BNB Chain Burns Over $575M in BNB Tokens, Binance Confirms

Since the introduction of BEP95, over 145,000 BNB has been burnt under this mechanism.

AccessTimeIconJan 17, 2023 at 8:35 a.m. UTC
Updated Jan 17, 2023 at 7:11 p.m. UTC

BNB Chain has completed the burn of over $575 million worth of its native BNB tokens as part of a broader program, Binance said on Tuesday.

The burn was executed at around 0800 UTC on Tuesday morning in transaction 34167E903B9F662A64817266D8A6CE4FE096868DAD0B883E4F838331E280EEFF, data shows.

Token burn refers to the process of permanent deletion of coins from their circulating supply. Over 100 million BNB, or half of its total supply, are intended to be removed from circulation through a burning process and to eventually keep only 100 million BNB in circulation. This commitment is automatically honored each quarter and calculated according to the Auto-Burn formula, as previously reported.

The BNB Auto-Burn provides an independently auditable, objective process. The figures are reported quarterly, and the mechanism is independent of the Binance centralized exchange. BNB Chain still continues to burn a portion of BNB Chain’s gas fees in real-time using a bespoke mechanism.

The auto-burn mechanism adjusts the amount of BNB to be burned based on BNB's price and the number of blocks generated on the BNB Smart Chain (BSC) during the quarter. BNB powers the BNB Chain ecosystem and is the native coin of the BNB Beacon Chain and BNB Smart Chain. It was issued by crypto exchange Binance after an initial coin offering in 2017.

BNB was up nominally in the past 24 hours, trading at $300 on Tuesday morning. Traders did not immediately react to the burn.

CORRECTION (Jan. 17, 12:39 UTC): Corrects dollar values of burned tokens. Updates headline.


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