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Here Is How Ripple’s New Senior V.P, formerly at Facebook, will Hit the Ground Running

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Anyone who has gone through the job interview process and succeeds in getting that new position, knows that being selected means that your new employer believes in your ability. They have probably checked and verified your academic, professional, and sometimes personal background. The Ripple Company has recently welcomed a new Senior Vice President in Business and Corporate Development, Ms. Kahina Van Dyke.

Ms. Van Dyke has over 20 years of experience in banking and technology and will focus on driving new and strategic partnerships for Ripple across the global financial industry.

Her track record in banking and technology includes the following:

  • Working at Mastercard and Citibank
  • Most recently, at Facebook where she led the Global Financial Services team and spearheaded the connection of people around the world to financial services they never had before
  • Forged partnerships while at Facebook with Citibank, PayPal, TD Ameritrade, Visa, Western Union and others. This, in turn, connected people in Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America helping to provide easier access to their bank accounts and send payments on the platform
  • She spearheaded the partnership between Facebook and Mastercard that enabled micro-payments on the social media platform and further financially connecting more users in Africa

It is with this background in partnerships, finance, and banking, that Ms. Van Dyke will hit the ground running at Ripple as the newest Senior V.P in Banking and Corporate Development.

She is quoted as saying that:

“The correspondent banking networks underpinning today’s global payments were built nearly 40 years ago and designed to accommodate large, corporate payments…we need a new global technology solution for international payments that offers interoperability with existing systems, connecting them and leveraging their value.”

That new global technology solution exists through the various products Ripple offers of xCurrent, xVia, xRapid and allowing banks and remittance service providers to join the RippleNet.

When asked why she joined Ripple, Ms. Van Dyke stated that:

“Ripple provides a real solution for eliminating the friction in cross-border payments. Together, with our partners, we can reduce friction and deliver better options for individuals, businesses and financial institutions. It’s an exciting time in the industry — and I feel very fortunate to be a part of creating the next generation of global payments.”

With the last statement above, Ms. Van Dyke is sure to hit the ground running at Ripple to forge the best partnerships across the globe as well as spearheading financial inclusion to the un-banked in a manner similar to how the facebook/Mastercard partnership brought micropayment services to Africa.

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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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