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IOTA (MIOTA) Foundation To Grace Paris To Talk About Smart Cities and Smart Energy




The IOTA (MIOTA) Foundation will be visiting Paris in a meetup that has been scheduled at the prestigious School 42. Other guests in attendance include representatives from Engie Lab. The meetup is geared towards discussing the possible ways towards creating Smart Cities and Smart Energy solutions. The announcement was made via and reads as follows – and translated from French:

IOTA will be present at School 42 on the evening of Monday, May 28th. 

The meetup will be presented in French and English by Wilfried Pimenta (Head of Business Development) & Lewis Freiberg (Lead Ecosystem Team) with the participation of Andrew Shipilov, Professor of Strategy at INSEAD, and ENGIE Lab who will present the activities and interest in DLT IOTA. 

This will be an opportunity for many developers and innovation managers to get in touch with the IOTA Foundation and discuss the future of Distributed Ledger Technologies, the Internet of Things and the “smart-revolution” (smart energy, connected mobility, smart cities, industry 4.0 ++). This Meetup will also be an opportunity to announce and prepare the Hackathon LedgerDays IOTA from 11-12 June 2018 at the same address.

This event is organized by IOTA jointly with Matrix at School 42.

School 42 is a private, non-profit and tuition-free computer programming school created and by French Billionaire Xavier Niel and several partners that include Nicolas Sadirac, Kwame Yamgnane, and Florian Bucher. Mr. Neil is the founder of the Illiad Telecommunications company whereas Mr. Sadirac is the previous director general of the Epitech School in France.

Engie Lab is part of Engie Group which is a global leader in the energy sector with a key focus on reducing carbon emissions from power generation while dealing with natural gas, nuclear and renewable energy. The company also dwells on the distribution of the said electricity.

When you look at the venue and the participants of the meetup, one can only imagine how the discussions will involve some of the following topics:

  • Internet of Things
  • Smart grid technology for electricity distribution
  • Real-time monitoring of power plants and adjusting production according to demand
  • Lowering the carbon footprint of power generation and in-turn reducing the greenhouse effect
  • Integrating the IOTA tangle in all the above possible areas of improving the efficiency of the energy generation and distribution industry

Also to note is that the meetup is free to attend for anyone who will register online.

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XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange



Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //

Xeno Holdings Limited ( ), 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 ( ), 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. One of the ways to have a successful trading…

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Should Crypto Projects Devote Resources to Community Growth and Marketing?



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



Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 24th December, 2020, // ChainWire //

The XENO NFT Hub ( 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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