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Coinbase market influence: Stellar and Cardano pumping on listings hope

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Last weekend was a pretty dull weekend of exchange for the cryptocurrency market with a majority of coins recording depreciating prices across the crypto-board. Following the dismal performances that were experienced throughout the weekend by digital assets, the entire crypto market has depreciated by around 1.8 percent to stand at about $211 billion according to CoinMarketCap currently.

The Dismal Performance of Crypto Market

For the past few days, the crypto market has been experiencing a shortage of crypto news that is generally used to guide prices forcing investors and merchants to rely more on technical analysis.

And with many digital assets trading close to their resistance levels, the prices of these assets have been coming under pressure as the number of people selling them is exceeding those who are willing to buy them.

While that was the scenario for the two leading cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Ethereum, Stellar Lumens and Cardano (ADA) have been showing dissimilar trends. The two altcoins have been bullish defying the recent market declines that have been bedeviling the crypto market by surging upwards over the last few weeks.

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The two altcoins have been so defiant on the recent market declines to the extent of Stellar (XLM) appreciating so much that it has now joined the list of the top five cryptocurrencies in the world at the expense of EOS. Stellar (XLM) has appreciated by over 23% since this time last month following the news breakout that it was being considered as a possible addition to the leading crypto exchange, Coinbase, along with Cardano (ADA).

From the look of things, it appears that merchants are investing in Stellar and Cardano with the hope that the two altcoins are going to be added to the Coinbase exchange, an action that is sure to drive the demand and prices of the digital assets in question. However, for now, here is how the two cryptocurrencies and others have been performing for the past seven days.

Stellar Lumen (XLM) Technical Analysis

From the look of the things, there is no doubt that Stellar Lumen has been having a great run leading the pack of most improved cryptocurrencies with an over 8% gain in the last seven days.

On Monday, Stellar (XLM) even overtook XRP which managed to surge by 10.71 percent to currently trading at $0.265 with a market cap of about 5.1 billion US dollars.

1-day Chart

From the 1-day chart, Stellar Lumen’s downward trend is fluctuating between 0.27 US dollars and 0.26 US dollars and its upward trend is hovering between 0.28 US dollars and 0.29 US dollars.

According to our observations, the resistance level that was formed in September is yet to be broken with the trend lines creating an ascending triangle that indicates a further price surge in the coming days.

Cardano (ADA) Technical Analysis

On Sunday, Cardano (ADA) appreciated by 1.99 percent following an almost similar price hike of 1.14 percent on Saturday. The weekend gain played a crucial role in changing the tides of the cryptocurrency since it assisted it in reversing the losses that had been experienced earlier in the week to leave the altcoin at 0.077 US dollars.

On Sunday, Cardano (ADA) experienced an intraday low of 0.7422 US dollars following an early afternoon sell-off that forced the cryptocurrency to call on support at its first major support level at 0.0748 US dollars. It was followed by a broad-based market rally that was experienced in the afternoon driving Cardano’s (ADA) prices back to the 0.077 US dollars levels by the end of the day.

At the time of writing, Cardano is the 8th largest cryptocurrency in the market with a market cap of about 1.94 billion US dollars.

As per the last 24 hours price charts, both Stellar and Cardano stand in red as we write this article but are expected to be trading in green shortly again.

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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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