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BNB Chain rockets to new heights: What’s fueling the surge? 

BNB Chain rockets to new heights What’s fueling the surge

Bitcoin’s (BTC) recent surge past the $71,000 threshold has invigorated the cryptocurrency market, with BNB Chain (BNB) leading the charge.

On June 5, BNB soared to $711.56, a significant jump from $625.26 just a day earlier, marking its first breach of the $700 level in three years.

Amid ongoing market volatility and increased selling pressures, BNB Chain stands out with its robust performance, recording a 2% increase in just one day and a 16% gain over the past week, reflecting increased interest among investors.

Key factors driving BNB’s surge

Several potential factors have driven the recent surge in BNB Chain, though the exact reasons remain uncertain.

One significant contributor is the increased activity on Binance’s Launchpad and Launchpool platforms. These platforms require investors to buy and lock up BNB to receive a portion of newly released tokens. 

The latest release, a gaming token on Telegram named Notcoin (NOT), surged by 140% last week, attracting considerable interest and investment.

Additionally, the trading volume of BNB has increased dramatically, skyrocketing to over $4 billion in the past 24 hours, making it the sixth most-traded digital asset. 

Options traders have also likely influenced BNB price dynamics, with many securing put options with strike prices ranging from $550 to $650 as a hedging strategy against potential price drops.

Projects across the BNB Chain ecosystem have also recorded a jump in activity, token prices, and trading volume. According to CoinGecko data, trading volumes of BNB Chain-based tokens surged 124% in the past 24 hours. 

Dog-themed meme coin Floki (FLOKI), active on both Ethereum (ETH) and BNB Chain, led gains with an increase of more than 17%, while decentralized exchange PancakeSwap’s CAKE saw a 15% increase.

The value locked in BNB ecosystem projects grew nearly 8%, led by PancakeSwap and lending application Venus, according to data tracked by DefiLlama.

Total Value Locked BSC. Source :DefiLlamma

However, some market indicators suggest caution. Data from Coinglass shows that the BNB funding rate dropped from 0.02% to 0.01% in the past 24 hours, indicating an increase in traders betting on a BNB price drop.

Additionally, the BNB Relative Strength Index (RSI) is currently at 74, indicating that BNB is overbought at this price point, which could prompt some investors to shift to short-term gains.

At the press time, BNB is trading at $701, a 1.63% decrease from its all-time high of $711.56.

BNB’s impressive performance amid a broader market recovery and heightened ecosystem activity underscores its strong potential and robust fundamentals. 

However, investors should remain cautious due to the potential for high volatility in the asset’s value.

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