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Why IOTA is a Project that is Going to Last

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For a lot of people, IOTA (MIOTA) is an exceptional cryptocurrency, one that deserves a lot more attention than what it is getting. It is definitely a project made to last, with a heavy focus on connecting the space and being the bridge between different technologies.

Another thing that makes IOTA unique and special is the fact that it belongs to a handful of cryptos that are not based on blockchain technology in a usual sense. Instead, it uses a technology called “Tangle” in order to operate. This technology has numerous potential use cases, with experts believing that it can transform countless industries.

Even so, there are many that are still not impressed with IOTA due to the fact that its coin has not performed as well. The opinion of the project usually goes one of two ways — investors are either skeptical and unsure whether they should get involved or are thrilled with IOTA, claiming that it is the most promising project in the crypto space.

When it comes to opinions of IOTA outside of the crypto space, they are mostly quite positive. IOTA managed to enter partnerships in numerous industries, with the biggest ones being with carmakers, the insurance industry, the IoT space, and manufacturing industry. While its coin failed to grow even after these partnerships, many believe that it will happen as soon as the market is ready to allow it.

How IOTA connects other technologies

DLT and IOTA’s Tangle have a lot of similarities, but there are also some aspects where Tangle is clearly superior. One of them includes security, which IOTA managed to ensure due to the fact that it is “blockless”. Its technology was developed as a solution to numerous flaws observed in blockchain technology. Through its evolution, IOTA became a perfect way for connecting different technologies and providing a method for machine-to-machine communication.

As a result, it can connect IoT devices into a single large network, one that would provide better security and make communication easier. The same thing can be done with cars, especially now when self-driving and highly-digitized cars are slowly becoming a new norm. By connecting them all with IOTA technology, these vehicles will be able to receive new upgrades without ever having to line up for manual upgrade.

Each connected device or piece of technology can serve as a validator of transactions, which also solves the issue of micro-transactions that other blockchains are struggling with to this day. Due to such levels of connectivity, IOTA is also perfect for things like tracking shipments, logistics, fintech, and likely even smart homes.

IOTA is still developing rapidly, and its story is only beginning. It has the potential to become one of the largest projects in a few years, and definitely one with the largest real-world use cases. The current behavior of its coin is of small consequence considering the use cases of this technology. And, as the two are tied together, they will likely share the same fate, and the coin will skyrocket as well, in time.

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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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