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DeFi Deep Dive - Binance Smart Chain and CeDeFi

Written By Ivan on Tech

Feb 16, 2021

The decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem is growing at an exponential rate, with the Total Value Locked (TVL) extending from a little over $1 billion to $40 billion in just the past year (according to DeFi Pulse). While these kinds of numbers are great for people who got in early, the inflated prices can make it feel like one has already missed that boat. If you feel it’s too late to catch the DeFi train on Ethereum, there are some other promising projects on the Binance Smart Chain.

The Binance Smart Chain is still a new platform and could be the place to find projects that haven't already skyrocketed out of reach in this bull run. Consequently, it can be worth it to inspect the Binance Smart Chain more in detail.

Nevertheless, before we look at any individual projects, let's first take a look at Binance and the Binance Smart Chain, to find out exactly what the Smart Chain does. 

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What is Binance Coin (BNB)?

Written By Ivan on Tech

Feb 09, 2021

Binance is much more than just an exchange - instead, it represents an ecosystem that provides a vast array of services for cryptocurrency startups, investors, and traders. These platforms are powered by the Binance Coin, often referred to as the BNB token. Binance Coin has performed well over recent months and has a solid tokenomic structure to expand its utility and increase scarcity. But, how does Binance make use of the BNB token? 

In this article, we’ll cover the multi-utility BNB token and its use cases throughout the Binance ecosystem. Also, we’ll explain the tokenomic structures that position Binance Coin to continue its price increase. Moreover, we’ll look at ways to safely purchase BNB tokens and different wallets to store them in. 

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Which Could Be The Top Crypto Exchanges 2021?

Written By Ivan on Tech

Dec 21, 2020

If you’ve ever had to do with cryptocurrencies, odds are you’ve come across at least one cryptocurrency exchange. In fact, according to CoinGecko, there are 418 crypto exchanges available where users can buy and sell their cryptocurrency. That is an overwhelming amount to choose from, with some unregulated and scam exchanges lurking in the corners. We don’t want our readers to lose out in any way, so we’ve compiled a list of the top cryptocurrency accounts as we head into next year. Without any further ado, let us, therefore, take a look at the “top crypto exchanges 2021” to use when entering the crypto space or managing your crypto funds.

In this article, we’ll look at the largest and most popular crypto exchanges, often used by those who are new to crypto. Secondly, we have split the article into two parts, explaining the difference between centralized and decentralized exchanges and the benefits and drawbacks of both. We have listed the...

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Breaking Down Binance - What is Binance Launchpad?

Written By Ivan on Tech

Dec 17, 2020

 

Binance is the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange in terms of trading volume and is reportedly the fastest-growing profitable unicorn start-up in history. However, there is much more to the ecosystem than just the exchange. There have been several very successful projects that have launched their initial token issuance through the Binance Launchpad. With each launch, more projects are attracting the eyes of investors. 

In this article, we’ll explore how to access the Binance Launchpad from both a project and user perspective. We’ll take a look at previous projects, and what makes Binance Launchpad projects successful. Furthermore, we’ll explain the other aspects of the Binance ecosystem that projects can access when successful in the Launchpad program. 

It’s great to see we have readers interested in up-and-coming crypto projects! If you’d like to learn more about the basics of blockchain technology whilst you’re here, make...

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Binance Chain and Binance Smart Chain - Exploring the Binance Ecosystem

Written By Ivan on Tech

Oct 26, 2020

Binance is often referred to as the world's number one crypto exchange platform in terms of trading volume, however, this crypto giant offers far more than their reputable centralized exchange. Binance has created its own blockchains; decentralized exchange, charity and funding schemes, education academy, Trust Wallet, alongside research monitoring the latest innovations and market analysis within the crypto industry.

In this article, we dive deeper into the services offered by Binance, explain how the protocols work, and the different ways to get involved in cryptocurrency through various platforms in the Binance ecosystem. Firstly, we'll explain the blockchain foundations of Binance and their most recent community update.

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Coinbase vs Binance: Comparing Two Popular Crypto Exchanges

Written By Ivan on Tech

Aug 16, 2020

Coinbase and Binance are both titans in the cryptocurrency exchange business. They are the two largest exchanges on the market right now, and primarily cater to people who are new to crypto. Those looking to buy Bitcoin for the first time often look to compare Coinbase vs Binance before making their purchase. Both offer an easy user experience, different displays, features, and offers.

In this article, we show you a complete review of both, to help you decide which one will be the best for you when you're first purchasing Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.

Centralized Exchanges

It's an important thing to note that both Binance and Coinbase are centralized exchanges, meaning they are run by a central organization.

Both exchanges offer a custodial service, whereby they keep hold of your private keys and funds for you in secure cold storage. This offers a seamless user experience, however, this also means that users technically do not own the coins, the exchanges do.

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