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Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is the Top Bitcoin Fork Ever, and Here’s Why

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Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is an easily recognizable fork due to a controversy that surrounded its forking process. We all remember August 2017 when Bitcoin Cash was created as a fork of Bitcoin, that way representing the first Bitcoin fork by far. However, forking Bitcoin didn’t stop there. Bitcoin Cash turned out to be a pretty successful fork with being worth around 4,000$ at its best as marked back in December 2017, only a couple of months after Bitcoin Cash appeared in the crypto market scene. Moreover, BCH is a prominent cryptocurrency and the most successful fork that came from Bitcoin.

Bitcoin Cash Makes Protocol Updates to Enhance Block Size

Bitcoin Cash is probably the best known due to the controversy that surrounded its creation. Back in August 2017 when Bitcoin Cash first appeared in the market, BCH was created as a fork that was decided on based on the disagreement on the integration of the SegWit protocol into the system of Bitcoin.

As it usually goes with forking, the portion of investors and users that don’t agree with the proposed updates can create a fork that would enable them to keep operating on the old chain.

That is precisely how Bitcoin Cash was created, and probably unexpectedly, BCH was here to stay.

After it was forked out from Bitcoin’s own blockchain, Bitcoin Cash has once again made a move towards another update in its system.

This time, Bitcoin Cash updates its protocol so it would be able to enhance the block size, enlarging the block size to 32MB.

With this change, BCH made a quite astonishing update to its system as Bitcoin Cash will now be able to provide its users with faster transactions and lower transaction fees, which might add to its value in the following months as a consequence.

Bitcoin Cash Partners Up with BitPay

BitPay has as of the most recent case partnered up with Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Core. What brought Bitcoin Cash to this partnership is the fact that BitPay had some plans with BCH and Bitcoin Core that could potentially sky-rocket these cryptos to the moon in the following months.

BitPay makes up for a crypto payment processor that is based in the United States, and as of the most recent events, BitPay has made an agreement with Seminole County Tax Collector in Florida, named Joel N. Greenberg.

As per the agreement made between BitPay and the mentioned tax collector in Florida, the residents of this area will now be able to pay their taxes in crypto, meaning that the residents will be able to pay for their IDs, licenses and other official documents and taxes by using Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Core with BitPay as the medium service.

This is an amazing progress for BCH as it showcased its ability to be used in official real-life purpose – in this case, paying taxes in Florida.

How Bitcoin Cash Beats Other Bitcoin Forks?

In accordance with data provided by BitMEX research service, Bitcoin had 44 forks after Bitcoin Cash, which only counts the forks that were registered and promoted.

Among those 44+ forks derived from Bitcoin, it can be easily concluded that not even the half survived the market for long, however, Bitcoin Cash alongside with a couple of more examples, makes up for a perfect exception.

Bitcoin Cash seemed like a success almost at the start, and especially in mid-December when this fork managed to reach the price of over 4.000$ per one BCH unit, which was a massive success for this crypto given the fact that it only existed for 3 months at the time.

Now when we can see BCH trading at the price of 1.181$, which is pretty far from its all-time high value, we can still see it trading above other Bitcoin forks.

That is how Bitcoin Cash has even made it to the list of the top popular cryptos, also making the number 4 on the global coin ranking list which also makes it the 4th best crypto due to its market cap.

Besides from Bitcoin Cash, we can still hear about forks like Bitcoin Gold and Bitcoin Private, a lot of the forks derived from Bitcoin has been shut down like Bitcoin Classic for example. While some of them were doomed from the mere start, many decayed due to the inability to find investors willing to support their fork.

How is Bitcoin Cash doing at the Current Moment?

Bitcoin Cash seems to be unable to resist the current market trend, so we can see it dropping against the dollar while going down in the red zone.

Following the latest change that took place in the course of the last 24 hours, Bitcoin Cash can now be traded at the price of 1,176$ per one unit as we can see it dropping by -4.31% against the dollar.

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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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