- The team at BNB Chain has released an updated roadmap of the project.
- At the core of the roadmap is increased decentralization, sidechains, META Apes, a Metaverse, and open-source code.
- Binance Coin (BNB) continues to trade above the $300 support, with $350 the next resistance level.
The team at BNB Chain has announced the launch of a new technical roadmap focusing on several improvements to the popular blockchain.
BNB Chain to Have Sidechains, META Apes, a Metaverse and Open Source Code
According to the BNB Chain team, the project plans to undergo significant decentralization and the introduction of sidechains to improve its capacity. Improvements over the next few months will include the introduction of the aforementioned sidechains to its BNB Mainnet, the introduction of META Apes and a Metaverse, doubling the number of its validators to 41 through the BEP-131 proposal, and enhancing the chain’s block gas capacity to 200 million in Q3 of this year.
The team went on to explain that they planned on making the code to the BNB Beacon coin open-source and planned on guaranteeing that the BNB Chain had no downtime.
Chief Ecosystem Pilot K.:
It’s the blockchain platform that has the highest amount of transactions on record, close to 3 billion, and 1300 Dapps. And there has never been a glitch: no downtime! What other blockchain platforms can say the same?
— BNB Chain 🔶 (@BNBCHAIN) May 31, 2022
Binance Coin (BNB) Continues to Exhibit Strength Above $300
With respect to price action, Binance Coin (BNB) is actively trading at $322, which is above the crucial $300 support level. However, BNB remains in bearish territory, trading below the 50-day (white), 100-day (yellow), and 200-day (green) moving averages, as seen in the chart below.
Also, from the chart, it can be observed that the daily MFI is almost in slightly overbought territory of 68, indicating that BNB’s momentum might be running out. The daily RSI is in neutral territory at around 50, with the daily MACD indicating low levels of buying interest from the bulls, further confirmed by the low daily trade volume.
Consequently, Binance Coin (BNB) might successfully retest the $350 resistance level before a rejection at the same area.
To note is that the mood in both the traditional and crypto markets is one of uncertainty, given that the US Fed is meant to start its tightening monetary policy tomorrow, June 1st. Therefore, caution is advised when going long on Binance Coin (BNB) in the crypto markets.
CZ: Binance Is Looking at 50 to 100 Deal Proposals From Projects Affected by the Crypto Market Drawdown
- CZ has clarified that Binance is looking at 50 to 100 deal proposals from crypto projects affected by the ongoing crypto winter.
- CZ was correcting reports by the Block that had misquoted him as saying that Binance was looking at 5,200 deals.
The founder and CEO of Binance, CZ, has clarified via Twitter that the exchange was looking at 50 to 100 deals from crypto companies affected by the ongoing bear market.
His clarification comes from publications such as The Block, misquoting him as saying that the exchange was looking at ‘5,200 deal proposals amid the market downturn.’ CZ’s clarification on the matter can be found in the following tweet.
Game of telephone. During my live interview with Yahoo earlier, I said 50 to 100. The clip is online. It become 5200 somehow by one journalist somewhere… And even CMC reposted the “news”. 😂 pic.twitter.com/VXpATG7dBp
— CZ 🔶 Binance (@cz_binance) June 24, 2022
Easy to See How it Happens. Probably My Fault for Poor Pronunciation – CZ.
In a follow-up Tweet, CZ explained that he understood how he might have been misquoted, explaining that he was probably at fault due to poor pronunciation. He said:
Fifty to a hundred => Fifty two hundred
Easy to see how it happens. Probably my fault too for poor pronunciation. And big numbers spread. Made my day.
Binance is Looking for Ways to Help Struggling Crypto Companies.
CZ’s misquoted statement comes from Yahoo.Finance interview where he explained that the crypto exchange was looking for ways to help struggling companies through loans, minority investments, or majority acquisitions.
He also pointed out that crypto projects knew Binance had substantial cash reserves and was the main reason the exchange was being approached for funding. He explained:
Everybody knows we have the largest cash reserves in the industry. We just launched the Cristiano Ronaldo deal yesterday. That is a multi-hundred dollar, multi-year deal. So we have cash reserves. Everyone already knows that in this industry and they are talking to us.
Clear Regulatory Guidelines on Reserves for Crypto Projects.
Concerning crypto regulations in a time when projects are becoming insolvent and possibly bankrupt, CZ emphasized the need for regulatory clarity and more communication from projects in distress. He said:
I think there should be clear regulatory guidelines on reserves for different types of businesses in the crypto space. I don’t think there are such clear guidelines today in most countries and also there should be requirements for transparency and disclosure.
We have seen certain projects when they are under stress, the stop communication which is really bad…especially if you are under stress, you got to communicate more frequently with users. So that is something we are trying to push the industry players to do but more regulatory guidelines in this area will definitely help.
Tron’s (TRX) Total Accounts Hits a New Milestone of 100M As the Project Celebrates its 4th Anniversary
- The total number of accounts on the Tron blockchain has hit a new milestone of 100 million.
- Tron is also celebrating its 4th Anniversary as an independent chain after migrating from Ethereum on June 25th, 2018.
The total number of accounts on the Tron blockchain has hit a new milestone of 100 million. The team at Tron DAO highlighted the milestone through the tweet below which also pointed out that Tron was ‘the world’s fastest growing public chain with 3.4 billion transactions, millions of daily active users and continuous daily new accounts every day.’
🎉Congratulations!!! #TRON‘s total accounts exceeded 100 million! Milestone achieved!
🚀#TRON is the world’s fastest-growing public chain with 3.4 billion transactions, millions of DAU, and continuous daily new accounts every day.
— TRON DAO (@trondao) June 25, 2022
100 Million Users is Just a Beginning of Tron’s Mass Adoption – Justin Sun
TRON total users just surpassed 100 million.
It is just a beginning of our mass adoption journey! Always remember there are 7 billion people on this planet!
Tron Celebrates its 4th Anniversary as an Independent Blockchain.
Also today, the Tron project and community celebrated its fourth Anniversary as an independent chain after migrating from Ethereum on June 25th, 2018. The Tron DAO team marked the event by tweeting a 2018 quote from Justin Sun saying, ‘ Tron is founded on a community of active users who should have their voices heard.’
🎉Celebrating the 4-year anniversary of #TRON independence day!
— TRON DAO (@trondao) June 25, 2022
The Price of Tron Continues to Benefit from Purchases of TRX by the TRON DAO Reserve.
With respect to value, Tron has benefited from the continual purchases of TRX by the Tron DAO reserve ‘to safeguard the overall blockchain industry and crypto market.’ The most recent purchase of $10 million worth of USDD and TRX was made earlier today as seen in the following tweet.
— TRON DAO Reserve (@trondaoreserve) June 25, 2022
The purchases by the Tron DAO reserve have been a way of preventing short sellers from pushing down the price of TRX and that of USDD. The impact of the purchases of TRX by the Tron DAO reserve can be seen in the following daily chart.
Also, from the chart, it can be concluded that the future price of TRX cannot be easily forecasted.
To begin with, the daily MACD is about to cross in a bullish manner below the baseline. Secondly, the daily MFI and RSI are in neutral territory of 45 and 42, respectively. Thirdly, Tron is about to experience a death cross with the 50-day moving average (white) and the 200-day moving average (green). Fourthly, Tron’s trade volume is also reducing, hinting at a bearish future for TRX.
Therefore, caution is advised when trading TRX, given the conflicting events of the Tron DAO Reserve’s mission to keep buying the digital asset and the bearish environment highlighted by some of the indicators on the daily chart.
Bitcoin Selling By Miners Could Continue into Q3 if BTC’s Price Does Not Improve – JP Morgan
- Bitcoin miners needing to sell could weigh down on the price of BTC for some time.
- According to analysts from JP Morgan, miners offloading Bitcoin to cover costs could continue into the third quarter of 2022 if the value of BTC does not improve.
- However, selling pressure could reduce, given Bitcoin production costs have dropped from $18k – $20k to $15k due to new machines being energy efficient.
Bitcoin miners needing to sell their coins could continue to weigh down the price of BTC for some time.
According to JP Morgan analysts, public-listed miners have already reported Bitcoin sales in May and June to increase their liquidity, meet production costs, and possible deleverage. The same public-listed miners make up 20% of the total Bitcoin miners.
Bitcoin Selling by Miners Could Continue into Q3 if BTC Prices Do Not Improve.
At the same time, the analysts from JP Morgan forecasted that privately-held Bitcoin miners could have sold a considerable chunk of their BTC holdings to meet ongoing costs. Furthermore, selling by all Bitcoin miners could roll into Q3 if BTC’s value did not improve. They explained:
Offloading of Bitcoins by miners, in order to meet ongoing costs or to delever, could continue into Q3 if their profitability fails to improve.
That offloading has likely already weighed on prices in May and June, though there is a risk that this pressure could continue.
Bitcoin’s Production Has Dropped to $15k.
On the bright side, the JP Morgan analysts pointed out that Bitcoin’s production costs had dropped from an average range of between $18k and $20k to a lower level of $15k. The drop is the result of improved energy efficiency in mining hardware and could assist in maintaining profitability for the miners.
To note is that the production costs of more extensive mining facilities are as low as $8k, which means that some Bitcoin miners are still earning comfortable profits.
Over $4B in Bitcoin Mining Loans are Coming Under Stress.
In another analysis, the team at Bloomberg had pointed out that the ongoing crypto market drawdown is exerting stress on $4 billion worth of loans taken by BTC miners and backed by their equipment. The report explained that ‘a growing number of loans are now underwater’ and a ‘few miners have defaulted on their loans so far.’
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