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Reasons Why 2018 is the Year of Litecoin (LTC)

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With cryptocurrencies being well on their way to becoming adopted and accepted, a lot of experts and analysts continue to compare them in hopes of finding the future champion among digital coins. The crypto market today remains as diverse as it can be. Some cryptos are full embodiment of the original concept, while others are hardly cryptocurrencies at all.

With so many coins to choose from, it is understandable why experts continue to struggle to find the right one. However, the more they explore and learn about different coins, the more they keep coming back to a few favorites. One of the biggest ones among them is Litecoin (LTC) itself, which is why we have decided to take a closer look at it as well. So, without further ado, here are the reasons why Litecoin is among the best coins around, and why it has more than decent chances to go big by the end of the year.

1) Litecoin is decentralized

Decentralization is one of the biggest reasons why cryptos were invented in the first place. As such, every coin out there claims full decentralization, even though that is not completely true in some cases. However, when it comes to LTC, its decentralization is a well-established fact. The coin’s founder, Charlie Lee, has absolutely no control over Litecoin’s price or potential.

While he openly regretted his decision to sell his stake in the coin, he still claims that this decision was done for the greater good.

2) Litecoin offers a debit card

Through Litecoin’s partnership with Wirex, the coin managed to get its hands on its own debit card. The users can use the card for online sales and purchases, and in time, this might also be true for offline payments. Wirex confirmed this itself, and it even declared that LTC is better than Bitcoin (BTC) itself. Their website states that Litecoin is faster, cheaper, and may even become a new favorite global payment option in several months time.

3) Coinbase increased awareness by adding it

We all know that Coinbase has always been rather picky when it comes to adding support for cryptos on their list. Despite the fact that the exchange has been trying hard to change this recently, we should still remember that there was a time when Litecoin was one of only three coins offered by this exchange.

This has caused many to develop an interest in this coin, and it even allowed its price to go up at the time. If the coin is good enough for Coinbase to trust in it, it is good enough for everyone else.

4) LTC has a great network

The network behind a cryptocurrency is just as important as crypto’s price. While many tend to forget this, the largest investors are sure to keep it in mind. Litecoin has an excellent network that can handle more TPS than the majority of other cryptos. The rise in a number of transactions continues to grow as the network continues its development, while the transaction fees continue to drop.

5) Lower price volatility

While it is true that Litecoin’s value has experienced a significant drop at the beginning of the year, there is not a single crypto that can say that it did not suffer massive losses when the bear market arrived. However, since then, LTC experienced much smaller price fluctuations than many other coins in the top 10.

The fact is that its price is currently only $57.59, but we should remember that the market has remained bearish for eight months now. Obviously, Litecoin has suffered losses as well, but it held its ground more than decently when compared to some other cryptos.

Obviously, Litecoin is not perfect. However, it is definitely working on improving itself at all times. It is a reputable coin, with a great network, cheap transactions, and excellent speeds. It entered numerous partnerships so far, and it confirmed that it can be trusted.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //

Xeno Holdings Limited (xno.live ), a blockchain solutions company based in Hong Kong, has announced the listing of its ecosystem utility token XNO on the ‘Bithumb Korea’ cryptocurrency exchange on January 21st 2021.

Xeno NFT Hub (market.xno.live ), developed by Xeno Holdings, enables easy minting of digital items into NFTs while also providing a marketplace where anyone can securely trade NFTs.

The Xeno NFT Hub project team includes former members of the technology project Yosemite X based in San Francisco and professionals such as Gabby Dizon who is a games industry expert and NFT space influencer based in Southeast Asia.

NFT(Non-Fungible Token) technology has recently gained huge focus in the blockchain arena and beyond, making waves in the online gaming sector, the art world, and the digital copyrights industry in recent years. The strongest feature of NFTs is that “NFTs are unique digital assets that cannot be replaced or forged”. Unlike fungible tokens such as Bitcoin or Ether, NFTs are not interchangeable for other tokens of the same type but instead each NFT has a unique value and specific information that cannot be replaced. This fact makes NFTs the perfect solution to record and prove ownership of digital and real-world items like works of art, game items, limited-edition collectibles, and more.

NFTs are already being actively traded in markets globally. For…

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Should Crypto Projects Devote Resources to Community Growth and Marketing?

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2020 has been an incredible year for crypto as investors have generated windfall profits and crypto projects have seen their businesses gain the spotlight they’ve been looking for.  While Bitcoin has received most of the attention after major institutional investors announced they were accumulating the increasingly scarce asset, many altcoins have also seen their fair share of glory.  When looking at all the big winners of the past year, the first project that probably comes to mind is Chainlink, having appreciated by more than 550% YTD and now valued at over $4.5 billion.  But, the actual biggest winner of the year is HEX with a YTD return of over 5,000%.

I mention both of the above projects as they have each taken slightly different paths to achieve greatness.  Chainlink has devoted resources toward building a fundamentally sound business with many strategic partnerships while HEX has spent vast sums of money on marketing and promotion.  Both approaches are valid, but one thing is certain, it is absolutely imperative for crypto projects to let the crypto community know what makes them special.  Of course, one of the reasons that makes crypto so valuable is the powerful blockchain technology that most projects are utilizing.

Cryptocurrency vs. Blockchain Technology

It’s important to make a distinction between blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.  Although they are often used interchangeably, they are different.  Blockchain technology and crypto were both created after the 2008 financial crisis, but cryptocurrency…

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XENO starts VIP NFT trading service and collaborates with contemporary artist Hiro Yamagata

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 24th December, 2020, // ChainWire //

The XENO NFT Hub (https://xno.live) will provide a crypto-powered digital items and collectables trading platform allowing users to create, buy, and sell NFTs. Additionally it will support auction based listings, governance and voting mechanisms, trade history tracking, user rating and other advanced features.

As a first step towards its fully comprehensive service, XENO NFT Hub launched a recent VIP service to select users and early adopters in December 2020 with plans for a full Public Beta to open in June 2021. 

“NFTs are extremely flexible in their usage, from digital event tickets to artwork, and while NFTs have a very wide spectrum of uses and categories XENO will initially focus its partnership efforts and its own item curation on three primary areas: gaming, sports & entertainment, and collectibles.”, said XENO NFT Hub president Anthony Di Franco.

He also added “This does not mean we will prohibit other types of NFTs from our ecosystem However, it simply means that XENO’s efforts as a company will be targeted into these verticals initially as a cohesive business approach.”

Development and Procurement Lead, Gabby Dizon explained, “Despite our initial focus, we found ourselves with a unique opportunity to host some of the works of Mr. Hiro Yamagata. We are collaborating with Japanese artist Hiro Yamagata to enshrine some of his artwork into NFTs.”

Mr. Yamagata has been…

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