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3 Most Underrated Cryptocurrencies Right Now

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Investing in cryptocurrencies is still a very high-risk game, especially these days when the market has entered yet another period of uncertainty and high volatility. However, even if this was not the case, picking the right asset to invest in can be quite difficult. Most of the time, coins with a clear goal in mind get the most support. If their goals seem relevant, if they can solve a problem or provide a better solution to replace an already existing one, investors are quick to join its cause.

Every now and then, however, an oversight can happen, and great projects end up left behind, without less support than they likely deserve. Today, we will point out a few coins like that. Despite their size and popularity they already have, experts agree that these are underrated coins that will likely skyrocket once they receive the amount of attention that they truly deserve.

1. TRON (TRX)

TRON is a project that often makes headlines, and recently, whenever this happens, it is connected to a new project announcement, a new record being broken, or a new partnership being made. The project seems incapable of making a wrong move, and pretty much everything that Justin Sun decides to do ends up being a success. And still, TRX is not even among the top 10 cryptocurrencies. Its price is low, it’s market cap is below $1 billion, which is very unusual for a coin that has made so much progress during a single year.

TRON’s goal is to revolutionize the entertainment industry, as well as to decentralize the web. This is a huge mission, and probably very abstract in the mind of most people, which may be one explanation as to why TRX doesn’t get more attention. Still, the attention that it is getting is coming from a pretty dedicated community, which will likely ensure that TRON grows properly in time.

2. Monero (XMR)

Monero is the tenth largest coin by market cap, but many believe that this still means that it is very underrated. As many are undoubtedly already aware of, Monero is a privacy coin, which means that it is a secure, untraceable, and private digital currency. It is the only privacy coin in the top 10 cryptos, likely due to the fact that privacy coins, no matter how necessary, are usually frowned upon. Most people suspect them of being used for criminal activities due to their ability to hide transactions.

However, privacy coins like XMR are also great for protecting corporations’ secrets, freedom of speech, and provide regular users with privacy and anonymity, which is the right of every internet user. Monero has always depended on its community, ever since its very beginning. It was created through donations, and the community has always been the number one factor that was pushing its development. It has a price of $66.45 and a market cap of $1.1 billion.

3. NEO

Finally, the third pick when it comes to underrated coins is NEO. This has been one of the projects that had the potential to kill off Ethereum, according to the community. It was often considered to be EOS’ biggest rival when it comes to replacing ETH. NEO is currently ranked as 16th largest coin per market cap, with a price of $8.50 and a market cap of only $552 million.

This puts a huge difference between NEO and EOS, which has a market cap of $3.27 billion. NEO is also sometimes called Chinese Ethereum, due to the fact that it similar to ETH in essence, and that it is one of the coins that China particularly likes. It was believed that this will give it an edge over EOS once China becomes more crypto friendly. While this may be the case, it has yet to happen, and an event such as that might be all that NEO needs to get back in the game.

The project is dedicated to creating smart contracts and dApps, just like Ethereum is, but many would argue that NEO can do everything better, cheaper, and faster. Even so, the coin seems to be losing popularity and sinking to the depths of the market, one rank at the time.

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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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