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Electroneum (ETN) rises by 32% amid the mobile remittance app beta launch

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It’s been more than ten months since the bear’s hug has crushed the cryptocurrency markets. That’s why it’s refreshing to report on a blockchain project that is currently increasing in value. Ironically it’s not only one of the big boys (Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc.) that are suddenly doing well. It’s Electroneum (ETN).

Electroneum is a blockchain technology project which includes a digital asset called ETN. It’s based on the idea of harnessing the power of mobility and combining it with the cryptographic technology that lies behind cryptocurrencies. In fact, mobility is so crucial in Electroneum that users mine coins using their mobile phones instead of computers or dedicated hardware, as it happens with other minable tokens.

Mobile micropayments are also at the heart of Electoneum’s goals, and the project recently released its mobile payment application, in a beta-testing stage. And it seems to be working very well as testers report good news from all over the world about the way the app works and delivers the service it’s supposed to do. All those good news are driving ETN’s price up.

Just in the last 24 hours, ETN rose 32.38 percent in price – that much in a single day for a coin that’s not even in the top 50 cryptocurrencies list, is a thing worth appreciating. It went from $0.005203 to $0.008962 in fewer than forty-eight hours. This coin is having a bullish run in a market in which most other assets have been going steadily down since last December (the scenario is different for them now too, though).

As I write this article, not only the token’s price is rising but also the trading volume, and very dramatically at that. Interest in ETN has risen in such a way that volume has gone up by 216% (from 180k to 570k USD). The rise in both price and volume has happened over two days, which is a fantastic run and it came about as the app was released and the world began to notice it.

ETN, like most other tokens, is mainly pegged to Bitcoin as means of exchange. More than four-fifths of this asset’s trade happen in Kucoin and Cryptopia. This could represent a change of status for ETN which up until now had been a marginal crypto coin that gathered little or no interest from most people in the community. 

This year, for instance, it lost 85% in value from the second to the third quarter. If you’re interested in acquiring some ETN tokens, you don’t even need to buy them; you can just install the app in your cell phone and mine them yourself.

April was the worse month for ETN. That’s when it hit its lowest historical prices, but the rest of the year has not been that good as the token’s value has kept fluctuating around its lowest known values. 

Some bad news prompted the market behavior as the Electroneum system experienced a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack in that month that caused the project to freeze the accounts of users and to withhold access to their funds while the team dealt with the offense. All those bad news are behind now, but the crypto market is not quick to forgive or forget this kind of event.

As Electroneum released the app’s beta-version this very week, the project’s Twitter feed became flooded with good comments from both individual and institutional users attesting the product’s usefulness. 

Among all those tweets, an Egyptian merchant showed how to set the app up and use it to transact in the real world. Other testers in Reddit were able to transact between the US and Japan in only a few seconds. This is very impressive even by current fintech standards. And it’s all done on mobile phones.

Richard Ells, the project’s founder, and CEO had this to say in his blog about the launch: 

“Easy access for users was the first step and we’ve now had over 1m app installs and we’re proud to say the Electroneum app has the same retention level as Instagram (®)!”

Electroneum boasts 1.6 (and increasingly every day) million users. If that’s the case, it’s already among the most-adopted cryptocurrency technologies in the world. By comparison, Steemit, which is a blockchain social media and content website has slightly more than a million users, but it’s been on the market for much longer.

So keep an eye on Electroneum and ETN. It’s showing promise and usefulness in real-world terms, and you’d be very hard-pressed to find any other coin that went up by 30% in a single day this year (except Ripple’s XRP, of course).

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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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