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Morgan Creek Fund bans Ripple’s XRP alike cryptos from its new crypto repository

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The controversy related to whether or not Ripple’s XRP should be considered as a security has appeared one more time as today it was excluded in the launch of the Morgan Creek Fund, a crypto related fund that provides its users the possibility of accessing some of the top cryptos in the market.

In this sense, whenever we mention ‘top cryptos’ we cannot avoid thinking of Ripple (XRP), the third largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. However, as it seems, the third largest crypto is just not being considered by the fund because of centralization issues. Let’s see all of the details on this.

Morgan Creek Fund

The Morgan Creek Fund was created in collaboration with Anthony Pompliano, who formerly was the owner of a firm called Tilt Capital, a company that was acquired by Morgan Creek at the beginning of the year for an amount that has been undisclosed since the partnership started.

Earlier this year we knew by Pampliano himself that he would like to focus primarily on crypto, but it wasn’t till Morgan Creek managed to partner with the fund-sponsor Bitwise Investment Advisors, LLC; when the project started to shape.

Let’s recall that earlier this year, Bitwise launched as well a crypto-related fund dubbed HOLD 10. However, Hunter Horsley, co-founder of Bitwise clarified that the main difference between the two projects centers on the committee, as Mark Yusko, CEO of Morgan Creek, Pompliano, and Matt Hougan, head of the research at Bitwise, are a part of the board of advisors.

With relation to the fund, it was known that it carries $1.5 billion in assets, and they will provide pensions, wealthy families, endowments and accredited investors with an exposure to cryptos such as Ethereum (ETH), Zcash, Monero, Litecoin (LTC), Omisego, Bitcoin cash (BCH), EOS, Dash, Ethereum classic (ETC), and of course Bitcoin (BTC).

Among the excluded coins we can find Ripple (XRP), TRON (TRX), Stellar (XLM), Cardano (ADA), and other tokens that in accordance to Morgan Creek may represent a risk in the future.

Regarding this, Pompliano stated that,

“If there’s a central party that owns 30% or more of supply” that would be enough reason for the index to ban that crypto of the fund. He continued by saying that those coins holding high percentages of their own crypto have great opportunities to control the way the coin will perform, and that simply “introduces a lot of additional risks that may not be there if it was a more decentralized network.”

With relation to this, all of the coins that fit in this description are considered pre-mined cryptos, coins that were mostly created in the early stages of the blockchain. For its part, Horsley states in this matter that,

“with decentralization being a cornerstone of most blockchain designs, having a large portion of assets held centrally runs counter to that and could create complexities that differ from what we would expect from public blockchains”.

Conclusion

The decision of the Morgan Creek fund definitely represents a low blow for Ripple, which has made significant efforts to dispel the rumors of their centralization issues. Nonetheless, the company continues occupying the third place in the market concerning market capitalization.

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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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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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