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Here Is How Coinbase is Finally Warming Up to Ripple’s XRP

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The conversation and speculation of Coinbase finally listing XRP has been a topic of discussion in the crypto-verse from as way back as December 2017, when the crypto-markets were literally firing on all cylinders. This talk of Coinbase adding XRP made the latter digital asset so famous, that it peaked at levels of around $3.80, but only to drop in value till the current levels we are seeing of $0.43.

But things are looking up for the digital asset that is the fan favorite of many HODLers. Coinbase, through its Custody service, has announced plans to support XRP and other 36 digital assets. The Coinbase Custody service is meant to be a secure storage service for institutional investors and high net individuals who want to store their large sums of digital assets in a secure place that has the comforts of a regular bank vault.

Coinbase announced the following with regards to the new support of the 37 digital assets to its storage service:

“Coinbase Custody is exploring the addition of many existing and forthcoming crypto assets for storage only, and will be working to add them as quickly and safely as possible. At this time, we have not yet considered these assets for trading. We are making this announcement internally at Coinbase and to the public at the same time to remain transparent with our customers about support for future assets.”

The 37 digital assets are as follows:

  1. Cardano (ADA)
  2. ZCash (ZEC)
  3. Stellar (XLM)
  4. XRP
  5. EOS
  6. Monero (XMR)
  7. VeChain (VEN)
  8. Tezos (XTZ)
  9. Qtum (QTUM)
  10. Bytecoin (BCN)
  11. Bitcoin Gold (BTG)
  12. Decred (DCR)
  13. Bithsares (BTS)
  14. ICON (ICX)
  15. Ontology (ONT)
  16. STEEM
  17. Dogecoin (DOGE)
  18. SiaCoin (SC)
  19. Wanchain (WAN)
  20. Nano (NANO)
  21. Telegram
  22. Filecoin
  23. TaTaTu
  24. Dfinity
  25. Blockstack
  26. Basis
  27. NEO
  28. DASH
  29. NEM (XEM)
  30. TrustToken
  31. Hedera HashGraph
  32. TokenCard
  33. Polkadot
  34. Kik
  35. Props
  36. Origin
  37. Foam

With this news, the cryptocurrency exchange of Coinbase has more or less opened its gates to finally listing XRP and the above 36 other digital assets on its crypto exchange. This is due to the fact that their high net clients will want an easily accessible exchange to trade their digital assets locked up in the Custody service. What better efficient way than to have an integration into a crypto exchange?

In conclusion, and even with a bear market, the signs and signals from all over the crypto-verse indicate increased interest by Institutional Investors to get into the crypto industry with both feet. One is tempted to predict that by the same time next year, the crypto-markets would have surpassed the $1 Trillion total market capitalization. But let us stay in the present and think of ways of stocking up on the relatively cheap digital assets before they all aim for the Moon.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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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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