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April 13, 2021 @ 08:56 +03:00
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is allowing its users to buy fractions of companies’ shares with a new tokenized stock trading service, starting with Tesla. The crypto exchange announced Monday the launch of Binance Stock Tokens, zero-commission digital tokens that qualify holders for returns including dividends.
As of 1:35 p.m. UTC (9:35 a.m. ET) April 12, users will be able to buy fractions of actual Tesla shares, which trade at $677 a share at the time of writing. Users will be able to purchase as little as one-hundredth of a Tesla share, with prices settled in Binance USD (BUSD).
The exchange’s native crypto Binance Coin (BNB) has surged more than 25% in the last 24 hours, reaching an all-time high of $637.44. It is priced at $590.51 at press time. It’s not immediately clear what is driving the price of the coin. It’s not the first tokenized stock play in crypto land: Terra Labs’ Mirror Protocol went live in December.
Binance Allows Users to Trade Tokenized Stock Tokens Starting With Tesla, CoinDesk, Apr 13