Binance is launching its own blockchain

The proprietary Blockchain Binance Chain will manage several areas of business along with off-chain transaction settlement
14 March 2018   574

On March 13 Binance announced the launch of its blockchain platform. Binance has conducted a comprehensive research on the nature and current technologies of blockchain paradigm and has extracted key points of improvement of the exchange with the introduction of the platform. Namely, the blockchain will focus on asset trade and transfer that are specific to the platform. The key parameters of the Binance Chain will be its performance, usability and liquidity.

Moreover, Binance is likely to launch a separate decentralized exchange that will have its own token. This is hinted within the statement as Binance Coin (BNB) will be renewed for blockchain mainnet. With this shift, Binance announced its transition from a company to a community, and will act as a venture platform for all-new coins and ICOs. Although BNB is an ERC20 token that lives on Ethereum blockchain, its use was limited to customer deposits and withdrawals as most of transactions were settled off-chain - initially, Binance is a centralized cryptocurrency exchange.

In the end, Binance will operate both centralized and decentralized exchanges in the coming future, cooperating with one another and staying independent nonetheless. Looks like, Binance is turning into a solution for a full range of cryptocurrency services.

Binance to Start New Fiat Exchange Beta Test

As reported, CEO of the exchange had announced the new platform at event in Singapore
17 September 2018   156

On Tuesday, September 18, Binance will launch closed beta testing of a new trading platform with support for Fiat in Singapore.

The corresponding statement of the head of Binance Changpeng Zhao made on Twitter.

I just slipped that we will begin Binance Singapore fiat exchange live money closed beta testing on Sept 18th, in 3 days. Invitation only first. Exciting!
 

Changpeng Zhao

Founder, Binance

Other details of the new Binance initiative have not yet been disclosed, but it can be assumed that the new exchange will support the Singapore dollar.

As Finance Magnates clarifies, Changpeng Zhao also reported on the launch of the new platform at the blockchaain conference in Singapore, where co-founder and CEO of the Gemini exchange Tyler Winklewoss also attended.

Last week Binance signed a memorandum of understanding with the Stock Exchange of Malta, under which a platform will be launched to trade tokens with the properties of securities.