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Cardano (ADA) Launches a TestNet for Smart Contracts

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After a recent launch of IELE Virtual Machine, Cardano announced a launch of a new TestNet, dedicated to testing smart contracts, and improving all potential flaws in the system.

It has been only ten days since IOHK blog published an announcement by Cardano, that its IELE Virtual Machine has been successfully deployed. The announcement came on July 30th, and it represented a large and significant development not only for Cardano (ADA) and its platform but for the entire world of the blockchain.

Now, barely ten days later, Cardano has another launch to announce, and this one involves the platform’s release of a TestNet for smart contracts. The TestNet is also to be a part of IELE VM, and it represents the second launch of a TestNet for Cardano. The first one was the KEVM TestNet, that was launched earlier this year, in May.

IELE VM explained

In order to understand what IELE VM is and how it works, we should mention that it consists of two separate parts. One of them is the KEVM framework-based ‘correct-by-construction’ VM, and another one is a Solidity-to-IELE compiler. The second one is a way to allow programs that were written in Ethereum’s own programming language, the Solidity, to enter KEVM and still remain functional.

To put it simply, the IELE VM is a platform that allows those smart contracts that were written in Ethereum’s Solidity language to be executed outside of the ETH’s network. Additionally, it also allows smart contract writing to become even more secure, and easier to do.

The importance of the smart contracts TestNet

Now that we understand what IELE VM is, it is time to see why the launch of a new TestNet is important. The first reason is that the TestNet will allow Cardano to do tests and experiments regarding its smart contracts. The contracts will be handled by real, competent developers, in order to make them as efficient as possible. Additionally, the feedback given by these developers will give Cardano’s own team valuable insight regarding all potential issues, bugs, and alike.

All of this will lead to necessary improvements that will make the network as good as it can possibly get, before going live and becoming available to the community. Additionally, the IELE VM is expected to bring a lot of improvements regarding the security of the blockchain tech. This technology is still extremely new, and new ways of improving it are being discovered all the time. IELE VM is believed to be able to help out a lot when it comes to this, but the first step to dealing with that problem is the launch of a TestNet.

Cardano’s future plans

It is worth noting that Cardano itself is extremely new, and already it achieved more than most cryptos have in years. After only half a year, Cardano had two TestNet’s launched, it entered numerous partnerships and team-ups, it updated the Daedalus Wallet, and launched a first ICO, with more expected to come.

After such a successful start, Cardano is still not done, and the team has a lot of plans for the platform’s and the coin’s future. After IELE VM is finished, it will officially join Cardano’s main blockchain, and become its sidechain. This will lead to a massive boost when it comes to scalability. Additionally, while ADA is already one of the most stable cryptos around, this move will make it even more so, which will be an additional improvement to the coin.

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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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