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Does Stellar (XLM) Show Signs of Rebound?

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In the highly volatile world of cryptocurrency, the market has become unpredictable. If you are updated with the price movements, you might be aware that the last week has been catastrophic for most of the currencies. With the crypto market hauled into a massive depression, many well-performing currencies have received a huge blow. Stellar, which has been performing decently in the market, has witnessed a sudden decline a few days ago. Speaking of the price slump in the market, mention must be made of the critical events that defined the fate of the currencies. While there are many factors responsible for the downtrend, critical incidents, such as Warren Buffet ridiculing Bitcoin as “rat poison”, have directly influenced the investors’ trading decision. The most important factor, however, was the news of the investigation of the largest South Korean exchange, Upbit.

Although Stellar’s price has seen a drop in the past weeks, it cannot be placed among the worst-performing currencies this week. In fact, Stellar (XLM) has managed to calmly sail by. With the some of the popular currencies trading in the red, Stellar finds its place among the gainers.  In case you have missed out how Stellar outperformed the other currencies, here’s the gist of the story.

Stellar (XLM) and the Cryptomarket

Considering the recent market conditions, most of the cryptocurrencies that have been a victim of the slump will like to trade in the red this week. However, Stellar’s price reveals a different story. Not only does it show a positive momentum in the market but it also indicates signs of growth. As per the price records, the price of Stellar has moved up by 3.89% on May 12. Although this is a small increase when compared to its previous performance, this is quite big in terms of the present market conditions. With Bitcoin dropping by an alarming 7%, any small gain can be a boon to a currency.

Tracing the price movement of Stellar (XLM), Stellar topped the charts on April 29 while trading at $0.45. But the short bull run concluded with a steep decline, wherein the price of the coin dropped to $0.31 on May 11. As of now, the coin is back in the green. Stellar (XLM), which ranks 8 by market capitalization, is on its way to recovery.

Positive Developments on Stellar (XLM) Blockchain

Stellar’s impressive price movements over the past few days have attracted many investors to its platform. Discernibly, the currency has invigorated the investors’ interests in the currency due to a number of notable factors. Among the significant developments on the blockchain, Stellar’s listing on OKEx exchange can be seen as an influential factor for its recent surge. Just after Stellar’s listing on the Hong Kong-based OKEx exchange, around $1.4 million was exchanged between Stellar and other notable altcoins.

Another notable factor is Stellar’s partnership with the tech giant IBM to build a blockchain based project, which will allow investors to execute cross-border transfers with as many as 7 altcoins from the South Pacific.

At any rate, the most important influential factor for the buzz around Stellar is Kin’s (KIN) decision to fork from the XLM blockchain because of scalability related issues. One of the developers working on the blockchain, Gadi Srebnik said “the addition of Stellar as a second blockchain will allow us to operate the Kin Ecosystem on a faster, more efficient foundation, with low transaction fees…to achieve the speed and scalability that digital services in the ecosystem will require.”

Stellar’s (XLM) Price Witnesses Growth

As evident from Stellar’s last few days’ performances, the price has risen by 3.74% in the last 24 hours. The price spike can be understood in terms of the strong upside push in XLM/BTC ratio. When compared to most of the cryptocurrencies, the Stellar trading volume is much lower than the leading members. Nevertheless, Stellar’s trading volume of $49,958,300 is decent enough to keep the momentum going. Whether or not the coin will sustain its favorable performance is difficult to say, but going by its response to the market, it might hit $0.40 price level in the coming days. A little insight into Stellar’s trading specifications will reveal that its trading volume is primarily generated from South Korea’s exchanges. While Upbit is a renowned exchange for trading Stellar, Binance is also a great place for trading the currency, and both of the exchanges are responsible for Stellar’s growing trading volume.

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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.

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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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