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Gas (GAS): Why You Should Most Definitely Care

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GAS might be one of the fastest growing coins available on the cryptocurrency market. Being a part of NEO community makes this coin even more desirable given that NEO represents the largest blockchain based decentralized platform in China. Neo is competing with Ethereum, making it its biggest rival on the market. Is it possible for Ethereum to get an equally bold competitor regarding both, technology and price?

What is GAS?           

Before we get onto the part where GAS is being analyzed in oppose to ETH and Ethereum network, we will make a short digression and explain what GAS token exactly is.

GAS was launched as a part of a large decentralized network called Neo, which is at the same time China’s biggest digital network operating with its coin within the decentralized platform based on blockchain technology. Neo is often compared to Ethereum as these two networks operate similarly.

One of the similarities these two platforms are sharing is the fact that both of these decentralized communities operate with more than a single coin within the network of chains, smart contracts, nodes and differently designed protocols.

So, GAS is one of the coins operating within Neo platform and coexisting with the original coin of this community – NEO token. That means that members of Neo community can trade with both tokens: NEO and GAS.

Now, there is a slight difference between the two currencies operating within Neo platform. Apparently, while NEO has been used on the platform for all sorts of transactions, trades, and exchanges, GAS is designed to support smart contract execution, representing a toll being paid for using smart contracts.

Ethereum uses Ethereum gas for powering smart contracts, so Neo platform decided to get its game to another level, creating a separate token that will function within Neo by paying the toll for using smart contracts. This case along with the increased interest in Gas shows that Neo is working on establishing more functional community with even more easily executed smart contracts. That way Neo has made their contracts linkable to digital IDs and assets, as well as government compliant and easily coded. It seems that Neo is doing pretty well, and NEO and GAS along with their parental community, as they have managed to create a more functional community where executing smart contracts is getting simpler.

Why might GAS be the Next Great Thing?

Operating side by side with NEO token, GAS is making transactions and operating with smart contracts a defined territory within Neo platform. While GAS is being used for powering up smart contracts during smart contract execution, NEO tokens are used for voting, represented as voting points besides from being used for transactions.

But, why exactly is GAS getting so popular?

This operational token started to grow all of a sudden when its creators announced a talk tribune for January 31st. As this token was announced within Devon and Web show conference, its price started to grow rapidly, going from 50$ to over 70$ solely over the weekend. That can’t be the only reason for having GAS gaining on popularity, right?

Well, of course. GAS experienced a series of benevolent changes in price when it was announced that Neo platform accompanied with its tokens, GAS and NEO, is going to launch a new exchange market. The market will be working on the Neo platform, that way allowing this decentralized ecosystem to trade with coins under its exchange market. The network will be called Neon Exchange (NEX), and the developers have already announced a huge event about it that occurred on January 29th, just a couple of days ago.

Although the launching of NEX is announced, we will still have to wait the final date of launching to be announced as it still not clear when will this happen.

As far as the Gas’ price concerned, this token is currently being traded at 52$ per one coin after a minor decrease this token had in the past 24 hours. GAS didn’t enter February with its all-time high, but in case the recent decrease is the biggest rate of drop we will see in the following months, GAS is going to be more than just okay.

How will NEX operate?

NEX is not only launched to allow you to trade and make transactions with NEO and GAS tokens. This ICO is also going to allow all Gas and NEO holders to use their Neo supported tokens to buy other tokens that exist on top of Neo blockchains. That means that all holders will be able to use GAS and NEO tokens for buying other tokens within NEX. So, instead of having to buy BTC and ETH to buy other coins, all NEO and GAS holders will be able to make exchanges within NEX by first purchasing Neo’s main tokens.

This is a huge thing in the world of digital coins. That is because you would be able to buy NEP5 tokens within NEX instead of troubling with purchasing individual coins for different DAPPS you are using. NEX would initially allow you to use GAS and NEO directly for powering any smart contracts and any DAPPS you have interest in.

In case everything goes well, GAS and NEO along with their paternal platform are promising to become one of the most significant tokens on the market.

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.

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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

Bitcoin behavior mirrors the pre-bear market situation

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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