Bitcoin is a top-notch cryptocurrency and the most widely traded cryptocurrency in the crypto sphere. It occupies the No.1 position on CoinMarketCap today. And now, the crypto-king has declared its dominance once again as it becomes the coin that’s used the most on Bitcoin Superstore, a platform that allows users to shop online using cryptocurrencies from 200K stores worldwide (including the likes of Starbucks and Amazon).
Shockingly, the second and third largest cryptos, Ethereum and Ripple’s XRP respectively are not that popular on the platform. Bitcoin Superstore lists out Bitcoin, Nano, Tron, and Litecoin as the ‘most used’ digital currencies in the past ten days or so. Recently, the biggest (in fact, only prominent one at the moment) online crypto superstore said this on its Twitter page:
As noted in the tweet, Nano, which occupies No.30 in the cryptocurrency market is the second most used cryptocurrency on 200+ online stores taking about 20%; Tron at 17%; Litecoin holding 8%.
It is important to know that Bitcoin Superstore happens to be the only cryptocurrency store that allows any customer to buy from nearly any online trader with the top 10 cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin Superstore states that within the last ten days, these cryptocurrencies have been used the most.
Litecoin was created as a ‘fork of Bitcoin;’ it is also regarded as the silver to Bitcoin. LTC was created in 2011 and was seen as a big alternative to Bitcoin. It is one of the largest altcoins in the crypto sphere. It occupies the NO.7 position in the crypto sphere and overall, its performance has been ‘just okay’ lately.
Tron is one of the favorite cryptocurrencies today. Lately, Tron has partnered with lots of companies including Twitter. The cryptocurrency recently got listed on ChangeHero and unveiled its new project named: Project Atlas.
Additionally, it has received further attention as the blockchain firm launched SeedGerminator – an accelerator for the developers who wish to create tokens, Dapps (Decentralized Applications), and technology on the Tron protocol. Overall, Tron is doing quite well and occupies the No.13 position in the crypto market today.
Nano occupies the No.35 position in the crypto market and the cryptocurrency came into limelight in December 2017 at the time when investors were looking for better cryptocurrencies with the potential to perform better than Bitcoin.
Nano also had a big rise last year but decreased alongside other altcoins in the crypto sphere. Nano’s meteoritic growth just before the market dipped left its investors with nothing but deficits. Going in some flash-backs, Bitgrail owner Francesco Firano had even blamed Nano for the hack that made Nano dipped and slipped from its position to what it is now.
Overall, Nano is still doing quite well. Though, its blockchain structure had major problems such as that it may be vulnerable; but none of these problems have been found so far. In recent weeks, Nano has been performing better than many big altcoins.
As it is clearly seen, Bitcoin is the most traded coin in the world of crypto. Bitcoin was created in 2008. And one important thing is that no one knows who created Bitcoin or its whitepaper. We just know a name, Satoshi Nakamoto, and have seen an ‘unconfirmed’ headshot till the date.
Bitcoin had a meteoritic rise to $20,000 last year, before the big crash and now it is traded below $6500 mark. On a technical level, Bitcoin is still doing very well, and its performance tends to affect other altcoins in the crypto sphere. It also has the largest market capitalization of $108,682,214,552.
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XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange
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.
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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.
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XENO starts VIP NFT trading service and collaborates with contemporary artist Hiro Yamagata
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.”
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