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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.

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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Aluna.Social is a Compelling Social Platform for Crypto Traders and Investors

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When one thinks about the social media landscape, the companies that first come to mind are most likely Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat.  These platforms are a great way to stay connected with friends, families, and colleagues, especially when geographic distance is a factor.  But, in addition to just chatting about life in general and sharing pictures, social media can be used to bridge the information gap that exists within the investment community.

Over the last decade, many trading offices have been established in large cities all over the world which allow solo traders and investors to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a workspace.  The real benefit to trading in these offices is to participate in the free flow of trading ideas and information.  Proprietary trading is one of the most challenging careers to be successful at and the exchange of ideas is almost required in order to succeed.  Traders at hedge funds and investment banks work in teams so why shouldn’t remote traders?

While these trading offices are a great way to help bridge the information gap, Aluna.Social may provide an even better way, especially as it relates to cryptocurrency trading.

Mission Statement

Aluna.Social, founded by Alvin Lee and Henrique Matias, is a multi-exchange social trading terminal for crypto traders and investors.  The goal of the platform is to help newcomers shorten their learning curve,…

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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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