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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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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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Can Libra help the crypto industry to reach new heights?

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Libra is motivated and determined to change the face of payment procedures across the globe and make the blockchain-based project the leaders of payments.
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The market for cryptocurrencies started with the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, and since then, so many cryptocurrencies have been launched that it gets hard to keep track of them. The crypto market has seen massive growth in the past 3-4 years as it started gaining attention from mass media, which helped in this boom.

From the past 2-3 years, several new cryptocurrency projects were launching in the market. Amid all this, the social media giant – Facebook announced the launch of their cryptocurrency platform, and this news got viral like wildfire. The announcement came forward in June, and the upcoming cryptocurrency is known as Libra, and it’ll come with its dedicated wallet called Calibra.

What is Libra?

Libra is a permissioned blockchain-based digital currency which is being developed under the supervision of Facebook’s vice president, David A. Marcus. The cryptocurrency is under development in partnership with an independent, non-profit member Libra Association. Facebook is the second member of the project, and these companies aim to use Facebook’s user base for the promotion of the digital currency when it is launched. The transactions and the cryptocurrency will be managed and cryptographically entrusted by the Libra Association.

Note: Libra Association was established by Facebook to look after the cryptocurrency and the transactions, and it was founded in Geneva, Switzerland.

The development of…

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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