The crypto winter ended and Bitcoin is breaking through the $5000 resistance barrier and leading a general charge in bullishness among cryptocurrencies has seen more positivity in the market than ever before. However, before any talk of a crypto spring should start, we need to look at what happened during the winter.
Many different platforms were either fully released or improved upon significantly. There has been a surge of innovation and the crystallization of ideas. The market isn’t just about crypto trading or bitcoin trading; it has become more about what businesses will leverage blockchain in the best way. Investors need to look at what a coin offers beyond just being a cryptocurrency. What partners does it have, what is the long term plan and is it liquid enough?
Investing in altcoins has never been a better option than right now. The volatility index shows that the market is growing without having to rely on Bitcoin. While Bitcoin still determines and up or down trend, the altcoins do not follow this trend exactly. More and more tokens and coins are surviving and thriving on their own merits rather than riding in Bitcoin’s wake.
The four coins to follow are our pick for the top 4 cryptocurrencies most likely to give you substantial returns by the end of 2019.
Stellar Lumens (XLM): Cheap coin, and massive market to grow
Stellar Lumens is a high cap coin, sitting comfortably in the top 10 on TradingView. It is also a cheap altcoin, coming in at $0.11 as of today. What is important is what they plan on doing with the currency and the protocol. Stellar has been touted by its creators and many industry leaders as the best blockchain project for multi-currency transfers. Their idea is to tokenize industry, and they have made several strategic partnerships along the way.
Many in the industry are convinced that 2019 is the year that crypto becomes a serious player in the cross-border remittances game and Stellar is one of the leading contenders. Investing in Stellar is investing in a protocol that could be the backbone fo the future global banking system.
QuantStamp: Reliant on Ethereum, but still looking good
Quantstamp is a fully scalable security protocol for Ethereum. It basically checks that security loopholes in smart contracts on the Ethereum network are not abused. That’s what gives it a future, but there’s more here than that.
Ethereum is seen as the future backbone of the global economy. While other blockchains focus on banking (Stellar), supply chain (IBM’s Fabric) or entertainment (BitTorrent), Ethereum is for anything and everything. It will soon become interoperable with all other systems and is changing to proof of stake instead of proof of work. QuantStamp will power security on Ethereum making it the guard dog of the future global economy in many analysts eyes.
The price has been depressed because of scalability issues with Ethereum that will become non-existent when Ethereum 2.0 is released (many think this year) so the time to buy QuantStamp is now. The price will shoot up!
Litecoin: Bitcoin’s volatile, risky younger brother
Litecoin is a major player in the market. It is traded widely and accepted at thousands of retailers both online and offline for payment. It is also a currency that does better than Bitcoin when the going is good, and worse when the going is bad. Some care should be exercised when buying Liteocin, but there is no doubting that it will be a great performer this year with what looks like an extended bull market coming.
TON: Telegram coming out soon, but will be one to watch
Telegram’s TON currency will have to be released in October, and we mention it here because it will see a lot of trading when it is released. Telegram values privacy above all else and its coin will promise to have just that.
Since Telegram has a user base of over 200 million people, it also has enough firepower to decentralize it’s network quickly and to offer services that very few other cryptos can quickly. Keep this one in mind for October, because it will be this year’s biggest winner.
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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 (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…
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…
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 (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…