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Binance dominates CEX space, but here’s the biggest concern

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Binance dominates CEX space, but here's the biggest concern

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  • Binance continues to dominate the CEX space. 
  • Declining NFT sales and staking trends signal shifts in user interests.

Binance, one of the largest centralized crypto exchanges has managed to dominate the CEX space over the last year, according to data provided by Delphi Digital.

Despite many crypto users opting for decentralized exchanges after the FTX debacle, Binance continued to see a growth in users’ numbers. In fact, Binance outperformed other major exchanges such as Coinbase and Huobi.

Realistic or not, here’s BNB’s market cap in BTC’s terms

No reserve

One of the reasons for Binance’s continued dominance could be its proof of reserves. The exchange implemented this system to inspire trust from its users, especially after the FTX collapse.

According to data from Dune Analytics, stablecoins dominate the reserves, making up 57.3% of overall reserves. The rest of the reserves are made up of ETH (13.1%), BNB (10.2%), and other altcoins (19%). This transparent and secure system could have played a major role in keeping users on the platform, even in times of uncertainty.

Source: Dune Analytics

In fact, the activity on the Binance Coin (BNB) blockchain was also increasing. The number of daily transactions hit 2.44 million over the last week, and the number of daily active users on BNB has increased too.

Additionally, despite a spike in revenue generated by the stakers, the number of stakers of BNB has declined over the last 30 days. According to Staking Rewards, the metric decreased by 1.23% over the last 30 days, despite the revenue increasing by 30% in the same period.

Source: Dune Analytics

The NFT angle

The NFT market on Binance has also seen a decrease in volume over the last few months. According to Dune Analytics data, the demand for popular Binance NFTs decreased.

Popular NFT collections such as SPACE ID and PancakeSwap Squad have witnessed a 75% and 20% decline in traders respectively. The decreasing demand for these NFTs could be an indication of a decline in interest in the Binance NFT ecosystem.

Source: Dune Analytics

Well, despite growing prices, Binance‘s market cap dominance decreased, and a drop in volatility was also observed according to Messari’s data.

How many are 1,10,100 BNB worth today

Source: Messari

While Binance has managed to maintain its dominance in the CEX space, the declining trends in NFTs and staking could signal a shift in users’ interests.


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.
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