Binance spot volume dominance jumps to 71% amid FTX freeze

Quick Take

  • Binance currently holds 71% of the spot market for cryptocurrency trading, up from 55%, according to data from The Block Research.
  • FTX, which has paused withdrawals and signed a letter of intent to sell its non-US assets to Binance, holds a 6% market share.

After turning over more than $51.3 billion in volume over the past 24 hours, crypto exchange Binance currently holds 71% of the spot market for cryptocurrency trading, according to data from The Block Research.

That's up from just over 55% of the spot crypto market on Oct. 24.

Its next closest competitor, Coinbase, has 9% of the market with over $6.3 billion in 24-hour volume.

FTX, which has paused withdrawals and has signed a letter of intent to sell its non-US assets to Binance, holds a 6% market share with less than $4.5 billion in volume.

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Binance accounts for 71% of the crypto spot market. Source: The Block Research

 

The company's increased dominance over the spot crypto market coincides with the high-profile news that CEO Changpeng "CZ" Zhao signed a letter of intent to purchase embattled crypto exchange FTX after the exchange paused withdrawals amid a liquidity crunch. The exact extent of FTX's financial woes is currently unknown.

Should Binance's acquisition of FTX's non-US assets go through, its share of the overall crypto market volume would presumably increase further. Binance's volume dominance also accompanies news that billions of dollars worth of coins and tokens are flowing out of centralized exchanges — roughly $1 billion from Coinbase, alone.


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