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Here Is Why Neo (NEO) Will Rise Like a Phoenix

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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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How is the Crypto Market Changing?

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It has been around a month and a half since the start of 2019, and there are already some pretty obvious changes in the way the crypto market operates, especially when compared to the last year. Early 2018 was almost a complete opposite. The previous year started with cryptocurrencies at their strongest, only to see them crashing down after a few weeks. Back then, the ICO model was still quite strong, and so was the hype surrounding the crypto space. New investors kept entering the space, and new startups emerged with their tokens ready to be sold.

As the year progressed, things started to change. The prices continued to drop, the ICO model went down from around $1.4 billion in raised funds at the beginning of the year to only $100 million in the last month.

The ICO model lost investors’ trust, as many of the projects turned out to be either too weak to survive after the crypto winter struck, or scams which tricked investors out of their money and disappeared. Not to mention that the increase in ICOs popularity attracted the regulators who cracked down on them pretty hard, especially in the US.

With all of that happening, it is of a small surprise that the investors started giving up on ICOs, especially with the constant drops in prices which saw even the largest coins…

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

Ripple

Bitcoin’s closest source of competition, Ripple was founded…

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

The decision to include all forms of internet gambling is a massive hit in the…

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