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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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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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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

Bitcoin behavior mirrors the pre-bear market situation

The crash that analysts are predicting right now comes as a direct consequence of all the hype that has been building up in…

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

In the past few…

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