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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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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
  • Exchange manipulation
  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

Another huge risk is having to deal with…

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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.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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