Touted as the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance made its way to the top with consecutive developments for the exchange as well as the ecosystem. The last two years have been eventful for the exchange following an array of partnerships across the globe. While global expansion has been one of Binance’s major missions, it hasn’t lost focus on the upgrades pertaining to the platform. Recently, the Malta-based exchange announced the launch of a new trading platform, Binance Liquid Swap.
Binance Steers Towards DeFi
Off late, Decentralized Finance [DeFi] has been the talk of the crypto town. While several platforms have been exploring the prospects of the DeFi space, Binance seems to have jumped on to the bandwagon. In a recent blog post, the exchange revealed that it had launched an automated market maker [AMM] pool, Binance Liquid Swap. This would permit users who provide liquidity to earn both income as well as interest via trading fees. However, unlike DeFi, Binance’s latest venture, is reportedly centralized.
The Malta-based crypto exchange claims to be the first to roll out a centralized exchange with AMM. The post further read,
“When you place your crypto funds into the liquidity pools on Binance Liquid Swap, you get to harness the power of an AMM pricing module. This can give you stable prices and lower fees for transactions both small and large, which are done via instant swaps.”
Currently, the platform supports just three coins, stablecoin Tether [USDT], Binance USD [BUSD] as well as Dai [DAI]. The liquid trading pairs available were USDT/BUSD. BUSD/DAI and USDT/DAI.
Furthermore, Binance affirmed that the prices and the transaction fees pertaining to the Binance Liquid Swap was entirely dependent on the assets in the liquidity pool. When a user adds, removes, or swaps funds present in the pool, the fees as well as the price changes. The exchange added,
“You’re entitled to your interest plus a cut of the transaction fees when you pool your tokens.”
Since the latest platform is still in its promotional period till 4 October 2020, the trading fee will be as low as 0.04 % However, it would soon return to 0.1% after the aforementioned date.