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August top crypto bets: Stellar, Cardano, Ethereum Classic, and Vechain

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The market has been slow for months now, and while we all know it will recover and take off, we have no idea when that will happen. So in the meantime let’s have a look at five best cryptocurrencies that, because of their particular features, could do well this month while the rest of the market keeps losing value.

Four of these coins have one thing in common: Coinbase. Our first four picks are all either listed or considered for listing at Coinbase and that fact alone, because of the vast user base that platform boasts and the incredible amount of demand it creates for currencies, is enough to take them seriously this August.

Bitcoin

There are 1500+ cryptocurrencies active in the world today, and many of them are incredibly exciting. Bitcoin is not only the coin that made the cryptosphere happen. 

It also is the market’s leader. When Bitcoin does well, every other currency does well, and when Bitcoin does poorly, every other token follows suit (as you can see exactly that happening right now). If the market shows any signs of recovery, it probably will start with Bitcoin. Additionally, it happens that Bitcoin is currently undervalued so even in a bearish market, it’s expected to recover at least until a point.

Stellar Lumens’ XLM

This currency has secured many important partnerships over the last couple of weeks, its transference rate is increasing a lot, tariffs are low, IBM backs it, and it’s useful as a bridge to settle international payments as it is as a retail token for consumers. 

That kind of versatility guarantees uses and increases demand. It was founded, and it’s still led by Jed McCaleb who also founded Ripple (XRP) and has shown his competence at managing blockchain projects. If that’s not enough to persuade you, XLM was the only coin that increased in value during July.

Cardano’s ADA

This is among the most serious projects in the crypto world. This month will see essential and innovative updates in big chunks of Cardano’s network that will increase performance, reliability and other features. Also, Cardano works very hard in ADA’s adoption.

Yes I, know, you probably had not noticed that at all. That’s because Cardano is not trying to get ADA adopted in Europe, or the Americas but in Africa and Asia because the lack of regulation and bad quality in local financial services make of those regions of the world places in which penetration can be quicker and more in-depth and more useful than anywhere else in the world. 

It’s also worth it to keep in mind that Cardano’s current success has had nothing to do with marketing because they have not done any. Imagine what will happen when they do start their marketing campaign which is scheduled to begin soon.

Ethereum Classic

The main thing about this one is that it’s scheduled to go live on Coinbase Pro this week (as I write this, as a matter of fact) and that Robinhood now supports it. Those two new demand sources are enough to pump any coin up, so there’s not much more to say.

Vchain

Surprised? Vchain is a very young, and relatively low profile, blockchain project that already has some impressive triumphs in its belt. Their killer app is for streamlining airport check-ins in a way that, by the magic of cryptography, the reputation of every passenger’s papers is checked against a distributed database without actually revealing any personal information at all. Also, this project awards hodlers with new tokens just for hodling so, even if it doesn’t rise in price, you’ll end up with a few new tokens.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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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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