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Ripple Q2 headway, XRP had the best quarter in history despite prices slump

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The official XRP markets report of the second quarter of the year has just been released by Ripple Labs, a document that gives us a clearer definition of all of the developments and moves that took place over the last 3 months of the year with the XRP token. Like this, a broader view appears in the scene at an institutional level, and investors by their part can have a bigger understanding of the XRP landscape, what has been going on, and what’s most likely to occur in the coming days.

Similarly, one of the most important facts of the document is that shows the slump in the prices that the XRP token has been facing lately, is in fact, something that is more related to the conditions of a young and immature market, than with a relation to inefficiencies with the token and the strategies it has been deploying.

As it seems, the second quarter of the year was actually the best, historically speaking, when it comes to the number of users that signed in to Ripple. Let’s see the main reasoning behind this, and the fundamental facts of the report.

Numbers on the report

One of the most interesting facts explained in the report is that Ripple recently sold $73 million of XRP tokens which represent an account of 0.125% of the total transaction volume of XRP. The same way, 3 billion out the 55 placed in escrow was released in Q2, and 2.7 billion bounced back to the escrow.

Let’s recall that Ripple uses an escrow that parallelly depends on other independent escrows that release the amount of 1 billion XRP monthly. The way it functions responds to the target of constructing greater limits of new XRP put into circulation for users to interact with. Regarding this, Ripple has stated:

“The amount of XRP actually released into circulation will likely be much less than this. Any additional XRP leftover each month will be placed into a new escrow to release in the first month in which no escrow currently releases.”

Ripple’s ecosystem

Ripple has been working on the development of their very own ecosystem, and this is something that was supported by the remaining 300 million XRP in the second quarter. Consequently, the company announced back in May the launch of a financing program called Xpring with which the blockchain firm aims to help with the construction of the ecosystem and at the same time, the development of new uses for the XRP token.

That said, we also need to keep in mind that with the launch of Xpring, another masterpiece that enters the landscape is Coil, with a partnership that seeks to make usage of the XRP token along with ILP (Interledger Protocol) in order to allow support to digital content by utilizing micropayments.

Conclusion

At the moment of writing the price of the XRP token is priced at $0.460582, a value that actually has been oscillating between $0.40 and $0.50 during the last couple of months. This mainly responds to the immaturity of the market and the volatility that characterizes it, but in terms of signs and users Ripple actually closed the past quarter with one of the brightest results ever. Regarding this the company has stated:

“The tight correlation is indicative of a market that is still in its infancy. Traders have yet to distinguish among the intrinsic values of the best known digital assets. As the industry matures and decides what it deems most useful and valuable, we should expect to see more separation.”

To sum up, despite the results it seems like the market, and more specifically the XRP token, has been growing up and transforming into a valuable digital asset, so it’s just a matter of time while the conditions tend to be positive again.

In fact, every day, it results more notable how “financial institutions are beginning to build crypto divisions and establish technological solutions to take advantage of the opportunity at hand.” A fact that gives us a positive sentiment of what can happen with Ripple (XRP) next. So stay tuned. Great things are coming.

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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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