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Tencent $2 billion investment in Ripple (XRP): Real or Speculation?




Until you see yourself; don’t jump into believing everything you hear or read. Agree? You better. Now, the news that hit the internet about the Chinese technology giant, Tencent, investing in Ripple seems to be all but speculation.

Sources from Tencent reveal that at least as of now, there isn’t any kind of plan about investing in Ripple. According to an official response from Tencent, the news spreading all over is not true.

So where did the news come from?

Most of the time people believe that the source of the news may determine whether the content has got some truth in it or not. For our case here, it broke from a tweet by journalist Lulu Yilun Chen who tweeted that Tencent has denied any kind of interest in investing in Ripple.

You may want verification for this news as much as we do but on that note, GlobalTimes went ahead to confirm the news from the Tencent team after which they too couldn’t verify this news.

But where did the story first begin?

The story of Tencent investing on Ripple came in a few days ago when grapevine broke it. Multiple sources as well had the same speculation that Tencent was to invest up to $2 billion in Ripple (XRP). These meant that Tencent would buy huge stakes in Ripple just like it already bought stakes in companies like Snapchat, Spotify, and Tesla.

At that time, there were a lot of mixed reactions from various individuals on the possible partnership of Ripple and Tencent. Some of them thought it was just a speculation (just like it now seems to be), a Reddit user said until Ripple confirmed the speculation itself about the partnership, it was just fake news.

All the same, the argument behind the partnership ideally would have been to entirely go past the mobile payments competition simply by integrating Tencent messaging app WeChat into the Ripple technology. Many others would see more advantages that would be as a result of the partnership and are therefore looking forward to it happening.

Whether anything is true or not, the fact still remains that the rumors are yet to continue. However, for sure, something is behind the curtain and as soon as it is brought out by either Tencent or even Ripple, be sure we will get you updated.

Just stay tuned we got you covered as the speculation just goes on.

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XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange



Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //

Xeno Holdings Limited ( ), 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 ( ), 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?



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



Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 24th December, 2020, // ChainWire //

The XENO NFT Hub ( 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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