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Coin Watch: NEO Anticipates a Reversal of Trends




When Ethereum was first released in 2014, it revolutionized decentralized applications with its innovations like smart contracts. But the market has come a long way from its initial days, witnessing a tremendous boom in currencies. Given the faltering state of the crypto market, choosing an investment option has become a neck-breaking job. NEO, which was previously called AntShares, is regulated by smart contracts, but it stands out from other smart contract-based ecosystems in terms of its approaches. As the next-generation cryptocurrency network, it enables users to automate the storage and exchange of financial assets on the blockchain. Widely recognized as “the Chinese Ethereum” or “the one”, NEO can be regarded as the Ethereum killer for its competitive advantages over the ETH.

NEO, the Strongest Cryptocurrency of 2018

Representing the third generation of cryptocurrency, NEO is much more than a decentralized network, as NEO can be looked upon as a smart economy. Although the blockchain resembles Ethereum in many ways, it stands for a link between the real economy and the digital economy. Such a link is difficult to imagine with other forms of digital assets and can initiate great changes in the digital finance world.

To achieve “smart economy” with a distributed network, NEO strategically deploys the blockchain technology and digital identity to digitize financial instruments. As evident from its name, digital assets are programmable financial assets that are present in the form of electronic data. The digitization of these assets is done using the blockchain, wherein users can expect a decentralized, reliable, traceable, and transparent solution. The best part of NEO blockchain is perhaps the fact that users can register, trade, and exchange various kinds of assets, proving the link between digital asset and the physical asset is possible through digital identity.   Besides the digital assets, the blockchain also uses digital identity to create a smart economy. Digital identity refers to the identity of individuals, organizations, and other electronic entities. NEO implements a system based on X.509, which complies with the highest standards of digital identity.

An Inside Look at the Rapidly Expanding NEO Blockchain Network

Although big names like Ethereum are grabbing all the attention from the investors, new smart contract-based cryptocurrency networks are gaining quite a momentum in the market. Ranking 12 by market capitalization, NEO comes with a range of beneficial features. One of the most interesting aspects of NEO that makes it stand out from the rest is the lightning fast transaction speed. While it is executing 1,000 transactions per second, the NEO team anticipates pushing the speed to 10,000 transactions per second. At this rate, the transaction speed can exceed 100,000 transactions per second by 2020.   The expansion plan is not limited to transaction speed only, and the team is working on making the system fully decentralized, besides implementing hyper v-m to upgrade its features.

As a promising cryptocurrency, it always strives to expand its user experience with new innovations. Besides implementing frequent upgrades, the blockchain attempts to stay connected to its users, releasing developments updates and technical reports as and when necessary. An inside look at the developments on the NEO blockchain reveals quite a number of influential updates. From MyWish CEO announcing that NEO crowdsale contracts are ready, becoming a media partner of NEO blockchain game development to NewEconoLabs hosting NEO game competitions, NEO is lighting things up in the crypto market.

NEO Charts Reveal Signs of a Reversal of Trends

Primarily designed for ICOs and Dapps, NEO also focuses on smart economy solutions, which include digital identity, registration, and asset digitization. Owing to the relentless efforts of the NEO development team and strategic marketing campaigns, NEO has seen a steady rise in the recent times.  While NEO’s reception has been phenomenal in the market, it was not entirely free from volatility. Looking at the price charts of the last few weeks, the bear run has sent currency in a temporary limbo. The most actively traded currency on Bitfinex, NEO has dropped by a striking 3.44% from its earlier position. With a market capitalization of $2,483,734,500, NEO is available for trading at $38.21 as of June 20, 2018. Although bearish sentiments are on the cards, the price charts reveal signs of a reversal. With NEO gearing up with interesting upgrades, the bull is likely to make a comeback in the coming days.

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XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange



Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //

Xeno Holdings Limited ( ), 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 ( ), 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?



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



Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 24th December, 2020, // ChainWire //

The XENO NFT Hub ( 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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