For the 13th iteration of its quarterly burn, the Binance platform destroyed 2,253,888 BNB, or the equivalent of $ 68 million. This is the largest BNB burn on record in terms of fiat value.
Every quarter since its inception, a colossal amount of BNB has been burned by Binance
The interest of a burn (or burn in French) is to reduce the number of tokens in circulation and therefore to increase the scarcity of the asset.
In the case of the B NB , such an initiative was provided for in the token whitepaper, and the repercussions on the price are always positive.
This weekend, October 17, therefore took place the 13th iteration of this massive burn. A total of 2,253,888 BNBs thus disappeared from circulation forever, the astronomical equivalent of 68 million dollars .
This 13th burn for BNB is the largest ever recorded in terms of value in fiat currency, and the 4th in terms of amount of BNB burned. This still represents 1.13% of the total outstanding BNB supply.
On these other components, the 13th iteration is far from the previous 2, where 3.4 and 3.5 million tokens had been destroyed. The same goes for the decrease in the supply in circulation, with 1.69% and 1.74% of BNB withdrawn from the markets forever.
The Pioneer Burn Program , an initiative to help Binance Smart Chain users who made unintentional mistakes while transferring BNB , has also saved some hundreds of thousands of dollars. As part of this program, 867 BNB were included in this quarterly burn.
A beneficial process for BNB
To burn BNB , Binance uses its profits to buy them on the markets, with the sole purpose of destroying them later. As the token whitepaper informs us, Binance’s goal is to reduce the supply in circulation to 100 million BNB tokens .
At present, there are currently 144,406,561 BNB in circulation according to data from CoinMarketCap. At the rate at which Binance is burning BNB, its target should be reached within 3 to 4 years .
In addition to these burns causing a continual decline in the BNB supply, demand has been increasing sharply in recent weeks, in particular thanks to the strong arrival of Binance in the world of decentralized finance (DeFi) .
With Binance Smart Chain , its in-house blockchain that can host DeFi protocols , the platform gives BNB a new use case. The token thus becomes the fuel of a DeFi-based blockchain.
In addition, BNB holders have been very rewarded since the introduction of Binance Launchpool . This platform allows you to cultivate tokens just by keeping BNB in your wallet, enough to encourage users to get them.
At the time of writing, BNB is trading around $ 30 , for a market capitalization of $ 4.4 billion . In particular, this places BNB in the 6th position of the most capitalized cryptocurrencies , holding out against Bitcoin Cash (BCH) at the 5th position.