Anyone who is familiar with the Warren Buffett ‘buying spree’ of Coca-Cola stocks in the 80’s can understand where we are going with this conversation about Binance Coin (BNB). But if you are not familiar with the story of Buffet and Coca-Cola, let was go back a few decades in time to 1988.
In that year, Buffett spent more than $1 Billion buying Coca-Cola stocks. This amount was equivalent to 6.2% of the company and was directly after the stock market crash of 1987. This means that the time period Buffet was doing the buying, was when Coke stock were cheap. His investment in 1988 has grown a record 16 times as reported by Investopedia.com.
Why Did Buffet Choose Coca-Cola?
The fundamental analysis that led Buffet to buy Coca-Cola stock is no different from why crypto traders might be drawn to BNB. Back then, Buffett saw the management at Coke was solid and their expansion plans were global. The soft drink manufacturer went on to even sponsored the 1996 Olympics. Coke was a brand that was known and had a successful product to back up the claim.
Possible Parallels Between Coke and Binance
A few days ago, Ethereum World News summarized a report by eToro about BNB. Part of the report included the question as to whether BNB can be considered a security or a utility token. We concluded that categorizing the token depended on the particular laws of the jurisdiction doing the analysis. Each country has different laws and rules about securities.
The report by Mati Greenspan of eToro, went on to list the following positive facts about BNB.
- Changpeng Zhao has become one of the most influential figures in the crypto space
- Specific discounts on the exchange apply when using BNB to pay for trading fees. 50% during the first year of operation; 25% during the second (current discount); 12.5% during the third; 6.25% during the fourth; and zero discounts after that
- BNB being used to support and investing in new ICOs on the platform’s launchpad
- Incentives for users to hold more BNB such as increment in referral bonuses
- Use case of BNB to pay for goods and services
- The Secure Assets Funds for Users (SAFU) to cushion clients from glitches at the exchange that might cause financial damage
- The decentralized exchange being developed that uses BNB for trading fees
- Creation of the Binance Chain that will allow BNB to migrate from an ERC20 token to the new blockchain
- The active Blockchain Charity Foundation which aims at making the process of giving more transparent
BNB Surges After a Demonstration Video of the Upcoming Decentralized Exchange
On the 3rd of December, BNB was trading at around $5. The same digital asset is now valued at $6.13 having touched $6.62 a few hours ago. This was a 32.4% jump in value from the $5.
The reasons for this spike were two fold:
- Binance confirmed that it was launching its own Blockchain of Binance Chain in the coming months
- A demonstration video of its new Decentralized Exchange was uploaded on Youtube. The video can be found below
Summing it Up
We started this discussion by going back in time and analyzing why Warren Buffet bought Coca-Cola stocks after the market crash of 1987. We then took a look at why BNB coin has everything good going for it including a decentralized exchange and its own blockchain. Therefore, if we were to connect the dots, we would see that Binance Coin is worth being on the radar of crypto traders and investors henceforth.
What are your thoughts about BNB and the recent developments at Binance? Will the Decentralized Exchange catapult BNB further? Please let us know in the comment section below.
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