Ripple and XRP are not your run-of-the-mill blockchain project. It’s a project that doesn’t aim to be just a cryptocurrency (the way, say, Bitcoin does). It has the particular purpose of being used to solve one single problem better than anybody else in the world: to make international payments and remittances safe, quick and cheap.
That’s a very ambitious goal and can naturally be achieved only in the long run but Ripple Labs has applied itself wholeheartedly to it, and it’s made fantastic amounts of progress.
Because partnerships build confidence and long-term viability
Ripple’s platforms (xRapid and xCurrent) are already being used by some of the world’s most important banks and financial institutions. They are finding that costs go down while reliability and speed increase in dramatic ways. Institutions save money, and their clients are happier.
In other words, Ripple is managing to persuade many of the industry’s leading players in that they have a product which is really useful and worth adopting. Just think about who is already using Ripple: The Bank of England, The Royal Bank of Scotland, MoneyGram, Santander, BBVA, American Express, SBI Holdings. It reads like the who’s who list in global finances.
These partnerships will inspire confidence in smart investors who understand the value of going for the long term. Bearish and bullish periods come and go, but a product that has a real competitive advantage by solving a significant problem better than the current options, or than the competition, will always do great.
Because it might get listed by CoinBase soon
Yes, XRP experienced an epic drop earlier this year (from USD 3.80 in January to USD 0.44 at the time I write this) for sure. But it remains the third cryptocurrency in the world by market capitalization and one of the most popular trading coins in the world.
Why would Coinbase keep missing out on transaction fees and let XRP to their competitors? Let’s remember that Coinbase is about to go public so they need to do anything and everything that could enhance value for shareholders. There’s been a rumor going around that, in that spirit, the company is saving the XRP listing announcement for a moment in which it could have the maximal impact to its IPO.
Call it a rumor, a wish, speculation. The fact remains that Coinbase cannot continue to be without the world’s third most popular digital asset and stay relevant at the same time. It’s been expected for too long already (so much that it’s become a “cry wolf” thing and investors are sick and tired of hearing that rumor already) but it’s also inevitable.
Coinbase will include XRP sooner or later, and that will enhance both companies positions in their respective markets.
Because it will appreciate when the market goes bullish
When 2018 arrived, last January, the bullish run in the crypto market was just spectacular. Bitcoin went all the way up to USD 8800, and every single coin experienced a rise in price. XRP reached USD 3.80. Then, the rest of the year has happened which has been just a series of bearish trends, with periodic adjustments along the way. So while it would be fair to point out that XRP has gone down, the fact remains that this hasn’t been XRP’s problem but the general trend for each and every digital asset.
But are bearish runs such bad news? It’s buying low and selling high how you make a profit, so the current low is also the opportunity to buy undervalued cryptocurrencies ‘en masse’ and then see how they grow when the next, utterly unavoidable, bullish run comes. When it arrives, the best bets will be among the current top ten coins, and Ripple (XRP) is third.
The market is healing from a collapse, and so is XRP. But it will recover soon, and you could be there to make a killing.
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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.
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…
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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My Crypto Heroes Announces Issuance of MCH Governance Token
Tokyo, Japan, 24th November, 2020, // ChainWire //
My Crypto Heroes is happy to announce the issuance of MCH Coin as an incentive to players in the My Crypto Heroes ecosystem, aiming to allow them to craft a “User-oriented world”. The MCH coin is available on Uniswap with a newly created pool with ETH.
My Crypto Heroes is a blockchain-based game for PC and Mobile. It allows users to collect historic heroes and raise them for battle in a Crypto World. Officially released on November 30th, 2018, MCH has recorded the most transactions and daily active users than any other blockchain game in the world.
What is MCH Coin?
MCH Coin is being issued as an ERC-20 Standard Governance Token. The issuance began on November 9th, 2020, with 50 million tokens issued.
Of the funds issued, 40% are allocated to a pay for on-going development and as rewards for advisors and early investors. 10% are allocated to marketing and the growth of the ecosystem, and 50% are allocated to the community. The Distribution Ratio of the MCH Coin is subject to change via a governance decision.
The MCH coin will be used as a voting right as part of the ecosystem’s governance, with 1 coin being 1 vote. It will also be used for in-game utilities and payments. Additional information can be found here:
During December 2020 the first governance…