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Icon Project (ICX): Korea’s Cryptocurrency Project

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Icon, otherwise known as ICX was trading as non-existent only 200 days ago – and look at it now! This coin is steaming hot thanks to the latest rise in price that Icon has gone through. On the market where you can fly up to the top and go back to the bottom with a single drop, staying stable can be a hard thing to do. So, what is installed for the Icon Project ICX and what is going to happen with this token in the following months?

A few words about Icon Project

What might be the most interesting thing about Icon Project is the fact that this platform along with its main token of value, ICX, is using a bit different type of protocols. The way this system works probably helped this token stand out from the crowd of tokens in the first place. Apparently, ICX is using a blockchain protocol called the loopchain. The loopchain has a very simple, but in the mind of a programmer at the same time a very demanding task.

Since the main idea behind the Icon Project is to make a network out of different blockchain ecosystems, these loopchains play a very important role in this project. The main idea behind this project is to create numerous systems based on blockchain technology that would host many different industries at the same time. That is how loopchains came into the story – the idea is to help those separate systems “collide” and get in touch with demand. The loopchains would enable communication, transition and transactions between these different ecosystems.

All ecosystems are hosted on the same platform but different networks of blockchains. That is how loopchains enable all users to get in touch with other systems within the platform.

It is said that many of Korea’s industries, companies and universities are already using Icon Project as their platform of choice. The good thing about this type of system is the ability to create a large market of services and products and have them separated into smaller systems but still connected and interfering thanks to the existence of loopchains. That way you can have categorized smaller platforms within one large decentralized ecosystem.

You can surely conclude that the Icon Project is aiming high because just like Ethereum and Neo, along with other several but rare platforms, this platform is using smart contracts. If you have been following up with Ethereum and NEO, you know that smart contracts exist for the purpose of creating fast and simple, cost-effective business deals, sales, money lends, and so on.

Anything you can think of that revolves around being bought, sold, agreed upon or borrowed can be easily concluded on legal terms with smart contracts.

All systems have also enabled transactions that can be performed outside the initial industry system you belong to as a member. That means that each different system within the blockchain platform can perform actions like fast transactions and smart contracts usage.

So, let’s say that you are a dentist and you need to make a quick transaction and buy something from a medical supplier – you would be able to easily interfere with other industries within the platform and make transactions with members of other industries’ sectors. And, the loopchains Icon Project is working on would be the thing responsible for such a functional blockchain system.

Where is Icon Project at Now?

As we have already mentioned, Icon was dealing with non-existent 200 days ago, but now ICX is being traded for a lot more than 0$ per one unit. Who could have predicted that, right? If you were able to predict that ICX will be dealing at the current price of 4.5$ per one unit, you would probably buy it 100 days ago when this token was still dealing at 1.8$ per one token. From that point, the ICX has grown up to being traded at 11$ per one coin.

Even if you have bought it back then. You would be probably disappointed because after reaching the price of 11$ per one unit, ICX fell for over -57% in the last 30 days.

But now, after the initial massive fall and a couple of more drops that followed up, ICX seems to be back again.

With the latest change, ICX token has experienced a major rise in price that totaled 11% up against the dollar. After all rises and falls, ICX is now being traded at 4.50$ per one unit. Not a bad comeback, right?

Not, at all.

How will Icon Project be doing in 2018?

You surely know that Korea is among the top five countries when it comes to succeeding in development of Communication Technologies, also having one of the largest economies in the world as ranked at 11th place on the global economy list. This is a huge deal for Icon Project as well. It is more than obvious that the developers behind this project are taking Icon very seriously, so you can immediately tell that ICX can come to the point of obtaining a massive success.

In case the drops would stop at the last fall of -2%, ICX could easily climb up to over 5$ per one coin by the beginning of March 2018 and by the beginning of April of the same year, it could easily grow to 10$ per one unit. In case the initial rises would grow at the faster pace, the 10$ hit could occur a lot faster.

However, you can never exclude a factor of fortune when it comes to digital coins – all coins may rise quickly and drop down even quicker  – let’s hope ICX will only be experiencing rises with an occasional drop here and there just for the sake of keeping things turbulent.

Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency.

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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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