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A Closer Look at the Developments on the Bytecoin Blockchain

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Bytecoin, an open-sourced decentralized cryptocurrency, is widely recognized for its untraceable payments. In the fast-paced world of cryptocurrency, special features like anonymity and tight security protocols play a significant role in investors’ decisions. As a promising cryptocurrency, Bytecoin provides its users with top-notch security features and lightning fast transactions.  The altcoin, which has been performing well in the last few weeks, has alarmed its investors. If you are yet to catch up with the latest updates, here’s the full story.

Bytecoin Gets Affected by Bug

Speaking of Bytecoin’s performance in the market, the coin went through a rough patch last week, as it has witnessed some unusual developments. To begin with, the price of the currency shot up exponentially after Bytecoin got listed on Binance. Bytecoin’s listing on Binance, which took the overall market capitalization of BCN to $3.4 billion, has attracted many new investors to the blockchain, including inexperienced traders. However, the price consolidation led to the epiphany that the spike was a part of the pump and dump scheme.  All data got wiped off as the token fell from rank 15 to 1594, freezing all digital wallets. The executives later reported that they immediately shut down trading activities after they realized that about 25% of their miners were using outdated software, leading to bugs in the system.

Regarding the bug issue and technical problems, the Bytecoin team issued a crisp statement in a Medium post.  The team reported, “Due to a large number of miners who were using the old software a bug appeared in the network consensus. That bug was the cause of the network’s instability. We’d like to say a huge apology to all the Binance users who were faced with Bytecoin’s network issues.”

Ubuntu Cryptocurrency Miner: A Potential Threat to the Blockchain

Malicious mining tools have become a menace for operating systems nowadays. While many mobile devices and Windows are more vulnerable to these attacks, Ubuntu users are not free from the risks of a potential attack. A malicious cryptocurrency mining application was recently detected in the Ubuntu Snap Store. Popular as 2048buntu, the application employed mining code to mine BCN. Monero, the dark web’s favorite currency, has been used for unauthorized mining activities. Although Bytecoin doesn’t offer the same level of anonymity, it has been widely misused by miners. While Bytecoin’s anonymity and tight security protocols are motivating factors behind illegal mining activities, the latest pump and dump schemes are also responsible for invigorating the interest of criminals. Moreover, much to the traders’ relief, the 2048buntu application has been eliminated from the Ubuntu Store.

Bytecoin Gets Re-Listed on Binance

Bytecoin (BCN) users received a huge blow last week when the altcoin experienced one of the worst price dips since its launch in 2012. Apparently, a transaction error detected by the Binance team led to the suspension of BCN on top exchanges, including Binance, Poloniex and HitBTC. While the bug on Binance was a huge reason for traders’ concern, the aftermath of the event sent shock waves across the crypto community. The coin, which is still undergoing maintenance, has been relisted on Binance.

Bytecoin and the Market

As per the price records, the coin is recovering from its losses after the damages caused during last week. The coin, which has been restored to the 17th position in Coinmarketcap, boasts a market capitalization of $1,852,439,152 at the time of writing. Bytecoin is making a successful comeback, but it is still heavily relying on Binance for trading.

The entire crypto market experience a steep price slump this weekend, sending some of the well-performing coins in the red. As the bearish sign makes a comeback in the market, the total market capitalization has hit $400 billion. After an unexpected decline in the market capitalization, much of the losses were recovered during the Asian hours. Although the market has been making recoveries, the general sentiment of the market is still bearish. With Bitcoin trading at $8,317.33, the rebound is not strong enough to pull the prominent altcoins out of the crisis and many of them are still trading in the red. Tracing the price movement of BCN, the coin entered into the top 25 list after it was listed on Binance, but there were a lot of controversies regarding the pump and dump which materialized after the listing.

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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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