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Verge’s (XVG) and NEM (XEM) future looks good, here’s why

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Choosing a cryptocurrency for investing is a challenge, especially if you are not a very seasoned investor. There are so many different platforms and coins; each has different features so picking one correctly just gets harder as you dig in. You can read about each coin’s features but how can you tell which ones will do well and which are the ones that are just hot air?

Let me give you two hints. Verge (XVG) and Nem (XEM) have already proven they are up to the job. They are both reliable and solid cryptocurrencies, and their future just looks excellent. Let me tell you why.

NEM (XEM)

NEM (XEM) is among the most recent alt-coins, but it already exhibits the potential to take on the market’s legends such as Ethereum and Bitcoin. NEM is a blockchain that allows for smart assets through its platform, which was designed with corporate users in mind.

What’s NEM’s edge?

Most of the current cryptocurrencies go for proof of work (the algorithm Bitcoin made famous) or for the proof of stake algorithm (and variations). NEM is different it uses the proof of importance consensus algorithm, which is unique as protocol goes and ensures that the network’s safety is safeguarded.

That’s not all. The networks’ characteristic EigenTrust++, its reputation system, the Multisig accounts and encrypted messaging service are also hallmarks. These features secure the network so it can run dApps safely, and in a trustworthy way that also allows for smart contracts.

Sound scalable network

Among the strengths of the NEM’x blockchain, is the ability to scale. The platform was designed from the ground up so it would be as highly scalable as possible. 

That’s why this network can manage as many as three thousand transactions per second. This becomes an essential network feature as more and more apps work over the very same network. Scaling is not a problem for NEM but and advantage which is the opposite of what’s been happening to Ethereum.

Harvesting

Harvesting is another of XEM’s advantages. It simulates investors to come into the project. Let’s say an investor is interested in harvesting new blocks. He would only need to have 10000 XEM tokens. 

That amount will allow the user to join in the network’s harvest of new blocks and collect fees. This way new investors are encouraged to both hold the XEM currency and increase the network’s activity.

Partnerships

Partnerships play an essential role in any and all crypto coins. It prompts new users to adopt them and grants them credibility. 

NEM has done very well in this regard, closing deals with some very high profile companies around the world. They’ve sealed over forty partnerships that include names such as KChain, Blockchain Global, Paytomat and Tech Bureau Corp.

Every single one of this partnerships is making XEM available to the public instead of leaving it stored in digital vaults. 

The Xhai Studios is among these partnerships, and it could make XEM use grow exponentially in the video gaming and mobile video industry. If it sticks and works, it will amazingly increase NEM’s credibility.

Verge (XVG)

Verge’s growth is about to become one of the best ever to be seen in the crypto world. It has all to do with its unique platform but also with the controversial and very misunderstood partnership Verge managed to secure in mid-April.

What’s Verge’s edge?

Its features concerning privacy and anonymity are just unrivaled by any other platform until now. Some competitors are not ready to admit it, but Verge is just the best when it comes to this characteristics. This matters a great deal for users (current and new).

As the blockchain tech moves forward, people want anonymity, security, and privacy, and Verge offers exactly that. It does that by combining TOR, I2P and the Wraith Protocol. This feature is attractive to users and Verge has been getting it just right as it gives everyone full control over their own privacy.

Stable prices

The high volatility shown in the past by Bitcoin and Ethereum has kept many potential investors away from cryptocurrencies. While fluctuations are unavoidable for sure, XVG has been very stable as it has not shown the wild swings so many other alt-coins have had. 

It is a factor that new investors take into account when they search for a coin they can use for investments. Verge has been doing very well in this regard and chances are it will keep growing and gain more acceptance.

Verge keeps payment verification simple

Verge has been called the “next Bitcoin” because transacting in Verge’s token is incredibly swift. This is because of their SPV (Simple Payment Verification) protocol which makes it easy to adopt and a lot more usable, even than Bitcoin. It’s not merely fast; it’s also very cheap.

Partnerships

Verge’s recent partnerships are among the factors that make it more viable right now. Their association with the world’s top adult entertainment platform has shown the world this technology is available for every day use and it’s been backed up by many other parties. 

After that partnership, many others have followed suit and it the coin is about to create a debit card along with TokenPay. Verge is becoming so widely accepted in such a short time that it can only mean it has a very interesting future ahead.

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Top 3 Crypto Trends That Might Go Big in Q2 2019

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So far 2019 has brought a significant change to the crypto industry. Q1 of this year has seen the rise of the idea of IEOs, the crypto space has finally managed to shake off the bears, and numerous coins throughout the industry have seen their prices grow once again.

The latest rally happened only several weeks ago, and it allowed Bitcoin to surge up by $1,000. Most other coins followed in their own way, but the investors are now wondering what to expect out of Q2? The Q1 started off badly, but it ended up being extremely successful. The chances are that history might repeat itself in the second quarter, as there are some key trends that might point the way for the further development of the crypto market.

1. The rise of IEOs

Back in 2017 and early 2018, ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) were everything that the crypto space was talking about. Their popularity allowed startups to raise billions upon billions of dollars. Soon enough, however, that ended in a pretty bad way. STOs (Security Token Offerings) emerged as an alternative that does not depend on trust, follows regulations, and it actually holds value. However, asset tokenization might still be in its early stages, and this is something that might come back at some point in the future.

In 2019, however, IEOs (Initial Exchange Offerings) started attracting the…

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The Crypto Space Once Again Divided Over Bitcoin SV

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The crypto community is a strong one, one that managed to bring digital currencies from nothing to an industry worth hundreds of billions of dollars. However, while its strength in this regard is undeniable, the crypto community can be just as fragile given the appropriate conditions. With that in mind, the conditions seem to have been set for a new divide, although the cause is once again the same — Dr. Craig Wright and his Bitcoin SV (BSV).

Craig Wright vs. the (crypto) world

Dr. Craig Wright, the chief scientist at nChain, and the creator of Bitcoin SV. has been a well-known and very controversial figure in the crypto industry. Wright was suspected of being Bitcoin’s creator several years ago, which is possible because no one knows who is behind the name ‘Satoshi Nakamoto.’

Wright was believed to be him, and one theory claimed that he and his friend were responsible for giving life to BTC. However, the theory quickly died out, but not before Wright seemingly liked the idea of assuming the mantle of Nakamoto. He himself started claiming to be Bitcoin’s mysterious creator ever since.

Of course, he managed to gather up some followers, but the majority of the crypto community — while confused — did not believe him. Luckily, there is no need for trust, and Wright should easily be able to prove that he…

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Are XRP and Ripple Going to Be Worth Anything by the End of 2019?

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One surprise recently was when XRP took over Ethereum’s long-held second place in the Market Cap leaderboards. It quickly went back to its traditional and respectable third place behind Ethereum, but it could be a sign of things to come.

XRP has a lot of clout in the market because of the platform it is based on, which is Ripple. A coin that is used for a very specific purpose and with a long term goal in mind is always going to fare better than others. Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash and others have come about because of disagreements in Bitcoin. Therefore they offer nothing except an alternative to Bitcoin as a pure cryptocurrency, while Ripple (and XRP along with it) has something tangible behind it.

Big Banks Back Ripple

Ripple was created in 2012 for a specific reason. It aimed to become a faster and more efficient method to transfer value between banks and countries. This value can be almost anything from currencies to other instruments. While initially, banks were cautious about investing in the company, recently they have been lining up. The crypto winter has helped with innovation int he industry and Ripple has benefitted immensely for it.

The various payment solutions based on Ripple such as xRapid and xCurrent are seeing a large uptake, and this is having an amazing effect on XRP as a whole.…

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