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Many banks to adopt Ripple XRP as a liquidity solution as 2018 ends, Garlinghouse

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Many of us have been questioning how the future will look like for the third best cryptocurrency of the market by performance, Ripple (XRP). Well, it all seems we may be getting all the doubts cleared soon, as the CEO of Ripple, Brad Garlinghouse, recently responded this and other questions during an interview conducted by the internet business news channel CNBC during Money 20/20, the global event held in Amsterdam.

In general terms, Garlinghouse made very clear what are the thoughts of Ripple for the present and coming year when it comes to the adoption of the XRP token, and additionally, commented on the lawsuit a crypto enthusiast made against Ripple (XRP) claiming the company incurred in a violation of the U.S. security laws. Let’s see how it goes!

The future of XRP and other coins in the market

In the interview held by CNBC, Garlinghouse established that by the end of the year the company expects major banks to adopt and start making use of their product xRapid, a liquidity solution that integrates the XRP token. The same way, by the end of 2019 he counts with at least a dozen of banks using the token ecosystem and liquidity.

When asked about his opinions on the immense offer of cryptocurrencies in the market, he expressed that there is an incredible amount of tokens designed for no reason currently. He continued by saying that every day it can be seen a bigger deployment of Initial Coin Offerings for tokens that actually don’t solve any existing problem, which is why he considers that by the time of 10 years the offer of the market with respect to cryptocurrencies will be only a vast 1% of the current panorama.

Garlinghouse opinions on the Bitcoin vs. Ripple comparison

Garlinghouse specified he thinks some of the top cryptos in the market such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BTH) will have an essential role in the future of the virtual coins. He said what we are seeing is a “specialization of different types of ledgers.” However, he also cleared that if he were to compare, he would note XRP has definitely the lead in front of Bitcoin (BTC) which has proven to be slower and more expensive.

As a matter of fact, according to the website blockchain.info, the average transaction for Bitcoin as of today is 42 minutes, and the fees charged for those transactions can vary from 3 to 30 dollars. In relation to this, Garlinghouse said that 42 minutes might look too fast if we compare that to what it lasts an operation in the banking industry currently but not if we compare it with the thousand times faster Ripple, which lasts only 4 seconds per transaction.

The lawsuit against Ripple

A lawsuit was recently filed by an XRP user claiming Ripple was violating some of the laws established by The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The plaintiff who is identified as Ryan Coffey lost an amount of XRP tokens on January 6, 2018, a fact that led him to establish a lawsuit arguing Ripple had primarily deployed a “never-ending ICO”.

Regarding this, Garlinghouse established that Ripple is not a security, and he specified that the fact was not going to be questioned or changed by one lawsuit. He continued by saying “Owning XRP doesn’t give you any ownership of Ripple equity,” and that’s something all of the users should be aware of.

To conclude, when he was asked if potential regulations were a concern of the company, he responded with a big no. Garlinghouse said,

“One of the reasons Ripple has enjoyed such momentum is we have been working with regulators”

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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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GDA Group Announces Global Fund Management

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The GDA Group, an established North American financial institution fostering the adoption of digital assets and other disruptive technologies, has launched its latest venture, Global Fund Management. The venture will provide simple and secure digital asset exposure for institutional and accredited investors.    

Our mission is to create long-term value for our investors through the identification of strategies that can generate alpha through the new digital asset class, while ensuring to also limit possible downside on any strategy. We invest across alternative asset classes through actively managed hedge funds, trading algorithms, and private equity vehicles,” said GDA Group COO Zachary Friedman. He added that “Global Fund Management looks to outperform the market and take to market the best performing fund vehicles for every niche of the digital asset ecosystem.”

In addition to providing a path for institutional and accredited investors into the digital assets realm, Global Fund Management is providing exclusive insights on a number of fast growing blockchain industry segments such as Decentralized Finance (DeFi), non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and applications in the energy sector.  

Last month, GDA Group organized a quarterly, virtually-held Family Office Summit.  At one of the largest gatherings of private wealth this year, the GDA Group and dozens of other global blockchain…

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My Crypto Heroes Announces Issuance of MCH Governance Token

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Tokyo, Japan, 24th November, 2020, // ChainWire //

My Crypto Heroes is happy to announce the issuance of MCH Coin as an incentive to players in the My Crypto Heroes ecosystem, aiming to allow them to craft a “User-oriented world”. The MCH coin is available on Uniswap with a newly created pool with ETH. 

My Crypto Heroes is a blockchain-based game for PC and Mobile. It allows users to collect historic heroes and raise them for battle in a Crypto World. Officially released on November 30th, 2018, MCH has recorded the most transactions and daily active users than any other blockchain game in the world.

What is MCH Coin?

MCH Coin is being issued as an ERC-20 Standard Governance Token. The issuance began on November 9th, 2020, with 50 million tokens issued.

Of the funds issued, 40% are allocated to a pay for on-going development and as rewards for advisors and early investors. 10% are allocated to marketing and the growth of the ecosystem, and 50% are allocated to the community. The Distribution Ratio of the MCH Coin is subject to change via a governance decision.

The MCH coin will be used as a voting right as part of the ecosystem’s governance, with 1 coin being 1 vote. It will also be used for in-game utilities and payments. Additional information can be found here:

https://medium.com/mycryptoheroes/new-ecosystem-with-mchcoin-en-a6a82494894f

During December 2020 the first governance…

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