NEO is the cryptocurrency backing the namesake blockchain platform that supports the digitization of physical assets and their self-management through smart contracts. The project was launched in 2014 in China as AntShares, but didn’t garner significant attention until its rebranding as NEO in 2017. By the time NEO gained any traction, the decentralized application (DApps) market was already dominated by Ethereum. With its growing popularity in East Asia, the project was dubbed to be “Chinese Ethereum” by many in the cryptocurrency community. This is a charge NEO team disagrees with. As far as they are concerned, the project competes with…

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