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Here Is Why Ost (OST) Did over 200% in Gains In Under 3 Hours

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Early Tuesday morning found Ost (OST) trading at approximately $0.044. About 3 hours later, the digital asset was valued at $0.133 and doing an enormous 202% in gains during that time period. The digital asset is now trading at $0.05 on the back of the overall Bitcoin crypto selloff. OST’s price chart during the remarkable price pump can be seen below:

OST Price performance. Source, coinmarketcap.com

So what was the cause of the 202% jump?

Further inquiry as to why OST jumped by 202% in such a short period reveals that the digital asset was listed on the South Korean Exchange of Upbit today, August 7th, 2018. The announcement released by the team at OST read as follows:

“We are pleased to announce that as of Tuesday 7 August 2018, OST is now available for purchase on Upbit, one of South Korea’s largest exchanges. OST is already available on Binance, OKEX and Huobi.”

The team at OST also revealed that the project’s founders will be attending next month’s UpBit Developer Conference that is scheduled for the 12th of September up until the 14th of the same month. The announcement explained that:

“Coinciding with the listing of OST on Upbit, OST founders Jason Goldberg (CEO) and Benjamin Bollen (Chief Blockchain Strategist) will be speaking at next month’s Upbit Developer Conference on the island of Jeju, South Korea.”

The additional news might have been a factor in the digital asset experiencing such exciting activity in the cryptocurrency markets.

So what exactly is OST?

OST is a public blockchain platform for businesses where you can launch your own Branded Tokens without the need to mint and maintain your own publicly-tradeable EIP20 tokens. The OST protocol supports the token economies in mainstream consumer applications.  It is a project of OpenST Ltd and OST.com Limited and operates as a non-profit. The blockchain has millions of users and the OST project has the ambition to bring blockchain technology to the mainstream by providing developers and companies with the software solutions to stay up to date with the new technology.

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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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