Binance’s New Platform Will Connect CeFi and DeFi With $100M Fund - CoinDesk (coindesk.com)
Binance continues to chase after decentralized finance (DeFi) by giving its new decentralized Binance Smart Chain (BSC) access to its centralized exchange (CeFi). The global cryptocurrency exchange giant is putting up $100 million to support DeFi projects on BSC.

  • Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao announced the plan during the company’s World of DeFi summit on Thursday. It's a “bridge” between DeFi and CeFi, an integration between Binance, the exchange, and BSC, the Binance-owned public chain.
  • Binance’s users can benefit from elements of CeFi – futures, margins, savings, DeFi staking and DeFi pooling – and DeFi – lending, automated market makers, liquidity mining, yield farming – according to the company’s news release Thursday.
  • This new plan targets Binance users who want to participate in DeFi without leaving the centralized platform.
  • Under the new platform, holders of Binance’s native token, BNB, can have more rights to the decentralized governance of the BSC, which uses a Proof-of-Stake Authority (PoSA) consensus mechanism, when they participate in staking on the BSC.
  • Since the popular crypto exchange first ventured into DeFi with its decentralized exchange in April 2019, Binance has continued expanding its footprint in this space.
  • Earlier this month, Binance introduced a product called Launchpool to provide users a way to make income by staking tokens for yield farming – the trendy strategy to make profits in DeFi.
  • It also launched a Uniswap-like DeFi platform allowing trades on an automated market maker (AMM).
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    Francisco Gimeno - BC Analyst Interesting the evolution of DeFi and CeFi, with the introduction of this Binance integration where users can benefit from CeFi advantages while operating on DeFi. To the beginners this seem confusing but it is really another step up on getting the proper foundations of a digital economy on the 4th IR. Take care and prepare for more developments in the near future.