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NEO Overtakes Tron (TRX) On CoinMarketCap

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The last several days have finally seen some positive development for many cryptocurrencies, with their prices spiking up seriously for the first time in weeks, or even months. Such a change has had various effects on the market and has even managed to change places that some cryptos are having on the ranking lists – mainly TRON (TRX) and NEO.

NEO and TRON

As many of you already know, NEO is a cryptocurrency that has been around for a while now. It was created on a blockchain that was designed to build a scalable network for smart contracts, dApps, and similar projects. Originally, it was called AntShares but has changed its name to NEO in 2017, with the intention to have a new beginning.

This is a cryptocurrency with a lot of potentials, and even China recognizes its might. This is important to note, considering that China is not really crypto-friendly most of the time. Still, they support NEO, which gives NEO an opportunity to take the lead in this country’s market and establishes dominance.

TRON (TRX), on the other hand, is crypto dedicated to improving the digital entertainment. as well as to serve as a content distribution platform. It is really young crypto, founded by Justin Sun in September 2017. Ever since its creation, it seems that TRON has been making one win after another. It entered countless partnerships, launched a TestNet, entered more partnerships, and then even launched its MainNet just a little over than a month ago.

After a successful launch, it started the token migration from Ethereum’s ERC-20 tokens to its own TRX coins. As part of the Independence Day celebration, TRON even decided to burn 50 billion TRX tokens that are still on Ethereum’s blockchain.

NEO takes over the 10th position

Despite what seems like an endless stream of good decisions, constant marketing by Justin Sun, and even the purchase of BitTorrent, TRON’s value is still pretty low, and the crypto has even slipped on the 12th spot as per CoinMarketCap.

The interesting thing is that NEO has managed to rise above it on the list, and it currently sits at the 10th position. This has come as a surprise to many, despite the fact that most crypto enthusiasts often claim that they would go for NEO before TRON.

TRON and NEO do not really share a lot of similarities. Their goals are completely different, and both cryptos are in their own supposed rivalries with other coins. Their prices are largely different, with NEO being valued at $41.76 by the CoinMarketCap, and TRON’s price being $0.039089 per coin.

Their market caps are about the same, with $2.5 billion for TRX, and $2.7 billion for NEO. Obviously, according to these stats at least, the coins are at the similar place. However, it would seem that NEO has started gaining unexpected popularity. Its already enormous community has started rising even more, and which means more exposure when it comes to the new investors.

When it comes to TRON, many believe that its numerous partnerships are failing to help this crypto benefit as much as it could. They also say that nothing is really happening with TRX, outside of the partnership tweets, and the current development might be an indication that there is something to it. After all, TRON should be in a much better place right now, with everything it achieved in the latest period. Instead, it keeps slipping.

Right now, it is not certain what will happen with either TRON or NEO. The prices of both the coins have seen a lot of improvement in the last few days, and it would seem that the crypto market is in the right mood, at least for the time being. Whether this will continue or not, remains to be seen. Also, if the prices drop again, will NEO do so as well? Maybe it will, which would allow TRON to reclaim its old position. We can only speculate at this point, but one thing is certain – in the right conditions, NEO is definitely thriving and exceeding TRX with ease, despite its numerous recent wins.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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