Binance Smart Chain Recovers From Overload As BNB Token Surges To New High Past $600
Crypto exchange Binance’s native crypto token Binance Coin or BNB recovered a week’s worth of downtrend with a single daily candle.
What Happened: The token hit a new high of $611.94 earlier today after dropping to a low of $433 on April 18. It was trading at $578 at press time.
Today $BNB broke out of the very critical resistance just before the ATH where we may see a little sell pressure!
Once we break out of the ATH I'm expecting it to move straight up to the $1000 zone which I've been talking about for a very long time!
HODL #BNB pic.twitter.com/a58CdFhNmP
— Eljaoom (@Eljaboom) April 21, 2021
Crypto market participants were mostly bullish on the future prospects for the cryptocurrency, with some traders targeting “significantly higher all-time highs.”
Why It Matters: BNB is the utility token of the Binance ecosystem, used to pay for fees on the Binance Smart Chain.
Daily transactions on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) recently witnessed a massive surge, recording over 8 million transactions in a single day. This is a significant rise from the previous day, which reported 6 million transactions and led to an overload on the network.
The #BinanceSmartChain network is now back up, and it has recovered from the overload caused by the massive interest in projects building on BSC.
Back to BUIDLing
— Binance Chain Community (@BinanceChain) April 20, 2021
An announcement from Binance seemed to suggest that the network is now back up and running, however, at the time of writing there were still some reports of users facing problems with cross-chain transfers.
Although Binance stated that BSC’s overload was due to “massive interest in projects building on it,” a newly launched DeFi project SafeMoon claimed its users' volume was the real reason the network went down.
Binance smart chain #BSC broke today due to our volume. They are still having issues. This is not on us. Please be patient while BSC fixes their infrastructure.
— SafeMoon Protocol (@safemoon) April 20, 2021
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