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Ripple (XRP) on the verge of a ‘mega’ breakout

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Ripple (XRP) is becoming one of the biggest digital assets in the crypto-sphere. The cryptocurrency itself has claimed center stage in the crypto industry due to the distinct strides that it has achieved so far. For instance, Ripple (XRP) gained partnership within the FinTech Industry and other prominent financial companies, and so far, there have been many great news and announcements about the cryptocurrency.

Even though the altcoin still faces the massive debate on whether it is a security or not, Ripple has not been bewildered; instead, it has launched further projects like the initiative of University blockchain and other exciting partnerships.

Ripple’s Partnership with the Kuwait Finance House (KFH)

According to Ripple’s CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, the sole aim of Ripple is to solve real-life problems. However, Ripple’s payment solutions have significantly influenced the Financial Industry today. With Ripple’s xVia, xCurrent, xRapid and XRP, SMEs and FinTechs now have better alternatives for speedy cross-border transactions.

Ripple’s recent partnership with Kuwait Finance House is not a big surprise due to the fact that Ripple’s blockchain technology offers fast daily transactions – KFH is the first bank in Kuwait to partner with Ripple.

Other prominent Ripple partnership

Another notable recent partnership is with InstaREM – the leading provider of digital cross-border payments in Asia, and BeeTech, a Sao Paulo based firm. Both companies announced their intentions to use the blockchain technology of Ripple to facilitate their payments.

According to Fernando Pavani, BeeTech CEO, Ripple gives its clients the,

ability to send payments and access new suppliers across more than 60 markets through xVia, or a simple API connection.”

On the other hand, InstaREM chief executive officer, Prajity Nanu stated that the partnership aims to permit,

European consumers to get what they want when they transfer money across borders: speed and the lowest possible rates.”

At the moment, Ripple is establishing other notable partnerships with its existing customers too. For instance, its existing partnership with American Express has fostered cross-border payments, thus, helping SMEs and other business to enjoy smooth and reliable daily transactions.

Together with ripple, the companies are working to address the problems their customers face with cross-border payments.”

This was according to a statement made by the Vice President of American Express, Colin O’ Flaherty, at the Money 20/20 FinTech conference.

Ripple’s Listing on Major Platforms

Major exchange platforms have listed ripple. However, Ripple’s listing on Apple’s stocks APP is a boost not only to the cryptocurrency but also to its community.

Besides Apple’s stocks App, Ripple also got listed on Revolut and Uphold. Revolut is one of the biggest digital banking accounts that permits users to perform P2P transactions. On the other hand, Uphold is a leading platform that offers more than 1000 trading pairs with different ways of buying digital assets.

Ripple’s (XRP) Hollywood Debut

The USD 4 million donations by Ashton Kutcher on Ellen DeGeneres’s Show has shown the world why Ripple’s payment solution is the future. It is also important to note that the donation was done in 15 seconds and it was a cross-border payment to Ellen’s Wildlife Fund in Rwanda. The transaction portrays how fast Ripple’s technology is.

UBRI (University’s Blockchain Initiative) by Ripple

Ripple’s 50 MILLION USD initiative of research and development with reputable institutions is another solution to global education that Ripple has embarked on. However, Ripple said in a PR (press release) of its goal to help and enhance academic innovation and research in blockchain technology, and cryptocurrency.

As it stands, Ripple has certainly gotten the attention of students in different universities. More so, these students are developing a great interest in the research as well as developmental features of blockchain tech.

Ripple’s current market analysis

Based on CoinMarketCap stats, Ripple was in green, and there was an increase in its price at $0.65 on June 9. Then, there was a dip in the price of the cryptocurrency to $0.55 on June 14. The crypto went on that price for quite some time before it further dipped to $0.47024.

Despite being in the red right now (if we talk about last seven days, the coin has increased in value by 2.30% in last 24 hours), Ripple (XRP) has continued to stay on course by establishing further developments and partnership with the Financial Industry.

Inordinate security debate of Ripple (XRP)

Despite Ripple’s consistent partnerships and solid plans, the ample debate on whether Ripple gets regulated as a currency or security by SEC still lingers.

The influence of defining the cryptocurrency is essential because if the crypto gets declared being not a security, it will not have to obey the same rules and regulations as other conventional stocks.

At the moment, Ripple is still faced with lawsuits based on the fact that XRP was categorized as the security. Nevertheless, even as the debate remains, Ripple has increased its pace by partnering with big financial companies, creating initiatives, and growing its blockchain technology. With these, the cryptocurrency is on the verge of a ‘mega’ breakout.

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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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