Binance Reveals 4th Lending Phase and Bitcoin Futures Attack
Today, Binance announced that phase four of the Binance Lending platform will start on September 18 and will offer the following lending products: BTC, ETH, BNB, ETC, and USDT.
On its official website, Binance announced that BTC, ETH, BNB, ETC, and USDT will be available for a 14-day lending period:
Users will be able to subscribe between 06:00 UTC, September 18 and 00:00 UTC, September 19, based on a “first-come-first-served” system. The interest will start from 06:00 UTC on September 18 and it will end at 06:00 UTC on October 2. Users will have their interest credited immediately as the loan term matures.
The Binance Lending platform was first announced on August 26, with the platform launching on August 28.
Phase one of the platform started at 06:00 UTC on August 28, and it had the following 14-day fixed-term lending products: Tether (USDT), Binance Coin (BNB), and Ethereum Classic (ETC).
The second phase started at 06:00 UTC on September 4, and it made available 14-day fixed-term lending products for USDT, ETC, ADA, ETH, BTC, in addition to 28-day fixed-term lending products for BNB, BTC, and USDT.
Last week, phase three went live at 06:00 UTC on September 11, with 14-day fixed-term lending products for BNB, ETC, LTC, XRP, USDC, and USDT.
Binance Bitcoin Futures Attacked by Known Market Maker
September 16 was full of activity for the Binance exchange. This time, the exchange announced that it was attacked by a “known,” market maker, that tried to manipulate the Bitcoin Futures trade for its own advantage.
It was estimated that the attack happened around midnight on September 15, according to the overshot wick from the trading charts. Binance’s CEO, Changpeng Zhao made the incident public in a tweet posted hours after the attack happened.
The CEO said that the attacker came from a “small futures exchange,” targeting Bitcoin futures on the Binance Derivatives platform. He went on to say that there were no liquidations due to the exchange’s use of index price over futures price for liquidations.
Binance CEO then stated that the culprit was aiming to make some quick money, but the only one that ended up losing “a bunch of money” was the market maker himself.
“A market maker from a smaller futures exchange tried to attack @binance futures platform. NO ONE was liquidated, as we use the index price (not futures prices) for liquidations (our innovation). Only the attacker lost a bunch of money, and that was that. pic.twitter.com/ztMZEtYKc6” – read CZ’s Tweet.
But according to Binance, this was not the market maker’s first attempt on the exchange. In a subsequent tweet, CZ stated that the “attacker” is a “well-known account that trades with @binance,” and this was his second attack.
The “attacker” also established their own futures exchange “a few months ago.”
” The attacker is a well-known account that trades with @binance, and started their own futures exchange a few months ago. This was the 2nd attempt they tried. Shame!”
Several hours after the tweet, CZ confirmed that the incident was an accident after discussing it with the client in question.
“Had a chat with the client. It was an accident, due to a bad parameter on their side. Not intentional. All good now.”
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