The Binance Mirror solution allows institutions to access the Binance Exchange ecosystem without posting "collateral directly on the exchange.”
Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in terms of daily trading volumes, has launched an off-exchange settlement solution called Binance Mirror.
According to the announcement shared on January 16th, the Binance Mirror service is supported through Binance Custody, “a regulated and compliant institutional digital asset custodian.”
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By using Binance Mirror, institutional clients can access the Binance Exchange ecosystem without the need to “post collateral directly on the exchange.”
In a nutshell, through Binance Mirror, institutions lock a specific amount of their assets on the Binance Custody cold storage solution, Qualified Wallet, and mirror their balances onto Binance Exchange accounts with a 1:1 balance.
After mirroring their assets, institutions can reportedly use their crypto to “access a wide range of products, including institutional VIP Loans” on Binance Exchange.
When talking about the release of Binance Mirror, Binance’s spokesperson noted:
We built Binance Mirror last year and have been testing it with our institutional users. User feedback has been positive and we are happy to announce and market it officially now.
In the announcement, Binance claimed that at the end of 2022, the use of Binance Mirror solution grew significantly. At the end of the year, institutions reportedly mirrored 67% more assets from Binance Custody to Binance Exchange.
In the announcement, Binance Custody Vice President (VP) Athena Yu stated that through Binance Mirror, institutional clients can enjoy security and deep liquidity.
We spent much of last year refining <Binance Mirror> operations to help our clients unlock the liquidity of their assets held in our cold storage. We’re very excited about where we are today and can’t wait to introduce our upcoming new features that will elevate Binance Mirror’s functionality even further.
Currently, the solution is available to institutional investors. In the announcement, Binance did not disclose plans to launch a similar initiative to retail investors.