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Ethereum Heads to Recovery with Casper Launch Despite SEC Scrutiny




Crypto markets have been experiencing series of losses and gains on a daily basis. With Bitcoin stuck below $9500 USD, altcoins are having a hard time driving the market to the green zone. Although, the market sentiments and daily gains have gained most people’s interest and some altcoins have reached quite a high profit in the current situation. When it comes to Ethereum, also known as Bitcoin killer, we know for a fact that it is equivalent to the safest bet made in crypto. Ethereum foundation has been actively and diligently making progress to keep their blockchain unsurpassable and has been making headlines regarding their influential role on ICO after SEC’s scrutiny. In this article, we shall decide how Ethereum can lead its investors towards success.

The Reason behind Ethereum Hype:

The reason why Ethereum is a well-known success story and a millionaire’s dream is that it has always been a promising blockchain technological breakthrough instead of settling with the tag of being a mere digital currency. Ethereum prices have been moving sideways till Friday, but since the co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin announced a new fund endorsed by Ethereum (Ethereum Community Fund) it has led the cryptocurrency on the path towards some massive gains. The project is said to be a combined brainchild of many renowned and strong blockchain projects such as Global Blockchain Labs, OmiseGO, Golem, Cosmos, Maker, and Tendermint. All of these companies are in the process of developing dApps on Ethereum platform which is why they are practically rival projects in a sense. But the joint efforts made by these companies prove their motive to strengthen Ethereum ecosystem.

Ethereum Launches Casper Version 1.0:

As ethereum is eventually transiting from Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake, there’s been Ethereum buzz scattered all around the community. The rumors were put to rest on Tuesday when Ethereum developers announced the launch of their awaited Casper Network upgraded version. This launch will positively play an important role in Ethereum’s upcoming transformation. Danny Ryan, a New Orleans based developer is responsible for providing developers, auditors and other external parties mean to integrate the source code into their software for testing purposes. He has commented that the upgraded Casper version 0.1.0 would help them clearly tagging releases to help their clients and auditors to track contacts and all changes. Casper serves as the core component of Ethereum’s plan to transform the norms of blockchain gets updated by the network and make it even more secure.

SEC Makes Scrutiny over Ethereum

The pending court cases which are going to decide, whether Ethereum is a security or not, has made everyone interested in blockchain and Ethereum doubt themselves. Although there are some experts who have a logical explanation to prove that Ethereum has always been a security but it’s up to the investors to wait and watch how the recent scrutiny on Ethereum influences the market sentiments. The jury involved in the aforementioned court case will decide the security nature of Ethereum through ICOs which have been marked as scams. These ICOs will also act as defendants in the case. It’ll be a decisive take on the fate of all pre-existent as well as future ICOs on the ICO friendly platform of Ethereum. This sudden attack on Ethereum is being bashed by many supporters of the platform saying that cryptocurrencies cannot be categorized as financial assets unless the current laws and regulations undergo an amendment.

Market Position:

As per the data available on CoinMarketCap, Ethereum is ranked as the world’s second largest cryptocurrency. It has a market capital that is equal to a whopping $75.3 billion USD. At the time of writing, the individual price of Ether is approximately $758.68 USD and its rising at the rate of 3.47%. A total of $2.88 billion USD worth of Ether has exchanged hands within the past 24 hours. Its evident how gigantic Ethereum’s existence is as compared to other altcoins. The price point touched the mark of $850 USD in the previously. There are chances that the bulls are still in control and if all goes well there will be record-breaking figures ahead of us.


Ethereum is one of the most hyped cryptocurrencies of all time and like most of the altcoins, it has been recovering overnight for its lost value overnight. Being a huge influencer of crypto markets, it is the first one to effectively go in the green among the top 10 cryptocurrencies. No matter how small the gain is, the intensifying momentum could transform the entire situation and we shall observe Ethereum setting new records in no time. The current buzz regarding solving scalability problems with the help of ‘Sharding’, Ethereum (ETH) shows that the Ethereum team is consistently developing ways to boost the platform and keep it on the track to greatness.

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XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange



Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //

Xeno Holdings Limited ( ), 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 ( ), 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. One of the ways to have a successful trading…

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Should Crypto Projects Devote Resources to Community Growth and Marketing?



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



Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 24th December, 2020, // ChainWire //

The XENO NFT Hub ( 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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