expanding the legal and compliance teams by hiring many experts in the field. > > The co-operation between Binance and regulators was demonstrated when the exchange [limited its services for people from Russia](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/4887e569afdf4b1e89e024371d3a49b9). > > **IT GIVES YOU DISCOUNTS ON BINANCE** > > One of the reasons why Binance is so popular is the fact that their [transaction fees are among the lowest](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311). Users pay just 0.1% for most popular types of trades, whereas on e.g. Coinbase (Pro) it’s 5 times more – [0.5%](https://help.coinbase.com/en/pro/trading-and-funding/trading-rules-and-fees/fees). One of the benefits of BNB is making those fees even lower – by as much as 25%. **Using BNB to pay for transaction fees can save you up to 1/4 of your money** on transactions. It’s a big incentive to hold some BNB. > > **IT IS DEFLATIONARY** > > In 2021, Binance implemented two important changes to BNB burning mechanism. > > First, [Bruno Upgrade v1.1.5](https://www.binance.org/en/blog/binance-smart-chain-bruno-upgrade-v1-1-5/) took place on 30 November. It introduced real-time burning mechanism. It is similar to [ETH London Upgrade](https://medium.com/@eric.conner/fixing-the-ethereum-fee-market-eip-1559-9109f1c1814b) \- some of the gas fee collected by validators is burned. As of 15 June 2022, [more than 90 000 BNB were burned](https://twitter.com/BurnBNB). > > Furthermore, on 23 December 2021, Binance announced and implemented **BNB** **Auto-Burn** protocol. It replaces quarterly burns which were based on the profits Binance made (they committed 20% of their profit to buy back BNB and then burn it. There were [17 quarterly burns](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/ecosystem/17th-bnb-burn-%7C-quarterly-highlights-and-insights-from-cz-421499824684902908)). Now, the process is automated, which makes it more transparent and predictable. The core idea has not been changed, however, the process will stop when the number of BNB coins in circulation is lower than 100 million. > > **MANY TRADING PAIRS, STAKING, FARMING AND OTHER USES** > > As an official coin of Binance, BNB also offers a **multitude of trading pairs**. All transactions made with BNB are lightning **fast and secure** since it’s based on one of the most secure blockchains – Ethereum. > > There are also many options of **staking** BNB on Binance for a very good APY or participating in **Launchpools** (farming new tokens) and **Launchpads** (Initial Exchange Offerings (IEO) - buying new tokens). > > BNB is **accepted by some service providers**, e.g. HTC, trip.io, travala.com, BitTorrent or PureVPN. > > Last but not least, BNB can be used to convert “leftovers”. Very often when you sell a coin, a very small amount of it is left in your wallet. On Binance, you can **convert small amounts of coins** (called “dust”) into BNB. > > **TWO BLOCKCHAINS THAT WORK SIMULTANEOUSLY** > > BNB operates on two chains, the above mentioned **Binance Chain** and **Binance Smart Chain** (BSC) which was launched in September 2020. While Binance Chain is responsible for transactions made on Binance DEX, BSC was designed specifically for smart contracts, DeFi and dApps. It quickly became **one of the biggest blockchains**. It is compatible with Ethereum allowing other projects to transfer easily from ETH to BSC and escape high gas fees on ETH. > > This dual blockchain approach combined with the **Proof of Staked Authority** consensus algorithm (a mix of share proof and authority proof) makes it much more scalable than Ethereum and enables faster and cheaper transactions. While Ethereum runs around 9 000 nodes/validators (before the software bug back in the end of August 2021), BSC needs only 21 validators. > > It is also worth pointing out that Binance allocated $100 million for projects that launch on BSC. > > **DECENTRALIZATION AT ALL COST?** > > The main argument against BNB is that it is centralized. And it’s impossible to deny the fact that BNB indeed is centralized compared to Ethereum and many other projects. But every stick has two ends. This is what Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO, has to say about (de)centralization: > > [Many people think of decentralization as absolute; you are either decentralized or not. I think that in reality, there is a gradient scale from centralization to decentralized. Often, a better question is: how decentralized should we (exchanges, societies) be, now and in the future? If decentralization simply increases freedom but decreases security and ease-of-use, there is a point where it becomes a net negative, and may not be worth it.](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/from-cz/cz-on-centralization-vs-decentralization-301982828007075840) > > If decentralization is also about freedom of choice, then maybe being able to choose a centralized blockchain(s) should be accepted. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Additional sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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#Binance Coin Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og2b3t/comment/he59nit/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 07.10.2021 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Cons > > **BNB is centralized** > > The biggest downside of BNB is that it goes against the core principle of cryptocurrency – it’s not decentralized. BNB network is secured by **only 21 nodes/validators** when for example ETH has around 9 000 nodes/validators. > > But that’s not all. In order to become a validator, one must own 10 000 BNB coins. Since April 2021, the price of BNB fluctuates mostly between $300-$400. That means a validator-to-be has to invest more than $3 million. Validators also need cutting-edge hardware and very good internet connection but this shouldn’t pose a problem for someone who has more than $3 million dollars. > > Also worth pointing out is the fact that **more than 80% of BNB is either owned or custodied by Binance** and top 100 wallets hold more than 70% of BNB (compare to around 40% for ETH or 16% for BTC). > > ​ > > **The future of BNB depends on Binance** > > BNB is not only centralized but it also depends heavily on the success of Binance. If Binance was to become less popular, BNB will most probably be also affected. Lately, Binance is having regulatory problems in several countries, most notably in the US, the UK, Japan and Thailand. > > Binance is also under constant threat of being a victim of hackers. In May 2018, it was hacked and 7 000 Bitcoins were stolen. Any Binance security breach is sure to affect the price and future of BNB. > > ​ > > **Regulatory scrutiny and ongoing investigations against Binance** > > Regulators in many countries decided to warn against trading on Binance, banned it from certain activities (e.g. derivatives) or even banned it completely. Some of the banks have blocked their customers from making payments to and from Binance. > > In May 2021, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service informed that Binance Holdings is **under investigation for money-laundering and tax evasion**. > > It is also probed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over concerns that its employees exploited access to data on millions of transactions (market manipulation and insider trading). > > ​ > > **Binance Smart Chain – blockchain of copycats and scammers?** > > BSC is a copy of Ethereum and as such it’s also full of projects that copy ETH projects. BSC’s Pancakeswap copied ETH's Uniswap, Alpaca Finance copied Yearn Finance, yieldwatch copied Zapper and so on. And then there are copies of those copies. **BSC doesn’t offer too many original and innovative projects.** > > BSC is also very popular among “developers” (read: scammers) whose only intention is to get rich quick. It’s hard to keep up with how many BSC projects got “hacked” (read: rug pulled) and the chain is only one year old. > > This slowly makes more and more people skeptical about BSC. > > ​ > > **Rules can change at any time** > > Binance can change their policy at any time. Take for example the discount users get when paying for transactions with BNB. According to the whitepaper, the discount was to be halved every year but in 2019 Binance decided it wants to keep the discount at 25% and resigned from further halvings. This is of course positive for users but **nothing stops Binance from making less positive changes** in the future. > > (I also found information that Binance has changed the rule regarding quarterly burns in their whitepaper v2 but I couldn’t verify it as whitepaper v2 is nowhere to be found.) > > ​ > > **Ethereum 2.0 and other competitors** > > Successful upgrade of the Ethereum network might make BSC less attractive. When Ethereum has competitive transaction fees, the main advantage of BSC will be gone. If most developers work on Ethereum now, despite ridiculously high fees, **BNB may suffer a serious hit** when those fees are finally lowered. > > And there are more rivals on the horizon. Recently, Cardano successfully launched their smart contracts. Solana is becoming popular. There is also Polkadot, Avalanche, Algorand, Terra… The competition is growing and a centralized project like BNB might not survive in a decentralized world of cryptocurrencies. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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#Binance Coin Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og29w6/comment/he4x6yb/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 15.06.2022 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Pros > > **IT IS BACKED BY BINANCE** > > Binance Coin is maintained by Binance, a cryptocurrency giant. Binance is currently the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. Its transaction volume is [roughly 6 times higher](https://www.statista.com/statistics/864738/leading-cryptocurrency-exchanges-traders/) on average than that of Coinbase. Binance makes sure that BNB finds more and more utility within their ecosystem. > > Backing of such a massive company should give investors a lot of confidence even though Binance is lately under an intensified regulatory scrutiny. But the company declares that it is doing its best to comply with all the regulations. They're working on a stricter KYC and they’re also expanding the legal and compliance teams by hiring many experts in the field. > > The co-operation between Binance and regulators was demonstrated when the exchange [limited its services for people from Russia](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/4887e569afdf4b1e89e024371d3a49b9). > > **IT GIVES YOU DISCOUNTS ON BINANCE** > > One of the reasons why Binance is so popular is the fact that their [transaction fees are among the lowest](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311). Users pay just 0.1% for most popular types of trades, whereas on e.g. Coinbase (Pro) it’s 5 times more – [0.5%](https://help.coinbase.com/en/pro/trading-and-funding/trading-rules-and-fees/fees). One of the benefits of BNB is making those fees even lower – by as much as 25%. **Using BNB to pay for transaction fees can save you up to 1/4 of your money** on transactions. It’s a big incentive to hold some BNB. > > **IT IS DEFLATIONARY** > > In 2021, Binance implemented two important changes to BNB burning mechanism. > > First, [Bruno Upgrade v1.1.5](https://www.binance.org/en/blog/binance-smart-chain-bruno-upgrade-v1-1-5/) took place on 30 November. It introduced real-time burning mechanism. It is similar to [ETH London Upgrade](https://medium.com/@eric.conner/fixing-the-ethereum-fee-market-eip-1559-9109f1c1814b) \- some of the gas fee collected by validators is burned. As of 15 June 2022, [more than 90 000 BNB were burned](https://twitter.com/BurnBNB). > > Furthermore, on 23 December 2021, Binance announced and implemented **BNB** **Auto-Burn** protocol. It replaces quarterly burns which were based on the profits Binance made (they committed 20% of their profit to buy back BNB and then burn it. There were [17 quarterly burns](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/ecosystem/17th-bnb-burn-%7C-quarterly-highlights-and-insights-from-cz-421499824684902908)). Now, the process is automated, which makes it more transparent and predictable. The core idea has not been changed, however, the process will stop when the number of BNB coins in circulation is lower than 100 million. > > **MANY TRADING PAIRS, STAKING, FARMING AND OTHER USES** > > As an official coin of Binance, BNB also offers a **multitude of trading pairs**. All transactions made with BNB are lightning **fast and secure** since it’s based on one of the most secure blockchains – Ethereum. > > There are also many options of **staking** BNB on Binance for a very good APY or participating in **Launchpools** (farming new tokens) and **Launchpads** (Initial Exchange Offerings (IEO) - buying new tokens). > > BNB is **accepted by some service providers**, e.g. HTC, trip.io, travala.com, BitTorrent or PureVPN. > > Last but not least, BNB can be used to convert “leftovers”. Very often when you sell a coin, a very small amount of it is left in your wallet. On Binance, you can **convert small amounts of coins** (called “dust”) into BNB. > > **TWO BLOCKCHAINS THAT WORK SIMULTANEOUSLY** > > BNB operates on two chains, the above mentioned **Binance Chain** and **Binance Smart Chain** (BSC) which was launched in September 2020. While Binance Chain is responsible for transactions made on Binance DEX, BSC was designed specifically for smart contracts, DeFi and dApps. It quickly became **one of the biggest blockchains**. It is compatible with Ethereum allowing other projects to transfer easily from ETH to BSC and escape high gas fees on ETH. > > This dual blockchain approach combined with the **Proof of Staked Authority** consensus algorithm (a mix of share proof and authority proof) makes it much more scalable than Ethereum and enables faster and cheaper transactions. While Ethereum runs around 9 000 nodes/validators (before the software bug back in the end of August 2021), BSC needs only 21 validators. > > It is also worth pointing out that Binance allocated $100 million for projects that launch on BSC. > > **DECENTRALIZATION AT ALL COST?** > > The main argument against BNB is that it is centralized. And it’s impossible to deny the fact that BNB indeed is centralized compared to Ethereum and many other projects. But every stick has two ends. This is what Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO, has to say about (de)centralization: > > [Many people think of decentralization as absolute; you are either decentralized or not. I think that in reality, there is a gradient scale from centralization to decentralized. Often, a better question is: how decentralized should we (exchanges, societies) be, now and in the future? If decentralization simply increases freedom but decreases security and ease-of-use, there is a point where it becomes a net negative, and may not be worth it.](https://www.binance.com/en/blog/from-cz/cz-on-centralization-vs-decentralization-301982828007075840) > > If decentralization is also about freedom of choice, then maybe being able to choose a centralized blockchain(s) should be accepted. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Additional sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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#Binance Coin Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og2b3t/comment/he59nit/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 07.10.2021 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Cons > > **BNB is centralized** > > The biggest downside of BNB is that it goes against the core principle of cryptocurrency – it’s not decentralized. BNB network is secured by **only 21 nodes/validators** when for example ETH has around 9 000 nodes/validators. > > But that’s not all. In order to become a validator, one must own 10 000 BNB coins. Since April 2021, the price of BNB fluctuates mostly between $300-$400. That means a validator-to-be has to invest more than $3 million. Validators also need cutting-edge hardware and very good internet connection but this shouldn’t pose a problem for someone who has more than $3 million dollars. > > Also worth pointing out is the fact that **more than 80% of BNB is either owned or custodied by Binance** and top 100 wallets hold more than 70% of BNB (compare to around 40% for ETH or 16% for BTC). > > ​ > > **The future of BNB depends on Binance** > > BNB is not only centralized but it also depends heavily on the success of Binance. If Binance was to become less popular, BNB will most probably be also affected. Lately, Binance is having regulatory problems in several countries, most notably in the US, the UK, Japan and Thailand. > > Binance is also under constant threat of being a victim of hackers. In May 2018, it was hacked and 7 000 Bitcoins were stolen. Any Binance security breach is sure to affect the price and future of BNB. > > ​ > > **Regulatory scrutiny and ongoing investigations against Binance** > > Regulators in many countries decided to warn against trading on Binance, banned it from certain activities (e.g. derivatives) or even banned it completely. Some of the banks have blocked their customers from making payments to and from Binance. > > In May 2021, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service informed that Binance Holdings is **under investigation for money-laundering and tax evasion**. > > It is also probed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over concerns that its employees exploited access to data on millions of transactions (market manipulation and insider trading). > > ​ > > **Binance Smart Chain – blockchain of copycats and scammers?** > > BSC is a copy of Ethereum and as such it’s also full of projects that copy ETH projects. BSC’s Pancakeswap copied ETH's Uniswap, Alpaca Finance copied Yearn Finance, yieldwatch copied Zapper and so on. And then there are copies of those copies. **BSC doesn’t offer too many original and innovative projects.** > > BSC is also very popular among “developers” (read: scammers) whose only intention is to get rich quick. It’s hard to keep up with how many BSC projects got “hacked” (read: rug pulled) and the chain is only one year old. > > This slowly makes more and more people skeptical about BSC. > > ​ > > **Rules can change at any time** > > Binance can change their policy at any time. Take for example the discount users get when paying for transactions with BNB. According to the whitepaper, the discount was to be halved every year but in 2019 Binance decided it wants to keep the discount at 25% and resigned from further halvings. This is of course positive for users but **nothing stops Binance from making less positive changes** in the future. > > (I also found information that Binance has changed the rule regarding quarterly burns in their whitepaper v2 but I couldn’t verify it as whitepaper v2 is nowhere to be found.) > > ​ > > **Ethereum 2.0 and other competitors** > > Successful upgrade of the Ethereum network might make BSC less attractive. When Ethereum has competitive transaction fees, the main advantage of BSC will be gone. If most developers work on Ethereum now, despite ridiculously high fees, **BNB may suffer a serious hit** when those fees are finally lowered. > > And there are more rivals on the horizon. Recently, Cardano successfully launched their smart contracts. Solana is becoming popular. There is also Polkadot, Avalanche, Algorand, Terra… The competition is growing and a centralized project like BNB might not survive in a decentralized world of cryptocurrencies. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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#Binance Coin Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og2b3t/comment/he59nit/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 07.10.2021 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Cons > > **BNB is centralized** > > The biggest downside of BNB is that it goes against the core principle of cryptocurrency – it’s not decentralized. BNB network is secured by **only 21 nodes/validators** when for example ETH has around 9 000 nodes/validators. > > But that’s not all. In order to become a validator, one must own 10 000 BNB coins. Since April 2021, the price of BNB fluctuates mostly between $300-$400. That means a validator-to-be has to invest more than $3 million. Validators also need cutting-edge hardware and very good internet connection but this shouldn’t pose a problem for someone who has more than $3 million dollars. > > Also worth pointing out is the fact that **more than 80% of BNB is either owned or custodied by Binance** and top 100 wallets hold more than 70% of BNB (compare to around 40% for ETH or 16% for BTC). > > ​ > > **The future of BNB depends on Binance** > > BNB is not only centralized but it also depends heavily on the success of Binance. If Binance was to become less popular, BNB will most probably be also affected. Lately, Binance is having regulatory problems in several countries, most notably in the US, the UK, Japan and Thailand. > > Binance is also under constant threat of being a victim of hackers. In May 2018, it was hacked and 7 000 Bitcoins were stolen. Any Binance security breach is sure to affect the price and future of BNB. > > ​ > > **Regulatory scrutiny and ongoing investigations against Binance** > > Regulators in many countries decided to warn against trading on Binance, banned it from certain activities (e.g. derivatives) or even banned it completely. Some of the banks have blocked their customers from making payments to and from Binance. > > In May 2021, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service informed that Binance Holdings is **under investigation for money-laundering and tax evasion**. > > It is also probed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over concerns that its employees exploited access to data on millions of transactions (market manipulation and insider trading). > > ​ > > **Binance Smart Chain – blockchain of copycats and scammers?** > > BSC is a copy of Ethereum and as such it’s also full of projects that copy ETH projects. BSC’s Pancakeswap copied ETH's Uniswap, Alpaca Finance copied Yearn Finance, yieldwatch copied Zapper and so on. And then there are copies of those copies. **BSC doesn’t offer too many original and innovative projects.** > > BSC is also very popular among “developers” (read: scammers) whose only intention is to get rich quick. It’s hard to keep up with how many BSC projects got “hacked” (read: rug pulled) and the chain is only one year old. > > This slowly makes more and more people skeptical about BSC. > > ​ > > **Rules can change at any time** > > Binance can change their policy at any time. Take for example the discount users get when paying for transactions with BNB. According to the whitepaper, the discount was to be halved every year but in 2019 Binance decided it wants to keep the discount at 25% and resigned from further halvings. This is of course positive for users but **nothing stops Binance from making less positive changes** in the future. > > (I also found information that Binance has changed the rule regarding quarterly burns in their whitepaper v2 but I couldn’t verify it as whitepaper v2 is nowhere to be found.) > > ​ > > **Ethereum 2.0 and other competitors** > > Successful upgrade of the Ethereum network might make BSC less attractive. When Ethereum has competitive transaction fees, the main advantage of BSC will be gone. If most developers work on Ethereum now, despite ridiculously high fees, **BNB may suffer a serious hit** when those fees are finally lowered. > > And there are more rivals on the horizon. Recently, Cardano successfully launched their smart contracts. Solana is becoming popular. There is also Polkadot, Avalanche, Algorand, Terra… The competition is growing and a centralized project like BNB might not survive in a decentralized world of cryptocurrencies. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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#Binance Coin Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og2b3t/comment/he59nit/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 07.10.2021 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Cons > > **BNB is centralized** > > The biggest downside of BNB is that it goes against the core principle of cryptocurrency – it’s not decentralized. BNB network is secured by **only 21 nodes/validators** when for example ETH has around 9 000 nodes/validators. > > But that’s not all. In order to become a validator, one must own 10 000 BNB coins. Since April 2021, the price of BNB fluctuates mostly between $300-$400. That means a validator-to-be has to invest more than $3 million. Validators also need cutting-edge hardware and very good internet connection but this shouldn’t pose a problem for someone who has more than $3 million dollars. > > Also worth pointing out is the fact that **more than 80% of BNB is either owned or custodied by Binance** and top 100 wallets hold more than 70% of BNB (compare to around 40% for ETH or 16% for BTC). > > ​ > > **The future of BNB depends on Binance** > > BNB is not only centralized but it also depends heavily on the success of Binance. If Binance was to become less popular, BNB will most probably be also affected. Lately, Binance is having regulatory problems in several countries, most notably in the US, the UK, Japan and Thailand. > > Binance is also under constant threat of being a victim of hackers. In May 2018, it was hacked and 7 000 Bitcoins were stolen. Any Binance security breach is sure to affect the price and future of BNB. > > ​ > > **Regulatory scrutiny and ongoing investigations against Binance** > > Regulators in many countries decided to warn against trading on Binance, banned it from certain activities (e.g. derivatives) or even banned it completely. Some of the banks have blocked their customers from making payments to and from Binance. > > In May 2021, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service informed that Binance Holdings is **under investigation for money-laundering and tax evasion**. > > It is also probed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over concerns that its employees exploited access to data on millions of transactions (market manipulation and insider trading). > > ​ > > **Binance Smart Chain – blockchain of copycats and scammers?** > > BSC is a copy of Ethereum and as such it’s also full of projects that copy ETH projects. BSC’s Pancakeswap copied ETH's Uniswap, Alpaca Finance copied Yearn Finance, yieldwatch copied Zapper and so on. And then there are copies of those copies. **BSC doesn’t offer too many original and innovative projects.** > > BSC is also very popular among “developers” (read: scammers) whose only intention is to get rich quick. It’s hard to keep up with how many BSC projects got “hacked” (read: rug pulled) and the chain is only one year old. > > This slowly makes more and more people skeptical about BSC. > > ​ > > **Rules can change at any time** > > Binance can change their policy at any time. Take for example the discount users get when paying for transactions with BNB. According to the whitepaper, the discount was to be halved every year but in 2019 Binance decided it wants to keep the discount at 25% and resigned from further halvings. This is of course positive for users but **nothing stops Binance from making less positive changes** in the future. > > (I also found information that Binance has changed the rule regarding quarterly burns in their whitepaper v2 but I couldn’t verify it as whitepaper v2 is nowhere to be found.) > > ​ > > **Ethereum 2.0 and other competitors** > > Successful upgrade of the Ethereum network might make BSC less attractive. When Ethereum has competitive transaction fees, the main advantage of BSC will be gone. If most developers work on Ethereum now, despite ridiculously high fees, **BNB may suffer a serious hit** when those fees are finally lowered. > > And there are more rivals on the horizon. Recently, Cardano successfully launched their smart contracts. Solana is becoming popular. There is also Polkadot, Avalanche, Algorand, Terra… The competition is growing and a centralized project like BNB might not survive in a decentralized world of cryptocurrencies. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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#Binance Coin Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og2b3t/comment/he59nit/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 07.10.2021 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Cons > > **BNB is centralized** > > The biggest downside of BNB is that it goes against the core principle of cryptocurrency – it’s not decentralized. BNB network is secured by **only 21 nodes/validators** when for example ETH has around 9 000 nodes/validators. > > But that’s not all. In order to become a validator, one must own 10 000 BNB coins. Since April 2021, the price of BNB fluctuates mostly between $300-$400. That means a validator-to-be has to invest more than $3 million. Validators also need cutting-edge hardware and very good internet connection but this shouldn’t pose a problem for someone who has more than $3 million dollars. > > Also worth pointing out is the fact that **more than 80% of BNB is either owned or custodied by Binance** and top 100 wallets hold more than 70% of BNB (compare to around 40% for ETH or 16% for BTC). > > ​ > > **The future of BNB depends on Binance** > > BNB is not only centralized but it also depends heavily on the success of Binance. If Binance was to become less popular, BNB will most probably be also affected. Lately, Binance is having regulatory problems in several countries, most notably in the US, the UK, Japan and Thailand. > > Binance is also under constant threat of being a victim of hackers. In May 2018, it was hacked and 7 000 Bitcoins were stolen. Any Binance security breach is sure to affect the price and future of BNB. > > ​ > > **Regulatory scrutiny and ongoing investigations against Binance** > > Regulators in many countries decided to warn against trading on Binance, banned it from certain activities (e.g. derivatives) or even banned it completely. Some of the banks have blocked their customers from making payments to and from Binance. > > In May 2021, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service informed that Binance Holdings is **under investigation for money-laundering and tax evasion**. > > It is also probed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over concerns that its employees exploited access to data on millions of transactions (market manipulation and insider trading). > > ​ > > **Binance Smart Chain – blockchain of copycats and scammers?** > > BSC is a copy of Ethereum and as such it’s also full of projects that copy ETH projects. BSC’s Pancakeswap copied ETH's Uniswap, Alpaca Finance copied Yearn Finance, yieldwatch copied Zapper and so on. And then there are copies of those copies. **BSC doesn’t offer too many original and innovative projects.** > > BSC is also very popular among “developers” (read: scammers) whose only intention is to get rich quick. It’s hard to keep up with how many BSC projects got “hacked” (read: rug pulled) and the chain is only one year old. > > This slowly makes more and more people skeptical about BSC. > > ​ > > **Rules can change at any time** > > Binance can change their policy at any time. Take for example the discount users get when paying for transactions with BNB. According to the whitepaper, the discount was to be halved every year but in 2019 Binance decided it wants to keep the discount at 25% and resigned from further halvings. This is of course positive for users but **nothing stops Binance from making less positive changes** in the future. > > (I also found information that Binance has changed the rule regarding quarterly burns in their whitepaper v2 but I couldn’t verify it as whitepaper v2 is nowhere to be found.) > > ​ > > **Ethereum 2.0 and other competitors** > > Successful upgrade of the Ethereum network might make BSC less attractive. When Ethereum has competitive transaction fees, the main advantage of BSC will be gone. If most developers work on Ethereum now, despite ridiculously high fees, **BNB may suffer a serious hit** when those fees are finally lowered. > > And there are more rivals on the horizon. Recently, Cardano successfully launched their smart contracts. Solana is becoming popular. There is also Polkadot, Avalanche, Algorand, Terra… The competition is growing and a centralized project like BNB might not survive in a decentralized world of cryptocurrencies. > > \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ > > **^(Sources:)** > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/115000583311) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#COIN-BURN) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT)](https://www.binance.com/en/bnb#BNB-RIGHT) > > [^(https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04)](https://www.binance.com/en/support/announcement/2af5831727164545b8a2c665fae8bc04) > > [^(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html)](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/binance-coin-bnb-why-interesting-110049570.html) > > [^(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp)](https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/binance-coin-bnb.asp) > > [^(https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin)](https://trading-education.com/pros-and-cons-of-investing-in-binance-coin) > > [^(https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\\source=Reddit&utm\_medium=Social&utm\_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article)](https://guarda.com/academy/blockchain/what-is-binance-smart-chain/?utm\source=Reddit&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CryptoCurrency-BSC-article) > > [^(https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market)](https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/20815/binance-and-regulatory-scrutiny-changing-times-for-the-crypto-market) ***** Would you like to learn more? 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#Binance Coin Con-Arguments Below is an argument written by Blendzi0r which won 1st place in the Binance Coin Con-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > First published on: [24.09.2021](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og2b3t/comment/he59nit/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) > > Last edited on: 07.10.2021 > > # Intro > > Binance Coin (BNB) was launched in July 2017 and it was initially an ERC-20 token on Ethereum. In April 2019, it moved to its own blockchain called Binance Chain. Today, it operates on two blockchains, the other one being Binance Smart Chain. The coin is issued, developed and maintained by the biggest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. > > # Cons > > **BNB is centralized** > > The biggest downside of BNB is that it goes against the core principle of cryptocurrency – it’s not decentralized. BNB network is secured by **only 21 nodes/validators** when for example ETH has around 9 000 nodes/validators. > > But that’s not all. In order to become a validator, one must own 10 000 BNB coins. Since April 2021, the price of BNB fluctuates mostly between $300-$400. That means a validator-to-be has to invest more than $3 million. Validators also need cutting-edge hardware and very good internet connection but this shouldn’t pose a problem for someone who has more than $3 million dollars. > > Also worth pointing out is the fact that **more than 80% of BNB is either owned or custodied by Binance** and top 100 wallets hold more than 70% of BNB (compare to around 40% for ETH or 16% for BTC). > > ​ > > **The future of BNB depends on Binance** > > BNB is not only centralized but it also depends heavily on the success of Binance. If Binance was to become less popular, BNB will most probably be also affected. Lately, Binance is having regulatory problems in several countries, most notably in the US, the UK, Japan and Thailand. > > Binance is also under constant threat of being a victim of hackers. In May 2018, it was hacked and 7 000 Bitcoins were stolen. Any Binance security breac