NEO Price & How to buy NEO

NEO Price & How to Buy NEO on Binance

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NEO is one of the most promising altcoins, which is a Blockchain project that has its main focus on China. The project was left in silence for a very long time during the crypto bear-market in 2018. In 2019, as a matter of fact the project is still alive and kicking! Bitcoin, the mother of all cryptocurrency coins is back in ‘bull-modus’ and has recently blasted through 10K US dollar border. It’s just a matter of time before new investors money will flow into alternative coins like NEO for example. In this article a quick spot on the NEO price and how to buy NEO on Binance.

NEO Price & History of NEO Cryptocurrency

NEO can be seen as one of the main Ethereum competitors, because NEO is also a distributed online network like Ethereum. As a result of this, NEO offers smart contract solutions which can be executed on a distributed network of nodes called a Blockchain.

The project started as “Antshares” in 2014 but was rebranded to NEO in June 2017. NEO was founded by two rounds of crowd sales; the first was in October 2015 were 17.5 million NEO tokens were sold for $550.000. The second round followed quickly, which contained 22.5 million tokens and was worth 4.5 million US dollar.

NEO price history

NEO Price &  NEO Blockchain vs Ethereum

While Ethereum uses Solidity as a programming language to set up smart contracts, the smart contracts on the NEO chain can be developed with C# or Javascript. This lowers the threshold for existing developers to learn a new programming language. One of the most famous tokens residing on their Blockchain network is the Ontology token which is also listed on Binance.

NEO stats vs Ethereum stats

NEOEthereum
Supply limit100 million, plus inflation of 50 million developer tokens released over timeUnlimited, with minor capped inflation each year
MiningProof of stakeProof of work to transition into proof of stake
DividendsDividends are transaction fees paid out in GAS, divided among NEO owners.None. Casper update to introduce proof-of-stake dividends for node operators.
FeaturesEasily programmable smart contracts, digitization of physical assets, verifiable digital identitiesPioneered smart contracts and dapps, unique programming language (Solidity), more than 538 tokens hosted on its network*
ApplicationsDigitization of physical assets, anything that needs smart contracts, creation and hosting of dapps**, creation of digital identities, token economyAnything that needs smart contracts, dapps**, token economy

NEO Price & Latest developments according to NEO

Not only the NEO price has been on the rise lately(21%), also the developments related to the cryptocurrency project are speeding up very fast. Firstly and very recently, NEO Global Development(NGD) announced that the project had acquired Liquefy. Liquefy is a Hong Kong-based tokenization platform and will help the NEO Blockchain project expand further.

Secondly, there are developments towards expanding their resources in project developments. The technical development team will be joined by a veteran in the software industry. NEO is mainly focused on existing programming languages(like C# or Javascript) which can be used for their smart contracts.  As a result, they hired Harry Pierson, a software veteran with 24 years of experience in platform development.

NEO Price & Microsoft Software Engineer

Before joining NEO, Pierson worked at Microsoft where he was a founding member of the Windows Runtime team as well as xlang, a cross-language, cross-platform project focused on improving interoperability between different coding languages.

Besides that, he worked on the development of IronPython for Microsoft .NET, as well as the incubation of the Midori (managed code operating system) project. However, Pierson’s 10-year tenure as the lead engineer of the Windows Developer Ecosystem will be what benefits NEO the most.

What are the Benefits of Binance Exchange

Binance is one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges out there and because of this, it makes them very trustworthy to start out with. They are also a very young exchange which got launched back in 2017. Since then, the exchange has witnessed massive growth and gained a lot of popularity among cryptocurrency traders. Nowadays Binance is one of the largest exchanges with a 24 hour trading volume of more than 1 billion USD!

Below I have listed the overall advantages and disadvantages of buying NEO from Binance.

ProsCons
More than 140 different coins listed Buying alt-coins with fiat is not possible
Low trading fees Customer support help-section poorly translated
Large liquidity
Perfect to trade for beginners as more advanced traders
Free deposits and cheap fee to withdraw NEO
Excellent security
Live chat functionality

How to buy NEO on Binance

Buying NEO on Binance is quite easy, but before you can do this you have to sign up and perform some steps for setting up your account the right way.

1.Buy NEO: Register and sign up

First you have to go to the Binance website and perform a sign up process here. Like any other registration an email address and password is needed. After signing up a confirmation email will be sent to you.

Buy NEO & Binance signup

Solve the very easy puzzle, this to verify you are not a bot.

Buy NEO & Binance solve puzzle

The confirmation email which has been sent to you contains a link to confirm your account. Click this link to continue the sign-up process.

Buy NEO & Binance Email confirmation

And after clicking submit button in your email :

Binance Account Activation

Log in to your Binance account.

Binance Login

After loggin in for the first time, Binance comes with a warning screen which you have to read carefully. This Safety risk notice screen comes up with 5 questions which you have to answer before continuing.

Binance Safety risk notice

Click continue button.

2. Buy NEO: Continue setting up your Binance account

After logging in you will be taken to your start-up screen within the Binance trading portal. It’s highly recommend that you enable 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) on any exchange you use to trade cryptocurrency to improve your account security. Specifically, I recommend using the Google Authenticator app, as SMS 2FA has a variety of security vulnerabilities. Google Authenticator is free to use from both the Google Play Store and Apple IOS Store.

Binance 2FA

Initially your account withdrawal limits will be set to a 2 BTC equivalent every 24 hours, but you can raise these limits by completing “Submit verification documents”.

Optional

Binance upgrade

Personal or Business depends on what you are interested in. The next screens needs your personal information like passport, driver license or identity paper and submitting a selfie. These are all optional and only needed if you want to trade with large amounts of BTC( > 100 BTC pro day).

3. Buy NEO on Binance

After installing and setting up your personal account it’s time to buy NEO or any other cryptocurrency at this trading platform. To do so, there are currently two ways of doing this and it depends whether you already own some cryptocurrency or not. If not, don’t panic, because Binance also makes it possible to buy Bitcoin with credit card. For buying NEO you have to buy Bitcoin or Ethereum first and purchase NEO with it later on. I will show you later how to do this on Binance exchange.

3.1 Buy NEO: Use a credit card

To buy Bitcoin with credit card you have to choose “Funds” on the left and then click “Buy with creditcard”.

Binance buy credit card

After this screen you have to give the details about your creditcard company and you’re ready to go.

3.2 Buy NEO: Deposit cryptocurrency to Binance

There’s a large number(more than 140 coins) of cryptocurrencies available to deposit onto Binance, although trading pairs are denominated in BTC, ETH, USDT, XRP, USDC, USD, PAX, TUSD and USDS.

Whatever crypto coin you choose, click deposit then send funds to the given address.

Deposit Bitcoin

It takes some time for the blockchain to handle the transaction, but you can check this in a separate screen on Binance:

Bitcoin pending

Now, just wait untill the transaction has done 6 confirmations on the Blockchain network. After these confirmations, the sent Bitcoin will be added to your available balance.

Binance balances

4. Buy NEO with Bitcoin

Once your deposit has been completed, it’s time to trade your deposited cryptocurrency for NEO. Click the “Exchange” button in the menu and choose “Advanced”. Now you see the window which shows the current chart and price of several cryptocurrencies.

Buy NEO & Binance BTC / USDT

For buying NEO with Bitcoin you have to search in the menu for the NEO symbol. In the menu chose “BTC” and give the NEO(this is the symbol for NEO).

Place a buy NEO order using either a limit or market order. Binance charges a .1% fee for trades. To keep it simple, I purchased 4 NEO using a market order. If you’re placing a market order, you can choose the percentage of your Bitcoin balance you wish to use to buy NEO.

A market order will purchase the maximum amount of NEO available for the Bitcoin amount you’ve chosen to spend. As a result, it will purchase the cheapest available NEO until it has filled this amount.

After the market order has been completed you will receive the amount of NEO in your NEO crypto wallet on the exchange. This wallet will automatically be generated for you by the Binance exchange.

Summary

NEO is one of the promising altcoins which has a lot of potentials to grow in the future. Recently they have made the news by acquiring Liquefy and expanding their development team with some ‘fresh blood’. Blockchain technology and smart contract will be part of our future online. As a result of this, the NEO price has a lot of potential to the upside for the rest of 2019.

Investors are willing to invest in this token with USD dollars or just Bitcoin. As a result, Binance offers a quick but simple way to buy on their trading platform.

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Jelmer Steenhuis

Online entrepreneur at uDigitize
Crypto believer and 'Hodler' of Bitcoin since the early days. Spreading the word about this exciting new technology..
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