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These latest strides show why Cardano (ADA) is so special

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It has been an interesting few days for cryptocurrencies as the crypto space celebrates the third birthday of Ethereum reflecting many milestones and success that have occurred in the crypto market since the inception of the initial smart contract blockchain.

Adoption and mainstream interest are increasing with each day that passes facilitating the market cap for the entire cryptocurrency industry to increase by over 5,900% with the number of virtual currencies in circulation meeting all-time high numbers. Initially, the mindset and perception of many were that Ethereum was going to be the only blockchain technology that was going to be able to foster mainstream adoption of blockchain technology. That was before Cardano (ADA) came into the picture.

Recently, Charles Hoskinson, Cardano’s (ADA) founder, came out unveiling some of the digital currency’s secret project before the expected day. While he was prematurely unveiling the secret project, Hoskinson introduced Icarus to the world, and yesterday he divulged Yoroi as the addition of Icarus. Cardano foundation has since come out clear to tell the whole world that the two projects have since been updated on Cardano’s (ADA) roadmap.

Many people do not have a single idea of what Icarus is or what it represents? According to Cardano’s official blog. Icarus is a google chrome extension and a locus implementation for application for a lightweight wallet that has been developed by IOHK. The Icarus idea is believed to have the potential to give developers and creators the vantage point of inventing their light and secure mobile wallets for the digital coin.

Icarus is a fully open source code base that will be the first step in a range of open source initiatives to provide developers with a suite of tools for Cardano.”

According to news from Cardano foundation, Icarus came about a series of proof of concepts that were incepted back in March, this year. A small group of developers and IOHK engineers were fascinated by the thought of creating a lightweight Cardano (ADA) wallet that had all the features of Daedalus but superior regarding easy to use and efficiency.

What is Yoroi?

Earlier last week, Cardano (ADA) launched its light-client wallet by the name Yuroi that was launched by Emurgo. Emurgo is an institution that facilitates and supports new Cardano (ADA) projects. The organization declared its interest in launching the foremost implementation of Icarus to the crypto community. Icarus is the first implementation Emurgo is working on to launch; it is a Yoroi wallet.

In the Japanese language, the meaning of Yoroi is great amour a significant name for the project that is taunted to be a secure armament like the one Samurais used to wear in times of battle.

Cardano (ADA) Market Presence

The last 48-hours has experienced a lot of activities in the cryptocurrency sphere as most digital assets have turned their color from red to green in chameleon fashion, and then to red again.

Currently ranked as the 8th most relevant crypto in the market according to market capitalization, Cardano (ADA) seems to be no different than others as it is trading in red alongside others. At the beginning of this month, Cardano’s market price stood at $0.14 after reaching an impressive $0.17 valuation at the end of last month, but now the coin stands at $0.09. The current price of Cardano has nothing to do with what it deserves, by no means, it rather is because the whole market is walking on the bloody-road as yet. Things might change soon.

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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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