Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao has just made the Christmas mood of XRP fans a tad brighter by giving a solid hint at making XRP the exchange’s base currency. This is already the second innuendo, which makes an upcoming official announcement less far-fetched.
Given that the cute market rebound wasn’t satisfying enough for crypto enthusiasts (especially in comparison to last year’s bull run), they have the right to ask for more. CZ has recently taken to Twitter in his Santa hat to hear some wishes from his followers. One of them asked whether the self-made crypto billionaire would buy him a Camaro or make XRP a base currency on Binance.
CZ has made an intriguing reply: ‘Careful what you wish for’, which is a clear hint that the second option could definitely be a possibility (let’s be real, he’s not buying this random guy the Camaro).
Careful what you wish for. :)
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) December 21, 2018
More clues for XRP shills
This is not the first time that Binance is acting coy when it comes to an XRP base. On Nov. 18, CZ made a tweet about the ‘strong XRP shill base’, referring to the (unsuccessful) attempts of numerous Ripple fans to talk him into making XRP the fifth base currency on Binance along with BTC, ETH, USDT, and BNB.
Why it matters?
Whether CZ is simply poking fun at Ripple shills or revealing their upcoming plans with the help of these ‘cryptic’ tweets, making XRP its base currency is quite overdue. Ripple already firmly holds second place on CoinMarketCap, having surpassed Ethereum. Furthermore, it was one of the best-performing assets during the recent crypto rout.
Practically any coin can serve as a base currency but Binance sticks with conventional options. If Binance does choose XRP, it could be a huge catalyst for the coin’s price since many buyers could ditch the ubiquitous Bitcoin and Ethereum as soon as XRP has the same number of trading options.