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ICON (ICX) Price Gets A Big Boost

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A new development sees a massive price boost for ICON (ICX), and WanChain (WAN) follows. The coins went up by 25% within only 24 hours, making them the two best performing cryptocurrencies in the last two days.

There is no doubt about it; the crypto market is slowly recovering after more than half a year of price reductions. While many coins are in the green right now, not all of them are progressing equally. Coins like IOTA and EOS have seen big gains, which go from 4% to 15%, however, as great as this is, they are not the stars of the show.

That honor goes to ICON (ICX) and WanChain (WAN), which have experienced a 25% boost in price. And, while it doesn’t seem like much, but it is, the total crypto market cap increased from $213 billion to $214 billion.

Issues with volume

The last week has been interesting for cryptos, and while a lot of them performed rather well when compared to the rest of the year, there were still significant issues. One of the biggest ones that have been bugging the analysts concerns the volume, which was going down throughout the week. Bitcoin volume was specifically low, and it went from $4.5 billion to only $3.5 billion in a single week.

The similar situation can be seen with other top coins, like ETH, XRP, BCH, EOS, and others. Their daily trading volume dropped a lot, especially Ethereum’s, which has seen a decline almost as large as Bitcoin’s (from $2 billion to $1.3 billion).

One interesting thing is that Tether (USDT), which is a stablecoin tied to the dollar’s own value, has not only shown immunity to the decline but has actually managed to advance its own volume from $1.5 to $2 billion. This shows us that a lot of investors still rely on the dollar and more than they do on their chosen cryptos.

While a lot of investors have predicted that Bitcoin will start going down because of this, and will rather drop below $6,700 than go above $6,850, it would seem that they were wrong. At the time of writing, Bitcoin’s price is at $6,954.50, which puts it extremely near to $7,000 mark. This came as a surprise to a lot of crypto experts, who seem to have honestly expected BTC just to start dropping again. Contrary to their claims, Bitcoin just keeps on climbing for some reason and is leading every single crypto (except USDT) within the top 50 with it.

Tokens depending on BTC

August has been a busy month in the crypto world, and cryptos have shown every sign that they wish to drop the bear market and start running with the bulls. However, they struggled with a lot of resistance, and Bitcoin itself went up and down almost every day. As expected, the tokens followed Bitcoin’s behavior, and have started making waves on a daily basis.

Until BTC broke off and exceeded $6,850, many expected that it would go down, while the altcoins will experience much bigger losses. However, for some reason, none of this has happened as of yet, and all cryptos are still in the green. With the current situation, a lot of experts have been proven wrong, which is pretty much a good thing, considering their grim predictions. The next few days are expected to show if this is truly a new bull run, or is it just a temporary price surge that simply went better than expected.

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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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My Crypto Heroes Announces Issuance of MCH Governance Token

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Tokyo, Japan, 24th November, 2020, // ChainWire //

My Crypto Heroes is happy to announce the issuance of MCH Coin as an incentive to players in the My Crypto Heroes ecosystem, aiming to allow them to craft a “User-oriented world”. The MCH coin is available on Uniswap with a newly created pool with ETH. 

My Crypto Heroes is a blockchain-based game for PC and Mobile. It allows users to collect historic heroes and raise them for battle in a Crypto World. Officially released on November 30th, 2018, MCH has recorded the most transactions and daily active users than any other blockchain game in the world.

What is MCH Coin?

MCH Coin is being issued as an ERC-20 Standard Governance Token. The issuance began on November 9th, 2020, with 50 million tokens issued.

Of the funds issued, 40% are allocated to a pay for on-going development and as rewards for advisors and early investors. 10% are allocated to marketing and the growth of the ecosystem, and 50% are allocated to the community. The Distribution Ratio of the MCH Coin is subject to change via a governance decision.

The MCH coin will be used as a voting right as part of the ecosystem’s governance, with 1 coin being 1 vote. It will also be used for in-game utilities and payments. Additional information can be found here:

https://medium.com/mycryptoheroes/new-ecosystem-with-mchcoin-en-a6a82494894f

During December 2020 the first governance…

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