Since it came to existence, nearly a decade ago, cryptocurrency has been met with constant streams of negative-sayers declaring the technology is headed for obsolesce and predicting its death before it goes mainstream. Even so, ten years later, cryptocurrency is flourishing and showing signs of becoming stronger with each day that passes.
For instance, a single Bitcoin digital asset is worth four figures in US dollars, and it seems the coin has found some stability along its growing security. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for every virtual currency in the crypto market which now hosts more than fifteen hundred virtual assets and coins, each of which displays varying degrees of failures and success.
However, for all their potential and promise, virtual currencies still have a lot of ground to cover to break into the mainstream. At the moment, there are a few traders and financial institutions who are open and accept virtual payments.
But a majority of the bulk still settle for fiat currencies in their day-to-day activities. Critics argue that cryptocurrency might have been a flash in the pan but supporters, on the other hand, say the signs are clear even with the current shaky crypto environment, the sector will emerge stronger.
Top Promising Crypto Investments
In recent time, Ripple’s XRP, Cardano (ADA), and Tron (TRX) have been leading ahead of the crypto pack especially regarding adoption). But why are these virtual coins flourishing and leading? Let us have a look at what these virtual currencies have to offer, and what makes them a good crypto investment.
XRP (XRP) is a virtual currency that was created by Ripple Labs, a San Francisco based firm. Its mission and goal ever since its launch were to enter into agreements with as many financial institutions and banks as possible. True to its mission, XRP has been making the headlines almost every day. At the moment, Ripple has managed to enthusiastically enter into partnerships with financial institutions and banks that exceed more than 100 institutions.
A majority of their partnerships have been employed using xVia and xCurrent, but not Ripple’s xRapid product that transfers the XRP token. It is rumored that Ripple Labs is working on integrating the three Ripple products to give its users superior services on their platform. That will be huge for XRP.
Even though the XRP token has been discussed and even labeled as security by many analysists, Ripple Labs has already taken action to dispel these doubts and is making incredible efforts in separating XRP from the mother company, Ripple Labs.
Led by its visionary leader, Justin Sun, Tron (TRX) is one of the significant virtual currencies in the crypto market that has managed to make major steps towards mainstream consumption and mass adoption. Tron is one of the cryptocurrencies that has recorded major positive advances throughout this year.
Apart from successfully launching a TestNet, Tron also launched its MainNet that is currently live and kicking. The cryptocurrency went through a token migration that saw its digital tokens leave Ethereum’s platform to settle on its blockchain.
In the year, Tron managed to launch the TVM or Tron Virtual Machine and purchase BitTorrent which has now become an integral aspect of Tron’s new Project Atlas. The number of partnerships TRX has managed to onboard are in accountable numbers and have resulted in the adoption of TRX as an official payment currency on partner websites.
Tron’s ultimate goal is to make the internet decentralized and to revolutionize the entertainment industry.
Although being relatively new in the crypto space, Cardano (ADA) has been showing consistent developments that earns it a spot on the top three promising cryptocurrencies in the market.
Developed by Charles Hoskinson, Cardano (ADA) is one of the most trustworthy and stable cryptos around – thanks to its decentralized nature, scalability, and professional team. Cardano (ADA) technology guarantees users enhanced speeds during transactions and rock-solid reliability that can be used even in casinos as well as mobile gaming industries.
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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 (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…
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
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…
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 (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…