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Binance Launchpad update to introduce token sale by lottery

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One of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, Binance, introduced a lottery system for its token sale through Launchpad, the exchange’s token launch platform. The update was announced via an official post on 24 March.

The update will see the exchange abandoning its “first come-first-served” system which left many users tokenless owing to their surging demand. A notable example of this system was Binance’s sale of BitTorrent tokens [BTT] in January, 50 billion of which was sold out in 15 minutes.

Binance will introduce a “lottery” as an upgrade on its previous system. Under this new method, prior to the scheduled date of the lottery, the tickets that can be claimed will depend on how many Binance Coins [BNB] users hold within a 20-day period. The lottery will then be drawn via a “transparent, randomized system with a random selection of lottery tickets based on tail digits.”

The Lottery Ticket allocation based on the BNB held is given below,

Source: Binance Blog

Users will be allowed to decide how many lottery tickets they wish to enter, with the maximum amount being based on their BNB holdings. The exchange will then select multi-digit numbers that will be matched against the tail digits of the tickets issued to determine the winners.

“This process will continue until the maximum number of winners (previously set) are matched. The respective BNB will be deducted from each winning user’s balance, as soon as they are deemed a winner.”

Binance also listed out the set of risks and concerns it foresaw with this system. The exchange’s native token will see a degree of price fluctuation due to this model. However, Binance predicted that these will be minimal changes. After the announcement was made, the price of BNB surged by over 15 percent against the US Dollar.

During the 20-day period when users will accumulate BNB, the exchange attested that the price will fluctuate,

“If BNB price drops, it is entirely possible the drop in BNB price will outweigh any gains made by the new token. That is first assuming you win in the lottery draw. Further, the new token being sold is not guaranteed to increase in price. It may drop in price.”

Binance ended on an advisory note, requesting users to not hold BNB for the sole purpose of the Launchpad events. The next set of projects emanating from the Launchpad will be intimated to the community in the next two weeks, the exchange concluded.



Additionally, reports suggest that the exchange is looking to make cryptocurrency trading riskier. Binance is looking to introduce margin trading within their services, thereby allowing users to trade on borrowed funds.

Further, Binance will look to shift their base of operations if regulators voice their disapproval for the margin trading feature.





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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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