Bitrue Adds Three New Trading Pairs for Binance Coin (BNB) with XRP, BTC and USDT
Trading for the Binance Coin (BNB) is expected to increase in volume as Bitrue, a cryptocurrency exchange based in Singapore, has officially kicked off three more trading pairs for BNB. The announcement was made on the 26th of March and the pairs added are the BNB/XRP, BNB/USDT and BNB/BTC.
Bitrue had also included four new XRP pairs to its transactions before now. The pairs added were ZIL/XRP, IOST/XRP, GNT/XRP and ICX/XRP, raising the number of pairs based on XRP to 35. However, with the inclusion of BNB/XRP now, the number is now 36.
Bitrue’s decision to add the Binance Coin seems to be made with the aim of getting noticed by people who hold BNB. This is despite the fact the both Bitrue and Binance are major crypto exchanges who both get quite a bit of attention from XRP holders. The unlikeliness of this new addition makes it enough for anyone to wonder if there’s a backdoor collaboration going on between both crypto exchanges. This is because the possibility of one exchange adding a coin owned by a competitor is extremely low.
Where it May have Started
Days before the announcement by Bitrue, an XRP holder known as @Akasost on Twitter, had sent a tweet mentioning the Bitrue CEO, the firm’s official twitter and also Binance, requesting for a BNB/XRP pair.
The tweet said:
“Hey @BitrueOfficial @Curis_Wang and @Binance fans. Who wants to see @BitrueOfficial add an XRP-BNB @binance coin base pair? #xrpcommunity #bnb #xrp #xrpthebase #XRPThe Standard”
Chagpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance, noticed the tweet and replied by saying
“Careful what you wish for”
Days later, after the additions were received, @Akasost sent out another tweet saying:
“Geez that was quick. XRP base pair with @binance BNB coin, I only asked a few days ago. Those irons must have been in the filings. Nice work one again @BitrueOfficial quickly becoming my favourite exchange xrpcommunity #XrpTheBase #ripple”
This tweet also got a response from Zhao, expressing that the opinion of crypto holders are always taken into account.
While it is unlikely that the decision to add the pairs came solely from the tweet, one might suggest that the tweet may have given the management of both firms, the assurance they wanted, that the new pairs were wanted and would be greatly appreciated by the community.
Also, this means that there might be a chance that there will be more unlikely trading pairs added to many more cryptocurrency exchanges.