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Here’s Why Verge (XVG) Could Overtake Monero (XMR)

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Verge (XVG) is currently trading for little over $0.12 apiece, up close to 100% on its price just 24 hours ago and up just shy of 2000% on its start of December pricing. Even for crypto standards that’s incredible run and it’s one that has drawn a large amount of speculative attention towards the token moving into the end of this month.

Here is our take on this coin and its tremendous growth as well as a look at what we expect from XVG going forward.

XVG is all about privacy.

Privacy is an incredibly hot topic in pretty much all areas right now but the application of cryptocurrency to individual privacy is one that’s garnered a lot of attention on the back of the various data leaks and intrusions that have hit press during 2017. Some coins, like Monero (XMR), have really managed to rocket on the back of their ability to leverage this growing privacy concern and in turn, their ability to use it as a marketing tool for the coins that underpin their market capitalization.

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XVG Daily Chart

While XVG has technically been around since 2014, however, it’s not been nearly as successful in getting its name in front of potential investors. Perhaps the primary reason for this is because, when it was initially introduced, its name was DodgeCoinDark and only since a rebranding in 2016 has it been called Verge, or XVG.

So why so slow off the mark?

Because there’s no real company behind this one – it’s a community-driven coin and this fact has served to dramatically decrease the time and capital available for marketing (as opposed to development).

With that said, however, there is a longer-term advantage of focusing on development in favor of marketing and this is why we think XVG could be an interesting one to look at right now.

Essentially, the coin is one of the number one privacy coins available today. When you talk about privacy, many cryptocurrencies incorporate technology similar to what might be used in a VPN to implement privacy features. This, of course, isn’t particularly secure. Only two coins can claim to be 100% secure and they can do this by employing both Tor (The Onion Router), which is an IP service that allows for anonymous browsing by way of a more than 7000 relay-strong network and I2P (Invisible Internet Project), a more complicated (and not totally necessary to understand for the purposes of this discussion) alternative to Tor.

By harnessing both of these anonymity tools, a coin can ensure 100% privacy and, as mentioned, only two can claim this – XVG and the already mentioned Monero.

One of these currently trades for more than $400 a coin and a market capitalization of $6.5 billion. The other trades for $0.12 a coin and a capitalization of just $1 billion.

Even if we see a small percentage shift of the market away from Monero and towards Verge, therefore, we could see a sharp increase in the price of XVG and it’s likely that the run we are seeing in the markets right now is largely due to this type of shift.

So what comes next?

We think this one has plenty more room to run to the upside based on the fact that it’s one of just two privacy coins that have real potential to answer the security concerns that are becoming increasingly prevalent in today’s market. It’s lagging behind Monero right now, sure, but that’s more to do with a lack of market awareness than anything else and the further XVG rises, the more we will see this awareness gap close.

We will be updating our subscribers as soon as we know more. For the latest on XVG, sign up below!

Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency.


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3 Altcoins That Are Outperforming Bitcoin and Will Likely Face Consequences

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The crypto market is going through a period of massive recovery in the past few months, which has caused the investors’ optimism to return. While all eyes are on Bitcoin (BTC), as usual, the largest coin seems to be struggling with a major resistance level at $8,000 at the moment. While this level was breached a few times now, every breach resulted in a correction.

At the time of writing, BTC is approaching this level yet again, with its current price being at $7,985,79, and rising further. The price managed to grow by 1.06% in the last 24 hours, and will undoubtedly hit $8,000 in a matter of hours, if not sooner.

However, while Bitcoin continues to remain volatile and struggles with waves of growth and decline, there are some altcoins that are not following its path. Of course, most of them are performing in pretty much the same manner as BTC, as they always had. But, a few coins have actually managed to outperform Bitcoin in recent months.

While optimists believe that this might lead to decoupling from Bitcoin — something that only Binance Coin (BNB) managed to pull off up to this point — it is likely that there will be consequences for these cryptos. This likely means that a price drop for these specific coins awaits somewhere in the near future, as outperforming BTC…

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3 Cryptocurrencies Most Likely to Follow Bitcoin’s Performance

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For more than a year, the cryptocurrency market has been dominated by bearish influence, with most coins seeing constant drops, or stagnation, at best. This all changed in the past few months, starting with Bitcoin which once again started leading the market up, bringing one minor rally after another.

BTC itself experienced massive losses in 2018, with its price going down by around 84%. Most other coins among the top 10 mirrored its performance, and some of them experienced even greater losses. However, now that Bitcoin sees gains again, these cryptocurrencies are still following its example, and many of them have seen massive breakouts. Some of the more notable altcoins that followed Bitcoin’s recent example are Ethereum (ETH), Stellar (XLM), and Cardano (ADA).

Ethereum performance mirroring Bitcoin’s price

As mentioned, Bitcoin led every rally so far, but before it did, its price first went through what is known as an ascending triangle pattern. The pattern held for around five months, which is exceptionally long for the crypto world. However, once the pattern was finally broken — the coin’s price skyrocketed, more than doubling itself within only two months.

One thing to note is that Ethereum performed in pretty much the same fashion. After five months of struggle and confusion for investors, the second largest cryptocurrency also managed to break the pattern and skyrocket as well. It…

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4 Reasons Why the New Bitcoin Rally Is Unlikely to Stop Now

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After more than a year of declining prices, the crypto market is finally seeing a period of serious recovery — one that has already brought digital currencies to heights not seen in over half a year now.

Only days ago, Bitcoin surged past several major resistance levels and managed to exceed its yearly high of over $8,000. Already, many skeptics are predicting the soon end of the bull run, and the possibility of yet another sharp decline. However, there are signs that suggest otherwise — that this bull run is only getting started, and that it will not end anytime soon.

There are four reasons why this is the case, and they are as follows:

1) Bakkt

There is the long-awaited Bitcoin futures exchange, Bakkt, which recently announced that the July test date for Bitcoin futures is soon to be set. Bakkt’s launch was delayed multiple times already, so the announcement came as quite a surprise. However, it appears that it will happen quite soon, after all.

As soon as its arrival becomes a certainty, Bitcoin will likely skyrocket even further, just like gold did when gold ETF appeared in 2013.

2) Bitcoin completely ignored the hacking of Binance

Binance has been the largest crypto exchange by trading volume for a while now, and as such, many expected that, if anything were to happen to it, Bitcoin…

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