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Apple’s Steve Wozniak Gives His Crypto Predictions

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One of Apple’s co-founders, Steve Wozniak, stated recently that he would join up a new crypto startup. He also spoke about cryptos in general, stating that he is excited about their future, and explained why.

Steve Wozniak excited about the future of digital currencies

In a recent interview, Apple’s Steve Wozniak, who is a well-known computer engineer, as well as one of the company’s co-founders, stated that he likes to keep up with modern technological advances. This is the reason why he was initially drawn towards cryptos. Later, when he uncovered the new and interesting aspects this technology, and Bitcoin in general, his interest was peaked even more.

Bitcoin doesn’t have a known creator, nor is it controlled by a centralized authority. It is entirely based on mathematics, which is one aspect that impressed him in particular. To him, math is like nature, and he trusts it completely. While people can make things up, control them, manipulate them, and alike, math is always true and honest, which is something that can be said for Bitcoin as well.

Steve Wozniak is known to have been the right-hand man of Steve Jobs himself, and the two founded Apple through shared effort. They founded the company back in 1976, when Jobs was handling the entrepreneurial part of the project, while Wozniak was in charge of the tech-related aspects. They continued to work on the company and got it through the first five years that were critical for its survival. By 1985, Wozniak left the company and had focused on other things like philanthropy, various investments, and he even became a host for pop music shows. Eventually, the world started to view him as an early computing world’s ambassador.

Cryptos are like the early internet, says Steve Wozniak

As such, the crypto world was anxious to hear what he thought about the crypto world and cryptos in general. As a very reputable and respected figure in the world of technology, many believed that his words on the matter might even dictate the future of this technology. If nothing else, his perspective was invaluable to them. Eventually, he decided to speak about them, and he did so at the Chainxchange blockchain convention.

He seemed more than excited about cryptos, as well as Bitcoin itself. It would seem that the biggest impression on him was left by the independence that cryptos have expressed so far. He even compared them with the early days of the internet itself. He stated that technology behind cryptos is amazing to him, and what was even more amazing that almost every branch of business these days either already uses some of the crypto products, or they are considering using them.

He also said that he sees value in this technology, which is not something that everyone is capable of. The current state of cryptos reminds him of the early internet in this regard as well. Finally, he briefly touched upon the new crypto investment group, going by the name of Equi Capital. He mentioned that he will be involved in the group and that this would be his first project of this kind.

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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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