Binance annual revenues up by over 10x despite FTX losses

Binance annual revenues up by over 10x despite FTX losses

A Jan.9 report by Forbes suggests Binance has lost $12 billion in the past two months due to massive fund withdrawals by its customers following the sudden collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX crypto exchange.

FTX FUD causes $12 billion loss for Binance

The devastating events in the crypto markets in the past months, including the collapse of the disgraced Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX, have reaffirmed the importance of adopting self-custody and keeping one’s crypto assets off centralized bitcoin (BTC) trading venues.

According to a report by Forbes, Changpeng Zhao’s Binance has successfully processed $12 billion in customer fund withdrawals since FTX went bankrupt, despite CZ’s reassurances that all is well with the centralized exchange and that customers’ assets remain fully collateralized.

Despite the FUD surrounding Binance at the moment, the exchange has so far shown no real signs of distress, as there have been no lags in customer withdrawal processing time or massive staff layoffs as compared to a vast array of crypto projects.

A strong position

Importantly, per on-chain data released by CryptoQuant on Jan.10, Binance’s revenue has increased by 10x in the past 24 months, hitting the $12 billion mark in 2022.

Though nothing is certain in the cryptoverse, especially when it comes to centralized platforms, Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange appears to b operating optimally at the moment and there is no cause for unnecessary alarm.

However, any form of wrongdoing by CZ or the Binance execs may as well signal the end of centralized exchanges. At the time of writing, Binance’s native BNB token is the world’s 4th-largest cryptocurrency by market cap ($44.07 billion). The price of BNB is hovering around $275.48, according to CoinMarketCap.

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Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel

Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel is a graduate of Mass Communication and Media Studies. He joined the blockchain movement in 2016 when a friend of his introduced him to an investment platform accepting bitcoin. He has never looked back since then. Emmanuel believes the world needs real change and freedom from poverty. He sees crypto and the underlying distributed ledger technology as the catalyst to a better future for all.