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What Americans Know And Think About Digital Currencies

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Ever since cryptocurrencies exploded back in 2017, the entire world has come to know their name. While different countries have been dealing with the new trend in different ways, particularly during the difficulties which the space experienced in 2019, one big question is how far away the mass adoption might be?

There is no way to tell, at this point. However, the question remains, and it also inspired a series of other questions, the most popular of which is — what do consumers think about crypto?

More specifically, what do US consumers think about digital currencies? Do they know about cryptocurrencies and the struggle that the crypto space has been going through?

In an attempt to find answers to these questions, it was discovered that a large number of Americans does not know what to think about the crypto trend. There is a lot of confusion when it comes to crypto, or even what cryptocurrencies are. Surprisingly enough, it appears that the US citizens are still ready to become crypto owners, even if they do not understand it.

Around 56% of questioned Americans reported that they know something about cryptos, be it little or a lot. The remaining 44%, however, admitted to knowing nothing about digital coins.

Around 23% of men stated that they know a lot about cryptocurrencies, while only 7% of women said the same. But, when questioned about digital currencies and what they are, the results confirmed that a lot of Americans have a false image of crypto.

Is cryptocurrency a currency? Are Americans ready for it?

As we know, the industry defines cryptos as currency. However, Americans appear to be less certain about it. Only 38% of questioned individuals described it as a currency, while 26% admitted to having no idea what crypto might be. 19% defined it as an investment, while 17% views it as a commodity.

But, as mentioned, even though they tend to be confused about cryptos, the US citizens are not afraid of it, and 24% of them reported that they either own some amount of crypto now, or they did in the past. Even more surprising is the fact that 35% stated that they plan to become crypto owners in the future, likely within the next five years.

According to Alison McCauley, the author of “Unblocked: How Blockchains Will Change Your Business and (What to Do about It),” Americans might be ready to for accepting money that functions as software.

They are certainly not shy when it comes to new technologies, especially when it comes to money and the way it is handled. Some US citizens even expect to receive the ability to start making payments in ways that have yet to be invented. Whether or not this will even include cryptocurrency still remains to be seen. Maybe it will, or maybe crypto will have to evolve into a new form to satisfy the demand.

However, the question regarding what consumers think seems to be answered. While they enjoy new technologies, they are also extremely interested in having the ability to make easy payments and get new features and extra benefits, all of which comes with the adoption of cryptocurrencies. This might mean that the ground is ready for mass adoption in the US, which, in turn, might mean that cryptocurrencies going mainstream might not be that far into the future.

For now, cryptos have their own battles to win, but if they do, they will certainly be much better accepted than it was expected.

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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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