Centralized Exchanges

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7 Oct 2022
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Organizations known as centralised exchanges (CEXs) coordinate bitcoin trading on a big scale employing a model of operation that is similar to that of traditional asset exchanges like stock exchanges. Markets are essentially what exchanges are. They are helpful when numerous people might be seeking to purchase and sell the same kind of asset at the same time. The New York Stock Exchange and the London Metal Exchange are well-known exchanges in the traditional economy.

Binance, Coinbase, Gemini, and Kraken are a few well-known CEXs in the cryptocurrency industry. By "clearing" trades, centralised cryptocurrency exchanges actively participate in markets. Digital order books, which are lists of open buy and sell orders with volumes and prices, are commonly kept by them. They connect buyers and sellers and publish market prices based on the most recent selling price of an object.

In general, CEXs provide add-on services like custody for digital currency. Before trading can take place, they frequently demand that consumers deposit their cryptocurrency holdings at the exchange.
In the world of cryptocurrencies, exchanges are the most valuable companies, claims a 2021 research by the international accounting firm KPMG.
CEXs continue to be significantly more prevalent than decentralised exchanges as of February 2022. (DEXs). They accounted for about 95% of exchange cryptocurrency trade, according to KPMG. The biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the world, Binance, is centralised despite having started its own DEX. Compared to less than $2 billion for the largest DEX Uniswap, the centralised Binance exchange conducts more than $20 billion in trades every day.

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