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Verge (XVG) Unexpectedly Surges by 11% After Code Malfunction

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Verge (XVG) is a well-known privacy coin that was believed to have a lot of potentials until it was discovered that its mining code contains a vulnerability that allows several types of attacks. After this discovery was made, the project was attacked multiple time, suffering at least three time-warp attacks, and even one 51% attack in 2018.

After the crypto community realized what has happened to it, the coin started losing support, as well as users. So much so, in fact, that its price dropped to barely a fraction of a cent throughout 2018, after it reached its all-time high of $0.27 in December 2017.

With that in mind, it is clear why a recent 11% surge surprised the crypto community, even after the project’s developers announced that they are considering a transition to PoS (Proof-of-Stake).

According to TradingView, the coin’s price at the time of writing is at $0.00626768, although this is once again closer to its regular levels. On March 3rd, however, the coin’s price surged to around $0.00705712.

It is unclear what caused the surge, or why the coin has dropped back down after the jump, particularly due to the fact that this was the largest change in the coin’s price since the bull run that ended on February 24th. Even then, XVG did not manage to approach this value.

The recent string of bad news regarding Verge only adds to the mystery, and even on the VergeCurrency subreddit, the coin’s community is questioning the event.

One theory is that the surge was caused by a March 1st tweet shared by Verge’s lead developer and founder, Sunerok. In a recent tweet, he supposedly accidentally shared a sign-up process that was supposed to be revealed yesterday, March 4th. The tweet was deleted afterward, with Sunerok explaining his error.

Verge suffered more than most in 2018

While 2018 was not a friendly year to cryptocurrencies, the fact is that not every coin suffered equally as much. Verge experienced both, good and bad in 2018, although its reputation may have been destroyed after the bad.

On the positive note, the project managed to partner with MindGeek, which is an adult entertainment company that owns Pornhub. However, many in the crypto community were questioning whether or not it is a good idea to associate Verge with this type of content.

However, such issues quickly became irrelevant after Verge started suffering time warp and 51% attacks, which also caused it to make numerous headlines. The project lost a huge amount of coins during the attacks, which eventually caused it to sink on the list of largest coins.

The issues also caused Pornhub to turn to TRON and Horizen, making Verge less exclusive as it previously was. For now, Verge seems to be returning to its former levels, price-wise. However, the project may soon shift towards PoS, if its developers choose to go through with their recent announcement.

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Encrypgen’s New HODLING Incentive Program May Send DNA Token Soaring

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Cryptocurrency traders have enjoyed a Bitcoin moon shot during the past few months.  Those gains have created a much more enjoyable environment for crypto bulls.  Whether it’s a temporary or permanent increase remains to be seen but hitting the 10,000 level has put everyone in a better mood.  Unfortunately, altcoins have not had experienced the same type of gains and are lagging significantly behind Bitcoin.

I’ve written articles in the past year that there is at least a decent chance that many altcoins won’t survive the current environment.  The ones that do will do so because they created a platform that has real world usage.  After spending countless hours researching many of the existing altcoins, I’ve yet to see a company that is more promising than Encrypgen (DNA).

Encrypgen Background Information

Encrypgen is a genomic blockchain network that provides customers and partners with best-in-class, next generation, blockchain security for protecting, sharing and re-marketing genomic data. This creates a fair marketplace for a person’s DNA that can be stored privately and sold (if a person wishes to do that). A person’s DNA can also be shared privately and securely with their physician for their personalized care.

Typically, people can send their DNA off to a lab to find out who they are and where they come from. As fun as that might sound, there is a significant security problem…

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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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TRON (TRX) Is Likely to Go Big in June

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We are now halfway through 2019, and the situation in the crypto space is better than ever in the past year. Numerous cryptos are seeing large gains, often cut by brief periods of stagnation or small corrections, but the overall sentiment is obviously bullish.

Bitcoin sits way above the $8k mark, and while it struggles to go beyond $8,700, it is still trying to grow. Investors and analysts are quite bullish regarding the foreseeable future, and a lot of altcoins are expected to follow BTC in this regard. However, today, we would like to talk about one particular altcoin — TRON (TRX) — as well as why it is likely to go big in June.

TRON’s progress so far

As many people in and out of TRON community know, TRX is not a project that often sits still. It is rich with announcements, particularly when it comes to his CEO, Justin Sun, whose enthusiastic tweets often seem like hype building to many.

However, TRON made some massive progress in 2018, which was the worst year cryptocurrencies have ever seen. This is not something that can be achieved through hype alone, and the project needs to have true quality and value in order to see such massive development in the middle of the longest and harshest crypto winter in…

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