SOS Limited (NYSE:SOS) stock is on the rise Friday following positive news and interest in the blockchain company. Source: Marko Aliaksandr/ShutterStock.com To start off with, SOS Limited announced that it has completed the initial steps of its blockchain strategy. To go along with this, the company also says that it has developed a “firewall system, personal biological information storage system, and antivirus system all of which are based on blockchain and AI.” While that’s definitely good news for SOS Limited, it’s nowhere close to the reason shares of SOS stock are soaring higher today. Instead, it looks like retail investors are behind the increase in its stock.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips SOS stock has been mentioned alongside other shares that are on the rise thanks to retail investors. This all started with members of the Reddit WallStreetBets pumping up GameStop (NYSE:GME) stock earlier this week. Since then, these investors have been searching out other shares that they can pump up and it looks like SOS is among their targets. With the increased attention on SOS stock comes heavy trading. Some 51 million shares of the stock have moved as of this writing. That’s a massive jump next to its daily average trading volume of about 6 million shares. 7 Safe Stocks to Buy for Solid Returns in Tumultuous Times Investors that want to learn more about WallStreetBets, as well as the recent drama surrounding the Robinhood trading app, can check out the following articles. GME, BB, AMC Drop 50% on Robinhood Ban — But One Will Recover 100% GME Stock: Redditors Bet on $5,000 Target for GameStop as Elon Musk Dives In Robinhood IPO? What Experts Are Saying Now Following the Reddit Fallout Robinhood Bans GME and 7 Other High-Flying Reddit Stocks: What to Know Robinhood Ban Sparks Major Backlash via Tweets, 1-Star Reviews and App Deletions Robinhood Class Action Lawsuit 2021: Investors Take Action After App Bans Stocks SOS stock was up 19.5% as of Friday afternoon. On the date of publication, William White did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. More From InvestorPlace Why Everyone Is Investing in 5G All WRONG Top Stock Picker Reveals His Next 1,000% Winner It doesn’t matter if you have $500 in savings or $5 million. Do this now. The post SOS Stock: Why Shares of Blockchain Play SOS Limited Are Surging Today appeared first on InvestorPlace.