Is the cultist coin Verge (XVG) dead yet?

XVG price is currently behaving like a wounded animal on the brink of death. The month of July has been one of slow bleeding, with the price showing absolutely no signs of recovery. While its USD value fluctuated somewhat, mostly around the $0,022 USD mark, the coin’s BTC value is in an obvious free-fall. After a monthly high of 404 satoshi, the XVG/BTC pairing saw some sideways action before petering off towards its current value of 285 satoshi (a daily drop of 4,15%). USD value has remained just above $0,023 USD, as the coin is currently valued at $0,023413 USD, which is a 1,80% improvement in the last 24 hours. With a market cap of $355,230,120 USD, Verge is currently the 39th most valuable cryptocurrency in the world and is being dangerously threatened by BAT token in the spot below.

Several new updates have popped up from the developers, after a long period of inactivity, so that’s a plus. A development update was released just a few days ago, where Marvin Piekarek, one of the developers at Verge, explained where some key elements of the project are currently standing.


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Apparently work is being done on the Verge Wallet in order to make it decentralized, secure, reliable, open source and community driven. As of now, the community doesn’t seem very happy about its overall functionality. The Verge Core team is also working on the Verge codebase. The codebase will be upgraded to Bitcoin v.0.13, in order to “update security protocols” and bring “further improvements”. Besides this, Ring Confidential Transactions and possible mobile payment systems could materialize as well. This is all cool and stuff, except for the small fact that the link to the Verge github codebase saw its last commit posted on July 5th. Finally, RSK integration is mentioned, but no detailed explanation is given. Hilariously enough Piekarek concludes his post with:

With all the above said, thank you for reading my non-sense,” after which he posted his XVG address, probably so that Verge holders could tip him for his “hard work”. A reddit user mngambler summed this update nicely:

“so basically “we’re working on stuff” which is what has been said for the past 6 months…it’ll be out of the top 50 in the next 2-3 weeks then back to a half a cent or so…”

In other updates, Verge managed to secure another “partnership,” this time with an Australian company that makes luxury wooden watches called Bamb-U. The company basically accepted to take XVG coins as a means of payment; they made a similar deal with TokenPay, Verge’s famous partner on the road to greatness. Audio cable company, Panchanko, Royal Queen Seeds, a cannabis company in Europe and the indirect partnership with the Litecoin Foundation are other stand-out joint ventures that the coin has gotten itself into. It also has the listings on Changelly, coin2001, Stocks.Exchange, Changehero.io and Graviex to put under its belt.

It’s frankly more of the same with Verge. The coin has never recovered from the hacks and other public relation nightmares which we have covered in the past. It’s hard to see how and if Verge will manage to repair their heavily damaged reputation. Something tells me they might not even be interested in doing so in the first place.

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Dobrica Blagojevic
7 Comments
  1. dude. youre a douche. any news is good news, so if people want to support verge let them. for you to wish bad on a coin is bad for the community as a whole. cheers to verge for the effort theyre giving. i dont own any anymore, i sold once it hit .17, but for those who are invested, good luck to them.

    • I disagree with you, for the reasons posted above. That doesn’t mean that I wish bad on anyone, I’m merely delivering and interpreting the facts around the project. The Verge supporters are free to support that coin and good luck to them indeed, they will need plenty of it.

      • This article is the most biased trash I’ve read in my life, Here I’ll prove it to you an article you wrote on Monero which happens to be one of Verges competitors you praised the milestone of them working with kuleski I believe iit was. In this article you said and rsk integration with no update? Why in the world you would downplay Rsk is beyond me but hete Rsk is the “leading” smart contract developer in the World. They work with cryptos such at Bitcoin.
        Furthermore it’s is well documented there is a test net up and we are about 80% complete. My favorite part was when you quoted “partnerships” and made it sound like an alt coin getting merchants to use them like traditional fiat isn’t a big deal. That’s the point of crypto currency and where it’s value lays. Sir next article you attempt to be funny in just stop don’t do it. Your facts are fiction and your credibility is destroyed

        • Like I said, the article represents the current state of affairs filtered through a lense of an outsider who has closely followed the events surrounding the Verge project. I have delivered the updates about the Verge project, but I reserve my right to juxtapose said updates to what the currency has done in the past. If you feel like I am the one who needs to focus on fixing their credibility here, then I have nothing else to say to you.

  2. Good lets hope you don’t have anything else to say at all then for a while.

  3. Yep, seems like biased garbage.

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