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Binance Incinerates $450 Million Worth of BNB Tokens in Quarterly Event

Oct 18, 2023 at 06:47 am

Recently, Binance, a prominent player in the cryptocurrency exchange arena, declared the execution of a meticulously planned token incineration process. This move effectively eliminated over $450 million worth of BNB tokens, marking a significant event in the crypto sphere as more than 2.1 million BNB tokens were taken out of circulation.

Token incineration, a deliberate process, involves permanently taking tokens out of circulation by sending them to an address devoid of any controlling entity. This strategic move fundamentally decreases the total supply of tokens, potentially leading to an augmented value for tokens like BNB, thereby benefiting their holders.

BNB stands as the linchpin of the BNB Chain ecosystem and serves as the intrinsic currency for both the BNB Beacon Chain and BNB Smart Chain. Initially introduced through an initial coin offering (ICO) in 2017, BNB's aggregate supply is on course to be curtailed to 100 million through an automated burning mechanism. This mechanism tailors the quantity of BNB to be burned based on the prevailing price of BNB and the volume of blocks generated on the BNB Smart Chain (BSC) in each quarterly period.

During the Asian afternoon hours on Monday, BNB was exchanging hands at $212, signifying a 2% surge in value over the preceding 24-hour period as indicated by available data sources.

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