ODUWA seeks to offer a viable solution to one of the biggest challenges associated with cryptocurrency investments – volatility. It is a crypto exchange and trading platform that offers optional insurance protection against depreciation.
The past year saw the crypto industry as a whole achieve unprecedented highs with most major cryptocurrencies experiencing exponential growth. This has made the sector highly appealing to investors wishing to diversify their portfolio and get a piece of the pie. Interestingly, the same factor that leads to its high appeal also poses the highest risk for investors. Few other sectors have assets that can register such massive increments within a single year as was the case with the top performing cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin started the year 2017 at $830 and hit an all-time high of more than $19,000 by mid-December. But at the beginning of 2018, its prices have dropped by more than half.
Such trends highlight the simple fact that while volatility can prove highly appealing in bullish markets, it can also lead to major downfalls when the tides turn. This makes it a high-risk industry especially for traders who lack the necessary skills for trend analysis. ODUWA proposes a solution that is designed to make the cryptocurrency market appealing for both experienced and novice traders. It makes use of a combination of insurance and blockchain technology to indemnify investors against loss. ODUWA has devised a number of strategies to make this possible.
Insurance on Select Cryptocurrencies
First, the platform offers a blockchain-based insurance solution against the devaluation of select digital currencies. This feature is made possible by the use of a smart contract deployed at the time of purchase with a stop loss and take gain functionality set for a specific period. The crypto asset investment options are carefully selected by experts and AI algorithms in order to guarantee the lowest risk options as at that particular time.
In order to qualify for this selection process, a coin has to have a minimum market capitalization of $5 billion. This would limit the list to coins with reasonable performance and rule out those that are struggling. The platform will initially start out with only four reliable crypto coins and gradually expand to include others.
Completely Risk-Free Investment
The impact of this careful selection process will be that there will be more buyers for the qualifying coins during the period and this will serve as additional protection against risk. This serves as a guarantee for investors that market conditions are ideal for the listed coins and in case of depreciation within the stipulated period, ODUWA absorbs the risk. The platform only charges fees when assets appreciate and this means that investing in any selected asset is completely risk-free.
Investors using ODUWA simply need to sign up and select the most suitable package in proportion to the value they wish to insure. The insurance cover will cover such aspects as the type of insurance desired, the duration as well as the associated risk level among other parameters. The durations range from 90 days to 180 days depending on investor preference.
Once all conditions are stipulated and payment is made, a smart contract is automatically triggered. The system will automatically monitor all relevant insurance events and use an oracle to feed data into the smart contract. In case of a claim, the policyholder will receive a payout according to the terms of the smart contract.
The approach proposed by ODUWA should provide benefits way beyond the platform. The concept has the capacity to stabilize the crypto market by limiting the volatility that has to a great extent crippled its growth. It also holds the potential of creating a trust economy for all kinds of traders, new and seasoned. And the best part for investors is that at present, the platform has no competitors.
The total supply of ODUWA coins (OWC) in the market is 21 million tokens. The platform is running a crowdfunding event that aims to raise a total of $3,150,000, a process that began on February 8th, 2018 and is scheduled to run till April 5th, 2018. The tokens are currently available for purchase at 21 cents but those willing to spend $50,000 or more have the opportunity to buy them at 15 cents. There will be a final stage ICO running from April 5th, 2018 to May 5th, 2018 during which investors can buy the tokens at 90 cents. The ODUWA platform should go live in May 2018.
More information on the platform and the ongoing ICO is available on the project’s official website.
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