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Binance to Phase Out Deposits on BNB Beacon Chain (BEP2)

Binance, one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges, has announced its plan to gradually cease support for deposits on the BNB Beacon Chain (BEP2). The sunset of the BNB Beacon Chain is expected to be completed by June 2024. Binance will no longer process deposit requests for all BEP2 tokens, except for BEP2 Binance-pegged tokens (B-tokens), starting from May 15, 2024.


  • Apr 24, 2024 05:31
Binance to Phase Out Deposits on BNB Beacon Chain (BEP2)

n a recent announcement, Binance stated that users are strongly encouraged to deposit their BEP2 B-tokens into their Binance accounts before the complete sunset of the BEP2 network in June 2024. By doing so, users will be able to withdraw their B-tokens via the native network or other networks supported by Binance.

BEP2 is a token standard on the Binance Chain, which is a blockchain developed by Binance. It allows users to create and issue their own tokens. However, as the BNB Chain team prepares for the sunset of the BEP2 network, Binance will gradually phase out support for deposits on the BNB Beacon Chain.

The decision to stop processing deposit requests for BEP2 tokens (excluding B-tokens) is part of Binance's efforts to streamline its operations and focus on the development and support of other token standards, such as BEP20. BEP20 tokens are compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and have gained popularity within the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem.

While deposits for all BEP2 tokens will be supported until May 15, 2024, users are advised to stay updated through Binance's official announcements for any changes or additional details. Binance will continue to provide updates and support to ensure a smooth transition for users during this phase-out period.

It's important for users to note that the sunset of the BEP2 network does not affect the trading or withdrawal of already deposited BEP2 tokens. Only deposits will be gradually phased out. Binance remains committed to providing a secure and efficient platform for cryptocurrency trading and will continue to explore innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of its users.

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