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Litecoin (LTC) Charlie Lee Shares his Opinion on Lightning Network

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The attitude towards the Lightning Network grows even more positive after yesterday’s tweet posted by Litecoin founder, Charlie Lee. Lee has announced strong support for the Lightning Network (LN), and stated that it is an excellent solution for atomic swaps and boosted BTC transactions.

Charlie Lee stands behind the Lightning Network

The Lightning Network has gained another strong supporter, with a large part of the crypto community standing behind him. The founder of Litecoin (LTC), Charlie Lee, did not exactly try to hide his support an enthusiasm for LN. He was especially supportive of it yesterday when he released a tweet stating that the LN might even become a full decentralized exchange, where LTC could play a large role.

According to him, those who find that BTC takes too long to process the payments, and has too high fees could easily open an LTC payment channel. This is much cheaper and quicker solution, and going through with atomic swaps in order to get Bitcoin (BTC) is the easiest thing to do at this point. Generally, his opinion is that LTC has a great potential to become the best crypto to be used on LN.

According to Lightning Labs, the network already has a beta feature that allows the selection of two coins. However, the connection has yet to go live on the MainNet. On the other hand, LTC already has an independent LN and has already finished testing the atomic swaps. Still, there is still no realistic way to achieve interoperability between the blockchains.

Despite this, LTC continues to remain among the most actively used cryptos due to its low transaction fees and great speeds. Bitcoin’s network is also working to overcome these issues, and the fees are already a lot lower than they used to be. Through the use of LN node routing, Bitcoin is also trying to increase the size of the transactions as well.

The LN still has potential, it just needs better solutions

The Lightning Network has been in development for several years now, and the team behind it has made a lot of progress in that time. It eventually went live earlier this year, in March, and it started out as several experimental channels that were used for making very small transactions.

Soon after the launch, a number of traffic troubles appeared, and there were even some small losses during at the beginning. The risks were still present, and the users were advised to only test the network out, and not use it for serious, large transactions. Despite the rough start, things did get better over time, but there is still much work to be done, and the LN’s capacity remains limited to this day. Additionally, not all of its nodes have the same level of importance.

As an attempt to expand the LN, Viacoin’s (VIA) chief developer tried to connect it to the Bitcoin Lightning Network. However, such attempts have failed. However, Viacoin does seem to be the right candidate for future swaps with Bitcoin, and so does Decred (DCR).

For now, the LN remains an experimental setup, at least until the major issues are resolved. There is still a lot of testing involved, and even more that has yet to be done. However, Running a node on LN is not free, and the larger the node, the bigger the influence that its owner has.

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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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