Binance CEO announces launch of its first Decentralized Exchange Testnet

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In a recent interview with cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiast, Ivan Liljeqvist, Changpeng Zhao aka CZ, the founder and CEO of Binance, spoke about listing and delisting coins on its platform, the standards to be met and above all, the launch of DEX.

Binance, which is essentially a centralized entity, is all set to step its toes into the DEX space after releasing its first version. Talking about supporting decentralized exchange without even being one, CZ said:

“I think we have listed no less than seven decentralized exchange coins”

CZ also admitted that any one of them could easily disrupt the centralized system run by them. He highlighted the aspects of security, ease of use and freedom rather than setting decentralization, as the goal of his work.

Talking about DEX’s profitability, CZ asserted:

“DEX may not generate a lot of revenue for Binance.com because the nodes will be decentralized and we don’t own most of them. But it is likely to increase utility and hence the value of the Binance coin and we still have decent number of Binance coin ourselves.”

CZ further said that DEX, which is a unique offering of the centralized exchange, is technically fully decentralized. He said:

“Users hold their own private key and the network never has access to the key.”

He also revealed that the mainnet runners for the DEX have not been decided yet. However for the testnet, all the nodes will be run by them in order to understand its workings.

The all-new DEX will be using Binance Chain to render instant transaction confirmation for a similar trading volume.

Earlier, the exchange had announced that their native Binance coin [BNB] will be moved to the Binance Chain, which was previously trading on the Ethereum blockchain.

Subsequently, other tokens might also move into the chain. Speaking further about the process, CZ stated:

“You can issue token, you can trade them, submit your proposals to get your coin listed on the DEX and the nodes will vote for you.”

Over 8 tokens have confirmed their migration into the Binance Chain from ERC 20.

Binance CEO CZ has previously been criticized by the community for removing coins from the exchange. To this, CZ responded by saying:

“Because we are centralized we will have to take on the responsibility of selecting projects and working with projects to list them. Basically, we want a listing of projects with a large number of users, good products, good communication with the community, consistent improvements and active developments.”

Other reasons for delisting include limited technical resources and security issues, said CZ. He finally concluded by saying that he believes that listing more coins for an exchange ‘is not the best market strategy’.


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