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Binance’s BNB and Ripple’s XRP. How are they alike?

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Binance is a cryptocurrency exchange currently based in Japan (it was founded in China but they moved out as the Chinese government showed a bit of hostility towards cryptocurrencies) that doesn’t only allow for coin trade, they own their own coin as well. Ripple is also an enterprise that owns a coin called XRP. So both are private companies that have put forward an alt-coin in the market.

Both coins are demanded, and they’re performing well (ok, not in last week or so, but that’s the case of the whole market and not these two only). And both are capitalized in the billions. So there are many similarities between the laboratories and coins, let’s dig a little deeper. These labs (ok, Binance is not exactly a lab but they do a lab’s work anyway, besides doing the trade and exchange bit) do the deed, they both have their coins and they both try to help the coin perform well, let’s see how they manage this.

1. The Symbol

Names and brands do matter. They help a good product to be identifiable. The right symbol is a good presence and that is part of a great coin’s good performance. Both Binance and Ripple have the right logo, the right symbol that’s made them something of an institution in the crypto community.

2. Great marketing

Maybe you’ve heard about coin burning? It happens, and projects do it because that decreases the supply and it makes a coin scarcer so it’s value goes up. But burning coins is something projects do only after the burnt coins have created profit. Last financial quarter Binance burned thirty million dollars worth of BNB crypto coins after those coins created 150 million in profits. BNB usually takes twenty percent of gains for token burns in order to make sure it always makes sense.

Ripple is not burning coins, at least for the time being. They are using the Escrow Ripple XRP reserve to add coins into the market and that has allowed them to keep the price low at the same time it keeps steadily rising with demand for XRP increasing by 80% over the last financial quarter.

This is a sign of a couple of labs that know what they’re doing, and that are doing it correctly.

3. Competent management

Both Binance and Ripple have the talent and the leadership. They’ve made sure that the right persons have the right job and are taking the right decisions. Both organizations are efficient and they’re doing the job they set out to do as proven by the amazing partnerships they have secured lately (just think about Ripple’s 75 international banks adopting their tech, blockchain and, in some cases, the coin as well).

They know their long-term goals and they have the team that can achieve those goals. They’re working hard for them, and they’re getting there.

4. Applying the resources

Funds are not everything. Microsoft has spent billions trying to make Bing count for something and it’s failed. It’s not about the money but about the way you use it correctly. Binance (BNB) and Ripple (XRP) have used their funds very wisely in a way that has created value for their users and coin holders. That’s why their investors trust both laboratories and are prepared to go all the way with them.

Both labs keep making the right decisions so that their investors keep profiting from sticking with them. They’ve built confidence, awareness and a market presence that is very hard to match, even by Bitcoin or Ethereum.

In short: what do these two labs have in common? They’re doing everything right.

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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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