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Ripple pilots businesses to plead US to enact an affable crypto approach

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The US has had a sturdy stand on cryptocurrency and blockchain trading. The position, however, seems to be affecting big guns in the industry. As a result, a group of companies led by Ripple has joined hands to try and convince the US legislators to implement a friendly crypto environment.

In this move, Ripple among other small start-ups will somewhat pay lobbyists in crypto. This declaration comes after the coalition stated that it would hold on a cooperation lobbyist fir, Klein/Johnson Group, which is the linchpin in Fintech problems.

The US individuals were suspended from buying or mining cryptocurrencies for some reasons. First, the state believes the use of digital currency will be used by the majority to evade paying tax. Second, villain states will use the currency and bypass the US warrants. Also, it was noted that this form of currency would facilitate illegal activities.

The climate around the US regulatory agencies such as SEC (the Securities and Exchange Commission) is making the group of major players in the industry feel endangered. These regulatory agencies have been on the hunt to shut down ICOs and illegal cryptocurrency projects. Instead of handling them like special assets or commodities, they were being treated as securities.

As of this publication, the government of US is split on how to control the cryptocurrency sector. The primary concern for the split is on how to define different kinds of cryptocurrencies that fall in the utility tokens, commodities or securities tokens categories.

Securing America’s Internet of Value Coalition is the name these major players are calling themselves. They are optimistic that the US will validate their request and allow a friendly crypto ecosystem. Above all, this will be powering force pushing and funding demonstrative legislation expected to come out of DC.

Executive chairman of Ripple, Chris Larsen said the following regarding the new collaboration:

“We understand this cryptocurrency/blockchain is complex, and there is a lot of misguidances out there. The good news is that in DC, there is a lot of interest in this topic.”

Lobbyist will be earning 25K USD per month from the coalition on top of the 10k XRP tokens that will be taken as cash in all reports to the federal lobbying companies.

Larson explained that the move to make part of the payments in digital form was a deliberate as they can study the game. As a result, they will be a position to represent cryptocurrency, XRP to be specific before legislative supremacy.

Larsen stated:

“It gives them some upside and some risk as well. Hopefully, they will get a taste of the industry in a way that hits home.”

Uncertainty surrounding Cryptocurrency Constitution and Definition

Cryptocurrencies do not fall under the very same regulatory umbrella, and this is the reason to why it’s hard to classify them. Still, this is why it’s hard to divide roles amongst the US several regulatory agencies like the CFTC and the SEC.

Multiple courts of US have added more confusion with their rulings. The most recent is that of the federal judge who announced that digital currencies should get treated as the commodities. The judgment in question is a vow that the CFTC, not the SEC should take problems surrounding cryptos care. These are good news to the crypto investors.

In a ruling, the judge responsible for making the decision said:

“the Congress enacted the securities policies to balance investments, in whatever form they are made and by whatever name they are called..”

After changing lobbyist minds in DC, the chances are that might help stimulate friendly cryptocurrency policies which are needed with the industry. Investors are monitoring how regulatory firms are reacting to products such as the Bitcoin (BTC) ETF and Bakkt, the forthcoming cryptocurrency exchange.

Considering all the legal trouble Ripple has been facing in the past, this indeed looks to be a right investment of time and sources by the blockchain firm.

And of course, if the group succeeds in making US government understand the way they want, it will be a massive win for not only Ripple or the group of businesses standing by side of it but the whole crypto industry. Time will tell if US regulators change its mind regarding crypto or not; still, the group deserves a thumbs up.

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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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