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As a distributed network for the smart economy, NEO deploys digital identities, digital assets, and smart contracts to regulate its blockchain operations. Also known as the Ethereum Killer, NEO aims to bring a solution to a lot of issues with existing systems.

Ethereum’s whitepaper was launched by Vitalik Buterin in 2013 and the launch of its crowdsale was done in July 2015, which resulted in the raising of more than 18 million dollars USD. Almost at the same time, Onchain, a non-profit blockchain project in Shanghai launched the Chinese version of Ethereum which was termed as AntShares.

In June 2017, the project went through a phase of rebranding and is currently known as NEO. The NEO platform provides support to smart contracts. It is popularly termed as the Chinese Ethereum on account of the fact that the functionality is similar between both the platforms. NEO coin is equipped with a lot of features that resemble that of Ethereum-like support for dApps and ICOs.

The Major Difference between Ethereum and NEO Smart Contracts

Put simply, NEO operates on a blockchain technology which can enable the creation of digital assets and smart contracts just like Ethereum. Contrary to most blockchain projects which are powered by a singular cryptocurrency, NEO has two tokens – GAS and NEO. Both the tokens play distinctive roles on the NEO blockchain platform. The primary goal of the NEO blockchain project is to be a distributed, virtual and decentralized platform for non-digital assets, using the help of smart contracts. For example, instead of using banks, you can use the smart contract created by the NEO platform can be used to pay monthly rent.

While the smart contract is one of the most significant reasons behind Ethereum’s popularity, NEO has the capability to beat Ethereum with its advanced version of smart contracts, which are termed as smart contracts 2.0. The smart contracts of NEO provide programmers with an easier platform that depends on lesser resources and boots up at a faster pace. While the blockchain of Ethereum is compatible only with the largely unfamiliar Solidity language, NEO coin is compatible with several common languages like C and Java. The NEO platform’s unique feature of compatibility with several languages makes the process of deploying smart contracts and developing virtual assets on it.

NEO’s Standout Features

Not just Ethereum and Bitcoin, the NEO coin has a distinction from other cryptocurrencies as well. The major points of differences have been discussed below:

  1. Indivisibility of NEO: One of the most unique features ofNEOtoken is that it cannot be disintegrated into smaller units, contrary to most other cryptocurrencies. For example, 0.5 NEO cannot be bought by a crypto currency user, but 0.5 eth or 0.5btc can be bought. The NEO tokens are indivisible since the team behind the cryptocurrency views these tokens as shares of a company. While this feature of indivisibility became an issue with the value of NEO surpassing 160 dollars. But a solution was quickly found out by the crypto exchanges. The crypto exchanges will let a user purchase smaller fractions of NEO. However, only whole NEO token can be transferred from an exchange to a NEO wallet.
  2. Generation of GAS: Another crucial area of difference lies with the two native tokens of the NEO community. While the NEO token lends the crypto-user ownership of the NEO blockchain, the GAS token is the one actually enabling the NEOtransactions. Most users simply buy NEO, reserve it in their NEO wallet and earn GAS free of cost. This is one of the most key features that lend NEO uniqueness over other cryptocurrencies.
  3. NEO network governance: The blockchain platform of NEO is equipped with two types of nodes: consensus nodes and ordinary nodes. The function of the consensus nodes is the maintenance of the ledger and offering of accounting services. On the other hand, the ordinary nodes serve the purpose of carrying out the NEO transactions. While most other cryptocurrencies use PoS (proof- of -stake) or PoW (proof-of-work), NEO operates on a Dbft (Byzantine fault tolerance) algorithm.

The consensus nodes are solely responsible for the validation of the transactions. There are currently 7 active consensus nodes, controlled by the NEO team.

NEO Charts Divulge Signs of a Rebound

After battling the bears for some time, NEO’s price manages to stabilize in a faltering crypto market. As of June 28, NEO’s price is climbing back to its previous high, taking its price to $29.80. As per the analysts’ predictions, the price of NEO might soar as high as $32.50 in the coming weeks. The price of NEO, which witnessed a 2% gain on Wednesday, is heading towards a more stable week.

At the time of writing, i.e. 28th June 2018, NEO is trading at a price of 30.09 USD, with a market cap of 1,955,837000 USD. It is ranked 13th according to Coinmarketcap.com. Even though this is lower than the coin’s worth at the beginning of the year, most speculators believe that this rough phase will pass away soon. NEO is being considered a good investment by the crypto experts due to its support from Chinese government and technical advantages over its biggest rival Ethereum.

Conclusion:

Due to its various unique advantageous features, it has the potential to transform the economy. That is why the business community wants it to stay.  Thus it can be concluded that NEO is projected to have a bright future.

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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.

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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.

In the past few…

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