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OmiseGo (OMG) and Ethereum’s (ETH) Status Enter a New Partnership

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Ethereum’s mobile client called Status has just recently announced a new partnership with OmiseGo (OMG), as well as the platform’s plans to adopt OMG’s decentralized exchange.

Status goes OMG

Many are already familiar with the open source dApp for phones and browsers called Status. A lot of people also know that it was created on Ethereum’s blockchain, which makes it one of its first clients. Now, Status has released a tweet in which it announced a new partnership with OmiseGo (OMG).

The two were familiar to each other from several research projects that they collaborated on, but this is the first time that they are entering a full partnership. Status is a very popular messenger app, while OmiseGo has quite a reputation as one of the largest names when it comes to on-chain, as well as cross-chain transactions. They also have a lot of experience when it comes to Plasma scalability research, as well as interoperability.

Both of these projects share a similar goal, which is to make the world more open. They plan to do so by allowing users to access Ethereum’s public blockchain much more easily. Both teams are excited about the partnership and future collaboration and have stated that the two fit together perfectly.

This is true in several ways, and their roles in the partnership will be clearly separated. OMG will have the task of creating financial tools that will be used in an open infrastructure, while Status will be taking care of the tools’ adoption and distribution throughout the world.

A large step towards decentralization

Both projects want one thing, and that is to bring cryptos to as many people as they can. Their efforts are dedicated towards making a shift towards cryptos, and to its mainstream adoption.

Status’ part in this will be to work with OMG for the purpose of integration of OmiseGo’s DEX (Decentralized Exchange). Furthermore, the joint effort of the two projects will also touch upon scalability research, and even on trying to improve the web3 ecosystem.

It makes sense for Status to wish to adopt DEX, considering that DEX brings a lot more security and scalability since it is in POS network. It will also make interoperability possible, for on-chain and off-chain transactions alike.

As mentioned, both of the projects are focused on achieving ultimate decentralization, and this partnership is seen by both parties as the next step on that road. Together, and through this collaboration, Status and OMG are progressing, and heading towards an advanced, decentralized economy.

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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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