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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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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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