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DigitalBits and Stably Announce New Partnership Live at Futurist Conference

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Stably Platform Will Enable Turn-key Development of Branded Stablecoins on the DigitalBits Blockchain

The XDB Foundation and Stably Corporation, a Seattle-based fintech firm hyper focused on stablecoin development, have announced a new partnership deal, which will add Stably to the DigitalBits ecosystem.  The announcement was made live during the Futurist Conference, Canada’s leading blockchain and emerging technologies event, held virtually. XDB Foundation’s Managing Director Michael Gord and Stably’s co-founder and CEO Kory Hoang were joined by DigitalBits founder Al Burgio during the “Branded Stablecoins: Enhancing the Relationship that Exists Between a Brand and Consumers” panel discussion, moderated by David Gokhstein, CEO of Gokhstein Media.  

In collaboration with their regulated partner Prime Trust, Stably is responsible for the creation of USDS, a prominent USD-pegged stablecoin.  Stably’s Stablecoin-as-a-Service brings a white label stablecoin solution to the DigitalBits blockchain, allowing brands and enterprises to quickly and easily launch secure, compliant stable assets on-chain with the foremost in blockchain technology.   

Stably also announced that it will add USDS to the DigitalBits network as the first stablecoin leveraging the Stably platform with the DigitalBits blockchain.  This DigitalBits-based USDS will allow users to transact with other DigitalBits-based branded currencies, including other fiat pegged branded currencies across the DigitalBits network.  USDS is currently based on the ERC-20 token standard for Ethereum and the BEP-2 standard for Binance Chain. 

“Together, Stably and the XDB Foundation are focused on driving development, use-cases, and ultimately widespread adoption for branded stablecoins,” said XDB Foundation’s Michael Gord.  “Stably’s mission is to bridge wealth from the real world to digital worlds, be it blockchains, virtual realities or video games. We look forward to tokenizing various asset classes including fiat currencies, commodities and even collectibles on the DigitalBits network to enable faster, cheaper and borderless transactions globally,” said Stably’s CEO Kory Hoang.

Stably predicts that in the future, most major brands will use their own form of branded stablecoin.  These unique assets afford companies numerous benefits, such as generating interest on reserve assets, significantly reduced transaction fees, as well as enhancing marketing and customer loyalty.

The Futurist Conference’s speaker list needs no introduction for the most part and includes blockchain pioneers, influencers, and celebrities. This year the conference was attended by Bitcoin.com founder Roger Ver, SingularityNET CEO Ben Goertzel, MakerDAO Co-founder Rune Christensen, CoinDesk’s Chairman Michael Casey, as well as actor James Pratt and Emmy-winning producer Cindy Cowan.      

 

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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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