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Binance Coin [BNB] surges by 15% following Launchpad roll-out announcement

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Binance Coin [BNB] surges over 15% following Launchpad rollout announcement
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Binance coin [BNB], the seventh largest crypto asset on CoinMarketCap, pumped by over 15% and posted significant gains while slowly emerging from the crypto winter.

At press time, BNB held a market cap of $2.45 billion. The coin’s price was clocked at $17.35. The crypto asset registered a 24-hour trading volume accounting for $326.90 million. Further, Binance’s native token exhibited a growth rate of 9.71% over the past seven days.

Source: TradingView

The coin continued to show bullish movement despite hitting minor lows. BNB token gained traction after the cryptocurrency exchange revealed a new structure for the token launch on its native Launchpad. According to the latest announcement, the token launch will be conducted as a lottery, as opposed to the previous system of first-come-first-served.



Source: Twitter

Binance’s official blog released the table below. It presents the new structure that would allows users holding more BNB tokens with greater access to the lottery tickets.

Source: Twitter

The latest token launch drew considerable flak from BNB token holders, with some calling the format unfair and accusing the trading platform of catering only to BNB whales. Addressing these criticisms, Binance’s CEO and Founder, CZ tweeted,

“Will address some of the questions/concerns/feedback in this thread. Our new Launchpad model is not set in stone. It’s the result of multiple detailed discussions over the weekend, while considering all angles. We will consider suggestions and will make certain tweaks.”





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Bitcoin [BTC] surges above $5,500 and breaks major resistance level; collective market rises

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Bitcoin [BTC] surges above $5,500 breaking major resistance level; collective market surges
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Bitcoin [BTC] broke out of its sideways trend that saw coins fall after a brilliant start to April. This “break-out” is especially significant since it came days after the coin was trading sluggishly, pulling the market cap below $175 billion.

After breaking the $5,200 level on April 16, the coin held steady, showing no noticeable dips. However, it also began losing the momentum it had gained when it rose by 15 percent on April 2. Many saw the past week as Bitcoin losing steam, opining that a drop to as low as $4,000 would manifest. This pessimism coupled with the delisting dilemma saw the global market decline by 3.31 percent over the past weekend.

Given this backdrop, the present Bitcoin price incline was even more bullish for the collective market. Further, this was not just an effort to shrug off “sideways bears,” but instead, two key levels were broken in order to usher a collective market rise and sustain BTC bullishness.

Source: Trading View

RESISTANCE

The first, as indicated by eToro’s senior market analyst Mati Greenspan, was the resistance level of $5,350. When Bitcoin began to consolidate following the early April high, Greenspan stated that if the BTC price were to punch above the aforementioned level, it “would likely serve as confirmation that we’re pushing higher and will lead to further buying pressure.”

Greenspan stated that the $5,350 level acted as a major support level throughout 2018. Hence, it is incredibly important that Bitcoin surge above it in the next rise to consolidate buying pressure. Another important point to signal the coming of a bullish market was the 200-day moving average which Bitcoin has stayed above since the April 2 rally.

PSYCHOLOGY

The other significant level for the collective market is Bitcoin’s ascendance over $5,500, which it managed courtesy of this rally. Many, including Greenspan, pegged $5,000 as a key psychological level for the coin and hence, the rise above $5,500 less than three weeks after $5,000 was broken will bring back optimism to the BTC market.



Further, as was seen in the April 2 rise, the Bitcoin pump resulted in the king coin increasing its market dominance. At the close of March, Bitcoin was edging closer to losing the majority. However, the rally saw its share increase to 52.4 percent within a day. Following this recent 4.61 percent increase against the US Dollar, the king coin’s dominance increased to 53.2 percent.

Given the elasticity of the collective market to changes in Bitcoin’s price, the market was awash in green as Bitcoin broke the resistance and psychological levels. Amid this bullish charge, some coins stood out for their above-average gains, which included Bitcoin Cash [BCH], Cardano [ADA], EOS [EOS], Litecoin [LTC], and the exchange-ousted Bitcoin SV [BSV].





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