As crypto coin enthusiasts, we are used to a mix of good and bad news. This time news is not that good. The digital financial markets came to the headlines this month when a former U.S. regulator stated that Ripple and Ethereum are illegal, being “noncompliant securities.” This could mess up crypto markets and weaken both Ripple’s and Ethereum’s liquidity.
But it’s not over yet. It would seem right now, according to reports, that authorities won’t be taking monetary or regulatory measures against cryptocurrency trade anytime soon.
The current information we have
The point on ICO (initial coin offering) is to raise funds to create an online service (it worked for Telegram, bigtime). The tokens offered in the ICO can be redeemed in time. ICO shareholders deem these tokens as a means to an end and hope to earn enough so that further sales will help them and report a profit.
And, not to be cynical, but some ICOs have been full-fledged scams. U.S. regulators have been slow to regulate this market, but they have issued warnings (last July, most notably). Jay Clayton, head of SEC, sent out a notice that every token sale must be regarded as a security transaction.
SEC Chairman Jay Clayton: "I want to go back to separating ICOs and cryptocurrencies. ICOs that are securities offerings, we should regulate them like we regulate securities offerings. End of story." pic.twitter.com/z1X2EyLxwx
— Coin Center (@coincenter) February 6, 2018
As if SEC goes going against Ripple and Ethereum (two of the most relevant cryptocurrencies right now) it could create havoc in altcoin markets for sure. Some of the market observer’s share SEC’s view.
Some people also think that SEC has a case against Ethereum and Ripple. It could be a long fight in the courts. But the general consensus is that SEC doesn’t really want to go against the markets. They have better things to do.
In the meantime, the U.S financial regulations may not be that happy about the astonishing innovation the blockchain technology represents. Just remember this: the blockchain is not country-bound. It’s everywhere, and it will remain to be worldwide. If it turns out you can’t trade within the USA, you will still be able to do that the world over.
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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…
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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…