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SolarCoin (SLR): Everything You Need To Know

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SolarCoin (SLR)

With the recent decrease in price, SolarCoin is now worth 1.71$ per one unit, which is still a success when compared to prices of multiple coins in circulation. To present SLR better to the public and all of those who have just heard about SolarCoin, we are writing about everything that makes this coin specific and standing out from other cryptocurrencies.

What is SolarCoin?

As you can probably conclude based on the name of this coin, this cryptocurrency is closely related to solar electricity. This coin was launched and generated in 2014, which is the year when many different coins went into circulation. As well as all other coins, this coin is also based on blockchain technology, although it operates in two different ways. SolarCoin uses two types of proof of work, where one proof of work is related to the part of SLR that represents digital currencies so that the coin can be operated in performing transactions. The other type of proof of work system is related to the feature that makes SolarCoin unique and helps it stand out from the crowd of different digital coins. The second type of proof of work works in a way that allows the system of reward to function correctly. SolarCoin is made to reward 1MWh of solar electricity that is generated through the usage of SLR.

SLR system is made to support environment and the most cost-effective and environment-friendly source of electric energy – solar electricity. To make the “deal” even more interesting for users and investors, “solar” rhymes with “dollar.” It’s a joke, yes, and not a particularly good one.

To get back to the point of discussion, which is SLR, SolarCoin is made to generate solar electricity with SLR usage for the next 40 years where users would be awarded solar electricity. The second type of proof of work includes a third party, which is not the case when making transactions with SLR as all transactions are done by the model of encrypted blockchain technology that allows privacy and cost-effective transactions with only two parties involved. But, for the second type of proof of work, the third party is used for verification purposes when awarding MWh. The amount of solar electricity to be generated over the course of 40 years is set and limited to 97.500 TWh. SolarCoin can be obtained and used only by people who have solar panels installed on their property because this coin is backed up with solar energy, that way promoting this cost-effective and environment-friendly form of energy production.

This coin is mineable, but mining is only available through solar energy production, and that is why obtaining SLR is only made possible in case you are supporting the promotion of solar energy by using solar energy and having solar panels installed on your property.

Features that make SLR different than other Coins

At first, SLR was using proof of work system, otherwise known as PoW, but after 2014, this coin is using Proof of Stake Time, PoST, which is contributing to the more economical use of this coin. PoST is supporting mining for SolarCoin although this coin is only available for mining through the production of solar energy. But what PoST does for this coin is contributing the increase in price per one unit, which is a pretty benevolent “side effect.”

Another thing that makes SLR stand out from the crowd is the fact that this coin is made with the purpose of supporting and promoting solar energy production, that way also being included in active promotion of environmental protection and general improvement regarding how people treat the planet we live. Their cause is supported by numerous researchers that prove that solar energy is the most cost-effective way of producing and using electricity, as well as making it one of the most environment-friendly methods of using and generating power because the sun is thought to be an inexhaustible source of energy. That is how you get a handy and cost-effective equation where blockchain technology paired up with solar energy production equals the monetary value that grows with the production of solar energy. That is how SLR managed to reach a price of over one dollar per unit, although it belongs to altcoin team.

Where is SLR at Now?

SLR is currently worth 1.71$ per one coin, which is the price after a recent decrease of value which was -12.74% in total. SolarCoin thus currently has 66$ million in market cap with 38.6 million coins in circulation.

Even though the coin has been through a recent decrease, the price per one unit is still over a dollar and even close to acquiring the value of 2 dollars per one coin, so it seems that SolarCoin is doing pretty well when compared to other coins and standing for itself.

It is predicted that 2018 will bring more increases for multiple coins, and if current users continue operating with SLR, its price, as well as solar electricity generated through coins, will surely come to more than several increases in price. After all, this coin is made in a way that would allow it to grow simultaneously with additions of solar electricity generated through rewards within the community that uses and supports SLR as their coin of choice, that way promoting cost-effective and environment-friendly usage of electric energy.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency.

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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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