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We could see a massive NEO price surge shortly, here is why

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NEO is a distributed network for the Smart Economy. It was produced to establish a scalable network of decentralized applications. The blockchain network supports a lot of high-level programming languages, thus, making it possess unique features that are capable of enabling it to become one of the best blockchain networks in a smart economy.

Nevertheless, even though NEO is decentralized and a very scalable network, its price has dipped in the market. Last month (July) its price decreased considerably to $42 per coin. More so, at the time of writing (as of August 2nd), the price has further dipped down to $28.21.

NEO, however, occupies the NO. 13TH position due to its market capitalization ($1,834,648,975). It is important to know that it is one of the most traded altcoins in the crypto market today. Even though NEO is at the price mark of $28.33 at the moment, the team behind it is working tirelessly to make sure it becomes a notable altcoin.

NEO Upcoming Changes and Developments

Recently, NEO stated that it would start an AMA on August 2nd. The two men behind NEO, Da Hongfei, and Erik Zhang, stated that the start of the new Reddit AMA is the beginning of a new era for the blockchain network since its community is growing really fast. NEO users can come up with their questions during the AMA session, this undoubtedly is a step that shows the NEO team has confidence and vision for their product. NEO team will start answering the questions starting tomorrow, 3 August.

Moreover, questions are rising about the NeonExchange – a decentralized exchange network that is powered by NEO. The exchange hasn’t been entirely active as a result of the regulations surrounding it, and most Dapps developers want this to be cleared before the ICO of NEX coins is launched.

Many individuals have voiced their opinion about this, but adequate measures are being planned at the moment, and the community would be briefed on this very soon.

Furthermore, other upcoming developments include the launch of NEO Name Service, which was produced by the NEO’s largest community in China, NEL. The NEO Name Service will help in the production of NEO’s addresses that are compatible with real-life.

NEL is also making plans to develop an NEO-based hardware wallet known as NEODUN.  Another accomplishment of this NEO’s Chinese community is its collaboration with Trueblocks (a South Korea-based accelerator and market development team dedicated to Korea’s crypto market) to help foster NEO blockchain in the Korean cryptocurrency markets.

Additionally, NEO aims to foster a smart economy, and in doing so, it recently partnered with Certik (an official verification platform for smart contracts and blockchain ecosystem). This partnership aims to boost security and verify NEO’s digital assets and identity.

NEO recorded an increase in the number of transactions which were seen as spams. The blockchain network has highlighted its community the two parameters: MaxTransactionsPerBlock and MaxFreeTransactionsperblock. These parameters are measures recently created to protect NEO from too many transactions that may be malicious to it.

Also, the platform has advised that,

Sending transaction with fee will be recommended. It’s easy and effective. The amount of transaction fee depends on how fast you need to get transactions confirmed by blockchain. In general, one satoshi gas will be enough.”

Some last words

NEO is also considering supporting an upcoming hackathon event in Latin America. The blockchain network has said in a Twitter post that the event will be held 3rd and 4th of August in Santiago, Chile. These and many more are coming up on NEO’S platform, but will these events reflect on its price? Well, as things stand, it seems these will. Let’s hope for the greenish NEO run ahead.

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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

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TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

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Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

The primary reason why blockchain technology is being implemented so quickly is because it solves a lot of the problems typically associated with the traditional business model.  And online casinos are no different.  It still needs to be said that centralized casinos have proven that there is a great demand for online gambling.  The market is growing faster than anyone could have predicted, and future opportunities appear very promising and lucrative.  But industries are continually evolving and this one is no different.

A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

  • Little to no transparency
  • Consumer lack of confidence
  • Privacy concerns
  • 48-72 hour wait time for withdrawals

These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

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