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SWELL 2018 could send Ripple’s XRP price to the sky

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For many of us, Ripple’s XRP is one of the biggest puzzles ever existing in the crypto world. Truth be told, the third largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization has had remarkable ups and downs during its existence, so even when the coin seems to be in the top at some point later things get a little complicated, a fact that has only taken us to be pretty much clueless about the crypto.

Nevertheless, this perception may be getting to an end soon, as some of the doubts will be finally elucidated in the SWELL event that is going to be held on October 1-2.

With relation to SWELL, it is an event hosted by the company behind the XRP token that “connects the world’s leading experts on policy, payments, and technology for the most provocative dialogue in global payments” as the webpage of the event itself describes it.

After the enormous success of last year, SWELL is coming for a second round in which some of the most reputed institutions from the financial sector will discuss the panorama for cross-border payments in the whole world, and of course, we are all expecting that Ripple surprises with big announcements. Let’s see all the details.

SWELL and the xRapid solution

As it has been mentioned on several occasions, despite Ripple has built the greatest relationship with the financial sector, especially, with central and commercial banks, these alliances have been made mostly through xVia and xCurrent, solutions that actually have nothing to do with the XRP token. In this sense, we have all been wondering, when will it be the time for xRapid (the Ripple product that uses XRP)? Well, that time has come up.

xRapid, the liquidity solution made by Ripple Labs, has finally passed the beta tests and is now ready to be introduced to financial institutions.

Let’s recall that last week Ripple sealed a partnership with the NCB to test xRapid as a cross-border payment solution, and additionally, Mercuryfx and SBI are already testing the solution that integrates the XRP token.

In this manner, what we are expecting the most is that in the highly advertised event about to come, Ripple announces what other financial institutions are trying the liquidity solution already, or at least what approaches have been made with relation to this.

Let’s recall that when it comes to actions taken in the banking sector, most of them tend to follow one to another to keep competitivity in the picture. So it’s just a matter of a single adoption for the rest to follow the trend, and this would bring as a consequence the price-skyrocket of the XRP token.

For its part, SWELL will be an important event as well for Ripple as it will bring the endorsement of figures such as the head of innovation at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, Mohsen Alzahrani, and the representative of the central banks in Latin America, Marcello Yared.

Conclusion

We can all expect good things for the XRP price in the coming days. In fact, this is the second week that the crypto market shows some stability (still in red, though), and Ripple has followed this tendency even growing in a 1 percent during this period.

In both, short and long-term, the XRP token is a safe investment right now, and the price could even shoot to 0.70 dollars after the SWELL event, a fact that would repeat the achievement of last year when Ripple showed significant increases in the fourth quarter of the year. Stay tuned.

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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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