• Binance Coin (BNB) to end 2022 at $274.
• BNB is set to hit $781 by 2025 and $1,814 by the end of 2030.
• 57% of panellists think the SEC will accuse Binance of issuing BNB as an unregistered security.
Binance Coin (BNB) is expected to end the year priced at $274, according to Finder.com’s latest Binance Coin Predictions Report.
However, the panel thinks the longer-term prospects of the coin are strong with a 2025 prediction of $781 and a 2030 prediction of $1,814 on average.
CloudTech Group COO Kevin He thinks BNB will be worth $250 at the end of the year and $1,000 in 2030, commenting that the value of BNB is mainly in the support and ecosystem of Binance.
“…If the centralized exchange is still the mainstream platform chosen by investors before the next bull market starts…BNB will definitely get a value boost in the next bull market.
“However, if the centralized exchange is no longer mainstream or loses heat in the market before the next bull market starts, and the collapse of the centralised exchange [is] plagued by liquidity runs and cash flow problems…then BNB’s price will drop,” he explained.
Thomson Reuters technologist and futurist Joseph Raczynski is slightly more bullish than the panel average, noting that Binance is still considered the best global exchange.
“While BNB is not decentralized, it still can serve a purpose for fast and cheap transactions. That has a cost though. Binance could change parameters on the token without general consensus and they are far more likely to be a single point of failure.”
Digital Capital Management managing director Ben Ritchie also gave a favourable long-term price prediction:
“…BNB introduced a burn mechanism in every transaction fee and conducted quarterly burns, making it a deflationary asset. Since the BNB chain ecosystem continues to grow, the price may reach as high as $3,000 in 2030. BNB Chain also plans to support a layer 2 chain within the network, which can be helpful in the future as they may suffer the same gas fees issues as Ethereum.”
However, he was one of many panellists who noted that the future valuation relies on the Binance exchanges’ credibility as the SEC ‘target’ the exchange.
The majority of the panel (57%), including Boston Trading Group CFO Jeremy Britton, think the SEC will accuse Binance of issuing BNB as an unregistered security.
“The SEC struggles to apply old legislation to an entirely new industry. Until adequate crypto regulations are in place, we will see battles such as XRP, BNB and others, which the SEC cannot honestly win. We support new rules for a new paradigm,” Britton said.
Rouge International managing director Desmond Marshall is also part of the majority but said the SEC won’t kill off BNB.
“…SEC needs money due to the bad markets, so at max could slap [Binance] with a hefty fine (which Binance could easily pay off) and everyone will get on with their lives. Then [the] SEC will turn to other more popular coins and repeat.”
Morpher CEO Martin Froehler put it this way; “The SEC thinks everything is a security and BNB was sold to US customers.”
MetaTope cofounder Walker Holmes is part of the 13% who disagree saying “CZ has the ability to present a very compelling case” while nearly a third of the panel (30%), including Ritchie are unsure.
“Binance issues with the SEC may likely be a long investigation as the BNB token is a utility token and is different from traditional securities…We are unsure if they can find evidence of BNB as security. If they found evidence, there may be penalties and restrictions on the Binance Exchange and the BNB chain ecosystem,” Ritchie said.
50% of the panel think now is the time to hold BNB, 30% sell and 20% buy.