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BNB surges 20% in 2 hours after news of Binance’s planned acquisition of FTX

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BNB, issued by the largest exchange by volume, Binance, surged by more than 20% in two hours after Binance CEO. Changpeng Zhao (CZ) announced plans to acquire FTX.

The Binance CEO described the current FTX situation as “dynamic” and predicted that FTT would be highly volatile in the coming days. Zhao also affirmed that Binance could withdraw from the deal at any time. 

Furthermore, FTX CEO confirmed that full due diligence is expected to be completed in the near future. 

In addition to the increase in BNB value, FTX native token FTT also surged by 40% in a few hours but later fell by 45% to its current value of $16.41.

The sequence of events has been uncovered with massive withdrawals of assets from FTX in the last two days after CZ announced Binance would sell its shares in FTT reserves. As a result, FTX treasuries were drying up while Binance’s volume soared as assets flowed to the prominent cryptocurrency exchange. Consequently, some feared FTX would collapse like the Luna debacle and face insolvency.

However, Binance ended up being the first and last investor to acquire FTX. Following that, there were huge speculations that led to massive investments in BNB within a few hours, increasing its market cap from $2.76 billion to $3.68 billion. Thus contributing to its massive price increase. 

Currently, BNB is trading at $350.24, up 4,34% in 24 hours. 

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