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Switcheo Paving NEO Towards Becoming One Of The Best Investments Of The Year

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NEO has been aiming a position under the top-5 best performers in the crypto world, aka crypto giants for a long time. Things got extremely interesting when NEO team declared that they’ll be launching NEO’s first decentralized exchange. This announcement caused a frenzy among the crypto enthusiast and it’s evident by the amount raised ($8.5 Million) in the ICO for Switcheo which was way more than their anticipated hard cap of public presale ($1.2 Million). The idea behind Switcheo, a cryptocurrency trading platform which primarily trades NEP-5 tokens is to expand usage, adoption and trading positions for all NEP-5 token.

About Switcheo Network

Switcheo was created for a better user experience and it’ll be remain functioning as true decentralized exchange and support trading of NEP-5 tokens and NEO systems assets like GAS and NEO. It can be used by people who would want to offset their tokens after ICO is launched. The smart contract was developed using C# while the Web App is Javascript ES6 based. SWH is the native token and will be used for cross-chain trades on the DEX platform. Fees from the exchange will be distributed to SWH holders at the beginning when the staking process starts. Their whitepaper makes it clear that the exchange will not be accepting fiat currencies at first and will continue to function as a multi-chain DEX platform.

Switcheo Exchange Launches on Mainnet

It was a bold move by NEO to create a DEX platform powered by NEO blockchain which allows trades for NEP-5 tokens whereas other major exchanges (like cobinhood, etherdelta) allow their users ERC-20. On 20th April the Switcheo network announced being listed as an exchange on CoinMarketCap. Switcheo is one of the first batch projects that emerged as a result of the First city of Zion dApp competition back in the previous year’s September. The news sparked positivity throughout NEO community and with the newly formed partnerships with some of the most famous projects such as EFFECT.AI, Bridge protocol, TheKey, RedPulse, DeepBrainChain and Trinity Protocol. the day when Switcheo went online on the Mainnet on March 31st NEO’s price point swayed at $50. After the Mainnet launch and till 14th April, the trading fee on Switcheo was diminished to 0.01%.

Partnership with Effect.AI

On 23rd March, the CEO of Switcheo announced a partnership with EFFECT.AI. which is a decentralized network for artificial intelligence development and all services related to AI built on the NEO blockchain. The team behind EFFECT.AI is developing a decentralized network whose main objective is to build a platform that will stimulate AI development and the creation of AI services of various kinds. This partnership could open AI based reformations and guarantee a smart yet user-friendly experience for traders. According to Switcheo’s CEO, they’re working on the world’s best multi-chain DEX on NEO blockchain. Switcheo has made similar partnerships with Bridge protocol and other well-known blockchain projects.

Success in the first week of launch:

Switcheo has already given a record-shattering performance through its ICO and Mainnet launch. At the end of March, NEO declared that Switcheo is to be launched on the Mainnet. According to Switcheo’s monthly development report, the platform has amassed success since the first week of operation. The team has reported reaching the trading volume of $2 Million within just a few days of functioning. Which means that Switcheo has risen as the fourth largest DEX following DEX giants such as Cobinhood (3rd), Idea (2nd) and Ethfinex (1st). At present, there are only NEP-5 tokens available for trading and there are 24 different trading pairs available on the DEX even though some of them have low trading volume. Following is the list coins being traded on Switcheo network.

  • Switcheo
  • NEO
  • GAS
  • DeepBrainChain
  • Qlink
  • TheKey
  • RedPulse
  • Apex
  • Ontology
  • Trinity Network Credit

Status of NEO and Switcheo’s Next Goal:

At the time of writing, NEO is still ranked as 10th largest cryptocurrency of the world with a market capitalization of $5 billion USD. Around $120 million USD worth of NEO exchanges hands within every 24 hours while its price stays at $74 USD rising at the rate of 8.85%. According to Switcheo’s whitepaper, their next step is to add support for QRC-20 tokens on the DEX platform. For this, the company will implement QTUM blockchain and get closer to their ultimate goal for this year which is the launch of ERC-20 tokens on its platform.

Conclusion:

Although Switcheo is making record after record as a successful decentralized exchange platform based on NEO, the path is still a long way to go for NEO to reach the top-5. It is possible if bitcoin makes a gradual comeback and break the chains of $8.5K USD. In the upcoming bulls outbreak, more investors and traders are going to buy NEO due to its continuous positive trend.

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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.

Bitcoin behavior mirrors the pre-bear market situation

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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.

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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