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Ethereum (ETH) Ranked #1 In New Chinese Government Ratings

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The Chinese government has been known to have ordered a total ban on all cryptocurrency related activities in its jurisdiction. Every crypto from Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and lesser coins was targeted in the ban that shook the crypto-verse last year and early this year. This attempt by the government was seen by many Crypto-enthusiasts as being unfair and perhaps a precursor for the authorities to issue a digital form of the Chines Yuan to further guarantee the currency as being a better stabler option to the regular crypt out there. This has not yet materialized but the Chinese authorities are now ranking cryptocurrencies.

In the new rankings that have just been released by the Ministry of Industry and Information technology, Ethereum (ETH) scored 129.4 in an assessment index by the ministry and due to its smart contract capability. The evaluation of the cryptocurrencies focused on the technical proficiency of the cryptocurrencies; the corresponding platforms that they offer; the application level of each; and their availability to the users.

Analysts were quick to add that the Chinese government rankings overlooked factors such as the track records of the cryptocurrencies to come up with the list. This then explains why Bitcoin (BTC) was ranked #13 even if it is the oldest and most popular of the bunch.

Below is the complete list from @cnLedger from Twitter:

Source, @cnLedger

To note is the number 16 to 25 rankings below the main table in the screenshot above.

The rankings by the Chinese officials could also prove what many Cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been saying with respect to Ethereum ‘dethroning’ Bitcoin (BTC) from the top due to its superior qualities and functions. Roger Ver, also known as ‘Bitcoin Jesus’ had expressed a similar opinion a week ago and had this to say:

“I see it happening, and I believe it’s imminent. Ethereum could overtake bitcoin by the end of the year and bitcoin cash could do the same before 2020.”

Bitcoin has enjoyed the spotlight for the last few years due to the fact that it was the first cryptocurrency in the markets. It also introduced us to blockchain technology and the concept of decentralization through its creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. What remains to be seen is the ‘flippening’ of Bitcoin by Ethereum.

Flippening is defined as the act of one lesser known or less dominant cryptocurrency, gaining prominence over another formerly dominant coin with time. In this case, Ethereum will be the one flippening Bitcoin.

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Launch of First Ever XDB/ZUSD Pairing Announced to Support Global Gaming Industry

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The XDB Foundation has recently announced the first pairing of XDB with the new Zytara Dollar  (ZUSD) on global cryptocurrency markets. The Biki cryptocurrency exchange will be one of the first platforms to provide access to the XDB/ZUSD trading pair.

“We are really excited to see the debut listing of the XDB/ZUSD trading pair,” says Michael Gord, the XDB Foundation’s Managing Director,  “Asia-Pacific accounts for a significant portion of the global gaming community, almost 50%, and BiKi is perfectly situated to support this geography.  We’re really happy to welcome them into our partnership ecosystem.”

The protocol layer blockchain DigitalBits is designed to support branded stablecoins and other branded currencies across a variety of use cases, offering crucial support to the global esports industry. The platform solves many of the issues involved in global tournament prize payouts, as well as enabling around the clock real-time payment transfers and global monetization of in-game currencies. Developers will also be able to create programmable incentives for gamers, therefore increasing fan engagement. 

Issued by a regulated financial institution, the ZUSD is designed as currency for the future of the gaming and esports industry and beyond. The programmable dollar moves anywhere in the world at the speed of the Internet, and is redeemable…

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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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