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4 Possible Reasons Alibaba’s New Mobile App Is Being Powered by xCurrent or XRP

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Back in late June, Alibaba’s payment arm of Ant Financial launched a blockchain based electronic wallet that enabled payments between Hong Kong and the Philippines. In the maiden transaction that Jack Ma was a part of, the transaction made by Ms. Mary Grace to the Philippines was completed in a matter of seconds. One report indicated that the time period taken for the transaction to complete was just 3 seconds.

This then brings us to the first reason the Mobile App is actually being powered by xCurrent or XRP. Comparing the 3-second speed of the transaction to that of XRP (3.3 Seconds on average), we see a vast similarity. The XRP ledger is the only ledger known to date, that can complete transactions at that speed. Also, the Santander App also showcased such speeds in early June. The app is being powered by Ripple’s xCurrent.

A second reason why the Ant Financial app could be powered by XRP is the link Justin Sun has with both Ripple and Jack Ma. Before starting the Tron Project, Justin was the Chief Representative and Adviser of Ripple Labs in the Greater China area. Justin is also the mentee of Jack Ma. Justin is also the first Millennial graduate at Jack Ma’s Hupan University. There is a lot of possibilities with these links of Justin to both Ripple and Jack Ma: founder of Alibaba.

Thirdly, WeChat Pay and AliPay run on dLocal which is a cross-border payment service that is powered by Ripple. The same AliPay, but in Hong Kong, facilitated the payment from Ms. Mary Grace’s phone through its app that sent money to a GCash wallet in the Philippines. Therefore, connecting the dots, the AliPayHK mobile app possibly used Ripple based software – xCurrent – to power the transaction.

The fourth reason as to why the AliPayHK payment app possibly used Ripple tech, is the speed at which they came up with the service. Taking into account that Ripple Labs have spent over 6 years perfecting its Ripple ledger, AliPay could not have come up with similar blockchain technology in less than a year. Knowing how business deals are done in corporations, rather than reinventing the wheel, AliPay probably signed a partnership with Ripple that probably included a Non-Disclosure Agreement.

In conclusion, the AliPayHK payment app that facilitated Ms. Mary Grace’s transaction was too quick for it not to be powered by Ripple or XRP. The speed and ease of the transaction point towards a Ripple powered platform.

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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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