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How the Recent Developments Would Impact the Future of Cardano and ADA Holders

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Cardano coin (ADA) has been performing very impressively so far with a steady market capitalization since the beginning of this year. The scenario of the overall cryptocurrency market has undergone some pivotal changes over the past few months. Bitcoin, whose popularity was skyrocketing until the end of 2017, suddenly hit a rock bottom when its price plummeted to an alarming figure in January 2018. This incident created a significant amount of doubt among a large portion of traders regarding Bitcoin’s stability in price and consequently, people started to rely on slightly more stable cryptocurrencies that are not influenced by Bitcoin. Also, the slower and expensive transaction of Bitcoin has been a major cause of exasperation among its traders for a long time. That is where Cardano emerged with its new features on October 1, 2017, and has been treated as the most preferable cryptocurrency option by myriads of traders across the globe.

Very few cryptocurrencies maintain an effective communication with their traders with timely developmental updates. Cardano certainly belongs to that group as it publishes its technical developments on a weekly basis. In their latest update, the ADA team has released quite a few technical developments worth mentioning which can effectively alter the future of this currency and its holders. Here, you would find some of the most noteworthy technical developments.

Daedalus Wallet Updates:

Daedalus wallet can certainly be considered as the mainstay of ADA blockchain’s technical paradigm. As a result, the development team takes utmost care in keeping this wallet updated and fully functional for the traders. In the past week, the team had been working indefatigably on the React 16 Upgrade. For this process, ‘context’ and ‘ref’ polyfills have to be successfully implemented in the React-Polymorph library. The upgrading is yet to be completed but it is going at a brisk pace.

Besides this, there had been other significant changes as well such as the refactoring of NPM scripts for using colon style, UI improvement of the ‘receive’ screen, adding Flow checks and Eslint to the Daedalus storybook directory, redirecting logic refinements, and many more.

The Goguen Project:

Fundamental Research:

The Goguen project concerns the ADA smart contracts and their functionality. The Cardano development team has recently launched the KEVM testnet on 28th May 2018, that allows the users to execute smart contracts written through solidity while experimenting. The Goguen project is to be implemented on the Computation Layer of the Cardano blockchain. The fundamental research phase regarding this project is yet to be completed. However, according to the latest weekly update, the overall work on multicurrency, side-chains, and chimeric ledger is nearly done along with implementing various sui generis features of IOHK. The development team is working arduously to design a working prototype which would eventually change the entire Cardano code base.

Virtual Machines and Languages:

The VMs of this project is to be built using the K framework along with formal semantics. The team is also working on enhancing the offering on Smart Contract language based on Haskell. This new language would help in detecting the flaws in the current smart contracts system and rectify them accordingly. The work on developing a language core for this project along with a library is still in progress. Also, the Marlow research by the development team is still on-going.

Updates on Wallet Backend:

During the previous week, the work on new wallet specifications and developments progressed considerably with conspicuous changes in the transaction submission layer of ADA. The team appointed a specialist for improving the wallet backend. So far, the designated member has managed to complete a large portion of the work on transaction fee estimation. The static size estimation functionality had been successfully finished and the addition of correctness tests is still in process.

As far as the other updates of wallet backend are concerned, the implementation of the Transport Layer Security for the server side is yet to be completed. The newly appointed member also reviewed the first version of Daedalus wallet’s Coq formalization last week.

Other Notable Updates:

Cardano team has managed to upgrade their networking system significantly last week with making considerable progress in deserialization, block syncing, and routing table maintenance for peer discovery.

Current Scenario of Cardano and Speculation:

The announcement of Goguen Project and launching of KEVM testnet has managed to create an impetus in Cardano’s price chart. As of 6th June 2018, this currency holds the seventh position on Coinmarketcap with a market cap of $5.6 billion (approximately) and a price equivalent to nearly $0.21. According to the speculators, this uptrend is likely to continue for the next few months at least until the completion of the Goguen Project.

Final Thoughts:

Cardano is one of the most stable coins that you can currently find in the market and with the aforementioned updates. The entire blockchain system of ADA is likely to be ameliorated in terms of functionality, efficiency, and security. The coin has already managed to acquire a place among the top ten cryptocurrencies within a few months. So, it would be safe to assume that these recent updates are about to make a positive impact on the future of ADA holders.

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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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