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Mitsubishi Partners with Ripple (XRP) to Test the New Payment System

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The recent announcement by Mitsubishi Corporation and MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group) states that there are plans to use Ripple technology in order to achieve cross-border payments. According to Mitsubishi, achieving the international remittance via Ripple (XRP) will be both faster as well as less costly.

Mitsubishi plans to test Ripple’s services

Ripple (XRP) has been known for entering large partnership for a long while now, and that trend doesn’t seem to end. Just recently, MUFG and Mitsubishi Corporation announced that they too will use one of Ripple’s products. The plan is to achieve much faster, as well as cheaper international payments.

Another announcement revealed that Standard Chartered, which is UK-based, will also participate in the process. As for Mitsubishi, the company plans to take this process and bring it to the point where it can become practical for everyday use.

The statement also uncovered that the transaction will use Singaporean dollars. The currency will be sent from Thailand to Singapore. After that, one of Mitsubishi’s subsidiaries will use an account in the Ayutaya Bank to transact the funds to a previously-established account owned by Mitsubishi Corporation Affiliate. The account will be located in Standard Chartered’s base in Singapore, which also explains the participation of this company.

Further comment regarding the process stated that the current practice when it comes to international money transfers is to use the SWIFT network. This process, which was once praised for what it allows, is now deemed too old. A common complaint says that it takes too much time, as well as a lot of fees, which is of little surprise, considering that it goes through numerous banks on its way to the final destination.

Ripple continues to advance

According to the statement, Ripple’s distributed ledger tech was tested, and the results also showed that it can completely eliminate the possibility of fraud. It was also established that it works much faster, and at much lower costs than other, more traditional methods of money transfer.

Thanks to this, but also its other products, Ripple has caught the eye of many large corporations across the world. It already announced ten new partnerships back in 2017. These largely include financial institutions like SEB, YES BANK, MUFG, Cambridge Global Payments, BBVA, Akbank, eZforex.com, Axis Bank, as well as Star One Credit Union.

Bank of Tokyo’s General Manager, Hirofumi Aihara, has commented on the announcement of these partnerships back in 2017. He said that the company is glad to have an opportunity to work with Ripple. The partnership was expected to lead to finding new methods of payment transfers via blockchain. That way, the customers’ experience would be improved. As a demonstration of the bank’s commitment to this new technologies, he also announced that they will be joining Japan Bank Consortium, which would allow them to work with other banks of Japan toward the larger use of Ripple’s products.

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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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