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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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Aluna.Social is a Compelling Social Platform for Crypto Traders and Investors

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When one thinks about the social media landscape, the companies that first come to mind are most likely Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat.  These platforms are a great way to stay connected with friends, families, and colleagues, especially when geographic distance is a factor.  But, in addition to just chatting about life in general and sharing pictures, social media can be used to bridge the information gap that exists within the investment community.

Over the last decade, many trading offices have been established in large cities all over the world which allow solo traders and investors to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a workspace.  The real benefit to trading in these offices is to participate in the free flow of trading ideas and information.  Proprietary trading is one of the most challenging careers to be successful at and the exchange of ideas is almost required in order to succeed.  Traders at hedge funds and investment banks work in teams so why shouldn’t remote traders?

While these trading offices are a great way to help bridge the information gap, Aluna.Social may provide an even better way, especially as it relates to cryptocurrency trading.

Mission Statement

Aluna.Social, founded by Alvin Lee and Henrique Matias, is a multi-exchange social trading terminal for crypto traders and investors.  The goal of the platform is to help newcomers shorten their learning curve,…

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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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