Binance Coin Intro
Binance exchange was launched much later than it competitors but the team behind charismatic CEO CZ, swept the market and its competitors and won the hears to millions of traders, making it one of the largest and most trusted crypto exchanges today.
The exchange’s revenue model is primarily driven by trading fees with the maximum fee being 0.1% per trade. A variety of discounts are available to the standard 0.1% fee from periodic promotions, volume based discounts, and most notably use of the Binance token (BNB) to pay fees.
Currently, users that pay trading fees with BNB receive a 25% discount, with that number halving each year until it is phased out in 2021. To complement fixed fee trading Binance has been exploring maker-taker trading as another potential option for order execution.
Binance pre-mined a total of 200 million BNB tokens prior to its public launch on July 14, 2017 and they intend to buyback and burn 50% (100 million BNB) of the pre-mine token supply over time resulting in a long-term fixed supply of 100 million tokens once the buyback is complete. Buybacks are scheduled to take place quarterly funded by 20% of Binance’s profits.
Year in Review
Increasing cryptocurrency adoption is one of Binance’s key goals and in 2018, they added no less than 50 partners who have adopted BNB into their ecosystems. The Binance Coin now has some of the most versatile use cases, including paying for flights, hotels, or just coffee. You can even use it as collateral for loans.
BNB Roadmap for 2019
Binance Chain mainnet is planned to go live, with Binance DEX as the main service that will run on top of it. The BNB blockchain will be governed by dPoS consensus of 11 nodes that will reach “decentralization” through pBFT, similarly to NEO blockchain.
A DPoS-based blockchain counts with a voting system where stakeholders outsource their work to a third-party. In other words, they are able to vote for a few delegates that will secure the network on their behalf. The delegates may also be referred to as witnesses and they are responsible for achieving consensus during the generation and validation of new blocks.
The Binance Coin (BNB) will be swapping from the Ethereum blockchain and move to its main net after the DEX launches during the first part of 2019. The Binance Coin was launched in 2017 raising $15 million and it is currently based on the ERC-20 standard.
Binance Coin (BNB) will play an integral role on the new blockchain and decentralized exchange. This token can be used to pay for exchange fees, and doing so will allow investors to receive a discount on the cost of their trade.
General Market Movements and Sentiment Shift
The downfall of altcoins that were mainstream media darlings at the start of the year, BNB among them, can be attributed, in part, to novice investors getting scared off once the bear market kicked in with a vengeance. Every resurgence of bitcoin in recent period, was met with the, for the most part, inability of altcoins to rally with it. Reason for that can be rookie investors learning from their mistakes, while smart money that was previously watching from the sidelines has begun to enter into bitcoin.
These entities weren’t about to buy BTC when it was trading at an all-time high, but they’ll take a look now, having missed the boat the first time around. None of them, it seems, are interested in altcoins however, despite the fact that many are trading at a 5x discount. Institutional investors may be cautious, but they’re not foolish.
Some altcoins will continue to have some speculative value for the foreseeable future. But just like the now infamous tulips, the hysteria will eventually subside. We are already witnessing the first phases of that slide and even though most of the bag holders react emotionally to articles that criticize their coins, I am just observing the developments on the market. You better start emotionally detaching yourself from your “great sounding” coin because if goes nowhere, ideas are worthless without execution and real users that see value in the project.
Our BNB Price Prediction for 2019
BNB, as the rest of the market, is tied at the hip of bitcoin’s price action. If bitcoin embarks on another bull run, BNB can hope for one as well. Since that is very unlikely, don’t expect much to change for BNB price-wise in this year. So 2019 will be a year of boring sideways action with minor bitcoin ignited jumps and slumps.
The main currency in cryptocurrency markets is Bitcoin and given this, altcoins tend to fuel Bitcoin runs and Bitcoin tends to do the same in return. Given this relationship, Bitcoin price movements (or lack thereof) tend to effect altcoin prices.
When Bitcoin goes up swiftly, it will likely:
- Suppress or depress altcoins as money flows into Bitcoin;
- Or, take altcoins along for the ride
In cases when Bitcoin plunges, it will likely:
- Depress altcoins as money flows into fiat;
- Or, cause altcoins to boom as money flows into them, but this is rarely the case.
When Bitcoin moves sideways, it will likely:
- Cause altcoins to mimic that as traders wait for a clear sign on the direction of the market;
- Or, cause altcoins to flourish as traders look for returns in altcoins and try to get favorable trades in terms of BTC pairs.
To summarize, Bitcoin is the focal point of the crypto market in many ways, and with BTC trading pairs on every exchange, the gravity of Bitcoin is hard to evade.
The majority of projects will fail — some startups are created just to gather funds and disappear, some would not handle the competition, but most are just ideas that look good on paper, but in reality, are useless for the market.
Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum said:
“There are some good ideas, there are a lot of very bad ideas, and there are a lot of very, very bad ideas, and quite a few scams as well”
As a result, over 95% of successful ICOs and cryptocurrency projects will fail and their investors will lose money. The other 5% of projects will become the new Apple, Google or Alibaba in the cryptoindustry. Will BNB be among those 5%?
Considering their parent company is Binance exchange’s rapid expansion and growth, BNB token is almost a safe bet when it comes to surviving.
The token itself is borderline security and this regulation incertitude could be the biggest threat for the otherwise bright future of BNB token.
Considering the well thought and designed token economy with ever decreasing total supply, BNB has a lot of room for price growth. It is one of the rare coins that is actually recording new highs despite the prolonged bear market in cryptocurrency world.
Binance states that they are going to use BNB for other projects that could generate value. You could use it to participate in new ICOs on Binance Launchpad.
No new BNBs are going to be issued (or at least, not for now). There is no verifiable information on who bought BNBs in the ICO or who currently holds it, but if Binance continues growing at the current rate, people always have the economic incentive to buy BNB to save in fees in the first years.
As the number of Binance users grows, so will the number of BNB token holders – which would lead to increased demand and subsequently to price rise. Binance already reports to have around 2.5 million users per month which is a solid base for their token stability.
Barring any huge incidents like hacks or regulation clamp down on Binance exchange, BNB token is one of the rare coins that looks like a good investment right now, even though it already recorded a huge jump in prices this year. Considering that the hype of Binance mainnet and DEX launch is still in its initial phase and BNB token playing a central role in the whole story, BNB token definitely has a lot of room to go up, perhaps even entering top 4 coins, right behind the untouchables: BTC, ETH and XRP.
Market prediction for Binance Coin BNB Price 2019
With the market being completely unpredictable, forecasting the cryptocurrency price is really more of a gamble and luck rather than a data driven guesstimate.
Let’s throw a glance at the eminent publications and personalities, and their predictions regarding the BNB price, which will give us another point of view to consider:
Walletinvestor is a popular website that does technical analysis-based price predictions of various cryptocurrencies. According to them, BNB is expected to go only modestly up to $16.18 in one year.
Trading Beasts BNB Price Prediction
TradingBeasts algorithm is traditionally much more optimistic in its forecasts but not when it comes to Binance coin – it sees BNB dropping to $8.53 by December 2019 which means it will do an almost 2x drop from its current price.
Cryptoground predicts that BNB might fall to $6.10 by the end of 2019. They even added their version of BNB price prediction 2024, where they stated that BNB might reach $28 by 2024.
Digitalcoinprice gave a slightly positive prediction saying that by 2019 end, BNB might be just a shred more valuable than now – $26.23 per coin.
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