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Binance reigns as the largest Initial Exchange Offering platform, finds BitMEX research

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Binance reigns as the largest Initial Exchange Offering platform, finds BitMEX research
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Initial Exchange Offerings [IEO] is usually referred to as the concept replacing Initial Coin Offering [ICO]. More so, several new projects are opting to raise funds via an IEO instead of an ICO, considering the fact that top exchanges are the ones providing this service.

Binance, one of the largest exchanges in the world was one of the first exchanges to introduce a token sale platform, Binance Launchpad. The platform conducted a token sale for nine projects, with the most significant one being the BitTorrent token sale. A recent report by BitMEX research on Initial Exchange Offerings revealed that Binance was the largest Initial Exchange Offering platform.

Additionally, the exchange raised a total of $17.3 million in IEOs so far, with BitTorrent being the largest token sale on the platform since it raised $7.5 million via the IEO. The second largest token sale that took place on the platform was the Celer Network, with the project raising $4.5 million, and the third largest was Fetch.AI, with the project raising $4.1 million.



Source: BitMEX research

Source: BitMEX research

Notably, other exchanges providing token sale services on the platform include Huobi, Bittrex, Okex, BitMax, and KuCoin. So far, Huobi has held two token sales on its platform, for TOP and Newton, and secured the second position after raising a total of $8.1 million. Bittrex stood third with a total of $7 million for one project, VeriBlock.

BitMEX research stated,

“The number of IEOs taking place has intensified in recent months, as the model is proving somewhat successful. Smaller exchange platforms are attempting to replicate the model [..] US$38.9m has been raised so far by IEOs in 2019 (up to 25th April). Binance has been the most prolific IEO platform by a considerable margin.”

Top exchange platforms by IEO funds raised | Source: BitMEX Research

Top exchange platforms by IEO funds raised | Source: BitMEX Research





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Priya is a full-time member of the reporting team at AMBCrypto. She is a finance major with one year of writing experience. She has not held any value in Bitcoin or other currencies.

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Bitcoin [BTC]: Don’t buy BTC at the top, buy it right now, says CNBC’s Brian Kelly

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Bitcoin [BTC]: 'Don't buy BTC at the top, buy it right now', says CNBC's Brian Kellyq
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Bitcoin’s [BTC] rapid movement on the cryptocurrency charts revitalized an industry which was touted to be dead and buried in early 2019. The events over the past few weeks have not only increased the value of Bitcoin, but have also assisted in raising the collective market cap and the prices of other cryptocurrencies.

Giving more insight into this market movement was CNBC’s Brian Kelly, who touched upon the price fluctuations, as well as where the world’s largest cryptocurrency can go from here. The Bitcoin baller claimed that the 100 percent bounce back from Bitcoin’s lows was a great incentive for new investors. It also provided a reprieve for existing players in the market. Kelly claimed,

“Investors are wondering what the next market driver could be and in my opinion there are a couple of things. First of all we are starting to see the institutional players get into the field, evidenced by the entry of Fidelity and other such companies. Even the retail perspective is huge, with TD Ameritrade investing in Eris X with sources claiming that the organization will open BTC trade for customers in the  next three to six months.”

Kelly also spoke about how the market was entering a phase of a supply cut, where the supply of Bitcoin gets cut in the overall spectrum of the market. According to him, there is generally a price rally a year into the rise and a year out of it, and the combination of the supply cut and the rise in demand will be beneficial to Bitcoin’s price.



The CNBC official was also careful to inform holders and investors that while the price is holding at this point, people need to be careful since the market might be in the mood for a reversal. He warned,

“Do not buy it at the top but rather buy it now.”

At the time of writing, Bitcoin was trading at $7943.23, with a total market cap of $140.712 billion. The 24-hour market volume was holding at $24.816 billion and the BTC market was moving up by 0.45%.





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