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Tron (TRX) or Ethereum (ETH) which one should you invest in?

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Choosing a particular currency to invest in has very little to do with how well we consider a project or what we believe it stands for. It’s all about trying to figure out if the coin will grow in value as the platform associated with it will be adopted and achieve new partnerships and, as a consequence, the coin’s price will rise. So the main point to consider, if you want to become an investor in the crypto world, is to determine which asset has better chances to be profitable.

Ethereum (ETH) is the world’s most crucial cryptocurrency after Bitcoin in terms of market capitalization, and it’s had several successes recently. Tron (TRX) is not even a full-year-old yet (the crypto will turn one year old this July 1st), but it’s about to launch its very own platform, and has a very respected leader Justin Sun who is hugely admired and respected in the business world, not just among cryptocurrency fans.

Tron’s rise has been so impressive and so quick that it’s now being lauded as a candidate that soon will be playing with all the market’s bigger boys (Ethereum and Bitcoin included).

Ethereum (ETH) is the second most recognizable cryptocurrency, thanks to its recent successes and ranks behind Bitcoin only in market capitalization. TRON (TRX) is an emerging platform, soon to launch its Mainnet and lauded as a potential top contender in the market. Which one makes for a better investment?

Why TRON (TRX)?

TRON is becoming a star cryptocurrency very quickly. It’s been up and down, but behind its fluctuations, Tron’s founder and CEO Justin Sun’s resolution, to make it work and create a web that is decentralized and democratic remains rock solid. 

TRON’s coin is called Tronix (TRX). It has seriously tanked before, mainly due to the speculative influence that sometimes a massive influx of inexpert investors brings to the market.

There are two things about TRON that could make it the superior investment choice: it’s new Main Net’s potential, and Mr. Justin Sun’s proficiency at marketing and leadership

Tron’s new Main Net

The new Main Net, which is scheduled to come online this next May 31st will impart TRX and the network with a set of advantages that Mr. Sun has hailed as much better than Ethereum’s. 

While Ethereum fans were less than thrilled to hear that (not to say hostile), Mr. Sun usually delivers on promises and those new features could allow Tron to be adopted in mass very quickly.

The transaction fees will be 0.00001TRX per transaction (you don’t get any closer to zero than that). The network scalability will grow dramatically (delivering as many as ten thousand transactions per second). 

These features will be critical as Tron attempts to take over and decentralize the whole world’s entertainment industry which is one of the foundation’s core aims and values. If the gaming industry takes TRX seriously, it will become valuable sooner or later.

Effective marketing

Last April Tron did a thirty million dollar airdrop to the Ethereum community. This brought TRX into many new user’s awareness, and all these new users are now paying attention to the Main Net launch. 

The launch includes an incentive package for users and community members worth two billion dollars, no less. This will pull users and developers into the new infrastructure, create a broader community that will be very committed to the project and that will work hard to bring Tron into the mainstream through adoption.

Being a little speculative, there is a chance that TRON’s rise could make some of the world’s big tech companies pledge their support through adoption and other means. 

Alibaba is often cited as the leading candidate because Mr. Justin Sun is Mr. Jack Ma’s (Alibaba’s founder) protegé and former student. This would be delightful news for Tron.

Ethereum (ETH)

Ethereum is the crypto world’s darling right now. It’s more influential, known, and has both the market’s momentum and inertia going for it. Some observers even think it could leave Bitcoin behind at some point in terms of market capitalization. Some projections put ETH’s value at its peak by this year’s end.

DeVere Group’s CEO, Mr. Nigel Green, is quoted as saying,

“The price of Ethereum is predicted to increase significantly this year, and could hit $2,500 by the end of 2018 with a further increase by 2019 and 2020.”

While Ethereum remains the platform of choice for developing decentralized applications and launching ICOs, that’s because it’s been virtually unchallenged so far on that. 

But as five new cryptocurrencies will be releasing their own Main Nets this very year, Ethereum’s dominance in this regard could be short-lived or, at least, seriously challenged very soon.

But for the time being, new projects appear all the time on the platform. Gas, weather, space exploration, just to name a few. The new apps developed in the platform (and that end up working) will add value to its underlying currency.

Ethereum improves through upgrades

Ethereum’s dominance will stay around for a while yet. But it presents some scalability limitations and problems, and the relatively high fees it charges make developers feel attracted to other platforms. 

Mr. Vitalik Butrin and his team have perceived this problem and are working hard to improve the platform by releasing relevant upgrades. Sharding and Casper are some good examples. It’s possible that the new proof of stake algorithm will send Ethereum through the roof.

However, there is a very serious potential problem. Ethereum could be legally classified as a security, and that would make its value drop. While could only be a hiccup that will allow it to recover value in time, it would not play well in terms of investor confidence.

Last thoughts

Tron (TRX) position as one of the most successful (if not the most) emerging platforms and Mr. Justing Sun has been playing his cards very well, so it’s making it stand out and deliver on short-term goals. 

There’s a chance it will catapult this year, so this would be the right time to join. Ethereum is in a different situation; it just needs to come up with the correct upgrades to continue it’s unstoppable path to the top.

So this is something of a David vs. Goliath situation. If what you want is a cheap coin that holds lots of potentials, then TRON is the way to go. Its current price is cheap enough that buying TRX in bulk will not set you back significantly. If, on the other hand, you have enough money to get into Ethereum, the returns will be nothing to sneer at.

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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.

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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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