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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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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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