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Stellar (XLM) may take over the Ripple’s XRP place in the market dominance

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Stellar (XLM) and Ripple (XRP) are compared very often because of the solutions they offer in the crypto world. In fact, both companies envision to conquer the financial world by offering the best solutions for cross-border transactions, specifically speaking regarding costs and speed.

Like this, the XRP/XLM dilemma has been a common topic in the crypto sector for a long period now, and as it seems, it may be concluded very soon as Ripple continues to struggle with both the lawsuits and the ‘security’ issues, and this may give the perfect spot for XLM to shine and show the world how ready is their platform.

XLM and XRP comparison

At the time of writing XRP trades at a price of $0.32832 according to Coinmarketcap, and the same way XLM trades at $0.21874. Both cryptocurrencies appear in the green with increases of 1.16% in the case of XRP, and 3.39% if you talk about XLM. However, it is XLM the one that has had the biggest increase considering the jump in the price that Bitcoin had last Monday, the same that shot the price of certain coins in the market, being XLM one of them.

In contrast to the mentioned above, it is notable that is not a matter of price anymore. In fact, Ripple has had the toughest times in the last couple of months by facing several lawsuits in which it is claimed that the XRP token should be treated as a security, and on the other hand, by having the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chasing after them with great possibilities of declaring the cryptocurrency as a security, and not as a digital asset.

With relation to this, Ripple has made great efforts to dispel the rumors, but truth be told, it doesn’t seem to be working that good. It all started with the differentiation between the company and the token, so now we have two different terms which are Ripple Labs (the company), and XRP (the token).

That was later followed by a special rule that disables Ripple Labs to control what happens with the XRP token, so with that centralization was off the table. However, the assumptions persist; and that is precisely one of the things that have helped XLM to come out to light.

Coinbase considering XLM as their next crypto

We all know how Ripple has been fighting to get the right to appear listed in the acclaimed exchange Coinbase, but sadly this is something very unlikely to occur unless Ripple solves the lawsuits and the centralization problems quickly. In contrast to that, it was known that Coinbase is actually considering XLM as their next crypto accepted, and this may actually occur once Stellar releases its promising project, the blockchain 3.0.

As for the price, we can all speculate that XLM might hit the moon, but the most important thing is that the token will finally get the validation that it deserves. So the way to go XLM! Oh, and sorry XRP… Keep trying! But yeah, if Ripple somehow manages to tackle the discussed issues, Stellar (XLM) might not be able to come close to it (Ripple’s XRP is a cryptocurrency with massive potential if you put its problems aside).

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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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