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Why Is Alibaba Not Partnering With TRON (TRX)?



Alibaba not partnering with Tron

TRON (TRX) has been among the most active crypto projects this year. It achieved a lot, from numerous exchange listings, to launch of its MainNet, and later its TRON Virtual Machine, to the purchase of BitTorrent and announcement of a new project called Project Atlas.

New partnership announcements never seem to stop for this crypto. Even so, however, its community continues to wait for one special announcement, which is TRON’s partnership with Alibaba. Still, no matter how patient the community has been so far, the announcement of this partnership simply isn’t coming. At this point, many have already given up, simply accepting that Alibaba is not partnering with TRON, period. But why?

Alibaba NOT partnering with TRON (TRX)

A few months back, when TRON’s MainNet launch was still a thing of the future, a rumor appeared that Alibaba will be the next big firm that will partner up with TRON. While Justin Sun, TRON’s creator, openly talked about his desire to partner up with Alibaba, it is not he who has started the rumor.

Still, the “news” quickly spread, and the rumor even made a lot of headlines at the time. Alibaba denied that it had such plans, but the entire crypto community believed that this is all just a way of keeping the partnership a surprise. Some believed that, even if Alibaba truly didn’t plan such partnership, it will certainly change its mind after TRON proves that it can live on its own blockchain, far from Ethereum’s support.

Soon enough, the MainNet launch came. It was successful, and it was a big deal for TRON. Token migration followed, as well as numerous other announcements, including new projects and partnerships. However, the Alibaba partnership was nowhere to be seen.

Nothing has changed

This is where many started to believe that the rumor is nothing but a false hope and that it will never come to pass. Alibaba not partnering with TRON, and that’s that. If we take a look at Alibaba’s opinion on cryptos, this is not really that surprising. The company’s own leader, Jack Ma, always viewed cryptos as a bubble. To this day, he remains convinced that this is true. Someone who has so little faith in the future of cryptocurrencies certainly wouldn’t be in a rush to partner up with one of them, right?

While a partnership between the two would certainly benefit both entities, it would seem that Alibaba is staying true to its belief. Even so, both the company and Jack Ma have shown increasing interest in the blockchain, even if they want nothing to do with cryptos.

Recently, news of Jack Ma stepping down started appearing as well. Even though he is to be replaced by a new leader, Alibaba’s current Chief Executive, Daniel Zhang, there is still no reason to believe that the new leadership will mean opening up to cryptos, including TRON.

It would seem that the partnership will, at least for now, remain only a rumor and wishful thinking. What will happen in the future is anyone’s guess, but until Alibaba starts viewing cryptos in a more positive light, nothing big is going to happen between the company and this industry.

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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 ( ), 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 ( ), 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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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.

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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 ( 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.

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