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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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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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The rise of the crypto casinos

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In the hyper-competitive world of online casinos, operators are always looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. The most usual methods include using distinctive branding, offering generous bonuses and making sure that they are on all of the major so-called affiliate sites where players can compare and contrast casinos’ different offerings.

But now a whole new generation of casinos are starting to emerge – ones whose key difference isn’t what and how you play, but more in how you pay.

The rise and rise of the cryptocurrency casino is seen by many as the next logical step in a world that is slowly but surely starting to accept that Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, et al. are certainly here to stay.

Of course, it’s the first of these cryptocurrencies that has really grabbed the headlines and led the way with its meteoric performance in 2017 when it seemed like its $20,000 value was just the start of the story. Admittedly, this was short-lived and the value quickly fell back to a more sustainable level but, if it achieved one thing, it was to cement this exciting new kind of currency in the consciousness of the general public.

Why Bitcoin and online casinos are the perfect partners

In many ways, it’s the perfect partnership between Bitcoin and online casinos with multiple benefits for both.

The first of…

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