The Binance crypto asset exchange is said to have bought the popular site Coinmarketcap for around US $ 400 million (Rp6.5 trillion). Larry Cermak, Director of Research at TheBlock, assessed that the acquisition could tarnish Coinmarketcap’s reputation.
“This will give birth to a conflict of interest. I am afraid Coinmarketcap will find it difficult to be impartial and potentially tarnish its reputation, “Larry said as quoted by Forbes this evening.
Eugene Ng, Head of Marketing for Matrixport also commented. He said the agreement made no sense.
“I bet Binance might work better without that acquisition. Coinmarketcap must be neutral and balanced, “he said.
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