This prediction came after the leader of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency exchange commented on data in a recent tweet that showed Binance’s exchange token, Binance Coin (BNB), as the only top-50 cryptocurrency still positive in 2018.
wow, honored. Don't worry, I think the cycle should be complete soon, given the mainstream news coverage of events. Understand blockchain and crypto is not going away, other than the non-believer speculators that was shaken out (they will come back), adoption is increasing. https://t.co/lI3BkMRbt9
— CZ (not giving crypto away) (@cz_binance) August 23, 2018
We separately reported last week that despite the massive downward market pressure, BNB has performed relatively well and is up around 15% this year. Since hitting an all-time high of $24.91 in January, BNB has retreated nearly 60% to $9.64. While in any other market this would seem like a total collapse, BNB has actually outperformed every other major cryptocurrency this year.
The bullish price action amidst a massive market decay is in part due to the fact that Binance has used Binance 20% of its profits to buy back BNB and destroy them every quarter. They will continue to do so until 50% of all the BNB (100 million) removed from circulation.
This relative success of the exchange token has resulted in at least 90% of Binance employees to accept their salaries in the cryptocurrency, according to recent reports.
BNB is currently ranked 15th in the AltDex 100 Index (ALT100), a benchmark index for large-cap cryptocurrencies and tokens, and first in the AltDex Exchange Token Index (ALTEXC), where it constitutes 35% of the benchmark index.
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