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Johnny Depp to portray Ripple (XRP) multimillionaire Matthew Mellon in a biopic

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We can all agree that in the crypto world, in a manner of speaking, nothing seems to be more ambitioned and desired than the validation of the ‘real world’. In fact, it results notable how certain cryptocurrencies in the market such as Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), or even Tron (TRX), are constantly in the seek of building up this sort of ‘bridge’ to diminish the friction that several cryptos experience when it comes to getting to the masses, one of the main issues that the sector still needs to work on.

However, it is precisely in terms of validation that the crypto world would be surprised (and very happy) with the encouraging news that one of the greatest artists of the seventh art, Johnny Depp, maybe playing the crypto-related multimillionaire Matthew Mellon in an upcoming biopic that will show the life of the businessman and his relation with the crypto world. Hollywood meets the crypto world sounds so fascinating, right? Let’s see all the details behind this.

Matthew Mellon life and investments

Matthew Mellon was a businessman who was born in New York City in January of 1964, he was related to the Drexel University and the Carnegie Mellon University, both of which are campuses founded by his family. In this matter, a total worth of $25 million was inherited by him at the age of 21, money that later was used to make several investments among which the most remarkable one was the $2 million that he invested in Ripple’s XRP, a move that granted him with the title of ‘billionaire’.

Mellon obtained a profit of $1 billion dollars with the third largest cryptocurrency of the market, the infamous crypto created by Ripple Labs. Let’s recall that the XRP token saw incredibly positive changes in its prices once it was introduced in the market, the specific time in which Mellon decided to place his bets on the crypto.

In regards to his life, not everything was rosy for the businessman. In fact, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and he was known as well to be involved with drugs and alcohol problems, one of the reasons that took him to rehabilitation clinics more than once. He was married twice, being his first wife Tamara Mellon, and the second, the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who was his partner by the time of his death on April 16th in Cancun, Mexico.

He was supposed to get a treatment for an OxyContin addiction when he encountered death in a hotel room after suffering a heart attack produced by the consumption of Ayahuasca, an indigenous natural drug used in religious rituals.

Comments on the XRP billionaire biopic

Nothing has been confirmed yet regarding the actual possibility of the biopic. However, in accordance to the news entertainment portal Page six, the Hollywood star Johnny Depp said to be interested in playing the role of Mellon in a movie inspired by his life.

For its part, Mellon’s family hasn’t declared anything regarding the rumors, but the same Matthew Mellon cracked jokes in several occasions saying that a movie about his life would be something very interesting to watch. Could that be a possibility now? Well, we still need to wait to respond this, but we can all be sure that in case this happens, it would represent a HUGE benefit for the crypto community and not for the Ripple’s XRP only.

What would happen with XRP though? Stay tuned.

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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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