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Ethereum, EOS or NEO – What’s the best DApp platform right now?

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There’s not a doubt that Ethereum has been dominating the DApp market for a decent period of time now, and this is something that is supported with stats as it is expected that the second largest cryptocurrency of the market, Ethereum is expected to power 2000 DApps by the end of the year.

However, we need to keep into account that more platforms are built every day to represent a competition for Ethereum, and the same way, to improve the deficiencies that still are present on the platform and that, in this case, leaves an opportunity for other cryptos.

This is a market that continues its growth as each day passes. In fact, this year alone around $14 billion dollars have been collected in 394 ICOs that have been deployed so far (half of them crashed right after four months of their take off), many of which have been constructed through Ethereum’s platform.

But even when a great amount of money has been collected, the value is still not that representational as when we take a closer look, there are not that many DApps out there being recognized and utilized by the masses.

Ethereum still needs to solve certain issues to keep DApp developers on its platform. For instance, scalability, the speed of transactions, and the integration of more common programming languages such as Java or C. In the meanwhile, other platforms rise as a likely option to migrate. NEO and EOS are two top among them.

NEO platform

One of the platforms that are out there and that may be a good option to migrate is NEO, a platform built under Ethereum’s protocols. The NEO platform resolves the matchability problem that Ethereum has when it comes to programming languages, having the option of building a DApp in languages such as C, C++, Java, and JavaScript.

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Similarly, it offers an important diversification having two different assets, NEO GAS and NEO Shares, which function as the “fuel” of the blockchain and the governance channel respectively. Finally, when it comes to the Proof-of-Stake mechanism, NEO promotes a non-collaboration of their shareholders on speculation activities, which, of course, represent a great benefit for both the network and the users.

In contrast to this, one could say that NEO has a complex relationship with the Chinese government, and the same way, the costs of developing a DApp are considerably high, going around $6000 dollars.

EOS platform

In the very beginning, EOS started as an ICO built on the Ethereum protocols, which means the token was actually ERC-20 based. However, the platform recently became independent from Ethereum when it built and launched its own blockchain dubbed EOSIO, on June 10.

The platform offers a wide range of services, including cloud storage, and accounts, and additionally has a remarkable speed of transaction that allows the platform to manage a huge number of apps and smart contracts at once.

On the negative side, the platform has been strongly criticized because of the nature of the supply, which is mainly centralized, and the same way, because of the possibilities of the community to act under their ‘constitution’ and deploy unconstitutional decisions at a time.

In fact, Nick Szabo, a famous cryptographer and computer scientist, turned to Twitter and commented,

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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DGB Price Prediction For 2018 and Beyond

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With the crypto market being constantly bearish throughout this year, a lot of investors are having second thoughts about buying additional coins. While some large cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum can be considered safe investments, smaller coins like Digibyte (DGB) often receive a lot of doubt. This is why the DGB price prediction is necessary so that the investors can know what to expect.

DGB Price Prediction

DGB has had its ups and downs throughout this year, and at some point, it even went up by 70%. However, the constant bear market affected it just as much as numerous other cryptos. This has brought its value down to its current $0.025378 per coin. Some optimistic predictions from earlier dates saw the coin reaching as high a price as $9.20 by the year’s end. However, as we approach the date, it seems less and less likely that this DGB price prediction will come true.

The coin is generally seen as a profitable investment. As it is always the case with cryptocurrencies, they should be bought when their prices are down, so that a profit could be made when they spike up once more. Digibyte is no different, but it should be noted that investing in this coin means having patience. DGB is not among the coins that will make you rich overnight, and instead, it should be seen as a long-term investment.

Even though 2018 has been as…

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Why ZCash (ZEC) Is Heading to $10k

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Back in mid-May, the Winklevoss Twins made the headlines for embracing ZCash (ZEC) as one of its major digital assets on their groundbreaking Gemini exchange. When the announcement was made, ZEC rallied in the market by showing a 45% increment in value. The coin made it to $357 in a matter of hours.

Further assessing the currently available digital assets on the Gemini platform, we find that the exchange currently has USD pairings for only Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum and ZEC. There is also additional pairings of ETH/BTC, ZEC/BTC and ZEC/ETH with plans to onboard Litecoin in the coming days.

Another thing to note is that the exchange also provides custodial services for institutional investors thus giving ZEC the much-needed exposure to the firms on Wall Street. Custodial services provide a guarantee that all digital assets on the platform are stored by a licensed entity thus extinguishing any cybersecurity concerns. For an entity to be licensed in New York for custodial services, the proper due diligence and research have been done.

Another thing that makes the Gemini exchange attractive and appealing to institutional investors, is that all USD deposits are insured by the FDIC. The latter entity is the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation that provides insurance for USD deposits in American banks. This means that once again, the funds of individual and institutional investors are safe and insured, further making…

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Ripple XRP Mega Breakout: What’s Next?

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The Ripple XRP mega breakout that we were calling for happened and happened much quicker than anyone expected. As we said yesterday:

Nonetheless, IF, Ripple is capable of going ‘topside’ of the .38 figure at any point in the days/weeks ahead, such development, should it occur, would likely trigger its next advance into the .42 – .47 zone, representing a 30-40% move from present levels. On the flip-side, the .25 – .26 area should offer short-term potential support.

XRP is now sitting at .51704  as we write this article this morning, representing gains of 61% since we alerted our readers and our Global Elite email newsletter members.

Ripple XRP Mega Breakout

The Ripple XRP mega breakout is significant because it’s the first time XRP has been above its 50-day moving average since May. Right now, the RSI is approaching 80, so we are in overbought territory and we expect the price to consolidate around the .42 to .47 level before resuming its uptrend.

While some are looking at this as an opportunity to short XRP, we are not of that camp. While some can book some profits and use a trailing stop, any integration of XRP with xRapid has the ability to create a tremendous move in XRP. As Travis Kling said this week on the Off the Chain podcast with Anthony Pompliano, XRP could be the quickest five-bagger investors…

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