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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.

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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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Ripple XRP Mega Breakout: What’s Next?

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The Ripple XRP mega breakout that we were calling for happened and happened much quicker than anyone expected. As we said yesterday:

Nonetheless, IF, Ripple is capable of going ‘topside’ of the .38 figure at any point in the days/weeks ahead, such development, should it occur, would likely trigger its next advance into the .42 – .47 zone, representing a 30-40% move from present levels. On the flip-side, the .25 – .26 area should offer short-term potential support.

XRP is now sitting at .51704  as we write this article this morning, representing gains of 61% since we alerted our readers and our Global Elite email newsletter members.

Ripple XRP Mega Breakout

The Ripple XRP mega breakout is significant because it’s the first time XRP has been above its 50-day moving average since May. Right now, the RSI is approaching 80, so we are in overbought territory and we expect the price to consolidate around the .42 to .47 level before resuming its uptrend.

While some are looking at this as an opportunity to short XRP, we are not of that camp. While some can book some profits and use a trailing stop, any integration of XRP with xRapid has the ability to create a tremendous move in XRP. As Travis Kling said this week on the Off the Chain podcast with Anthony Pompliano, XRP could be the quickest five-bagger investors…

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Litecoin Cash (LCC): The potential mover?

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Litecoin underwent a hard fork in the past, and that is what led to the creation of Litecoin Cash. Bitcoin has also experienced a hard fork, which has led to the creation of Bitcoin Cash, so this trend is not necessarily brand new.

Forks have occurred pretty often now in the cryptocurrency community, and the perception is that it probably will continue to, as long as the need (forks are often created to overcome issues faced by the originals) remains there.

While the market has been bearish for most of the year, it has been showing some definite signs of life, especially when we look at the kind of price action that has been happening with Ripple recently. Litecoin is also rising in anticipating of its hard fork, which is to be expected.

For those who are unaware, Litecoin Cash was created earlier this year. 10 Litecoin Cash was given to every investor who had 1 Litecoin – and that one move, it’s easy to see, was very massive concerning value.

Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin, has come out against LiteCoin Cash, calling it a scam. Many cryptocurrency influencers have come out against Litecoin cash, although there are still others that believe that this is only because the project threatens them.

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The Stage is Set for Stellar XLM vs XRP

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The digital asset of XRP, did something spectacular on the 18th of September when it shocked the crypto-markets by rising in value by 21%. In a time period that was less than 5 hours, XRP spiked from levels of $0.273 to those of $0.332 and has continued rising. The digital asset is currently valued at $0.36.

xRapid Factor

The reason for the sharp increment in value of XRP was news that the Ripple company was going to launch xRapid in the next month or so. This was after the firm’s head of Regulatory relations for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, Sagar Sarabhai, made the following comments during a CNBC interview on the 17th of September:

“I am very confident that in the next one month or so you will see some good news coming in where we launch the product live in production.”

Stellar’s Cross-Border Payments

The news of Ripple launching xRapid has come 2 weeks after the Stellar project and IBM, announced that they were entering the industry of cross-border payments through their new service known as IBM Blockchain World-Wire. The new payment settlement service has been quoted as being ‘near instant’ meaning that it will probably rival the transactions time seen in the xRapid pilot tests of 2 – 3 minutes earlier on in the year.

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