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Tezos News: Is XTZ Next For Coinbase?

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Following recent Tezos news that said that the XTZ might be a new addition to Coinbase, the coin experienced a new price surge. While the new development is still only a rumor, it will be a significant move for Tezos if this actually happens.

Tezos’ troubled past

Ever since its ICO, Tezos has struggled with its development, as well as bare survival in the crypto market. Numerous issues arose one after another, and problems even included management issues. Eventually, the project that was supposed to be launched in prosperous 2017, arrived during the bearish market of 2018.

Even so, Tezos had to deal with a lot more than just bear market. Constant delays and the lack of a firm schedule left the community confused and in doubt. Eventually, a change in leadership arrived in February 2018, and the project was finally back on track. Despite this, it still took months to come up with its beta network, and even longer for the MainNet to be launched.

Another issue arose when exchanges proved to be unwilling to enlist XTZ. This issue mostly centered around HitBTC, which started trading Tezos IOUs last year. However, they were still not prepared to go live and allow Tezos withdrawals and deposits by the time the MainNet was launched. Even now, Tezos withdrawals are disabled, although deposits are currently possible.

Additionally, while Bitfinex decided to list Tezo on September 17, XTZ still remains unavailable in the US, while its deposits are limited to amounts larger than $10,000.

Coinbase CEO hints at Tezos being added to the platform

Considering all of this, it is immediately clear why Tezos news of potentially getting listed on Coinbase is a big deal for this coin. The rumor likely started due to Brian Armstrong, Coinbase’s CEO. Armstrong has recently hinted that the exchange might soon add Tezos to its platform in a tweet about “sugar-free substitutes” that can get “baked” into chocolates and cookies.

https://twitter.com/brian_armstrong/status/1053018013727830016

While this may seem cryptic and confusing to most people, the Tezos community took it as a hint of Armstrong being interested in XTZ. This is due to the fact that “baking” is one of Tezos’ essential parts. Simply put, it is a process on Tezos, that is used for signing and appending new transaction blocks on its network.

Obviously, this is only a small hint, which can be interpreted in many different ways. However, even this was enough to spark a new price surge for the coin, and raise its value. At the time of writing, the excitement regarding this Tezos news seems to have passed, and the coin is currently trading in the red, with its current price being at $1.37.

However, investors remain optimistic, with many of them predicting the start of an entire bull run if rumors turn out to be true. If a mere hint was enough to start a price surge, the actual act will certainly have a much larger impact.

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Chainwire Launches Blockchain-Focused Automated Press Release Distribution Service

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TEL AVIV, Israel, 13th October, 2020, // ChainWire //

MarketAcross, a world leader in blockchain public relations and marketing services, is pleased to announce the launch of Chainwire, an automated press release distribution service which provides guaranteed coverage and in-depth reports. Chainwire will be a one-stop-shop for the distribution of press releases in the cryptocurrency and blockchain sector. The launch marks the first time that advertisers can reach leading publications in the crypto media with the click of a button. 

While most industries have some kind of PR newswire service, the cryptocurrency sector has become a victim of its own rapid pace of growth over recent years. Since the ICO boom of 2017, there has been a proliferation of blockchain and crypto-focused projects, exchanges, investment firms, and marketing agencies, along with niche news and informational content sites. 

However, the infrastructure to connect this complex ecosystem has been slow to come up to speed, meaning that existing newswire services don’t reach their target audience. It’s estimated that one in five people own cryptocurrencies, so there is currently a significant missed opportunity to reach a massive global readership. 

As a newswire service dedicated to the crypto and blockchain space, Chainwire aims to address this gap. Press releases are distributed to leading publications, offering guaranteed coverage to reach audiences worldwide. The system is integrated with publishers and blogs, enabling accurate reporting via a user-friendly dashboard. It also…

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Messari Adds DigitalBits (XDB) & Branded Currencies to its Registry

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One of the top providers of crypto data and research tools on digital assets Messari has announced the addition of DigitalBits (XDB) to the Messari Registry. As a participant, DigitalBits governing body, the XDB Foundation will be providing regular updates and commit to transparency. The DigitalBits blockchain was built to support consumer digital assets – branded currencies.  As the company stated, “a global, legacy digital asset class, branded currencies play a vital role in consumer-brand interactions, and account for billions of dollars in value.  Branded currencies issued on the DigitalBits blockchain will also be included within the Messari Registry.”

Additionally, Messari and the XDB Foundation “may explore the buildout of a novel registry to accommodate branded currencies tokenized on DigitalBits. This registry would address issues consumers face when determining the legitimacy of branded currencies and their respective organizations,” the announcement said today.  The goal is to provide a standardized framework for organizations leveraging branded currencies, certifying asset legitimacy, and clearly outlining characteristics including but not limited to asset issuance and organization identity.

Commenting on the news, Messari representatives said they recognize the potential for the use of branded currencies to grow in the future as more enterprises embrace blockchain technology. Ben O’Neill, Vice President, BD & Operations at Messari said the Registry will help all…

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3 Reasons Why WISE Token Could Be a Massive Winner in 2021

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After working in proprietary trading for over a decade, I decided to transition to crypto in early 2017.  Although crypto is significantly different from traditional capital markets, I managed to successfully find a niche for successful and opportunistic trading.  While 2017 was the perfect time to get involved, the past few years have proven to be a bit more challenging as far as generating ROI.

Cryptocurrency traders have spent the past several years searching far and wide for the next big winner.  While the market as a whole hasn’t been very bull friendly, one specific area that appears to be gaining traction is decentralized finance, more commonly known as DeFi.  This area generally refers to the digital assets and financial smart contracts, protocols, and decentralized applications (DApps) built on Ethereum.  The reason why so many crypto entrepreneurs are flocking to this space is that it allows them to create traditional financial vehicles in a decentralized network, outside the meddlesome control of foreign governments.

One extremely popular DeFi project is Chainlink (LINK) which is a decentralized oracle network that provides real-world data to smart contracts on the blockchain.  Chainlink has seen its token price increase by more than 300% year-to-date.    Another impressive project in the space is Kyber Network (KNC) which has seen its token soar from $0.20 at the start of the year to more than $1.60 at present.  Kyber Network’s on-chain liquidity protocol allows decentralized tokens swaps to be…

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