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Cardano Technical Update: How Is It Going to Affect ADA’s Future?

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In this highly competitive cryptocurrency market, maintaining a stable price range and reasonably high market capitalization has become seriously challenging in the past few months. Due to the volatility and drastic falls in the price of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency with the highest market capitalization till date, a great percentage of cryptocurrency traders are losing their faith in Bitcoin and inclining towards other alternatives or Altcoins. The Altcoins that are currently leading the currency charts are in fierce competition among themselves to make further sustainable ameliorations in their blockchain platform. Cardano along with its default cryptocurrency ADA certainly belongs to this group of digital coins.

Since its introduction to the crypto-traders on 29th September 2017, this cryptocurrency has been the cynosure of the cryptocurrency market due to its unique blockchain platform and corresponding features. It was the first cryptocurrency to implement the highly efficient proof-of-stake algorithm named Ouroboros. Also, the two different layers of Cardano’s blockchain platform, CSL (Cardano Settlement Layer) and CCL (Cardano Computation Layer) add to its efficiency and swift transaction system.

Despite already possessing a highly sophisticated blockchain platform, ADA’s development team are constantly implementing new features for the traders’ convenience. On 19th April of this year, Cardano team published a report of their weekly technical updates which have been completed successfully. Here, some of those developments would be discussed along with their probable effect on Cardano’s future.

Technical Developments Completed Recently:

Core Updates: The Cardano team has been able to make considerable improvements in their core architecture through their recent technical developments. In addition to finalizing the test coverage for the initial fallout and V1 API, the team has been able to resolve all issues and tasks cognate to CSL-2398 which is an integration test and a part of the Continuous Integration process. At the current rate of progression, the implementation of the “fees included” option to the transaction endpoints of CSL-2405 is also going to be completed shortly. Furthermore, the Cardano team has made significant progress so far regarding the documentation of the additional API use cases.

Daedalus Updates: It is well known to the ADA users that Daedalus is the default wallet provided by Cardano blockchain itself for storing ADA coins. This wallet has been very popular with its users for its both online and offline accessibility and security. During last week, Cardano’s development team successfully implemented the asynchronous wallet restoration feature for the users’ convenience. This new feature is likely to offer several advantages to the ADA holders. Also, other features for adding more wallets and monitoring certain transactions would be implemented along with this new version of Daedalus wallet. These major UI changes are likely to make ADA even more accessible and user-friendly to the traders.

Wallet Backend Updates: Besides upgrading the Daedalus wallet, the development team has made conspicuous changes in the wallet backend as well as new and ingenious features. The pre-existing sections of the wallet backend namely the history tracking section and the transaction submission layer section have been re-engineered to add more precision and accuracy to the entire system. In addition to these developments, significant progress has been made so far on the CSL-2382 project which concerns the implementation of pure data layer for passive wallets. This updating process is likely to continue over the next few weeks as well as the development team has documented a migration plan for future.

Networking Updates: Application and verification of blocks are invariably a time consuming and intricate process which requires serious concentration. Cardano’s development team has made remarkable progress in simplifying this process through their latest networking update. The team has successfully implemented the ’serializedSize’ calculation procedure to the Bi class which would make the computation of the serialized size of the blocks a lot easier.

Cardano Decentralisation Update: Although this phase is yet to complete, the last week ADA developers have been able to make a significant number of changes regarding various aspects of decentralization including delegation, incentives, networking, and core specification. Once all of these upgrades are completed, the efficiency of Cardano’s blockchain platform would transform pivotally.        

DevOps Updates: The release of 1.2.0 Cardano branch and 0.10.0 Daedalus branch being around the corner, the team is continuously going through the process of debugging the system. As a part of this process, the development team has switched the default branches of Daedalus and Cardano-SL form master to develop. This will certainly improve the developer experience on Github along with community visibility.

The Current State of ADA:

ADA, the default cryptocurrency of Cardano, has been exhibiting a constant upward trend since its inception. Currently, this digital coin holds the seventh position on Coinmarketcap with a price equivalent to nearly $0.3 and a market cap of $7.7 billion (as of 24th April 2018).

Final Thoughts:

Cardano is one of the most sought-after cryptocurrencies to the novice and experienced traders at the moment. Not too long ago, Binance announced a new BNB/ADA trading pair that instantly caused a price surge. With these recent technical developments, the traders can expect a significant number of new features and benefits while using this coin. If this trend continues, ADA is likely to topple many big guns of the crypto-world by the end of this year.

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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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