Full Transcript: Twitter AMA with CZ
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) held a 45-minute live AMA (ask-me-anything) to talk about our upcoming Binance Chain, plus more topics. Click this link or the picture below to watch the full video.
Special thanks to the thousands of engaged viewers of CZ’s first-ever AMA, especially those who asked their questions. CZ responded to 73 questions during the 45-minute session, and we’re looking forward to making this an ongoing series, where we’ll address more of your questions with each AMA. Stay tuned.
Start of Transcript: February 7, 2019 @ 2:00 AM UTC
CZ: Hello guys, this is CZ from Binance. This is actually my first time using a live stream. So I see a couple of guys joined. Okay, looks like it’s working. Let me just check very quickly.
I’m going to jump straight into those questions. It is actually the first time doing a live-streaming. I said I was going to do a live stream about a year ago, so I’m happy to be able to finally deliver.
My team has already done the hard work of organizing some of the questions for me, so I’ll just go straight into it. If you have any questions, after I go through these questions, I can try to answer some of the ones on the live stream.
The first few questions are from @cryptosbatman, he’s one of my good friends on Twitter now, he follows us very closely. He asked some really in-depth questions. He has seven questions, I’m going to go through his questions first. [01:35]
1. How many validator nodes will Binance Chain run? - @cryptosbatman
For the testnet, right now we elected to run 11 test nodes. I think any number is fine, the number of validators in our network will be small, mainly for performance reasons. So it will not be as big as a bitcoin network with thousands of nodes. It’s going to be more like NEO or even Ripple. A smaller number of nodes, and each node will be rather large.
2. What's the requirements for running a node? - @cryptosbatman
You can run a node yourself. I’m not sure if this is a business requirement or a technical requirement. Technically, you can run a node yourself. You do need a relatively heavy machine, I don’t know what exactly the specs are. That depends a little bit on trading volume and traffic. We generate one block every second, which is going to require a large disk.
3. How much of the Binance Chain collected gas goes to the nodes and stakers? - @cryptosbatman
Right now, all of the gas and fees collected by the node are kept by the node. Right now we’re just launching Binance Chain with a very simple business model. Our main goal is to get the Binance DEX up and running as quickly as possible. My philosophy is always, Get the thing working, make sure everybody uses it, then adjust the business model. Initially, all of them will go to the nodes.
4. How much of the Binance Dex fees goes to the nodes and stakers? - @cryptosbatman
Same question as above.
5. Why did you choose Cosmos? - @cryptosbatman
Cosmos had the closest thing we were looking for. They had a solid product, the Cosmos architecture was the closest to what we wanted. What we did is, we took Cosmos -- well, we took Tendermint, really, and we made a fork out of it. So we didn’t use the standard SDK, so we forked it and chopped a lot of things out. So, in the Binance Chain, there’s no smart contract. We just have an interface for you to issue tokens, and then you can trade it. Binance Chain is a very simple chain in terms of application, but it can handle very large loads. It is our opinion that the load is more important than the features. [04:15]
6. How to apply to be a Binance Chain Alpha/Beta tester? - @cryptosbatman
Very soon, in probably about a week or so -- last time I said two weeks, about four weeks ago -- but very soon, we will open the Binance Chain beta-testing to the public. So, very soon. I don’t think you have to apply anymore.
7. How to get early access to the Dex. Will you run a closed Alpha/Beta test for your biggest supporters? - @cryptosbatman
We have given a few of our selected partners access to our DEX. Most of them are the wallet developers or blockchain explorers, basically guys who have some tool that we are integrating with. So we went earlier with those guys, because we need those guys to develop and support us. But very soon we will open the beta, in about a week or so, I would guess. But again, don’t quote me on that.
8. Will sub-accounts get an early access to dex? - @GreenSurgeon
I guess by sub-accounts you mean the corporate VIP accounts that have the sub-account feature. Basically, the testnet’s going to be out in about a week, and the testnet also supports API access. I think most of the sub-account users access us via API and there will be a very similar way to access the Binance DEX. [05:39]
9. You said million project can be issued through binance chain, what is the expected TPS? -@JasonKwokSV
I did say on various occasions, I expect in the future that there will be millions of tokens and probably thousands of blockchains. The current TPS on our DEX is a couple thousand and we can actually scale that up if we want to. But right now, the Binance DEX, the decentralized exchange, can handle our existing Binance.com volume. We designed the DEX so it can handle the capacity on the centralized exchange. My guess is, it’s going to be ok for a while and we can scale that horizontally if we want to, in terms of volume. [06:27]
10. How much will be the listing-fee on the DEX? - @MarJ15773748
There will be a listing fee on the DEX. I actually deliberately want to set that a little bit high, just so we reduce the number of spam or scam projects. And there’s also a voting process by the validators to be listed on the DEX. So there’s a fee, I think the fee will be probably close to $100K US, so we’ll see. But the fee is adjustable over time, it’s quite easy to change.
11. How to become a validator - @LukasBydzovsky
Like EOS, we’re looking for guys who can run very fast validators and that can protect the validators from DDoS attacks and other things. So initially, the nodes will be selected through our close partners, but over time we will increase the number of validator nodes. I actually don’t really know the answer to that one, to be honest. We’ll still figure it out. We will have some requirements, but right now our goal is to get the Binance Chain launched. [07:48]
12. Can we store BNB on Ledger Nano S - @Dr. Jacob
Yes, for sure. The Ledger Nano S will support Binance Chain and you can store the native Binance Coin on the Ledger Nano S.
13. Show the proof your dex is truly decentralized - @GG13517934
This is a pretty simple thing. If you use a hardware wallet and connect with the Binance Chain, you know that your private keys never leave your device. And we have multiple other ways to prove that even from other devices, or other clients, your private keys never leave your device. So from that perspective, it is decentralized. You’re guaranteed to know that you’re the only one holding your private keys.
Do we have a lot of influence over the network and the validators? Yes, we do. So initially, we want the chain to be more centralized in that way, compared to other networks, we’ll have a little bit more influence. But I think it’s important for us to maintain that influence in the early stages. As time goes on, more and more validators are going to join, and our influence will decrease. [09:05]
14. Will you use Cosmos tech for DEX interchain operability - @GalaxyBTC
We haven’t really decided on interchain operability. Initially, in the first version, we’re just going to focus Binance DEX to run a decentralized exchange by itself first. So we will worry about interchain, cross-chain features later. That’s probably in version two or version three. Because we are using a version of Cosmos and Tendermint, if they have those features, those are the most natural things for us to learn from.
15. What utility will BNB have on Binance Chain or Binance Dex? - @invest_pal
Very simple. Binance Coin on the Binance Chain is the same as the Ethereum coin on the Ethereum network. You will have to use it to pay for network transactions, as gas. Also, in most areas where you pay with Binance Coin, we do offer the option of paying in the token on the chain; if you issue a token on the Binance Chain, there are places where you can pay in the token that you issue. In those cases, you’ll almost always get a discount, very similar to how Binance.com works. [10:30]
16. will the DEX be available for all OSs(Windows, Linux, Mac OS, iOS and android)? Will the DEX work with @Trezor and @keepkey? - @Billy_Valentin
The DEX will be available on all platforms. In most platforms, you will be able to access either the DEX or the client UI via a web browser. In terms of our hardware wallets, we have already integrated with Ledger Nano S and we’re working on the Ledger Nano X version as well. I think the Trezor and KeepKey versions will come a little bit later because those are a little bit more work to integrate. Hopefully, we will be able to support all the hardware wallets as soon as possible.
17. How motivated are you to reach out to other #blockchain teams in order to merge your strengths with their strengths? For instance, cross-chain interoperability is really important for merchants in our #crypto community so we'd like to see more cross-chain cooperation too - @BrainExnr
Binance is in one of the strongest, or best positions to work with other projects or blockchain teams. In most cases, we already have relationships with the other project teams. I wouldn’t want to brag but almost any project that we reach out to will likely want to work with us. But in the early stages, we want to get the Binance Chain up and running first. This is more of a second step because that involves cooperating with teams where two teams have to work together. So, we’ll see. [12:19]
18. How many $bnb for a node? And what will rewards be? - @evilknifemonkee
I think I answered this question before. Right now, the nodes get all the rewards for processing the transactions. We don’t have a fixed structure of fees for nodes or whatever yet. We’ll figure that out later.
19. What consensus algorithm will be used on the coming Binance Chain and when is ETA ? - @D7matt
So the consensus algorithm eventually will be DPoS in the future. So it will be DPoS plus Tendermint’s pBFT, it’s a variant to that, very similar to Cosmos.
20. Hey @cz_binance, what are going to be the full technical requirements for manually integrating coins into the upcoming @Binance_DEX? Will the DEX have APIs and other tools in place to make it possible to integrate it into other platforms? - @ParticalProject
Please check with our Tech Doc. It's hosted in the same place as the FAQ. I think the integration documents are pretty clear already. So if you look at that, it should be pretty clear.
21. Does Binance DEX supports OTC and private transactions? - @delphi88
So the DEX doesn't really support OTC. OTC by its meaning is off the chain, or over the counter. But Binance does have an OTC desk if you want to use that. Also, regarding private transactions - right now, Binance DEX works very similar to Bitcoin. So most transactions are transparent. There's no hidden transactions or private transactions.
I think that's most of the questions collected on the DEX. So I'm going to go into some of the more general questions from Twitter.
22. Can binance survive another year of bear? - @MountCrypto
I think basically Binance is ready to survive any number of years, no matter if it's bear or bull. I think we basically don't really look at the market too much, not as much as people actually think we do. We just keep our head down and build features. Binance is very healthy financially and also very stable in terms of the team. So I think our aim is much longer than another year. Our aim is 10, 50, 100 years. So we'll be here for a while.
23. Can you bring fiat pairs to Nigeria just like Binance Uganda? We trade crypto more than any other country in Africa. - @Olawarrley
Yes, absolutely. We definitely want to bring crypto or fiat pairs to more countries in Africa and around the world and we are working on that. We have a small team. So we have limited capacity. We're working through the countries one by one. So we'll see how that goes.
24. What made u enter cryptos and what advice u have for those who are not in cryptos? - @millionjames02
Once I learned how bitcoin works, back in 2013, I just know that's the future. So for me, it's a very easy decision. Basically, you pick the industry and then you pick your boss. So I worked in a few different crypto companies first, and then in 2017, I had a team that had a very good matching engine and we decided to do an exchange, and that became Binance. For those who are not in crypto yet, I think the best advice I can give is basically to learn about it first. Once you learn about it, then you can decide whether crypto is for you are not. That’s my best advice. [16:38]
25. Are there any plans to extend the trading interface with essential functions? I'm thinking of order types like OCO, trailing stops or placeable orders on the charts, etc. Many useful things are missing. - @MarioThoemmes
Yes, so we are still working on a lot of new features for Binance.com. A lot of features are missing. Once you have a product running, it’s never done. OCO is a feature that's requested very heavily from many of our users. We are working on that and we want to support OCOs natively in the engine in the matching engine. So it's almost guaranteed OCOs. It's going to take a little bit more time to implement, but our guys are working on it. The same thing for trailing stops and visible orders on the chart. All of those features we are aware of, but it just takes time. So please bear with us. We're working on them.
26. Dear Cz, What inspired your crypto dreams - what envisions did you had while putting down the white paper of Binance project, and above all, with the current achievements and success so far, what few words do have for upcoming crypto entrepreneurs? Thanks - @flamzyMarshall
Once I learned about crypto and how Bitcoin works, I just understood that's the future. I think it's the freedom that crypto offers that really attracted me. I'm a guy who's lived in multiple countries around the world, even at a very young age. So the concept of a country or a border is more virtual to me. And when you're traveling between different countries, you know the difficulties with traditional fiat currency. Like for example, if I have my money in one country and I moved to a different country and try to pay, it’s really awkward. The system doesn’t work very well. So, that's how I got into crypto.
I think for Binance, our achievements and success so far are just - I hope - at the beginning, so I don't view Binance as hugely successful. I think as an industry and as a company or as a team, we're still very small and we’re still very young. So there's still a lot of work to do.
For other upcoming crypto entrepreneurs, I would say just, look, there's a lot of random noise in the crypto industry and outside of the crypto industry about us. The best advice I can give is basically, keep your head down, figure out your strength, and use your strength to build a product that other people will use.
As long as other people use your product, then your product has utility value. Just keep your head down and keep adding value. That's the best advice I can give and ignore all the other noise. [19:38]
27. In the future. do @binance plans to allow margin trading and shorting in the platform? It's understandable if the DEX cannot be done because Coins could be stolen but what about regular @Binance. - @luis25483916
So yes, absolutely. In the future, we do plan to allow margin trading, but it may take a little while. I think our focus is getting the DEX up and running first. Actually, what's interesting is there's a new trend where people are actually doing a margin using smart contracts.
So this way, it's actually more transparent than traditional margin trading on centralized exchanges. So that's also coming, we're looking at that as well. So that's that's pretty interesting as well. But all those other features we do plan to add to Binance.com.
28. What motivates @cz_binance? What is his why? - @goldcoin_ccy
Ah. Okay, that's an interesting question. Let me brag a little bit about that. I have some corky theories behind it. I think for me personally, if you give me twice as much money, or if you take away half of my money, the real impact is marginal. It makes very little difference.
I did do some thinking to figure out why do we want to do the things we want to do. I think, as human beings, we are genetically engineered to take care of ourselves first, and then help others. Because as a species, if we don't do that, then our species is probably not going to last very long, or probably will not exist.
I think at this stage, I can take care of myself on most fronts relatively well, and then I just want to do something that's meaningful and that's impactful. And the most meaningful thing is to be able to help some other people. If I have stronger abilities, I can help more people. If I don't, then I just help a smaller number of people or help them a little bit less, or I'll just help them a little bit.
But I think that's the goal in life, is just to help people. And I think the thing that I can make the most impact on is to bring the crypto to the masses, to help adoption of cryptocurrency and to increase the freedom of money around the world.
And I think that's the most useful thing I can do for me. So yeah, so I'm just going to try my best, do my little bit, and see how that works. [22:26]
29. Funds safu? - @Heidelb32000809
Yes, I think funds are quite SAFU. We use multiple layers of security at Binance, it is quite hard to penetrate all layers at the same time. And we have traps in the earlier layers, that if you trigger something, we actually will be able to know. That's a longer topic I will not get into right now.
30. Where do you see @binance in the next 5 years? - @cryptokrider
We want Binance to be the infrastructure builders, so we won't Binance to either build infrastructure ourselves or invest in other projects that build infrastructure. We want to be the guys building the roads if you use the physical world as an analogy. We want to be the guys building the road so that other people can build buildings in the city.
In terms of infrastructure, what does that mean? That means exchanges, wallets, faster blockchains, more decentralized exchanges. Anything that has to do with core infrastructure, we want to build.
That's about all the questions I have collected so far. Let me see. So actually there's a lot of text rolling here. So let me answer some of the questions I see randomly are here. [23:55]
31. Binance X Rapid partners?
Again, we're focused on launching more features right now. We are working with a number of other partners. But X Rapid, there's nothing going on right now, but in the future, we definitely want to add them as a partner.
Okay, this is scrolling a bit too fast. Lots of similar questions.
32. When DEX?
DEX is going to come out in a couple of weeks, for the testnet.
33. Crypto.com cards?
We do have a very close relationship with Crypto.com and they already support Binance Coin in their ecosystem. We are always looking for more closer work relationships.
34. Why is Ukraine forbidden to take part in ICO by Launchpad?
Whenever a country is blocked from a feature that we offer, it’s usually not our decision. So we never really want to block anybody, but sometimes we don't get to decide. There are other forces that decide for us.
35. Will Binance build physical cold storage banks with ATM withdrawals?
No, I don't think we have that on the plan.
36. Cryptopia stolen funds
Well, we locked a few of those Cryptopia stolen funds. So that's that.
37. Can I buy a Binance hoodie?
Actually, we will have a guy who will be able to sell Binance hoodies on a small website very soon. So hopefully we can offer that.
38. Do you believe Amazon will have their own stablecoin and crypto exchange?
I think again, anything is possible. I tweeted about the fact that Amazon will have to issue a currency sooner or later. But that's just one of my guess. I'm not talking to anybody at Amazon, I don't know anything inside Amazon. So that's that.
39. When RDD Reddcoin?
For any listings, the only place is the listing form. So if you Google ‘Binance Listing Tips,’ you're going to see an article I posted on LinkedIn. I think that explains all the things about listing.
40. What's your relationship with Justin Sun?
So, I just know him as a friend. There are no other relationships with Justin Sun. There's no cross-ownership. There are no investments anywhere. [26:45]
41. What is the supply of Fetch?
Actually, I don't have the total supply on top of my head. If you look at Binance Research, we issued a report with all the details. So that's probably the best place to look at that.
Let me scroll to the bottom get a new question.
42. Are you going to list anything new soon?
Yes, so we are constantly reviewing listing applications. I think that was an earlier question by somebody else saying, what is our decision criteria for listing.
Basically, we want to look for good projects. Every project is a little bit different and if you want to look for simple criterias, I'll give two tips. The more people who use your product, the better. So if you have a lot of users using your product already, then you have utility value. That's quite easy. But if you're pre-product, ‘before you launch a product’ stage; if you are just at the white paper stage, then that’s a lot harder for us to evaluate. We do evaluate very strictly.
The other tip I would give is, I would recommend re-submitting the application every 2-4 weeks. So every month or so. And also update your project’s information on Binance Info. If you show steady progress over time, that's a very good way for us to know that you are actively working on a project. So those are the two tips I would give.
Okay, let me scroll to the bottom. [28:13]
43. Binance credit debit card
We're not in a plan to offer a Binance credit or debit card just yet. We're working with other third-party partners to enable those. So yeah, we're looking for partners too, in those areas.
44. What do you think about the QuadrigaCX exit scam?
I don't really want to comment on other exchanges. But there's something fishy going on. I’ll just say that much.
45. Are you looking to fiat withdrawals also back to Visa and MasterCard?
I don't know of an easy way to do that, to be honest. So right now, no; in the future, there’s a number of solutions that offer you to spend your crypto directly from a credit or debit card. So there are already a number of solutions that work in a number of countries.
That probably works like a withdrawal. where you just spend your crypto directly. We are working with a number of partners in those areas.
46. When will Binance open an office in the US?
Right now, there's a lot of countries we’re targeting, and hopefully, sooner or later, we'll have some presence in North America.
47. How can we work for Binance from Canada?
I think the Binance teams are spread out all around the world. So we actually don't care too much where people are working from, as long as they pay their own taxes and they don't get into trouble locally. Other than that, we don't really care too much.
48. Tell us about the Launchpad
Launchpad is pretty simple. It’s basically an exchange, an initial sales platform where we help projects to raise money. I do think Launchpad will play a fairly important role in the industry. Because right now, I think most people don't like ICOs too much, because there are too many scams and too many fraud activities.
But I think there's a lot of projects and teams in the industry who are now vetting projects and analyzing projects, and we want Binance Launchpad to be a platform where we bring good projects to our users so that we do the due diligence. And we select good projects.
I also think fundraising on the blockchain is one of the main applications for crypto. That's very important for this industry to grow; we got to help entrepreneurs who build things in our industry. So, that's the main goal of Launchpad and we're going to continue to push it. [31:25]
49. What was your first-ever crypto trade?
I actually don't trade crypto very much. I bought crypto in mid-2013. Maybe late 2013, but it was like an OTC trade where I bought from a friend, so I actually don't trade very much.
50. Bitcoin ETF
Bitcoin ETF is another basket trading product. If it’s listed on a big traditional exchange, like CBOT or CME, that does bring a lot of attention for people outside of our industry to trade on them. But, I don't think ETFs are very core to our industry growth. With or without them, our industry will grow.
I actually think that for the industry to grow, we need more entrepreneurs to build real projects. So I think that's the key.
51. Could you introduce chat function inside Binance?
We are actually thinking about that, but chatting is a large feature. So we have to see.
52. What's the noise in the background?
There's a lawnmower somewhere out there in the background. So I apologize if you guys can hear the noise, but I can't really stop it. It stopped. Okay. Well, careful what you wish for.
53. I invest in cryptocurrency and I would like to design merchandise products for Binance.
So, there's a lot of demand for our merchandise, but at the end of the day, Binance is not a merchandise shop. So we're not like Under Armour or those guys. We don't have the infrastructure or even the bandwidth to deal with shipping merchandise.
But there's a guy who's going to help us sell a few merchandise and we're going to sell them pretty much at cost, just covering shipping cost, raw material cost. and his personal cost just so that he lives an okay, comfortable life. And we want to get more of our merchandise out there in people's hands. But so far, that's something we don't do very well at. We're not very specialized in logistics, etc. [34:03]
54. Will you tokenize stocks pairs with crypto? Do you think this is the future of exchanges?
I think tokenizing stocks for crypto involves a lot of regulatory exploration. That's probably not our strength. I think a number of other people are doing that. I do think it is a big market, and STOs, security tokens, etc. -- there’s a few questions about that -- so, I think that's a big market once people figure out what exactly we, as an industry, can or cannot do in the security token space.
And again, the different regulations vary by different countries, so you have to figure out what you can or cannot do in each different country. I think there's a bigger market just tokenizing everything, so anything can be tokenized and I think that's a bigger market. We'll see how this industry will develop.
I'm just scrolling through a number of questions to the bottom every time. Then when I see a question, I just answer them. I think I'm gonna go about 10 more minutes.
55. In one corner, you have Vitalik, and in the other corner, you have Justin. Five years from now, who you got?
I think the same guys who are in the crypto space will still be here. In five years from now, there will just be a lot more people, and I think a lot of heavy players are going to move into this industry. I think you guys saw, Jack of Twitter is now actively engaging with the Crypto Twitter community, and he obviously has already bought Bitcoin. So that's a good thing. And he's very public about it. And Stripes supports buying crypto. So that's also a very good thing. So, I think we're going to see more and more people join.
Let me see. [36:21]
56. Is crypto truly decentralized? - @lightskinnedgibson
On decentralization, most people view that as a binary thing, like is it the decentralized or not. But the reality is that decentralization is a gradient scale. So there's a degree of decentralization that you can achieve, and some blockchains are more decentralized, while some blockchains are more centralized.
For any blockchain that has a clear development leader or team, they are more or less centralized in some way. So Binance Chain is going to be a little bit more centralized initially in that way. Hopefully over time, what I say and what our teams say will no longer matter, and we'll have a community behind it.
But the same goes even for Ethereum today. I think they’re quite centralized in the sense that a few KOLs can influence them quite heavily. Bitcoin’s more decentralized, but then Bitcoin gets into a lot of issues with different forks and different fights. No one listens to anybody else. So decentralization has some costs. [37:40]
57. Bull run with the launch of Bakkt? -@XRPVain
I don't know. I think any number of things can trigger bull runs.
58. Can we save chat as we set them in the near future? Can you add lines and settings? Maybe FIB? - @Mike83
I think we have Fibonacci lines already, depending on which client you using. So if you’re using the mobile one, then you don't, but if you’re using the web or the PC client one you do get them. I think we're going to continue to add more features later on. There's a limited number of settings you can save each time right now. So hopefully in the future we will be able to support that. [38:20]
59. Shoutout from Portland, Oregon, glad to see glad to be here. Will there be more XRP pairs? - @nmotiontravel
We already added XRP as a quote currency. So in the future, we will we will look at more pairs, but we want to make sure that every pair we had have decent liquidity. So we got to be careful that we don't over-add the number of pairs. So many exchanges have a large number of pairs, but it is actually not user-friendly because you have to discover liquidity at different places at different trading symbols, and that's not very good.
60. Any plans on adding Dogecoin?
I actually don't think Dogecoin have applied for listing. Dogecoin is one of those coins where I don't see a lot of active development. I normally don't comment on coins but Dogecoin is one of those funny ones.
61. Do you have an estimate on DEX?
The testnet is going to be out in a week or so.
62. Will there be a transcript from this chat?
I'm not sure. I think this chat will be viewable even afterwards.
63. Does the US-China treaty affect blockchain and crypto?
That's a tough one. I don't think it does. I don't think it says anything in there about it. I'm not a politician so I don't really know all the details of that.
64. What is your opinion on the IMF utilizing a cryptocurrency?
I think anybody utilizing cryptocurrencies is good for our industry so that's good.
65. Will STO come to Binance? - @DigitalTechNews
I think basically we're waiting for other people, mostly lawyers, to figure out how STOs work and what we can do in different parts of the world in different countries that have STOs. And once we figure out how that works, we are definitely looking to support STOs. [41:17]
66. Who inspires you? - @FleekStar
There's a lot of guys who inspire me. I read a lot of books. I read a lot of biographies on other people. It’s too long a list of names. I don't want to just randomly pick three and be understood the wrong way.
67. Any insight on where you stand with US?
So we want to be fully compliant in every country. Many people misunderstand Binance; we’re actually the most compliant exchange in terms of [the number of] countries with approvals. So I think somebody did research recently. We actually have more countries approving of Binance, but many of those countries are smaller. But we are a fully-compliant exchange.
68. For privacy coins, our EOS project wants to airdrop tokens to Binance EOS holders from the Genesis block. Who do we contact?
I think the listing form is probably the best way to do that as well. I think it sounds like you guys are a new project. [42:40]
69. So from I'm crypto hero, so, how can we visit business offices? Is that possible if in any case
So that's actually not possible. We don't have a fixed office. Our team’s spread out into many different countries, and we also do not disclose our office address. So we have we have a couple of small-type offices, but for security reasons, we actually do not disclose addresses.
70. Do you think Binance will be the leading exchange, or are decentralized exchanges more likely to lead?
Actually that question came up a few times before. Basically I think I adopted this philosophy that we want to disrupt ourselves and not let other people -- not wait for other people -- to disrupt us. So that's why we’re offering Binance.com as the centralized exchange, which is probably one of the bigger ones in the world right now. And then we are also offering the decentralized exchange Binance Dex. We're going to let the market decide.
So in the ideal world, we want to be a leading position in both places, and eventually, I personally think those two tools are platforms are geared towards different users at least for now. So as time goes on, we will continue to improve both products and we always let the market decide. We just give options.
71. CZ. Binance is the best! Any plans on adding TRC-20 token that run on Tron blockchain such as IGG - @Nwah18
Binance.com is blockchain token agnostic. We want to add all the good projects that we can find, so we will support multiple blockchains, multiple tokens, etc.
72. What's the difference between Binance and Binance DEX. - @mrcugs
That's a fairly broad question. There are a lot of differences. Binance.com is centralized. We hold custody of the users' funds. The platform will be faster and easier to use but then the users rely on our security to hold their coins secure.
And Binance DEX is a decentralized exchange where you hold your own private keys and you manage your own wallet. And if you lose your private keys you lose your coin. So there's nothing we can do about it. But you know that you're holding yourself, and it's a decentralized network of nodes, we have much less control. We’re one of the developer teams contributing to the technology and there are multiple people contributing. So there's a lot of differences. [45:30]
73. Trust Wallet and Binance integration plans? - @DigitalTechNews
I think Trust Wallet is working with a number of hardware wallet options, so that will come very soon as well. Regarding Trust Wallet and Binance integration plans, Trust Wallet will support Binance Dex from day one, so most of the development work has already been done.
Okay, I think that's most of the questions to be honest, and it's just over 45 minutes. I do have something else later in about 15 minutes that I need to prepare a little bit for, so I think I'll wrap it up over here. Thank you for watching and I hope to do this more regularly now that I know how the technology works. Alright, thank you, guys! See you next time. Bye-bye!
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