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Chapter Binance: Bitcoin industries need entrepreneurs and projects, not ETF

Binance Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of the largest cryptobirge, said he did not consider ETFs "a key factor in the growth of the industry." – Binance (@binance) 7 February 2019 p. “I think that in order to grow our industry, we need more entrepreneurs to create real projects,” Zhao stressed during the Periscope broadcast. The head of Binance was asked to comment on the situation with QuadrigaCX, a problem cryptographic counterpart. Zhao replied that […]



Binance Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of the largest cryptobirge, said he did not consider ETFs "a key factor in the growth of the industry."

“I think that in order to grow our industry, we need more entrepreneurs to create real projects ,” Zhao stressed during the Periscope broadcast.

The head of Binance was asked to comment on the situation with the problem of QuadrigaCX cryptographic trading . Zhao replied that he usually reluctantly talks about other trading floors, but in this case "something suspicious is happening."

Binance dex

Changpen Zhao also revealed some details about the upcoming decentralized Binance DEX exchange. According to him, the testnet Binance Chain, which forms the basis of the trading platform, will start “in one two-week time period”.

The most popular tokens of the ERC20 standard – Binance Coin (BNB) – will soon be transferred to their own blockchain. The other day BNB asset entered the top ten of the CoinMarketCap rating.

Binance Chain is built on the Tendermint protocol from the Cosmos Network project. According to Zhao, the architecture of this protocol is best suited for the tasks of the new site. The blockchain at the heart of Binance DEX will operate on the basis of the delegated share (Delegated Proof of Stake, DPoS) and the Byzantine Consensus (Byzantine Fault Tolerant, BFT).

Also, according to Zhao, Binance Chain is a fork of the Tendermint, in which "many things are cut out", including smart contracts. This is done to increase productivity, which is more important for exchange tasks than an abundance of opportunities.

The platform interface will allow projects to release tokens based on Binance Chain and “effectively carry out ICO”, attracting funds in BNB tokens.


According to Zhao, Binance DEX commissions will be “small.” In addition, there is a fee for launching tokens on the Binance Chain, which will initially be “about $ 100,000”, but will vary in the future.

“I intentionally want to set a rather high listing commission. This will help reduce spam and scam projects. Also validators will be involved in the process of voting for candidates for listing DEX »


Binance DEX will be a non-custodial solution. This means that only users will control their private keys. However, Zhao noted that at first Binance will have ample opportunities for influencing the network and validators. The last in Binance Chain will be only 11, at least at the initial stage.

“I think at the early stages we need to maintain a significant impact on the network ,” the head of the largest stock exchange shares his thoughts. “ Over time, more and more validators will join the network, and our influence will diminish.”

He also added that such a small number of validators will be used for performance reasons:

“It will be like NEO or even Ripple: a small number of nodes, with each one quite powerful”

The disk space requirements for validator nodes will be quite large, since a new block will be generated every second in Binance Chain. This approach will allow the network to process "several thousand" transactions per second. Moreover, Zhao noted that a decentralized platform could already handle the current trading volume on the main Binance exchange.

After launching the test network, access to the Binance DEX user interface will appear via a web browser. The company has already provided early access to manufacturers of wallets, blockchain browsers and other solutions wishing to integrate with the new platform. The first hardware wallet supporting Binance Chain and DEX will be Ledger Nano S. Then integration with KeepKey and Trezor will follow.

Over time, Binance intends to develop crosschain interaction between different chains.

Recall Binance eyeing the technology xRapid from Ripple , which involves the use of XRP tokens.

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How do transactions occur in the Bitcoin network? The whole cycle from start to finish



Bitcoin (BTC) and its complexity have become a concept that many cryptocurrency users have been trying to understand since its inception. In his latest video, the famous Bitcoin enthusiast Andreas Antonopoulos and the author of the book “Mastering Bitcoin,” spoke about the life cycle of a Bitcoin transaction with a wallet from start to finish.

Antonopoulos said that since the transaction was sent from the wallet for confirmation to the Bitcoin network , the wallet creates a transaction, accumulating BTC in the user's wallet and assigning addresses. Then the user's wallet transfers the transaction information to one of the many nodes to which it is connected, from where it can be sent to “1, 2 or even 8 other nodes”.

“Then the transaction is transferred to other nodes, which can be mining nodes, e-commerce payment gateways and other options. Each of these nodes will receive a transaction from yours, and each will verify each transaction. When nodes receive transactions, they do not know whether it was created by you or was redirected, and therefore each of these transactions must be checked individually. ”

Then Antonopoulos said that if all the nodes are checked, i.e. if the payment details are correct and it is confirmed that there were no double costs in the blockchain, then the transaction information will be sent to every other node.

“As soon as a transaction reaches the mining pool , it enters the pool of unconfirmed transactions, for example, a basket in which all unconfirmed data is stored. In another way it is called mempul. The information in individual memoplahs may coincide by 99%, but there will never be complete similarity. ”

According to the expert, the memory also serves to submit the transaction to the BTC miner to add a new block, after which the race is turned on for the next block. As a rule, miners have to build a block, and then solve it with the help of Proof-of-Work , making it ultimately confirmed.

Once the unit is ready, the information will be sent mayningovomu equipment to solve the problem in this particular block, and probably after the "billion hashes" miners will block.

“As soon as PoW is resolved, the mining node will return the node back in the same way as it received. The nodes check the block on the way back, and as soon as all the nodes confirm its validity, the user's wallet will know about the confirmation of the transaction. This is the full life cycle of a transaction. ”

Publication date 04/22/2019
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At the upcoming bull rally, Bitcoin (BTC) capitalization will exceed $ 1 trillion



Chris Berniske, who previously led cryptocurrency investments in ARK Invest and is now a partner in Placeholder, a $ 150 million asset management venture fund, said that Bitcoin's market capitalization will exceed $ 1 trillion. in the next bull market:

“Estimates of the top 10 cryptoactive assets at the end of each year give me the idea that only Bitcoin will reach $ 1 trillion. in the next bull market. ”

Recall that during the cryptocurrency boom at the end of 2017, when the price of Bitcoin reached $ 20,000, the market capitalization of the entire crypto market reached a maximum of $ 813 billion. If the capitalization of only one Bitcoin exceeds $ 1 trillion, it will trade at a rate above $ 40,000.

How can bitcoin reach a market capitalization of $ 1 trillion?

Like gold and other commodities, Bitcoin must become a recognized store of value with a developed infrastructure in order to cope with a huge influx of capital. In the near future, the development of this infrastructure may take several years.

In a Fortune interview last year for the New York Stock Exchange, Jeff Sprecher said that buying Bitcoin today is quite problematic for institutional investors.

“Bitcoin does not have a good market structure. Even for Bitcoin, different markets publish a lot of different prices. And you can pay up to 6% of the spread to exchange dollars for bitcoins, which means that bitcoin must grow by as much as 6% so that you can break even. ”

Many investors, including billionaire Mike Novograz, believe that those that lead Bitcoin to a trillion-dollar market capitalization are likely to be institutional investors. In an interview with Bloomberg, Novograz said:

“Maybe one of the fearless pension funds, one of the market leaders, will say:“ you know what? We have custodial services, Goldman Sachs participates, Bloomberg has an index by which I can track results. ” And they will buy. Following them, others will also start shopping. There will be a similar FOMO, which we have already seen among retail investors, only at the institutional level. ”

The imminent arrival of institutional investors to the cryptocurrency market was mentioned as early as 2017. According to a survey conducted by TRADE Crypto in partnership with BitGo, 94% of the 150 surveyed endowments in the US have already invested in the cryptocurrency market.

Morgan Creek Digital, the first US pension fund that invested in cryptocurrency, said that 66% of investments in cryystocurrency products of Grayscale come from institutional investors .

Publication date 04/22/2019
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Bitcoin transaction fees (BTC) increased by more than 2 times.



What does the increase in commissions in the Bitcoin (BTC) network mean, is it a precursor of market growth or a weak digital currency?

In April, the average commissions for conducting transactions in the Bitcoin network rose again – and this is after they have stayed at a level slightly above $ 0.5 over the past six full months. Currently, according to Bitcoincharts, they average from 1 to 2 dollars, that is, at least doubled.

Why do commissions grow?

Analysts recall that a significant increase in this indicator, up to $ 50, happened in December 2017, amid a growing market. Now the market is not growing as it was then, but Bitcoin could regularly turn out to be above the level of 5.2 thousand dollars. In the cryptocurrency sphere, optimism prevails in general.

In addition to the fact that Bitcoin sets records on the number of transactions in the network, the growth of average commissions means that an increasing number of users prefer to pay more in order to receive confirmation of the transaction quickly.

However, bitcoin is not in a market vacuum. As the supporters of the fork of the Bitcoin Bitcoin Cash network pay attention, “the commission for transactions on Bitcoin is almost 1.2 thousand times higher than on the Bitcoin cache”, which is confirmed by the latest data.

Meanwhile, in both cases, if we compare it with bank card commissions, transactions with cryptocurrencies are more attractive. So, as Joel Shacleton, vice president of Canadian Gold Investment Management, said: “Once at the Johannesburg airport, I needed US dollars, and I had a card on which Canadian dollars lay. As a result, in total, I paid commissions in the amount of $ 57 and still faced a spread at exchange rates of 3.5%. ”

Thus, even if the competition in cryptocurrency is high, in general they prove to be more effective than the classical instruments of financial transactions.

Publication date 21.04.2019
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