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Clash of virtual machines: Cardano (ADA) and Tron to skirmish in Q3 of 2018

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Most of Tron’s followers and community members probably know that Tron (TRX) launched an upgraded version of its Virtual machine this week. A massive milestone for the Tron community, but what exactly is Tron Virtual Machine?

A Tron Virtual machine is a VM developed by Tron Foundation for the intention of making the Tron network bigger and better. On the other hand, a virtual machine is an application environment or an operating system that imitates a computer system or dedicated hardware.

For instance, a developer using a Windows personal computer needs a UNIX-based operating system to finish a project but cannot afford to buy a new or used UNIX-based computer. With a virtual machine, the developer will be able to create an environment where they can use other software’s and programs in different environments with their existing PC.

The Relevance of Virtual Machine in Blockchain Technology

VM’s are relevant and necessary in blockchain technologies as they are used to test and implement large-scale Decentralized Applications.

Developers have availed the opportunity to create smart contracts that are hosted by the Tron Virtual machine using friendly programming languages created in existing languages that they are familiar with, without necessarily learning new programming languages.

Cardano’s Virtual Machine

Following the precedence that was laid by Tron, Cardano (ADA) has made a milestone achievement this week by launching the testing version of their virtual machine IELE.

Cardano’s virtual machine, IELE, works on a unique programming language that was explicitly developed for creating digital contracts in a secure way on the Cardano protocol. According to an official press release by the IOHK team, the newly released VM is a representation of Cardano’s second test net version while representing the extension of the previously launched test net.

It is believed Cardano’s recent update will have a revolutionary impact on the entire financial infrastructure giving developers and creators the opportunity to utilize smart contract technology as part of the services being offered by Cardano.

In the world of blockchain technology, smart contract technology, at present, is a necessity contributing to the growth of the digital economy by facilitating the movement of any amount of money between two entities that have agreed on the same terms. All this excluding the involvement of third parties, contributing to the decentralization of the internet and financial processes while cost-cutting on time and money required for such activities.

Tron Virtual Machine

The Tron VM is designed to be well-matched with Ethereum’s Virtual Machine and its environment which enables Ethereum creators the leeway to compile and adjust their codes in a platform that facilitates smart contracts in Ethereum to be easily transferable to Tron.

Unlike other virtual machines that depend on gas, Tron VM uses bandwidth, offering free transaction and smart contract facilities on their platform. When it comes to flexibility, developers using TVM are more flexible when it comes to programming complex applications on the Tron platform considering they have less worry about the cost of doing certain tasks and transactions.

In summary, virtual machines incorporation in blockchain technology is widely applauded as a required technology that assists in offering solutions to the shortcomings that have been bedeviling other systems, hence attract a lot of developers. Something that is ultimately good for cryptocurrency and the entire blockchain ecosystem.

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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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