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IOTA (MIOTA) is Trading Up While Testing Digital IDs

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IOTA, known for its block-less nature otherwise known as Tangle, is trading in the green despite having the majority of currencies trading down, especially in the last few days as the market started to plummet once again after a brief pause that lasted almost for an entire week. Ranked as number 10 on the global coin ranking list, IOTA isn’t just another coin as the dev team behind this currency is giving their best to make IOTA stand out from the crown of different cryptocurrencies. That is how IOTA partnered up with BiiLabs, which is a start-up company with headquarters set in Taiwan. Let’s see the reason behind having MIOTA trading in the green as well as check out the perks of having IOTA partnered up with BiiLabs.

IOTA and the Testing of Digital IDs

IOTA takes pride in Tangle, the blockchain-free network made and created by a foundation in Berlin. It is no wonder that this is the case as with Tangle all users are granted perks of having the ability to easily transfer different types of values without paying fees.

If you have been following up with IOTA and all the partnership the dev team has managed to collect over the past months, you surely know that IOTA partnered up with Taipei city. The main objective of this partnership is to make Taipei into a smart-city by revamping Taiwan’s capital. The idea is to have a couple of projects, all done in the following months, which will turn Taiwan’s capital into a functional and fully operational smart city. That is why one of the projects that should be released by the end of the year is digital ID built-in. The built-in should be added to the Tangle network and the main idea behind this project is to prevent identity theft and every other criminal identity related to manipulating with identification documents.

This project is supposed to enable improve the security for identification data, so that it would be harder to have this data copied, manipulated with or gone under a suspicious or criminal activity.

The main goal of having digital IDs implemented into the system and connected to Taipei city’s government is to prevent identity theft, fraudulent voting, while also securing confidential data like medical documents and personal information. The project should also play a huge role in preventing theft from the government services.

To back up the project for the brighter future of Taipei, there was a Workshop, organized in Taipei city that took place a couple of days ago, on March 28th, where it was discussed different ideas and projects that will help with the main objective of having Taiwan’s capital transformed into a completely operational smart city.

The workshop was supported by many experts from the fields of business, representatives from different societies and countries, and politics.

The Digital IDs are already being tested so that the project would be ready to use by the end of the following year of 2018.

IOTA: Inside and Out

Besides from having Digital IDs tested for functionality, IOTA is working on several different projects, while also having many successful projects behind in the career of MIOTA dev team.

One of the projects that started IOTA’s cooperation with Taipei city was conducted with the help of the company called Airbox. On this occasion, the improved team was working on creating small-sized palm tree devices that would be able to measure aspects like air pollution, temperature and humidity while using the Internet of Things settled on Tangle. This is a perfect example of putting Tangle and Internet of Things in practice, which will be further completed once the artificial small-sized palm trees are placed around the public city spots and elementary schools in Taipei city.

To join the idea of smart city communities with the plan of stepping into a post-modern era, Netherlands has also cooperated with IOA not so while ago. That is how the Netherlands worked with Tangle so that the citizens could create a massive database of housing info and data where the citizens of Netherlands could easily and promptly distribute and gain access to their data.

However, what might be the case of the most recent rise in IOTA’s price is the fact that this currency with its platform, Tangle, is joining the Blockchain Innovation Center located in Brussels, all thanks to the partnership with Fujitsu. This is very important news as IOTA will now be able to join the blockchain incubator where there will be discussions about the blockchain technology, the Internet of Things and the future of smart cities. The project started in January of the current year and should last until December of 2020.

As a result of increased visibility, IOTA is being added to another trading platform in April 2018.

How is IOTA doing at the Current Moment?

Given the fact that there IOTA has a lot of positive things going on with different projects the dev team is taking over and becoming a part of, IOTA has been doing great in the market as well.

After the latest change in its price, MIOTA is trading in the green although the majority of coins are suffering from the market dip after a brief pause that started the last Monday and lasted for a couple of days.

In the last 24 hours, IOTA managed to rise up for 1.47% against the dollar, steadily growing above a one dollar price. After this benevolent change in the market, MIOTA can be bought for 1.12$ per one unit at the current moment.

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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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