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How do cross-chain transaction networks work?

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Blockchain technology was initially thought to be an all-in-one solution, where all the transactions would take place on a single chain. However, this idea was deemed impractical with time due to certain limitations and constraints arising within the system scalability area.

If blockchains are to live up to the expectations, then the blockchain technology should allow atomic transactions over various blockchains that are interconnected. A single blockchain may even be split into multiple chains that cooperate.

The concept of cross chains is understood as the ability of two operating blockchains to exchange information with each other in order to form a network to process transactions. Cross-chain transaction networks allow multiple blockchains to pass over information to one another.

The use of blockchain platforms like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple has highlighted scalability issues over time. These limitations in the present blockchain technology have hindered its full potentials and benefits. Exactly where cross-chain technology comes in to resolve such scalability constraints faced by blockchain technology.

Cross blockchain compatibility

The cross-blockchain compatibility issue arises whenever we talk about multiple blockchains. Incompatibility is because not all of the blockchains use similar protocols. Each blockchain system communicates according to its standards.

The lack of a standardized protocol of intercommunication between the blockchain networks cripples the blockchain technology’s scalability, here comes in cross-blockchain compatibility. The concept allows blockchains to communicate without any need of intermediaries. In this way, blockchains can perform transactions over a cross-chain network.

The cross-platform compatibility will allow businesses to communicate with their clients or exchange information over different blockchains, given that the blockchains are compatible.

Utilizing open protocols on the cross-chain allows the development of standardized connections, enabling multiple blockchains to interconnect easily. Various cases are available that allow the exchange of cryptocurrencies without the use of any centralized intermediaries. This way, the system will perform as a decentralized cross-chain. The cross-chain allows a mutual connection to be established between varying blockchains like those of Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Multi-chain frameworks

Multi-chain frameworks are the next evolutionary step in the cross-chain arena that operates as open environments. More complex than open protocols, multi-chain frameworks establish open communication allowing users to transfer data and values between varying blockchains. The framework allows different blockchains to plug into the environment and be part of a standardized system that operates as a network.

The application of cross-chain technology is imperative for the appropriate adoption of blockchain technology. The use of these networks will also widen the scope of cryptocurrencies. 

Similar to the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT), these frameworks are referred to as the Internet of Blockchains (IoB) due to their rather unique capabilities of enhancing blockchain interoperability.

A more efficient system

The concept of blockchain interoperability looks towards enhancing the efficiency of the system and removing any overhead costs. Using smart contracts will allow the system to operate without the need for any intermediaries. 

The blockchain interoperability solutions will provide enhanced protection and lower transaction costs.

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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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Bridge Mutual Announces Partnership with Plasma.Finance to Strengthen DeFi Insurance

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Bridge Mutual, a decentralized insurance provider, has announced a collaborative partnership with DeFi aggregator PlasmaPay and Plasma Finance allowing users to directly fund or provide liquidity through the Bridge ecosystem and the Plasma Finance platform.

Bridge Mutual will also use some of its own liquidity to start a PlasmaPay insurance pool, integrating shield mining in order to give users the chance to earn PPAY tokens as a reward for providing coverage to PlasmaPay. The result is an increase in users on the decentralized insurance platform for Bridge Mutual, and another dimension of safety for PlasmaPay and Plasma Finance users.

“This partnership will give both organizations the ability to expand operations into the other’s platform, a net benefit for two strong projects looking to optimize the DeFi market as a whole,” notes Ilia Maksimenka, PlasmaPay’s CEO, “Ease of use and access to insurance ultimately benefits users. By working together, Bridge Mutual and Plasma Finance take DeFi a step forward towards more reliable financial services on the blockchain.” 

Bridge Mutual CEO Mike Miglio adds, “The main focus of our partnerships is to increase the overall safety of the DeFi space by encouraging users to protect each other. Partnering with PlasmaPay was strategic in that users will be able to easily purchase or provide insurance directly from the Plasma Finance app where they manage all…

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Dignitas Joins Zytara Lineup, a Step Towards Uniting Esports and Blockchain

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Esports icon Dignitas has come together with fintech company Zytara to tackle payments and value transfer within esports using the DigitalBits blockchain.  

Dignitas’ partnership with Zytara is the first major alliance between esports and blockchain, a combination set to overhaul the esports’ financial mechanisms.  Zytara, a fintech launching a digital banking platform and payment network for gamers and esports enthusiasts, will leverage the DigitalBits blockchain to power the use of stablecoins and other digital assets.  

Despite their global scope, esports organizations still struggle with traditional payment rails.  Notably, Epic Games experienced difficulties distributing some of their $100 million prize pool for Fornite tournaments.  With esports growing rapidly, this is something that must be addressed, and it appears that Dignitas and Zytara are coming together to lead the charge.   

Dignitas has championed many firsts for the industry, being the first ever esports team to be acquired by an ownership group of a North American sports franchise, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE).  Dignitas would later go on to sign a first-of-its-kind sponsorship deal with Susquehanna International Group, LLP (SIG), one of the world’s largest proprietary trading firms.    

Zytara will issue a series of Dignitas-branded debit cards and app skins, featuring the…

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