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Is Ripple Trendier Than Other Altcoins Like Litecoin?

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Ripple is a relatively new cryptocurrency technology and a digital asset; recently, a new study claimed that other cryptos such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum are trendier than it even though it occupies the 3rd position in the crypto market today. Besides, the study shows that the young age people (18-35 years) are investing more funds in altcoins.

The results of profound insights that were revealed in the study were steered among one thousand American young age groups of between 18-35 years. The research work was done by Forbes’ financial analyst, Panos Mourdoukoutas. Subsequently, Mourdoukoutas said, “Cryptos are the top options to invest your money in”.

In the survey, it was clear that about 9.91 percent of individuals between the age of 18-34 years would more likely invest ten thousand dollars in cryptocurrencies compared to 4.04 percent of other age groups between 35-54 years and 3.08 percent of older age groups between 55 years and above.

Additionally, the study concluded that Bitcoin is more popular than other cryptocurrencies including Litecoin. But one astonishing fact is that among the 1000 thousand Americans and others who participated in the survey, it resulted that they would rather opt for other crypto-coins than Ripple.

In the survey, about 76 percent of people from young age group (18-35) stated that they would invest one thousand dollars in Bitcoin, 12 percent of this age group went for Ethereum, and the other 12 percent went for Litecoin – Ripple not in the picture there.

The Reasons Why Cryptocurrencies are Prominent Even though Volatile

The popularity of crypto-coins have increased over the years, and we can all see the reasons why it has been this way. The internet today is mostly visited by the young age (18-35 years), and this group would love to be informed of recent innovations, technologies, and findings. Right now, it is important to know that this age group has noticed that it is easy to attain riches if a thorough research on cryptocurrency is done.

As per recent conclusions, the young age group occupies a large percentage of the investors in cryptocurrency – that undoubtedly confirms that the young people hold primary demography in the market today. Young individuals are the ones that primarily invest in cryptocurrency.

Furthermore, the head of TD Ameritrade, Tim Hockey, in a chat with Business Insider, made it clear that the age group of 18-35 years that own cryptocurrency have accounts which grew to about 72 percent every year during the last couple of years, thus, also adding that these young groups invest in crypto despite its volatility.

On the other hand, individuals at 35 years and above were not disturbed by the volatility of cryptos. Instead, they preferred to be relaxed by going for more solid trade options through “substantial assets” as an alternative. This set of age group don’t largely involve themselves in the cryptocurrency market, and they see it as a volatile place to go into, which could impoverish them within seconds.

Nevertheless, it is true that they are turbulences in the crypto world – especially the ones who witnessed late last year and the decrease in its value this year, nonetheless, we are also safe to say that most people have positively benefited from cryptocurrency.

However, the fear of losing much money by investing in cryptocurrency have driven lots of older age groups away; even though this is happening, the younger age groups aren’t moved. It is due to the fact that these “young chaps” want to involve themselves to new age investments and acquire wealth in a short period of time, which is not attainable in the old way of investments.

Can Ripple Gain Much Popularity than other Altcoins like Litecoin?

When referring to popularity, we are safe to say that Litecoin is more popular than Ripple. Taking a closer look at the study, it is clear that this Altcoin, Litecoin, is prominent over Ripple (even though it is the third biggest market capitalization).

It is important to know that despite the result of the research, it has raised some doubts among some individuals. That is because the survey itself only involved one thousand Americans, which is not a large audience to build a final verdict. It is more like using a little percentage out of the whole population in the economy, which may likely not give accurate results.

Another conclusion from the survey itself is that Ripple is slowly gaining prominence and this was due to its intriguing upsurge last year. But for now, the likelihood of Ripple gaining popularity ahead of crypto-coins like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin is low.

Moreover, the future of Ripple is bright, and it is possible that in the future, it may become popular than other crypto-coins and the best option after the banking sector fades. Furthermore, this ensures that it may even overthrow Bitcoin in the future. The main reason behind this supposition is that XRP is not relenting and it is working hard to seal partnership deal with financial giants.

So, there may be doubt about the future of Ripple in the cryptocurrency market because of its low cost. Although its CEO, Brad Garlinghouse has stated that various individuals and companies can check the reliability of Ripple and that this digital asset is more secure than other crypto-coins out there.

One big step that Ripple is planning to take is to partner with top banks in the world within a short period of time. Appraisers say that Ripple’s conjunction with top financial institutions will not affect XRP’s price because these institutions are only attracted on Ripple’s instruments. This may be certain, but these instruments more likely will bring fame and value to XRP in the future.

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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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