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Verge is attacked for the third time: here is why you should not panic

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It has barely been a week since Verge was in the headlines with concerns about an attack on its network. Just recently news reports indicated that the privacy-centric cryptocurrency has been attacked for the third time leading to growing concerns by the Verge community over the future of the coin. Verge XVG has been in the headlines lately especially after a post on BitcoinTalk by a user named ‘Ocminer’ claimed to reveal data that showed a 51 percent attack on the Verge network. The claims were confirmed by a post on twitter from @Vergecurrency that acknowledged a DDoS attack on some mining pools.

Are the attack claims Fake news?

With the recent news circulating about Verge’s third attack, the crypto community has become concerned with a series of altcoins being questioned for their level of security as well. Some of the responses on most online forums included users on Reddit who were astonished by the turn of events some even calling it a joke and fake news.

In response, the Verge team has retweeted a post on twitter from Kris Chase (who is the marketing and operations head at verge), in which he mentioned that Verge was building a new codebase that will soon be implemented. He also mentioned that the company is working on other technological developments that will benefit the platform’s security. He finished his post saying,

Let’s get back to work while the haters keep spreading #fakenews.

Apart from that, the verge team has also received mixed reactions from the community with some encouraging the team to keep working on the platform and make it more secure while others criticized the team for allowing the attack to happen for the third time. However, the big question has been whether Verge network is truly under attack or are these reports merely fake news being spread to hurt the value of XVG.

Verge coin moving forward

All in all, the stories about an attack on Verge’s network for the third time are not confirmed and however they turn out to be, it’s pretty clear that Verge is making progress amidst the turbulence. As it is Verge has recently been listed as the only cryptocurrency payment option on MyFitStuff.

For the uninitiated, MyFitStuff is an e-commerce shopping platform that only focuses on selling merchandise in the fitness industry. The platform is now set up to accept Verge XVG as payment on their Los Angeles based online shops. This adds up to other partnerships that Verge has been working on over the past few months posing a positive picture for the privacy-centric coin.

In the long run, there is no coin that is perfect, and even though the XVG network has been under problems in terms of network attacks and security, its core team is made of individuals with a proven purpose and vision. You just might want to hold on to it for a while till everything is clear.

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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

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TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

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Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

The primary reason why blockchain technology is being implemented so quickly is because it solves a lot of the problems typically associated with the traditional business model.  And online casinos are no different.  It still needs to be said that centralized casinos have proven that there is a great demand for online gambling.  The market is growing faster than anyone could have predicted, and future opportunities appear very promising and lucrative.  But industries are continually evolving and this one is no different.

A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

  • Little to no transparency
  • Consumer lack of confidence
  • Privacy concerns
  • 48-72 hour wait time for withdrawals

These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

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