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Will NEO Be Amongst The Top 3 Cryptocurrencies Of 2018?

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Cryptocurrency market as a whole had experienced massive ups and downs in the previous year. As a large percentage of Altcoins are dependent on the movement of modern crypto-giants such as Bitcoin, a little volatility in its price and market cap can have a pivotal impact on several Altcoins. Besides, the competition for a decent price and position in the market is getting increasingly tougher and more complicated with the advent of new initial coin offerings (ICOs) that would be eventually tokenized into a legitimate cryptocurrency. Amongst nearly 1800 coins, 1541 coins are currently listed on Coinmarketcap (as per the data on 6th March 2018). Under such circumstances, even a layman in this field would be able to figure out why it is important for a digital coin to offer something unique to its users in order to ensure sustenance and progress.

While most of the coins are suffering due to the capricious nature of this market, some cryptocurrencies are holding their ground with considerable equanimity and showing stability in their prices. NEO, the cryptocurrency developed in China, can certainly belong to the list of such stable digital coins. To many investors, this coin is popularly known as the “Chinese Ethereum” because of its similarity in technology with the blockchain network of Ethereum. Since 6th February of this year, NEO has exhibited a significant upsurge and is currently holding the sixth position on Coinmarketcap. Here, a few aspects of this coin would be discussed that can be the potential reasons behind NEO having a very successful 2018.

NEO Internal Architecture:

Like Ethereum, NEO is a blockchain platform as well as a cryptocurrency that enables Smart Contracts along with the development of digital assets. It was first launched as AntShares in 2014 by Chinese developer Da Hongfei. NEO uses a unique delegated Byzantine Fault Tolerance Consensus mechanism and as a result, it can carry out more than 10,000 transactions per second successfully. Another important aspect of NEO’s mechanism is that it can be staked to produce another cryptocurrency that helps to fuel the platform as well as to pay for the deployment of smart contracts and computation within the network. The other cryptocurrency is known as GAS coin.

Reasons Why the Market Trend is in Favour of NEO:

It is nearly impossible to find out the definite reasons behind a coin’s price upsurge as well as the downfall in the cryptocurrency market as the entire mechanism is based on calculative speculation and market sentiment. However, if we could delve into multifarious aspects of a cryptocurrency, some factors can be considered influential in foreseeing a possible future. For NEO, such factors include:

Association with Onchain: Several investors are hopeful about NEO’s future because of its association with Onchain. Although many people mistake Onchain as a derivative of NEO, in reality, it is a completely different entity that helps business organizations across the globe implement blockchain technology into their individual operations. Onchain was developed in order to separate the digital currency from the blockchain development team. Onchain offers a sui generis blockchain solution known as DNA that helps in utilizing the benefits of blockchain technology. The growth of this cryptocurrency is commensurate to the same of Onchain as it offers extra traction along with more interest from clients and business enterprises.

The Presence of Various Assets: Most of the cryptocurrency platforms focus on trading their corresponding digital currencies only. For example, the blockchain platform of Ethereum only focuses on the trading of their default cryptocurrency Ether. NEO, on the other hand, incorporates a significant number of assets on its platform including its own cryptocurrency. This unique feature makes NEO a globally accepted digital system of smart economy. The variety of assets is likely to make a positive impact on NEO’s future.

Improvement in Technology: Despite its similarity with Ethereum Blockchain, the developers of NEO were able to make considerable ameliorations over Ethereum. For example, the smart contracts on Ethereum can only be developed if the user is well versed in Ethereum’s native programming language. On the other hand, smart contracts of NEO can be developed by using familiar languages like Java, C#, JavaScript, Python, etc. This feature makes NEO much more user-friendly and convenient.

Partnerships: In December of 2017, NEO engaged in a partnership with 18 major financial institutions along with cryptocurrencies like Red Pulse, Nex, Qlink, and several others. Such partnerships are likely to provide more exposure to this coin and eventually increase its circulation.

Current Market Scenario and Speculation:

As per the data of 6th March 2018, NEO holds the 6th position on Coinmarketcap with a whopping market capitalization of circa $5.5 billion USD with an individual value of $85 USD.

If NEO continues to follow the upward trend as per the current price chart and be able to hold its ground even when other cryptocurrencies are suffering from drastic losses, 2018 can be a very promising year for this coin. Although it is just the beginning, with the right partnerships and listing on right exchanges, NEO can become one of the prime cryptocurrencies of 2018.

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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 and read our full disclaimer.

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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.

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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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