Nick Chong · 2 days ago · 2 min read
Blockchain network Digibyte (DGB) has seen the price of its native token DGB skyrocket after it was listed on Binance earlier today. The exchange listed the token without any demands from the company and without requiring a listing fee, DigiByte said on Twitter.
Binance announces it has listed DigiByte
The exchange announced the news in a blog post earlier today, saying that trading for DGB will be open at 2:00 PM UTC. Binance’s users will be able to trade DGB against three pairs—DGB/BTC, DGB/BNB, and DGB/BUSD.
— Binance (@binance) June 22, 2020
According to DigiByte, Binance listed the coin without demanding anything from the company and requesting a listing fee.
— DigiByte (@DigiByteCoin) June 22, 2020
This is a huge step forward for the company, as this isn’t the first time Binance mulled listing DGB. DigiByte’s founder Jared Tate reported in September last year that Binance requested a $300,000 listing fee and 3 percent of all DGB in circulation in order to list the coin. The exchange reportedly said that the percentage of the circulating supply would be used as “insurance” for their customer against hacks and defects.
Did a video call with the ”Binance” team a few weeks ago. They wanted $300,000 and 3% of all DGB for ”insurance for their customers against blockchain hacks & defects” to list $DGB. Told them that is not possible with a truly decentralized #blockchain like #DigiByte.
— Jared Tate ©️ (@jaredctate) September 20, 2019
DGB spikes 30% in less than two hours
Being listed on a trading platform as big as Binance is a huge deal for DigiByte. Despite being one of the oldest cryptocurrencies, created way back in 2013, the network struggled to gain mainstream adoption and find its place on some of the larger exchange platforms.
The coin reacted strongly to the listing, seeing its price increase by almost 30 percent less than two hours after the news broke, jumping from $0.017 to $0.022.
DGB is currently trading at $0.0233 but is still trading 83.6% lowe than it’s ATH of $0.135 on Jan. 6 2018.
While the enthusiasm seems to have died down around the $0.022 mark, forcing DGB to enter into a consolidation phase that will result in a more realistic price, it certainly managed to lift the coin out of the rut it entered in the second half of June.