Binance Generates 90% of Revenue From Transaction Fees, Changpeng Zhao Says

Reinstating ads on CoinMarketCap would add $40 million a year.

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Updated May 9, 2023 at 4:04 a.m. UTC
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Cryptocurrency exchange Binance generates 90% of its revenue from transaction fees, CEO Changpeng "CZ" Zhao said in a recent TechCrunch interview posted on YouTube.

He added that Binance had removed all ads from data site CoinMarketCap, which it acquired in 2020, to make for a cleaner experience.

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  • "We can turn that back on, that’ll give us $40 million a year. But we don’t need to today," Zhao said.

    Binance's revenue is estimated to be around $20 billion in 2021, according to a Bloomberg analysis.


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    Jamie Crawley

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