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Binance’s ecosystem witnesses a rebound but BNB is still not out of the woods

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After sustained periods of decline, network activity on the chain has started to rebound. The daily active users shot up to its highest level in more than a month.

Binance's ecosystem witnesses a rebound but BNB is still not out of the woods

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  • Daily active users shot up to 1.41 million on 9 May.
  • TVL on the chain witnessed its steepest monthly drop.

Since the beginning of 2023, Binance’s blockchain ecosystem dealt with a variety of issues, including regulatory crackdowns and increase in the number of hacks on its BNB Chain. However, amidst the uncertainty, there was a silver lining for the crypto juggernaut.


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After sustained periods of decline, network activity on the chain has started to rebound. The daily active users shot up to 1.41 million on 9 May, the biggest surge seen in more than a month.

Moreover, the jump in the number of users boosted the overall trading activity as the transaction fees collected on the platform also hit a 2-week high.

Source: DeFiLlama

Not everything was hunky-dory

While the growing network traffic could have cheered the BNB fanbase, the liquidity on the chain continued to deplete.

The total value locked (TVL) on the BNB Chain was in a steady downtrend, falling more than 15% over the last month to $5.37 billion at the time of writing. This was the steepest monthly drop among major blockchains.

Source: DeFiLlama

The dwindling liquidity coincided with BNB’s price trajectory over the last month. The exchange token shed 4.7% of its value in the last month, data from CoinMarketCap revealed.

Due to the continuing downturn, investors’ sentiment plunged back into negative territory. The MVRV Ratio also declined sharply, indicating that most holders of BNB would incur losses if they were to sell their tokens.

The uncertainty led large addresses to adopt the wait-and-watch approach as supply held by them plateaued in May after steadily rising during the last week of April.

Source: Santiment

Volume on Binance plunges

According to data analytics firm CCData, spot trading volume on the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange fell by 48.1% to $287bn in April. This marked its second-lowest monthly trading volume since 2021.

Moreover, its market share declined, dropping to 46.3% for the second consecutive month, the lowest level since October 2022.

However, it was not only Binance which felt the pinch. The financial contagion induced by the collapse of big banking entities in the U.S. engulfed other centralized crypto exchanges (CEXs) as well.


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Spot trading volume across all CEXs fell by 40% in April, the lowest since December.

According to a report by Financial Times, one of the top officials from Binance lashed out at the current regulatory environment for crypto trading in the U.S. and would do “everything it possibly can” to be regulated in the UK.

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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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