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DASH Sees a Price Surge After Latest Partnerships

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The crypto market continues to see new development as Dash experiences a significant price surge after announcing a partnership with Kripto Mobile. Additionally, the 20% price surge might have also been influenced by news of adoption push in Venezuela.

Dash on the rise in Venezuela

For several days now, Dash has been experiencing an increase in value, which went up by as much as 20% after recent news from Venezuela. According to reports, the citizens of Venezuela are massively adopting Dash in an attempt to flee from their native fiat currency, the bolivar, and its ever-increasing inflation rate.

Due to such extreme economic problems, Venezuela started turning its gaze towards cryptos. They started by launching Petro at the beginning of the year, which is their own oil-backed coin. Since then, the country’s president, Nicholas Maduro, announced the launch of “Sovereign Bolivar”, which is a new crypto that should replace the traditional bolivar, which is currently pretty much completely worthless.

The new Sovereign Bolivar is to be pegged to Petro’s own value, which is seen as the only way for the country to regain some level of economic stability. This is where Dash came in and took advantage of the country’s situation. In absence of any stable fiat currency, its transaction speed, decent price, and focus on privacy might be a perfect solution for Venezuelans.

Since then, it supposedly already signed up around 200 vendors per month, on average. This even includes large brands like Calvin Klein and Subway. According to Ryan Taylor, the CEO of Dash Core Group, there have been tens of thousands of wallet downloads per month in Venezuela, which has become Dash’s second largest market.

Kripto Mobile partnership sends Dash to the moon

However, this is not all, as Dash also entered a partnership with Kripto Mobile Corporation, which is a company based in South America, and dedicated to the creation of mobile phones. The phones are now coming with Dash ecosystem, which is pre-equipped. The phones also contain Dash wallets, as well as the Bitrefill application.

The phones were originally introduced during a Caracas conference, and the company believes that this move will bring more South American users to the crypto market. The solution is generally not bad at all, as crypto payments can cut the transaction time and costs significantly, which is something that Latin American communities desperately need right now.

The results came almost immediately, and while Dash is was, generally speaking, a well-performing coin, it has been on a downfall recently. However, after unveiling the new partnership, the coin saw a 20% increase, and it even grew to be only a dollar or so short of hitting the $200 mark. While the positive momentum of the entire market was definitely responsible for bringing the coin to this important milestone, the massive increase in adoption in Venezuela, as well as Kripto Mobile partnership, are definitely what allowed Dash to rise as high as it did.

The current situation with the coin is slightly less enthusiastic, as the coin has experienced another 8.37% drop in the last 24 hours, bringing its value down to $180 at the time of writing. However, there is still hope that Dash will soon shake this off, and continue to rise once more.

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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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