Keep3rV1’s KP3R token was one of the few altcoins that emerged unscathed from this week’s bearish turn in the crypto market.

While many digital assets plunged into the red following the lead of Bitcoin (BTC), which recoiled after recording a new all-time high last week, KP3R added 31.60% against the U.S. dollar and 44.17% against BTC between Nov. 12 and 19.

Let’s investigate what drove the splendid performance and which factors made the altcoin stand out in the face of the bleak dynamics of the wider market?

Founder’s magic

Much of the momentum underpinning KP3R’s explosive price movement throughout the asset’s history can be attributed to Andre Cronje, the founder of Keep3r Network. Cronje is an eminent figure in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space and also the founder of yield farming aggregator, one of the top DeFi protocols in the crypto sector.

First announced in October 2020, Keep3r Network is a job registry designed to match organizations and other job providers with technical professionals, or Keepers, who can perform routine tasks such as collecting yield farming harvests.

The Keep3r ecosystem eventually expanded to include Keep3r Eden, a system of rules that enables transparent ordering of transactions; Fixed Forex, a market aimed at providing an alternative to dollar-denominated stablecoins; and an options liquidity mining platform.

Historically, there’s always been a lot of investor excitement around KP3R because the token has seen many spikes of rapid appreciation since its initial listing on Uniswap. The belief that Cronje’s touch could turn any project into an ultra-successful enterprise could be fueling the positive sentiment around the asset.

November’s bull run

This fall, having spent much of September and October trading at around $300 per token, KP3R saw its price shoot up sharply on Nov. 8, around the time when the total value locked in Keep3r Network’s Fixed Forex exceeded $1 billion.

As the token’s price began to soar, the patterns of trading volume and social sentiment around KP3R arranged in a way that looked increasingly similar to the token’s previous moments of explosive price action. This was attested by the asset’s very strong VORTECS™ Score — an algorithmic indicator comparing a token’s historic dynamics of trading and social activity to those currently observed. Exclusively available to the subscribers of Cointelegraph Markets Pro, the VORTECS™ Score assesses whether the current conditions are bearish, neutral or bullish given the historical record of the token’s price action.

On Nov. 11 and 12, KP3R was trading at just above $1,000, having almost tripled in price over the previous week. The token’s VORTECS™ Score was in the high eighties, indicating the algorithm’s significant confidence that KP3R’s outlook for the next 12 to 72 hours remained bullish and further upside could be expected.

VORTECS™ Score (green) vs. KP3R price, Nov. 11 – 18. Source: Cointelegraph Markets Pro

Crypto exchange listings tend to boost token prices

On Nov. 12, an announcement of a new Binance trading pair, KP3R/USDT, dropped on Twitter. Markets Pro subscribers received a near-instant alert of the development thanks to the platform’s NewsQuakes™ functionality (red circle in the chart).

KP3R’s price did not spike immediately, but after several hours the asset pulled off an immense rally, shooting up from $976 to the high of $1,923 in just 17 hours — a nearly 100% increase.

Granted, a Binance listing is big news for any digital asset, but in the case of KP3R, the announcement had landed on extremely fertile ground. The arrangement of trading activity and social sentiment metrics were already tremendously favorable, and a spark provided by Binance’s tweet triggered an extremely powerful price spike. Cointelegraph Markets Pro subscribers were alerted to both bullish conditions shaping up around KP3R and the news itself.

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