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XVG Pornhub Partnership Not Enough to Save Verge

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Back in April of this year, Verge (XVG) revealed a mysterious partnership that was expected to bring the coin to the new heights. The partnership, as we know now, was with adult entertainment website, Pornhub. However, it would seem that the XVG Pornhub partnership was not enough to save Verge from sinking.

Verge goes down despite XVG Pornhub partnership

The partnership between Verge and adult entertainment giant came as a big surprise for the XVG community. Pornhub was even commended by many for trusting in cryptos and introducing them as a payment option. Even the media was excited, calling this the biggest partnership in the history of cryptos. In fact, many believed that this will lead to a mass crypto adoption and that it will even change the stance toward the digital currencies, in general.

For a time, this seemed to be true, as the price of Verge skyrocketed once the partnership was first revealed, back in April. However, the price surge did not last for long, and XVG-Pornhub partnership ended up being only a temporary boost for Verge.

The reasons behind the doom of Verge are no secret. Not only has the entire year been a disaster on the crypto front, but the coin even got hacked via a 51% attack. The attack affected over 35 million coins in around 5 hours, which has left deep scars on Verge.

Soon enough, the coin started dropping, and over the course of a few months, it landed at the 39th place on CoinMarketCap’s list. Naturally, its price went down as well, and the coin is currently valued at only $0.013661 per unit.

Pornhub decides that going crypto is the right choice

Pornhub, on the other hand, realized that going crypto was a good call. However, choosing Verge probably was not. Because of that, the website quickly became interested in other coins, like VIT (Vice Industry Token), ZenCash and TRON (TRX). Soon after that, they also entered into a partnership with PumaPay in order to make crypto payments more easier for consumers.

While great for the crypto world, the new partnership also affected Verge in a negative way, as the coin was no longer the only crypto on Pornhub. With everything that happened up to that point, Verge continued to drop until it reached the position it holds today. Obviously, Pornhub wasn’t interested in saving Verge. Even so, the coin tried entering new partnerships after XVG Pornhub deal backfired, but it did not help much, as we can see today.

In the end, many believe that Pornhub just used XVG, especially since it benefited from this partnership more than the crypto has. In the meantime, the crypto market continued to be unfriendly all the way until a short break in August, which also wasn’t too good for XVG. Whether the coin can make a comeback or not is anyone’s guess. As for the crypto community, the fall of any coin is a tragedy, and many hope that Verge will eventually find its way back.

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Is there a Real Value to Binance Coin (BNB)?

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Binance Coin (BNB) is one of the most interesting cryptocurrencies at the market right now. The coin was developed by the largest crypto exchange by trading volume in the world, and it only works within the exchange’s ecosystem. However, it still managed to achieve what many believed was impossible — it stopped following Bitcoin’s lead, and it started carving its own path.

At the very least, the coin is highly intriguing, but does it hold real value? This is a question that many in the crypto community have been asking for a while now, uncertain whether BNB is a worthy investment or not.

What gives BNB its value?

Binance Coin cannot be used for purchasing goods and services, like Bitcoin. It currently does not fuel a development platform like Ethereum. It cannot even be used as XRP for sending international payments. However, the coin had still managed to triple its price in the last three months and to surge when most other cryptocurrencies were seeing losses due to the last remnants of the crypto winter.

BNB managed to achieve all of this because of its use cases within Binance, but also because of its future potential. First of all, Binance is the largest crypto exchange in the world, with millions of customers, most of which use the exchange on a daily basis.

This means that the exchange inspires…

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Top 3 Reasons To HODL Binance Coin (BNB)

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After 2018 crypto winter began, everyone involved with cryptocurrencies experienced quite a difficult period. The prices were down, weak projects started failing, and even the strong ones appeared to be in more trouble than they could face. The year was especially difficult for HODLers, as they expected that the coins’ prices would continue to skyrocket. Instead, they lost a fortune, not even knowing if the prices will ever start returning to their former heights.

These days, things do not seem so bad anymore. The prices are still down, most of the coins are still at their newly-found bottoms, but smaller bull runs are improving the situation, while a massive one still remains somewhere in the future, at least according to optimists.

However, among the coins in the vast and diverse crypto market, one token stands out. Binance Coin is not exactly a typical cryptocurrency, and for many reasons. The biggest one is that it is one of the few tokens out there that does not follow Bitcoin’s lead, at least not anymore. Whether that will change in the future remains to be seen, but for now, BNB appears to be going its own way, carving its own path through the crypto market.

Its price has increased by several hundred percents since the year began, and for now, it continues to grow. As such, it is perhaps more worthy…

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Why Binance Could Become The First Centralized Company To Achieve Total Decentralization

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At this point, pretty much everyone who knows anything about cryptocurrencies knows that they are based on the concept of decentralization. The same is true for the blockchain technology. While there are some exceptions, such as certain stablecoins, most digital coins follow this principle.

This means that these coins, as well as their network, have no central authority, no single entity that would make choices and decisions that would impact others. However, while most coins managed to achieve this through different complex mechanisms and algorithms — one aspect of crypto trading still remains heavily centralized. We are, of course, talking about crypto exchanges.

Centralization of crypto exchanges

Most of the largest crypto exchanges out there are designed as companies, rather than community-operated platforms. The exchanges have their employees who designed them and developed special tools. They act as customer support, developers, innovators, and alike.

They also get to decide which coins will be listed and which are too weak, uncertain, or not fit to be found on the list. Exchanges are also responsible for keeping the traders’ and investors’ funds safe, which is why they typically develop their own wallets. As such, they are often targeted by hackers, as the coins are stored in an exchange wallet, waiting to be withdrawn, sold, or converted into different currencies.

This makes them extremely unsafe, and investors and traders are always…

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