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XVG Verge and Pornhub Marriage Not Going Well

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Back in early April, the team at XVG Verge had a well-kept secret as to which firm was their new big partner. As soon as the announcement was made that Pornhub would be accepting subscription payments using XVG, the crypto community rejoiced for this was a step forward in terms of crypto adoption. Some crypto enthusiasts even put aside their morals and looked past what the Pornhub platform is all about. All were enthusiastic for they knew that the porn industry is worth around $97 Billion dollars and Pornhub has over 90 Million daily unique visitors. This, in turn, meant that XVG Verge would get the spotlight on a wide and busy platform.

Crypto accounts for Less than 1% of Pornhub Payments

Almost six months after Pornhub started accepting XVG Verge and other cryptocurrencies on the site, a new report has revealed that less than 1% of payments on the site are actually transacted using digital assets. This is even after Pornhub partnered with crypto payment processing startup of PumaPay to make the user experience more efficient.

Still Too Early to Conclude ‘The Marriage’ Between XVG Verge and Pornhub has Failed

Six months is a short time period to determine if crypto payments have failed to take off on the adult site. Judging by the fact that Bitcoin was created in 2009 and it has only started to be recognized as a means of investing, it could take a few more years before crypto payments are as natural and automatic as using your VISA or Mastercard.

A spokesperson of Pornhub remained optimistic about the future:

That being said, we expect to see widespread adoption of crypto[currency] and blockchain on our site in the near future

Possible Solutions for the Adult Industry

One possible implementation of blockchain technology in the adult film industry is probably tapping Project Atlas from the team at Tron and BitTorrent. The project aims at incentivizing users using a custom token so you can request faster downloads as well as have users run clients to seed torrents for longer periods.

With adult movies and clips being created by the minute, the burden of centrally storing all these files will become cumbersome for Pornhub and other adult sites. This then brings the option of distributing storage on the machines of subscribers who will be rewarded with a certain amount of privileges or tokens, for the platform to store some files onto their personal computers or servers that will remain online all the time.

Of course, this is pure speculation but we have to remember that behind any brilliant invention, is a crazy idea. The above idea seems crazy enough to work.

In conclusion, crypto adoption is slowly but surely making strides in the adult film industry through the use of digital assets as a means to pay for subscriptions as can be seen on Pornhub. As the future progresses, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology will surely make an impact on the industry. We also have to remind ourselves that the payment processor of PumaPay is still in the development phase and the project is yet to integrate on Pornhub. Once live, PumaPay is sure to accelerate crypto payment and billing all over the crypto-verse.

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Top 3 Cryptos to Serve as an Alternative to Bitcoin

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The crypto market continues to struggle on its way of reaching mass adoption, with most people focusing on Bitcoin. However, Bitcoin still has its fair share of problems, a few of which are quite challenging, with no guarantee that they will ever be fully solved.

While Bitcoin is, and has been the largest cryptocurrency from the moment it was created, there is no guarantee that it will remain at the number one spot forever. While this is mostly what skeptics tend to say, it is still a possibility that cannot be ignored. With that in mind, here are top 3 cryptos that might serve as an alternative to Bitcoin in the future, or maybe even now, considering how high its fees are, and how long its waiting periods tend to be.

1. XRP

XRP has become known as a ‘remittance coin’ due to its goal of providing better, faster, and cheaper international transactions. It was created by a company called Ripple Labs, and so far, it has been one of the best ways for sending money cross-border. It works in combination with Ripple’s products such as xRapid, fueling it and allowing for near-instant transactions at low fees.

The company has decided to offer its products to banks around the world, and most of the financial institutions decided to accept the offer. This is their way of trying to…

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Why HODLing XRP, BAT, and EOS is a Smart Idea

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The crypto market continues to grow, even though the prices of its many coins were severely damaged during the so-called ‘crypto winter’ of 2018. Even so, the market has grown a lot, and it currently features over 2,100 digital currencies, all parts of their own projects, with a goal of making an impact and entering the mainstream.

Of course, it goes without saying that not a lot of these coins have real potential. Many of them came to be during the ICO craze of 2017 and early 2018 when investors were willing to buy just about any coin. As a result, new startups emerged, each offering its own cryptocurrency. Most of these coins are believed to be bad projects with no future, with only a matter of time before they are declared ‘dead.’

However, there are several coins out there which are worthy of investing in, as well as HODLing on to them. Three such coins that we will focus on today are XRP, Basic Attention Token (BAT), and EOS.

XRP

Let’s start with XRP. This is a coin created by a company called Ripple Labs. As a result, the coin has a strong connection to the company, which many have taken as proof that it is not a real cryptocurrency, that it is centralized, and that it will eventually fade away as a bad project.…

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Why XRP is Worth Much Less than What Fans Expect

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The crypto world is currently facing an uncertain situation as a result of XRP value. Many fans of the digital currency are arguing that the worth should be higher than what it now. A poll taken by Twitter this year showed that 80% of the participants want XRP to be higher than Ethereum. The participant preferred the digital currency to occupy the second largest position against what experts thought. Since XRP has not offered much to improve its reputation, the participant’s reaction was surprising indeed.

From what we have seen so far, one question to ask is, why does the cryptocurrency have many supporters? The simple answer is that Ripple focuses on offering remittance services to its fans more than other digital currency. The company offers many products of which one known as xRapid a cross-border payment service impress many supporters.

Why Fans expect an increase in value

Weiss Ratings did not hide the fact that their agency is not supporting Ripple. However, they admitted that the global payment platforms which the cryptocurrency created are commendable. This commendation proves that Ripple has been impactful in that area of blockchain tech application. Also, the players in the community have seen these achievements as well. Therefore, it is not a surprise that they expect an improvement in the market cap and price of XRP

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