The writing is on the wall that we are in a bear market. The crypto community is aware that for there to be some sort of relief from the current decline, there needs to be some good news not only from Wall Street but from the founders of some of our favorite projects.
Vitalik Buterin happens to be the co-founder of one of Ethereum and his latest comments have not gone over well. Matter of fact, some are saying that he has made the Ethereum crash worse. Some have simply disagreed with him.
What!? Everyone heard of the internet in 2000 and how big was google, facebook, airbnb, uber, alibaba back then? Can't agree with that logic. Innovation will continue… https://t.co/0uyIpuf1iN
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) September 11, 2018
Going back to the crypto market, all has not been well since it peaked back in late December to early January. Regulatory fears caused a total capitulation of most crypto traders from Japan, South Korea, and China. Fast forward to the month of September where the crypto community is waiting for the SEC to rule on the CBOE sponsored Bitcoin ETF. Such tension has culminated in a very shaky market as can be seen when with the fake news that Goldman Sachs was shelving plans for a BTC and Crypto trading desk.
To add insult to injury, Vitalik Buterin – in a September 8th interview – told Bloomberg that we are on the cusp of a blockchain ceiling and that the days of 1,000-times growth are behind us. His exact words were:
“The blockchain space is getting to the point where there’s a ceiling in sight. If you talk to the average educated person at this point, they probably have heard of blockchain at least once. There isn’t an opportunity for yet another 1,000-times growth in anything in the space anymore.”
He also added that the strategy of getting crypto adopted through marketing is hitting a dead end. What needs to be done, is more people getting involved in crypto in a more in-depth way where people are more interested in real applications of real economic activity.
Comments Were Ill-Timed
As much as Vitalik’s words are true from a technical point of view, given the current bear market, such words are not what investors and HODLers want to hear. More so, if the said investor is more interested in crypto from a financial angle of profits rather than from the technology part as many enthusiasts are.
What then probably happened, is that the believers of Ethereum watched as their favorite digital asset took a massive hit as the more profit-oriented investors took off. This is more or less what happened when Elon Musk was reported to be smoking marijuana and drinking whiskey during a podcast. The value of Tesla’s stock dipped instantly and there are rumors the American air-force wants to investigate his company: Space X.
Summing it all up, and what we are trying to say, is that the comments from Vitalik Buterin were correct from a technical point of view but ill-timed in a bear market. ETH is currently struggling to get back to levels above $200 with many predicting that it might get worse before it gets better for the digital asset. This might be so with a pending decision at the SEC for the CBOE sponsored Bitcoin ETF. If they were to reject or postpone the ETF, the crypto markets would be affected negatively by some degree.
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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.
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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%.
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Cryptocurrency vs. Blockchain Technology
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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.”
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