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Bittrex instigates both Litecoin (LTC) and Tron (TRX) into the USD markets

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In massive news for the cryptocurrency community, Bittrex has launched USD markets for two of the most popular cryptocurrencies in the world, Tron (TRX) and Litecoin (LTC). This comes only a week after the cryptocurrency exchange platform announced that they would list the coins.

For those who are unaware, Bittrex is one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange platforms, and boasts a daily volume of tens of millions of dollars, with almost 200 cryptocurrency pairs available for investors and traders globally. Bittrex announced the move on Twitter and clarified that the accounts had to have been created before September 4, even to be eligible to qualify.

This is great news for cryptocurrencies who are concerned about one cryptocurrency dominating the other, as now investors and traders can directly exchange USD for 10 cryptocurrencies. These include bitcoin (BTC) and ethereum (ETC) obviously, but also includes popular cryptocurrencies such as Cardano (ADA), XRP, ZCash, Ethereum Classic, and more.

This also is a significant milestone for Tron in particular, as this is the first time that Tron has been paired with the USD in the United States, which was celebrated by the founder of the Tron Foundation, Justin Sun, in a tweet.

However, it should be noted that these markets are not merely available to everyone. Actually, it can only be accessed for personal and corporate accounts. As if that wasn’t exclusive enough, the ones who benefit from the market are international investors. In the United States, the only ones allowed to participate must live in the following states:

  • Montana
  • California
  • Washington
  • Puerto Rico
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Massachusetts
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • New York
  • West Virginia
  • Corporate customers operating in Pennsylvania
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Utah
  • Washington State
  • Wisconsin

Customers will also be required to fill out a form, and get approved by the Bittrex, before trading the pairs. While the entire process might not be the most convenient, it does mean that an important milestone was reached for Bittrex as a whole, and that more people will potentially be participating in the market, and that cryptocurrency dominance will be affected, on some level.

Also, there are two separate services available: “USD trading” and “USD trading, deposits, withdrawals.” This allows the customer to customize the service to their specific needs.

While the initial inconvenience might deter many in the market, the idea is that Bittrex adapts to the market overall and provides more options when it comes to investors and traders who might want to purchase a particular cryptocurrency directly, rather than through bitcoin and/or ethereum.

This comes at a much-needed time for both Tron and Litecoin, which are trading well below their all-time highs.

For context, Litecoin is trading at a little over $50, with its all-time-high at over $375, and Tron (TRX) currently trades at less than two cents, with its all-time high at around 30 cents.

Their market caps hover at around 3 billion and 1 billion, respectively. This is great news for both projects, and will likely mean an increased amount of volume for both Tron and Litecoin, although time will tell whether this leads to a substantial price increase.

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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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