Connect with us
Active Currencies 14724
Market Cap $2,635,582,433,449.06
Bitcoin Share 51.46%
24h Market Cap Change $3.74

As BNB Chain logs high development activity, will the tides finally turn in its favor?

2min Read

The BNB Smart Chain performed the ‘Luban’ hard fork on its testnet on 27 April, which was set to bring a host of enhancements and new features.

As BNB Chain logs high development activity, will the tides finally turn in its favor?

Share this article

  • There was a sharp jump in BNB Chain’s development activity.
  • Large addresses began to accumulate BNB tokens in their portfolios.

Right from regulatory clampdowns to growing number of hacks, the Binance ecosystem faced numerous challenges in 2023. However, there were signs that the situation was easing out for the crypto behemoth.

BNB Chain [BNB] recorded a noticeable jump in transaction fees collected on the platform, clocking a weekly growth rate of more than 6%, according to Token Terminal. The jump was due to increasing network traffic as the number of daily active users on the chain rose by nearly 5% in the same time period.


Is your portfolio green? Check the BNB Profit Calculator


The recent move by BNB Chain to cut down its transaction cost by 40% could have played a big part in enticing users to its network. However, there was more to look forward to.

Source: Token Terminal

Another key upgrade in the pipeline

The BNB Smart Chain performed the ‘Luban’ hard fork on its testnet on 27 April, which was set to bring a host of enhancements and new features.

The most prominent among them was the BEP-126 which introduces fast finality mechanism. This modification would make it possible to reach block finality in two blocks, decreasing the likelihood of chain reorganization.

However, the fast finality capability won’t be fully activated until the Plato upgrade.

Another enhancement, the BEP-174, will bring a new governance proposal to improve the management of the relayer whitelist by introducing Relayer Managers. Furthermore, BEP-221 will introduce a new precompiled contract to validate the CometBFT light blocks.

BNB whale accumulation increases but…

Though the Luban Upgrade was only launched on the testnet, there were reasons to believe that the upgrade would be live on the mainnet soon, as indicated by the jump in BNB’s development activity. This metric is an indicator of a network’s commitment to improve the capabilities of products.


How much are 1,10,100 BNBs worth today?


Big addresses reacted to these ecosystem updates and started to stack their portfolios with BNB tokens. The supply held by large addresses, which was stagnant until 22 April, showed an uptick of late.

Still, it was not enough to bring a change in investors’ perception. This was evident as the weighted sentiment trended in the negative territory. At press time, BNB exchanged hands at $320.52, down by more than 3% in the 24-hour period as per CoinMarketCap data.

Source: Santiment

Share

Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
Read the best crypto stories of the day in less than 5 minutes
Subscribe to get it daily in your inbox.
Please check the format of your first name and/or email address.

Thank you for subscribing to Unhashed.