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How Ripple Convergence Solution Might Be True




At the moment of writing this, the crypto markets can be considered as becoming more and more immune to SEC announcements about rejected ETFs and postponements. Perhaps the crypto-traders and enthusiasts have realized that life was easier when they concentrated on the technological developments of their favorite projects and forgot about financial institutions determining their value. This is the case with the XRP community who have chosen to focus more on the possibilities of Ripple payment solutions of xVia, xCurrent, and xRapid.

The genesis of the Ripple ‘Convergence’ Theory

The idea of the ‘Convergence solution’ of merging all three Ripple software products came about when the Director of Talent Acquisition at Ripple, Jim Chauncey-Kelly, made a few comments on Interview Now on the 9th of August. The comments have since been deleted, but other publications captured what he had said:

Earlier in the year, a big part of what my team was focused on was hiring a lot of engineering. This was probably our biggest push because we are building a software called Convergence that syncs together all of our 3 major products into one seamless format.

For example, if American Express (one of our clients) wants to send $500 to a bank in Thailand, there is an immediate quote of what that exchange is and the money goes through. This is something that brings together all of our products to further enhance RippleNet which is very exciting.

Tweet Negating the Claim

Jim Chauncey-Kelly would then tweet that Ripple only had three products of xCurrent, xVia, and xRapid. The tweet has since been deleted, but it stated the following:

Hi All – for clarity — we have 3 products – xCurrent (in production) and 2 more on the way – xVia & xRapid. They will be on a ‘convergence’ release soon. There isn’t a software actually called ‘convergence’.

How it Could be True

Given how large corporations like to keep mum with respect to mergers, acquisitions, new technological advancements and even products, Jim Chauncey-Kelly could have simply not been able to keep the excitement to himself about a one-stop solution that integrates the best of xCurrent, xVia and xRapid in one simple product.

Given the fact that xVia is an API base gateway that helps payment providers and banks who want to send payments across various networks using a standard interface; xRapid and xCurrent can be categorized as the ‘various networks’ that can be interconnected using xVia.

xRapid is known to use XRP to source instant liquidity to settle payments in record time. Whereas xCurrent is a software solution that enables banks to settle cross-border payments with end-to-end tracking instantly.

xVia can connect two such banks with one using xRapid and the other xCurrent. It is as simple as plug and play. Therefore, the Convergence solution could become a reality with time for there exists a ready gateway in the form of xVia.

Current market analysis of XRP

As earlier mentioned, the crypto markets have developed some sort of immunity from the constant bad news from the SEC. Looking at our favorite digital asset of XRP, it is currently valued at $0.329 and up 1.68% at the moment of writing this. If the current momentum is maintained, it could be a matter of weeks until we see the much awaited $1 value once again in the markets.

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XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange



Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //

Xeno Holdings Limited ( ), 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 ( ), 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. One of the ways to have a successful trading…

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Should Crypto Projects Devote Resources to Community Growth and Marketing?



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

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XENO starts VIP NFT trading service and collaborates with contemporary artist Hiro Yamagata



Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 24th December, 2020, // ChainWire //

The XENO NFT Hub ( 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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