Many times, Neo (NEO) has been described as the Ethereum of China without dwelling deep on what this means and why it is relevant to the Crypto-verse. Many, if not all, crypto-traders know what Ethereum (ETH) is but the same cannot be said about NEO. This might be because the project and coin do not make headlines as much as the King of Smart contracts: Ethereum.
But let us try and summarize the NEO project in one go and get a feel as to why the platform is working towards building a better smart future.
NEO plans on digitizing assets on its blockchain platform. It also aims at automating the management of digital assets using smart contracts and to realize a smart economy with a distributed network. Once the assets have been digitized, they will be decentralized, trustful, traceable, transparent and free from any middlemen. NEO provides the connection between digital and physical assets through a digital identity.
The genius of this project is that developers do not need to learn any new programming language as is the case with Solidity on the Ethereum platform. Developers can program using C#, Java and other known programming languages thus making it attractive for the traditional developer like you and me.
With a budding list of partnerships to back NEO, it is only a matter of time before it becomes a force to reckon with in terms of blockchain technology and adoption.
With respect to market performance, the past has been really good to NEO. Back in January, NEO achieved some amazing values that peaked at $194. This means that this is a coin to invest in at an early stage before all hell breaks loose once again in the crypto-markets as anticipated by many traders and crypto-analysts.
Current market analysis indicates that NEO is currently trading at $53.60 and down 6.55% in 24 hours due to what can only be referred to as a retracement in the crypto-markets after a slight rally last week. Bitcoin, being the King of Crypto, is finding a difficult time maintaining levels above $7,500. All fingers are currently crossed hoping that BTC will not reach the predicted values of $5,500 to $5,700 for this might drag down the entire crypto-market.
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The new price surge that surrounded almost the entire crypto market brought quite a pleasant surprise for XRP holders, as Ripple grew in price by over 8% in the last 24 hours. In fact, XRP managed to achieve a price surge equal to that of Ethereum as of this morning.
While the third largest cryptocurrency is still quite behind ETH when it comes to market cap, many believe that it is only a matter of time before XRP regains its former glory. With that being said, a lot of people are still more than pleased with seeing Ripple climbing back to more stable levels, especially after a big price drop that hit the coin last week.
The new hike up allowed XRP to climb back to $0.446322. While this is still low when compared to its highest point in the last week ($0.52), the coin still seems to be well on its way to recovery. In fact, many believe that XRP has found a new bottom, one that is significantly higher than the last one. Most of this new success can be traced back to a price surge that Ripple has had recently when it even managed to briefly overthrow Ethereum as the second largest coin by market cap.
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Tether, as a stablecoin, is said to be fully backed by the USD. This allowed it to be one of only a handful of cryptos that can avoid volatility issues, due to the fact that it is backed by a stable fiat currency. However, for as long as it was around, Tether was very secretive of its bank accounts and funds in general.
While claiming to have the ability to back each of its USDT coins, many have questioned whether or not this can be true. At the time of writing (October 16, 2018), Tether has released 2,256,421,736 USDT in circulation. This means that it needs to have at least $2,256,421,736 in order to cover its circulating supply.
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