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Here Are 3 More Reasons For A Possible Ripple (XRP) and Apple Pay Partnership

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The Crypto-verse has been rife with speculation that the Ripple (XRP) company will one way or another, partner with Apple Inc sometime very soon. Such speculation has even fueled future price predictions of XRP going to the roof if this partnership were to materialize.

The reasons for the partnership rumors came to light once it was announced that Apple Pay was using Ripple’s interledger for a new payment API on the Apple payment platform. However, some Reddit users have since refuted this claim. One explanation from Reddit says that Apple is using an entirely different product by W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) to request payments with on their platform.

But let us entertain the possibility of a partnership and highlight a few reasons for it to happen.

To begin with, and a matter emphasized by President Donald Trump and the Late Matthew Melon, both Ripple and Apple are American companies. This makes them best suited to partner together in terms of dealing with intellectual property issues, legal issues and being American. Their partnership would further enhance President Trump’s mantra of MAGA (Make America Great Again).

Away from politics, and the second reason why we might see a partnership between the two American firms, is that recent live demonstrations of the Santander OnePayFX app. In this demonstration, we see that the final payment request to link the user’s bank card to the payment app is done using ApplePay. This means that there is already existing integration between the two platforms – of Ripple’s xCurrent powering the app and ApplePay. This, in turn, will allow the partnership to be as easy as plug and play on all Apple devices.

The third reason would be the recent addition of Ripple (XRP) to the iOS stocks application. You can now track the value of XRP against the major currencies of GBP, USD, Canadian Dollar, the Indian Rupee, the Euro and more. Sure, this last reason might not hold much water in terms of its validity, but it could be seen as a sign of better things to come in terms of both organizations working together. Remember, before any major partnership is made, we see both parties interacting in a subtle manner as can be seen with Verge (XVG) and TokenPay (TPAY). What then happens, is the official announcement that will not come as a surprise to many who had anticipated it.

Putting it all together, the general feeling in the crypto-space and amongst the Ripple community is that the Apple/Ripple partnership looks like it is almost a reality, yet too speculative and too far-fetched. What then can be done, is probably an online petition by the Ripple community to get the two companies talking 🙂

To defend the above suggestion, please remember that the core principle of blockchain technology is decentralization. Therefore, a community has the right to determine the destiny of its favorite project as is the case with the Tron Super Representative elections that is scheduled for the 26th of June.

As an additional defense for the online petition, and quoting Albert Einstein, ‘For an idea that does not first seem insane, there is no hope’.

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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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