BNB has been underperforming despite Binance burning over $500 million worth of BNB tokens last week.
BNB, the native coin of the Binance ecosystem, is up by less than 1% in the last 24 hours. Over the past seven days, BNB has lost more than 1% of its value.
The coin&s performance is in line with that of the broader cryptocurrency market. The total crypto market cap is down by less than 1% today and has fallen below the $920 billion mark.
Bitcoin is up by 1% in the last 24 hours and continues to trade above the $19,000 support level. Ether, meanwhile, is up by more than 2% so far today and is now trading above $1,300 per coin.
The performance comes despite Binance burning $547 million worth of BNB tokens earlier this month. This was the 21st quarterly BNB token burn carried about by Binance.
Earlier this year, Binance burned over $700 million worth of BNB tokens, one of its highest since the cryptocurrency exchange was established five years ago.
Key levels to watch
The BNB/USD 4-hour chart is bearish as BNB has been underperforming over the last few days.
The MACD line is below the neutral zone, indicating a bearish trend. However, it is slowly rising and could enter the positive region if the broader market embarks on a bullish run.
The 14-day RSI of 51 shows that BNB is not in the oversold area despite underperforming in the last few days.
At press time, BNB is trading at $272.2 per coin. If the slow market recovery continues, BNB could surge past the $280 resistance level before the end of the day.
However, BNB could struggle to move past the second major resistance level at $293 in the near term.
If the bearish trend persists, BNB could be forced to defend the resistance level below $259 over the next few hours or days.
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