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Verge’s XVG: Three things you should know

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The digital world doesn’t have a lot of more prominent celebrities than John McAfee. He’s been an advocate for crypto-currencies, especially for the ones that feature privacy and anonymity, as Verge does.

Verge’s roadmap is very clear. It privileges what users want, and it aims to get a token value of $15 before the year ends. They might just get there because users are happy and they’re getting a good experience with Verge.

Consistency

Verge came to my attention when it was ranked at 60. Now it’s at number 27, which means it’s been going up steadily. If you’ve been paying attention (as I have), you’ll find that this is an excellent alt-coin to buy right now. It’s more modern; it fixes holes that older (more classic) currencies have left open.

The first priority for Verge is privacy and anonymity (without involvement in the porn world, as EOS has done). This coin gives you the freedom to be public or not, according to your wishes. It protects you always.

Anonymity has been a core value since the first blockchain currency came into being, but Verge has turned it into high art, they do it differently, they do it better, they take it further. In Verge, you can see every transaction ever made without knowing who did it.

Verge: the raw truth

Any corporation or foundation do not support Verge’s XVG crypto coin. It’s an open source project supported by a community of competent enthusiasts. Do not disparage this, just thing that projects as successful and effective as the BSD and Linux operating systems work under those same principles. Enthusiasts put in the work and the funding. It works.

Verge’s transaction speed is very high because it uses TOR on top of the Android wallet. Granted, getting better transaction speeds than Bitcoin is not that hard, but they do it very well, and they do it over Android, which gives Verge access to most of the world’s smartphone users. If you are on Android, you can do XVG transfers in real time while you keep your privacy and anonymity. It’s easy; it’s quick, it’s safe.

The McAfee Tweet

When McAfee tweeted to support Verge, the coin went up 800% in no time at all. McAfee was criticized for this, but it also shows that Verge is ready to take on the cryptocurrency market, all its fluctuations included.

Verge’s market cap is around $899 million. It traded under $0.05 for some time, but then it jumped to $0.07, which is its current value. The token value is quite low for the time being which will make it easier for investors to buy it in bulk, and wait for prices to rise as the platform keeps developing.

Among Verge’s plans is to implement smart contract technology for the XVG currency. That will allow for developing DApps and to use the platform to monetize the contracts. It will get the investors’ attention, mainly corporate and institutional investors. As they become interested in this coin demand and value will rise.

While this development is a safe bet, it won’t happen very soon. The Verge community is planning to finish implementing these features in 2018’s last quarter.

What you need to know right now is that very few crypto coins have so much going on behind the scenes as Verge does. The digital asset has a team of committed and competent enthusiasts behind it. They will increase awareness and keep new features coming around. This is one of the coins that will perform best this year, and this is the time to get a piece of the action. Once Verge takes off, nothing will stop it.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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Aluna.Social is a Compelling Social Platform for Crypto Traders and Investors

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When one thinks about the social media landscape, the companies that first come to mind are most likely Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat.  These platforms are a great way to stay connected with friends, families, and colleagues, especially when geographic distance is a factor.  But, in addition to just chatting about life in general and sharing pictures, social media can be used to bridge the information gap that exists within the investment community.

Over the last decade, many trading offices have been established in large cities all over the world which allow solo traders and investors to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a workspace.  The real benefit to trading in these offices is to participate in the free flow of trading ideas and information.  Proprietary trading is one of the most challenging careers to be successful at and the exchange of ideas is almost required in order to succeed.  Traders at hedge funds and investment banks work in teams so why shouldn’t remote traders?

While these trading offices are a great way to help bridge the information gap, Aluna.Social may provide an even better way, especially as it relates to cryptocurrency trading.

Mission Statement

Aluna.Social, founded by Alvin Lee and Henrique Matias, is a multi-exchange social trading terminal for crypto traders and investors.  The goal of the platform is to help newcomers shorten their learning curve,…

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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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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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