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Ripple’s XRP and Bitcoin Cash (BCH): Two major cryptos bound to shine

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Cryptocurrencies appeared in the financial landscape back in 2009 with the invention of Bitcoin (BTC) by Satoshi Nakamoto. Back then the idea was to create an asset that would function outside the regulatory terms imposed by central banks.

It’s a vision that has been half accomplished, as more governments of the world strive to block cryptocurrencies with regulations and bans to stop or make the growth of the sector slow every day.

However, it results notable how even despite the friction that governments intend to apply, the crypto world has grown a lot since its invention, having more than 1,600 coins available in the market at the moment.

Virtual currencies have become a form of investment and payments, and with such a broad offer, we very often see how specific cryptos deploy strategies to get a better position in the market or simply to differentiate from the rest of its kind.

In this sense, most of the attention of the sector goes directly to Bitcoin (BTC), but do we have other good options to look at too? Here we present two of the major cryptocurrencies after Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) that are worth to pay attention to.

Ripple’s XRP

Ripple used to mean both the remittance network and the cryptocurrency. Nonetheless, Ripple Labs, the company behind the XRP token and the cross-border payment solutions, decided to unlink both terms to differentiate the company of the crypto and dispel the rumors of a ‘security label.’

Ripple Labs has created three solutions (xCurrent, xVia, and xRapid) with which has developed the most influential business relationships with the finance sector, including partnerships with American Express, Mastercard, and Banco de Santander. Ripple provides the fastest and cheapest solutions when it comes to remittance services across the world.

The XRP token is the third largest of the sector by market capitalization, trading at the moment of writing at $0.320715. Additionally, the crypto is one of the most stable coins despite the movements of the market.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

The fourth crypto in the market charts is Bitcoin Cash (BCH). This crypto appeared in the sector as an alternative to the scalability problems that Bitcoin (BTC) used to have.

The company deployed a complicated fork of Bitcoin and improved some of the features such as increasing the block size to make transactions faster in the network. In the same line, it is known that the company is working on a project to provide better solutions that are going to be released at the end of this year.

The primary goal for BCH is to accomplish a massive adoption of the token, and that all of the users of the coin have a great experience while operating with it. As of writing, the price of the token according to Coinmarketcap is $530.

Conclusion

Despite the constant actions of the governments to stop the crypto market from growing, it’s been proved already that the sector continues its climb. We can see new strategies deployed every day, so we can be sure that is just a matter of time before cryptocurrencies become a fully-accepted digital asset. When they do, Ripple’s XRP and Bitcoin Cash are two of the tops ones that will be in the front row. Stay tuned.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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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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My Crypto Heroes Announces Issuance of MCH Governance Token

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Tokyo, Japan, 24th November, 2020, // ChainWire //

My Crypto Heroes is happy to announce the issuance of MCH Coin as an incentive to players in the My Crypto Heroes ecosystem, aiming to allow them to craft a “User-oriented world”. The MCH coin is available on Uniswap with a newly created pool with ETH. 

My Crypto Heroes is a blockchain-based game for PC and Mobile. It allows users to collect historic heroes and raise them for battle in a Crypto World. Officially released on November 30th, 2018, MCH has recorded the most transactions and daily active users than any other blockchain game in the world.

What is MCH Coin?

MCH Coin is being issued as an ERC-20 Standard Governance Token. The issuance began on November 9th, 2020, with 50 million tokens issued.

Of the funds issued, 40% are allocated to a pay for on-going development and as rewards for advisors and early investors. 10% are allocated to marketing and the growth of the ecosystem, and 50% are allocated to the community. The Distribution Ratio of the MCH Coin is subject to change via a governance decision.

The MCH coin will be used as a voting right as part of the ecosystem’s governance, with 1 coin being 1 vote. It will also be used for in-game utilities and payments. Additional information can be found here:

https://medium.com/mycryptoheroes/new-ecosystem-with-mchcoin-en-a6a82494894f

During December 2020 the first governance…

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