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Verge (XVG) sinks, and even Pornhub can’t come to the rescue

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Cryptocurrencies have already proved themselves as profitable ventures with more and more of them emerging while many companies continue to show interest in using them.

Some companies have even gone further to launching their digital coins that have navigated the waters to advance and become relevant. However, many emerging cryptocurrencies fail to consider one crucial fact adequately, and that is network security.

Blockchain Safety

Many people will agree to the fact that they have heard news of blockchains being secure and transparent mediums of transacting. However, this might not be entirely true to all blockchain technologies; blockchain is still a relatively new technology, and in its initial stages that require a lot of further enhancement and development, especially in the area of security.

Because blockchains are the platforms that are holding virtual currencies that are in demand in the current time, makes them a bigger target to hacks and bug attacks. The legal repercussions associated with hacking or attacking a blockchain are quite high and severe, but if successfully done, the attack is likely to bring huge rewards to the hackers.

The Problem with Verge (XVG)

Late last month, Verge suffered yet another 51% attack that affected about 35 million XVG digital coins in less than five hours. This was shortly followed by a 14% Verge’s XVG price decline in the time duration of 24 hours. The recent attack is not doing any justice to the privacy coin, Verge (XVG), denting their credibility and image as a viable cryptocurrency.

In April, an unknown hacker managed to gain entry to the network minting XVG coins while blocking other users, at the time, from making any transactions. Other attacks have followed since them, and they are severely affecting the prices of XVG.

Now trading at $0.038 and assuming a market cap of roughly $580 million, the position thirty-four as per Coinmarketcap virtual currency is significantly falling in value, and the end doesn’t seem to be near. The general perception by many now is, Verge (XVG) is not a secure platform.

Pornhub and Verge Relationship

When Verge (XVG) announced their partnership with MindGeek and Pornhub, the entire cryptocurrency community was left tongues wagging. The media referred to it as the “biggest partnership” in the history of virtual currencies. Many commended Pornhub for trusting cryptocurrency as a payment option although the decision to settle with Verge was highly disputed.

The partnership entailed allowing consumers of explicit content to pay for premium services in Verge while allowing performers the chance to be reimbursed in XVG. The partnership was catching momentum, but a change of tune is currently being witnessed.

According to a recent release by Anna Lee, the pioneer of Virtual Reality Porn, the adult site is experimenting with Vice Industry Token (VIT). She went to her twitter page to announce the “casting call” the website’s initial annual Pornhub Games, hosted by Asa Akira that promises to pay the top three performers $10,000 equivalent of VIT.

Although the new partnership between VIT and Pornhub is not officially announced yet, the rumor mill has it that VIT will be the elite sponsor of this years Pornhub awards. The virtual currency is quickly making a name for itself in the industry.

And clearly, this all shows that even Pornhub is not interesting in rescuing Verge while it depreciates. But of course, I, as a crypto enthusiast would not want to see any coin on the market fail, including Verge. Let’s see how it goes.

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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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