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The Recent Global Developments of NEO: What Future Awaits for This Coin and Its Holders

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When NEO was first introduced about two years ago, it didn’t have much luck in the competition against the big guns like Bitcoin or Ethereum. The market capitalization of both of these coins adumbrated the advantageous features of this coin. However, when Bitcoin and Ethereum started to exhibit their flaws in the form instability, lack of scalability and in some cases security, investors around the world started to look beyond these two while taking interest in slightly unfamiliar coins at the same time. Right in the beginning of this year, Bitcoin’s price plummeted drastically leading to a massive upheaval in the entire market. NEO, on the other hand, took full advantage of this situation and acquired the trust of a significant number of crypto-traders eventually gaining a formidable position on Coinmarketcap.

NEO is designed to provide a highly scalable network of various decentralized applications (DApps) to traders which is a significant advantage over Bitcoin’s slow transaction process. Also, unlike many other coins, NEO development team posts updates on a monthly basis to make their users conversant with the latest upgrades in the blockchain system. On 6th June of this year, the major NEO developments occurred in May were published. Here, a few of those updates would be discussed along with their probable impact on NEO’s future by the end of this year.

Technical Updates:

As far as the technical updates are concerned, NEO published an updated version of their roadmap where each of the technical developments that are about to occur in the next quarter of this year is unequivocally mentioned. According to this R&D roadmap, the Q3 of this year which would cover the months of July, August, and September, would undergo various upgrades including NeoFS research updates, NEP-8 stack isolation of NeoVM, joint development sprints of NGD and CoZ, NEP-9 URI scheme. The developments during the last quarter of this year would majorly include NEP-10 composite smart contracts along with initial tests of NeoX. This currency is currently on its Q2 phase NeoQS research update in progress.

As far as the decentralization property is concerned, the NEO development team has mentioned completing the API for acquiring nominee data and the frame for nominee application site. These two are likely to be launched and open sourced by the end of this month.

Community Updates and Partnerships in May:

On the 14th of May, NEO engaged in a strategic partnership with Ontology Foundation (ONT), another efficient cryptocurrency that was recently tokenized. Both of these tokens announced a MoU on technology as well as strategy integration. The purpose of the MoU is to allow NEO DApps to create a bridge between the blockchains with and without permission. The obvious results of this partnership would include:

  • Jointly running NeoVM to allow cross-chain invocations and transfer. This way, smart contracts on NEO ecosystem would be able to invoke smart contracts on Ontology and vice versa.
  • Jointly supporting the NeoX protocol and
  • Sharing APIs and SDKs

The NEO global community also went to South America during the previous month in order to extend their reach to more potential investors.

Updates in June:

The monthly report for May was released on the 6th of June. NEO has gone through several notable updates after that as well. Some of them include:

  • Release of Version 1.3.1: NEO Ledger Application version 1.3.1 became available on the Ledger Manager of Switcheo on the 8th of June. As a result, now users would be able to upgrade their ledger app and trade directly from the Ledger Nano S on the Switcheo Exchange. Switcheo also announced the launch of an upgraded version 2 shortly.
  • Partnership with Blockchaingamer: On June 13th, Blockchaingamer became the media partner of NEO blockchain ecosystem. As the online gaming industry is currently at large across the world, this partnership is likely to boost NEO’s popularity among the investors.

Current Scenario of NEO:

NEO currently holds the 11th position on Coinmarketcap with a price nearly equivalent to nearly $40 and a market capitalization of circa $2.6 billion (as of June 14th, 2018). Although the recent price trends do not exhibit any upsurge in price, the updates and partnerships mentioned above are likely to change this trend.

Final Thoughts:

Crypto-traders are well aware of the capricious nature of the market by now. So it is quite impossible to accurately predict a coin’s future. However, new technical developments and partnerships are always likely to create new opportunities and attract new potential investors. According to some speculators, this coin has even the potential to outperform Ethereum by the end of this year. Hence, the recent developments of NEO should make a positive impact on this coin’s future.

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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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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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I’m sure all of us remember the cryptocurrency glory days of 2017 and early 2018.  It was one of the biggest bull runs in history and created incredibly wealth for quite a few early entrants.  Unfortunately, for most of us, those gains have most likely been wiped out during the altcoin apocalypse.  The truth is that traders probably thought a bit too highly of their trading abilities when the reality was that anyone could have thrown a dart at a board and ended up making money.

As markets mature (and the crypto market is definitely maturing) it becomes more and more difficult to generate alpha.  In that regard, it’s similar to traditional financial markets.  I can remember trading during my high school days.  It was the late 90s and right in the middle of the dot.com boom.  Eventually, however, the euphoria fades away and reality hits hard.  Now, it’s become rather difficult to actually trade profitably which has given way to the rise of hedge funds.

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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.  

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