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Kik’s Kin set to be used on the world’s largest 3D Social Network

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The world of virtual reality is coming of age quickly especially with the advent of robust internet connections. From the likes of Facebook and Instagram profiles, it almost seems as if you cannot exist without a digital virtual presence. One company by the name of IMVU is taking this concept to a whole new level with a platform that allows you to do more than just chart.

Already, there are over 4 million people visiting IMVU to spend about 55 minutes building their virtual profiles, charting with other platform users and shopping or doing other activities that you would normally do in the real world. In fact, there are about 50,000 people on IMVU earning a living on the avatar-based social network giant platform.

Given that users on IMVU generate over 15 million transactions, spending billions using IMVU’s native credits, a move by Kik ( the company backing Kin Coin) will enable Kin coin’s integration into the IMVU system whereby users will be able to earn cryptocurrencies and exchange for fiat currency on the platform.

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IMVU boasts of millions of users on its platform with about 40 percent coming from the US and 60 percent from the UK, France, Brazil, and Canada. The platform was rated top most visited app by teens in 2017 according to comScore. Users on the platforms can create and sell their own digital goods or interact with other platforms users while building up meaningful relationships. Compared to Facebook, Twitter, Snap chat and YouTube, IMVU targets a young audience who spend more time on its platform than any of the major social media platforms.

The partnership between IMVU and Kik (the messenger service) will enable the integration of the Kin coin into the IMVU ecosystem. Basically, users will be able to earn Kin tokens and do more on IMVU as well as on Kin’s marketplace. To make it even more exciting, the audiences of both Kik and IMVU are strategically aligned and highly complementary to one another considering the fact that more than half of IMVU users are also Kik users.

How the platform is set to work

IMVU and Kik have set up a partner experience with companies like Blackhawk network to give platforms users access to services like Xbox live, Unity and Netflix. To get started on the platform, however, there are a couple of requirements. After users have activated their Kin wallet, they will be able to earn Kin tokens to later spend on a variety of offers. This partnership presents an opportunity for mass adoption of the Kin cryptocurrency since the IMVU platform inculcates a number of incentives that users will have access to on registration. Furthermore, users will also be allowed to participate in polls and other content programs that reward creators on the platform.

Last word

The partnership with IMVU and Kik is set to be a game changer not only in the crypto space but in the social media industry as well. These two platforms are set apart by the fact that they allow creators to make a living from their content while also facilitating meaningful friendships and bonding opportunities for users. By adding Kin to the platform, IMVU and Kik users will manage to build thriving virtual communities that will develop a sharing culture.

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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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