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Coin Watch: NEO Anticipates a Reversal of Trends

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When Ethereum was first released in 2014, it revolutionized decentralized applications with its innovations like smart contracts. But the market has come a long way from its initial days, witnessing a tremendous boom in currencies. Given the faltering state of the crypto market, choosing an investment option has become a neck-breaking job. NEO, which was previously called AntShares, is regulated by smart contracts, but it stands out from other smart contract-based ecosystems in terms of its approaches. As the next-generation cryptocurrency network, it enables users to automate the storage and exchange of financial assets on the blockchain. Widely recognized as “the Chinese Ethereum” or “the one”, NEO can be regarded as the Ethereum killer for its competitive advantages over the ETH.

NEO, the Strongest Cryptocurrency of 2018

Representing the third generation of cryptocurrency, NEO is much more than a decentralized network, as NEO can be looked upon as a smart economy. Although the blockchain resembles Ethereum in many ways, it stands for a link between the real economy and the digital economy. Such a link is difficult to imagine with other forms of digital assets and can initiate great changes in the digital finance world.

To achieve “smart economy” with a distributed network, NEO strategically deploys the blockchain technology and digital identity to digitize financial instruments. As evident from its name, digital assets are programmable financial assets that are present in the form of electronic data. The digitization of these assets is done using the blockchain, wherein users can expect a decentralized, reliable, traceable, and transparent solution. The best part of NEO blockchain is perhaps the fact that users can register, trade, and exchange various kinds of assets, proving the link between digital asset and the physical asset is possible through digital identity.   Besides the digital assets, the blockchain also uses digital identity to create a smart economy. Digital identity refers to the identity of individuals, organizations, and other electronic entities. NEO implements a system based on X.509, which complies with the highest standards of digital identity.

An Inside Look at the Rapidly Expanding NEO Blockchain Network

Although big names like Ethereum are grabbing all the attention from the investors, new smart contract-based cryptocurrency networks are gaining quite a momentum in the market. Ranking 12 by market capitalization, NEO comes with a range of beneficial features. One of the most interesting aspects of NEO that makes it stand out from the rest is the lightning fast transaction speed. While it is executing 1,000 transactions per second, the NEO team anticipates pushing the speed to 10,000 transactions per second. At this rate, the transaction speed can exceed 100,000 transactions per second by 2020.   The expansion plan is not limited to transaction speed only, and the team is working on making the system fully decentralized, besides implementing hyper v-m to upgrade its features.

As a promising cryptocurrency, it always strives to expand its user experience with new innovations. Besides implementing frequent upgrades, the blockchain attempts to stay connected to its users, releasing developments updates and technical reports as and when necessary. An inside look at the developments on the NEO blockchain reveals quite a number of influential updates. From MyWish CEO announcing that NEO crowdsale contracts are ready, Blockchaingamer.net becoming a media partner of NEO blockchain game development to NewEconoLabs hosting NEO game competitions, NEO is lighting things up in the crypto market.

NEO Charts Reveal Signs of a Reversal of Trends

Primarily designed for ICOs and Dapps, NEO also focuses on smart economy solutions, which include digital identity, registration, and asset digitization. Owing to the relentless efforts of the NEO development team and strategic marketing campaigns, NEO has seen a steady rise in the recent times.  While NEO’s reception has been phenomenal in the market, it was not entirely free from volatility. Looking at the price charts of the last few weeks, the bear run has sent currency in a temporary limbo. The most actively traded currency on Bitfinex, NEO has dropped by a striking 3.44% from its earlier position. With a market capitalization of $2,483,734,500, NEO is available for trading at $38.21 as of June 20, 2018. Although bearish sentiments are on the cards, the price charts reveal signs of a reversal. With NEO gearing up with interesting upgrades, the bull is likely to make a comeback in the coming days.

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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

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TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

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Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

The primary reason why blockchain technology is being implemented so quickly is because it solves a lot of the problems typically associated with the traditional business model.  And online casinos are no different.  It still needs to be said that centralized casinos have proven that there is a great demand for online gambling.  The market is growing faster than anyone could have predicted, and future opportunities appear very promising and lucrative.  But industries are continually evolving and this one is no different.

A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

  • Little to no transparency
  • Consumer lack of confidence
  • Privacy concerns
  • 48-72 hour wait time for withdrawals

These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

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