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DeFi Exchange 1Inch Shifts to Binance Smart Chain due to High ETH Gas Fee

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by Bhushan Akolkar · 3 min read
DeFi Exchange 1Inch Shifts to Binance Smart Chain due to High ETH Gas Fee
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With this, the 1INCH token will serve as a bridge between the Binance Smart Chain and the Ethereum blockchain. Also, all features of 1inch Liquidity Protocol, 1inch Aggregation Protocol and all 1INCH staking features will become available to BSC users.

The skyrocketing Ethereum gas fee has become a matter of concern for investors as well as DeFi platforms on the Ethereum blockchain. On Thursday, February 25, the decentralized finance (DeFi) platform 1inch said that it has deployed the 1inch token on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC).

Thus, the BSC users will not get access to the 1inch Liquidity Protocol. Also, the 1INCH token will serve as a bridge between the Binance and the Etheruem networks. Once the user sends the 1INCH token to BSC, it shall be locked in Binance Bridge. At the same time, it will unlock the corresponding value of 1INCH on Binance.

The official announcement notes that the 1INCH users will get access to DEX platforms like PancakeSwap, BurgerSwap, StreetSwap, Venus, StableSwap, JulSwap, BakerySwap and other Binance-based DEXes and lending protocols. The announcement further adds:

“Most recently, BSC has shown enormous activity, prompting the arrival of new promising DEXes. As we at 1inch are always on the lookout for the hottest DeFi projects, the addition of BSC-based DEXes to our aggregation protocol came as a natural step”.

Initially, DeFi platform 1INCH issued 10 million native tokens on BSC. As said, they will be now available as liquidity in Binance Bridge. Sergey Kunz, 1inch co-founder and CEO said:

“We see a significant opportunity for 1inch Liquidity Protocol to become the biggest liquidity protocol on Binance Smart Chain, as it’s already the most efficient AMM protocol in the market”.

1Inch Opts for Binance Smart Chain Because of ETH Gas Fee

Although the Ethereum blockchain captures a lion’s share in the DeFi space, the high DeFi activity has led to a surge in the average transaction fee. Earlier this week, the average Ethereum transaction fee spike to above $37, its highest in the six-year history.

Thus, DeFi players are moving now moving to the Binance Smart Chain (BSC). The BSC can handle nearly 10 time s the gas fee of the Ethereum blockchain. With the surge in the DeFi activity on BSC, the demand for Binance Coin (BNB) has shot up significantly.

The Binance Coin (BNB) has surged all its way to becoming the third-largest cryptocurrency by market cap. Last Saturday, the BNB price touched its all-time high of $337. However, it has corrected more than 20% since then during the marketwide correction. At press time, BNB is trading at a price of $229 with a market cap of $35.5 billion. Even at the current price, BNB is trading 500% up year-to-date.

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Bhushan Akolkar

Bhushan is a FinTech enthusiast and holds a good flair in understanding financial markets. His interest in economics and finance draw his attention towards the new emerging Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency markets. He is continuously in a learning process and keeps himself motivated by sharing his acquired knowledge. In free time he reads thriller fictions novels and sometimes explore his culinary skills.

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