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NEO vs. EOS: Who will kill Ethereum?

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It was 2009 when the mythical Satoshi Nakamoto launched Bitcoin, a system that aims to get rid of fiat currencies and the whole financial system. It would be easy to think that was too ambitious and he would be just either laughed at or ignored. He wasn’t. It was the opposite. Since 2009 lots of new cryptocurrency projects have emerged, all based on Satoshi’s original idea: the blockchain.

Ethereum follows Bitcoin as the most successful cryptocurrency in the world. But Ethereum did Bitcoin one better: its platform for smart contracts using the ECR-20 technology allows any entrepreneur to start his or her very own bitcoin using the Ethereum blockchain and network. Many important projects that are now autonomous begun as an ECR-20 based project. Tron, EOS, IOST, to name a few.

But other projects in the crypto verse are becoming stronger and could pose a challenge even for Ethereum. We’re talking about EOS and NEO here.

NEO was able to build some momentum earlier this year and then it went back a bit. EOS, on the other hand, has gone through the roof (with wild fluctuations as well) because it was able to release its Main Net finally and to announce their first significant partner.

Both coins have good things going for them and could challenge Ethereum’s reign. And this will be even more likely if Ethereum insists in not addressing the technological limitations it has. So how do both projects compare? Let’s see.

Neo

It’s based in China, and it has the Chinese government’s full support. This alone is a huge deal. NEO aims to help asset digitalization through digital identity technology. It’s also a complete decentralized application platform with a significant advantage: it can run apps written in C, C++, Java, and JavaScript.

While this could seem a bit technical, it also means that any regular computer programmer in the world can write apps or smart contracts using this platform while so many other platforms do require for programmers to learn a full new language.

Many other projects and applications are already running on NEO’s tech. Ontology is the best known, a platform that uses the blockchain to allow for fully customized smart contracts. But it’s not the only one. NEX, Zeepin, RedPulse, Moonlight, Switcheo, and Thekey are other well-known platforms that run on NEO.

In short: NEO is not the most talked about cryptocurrency in the West, but when you have China and Asia behind you, the West ignores you to its own cost.

EOS

EOS is the Block.one’s organization’s cryptocurrency. They recently brought their new Main Net live to become independent from Ethereum, and it’s grown into one of the investor’s darlings over the last couple of weeks.

Their new Main Net is called EOSIO, and it’s a very versatile blockchain platform that can support all kinds of services. Databases, accounts, hosting, authentication, cloud storage, you name it. EOSIO’s decentralized apps are so versatile that they can do anything a centralized server can do, only better. In fact, even before EOSIO went online, they already had already fished their first big fish in a world-class email service.

EOSIO can manage an immense number of transactions per second while charging ridiculous fees that come close to nill. It means they can handle so many decentralized apps and smart contracts at the same time, that they can dwarf most of their competition.

Also, the four billion dollars EOS did rise during its initial ICO (which lasted for a full year) has given them all the resources they need to develop their platform. And they’re still about to spend a full billion in developer programs to enhance the platform.

EOS vs. NEO: Which is the one?

While EOS has had the best year so far (except last seven days), NEO has a lot of potential to grow as well. EOS’s Main Net performance will be an essential factor for its future. Its success is tied to the way the new Main Net performs, and there’s been some concern about block producers failing to get a spot on the validators list.

EOS has been surging lately but also experiencing fluctuations just as significant. NEO has stayed quiet, it hasn’t grown all that much at all, but it is expected to, because of the Chinese’s government’s support.

So who is it?

EOS has better potential world-wide if the whole community stays together and keep the new Main Net going as it should be. But if it doesn’t, then NEO will be the one going after Ethereum and, just maybe, beating it. Neo looks like the best choice among the two for the short-term, though.

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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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.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

Ripple

Bitcoin’s closest source of competition, Ripple was founded…

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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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.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

The decision to include all forms of internet gambling is a massive hit in the…

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7 Steps to Recovery from a Crypto Trading Loss

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Whether you are a newcomer to the crypto market who mistakenly invested a large amount into the wrong coin, or a professional that made a well-researched decision and something still went wrong, the result it the same — you lost your money to the crypto market. This is a big problem, but also a problem that every crypto trader faces at some point.

The reason may be anything, from simple bad luck to the lack of research. Add to that the fact that the crypto market continues to be extremely volatile, and it is clear that not all of your trades are going to end up successfully.

Whatever the reason is, the fact remains that you experienced a loss and that this is a problem which can affect more than your funds. It can also affect your mind and feelings. Since every successful trade that you have the potential to make in the future depends on you, you have to recover first, and only then should you worry about the funds.

The road to recovery is different for everyone, and it will take a different amount of time and effort. However, there are a few general steps that you can take to recover from a crypto trading loss.

Step 1: Stop and calm down

You have just suffered a major loss. It may have been your mistake, or…

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