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Low Cost but High Rank – The Secret of Cardano (ADA)

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The value of cryptocurrencies is still struggling with the effects of the major drop that occurred at the beginning of the year. Still, some cryptos are doing better than others, while some have a strange method of staying afloat when everything that we know seems to be indicating that they should not. Cardano (ADA) is especially one of the more interesting cases, which is why we will be taking a closer look at what keeps this crypto so successful.

Cardano (ADA) is among the newer coins, and it was only launched in November 2017. Despite the fact that it is barely older than half a year, this crypto still managed to get into the top 10 coins and is currently holding the rank of 7 on CoinMarketCap. Not only that, but even the Weiss Ratings gave it a decent grade, B, which is their mark for Good, as opposed to A, which is excellent, or C, D, and E, which stand for Fair, Weak, and Very Weak, respectively.

So, how is ADA doing it?

A lot of cryptos with much more history behind them are struggling to survive, while ADA holds the rank of 7, despite the low price. Its current price is around $0.218, while its total market cap is a little over $5.6 billion. The main reason for this is ADA’s daily trading volume, which exceeds $11,545,000 per day.

Obviously, ADA’s trading volume is one of the biggest reasons for this high rank, since the coins are obviously being used, instead of just sitting idly by. The reason for this is the fact that ADA has a lot of coins released into the market.

In fact, ADA’s current coin supply is huge, and reports claim that it is 1.5 times larger than what Bitcoin itself has to offer. This is also the fact why Cardano might someday surpass all the other coins if his value were to increase, which is expected to happen at some point. When it does, ADA will be the largest crypto when it comes to market capitalization.

How can ADA’s value go up?

The thing with ADA is that it is still a very new crypto. It is fully functional, of course, but it is still being developed. The team behind it is currently working on completing its blockchain network, and when they do, Cardano will have much more to offer. The biggest thing that it currently lacks, and is on its way to achieve, are smart contracts, as well as the ability to handle dApps. Once this becomes available, ADA will become much more interesting to a lot of people, which will increase its value.

Cardano’s big plan for Africa

Another important thing about Cardano is its ultimate goal. Like several other cryptos, this currency’s goal is to improve the modern society. Because of this, ADA has put a lot of effort into helping Africa, with most focus on Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Cardano even signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ethiopian government, which will allow this crypto to educate, and then hire, new software developers from this country. This will be a big deal for Cardano since Ethiopia will eventually adopt it in their industry of agriculture. This was the first MoU of this type to ever be signed in Africa, and the education of future software developers will start in only a few months, in September of this year.

Apparently, ADA will be the first crypto to actually go big in the African market, and with it being nearly untouched, ADA will have a special opportunity to tap into all of its potentials.

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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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