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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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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
  • Exchange manipulation
  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

Another huge risk is having to deal with…

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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