As noted by Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, BNB, the native token of the Binance ecosystem, has managed to reach a new high against Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency.
Earlier this Thursday, the cryptocurrency reached a new peak of 1,335 satoshies.
BNB is vastly outperforming Bitcoin despite the fact that there is risk-off sentiment.
The BNB/BTC pair is now up a whopping 64% from its May 12 low of 812 satoshies.
BNB remains the fifth-biggest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. It is currently valued at $49 billion. The cryptocurrency is currently trading at $304.
At the peak of 2021 bull run, which occurred in early November, the market cap of the cryptocurrency peaked at more than $101 billion.
According to CoinGecko data, the BNB token is currently down 55.60% from its record high. Notably, Binance’s native token has managed to outperform both Bitcoin and Ethereum during the ongoing bear market. The two cryptocurrencies are down 66.48% and -66.03%, respectively, from their record highs at the time of writing this article.
Still, there’s a cloud of legal uncertainty hanging over BNB. As reported by U.Today, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission allegedly launched an investigation in order to determine whether the token is actually an unregistered security.
Binance co-founder Yi He, however, stressed that BNB isn’t a security token in a recent interview. He claims that it is actually a utility token that supports the whole ecosystem.