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One of the main reasons that the online slots industry has taken off with such speed and force over the last two decades is that due to the inherent capabilities of the platform there are quite literally thousands of different themes that these delightful little gambling games can adopt. The scope of flexibility is well and truly fascinating – these days you can play online UK slots using a theme from pretty much anything! 

Honestly, there are some barmy games out there today, just consider the outrageous The Codfather game by NetEnt… Regardless, the prominence of dedicated slot themes in the 21st century is an essential cornerstone of the whole industry, without this fact it would look completely different. But what are some slot themes that players love? Read ahead to find out! 

Classic style themed slots 

The funny thing about classic style themed slots is that in the very early days of the online slots industry these games were by far the most common, however this was more because of technological constraints rather than anything else. As soon as developers had the know-how to create more colourful and vibrant themes for their online slots classic style games slowly fell into obscurity. 

But here’s the thing: after almost two decades of colourful and themed slots there are a growing number of slot gamblers who just want the good old days back. For this reason classic style themed slots have undergone somewhat of a resurgence over the last few years, becoming many people’s favourites. 

Irish themed slots 

We are willing to bet that 99.9% of all online slot gamblers would have played at least one example of an Irish themed slot in the time that they have been gambling, because they are quite literally everywhere. The general folklore in Ireland lends itself perfectly to the world of online slots, with leprechauns, rainbows and pots of gold frequently appearing across the industry. 

It was the Rainbow Riches series, of course, that properly kick-started this thematic revolution, and nowadays we would be seriously surprised if Irish slots ever went out of vogue. 

Ancient Egyptian themed slots 

People often forget how old the Ancient Egyptian civilization was, spanning tens of thousands of years and existing throughout the lifetime of several other huge civilizations. The extensive array of art and artefacts found from this era has captivated modern humans in the 20th and 21st centuries, so it is only right that the Ancient Egyptians be immortalised further in the shape of a good old online slot. 

There are countless Ancient Egyptian inspired slots on the market these days, most of them taking the legendary queen Cleopatra as a vital inspiration. 

Movie themed slots 

The slots industry proved itself to be remarkably good at adapting popular movies to make them into slots even in the 20th century, but these days the emergence of online slots has multiplied this exponentially. Movie themed slots are everywhere at the moment!

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Launch of First Ever XDB/ZUSD Pairing Announced to Support Global Gaming Industry

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The XDB Foundation has recently announced the first pairing of XDB with the new Zytara Dollar  (ZUSD) on global cryptocurrency markets. The Biki cryptocurrency exchange will be one of the first platforms to provide access to the XDB/ZUSD trading pair.

“We are really excited to see the debut listing of the XDB/ZUSD trading pair,” says Michael Gord, the XDB Foundation’s Managing Director,  “Asia-Pacific accounts for a significant portion of the global gaming community, almost 50%, and BiKi is perfectly situated to support this geography.  We’re really happy to welcome them into our partnership ecosystem.”

The protocol layer blockchain DigitalBits is designed to support branded stablecoins and other branded currencies across a variety of use cases, offering crucial support to the global esports industry. The platform solves many of the issues involved in global tournament prize payouts, as well as enabling around the clock real-time payment transfers and global monetization of in-game currencies. Developers will also be able to create programmable incentives for gamers, therefore increasing fan engagement. 

Issued by a regulated financial institution, the ZUSD is designed as currency for the future of the gaming and esports industry and beyond. The programmable dollar moves anywhere in the world at the speed of the Internet, and is redeemable…

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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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