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Cardano (ADA) Plans for a Comeback in the Crypto Game

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Cardano (ADA) is one of the most reputed and well-known decentralized public blockchain and cryptocurrency project, which is entirely open-source. We cannot ignore the significance of it when it’s firmly in the green zone along with NEO and its rival EOS. Where most coin’s value is manipulated by the effect of its hype backed up with misleading information, Cardano’s community remains oblivious and unshaken to such tricks. In the recently formed bullish markets, people would want to get into projects which ensure a healthy return and the Big Five will get its fair share of attention, but Cardano is the project which could actually lead the cryptocurrency markets by the nose in the upcoming days.

Brief Overview of Cardano:

Cardano is building a highly developed smart contract platform whose features outshine all other pre-existent technologies. Cardano is the first blockchain based platform which was launched as a research-driven approach. Cardano names itself as the third generation blockchain platform which was built to solve the problems surrounding blockchain space. The developer’s team working behind Cardano is made up of expert technical researchers who ensure that its technology is peer-reviewed.

Components of Cardano Project:

Following are the components that build Cardano blockchain project:

i. CCL (Cardano Computation Layer)

The Cardano computational layer is all about programming language and it is responsible to bring programming language to Cardano’s blockchain in order to merge with it. This part interacts with CSL that is described below for resulting in a settlement.

ii. CSL

CSL or Cardano Settlement Layer is based on a distributed ledger aspect of Cardano and it functions in an ecosystem which is primarily focused on it. In this layer, the value of Cardano is seen to be transacted.

iii. Ouroboros

Aims and Objectives:

Its Cardano’s own proof-of-stake algorithm which powers Cardano’s blockchain, but it hasn’t been tested anywhere else. It’s an integrated design consensus protocol which has sustainability feature built into its own reward system where approx. 25% portion of the block reward is placed in Cardano to ensure the growth of the ecosystem.

Daedalus

Daedalus is the name of the wallet created and implemented by Cardano’s team to hold Cardano’s tokens (ADA). But due to the open-source nature of Daedalus, a user can store any cryptocurrency in it. Daedalus wallet is being constantly upgraded in order to support various cryptocurrencies and to act as a DApp building platform in the future.

The Cardano project has been an ambitious one where its team functions to overcome some of the major difficulties within the current blockchain technology which are;

i. Scalability

ii. Interoperability

iii. Sustainability

The reason why Cardano project was broken down into the abovementioned layers was due to achieving its goals. The two layers of Cardano settlement and Cardano computational is designed to function as a couple but also keep their differences within the system. The technical and business development aspects of Cardano is taken care of by IOHK and, Emurgo and Cardano ecosystem. During the crowdsale, Cardano tokens were distributed to these organizations as well.

Good News for Cardano Community:

The most hyped part of the Cardano project for its community is perhaps the upcoming Shelley release. In preparation for this release, Cardano has opened registrations for participating in staking pools but not all participants will be able to set-up, maintain and run nodes. But Cardano’s team gave good news to its holders that they too can become a slot leader on the ‘Ouroboros’ delegated P-o-S (Proof-of-Stake) consensus. But since it hasn’t been tested or used before hence, Cardano team has to constantly test it before placement. The recent release of wallet updates for the community to use was also a part of the good news. They recently announced their awaited Daedalus wallet compatible with Linux OS.

On 12th April, Cardano released its weekly technical report that can be summarised as follows;

i. Cardano paper wallets are complete and being tested for quality

ii. Work on Exchange endpoints has also finished

iii. Cardano networking is now 33% faster than before and it’ll increase with time

iv. Cardano’s Virtual Machine Test Version ‘IELE-Testnet’ which is slated to be launched in April is close to completion.

Investor Friendly Coin – Cardano

Cardano wasn’t spared during the extreme bearish markets; it fell with the rest of the cryptocurrencies and lost most of its gains from last December. But because of its constant development and upcoming released from its dedicated team, Cardano is still named as one of the most investor-friendly cryptocurrency. Cardano previously shifted its focus from ADA/BTC pairs to ADA/USD pairs because it was the investor’s need of the hour. No other coin has committed such an accommodation.

Their update to paper wallets has spiked interest of people who have seen ledger wallet’s vulnerabilities. At a time when ledger wallet (previously known as the safest wallet) can be hacked by a 15-year-old kid, the decision of shifting to paper wallets guarantees Cardano team’s concern for security.

Conclusion:

Significant crypto funds like BKCM LLC are bullish on Cardano and many others are sure to raise their stakes till the bulls are free. Cardano is currently ranked at 7th place after suffering losses in Q1. But the price indicates an increase of 23.39% since the last 24-hours. With a market capitalization of $5.6 Billion, each ADA token is priced at $0.214. it is evident that Cardano is set to have a successful Q2. In case circumstances surrounding Ethereum doesn’t die down soon, Cardano is more likely to shift the paradigm and take its place.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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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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