By CCN Markets: The bitcoin price climbed as high as $8,450 on Friday morning, lifting the flagship cryptocurrency to its highest mark since June 3. The trigger for that rally? Binance. The fallout? A punishing “altcoin winter” that could slaughter altcoin valuations while bitcoin continues to trend higher. Binance US Launch Could Trigger Brutal Altcoin Winter That’s the shocking analysis of crypto economist Alex Krüger, who warns that Binance’s decision to launch a regional US exchange and boot US traders from its core platform could fundamentally reshape the global cryptocurrency market. Binance, as CCN reported, has partnered with BAM

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