The cryptocurrency market has entered another turbulent period, with shifts between price recoveries and corrections happening as often as several times per day. It is clear that the coins are still nowhere near to being stable, and most of them are impatient for something to happen, and that extends to investors and traders as well.
However, while most eyes are on Bitcoin, many are also curious about other top coins as well, particularly those within the list of the top ten largest cryptocurrencies by market cap.
Ethereum is the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap, and likely the second most important coin ever to be made. It is the coin that helped the attention shift from crypto towards blockchain, acting more as a development platform than an actual currency. As a result, Ethereum has started the blockchain revolution, and it became the go-to project for developing dApps, smart contracts, as well as new coins.
It is still the leading project when it comes to the number of other projects developed on its platform, and while it has its own issues — as well as a lot of competition — Ethereum manages to hold its ground. Meanwhile, its coin, Ether, is currently seeing growth, aiming to once again reach the price of $150, although it has several large resistance levels to beat. However, it already breached the most important one at $140. Its price at the time of writing is at $140.51.
Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
Bitcoin Cash is a member of the Bitcoin family, a coin which came to be as a fork of Bitcoin itself. It emerged after the community got split into two groups, one that wanted to see Bitcoin remain true to the vision of its creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, and the other that wanted to take the coin elsewhere and bring changes.
Those loyal to Satoshi’s original plan developed Bitcoin Cash, although this project saw a similar split itself, and recently, in November 2018. The history repeated itself, and BCH started changing its course from the ‘Satoshi Vision’, which caused a part of its community to create a new fork, and call it Bitcoin SV (BSV), which is short for ‘Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision.’ Meanwhile, BCH itself went its own way and is currently seeing gains, with a price of $160.840 per coin. It is currently the 6th largest coin per market cap.
Finally, there is TRON, a project that aims to decentralize the web and revolutionize the entertainment industry. Led by Justin Sun, TRON started as an ERC-20 token, meaning that it was developed on Ethereum’s network. However, it launched its own blockchain in early summer last year and has since seen a lot of success.
The project became a development platform similar to Ethereum, with some of the most popular dApps in the crypto world being developed within its ecosystem. In addition, TRON continued to establish one partnership after another with various exchanges and companies. It even purchased BitTorrent back in 2018 and launched BitTorrent token (BTT) on January 28th, 2019. The coin also got support from the largest crypto exchange in the world, Binance. It managed to break several records, including the one for the highest number of transactions within 24 hours, previously held by Ethereum.
All in all, TRON appears to have the largest potential to earn the title of ‘Ethereum Killer,’ if the amount of activity within its ecosystem is anything to go by. However, its price is still relatively low, currently sitting at $0.022962.
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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 (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.
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Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 24th December, 2020, // ChainWire //
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