Binance, in One-Two Punch to Rival Exchanges, Readies Margin Trading
Binance has given its traders a peek into its upcoming margin trading platform, and its native cryptocurrency BNB soared by a double-digit percentage. | Source: Shutterstock
By CCN: Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has given followers a peek into its margin trading screen, and its native cryptocurrency BNB surged as much as 10% in response. Speculation about Binance’s expansion into margin trading has been swirling for a while.
True to the company’s style, they took to Twitter to reveal a screenshot of the upcoming margin trading user interface, posing the question to followers: “Dark mode or Light mode?” According to a report in TechCrunch, the new feature will be rolled out “soon.” With the screenshot comes a warning that while margin trading can deliver “higher profits,” there are also “greater risks.”
— Binance (@binance) May 24, 2019
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That’s the beauty of being a decentralized company. You can tease major announcements like this without any regulatory backlash because BNB is a utility token and not a security.
Binance Coin (BNB) soared roughly 10% on the heels of the development while the broader crypto market also trades in the green. The seventh-biggest cryptocurrency by market cap has shown resilience to the exchange’s $40 million bitcoin hack and is trading at a fresh high of more than $30.
Until now, Arthur Hayes’ BitMEX has been ruling the roost on bitcoin margin trading.