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Is Verge (XVG) Getting More New Partnerships On Board?

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After Verge started their first crowdfunding campaign, everyone was waiting impatiently for the revealing of the mystery partnership announced back at the end of March. However, after the announcement that Verge partnered up with Pornhub, XVG immediately started to drop. On April 17th when the partnership with Pornhub was announced, XVG lost over 30% of its market price as it seems that many of “small” investors were not happy with this outcome. However, Verge is still working on acquiring new partnerships, which could be more benevolently accepted than the story between Verge and Pornhub. So, let’s see which partners are waiting to seal the deal with XVG.

Verge and MoreFun

XVGWhale, a Twitter supporter for Verge tweeted a couple of days ago that MoreFun decided to drop the idea about ICO, which means that MoreFun will instead use integrated XVG wallet for onsite payments.

The thing about the mentioned tweet is that the news about a new partnership with MoreFun didn’t come from an official source, but from one of the supporters of Verge and XVG currency, so we can’t consider it to be more than an indication at this moment. The Verge team seems to be quiet, not only about this matter but rather embracing complete silence since Tuesday, April 17th, when the partnership with Pornhub was announced.

This is not a strange case at all as the XVG team probably needs to take some time in order to decide what the next step for XVG would be. Moreover on this case, since the lead developer was unavailable for giving statements at the given moment, one of the representatives from MoreFun stated that they have a new partnership inline. However, they didn’t say whether the mentioned partnership would be sealed with Verge.

On the other hand, XVGWhale has been an XVG supporter for quite some time, so we can probably take their word when they decided to tweet about Verge getting into a partnership with MoreFun, also stating that MoreFun will be using an integrated XVG wallet that will be used for in-game payments.

The time will show whether the indication from the side of XVGWhale stands as a real deal. However, until Verge or MoreFun representatives decide to officially announce this news, we can only guess.

Verge and MindGeek

The most recent announcement that Verge is getting into a partnership with Pornhub, which resulted in an immediate drop of around 30% down in the market, was probably slightly misinterpreted by the press and the public likewise.

Although Verge is getting accepted as a payment method on Pornhub, one of the most popular and biggest adult entertainment websites, XVG didn’t partner up directly with Pornhub.

Verge team partnered up with MindGeek, which is actually an IT and marketing company that owns all major adult entertainment sites and it is said to have over 500.000 dollars in revenue on daily basis, which is needless to say an extraordinary achievement.

What MindGeek is planning to do for XVG is to make it more exposed to the eyes of the public which means that the reason we have Verge as a payment method on Pornhub is because MindGeek decided that it would be a great strategic move for XVG’s exposure to remind millions of people that are visiting Pornhub every day that they can use Verge for safe and secure payments.

Verge and Token Pay

It was originally thought that the mystery partnership that was to be announced as planned on April 17th was actually going to happen with TokenPay. Verge community has been for some time now implicating that TokenPay is going to pair up with XVG in order to bring crypto debit cards that would integrate XVG into the electronic wallet. The active community on Reddit claims that this partnership is going to happen very soon.

They might not be far from the truth as the two representatives from both team, team Token Pay and team Verge are having close collaborations followed with great publicity. Together, they are working on different meetups, workshops, and blockchain oriented meetings, so implicating that TokenPay might soon officially partner up with Verge couldn’t be that far from reality.

How is Verge doing at the Current Moment?

Unfortunately, Verge has gone down with the latest change in the market, embracing a minor wave of drops while it is being traded in the red as of the recent events.

Up till this point, Verge was doing pretty well while recovering from the market crash that went on for days, however, it seems that their appearance on Pornhub as a part of their partnership with MindGeek didn’t suit all their holders and investors likewise. That is how this currency went down in the market for 30% just in the middle of its rebound.

The reason for that case is said to be the above-mentioned partnership as the drop occurred immediately after the news was released on Tuesday, on April 17th.

At the current moment, Verge is trading in the red after the most recent drop of -2.68% against the dollar, while also dropping against BTC for 2.49%.

After the most recent drop, one XVG unit can be bought at the price of 0.068$ per one unit, which is still far from its record price of 0.23$ as recorded back in December of 2017.

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How is the Crypto Market Changing?

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It has been around a month and a half since the start of 2019, and there are already some pretty obvious changes in the way the crypto market operates, especially when compared to the last year. Early 2018 was almost a complete opposite. The previous year started with cryptocurrencies at their strongest, only to see them crashing down after a few weeks. Back then, the ICO model was still quite strong, and so was the hype surrounding the crypto space. New investors kept entering the space, and new startups emerged with their tokens ready to be sold.

As the year progressed, things started to change. The prices continued to drop, the ICO model went down from around $1.4 billion in raised funds at the beginning of the year to only $100 million in the last month.

The ICO model lost investors’ trust, as many of the projects turned out to be either too weak to survive after the crypto winter struck, or scams which tricked investors out of their money and disappeared. Not to mention that the increase in ICOs popularity attracted the regulators who cracked down on them pretty hard, especially in the US.

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

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