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Robinhood Invites Dogecoin (DOGE) to Join BCH and LTC

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Robinhood has decided that it is time to add another crypto to its trading platform. The platform already supported Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BHC). Now, however, Dogecoin (DOGE) has received the platform’s support as well.

DOGE joins Robinhood

Robinhood has decided that Dogecoin (DOGE) will make an excellent new addition to its crypto trading platform. DOGE is a P2P cryptocurrency that was created back in 2013 as a joke. The coin came as a response to the meme that was popular at the time, based on Kabou, the real Japanese Shiba Inu that inspired the internet to create countless variations of this meme.

It was created, and ran for a while, by Jackson Palmer, who has since decided to remove himself from the place of the coin’s leader. However, Dogecoin continued its existence, and it currently holds the 40th place on CoinMarketCap, with the price of $0.002893 per token, and a market cap of $333.6 million.

Robinhood’s announcement makes DOGE the newest coin to be added to this crypto platform, alongside Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Litecoin (LTC), which joined only last week.

An interesting thing about Dogecoin is that it has no limit when it comes to the number of coins that can be mined. In fact, the crypto already has more than 115 billion coins in circulation. It hit the $1 billion market cap back in January, and its worth exceeded that of Japanese Yen at the time.

Robinhood wants a banking license

As for Robinhood, its first batch of users came back in February, when they witnessed a launch of zero-fee trading of Ethereum (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC). The platform is actually called Robinhood Crypto, and it can be used in 17 states. Additionally, the platform is now supporting five cryptos, but it also provides market data in real time for a lot more than just these five coins.

Some reports from last month have said that Robinhood is discussing the possibility of getting a banking license with the US OCC (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency). Some sources even stated that Robinhood is interested in offering saving accounts and much better interest rates than traditional banks. They even mentioned the possibility of a one-stop financial service portal.

If true, this might be more than enough for the platform to beat any immediate competition that would include traditional banks and financial institutions. Additionally, the company published a job posting for crypto engineers back in June, which has been a cause for an entire wave of various rumors regarding their plans for the future. Some even suggested that the company is creating its own wallet. However, so far, there were no indications that this might be true.

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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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