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OmiseGO (OMG) Performance in Q1: At a Glance

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Due to the recent turns of events in the crypto markets all around the world, investors and traders are back to supporting their favorite projects and receive their fair share of profit. In the light of current affairs, the Ethereum ERC-20 tokens are getting more attention and through their strategic plans for adoption, these digital currencies are paving a way for all other blockchain projects. One such cryptocurrency is OmiseGO (OMG). In this article, we shall discuss what OmiseGO project has been doing during the Q1 and the results it brought to it.

Merits of the OmiseGO project

Omise is a pre-existing real-world company which was established back in 2013 in Thailand, Japan, Singapore, and Indonesia. The company provides an online payment solution which is being used by thousands of its customers. OmiseGO is an extension of the main company that utilizes blockchain technology to construct an entirely different project whose aim is to change the way people control their financial assets.

OmiseGO is backed up by the strongest of the team and it is well-placed within the ERC-20 tokens. The advisory board has top 10 Elites from Ethereum’s platform including the founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin himself. The star-studded team behind OmiseGO has been an attraction to many investors. But what really makes OmiseGO an attractive project for traders and investors are listed below;

  • Pioneering Implementation of Plasma

As reformation for all scalability issues within the blockchain, Buterin collaborated with Joseph Poon to develop a new technology called ‘Plasma’. Plasma could solve the issues with slow network and low transaction speed. Needless to say, OmiseGO became the first platform to implement plasma completely and it’ll be able to process faster transactions while still supporting several other projects simultaneously. These expectations have been creating a lot of buzz around OmiseGOwhich is one of the many reasons why analysts think OmiseGO is suitable for long-term investment.

  • Staking System for Rewards

Since it’s an Ethereum based ERC-20 token hence, it utilizes a proof-of-stake consensus mechanism. Which means that validators are needed to stake their OMG coins to participate in the process of confirming and securing the transactions. In case the holder of OMG has a certain amount of coins in his wallet then they are presented the chance to ‘stake’ and earn rewards for confirming blocks of the transaction. like an incentive program, it rewards a user for holding more OMG.

  • OmiseGOeWallet Open Source SDK

The repositories of OmiseGoeWallet were announced to become publically available at the end of February. This step was taken in order to openly share the progress of the project and reaching scalability deliverance. The first server and mobile software development kit were also launched and made visible to the public for the purpose of on boardingeWallet providers. Although the code and blockchain integration is still incomplete, their main focus is to optimize it for the decentralized economy.

Cosmos and OmiseGOHard Spoon:

At the beginning of April, OmiseGO announced that cosmos has decided to start the hard spooning process with OmiseGO. This term was coined by Cosmos’ Jae Kwon and it means a type of meta-protocol on blockchain which creates a token that has the blockchain’s underlying token balances. In case of OmiseGO, the OMG token balances were replicated onto a Tendermint chain which is connected to Cosmos. The exact date for the hard spoon with cosmos hasn’t been decided yet.

Partnership with Shinhan Card:

During a press release on 5th April, OmiseGO took the crypto markets and all of its competitors by surprise and announced signing MoU i.e memorandum of understanding with ShinhanCard of South Korea. ShinhanCard is SouthKorea’s biggest credit card company and they’ve sealed a long-term plan with OmiseGO which indicates a direct advantage for the company in the heart of blockchain revolution in Asia. This MoU is going to help ShinhanCard to bring their payment platform to the southeast Asia and Japan along with a decentralized payment solution ‘OmiseGO’. The platform will be supported on all devices and make use of the publicly accessible server by OmiseGO.

Partnership with Maker DAO:

Maker DAO and OmiseGO have the same goal of implementing financial decentralization in the real world. Both the companies declared a collaboration in order to complete their objective faster. This team-up is to consolidate their roadmaps towards achieving they’re sought-after the financial revolution. Maker is a decentralized and autonomous organization while its stable coin system is known as DAI and it runs on an Ethereum blockchain. DAI’s price is stabilizing against the US dollar somewhat similar to Tether. DAI is to be available on OMG DEX and the OMG network users will be allowed to hold, send, trade against Dai. This partnership has created a wave of decentralized finance ecosystem within the crypto world and has worked for the better for both Maker and OmiseGO markets.

Conclusion

In the light of above-mentioned events, it is evident that OmiseGO is on the path to elevate itself from all of its competitors and grab its worthy place under the top-10 cryptocurrencies. OmiseGO remained as one of the biggest gainers and is still rising by 8.83%. The total market capital rests at $1.53 billion and the current price of OMG is $15.06 and it has been continuously rising at the end of Q1. But with high volatility comes high risk and therefore, we cannot say for certain whether the uptrend will be continued in the Q2 as well. But one thing is decided that OmiseGO has the potential to be called a recipe for success.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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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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