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A Big Breakthrough for Cardano (ADA): Prove-Of-Stake Finally Solved

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Cardano (ADA) team managed to solve one of the biggest issues regarding the prove-of-stake algorithm, which turned out to be security. The tweet posted yesterday by Charles Hoskinson includes a video where Professor Kiayias talks about the breakthrough from the IOHK lab, dedicated to blockchain tech.

The importance of the breakthrough

Professor Kiayias of the IOHK team stated that new blockchain enthusiasts do not have to be in possession of any previous knowledge regarding the number of system’s active users. This is something that was always seen as a problem when it comes to prove-of-stake since it brought a lot of security problems with it. Prove-of-stake is much better when it comes to scalability than proof-of-work which is why the advancement in question is a big deal for Cardano ADA. Basically, because of it, Cardano is one of the most secure and scalable blockchains on the market, and its security can even rival the one of Bitcoin.

According to the Professor Kiayias lecture, the Cardano team is extremely excited about the new development. It is their goal to make Cardano the best available platform, instead of just gaining popularity. This can also be seen in the IOHK team’s efforts of making a light wallet. The team knows that the wallet’s cryptography needs improvement in order to truly become the light wallet.

Interest in Cardano is growing

The new developments at Cardano are not leaving the investors indifferent, and the interest just keeps growing. Google trends on Cardano are a very good indicator of this since they show how much interest the investors truly have when it comes to a specific crypto. The first quarter of 2018 showed that Google trends dropped significantly when it comes to Bitcoin (BTC), which was followed by the decline in its value. This isn’t only the case with Bitcoin, however, and the entire crypto market suffered the same blow. Essentially, the increase in Google trends shows that the users are being aware of the crypto’s development, and of the team’s efforts as well.

Because of that, it is expected that Cardano’s price will change significantly in the near future. Its current price is at about $0.30, which is the result of several weeks of price drops. However, the recent increase in its value indicates that it might go above $1 per token by the end of Q2 of 2018. It is estimated that Cardano has the potential to go up to $10 per coin without many issues, and according to the new developments, assuming something like that is not even that much of a stretch. Even the prove-of-stake breakthrough is by itself an amazing achievement. If the development manages to continue, a big decentralized app might run on Cardano’s blockchain sooner, rather than later. With something like that happening, Cardano (ADA) will see an even bigger increase in value.

The potential for this crypto is huge, and many believe that it might outgrow many other currently big cryptos. Its scalability is much better than that of NEO or Ethereum (ETH), for that matter, and scalability is one of the most important features of a digital currency.

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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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