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Ripple (XRP) bullish trend stops but Stellar (XLM) keeps mooning

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There have been significant happenings in the crypto sphere lately. The crypto market had a big bull last week which saw most of the altcoins increasing by significant percentages. Ripple (XRP) increased by 64% within a week, which saw it go above Ethereum.

The bullish trend of XRP has moved a bit downwards; nevertheless, the crypto is still trading in green as its valued got increased by 1.21% in the last 24 hours. But in the wake of this, Stellar (XLM) has increased by 21% again over the previous 24 hours.

Concerning Stellar (XLM), Stellar is a blockchain network that was created on Ripple’s protocol. Although, Stellar is a lot more different from Ripple, being that it targets developing markets in place of banking systems. Stellar makes use of a quorum which makes it distinct from other digital currencies.

Recent Happenings with Stellar (XLM)

Recently, it was revealed that the crypto startup supported by Goldman Sachs, Circle will list four more cryptocurrencies to its platform. The startup said that the listing would be based on cryptocurrencies that gained lots of profits within a year. Through a post by the SVP head, Divya Agarwalla, it was declared that Stellar, Ox, EOS, and QUTM would be listed on the platform.

It is essential to know that this declaration didn’t have that massive effect on the prices of these four cryptocurrencies – but benefiting more than the others, Stellar (XLM) has increased by more than 20% in less than 48 hours. Concerning the post by Circle’s head of SVP, this will make the count of cryptos added to Circle to be eleven.

Stellar (XLM) will now be part of Circle’s platform in the next few days; this will allow crypto enthusiasts get close to not only on Stellar (XLM) but the other cryptocurrencies.

More importantly, Agarwalla further added that the inclusion of the four cryptocurrencies was also due to “their potential to contribute powerful infrastructure to the broader crypto ecosystem.” He also added this,

As we introduce new crypto assets, we also recognize the need to educate our customers and bring clarity to this fascinating, yet complex asset class… Accompanied with our simple user experience, this easy to understand content will serve to further our mission of bringing crypto mainstream.”

On other recent happenings, a mobile branch of LG is allegedly considering to partner with cryptocurrencies such as Ripple (XRP) and Stella (XLM) to enhance its cross-border payments. It is necessary to note that this mobile service will begin next year and it will make use of cross-carrier payment system.

Stellar (XLM) Market Activity

At the time of writing, XLM stands at $0.2844. It has a market capitalization of $5,344,229,821, with a trading volume of $296,415,957. In the last 24 hours, Stellar (XLM) price increased by 21%. In 7 days, XLM increased by 38.8%, in 2 weeks, it increased by 45.7%.

The last time when XLM traded at this rate was in the first week of August. Nevertheless, the market seems to be recovering from the dips it has been experiencing for quite some time now. The total market capitalization is currently above $220 Billion as a result of the recent bull-run. Nonetheless, Stellar (XLM) holders will be hoping that their favorite reaches its all-time high of $0.875563 before the year ends.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. The author is long Bitcoin. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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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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