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A newly found Ripple (XRP) connection leads to the president Trump

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If there’s something we can be sure of with Ripple, is that it has built the best relationships with some of the most important financial institutions and figures in the whole world. To say the least, the company has created great partnerships with several central and commercial banks around the world, as well as with some important payment methods, such as Banco de Santander, American Express, Mastercard, Western Union, and others.

In this sense, we’ve been wondering how has the company managed to make all these alliances, and like this, managing to pass from being a startup to the giant we know right now. And as it seems, the answer to that question may be quite simple; it’s just a matter of connections.

We recently reported that back in 2011, Ripple was assisted by no one less than the current Executive Vice President of Mastercard, Colleen Taylor, who mentored the company and also served as a bridge for getting Ripple to test their solutions with real clients.

As she said in her interview: back then instead of seeing Ripple as a threat they actually decided to say “I have the scale, you have the agility” let’s work together and make this project work.

These declarations gave us a clearer perspective of what has been going on with Ripple from the beginning; it happens to be surrounded by highly influential people in the industry.

In this sense, a new connection has been found for the company, and this time leads to nothing less than the current president of the United States of America Donald Trump. Let’s see the main details behind this.

Ripple’s board member assisted president Trump

Ken Kurson who is currently a board member of Ripple, is a businessman who happens to be related as well with politics. In fact, he is a political consultant, and journalist.

In this sense, it was recently known that back in 2011, Kurson was the one that pursued Donald Trump himself to run for presidential elections, and the same way, he was in charge of preparing some of the speeches that Trump used in the campaign that saw him winning the elections.

Furthermore, it was known as well that Trump and Kurson are actually friends apart from the works they have done together, which is actually the reason why many people are now considering that this can be a very beneficial thing for the Ripple towards the path of adoption and the struggle with the Securities and Exchange Commissions (SEC) department.

Whether this be a real thing or not remains a question, but even if not just with the relationship, high chances are now open for the company.

Current performance of Ripple (XRP)

At the time of writing, XRP has a price of $0.5268 according to coinmarketcap, and it has decreased by 6.81 percent in the last 24 hours.

However, this downturn probably is actually a correction after the several greens the market had a couple of days ago, the same that saw Ripple’s XRP going to the second position one more time, replacing Ethereum as the second largest cryptocurrency in the market.

Later on the same day, Ripple went back to the third position, but it definitely proved Ethereum should actually be worried. Let’s see how this new connection, which certainly is worth noting, affects the Ripple’s XRP position in the market. So stay tuned.

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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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