Verge

Privacy is our standard. A secure and anonymous cryptocurrency.

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Our mission is to empower people all over the world to use block-chain trading on a daily basis. Money is fast, effective, and anonymous, enabling you to trade directly. With Berg, businesses and individuals can have the option to send and receive a variety of different money. With just one switch, we can make both large-scale transactions between merchants and small transactions between individuals through the integration of Burge and Burge's weapons.

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Development update on Verge...

Development Update on Verge #2510x engineers did some amazing stuffs this week! (nerd joke)Verge iOS Wallet (by Swen)We planned for what’s coming in the next version of the iOS wallet (v1.2.0) and also started working on the various parts that need to be integrated. You might have already seen the upcoming Mars Mode created by Ivan! Well it’s gorgeous and we hope you’ll like it when it comes in the next release!Paper Wallet SweepingV1.2.0 will also support paper wallet sweeping. This works by the wallet capturing your private key and resolving it’s public address. Once resolved, it will fetch the full amount and inputs for the address. It will create a raw transaction with one of your iOS receive addresses then broadcast the transaction to the blockchain. After that, you’ll see a new received transaction being added to the transaction list!Beta Phase FirstWe’ll be inviting our community to join us in the beta phase for this next release and the upcoming future releases to ensure a robust application for the people who don’t want to be bothered with any nerdy stuff! Remember this will override the original App Store version… but if you decide to not run the beta versions anymore you can easily reinstall the App Store version afterwards! Your help is greatly appreciated anyway!Join the beta program: https://testflight.apple.com/join/Uw1OQgdxVerge Core (By Marpme)Internal StuffObviously, it’s too “internal” for you to know about (yet) but we are reorganising our processes and improving the way we work, tremendously.Miners here, Dog there — I just see numbers everywhere.https://medium.com/media/7fa8e2f8320fe2a9920d3d631e118a23/hrefWe’re still discussing the hows, the whys, the whats, to really ensure everything works out. There is a bunch of stuff that needs to be transferred between v4 and v5, while it isn’t necessary, we’re walking a line between a soft-fork or further development to make it fully compatible.I’ll keep you updated on that one, but this is just too technical to even try to break it down. I honestly hope to resolve this issue soon to focus on more user-facing stuff. If you are still interested have a look at: https://github.com/vergecurrency/VERGE/issues/940Verge Android Wallet (By Manuel)Hey fellow readers, here we are again with a nice update on Android. I’ll be honest here, I’ve not been doing much. Had two family members got their undergraduation so, spent some time with friends and family!Besides, I’m not going to tell you how the restaurant service was great, but let’s jump on what has been done indeed.CircleCIIt’s time for our Android app to jump to 2019 and add Continuous Integration! For the Layman People reading here, this will basically allow me to know if everytime I submit some code on GitHub I broke something, I altered some behaviour, etc. It’s nothing really exciting for you but it’s really useful for me since I’m getting also more contributions from the outside.Wallet PinThe other basic but important feature the wallet was missing was the PIN. Yep, it’s still in the works but you can see a couple preview images here:You’ll hear from us in two weeks!Development update on Verge #25 was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Verge

19. 07. 19

Verge Marketing Update #2

Core Marketing Update #2July 12th 2019We interrupt your normally scheduled broadcast to bring you…Suddenly a wild CryptoRekt Appears…At Verge, we are always looking for ways to expand our reach & presence in real world industries and as such we are excited to share with you the latest and greatest happenings from around the world.We’d like to give a quick spotlight to all of our new community members who’ve joined us since the last marketing update, Welcome! We’re happy to have you here and we hope you are satisfied with the level of service we have provided to you thus far. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our project and to make our users’ experience smooth and seamless.As most of you know, we at Verge would love to make it to a point in the future where you can pay anywhere, for anything, while preserving your transactional privacy, using Verge.“It’s easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It’s a lot more difficult to perform one.” — Chuck PalahniukTo Be Informed Is To Be EmpoweredOne of the key elements to our strategy for this year is to listen & make informed decisions. We’ve been doing our due diligence to listen to our community members as well as our partners to absorb valuable feedback from every angle possible.The Problem:That being said we know that using only Twitter & Medium as our primary channels for announcing developments & general updates has cut out a large majority of people who may not be members of these platforms. As such, to combat this, we are working to get all of our relevant articles, announcements, and relevant information onto one consolidated platform, where anyone with a web browser can access everything we post, easily.The Solution:For now, we will be utilizing Zendesk and some initial information is already live and available for you to see. Keep in mind this is a work in progress, and if you see something we’ve missed or needs to be added please send a direct message to @3wizzlesticks on Twitter.Bellow are a series of quick links to help quickly guide you to relevant information available on Zendesk.Verge ZendeskLink to Internal Verge ArticlesLink to Marketing and Development UpdatesLink to 3rd party articles and announcementsIt’s also worth mentioning that we are working on a potential in-house solution to act as an addition to our main website, similar to a blog-style news segment on which we may transition to in the future depending on the feedback we receive revolving around Zendesk.But… This isn’t a development update…We know you’ve all come to expect a development update every two weeks (or so ) and while we strive to continue and provide this content to you, it can also be challenging for our developers to find the time to focus on writing down everything while simultaneously handling change management across our suite of available software implementations.We suspect our community would rather know that our team is working hard to deliver software vs. writing down every little nuance that occurs in order to generate an write up. Much like most of you will probably agree, it is more exciting to see larger & more impactful development updates full of juicy content rather than shorter, not so in-depths updates*.*Be sure to smash that clap button if you agree with this sentiment.Regardless, If you’ve missed out on the latest happenings please take a moment to check out whats been happening thus far by following these links:Verge Development Update #24 — July 5, 2019Verge Development Update #23 — June 21, 2019Quick Updates:In this segment we’re going to list out the most relevant updates with regard to our efforts on here on the marketing team.Justin V. — Doing ALL THE INTERVIEWS!body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}We broke the video down into to parts. You can wan watch the whole thing on our DLive channel or part 1 on YouTube. Zoom stopped recording for some reason. This was one of my favorite interviews ever! $xvg $tpay $zcel $euno $apl https://t.co/Thj4JCg76h — @LarryandJoeShowfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Interview @justinvendetta about Verge, Privacy and the XVG Community || B... https://t.co/mwtj7kn3nt @vergecurrency #verge #crypto #gold #fiat #privacy #payments — @BitcoinMagNLfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}🎙️New Episode! #Verge / $XVG founder @JustinVendetta joins us for a multi-faceted discussion on how he got started with computers &amp; development, the current state of @vergecurrency, the importance of community, and even multi-talented staplers! Enjoy 🧡 https://t.co/9wonPbPIop — @cryptocampfirefunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Fueled by VergeGil Linster has his first US race with a new car and new graphics!body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}https://t.co/FvTqLCNALr — @Fueled_by_Vergefunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}e-Sports & Upstate racing are getting ready for the upcoming seasonbody[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}@UpstateRacin #upstateracingleague has a new website. Check it out and see how they support @Fueled_by_Verge @PaycentGlobal @xceltrip @PoweredXZomongo @NetCentsHQ https://t.co/D1giSeMU9x — @VergeCanadafunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Note-able Media Mentions & Other AnnouncementsAn add that ran in Blockchain Business Magazine:body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}A special ad in @BlockchainBizMg issue 4 with @vergecurrency and partners @PaycentGlobal @xceltrip @XcelPayWallet and including the cold storage solution @ellipalwallet Thanks to @NiteshadowXvg and @alchemi_co for Including our partners Order a copy at https://t.co/RTjBiwZsfi — @VergeCanadafunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Large Board Sports retailer BoardWorld starts accepting Verge:body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}@Boardworld launched in 2009 in Sydney, #Australia, with a clear goal in mind: To initiate further growth of the #boardsports industry and inspire participation in #snowboarding, #skateboarding, and #surfing." https://t.co/FquNr9Epst Welcome to #VergeFam! #PayWithVerge $XVG — @Mihael_CMfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Nice investment article written by our very own team member Stuart:Bitcoin & Crypto Investments using Baht Mortgage Finance | REm MagazineCR’s Specialty:Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for… Let’s get EDUCATED BITCHES!One of the topics of interest that has been expressed by several individuals inside our community and just in the financial industry in general is the following:“Speaking in the terms of financial transactional cost analysis, what incentives exist to encourage people to utilize a blockchain based payment solution over a traditional fiat solution.”While this is an excessively open ended question that can lead into chaotic diatribes among participating parties, I thought it would be cool to try and simplify the topic and summarize my personal thoughts on the matter.First of all, lets get one thing straight — There is no such thing as real-time electronic methods of transacting payments in the traditional financial system. Credit card, Debit, and general banking transactions, while instantly record — take several days to actually “process” funds which are then exchanged between two parties; a sending financial institution and a receiving financial institution.To better visualize this as you can see from the chart below, traditional means are excessively inefficient when it comes to clearing monetary denominations in a quick fashion.As a side statement it is worth noting that while these existing methods are slow to actually execute the exchange of cash, there are some instances where this method is applicable.For example, If Marvin is sending Swen a sizeable wire transfer of ≥ $500,000.00 from all the money he made selling the top, there are protections in play such that depending on the geolocation of where the transaction took place — this money could be recovered in the event of an injected/intercepted/fraudulent attempt from a third party to take all of Marvin’s hard earned ponzi money.This would be one of the only benefits when you compare an instant transaction with a crypto currency outside of a 3rd party contract or smart contract; you’re basically screwed if your monies get taken.Furthermore, let’s get down to the meat & potatoes of this question. The following segment shows real world values based on one of our team member’s companies whom actively utilizes crypto currency based payments and is able to provide real percentage based fee comparisons:General Fees:· Fiat to Fiat fees: In Europe it is ~3%· Fiat to Crypto exchange fee: Coinbase has 1.5%. Not sure about the others· Crypto to Crypto fees: 0.1–0.2% on BinanceTransactional Transition Times:· Fiat Domestic Tx period: 1 Working day· Fiat International Tx period: 2+ Working days· Crypto domestic or international tx period: ~15 secs (depending on the blockchain)International & Domestic Fees:· Fiat domestic transaction fee: 0%· Fiat international transaction fee: ~3%.· Western Union tx fee: 5%· Crypto tx fee: 0,001$ / TxATM Fees:· ATMs: Mostly 0%· BTMs: 6–9%As you can tell by the above stated information, it’s fairly obvious (depending on the situation & outside of BTM’s) that crypto opens the doors for smoother, faster, and cheaper transactions which ultimately is what makes blockchain based payments* the better solution.Situations will vary depending on the blockchain (e-cash/digital currency) that is being used to conduct the transaction.While this is an extremely brief overview of a much larger topic, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this blurb and hopefully you learned something new.-CRClosing Thoughts:Not much, but here’s a pic of Lloyd’s Great Dane who’s not been feeling well this week so lets show her some love.Verge Marketing Update #2 was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Verge

19. 07. 12

Development update on Verge...

It’s been two weeks! :DAndroid Wallet Update (by Manuel Cabras)The last two weeks have passed incredibly fast, but the development for the Android wallet hasn’t stopped! My girlfriend was a little upset about me spending our anniversary on the wallet, but she is incredibly understanding. She knows the community needs the wallet! (just kidding, our anniversary weekend was really nice — I’m not a monster!)Now, less blah, blah, blah and more wow, wow, wow!! Let’s go!ContributionsI’d like to start this section by mentioning Sevco , who has tirelessly worked by contributing and implementing the sorting features on transactions as you can see below:And… huh? Why is everything so dark? Continue reading and you’ll figure out why :)Dark Theme (Moon Mode)Yay! The Android wallet will be released with Mood Mode available! The theme isn’t finished yet, but we are still developing the graphical elements to be as flexible as possible (and maintainable) in a development point of view. Not everything has been ported across, but we are working on it! Screenshots are below:Other improvementsThere were some flaws that you weren’t able to see since you don’t have access to the app :)Between the splash screen and the wallet activity screen, a blank screen would appear. This has been fixed.Between the splash screen and the wallet activity screen, a blank screen would appear. This has been fixed.Alpha testers now have clear notice to not deposit any funds in any build of the wallet. Not yet, anyway.That’s it for this edition. Follow Verge Currency on Twitter to get my occasional updates on the Android wallet if you want to have a closer look to the development :)Verge Wallet Service (by Swen van Zanten)Last week Swen updated y’all about the created Bitcore Docker image and its documentation.vergecurrency/bitcoreBut what is it about? As you might know the Verge iOS application utilizes the Bitcore suite created by Bitpay as its backend service. All iOS wallets are managed by the Verge Wallet Service (VWS) we setup it on our servers to let you experience a smooth working wallet. But as you also might have seen there is the possibility to connect to your own VWS with the iOS application:So right now for the more technical people out there, Swen has made it easier to setup a VWS. He also made a video tutorial setting one up on your local machine:https://medium.com/media/e84df11b58172ae7762f2337743762fb/hrefCodebase Developments (by Marvin Piekarek)Two issues that are being about to be released within a new V5 release are being prepared and tested.Fee:We’ve reorganized the way how we are handling the fee calculation. It’s still a static-fee per KB. That basically means that you just pay 1 XVG per KB (1KB ~ 1 usual TX).In this case, there were some edge cases where the transaction fee wasn’t correctly raised to 0.2 XVG as there was a difference in the definition of 1KB.Normally we would expect 1 KB = 1024 bytes but in this case, it was organized according to the SI-system which defined 1 KB as 1000 bytes.Mining Integration:We headed over to discussions and solution planning together with our mining operators. As they are currently establishing a solid and flawless way of mining with the new core node. Definitely, there are still some issues left until mining goes live for bigger mining operations. After that’s established and working flawlessly, we can finally get back to focus for new inventions, eventual soft forks, etc…. I will leave those topics for the upcoming development updates.Important (pending) pull requests:https://github.com/vergecurrency/VERGE/pull/904 — Halving Schedulinghttps://github.com/vergecurrency/VERGE/pull/949 — Fork inconsistencies between the older versions (consensus)Announcement:All communication will now be shifted to https://github.com — If you any help is needed from a from a developer (possible reasons may be: in a the eventual case of a problem, a found bug, system integration help or whatever it might be)DON’T CONTACT US DIRECTLY.Myself and most likely all other members will just head you to GitHub with the next question you might have.That doesn’t mean that if you have your “general” when question that you can’t ask us, but please consider technical stuff to land in GitHub directly. As I’m not able to track down 10 DM’s with the same question and get back to everyone equally, thank you for understanding this :)Development update on Verge #24 was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Verge

19. 07. 05

Update des développements!

Oops, nous avons oublié la semaine dernière de rédiger le compte rendu des derniers développements… Heureusement que personne ne les lit. En conclusion, celui-ci pourrait bien être le dernier ! Toutefois, si cet article obtient plus de 2000 claps, nous continuerons à les publier tous les 15 jours. Mais pour cela, le nombre total de claps doit être supérieur à 2000 le 3 juillet 2019. :DPassons à présent aux développements réalisés ces deux dernières semaines…Développement iOSNous avons publié une mise à jour le mardi 7 juin 2019 de la version v1.0.0 incluant un nouveau thème sombre « Moon Mode », la traduction en 13 langues, le nouveau logo et quelques retouches mineures. La version v1.1.0 présentait un bug cocasse sur les appareils dotés du Touch ID qui compliquait la sélection du tant attendu mode sombre. Ce bug a été corrigé quelques jours plus tard avec la version v1.1.1.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}iOS wallet update! 🌘 Moon Mode available now! A gorgeous dark theme with a space theming. This update also brings 13 added languages which were contributed by people from all over the world! Download/update it for free! https://t.co/OdcOF5vfIM — @SwenVanZantenfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}WWDC 2019Quelques nouveautés intéressantes pour iOS prévues cette année à l’automne ont été dévoilées à la conférence WWDC d’Apple. iOS 13 apporte son lot de nouvelles fonctionnalités que nous pourrons utiliser dans la prochaine version du portefeuille iOS de Verge. Par exemple, les possibilités offertes par la technologie NFC seront totalement disponibles sous iOS 13… ce qui nous permettra d’implémenter des choses vraiment sympas ! En attendant, Ivan a déjà créé une nouvelle branche au dépôt Verge Currency iOS pour rendre notre application compatible sous iOS13 dès sa sortie !Développements v1.2Etant donné que nous n’avons pas encore fixé de date de publication et que nous n’avons pas vraiment de nouvelles fonctionnalités à implémenter, nous n’aurons pas une mise à jour majeure. Toutefois, j’ai commencé à améliorer certaines fonctionnalités de l’application, ce qui permettra de proposer une expérience utilisateur encore plus aboutie. Nous vous tiendrons bien entendu informés sur l’état d’avancement de ces améliorations.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}That's much better 😇 — @SwenVanZantenfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Développements AndroidEn ce qui concerne cet aspect du développement, je cède la plume à Manuel Cabras ;)Choix de la langueAprès avoir travaillé sur le backend pour l’intégration bitcore, j’ai planché sur le sélectionneur de langue du portefeuille Android.C’est une fonctionnalité importante car elle donne l’opportunité aux non-anglophones d’utiliser leur portefeuille dans leur langue maternelle. En outre, les smartphones Android sont très répandus dans les pays où l’anglais n’est pas une option.Contributions externesJe voudrais remercier deux contributeurs qui ont récemment donné un coup de mains au développement du portefeuille !Commençons par VergeDevil, qui m’a approché pour apporter sa pierre à l’édifice. Il a créé la superbe vue de rappel de la clé papier :Ensuite, SEVCO, un développeur web qui m’a suggéré une fonctionnalité intéressante via GitHub : le portefeuille Verge ouvrira une fenêtre sur le smartphone lorsque l’application plante afin que l’utilisateur puisse m’envoyer facilement le message d’erreur. En outre, SEVCO s’est penché sur le remaniement du code, ce qui m’a mené à poursuivre ce remaniement. Finalement, j’ai passé mon jeudi férié de l’Ascension, enfermé à l’intérieur, à corriger les références à travers tout le projet. :)Voilà pour les nouvelles Android de cette semaine !P.S: Mentionnons tout de même que j’ai également mis à jour les graphiques du portefeuille en y intégrant les nouveaux graphiques d’arrière-plan. :)Nouveau prototype d’explorateur de blocsJe souhaitais vraiment développer un explorateur de blocs avec une interface utilisateur sexy. J’ai donc réalisé un prototype de ma création que j’ai appelé Verge Telescope. Si ce nom vous plait, on le gardera. N’oubliez pas, toutefois, que ce projet n’en est qu’à ses débuts. Je ne peux donc pas encore vous communiquer une date de publication éventuelle.Meetup Interview par ABOUT:CRYPTOABOUT:CRYPTO nous a interviewé, Justin et moi, lors du second Verge Currency Meetup qui s’est tenu cette année à Rotterdam. Voyez plutôt!https://medium.com/media/9323c05a0098e67ed44263ade1efc68e/hrefhttps://medium.com/media/ee80cad8bfad327f10044f57b3888d91/hrefUpdate des développements! was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 06. 25

Development Update on Verge...

Whoops, we forgot last weeks development update… luckily no one reads these anyway, so this might be the last one! If this article gets over 2,000 claps we’ll keep them coming every two weeks. The final score needs to be over 2k on July 3rd, 2019 :DNow on to the developments as of the last two weeks…iOS DevelopmentWe’ve released an update on Tuesday 7th June 2019, to the initial v1.0.0 release including a Moon mode (dark theme), 13 languages, the new logo and some other minor tweaks. Of course v1.1.0 had a lovely bug in it making it hard for people with Touch ID devices to select the highly wanted Moon Mode. This bug was solved a few days later with the release of v1.1.1.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}iOS wallet update! 🌘 Moon Mode available now! A gorgeous dark theme with a space theming. This update also brings 13 added languages which were contributed by people from all over the world! Download/update it for free! https://t.co/OdcOF5vfIM — @SwenVanZantenfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}WWDC 2019This years Apple WWDC brought some exciting new things for iOS to come in the fall this year. iOS 13 brings some great new features we can utilize in future iteration of the Verge Currency iOS wallet. For example NFC capabilities will be fully enabled in iOS 13… I think we can do some fun things with that, that’s for sure! For now, Ivan already started a branch in the Verge Currency iOS repository making our application compatible for iOS 13 so we can support it from day one!v1.2 DevelopmentsAs we don’t have a release schedule yet, and no real features to add, we don’t have a next big update. I’ve started working on making improvements to various features in the application. Which means that we will have an even better User Experience. Once there is more news for this, we’ll definitely let you know!body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}That's much better 😇 — @SwenVanZantenfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Android DevelopmentsI’ll let Manuel Cabras do the talking on this one ;)Language SwitchAfter working on the backend to prepare for bitcore integration, I’ve been working the “language switch” on the Android wallet.This is quite important since it gives the opportunity to non-English speaking people to use the wallet in their native language and Android phones are very widespread in countries where English is not an option.External ContributionsI have to shoutout to two contributors that helped a bit on the wallet lately!Let’s start with VergeDevil, who approached me willing to do some work, and he made the beautiful paper key reminder view.And SEVCO, a web developer that approached me on GitHub with an interesting feature: Verge Wallet will open up a window on your phone when it crashes, so you’ll be able to send me the error message flawlessly.Along with that, SEVCO did some refactoring that lead me to more refactoring and that means that I spent my Corpus Christi Holiday on Thursday, inside, fixing references across the whole project. :)That’s all for Android this week!P.S: At this point it’s worth mentioning that I also refreshed the Wallet graphics with the new backgrounds :)New Block Explorer PrototypeOne of the things I really wanted to build was a sexy user friendly block explorer, so i was playing with a prototype of my idea and called it Verge Telescope, as a working title. If you like it, we’ll keep the name. Remember this project is in the early stages and so I cannot give a date as to a potential release.Meetup Interview by ABOUT:CRYPTOABOUT:CRYPTO interviewed me and Justin during the Verge Currency second meetup in Rotterdam this year. Check it out!https://medium.com/media/9323c05a0098e67ed44263ade1efc68e/hrefhttps://medium.com/media/ee80cad8bfad327f10044f57b3888d91/hrefDevelopment Update on Verge #23 was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Verge

19. 06. 21

What is XVG

What is ….Today we will learn what is XVG is and what it isn’tFirst we will start with the basics and look at the symbol XVG. When XVG started as a brand X was used to differentiate currency coins from tokens, thus many of the older projects have an X in their name.VG, is for VerGe Currency.Secondly, what is not Verge. Verge isn’t a company. It’s a gathering of blockchain passionate from all walks of life, that seek improvement within the space. Verge Core, is comprised of the people doing the heavy lifting in order to make sure Verge Currency can be used by its users. The Core can be split into two categories, those who develop for the blockchain and those who inform people of what Verge is.So what is Verge?Verge is a project started in 2014, as a learning process under the name dogecoin dark, it was initially a fork of another coin called Peercoin. Today Verge Currency operates from the latest bitcoin source code, with added privacy options. With the goal of enabling people to use the privacy they need for everyday life.Unlike Bitcoin, Verge is fast, with less than 1 second to confirm a transaction, and does not cost much to use. Most transactions cost 0.1 xvg.As a currency, Verge has had no pre-mine, which means that there was no team wallet holding coins & the source-code is open, so anyone can contribute on github. Secondly, there was no ICO, and Verge is not a company; meaning the team is comprised of volunteers.What does Verge as a currency mean? It means that when you purchase Verge, you aren’t purchasing a stock, you are purchasing another currency, like USD or EUR. The team works hard to prevent pumps, and maintains neutrality to prevent price manipulation.As a Currency, the Verge Core team tries to make deals in order to make XVG accessible worldwide, while developing easy to use wallets everyone can use. This doesn’t stop you from doing your own activity to support Verge, checkout fueled by verge for more cool stuff! These are all volonteers. So when you buy XVG, be sure to show friends, family and stores you shop in how easy it is to use the mobile wallets, Specifically the iOS one.Reminder: Verge is not a stock, it isn’t something to keep in your porfolio, it grows with the use of its community, and its adoption.if you want to see Verge succeed, use our growing numbers of fiat to xvg option, like our partners Paycent, Xcelpay, Netcent(soon) to pay for things,or if you own money to your friends, use easy processors like changehero, or Elastum to send them money!What is XVG was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Verge

19. 06. 17

Marketing Update on Verge #1

We have decided to make marketing updates similar to the Development updates which have consistently been published every two weeks for over 9 months. These articles aim to increase transparency and awareness of the core team activities within the larger community.Apart from the development team, the marketing team is diligently working on various projects. We believe that we will be giving insight into these projects with these marketing updates. Nevertheless, we are not able to provide full transparency on some of the activities since ongoing negotiations with new exchanges, payment processor providers and vendors can only be disclosed once a successful integration or partnership deal is sealed.In this article we will be focusing on the following topics:1. Outreach Strategy2. Outreach Activities and Recent Partnerships3. Education & Awareness4. The 2nd Verge Meetup5. New Branding Guidelines6. Social Media & Communication1. Outreach StrategyReality CheckThere is no doubt that cryptocurrencies are technological and social advancement, solving some of the largest issues within the existing monetary system; see more below:No need for banks or rule makers.Instant transactions without a need of a third party or government approval.A secure, decentralized network.Bringing secure financial services to the 2.5 billion people which are currently unbanked.Absolute financial freedom. No one can freeze your accounts.Low transaction costs. No ridiculously high transaction fees.A currency with a finite amount where no one can print money whenever they want.The use cases within cryptocurrency are various, starting with electronic cash, insurance, identification and contracts without a need for intermediaries. This is the future.The above listed advancements are mainly beneficial for the actual user. Only when they are all combined can real financial freedom be achieved. For this to happen, all companies & shops around the world would accept Cryptocurrency, causing employee salaries to be paid in cryptocurrency. At this stage, using cryptocurrency would be user-friendly and it would replace the need for the existing fiat system of today.But mass adoption doesn’t happen at the flip of a switch, there is a transition period in which fiat and cryptocurrency are mixed. This transition period requires the right financial analysis to see the real pros and cons within today’s conditions, in order to convince companies and their end users to make the switch.2. Outreach Activities and Recent PartnershipsWe have a group of people within the core team that focuses solely on reaching out to companies, in order to integrate Verge either as a payment method or into their services.These processes are normally long, as they require video-conferences, the negotiating of fair requirements from both sides, and agreeing on a joint roadmap. No-coiner companies (companies that aren’t yet involved, in crypto) require educational time, in which meetings are spent on teaching them the merits. These do not often turn into agreement, but we do it, as we believe it is useful to prepare them for further integration.During the Second Verge Currency Meetup in Rotterdam, there was two key partnerships announced which furthers Mass Adoption for Verge. The first was with XcelTrip and XcelPay, This partnership allows payment in Verge Currency (XVG), in over 800,000 hotels and 300 airlines around the globe. With XcelPay, it allows merchants to accept XVG through their Point of Sales (PoS) systems.The second key partnership is with Paycent. Paycent offers multiple cards from MarsterCard to UnionPay which will allow anyone around the world to use their Verge Currency and instantly pay for goods and services they purchase. Using the card, one can convert their Verge Currency to cash through ATMs across the world. They can instantly convert their virtual assets to fiat currency through the app. This easily allows people who aren’t using cryptocurrency to jump in and test it out.After the two key partnerships, in terms of Outreach Activities, Alex (@XVG_Ninja) has been helping Chaincreators and The collective, to try and save Cryptopia, the New Zealand exchange that shut down recently. You can read more about the efforts of this here.This has resulted in ETH-XVG (Ethereum- Verge) pairing on the ChainCreator exchange, and XVG-USDc (Verge, USD-stablecoin) on the TraderOne exchange. Stay tune for more!3. Education & AwarenessFueled By VergeIt is a movement that is aimed at spreading awareness of blockchain technology and Verge Currency by the #VergeFam. The community members that are part of this movement are not paid for their efforts, but they believe and support the Verge Currency project. In return, ask that the rest of the community follow and support them in their competitive journey.Follow Fueled by Verge here.Danny Robertson is the first athlete who has not only put the Verge name on his racing gear but also caused the “Fueled By Verge” movement to be born. Despite his young age, his success on his Motocross journey is spreading the word to the heart of younger generations. You can follow him here!Gil Linster is a NASCAR driver who has been proudly carrying the Verge logo on his car, racing gear and wanted to join the #FBV movement right after it was announced. You can follow him on twitter here!Upstate Racing LeagueURL is an eSports league in the video game iRacing. Its the worlds largest sim racing game, where people pay subscription costs to race in their world.We started the season off as a 2 month pilot program with their Dirt racing season running Dirt cars. We began live streaming the races in March of 2019, had an opportunity to make and air commercials during the breaks in their races. We also decked out a car in Verge graphics, and by the end of the season we picked up 3 drivers. One after the other, racers liked what we were doing, and wanted to be a part of it. Our marketing team worked hard to make some cool and unique videos that would show to “no-coiners” what Verge Currency was first off — that it even existed — then we educated them through educational videos what it is capable of and what it can do for them. The Verge Cup race was held in April 2019 and that race was themed Verge Currency. We did a giveaway and our partner Zomongo came on board as well to assist. One lucky winner received a signed autograph poster of WWE Superstar Rey Mysterio and a signed Verge hat. We also awarded the first place racer the Verge Cup trophy, a 5 foot tall Verge poster customized to the winner’s name and in his cars livery. First place took away a custom made Fueled by Verge hoodie with his name on it and his car number.We built a fan base from the URL project this season and come October, Fueled by Verge will have representation from not 1, but 3 drivers for the entire season. This season will run for 5 months and will be on asphalt this time with Road Racers and Prototype categories. We aim to continue spreading awareness of Verge Currency through outlets like these as we move forward.If you are a gamer or streamer and enjoy having fun in competitive games, we are definitely interested in helping you get some traffic, in return for spreading awareness of Verge Currency and our project. Please get a hold of @NiteShadowXVG on Twitter if you are interested in doing this!We do not pay people for these services as we are a volunteer project. Everything we do, including giveaways, licensing for video and music production, all of it, comes from our own pockets to make these things happen for the community.Everything Verge does, is through the willingness of its volunteers. We are not paid.Our goal is mass adoption and to get there — we need mass awareness — and education of Verge Currency to the world.Verge UniversityWe have said it before and we say it again, education is the key to mass adoption. As of now, blockchain may seem like what your computer is to your grandparents, interesting, but way too abstract. In order to help our community and a whole new generation of (future) blockchain fanatics, we have created the Verge University!Although the project is still in an early stage, we decided to give you a sneak peek of what the project is all about. Verge University is a group of bright, forward thinking individuals who are looking ahead to the future of cutting edge blockchain technology and its growth as an economic foothold in our society. Most students have heard of cryptocurrency to some degree — but what is it exactly? Why does it matter? How can it benefit us as a society? How can it benefit me?The main goal of Verge University is to answer all of these questions in a way that makes common sense and is easy to understand. Our community has a shared passion and vision for how blockchain technology can change the world, and a focus on why Verge Currency can help lead the forefront of this revolutionary changes for how we handle day to day transactions. The Verge University project is completely managed by Verge students-ambassadors, which share a similar passion when it comes to knowledge sharing and educating each other in the field of blockchain technology, and in particular, Verge currency!For now the Verge University consists of the following departments:- Development department: get hands on coding experience and be part of an open source project that has some of the brightest developers from all over the world.- Outreach department: help establish future partnerships and reach out to real-life business which could integrate Verge.- Legal department: learn more about regulations, user privacy and the legal challenges that are currently evolving in the crypto space.- Crypto department: explore the latest developments regarding Verge and other cryptocurrencies.- Fun & promotion: organize fun activities for Verge University members and help promote Verge Currency through informative articles and blogs.Well, to be honest, I think we gave you more than a sneak peek. Hopefully, you are as excited as we are, stay tuned for more Verge University news! If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Verge University, reach out to @Jaybawz or stay for after school detention.4. The 2nd Verge MeetupThis year, the second Verge meetup was held on 25th May in Rotterdam. Many community members, crypto influencers and core team members came together to meet in person.For many of the core team members, it was the first time seeing each other in real life yet it felt we have been close friends for many years. This is the real spirit of working with individuals who want to serve a cause that will revolutionize the financial ecosystem and provide people with their financial freedom.We had a chance to make two partnership announcements and provide further information to the community. Apart from that, Didi Taihuttu from the Bitcoin family ,and Crypto Michaël were our special guests during this event.Verge Currency 2nd Meetup Sponsors!Also, huge thanks to our sponsors, and Kaspar who as a volunteer, brought the meetup to the rest of the world. You can give him a follow here!https://medium.com/media/8e1c693779ea188643eaf07c3fc8a1af/href5. New Branding GuidelinesOn the 30th of May, we released a cosmetic change to the symbol of our logo. The change of the symbol had been in discussion for quite some time. The opacity/transparent layer was most of the time invisible on darker backgrounds, and it was also not easy to print a semi transparent layer. For that reason, our lead designer @waveon3 started working on a design that would still reflect the same characteristics of the previous symbol, but with a new look that would make it easier to adopt.We hope our vendors and community will welcome the new logo, and adapt it to your platforms, stores and promotions.Updated branding guidelineAll new logos in different formats6. Social Media & CommunicationPhoto by George Pagan III on UnsplashIn all our social media platforms, we are aiming to remain transparent to our community. Many things have changed since early 2018. We have heard constructive feedback from our community in regards to social activities. Unlike psychological bear market effects felt in the cryptocurrency space, we have seen this time-frame as an opportunity to improve our social presence substantially in order to better serve the communityOne of our telegram admin’s Roger, created a powerful bot that makes sure the channel isn’t cluttered by fake telegram users. As one of the largest cryptocurrency community, it’s important for us to support many languages, which is why we have the help of PoeEditor to translate our website, and apps in various languages. Be sure to join our international telegram channels, and if English isn’t your strong suit, ask your admin’s to translate it for you!body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Help us translate the https://t.co/y7tVFiEC2J into your native language to provide a better service to the community. Sign up @ https://t.co/wE3Y1qSOd9 #Vergefam $XVG #XVG #Vergecurrency #blockchain #cryptocurrency — @Desolatorbtcfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Here is a list of a few of our channels:Verge AnnouncementVerge Currency Main TelegramVerge Currency NL (for our dutch users)Verge Currency Espanol (for our Spanish users)Verge Currency Deutsch (For our german users:Verge Currency France (For our french users)Verge Currency Turkey (For our Turkish users) Verge Currency India (for our Indian Users)and many more!We have grown our presence on Facebook with the Verge Page, ensuring timely updates, and twitter polls are also measured there. https://www.facebook.com/VERGEcurrency/We have a subreddit that is also always updated with the newest Verge News. https://www.reddit.com/r/vergecurrency/And last, we have our own forums, where you can find help with wallets, or discuss any Verge related topics. https://vergefora.com/Marketing Update on Verge #1 was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Verge

19. 06. 07

Verge Currency can be used ...

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with XcelPay as the payment gateway and XcelTrip as the global travel partner.We have always stressed how important key partnerships are to achieve our goal of mass adoption. It’s not easy and we can definitely not do it ourselves. Partnerships are one of those channels that provide us with avenues to get introduced to a wider audience.XcelTrip has undertaken a humongous task of democratizing the trillion dollar travel industry. They have achieved their first goal of enabling all their users to purchase flight tickets, book hotels, and buy tickets to blockchain events across the globe.Anyone with Verge Currency can spend it to book from over 800,000 hotels, over 300 airlines, across 200 countries.We have a decentralized travel ecosystem as a partner, so what?Many of the community members who wanted to purchase tickets to our meetup asked if they can pay with Verge. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to accommodate that. Now, we have a possible avenue to host our event and provision payment with Verge. And here’s the exciting bit, along with the event, even the flight tickets and the hotel room charges can be paid with Verge too.With a platform that provides payment through cryptocurrencies needs to have a strong payment gateway as its backbone. One which is extremely simple to use, provides reliability, and works seamlessly across platforms. This is XcelPay!https://medium.com/media/faa82efb2a1e6bc675ebefb9f941c006/hrefXcelPay is an independent entity which focuses on providing payment solutions to all kinds of platforms. The capabilities of XcelPay can be experienced through XcelTrip.XcelPay being a Verge Currency Partner allows for any retailers and merchants to integrate payments with Verge through the XcelPay PoS (Point of Sale) systems. users would be able to pay with Verge through the XcelPay android or iOS app. This brings in the simplicity we need.We are thrilled with this partnership. We will work relentlessly to provide the easiest and the simplest channels for anyone around the world to anonymously use Verge and protect their transactional data.Verge Currency can be used to book from over 800,00 hotels across the globe was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Verge

19. 06. 04

Instantly convert Verge Cur...

Partnerships with payment processors, payment gateways, and retail payment solutions are making Verge a currency in its true sense. With our partnership with Paycent, the gap between using fiat and Verge Currency is barely visible.What we are currently seeing is that fiat is not going anywhere, anytime soon. Most of the global population still uses Fiat currency. Oftentimes people who hold cryptocurrencies (hodlers) aren’t able to easily spend it, never mind liquidate it, if they wanted too. These usage limitation makes adoption more difficult. Also, in an age of convenience, where Amazon, Uber, AirBnB, make things convenient, cryptocurrency unfortunately is the opposite.The everyday person probably has their payment app, their banking app, and in some countries, a variety of mobile wallets for different fiat currencies. If this person was introduced to Verge, they might not be interested because of having to learn and use yet-again another wallet. With PayCent, this is removed.Paycent is a mobile e-wallet with dual purposes; the same wallet stores both fiat and cryptocurrencies, like Verge. Solving the problem of too many wallets with one card. That’s not all PayCent does though, it provides an even greater benefit to its users.Its true convenience comes from its crypto-to-fiat instant transactions that are backed by regulatory licenses in the UAE, Singapore and the Philippines. With an added bonus of acquiring an electronic money issuer license from the Philippines in order to allow for micro-financing.Paycent CardsConsider this — when you have a PayCent wallet you can chose from one of PayCent’s MasterCard, Union Pay International, or Union Pay China card. Then you can load it with the Verge Currency you hodl, or procured through the PayCent app. You can now use your card to withdraw Verge Currency as cash through ATMs! Even use your card to pay at your grocery store, or ANY store! And if you happen to walk walk into a store which accepts VergeCurrency, pay directly from the Paycent App.Paycent is called the dual wallet app because, within the same app, your cryptocurrencies are grouped together as one and fiat as the other. Paycent allows for real-time conversion between the two seamlessly. As the waiting time for confirmation is taken care of by paycent, what you get is an immediate confirmation of traction, or the ability to instantly liquidate Verge as cash. This is the ease we are talking about.Instantly convert Verge Currency to cash with Paycent physical cards was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Verge

19. 06. 04

Cryptopia and cryptocurrenc...

What happened with Cryptopia was terrible, first they were hacked, and then kept the non hacked coins as collateral to pay off people that needed pay-out.At least that’s what I get from this situation, it’s absolute nonsense and leads to reinforce the minority in the cryptospace that wishes for more government regulations.I think it’s clear that the team behind Verge Currency is all about privacy and community practices. After seeing so many people, some of which I call friends losing their coin to this exchange, I really wanted to help.I first joined The Collective, a group of ETN admins who started working on helping community management within crypto, and then this lead me to Chaincreator.ChainCreator was looking to get traction in order to buy Cryptopia from the liquidators and allow for everyone to withdraw what wasn’t hacked.From there, I suggested if they owned the exchange Cryptopia, they could turn into into a DEX or decentralized exchange, meaning that the coins are owned by the users, and not on the exchange servers.Having worked on various projects outside of verge,I wanted to push for the self moderation and self-building attitude found in crypto. I suggested further that to bring in all projects together, that if they had the capacity, turning cryptopia into a DAO decentralized autonomous organization could be a great opportunity for the crypto space to have a self regulating mechanism.For me, having a DAO means that new projects could be listed with minimal fees, and a voting mechanism could weed out bad projects, as well as allowing new pairings based on popular demand. While the DEX aspect would maintain the servers on minimal fees, there could be a reward system for the people hosting it. From there, I hope that a DAO, running on opensource software allow the #cryptocurrency world to move forward and challenge #fiat.XVG_Ninja.Cryptopia and cryptocurrency self-reliance was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Verge

19. 06. 03

Development Update on Verge...

Did you think we were all going to vanish after announcing the codebase, and partying up at the Verge Meetup? Think again! Were still here, with some fresh off the keyboard development update! Without further hesitation, lets get into it.Codebase ReleaseOn the 16th of May, my fellow team mate Marvin Piekarek pushed the latest release of our codebase, named Lumos. In case you missed it, you can read the press release here.Without getting too technical, we found a bug when creating a stealth address and then encrypting the wallet, which would make that stealth address unusable. This critical bug was fixed a few days later when we pushed for the 5.1 release.Currently we are working on a newfound issue which causes the reindex process to crash when launching the daemon in -reindex mode.You can follow the bug resolution directly on GitHub, but apart from this everything else is working great!iOS WalletAfter the iOS wallet release, the workload hasn’t stopped. Our iOS team is currently working on… wait for it… Moon Mode!No, it doesn’t shoot Verge’s price to the moon (sorry, your adoption will do that), but The Swenator is a king for naming things and thus he has named the dark mode, Moon Mode.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Lol special designs for Moon Mode to get completely into style 🌘🛰️🌌🌠🚀☄️ — @SwenVanZantenfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}In the meantime, our great community has struck again, already providing translations for the wallet in 12 languages! Thank you very much for helping Verge being spread across every border!Ivan made a great video showing how easy it is to switch between different languages, here it is:body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Switching between the languages has never been that easy! We worked on it the whole Sunday👷 Want to help translating? https://t.co/aZcnKuQDR5 #XVG @vergecurrency #iOS https://t.co/A7ehSsviVR — @ihellcfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Android WalletWhile we don’t have shiny screenshots of the Android wallet, there has been a lot of code written to prepare for the integration of our Verge Wallet Service. Once this step is completed, VWS features will be used and we will start planning a public beta for testing the wallet. If we summarize that with a sentence, it’s the last step before being able to send and receive funds!While this sounds great, there is no time frame for that, although Manuel stated at the meetup that he wishes to be done before the end of 2019 (for the beta).As always, I’d like to take a minute to thank our amazing community that helps us grow every day. This means translators, contributors on GitHub, users, followers and also haters.Bonus:Today, let me introduce you CryptoRekt kitties:This is “Lil Piggy”. She is 3 weeks old as of today and has been getting bottle fed by CR and his wife for the past two weeks as she and her sister were abandoned in the middle of a busy road.This is “Lil Shrimp”. She’s also 3 weeks old as of todayLoki — The Keeper of The FridgeThat’s all! Thanks for reading!Development Update on Verge #22 was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Verge

19. 05. 31

Press release #1

Press ReleaseThe Verge Lumos Codebase releaseSummaryOrganization: Verge (Currency) Location: 6bcaa755de51f2164e2b4253dd63fa9d0e0a04bd2c7aa91e20564eb0b7fb1a89(SHA256)Date: 16th May 2019We are stoked to present the largest technology upgrade ever performed by Verge Currency. We have released the new codebase, officially named as Verge Lumos for public usage and is therefore available and highly recommend to be used for everyday usage. After letting our users upgrade their wallets, we are going to contact exchanges and mining pools to also upgrade their services. This newly upgraded core will introduce new possibilities for Verge to move forward, extend its current feature set, while working with the highest security standard (based on bitcoins latest release).Download now: https://github.com/vergecurrency/VERGE/releases/tag/v5.0.0Moving forward, we want to establish Verge not only as a currency but also as a leading blockchain technology. To further the cause, we have made a decision to first implement the standards that Bitcoin brings to our blockchain. These standards include:1. High and reliable security2. Blockchain maintainability3. A common interface for companies to work with and adopt Verge.Furthermore, with this new codebase, we have significantly improved the performance of certain tasks which has lead to a seamless experience for our users.With the shift to the new codebase, we have enabled ourselves to have more applicable use cases like the fully-fledged iOS and Android apps and new wallets with updated designs for mobiles and desktops. Even the integration for possible POS systems is now more standardized as we moved to it.Thank you to everyone who participated in either testing, technical writing, reviewing and discussing or improving. You, together with everyone else, made this very moment happen.Press release #1 was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Verge

19. 05. 16

Development Update on Verge...

Quick summary by XVG Ninja: In this update, you’ll have highly technical information as to how we prevent the mining exploits from last year, and how the new blockchain is protecting itself. A quick mention of what was done for the future ledger implementation, and more!Thanks Marvin for your hard work! Followed by the possibility to work on our poeeditor to introduce new languages for our wallets! So if you want to help scroll down to the iOS wallet segment, and help Swen’s wallet be even better! Lastly an update on the android wallet development by Manual!Codebase Release — Release CandidateMany things must be prepared for the release 👷https://medium.com/media/688c36c2b9157b308a51089c4118fad4/hrefWe would appreciate if miners, exchanges and/or developers helped by scanning the code for any possible things that may have been missed.We are 100% sure that the client is compatible with the old codebase, but there may still be a missing validation check, or other small snippet code. Let usknow if you find anything!An example of something that was missed, was integrating the validation for maximum algorithms of certain blockspans (Blockspan = timespan in block units). Additionally, we also forgot about what the maximum requirements were in terms of maximum clock drift times. For more details see: https://github.com/vergecurrency/VERGE/pull/902— Deep dive and a short refresher 👨🏻‍💻Solving the aforementioned issue was critical for us, to prevent mining attacks similar to the ones suffered in the past. Similar to the 4th version of the codebase, the fix adds a blockspan time limitation to the amount of blocks which can be mined from one algorithm.This stops the possibility of one mining algorithm being controlled and overflowing the other ones. This means that after a max of 5 blocks were submitted within one algorithm, you are forced to provide blocks in another. Which means that the blockchain cannot have more than 5 blocks of the same algorithm within a 10 block segment.A secondary protection measure is that if this occurs, when an extra block is submitted, all clients will be able to validate the block and the depositor will receive a light ban, after more than 4 wrongful submissions there will be a 24 hour ban from all the validating clients. Clients who accept and forward such blocks will also be banned. This rule was applied after the hard fork.— Clock drifting ⏰Additionally, we have re-introduced the max drifting time between blocks.Other than that, we have a pretty stable and overall working build which is nearly ready for the final c̶o̶u̶n̶t̶d̶o̶w̶n demonstration … 🙌After the final release, we’ll adjust the normal release cycle to almost 6–12 months per major/minor release. This depends majorly on roadmap goals and the willingness of the community and developers contribution.Extra juicy Stuff, which has been worked on:Fully transformed to CircleCI (fully automated and stable)Finished the first release candidateon Ledger for supporting their internal developmentsMinor coding and development on Ring Signatures.AUTOMATED RELEASES, WHOOP WHOOP! 🍻iOS Wallet— Hello, Hola & Hallo localizations👋The iOS wallet will in the upcoming release get a new localization feature which allows the community to first contribute to language richness and then the translation for the real app! So, go wild with your contribution in terms of language over here:https://medium.com/media/738a2db1349d18b403bb8e5fe74610ea/hrefhttps://poeditor.com/join/project/vySiLYBsVqRegister above to help with the iOS app’s localization. We thank you for the ongoing contribution. You just made it a bit better. The languages have been chosen by having a look at the contributions to the website. So, you should be fine with the predefined languages.Android Wallet— Setting up is always the first step 🐤The android wallet is also being in constant development at a calm pace. 🍻🌴https://medium.com/media/54211150877a4f900d50c5aab34ebab7/hrefThe last addition today has been the passphrase mechanism to produce the master HD private key — to make it simple, the ported library was using a hardcoded passphrase. It has now been made extensible to any passphrase that follows common security standards and implemented the corresponding views to the setup process. As you make it to the end, you’ll also receive a nice award for reading all the previous stories, technical explanations or boring updates.Choosing your passphrase on androidThank you, as always, for reading this Verge related development update and I cant wait to see you all in two weeks. Until then enjoy your weekend and stay safe! — marpmeDevelopment Update on Verge #21 was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Verge

19. 05. 10

Development Update on Verge...

Verge Core Update— Build SystemThe build system for Verge Currency now runs at the speed of light when you compare it to the older method. Thank you “CircleCI” for helping us with an amazing and free process to apply to our strategies!Another cool improvement is that we are now capable of providing almost any needed build automatically. I say almost because we have unresolved issues with the 32-bit systems. Now is a good time to let us know if we should provide a variant for the pre-build 32-bit system.— Gitian (deterministic) Signed BuildsAn upcoming improvement which provides us with much greater security is seen as being part of our standard development. There is still work that needs to be completed before this implementation, however, I’m sure we’ll succeed with a few more attempts. This should also allow us to create deterministic builds. Stay tuned for more!— TestingCurrently, there are many people trying features of all types of possible combinations as well as new advanced techniques to sign transactions.— Upcoming goalsEstablishing a proper mining procedure for pools/solo-miner’sAdd additional documentation/libraries to support “easy” miningCreating a migration guide from v4 to v5Narrator: marpme feels accomplished to get to an end with the C++ compiling issues. There was so much coding and many system specifics that had to be learned and understood. God bless!Android walletSince the release of the iOS wallet for Verge (great job again Swen van Zanten and Ivan!), Manuel’s blood pressure has slightly risen!https://medium.com/media/00d4caf9289458a94df44899b0b6aff8/hrefJokes aside, there’s not a lot to say about the current state of Android development. Manuel was stuck on a problem related to the local “Realm database”, a problem that has been solved and allowed him to successfully integrate the Verge HD Kit he adapted from a bitcoin version, as you can see here:body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}⚡️Android Flash Update ⚡️ #vergefam , remember I was stuck on a problem according to my last development update? I solved it and I'm slowly integrating wallets features on the Verge #android Wallet . . #vergecurrency #development #wenWallet — @CabrasManuelfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Next, he has started integrating the API endpoints of our VWS services; but since has been busy with few personal matters, therefore the development hasn’t advanced as much. Manuel is operational again and you’ll see activity on GitHub.iOS Wallet ✅You may not have seen it yet… but on the 23rd April 2019 we released the iOS Verge Currency wallet in the App Store for everyone to download!Click here if you haven’t yet!https://medium.com/media/e20fea010d9bc851aa5d56f064944665/hrefThis is very exciting news!!! So, to celebrate the release with you, join us at the second Verge Currency meetup! With the special coupon code wenswen you’ll get €10 discount when purchasing a meet up ticket! Reserve your place nowBeta testers!Thanks to all the amazing & wonderful beta testers out there. Their help really made this project succeed the way it did! Without the VergeFam beta testing this application, it could not be as excellent as it is now. So, thank you again!“Thank you, thank you, thank you! All of you people out there for helping me and the team! I’ll never forget it. And I’ll never forget this amazing experience!” — Swen van ZantenWhat make this wallet so special?Besides the fact that it works like a well-oiled machine, it is also the first cryptocurrency wallet on the App Store with Tor directly integrated and ready to use without any hassle! Something to be proud of for the Verge community! It’s also the first iOS wallet to be only used as a Verge Currency wallet. And with this wallet you can send transactions to Verge stealth addresses! 💪What’s next?Well lots of things are still coming for the iOS wallet as this product isn’t finished at all! But not to spoil everyone already we are leaving a surprise for this wallet to be shown on the Verge Currency meet up in Rotterdam on May 25th. But to not keep everything in the dark I can tell you that we are definitely working on translations and we’re investigating sweeping paper wallets and single address wallets.Welcoming & Get known to each otherhttps://medium.com/media/fe8713616751b8b5000ded2b0ec05c55/hrefWelcome to our newest team member: Ivan (@ihellc).He has been/will be working on very important tasks regarding mass adoption:Localizing the Verge iOS walletThe first step is to prepare the basis of a software project to simplify translation in the future. As soon as the necessary base will be ready, we’re going to turn to our multi-lingual Verge community for help in translating from English into other languages.Creating a wallet that sits on your wristFurthermore, improve the current Apple Watch support and maintain the current feature set.Thank you for reading our latest development update and enjoy your upcoming weekend.Cheers @marpme from the Verge Core team! 🍻Development Update on Verge #20 was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Verge

19. 04. 26

Development update on Verge...

It’s yet another codebase rewind of the last two weeks. Let’s see what happened this time to our codebase:Hash PowerEnabling the view of the estimated hash power per algorithm and also all-in-one.It just work like, rewinding the last 360 blocks to get an average hashpower by the required difficulty and time taken to mine the blocks. More info can be founds right here: commit-208d1bdHash power at the very moment of the execution (maybe some days old)Stealth Address — ReceivingSadly we had a bug in the beta version, where stealth funds weren’t receivable, whenever you send one. It was due to the incorrect keys being propagated to the blockchain. This has now been fixed. It’s now sending out the ephemeral public key, which can be identified by the receiver. More info over here: PR-#892Tor Onion Services V3After a long discussion internally, but also publicly on Twitter, we decided to upgrade our current version of tor from 0.3.4.9 to 0.3.5.8. This Upgrade also brought along some new major feature: We officially support Onion Services V3!^ an onion services v3 address (pretty neat AND LONG! — try to blackhole’em)Those new onion services include some fresh security patches, but also new and longer address for hidden services. Cheers! — More info about the integration, right here: PR-#872Fees — pay’em or leaveWe had some slight adjustments within the fee structure. Well actually they existed like that since the early days, but most people have never actually realized it.> 1 kb≤ 1kbWe have a base fee 0.1 XVG / KB, with that we come to the conclusion, that you might exceed some transactions limits and broadcasting them with a too low fee, which causes that your transaction isn’t processed. This is now fixed. As you exceed this limit (size>1kb), you have to pay a higher fee .Disclaimer: You, yes you, won’t experience this, unless you are trying to do weird things like me sending Verge to almost 30 people! — OUCH!More can be found over here: commit-71501b6Off-Topic — Monitoring DashboardThe new monitoring dashboard — holy, I could watch it for weeks.We recently introduce an upgraded, faster and more reliable version of a monitoring dashboard. It’s now online at https://vergecurrency.network/ ! Have fun watching some pretty neat real-time charts!Verge Android WalletThere’s honestly not a lot new Android wise. Let me explain why. I’ve started implementing Verge wallet capabilities through an existent bitcoin library called “bitcoin-wallet-kit” and adapted it to work with Verge addresses, simply put. Even tho I haven’t been changing the essential structure of the library (so I just changed chain related aspects such as magic bytes) I’m encountering an exception related to the database engine used by the library, which is Realm. Right now I’m focused on solving the issues related to Realm and if everything goes well the next step will be replacing mock data around the wallet with real data belonging to said wallet. Next step will be implementing transaction send and writing a client to connect to our Verge Wallet Service (vws).Once I’m not stuck anymore I’ll let you know via Twitter. 😄Verge iOS WalletI’m not gonna lie as I want to tell you all about whats going on with this product… But I choose to go radio silent for the upcoming time until the application is released and downloadable in the App Store. I’ve come to this decision to make the release something to look forward to even to the beta testers out there already using the product. 😝The latest beta version 6 (0.18) is in terms of wallet functionality nothing different from whats gonna end up in the App Store. So if you want to test out the beta versions in the meantime… let us know!Please Show Your Support!Be sure to up-vote this article by pressing the clap button down below, Your support helps us spread the news to others that may not know about the latest happenings here at Verge Currency.You can clap up to 50 times if you really like the article!Thank you!Development update on Verge #19 was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Verge

19. 04. 12

Development update on Verge...

Much has happened since our last development update, 4 weeks ago. As you may have noticed we skipped the development update of March 15th 2019 since we had our first Verge developers live stream. There was positive community feeling for this but we do not yet know when we will do this again. During the live-stream, we talked about what to do with Verge’s proofing system in the future. We touched base and spoke openly about problems we are currently faced with mobile stealth transactions and answered some questions. The recording of the live stream can be found below:https://medium.com/media/3757fa5c9826afec7a420616704b4163/hrefVerge CodebaseOn March 8th 2019 we released the first beta of the new codebase on our GitHub with working binaries to download and try out.After releasing these binaries, we focused on getting the unit tests to run and succeed. We added the ability to automatically generate binaries for future releases.Automated binariesWhenever a tag is being published, binaries will be generated and put into a drafted release.Automated test and coverage reportsThis will obviously help anyone who give’s us a shot and contributes to the project. It sets a baseline for a testing infrastructure and additionally provides you with a system to check if you break something while editing code.Fix hash power calculationFirst off, the investigation went very deep into the internal structure of our blockchain, but the problem identified was that it wasn’t iterating the blocks correctly, hence why you would see zeros all over the place. This is now fixed.Preparing docker images for business needsPreparing a generalized docker Image, which in the very end executes a Verge core node. This brings better usability for businesses. Additionally, we also try to enable the latest releases as well (v4.0.3).Still fixing stealth addressingStealth addressing was implemented at the very beginning and the algorithm for detecting new incoming stealth transactions isn’t working.Verge iOS WalletOn March 17th 2019 we released the sixth beta of the iOS wallet. This appears to be the last beta, now we will be focusing on releasing the application in the Apple App Store. No date can be given as usual, as this process is not entirely in our hands. For the last few weeks we have been focusing on getting the back-end ready for deployment and ensuring the Verge Wallet Service is ready for production.The beta testers will probably get a few updates before the release of the application. When the application gets released in the App Store they just have to download that version.Verge Android WalletAs previously mentioned in the older updates, there was a focus on completely refactoring the Android wallet codebase, since it was first written down as a draft. To keep the application maintainable, a developer needs to be able to write clean code in chronological order. This improves structure and will provide an easy means for any developer to contribute in the future.Now that the source code has been refactored to MVVM Standards, wallet operations can be implemented and development can continue as normal.Please Show Your Support!Be sure to up-vote this article by pressing the clap button down below, Your support helps us spread the news to others that may not know about the latest happenings here at Verge Currency.You can clap up to 50 times if you really like the article!Thank you!Development update on Verge #18 was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Verge

19. 03. 29

Development update on Verge...

yet another boring dev update …Unless you have missed some of the other development updates, you should be aware that the new Verge Codebase isn’t far away from a beta release.So we are thrilled to announce that we finally release the codebase for everyone — yes, everyone.We will slowly but surely add all the common binaries to the according to tags on GitHub. Furthermore, we will add a special download to the website, which lets you download the newest core version. Please note that we aren’t done with all the bugs that were reported. We do our utmost best to stabilize our builds even more. That will happen within the next beta builds.New development structureMilestones: https://github.com/vergecurrency/VERGE/milestonesAdditionally to the new beta release, we’ve also refined our current way of working on tickets/features and/or bugs. Most of the times our roadmap goals wasn’t too specific, thus we decided to handle tickets on GitHub even more precisely and more importantly publicly. We try to frame our goals (previously mentioned tickets) in newly created releases cycles and shift them around depending on certain priorities. Please note that none of these timeframes are final. And there aren’t any due-dates for any of our goals.Project Overview: https://github.com/vergecurrency/VERGE/projects/1We also created a board for submitting new ideas. Every idea will be put in there and the community can vote on their favorite one. Thus it's easier for us to discuss new ideas because we already have your feedback on that one.Codebase changesPrior to the codebase release, we have adjusted the following things to ensure that mining is possible on our new core:The addition of block signatures when creating new blocks, so they won’t be rejected by other nodes < v5We have re-established the use of nTime within the newest codebaseObviously, the capability of generating block signatures was re-implementedAll those previously mentioned topics aren’t relevant for now as they are originating from a POS-based blockchain approach and with the introduction of RingCT, we will have to nevertheless hardfork our current nodes. Hence we will also make sure to remove all PoS code references. This will ensure that we have a clear PoW based core from which we can switch to other proving systems, should we decide do so in the future.iOS Development UpdatesAs time passes, the iOS wallet development is getting fairly robust in terms of functionality and ease-of-use. Major issues since it’s public beta launch on the 4th of January this year, well, weren't there to begin with. Now, it’s currently in it’s 5th beta release and we can slowly start planning an actual release. How exciting!Many people will be able to have a fast, safe and easy to use and store Verge Currency on! In the upcoming 6th beta release, you’ll have the possibility of sending Verge to a Stealth address through a Tor connection, literally in your pocket!! Unfortunately, with all that prior greatness, it will still not be possible (for the foreseeable future) to receive funds from a generated Stealth address — as per my previous article. Of course, if there are ways and means to actually receive Verge on a Stealth address in a truly decentralized and convenient way, we’ll happily try and implement it into our mobile wallets. 🙏For now, keep your eyes on the 6th beta within the public beta testing period!Android UpdateIf you asked Manuel if he would prefer being a character in game of thrones and die one of these gruesome deaths.. He would surely say, tdo your best Bolton. This and other stories of gruesome despair from Manuel at the hands of the torturous Android codes.Now, getting to the serious stuff.During the last couple of weeks, I've kept pace with the iOS wallet, notably adding the graph feature on the wallet view page, as you can see here:body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}⚡️Android Dev Update⚡️ #vergefam getting somewhere with those graphs on the #android wallet. But a lot of work still has to be done :) https://t.co/3D6SDHL0Qi — @CabrasManuelfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}But to really get into the direction we all are dreaming of, it’s time to start implementing the real thing, the Wallet features.As there’s no Java library for Verge, I’ve forked a Bitcoin library called bitcoin-kit-android and started adapting it to suits my needs.Next step, I’ve started implementing the library on the Android wallet — there’s still a lot of work that has to be done and once basic wallet features will be implemented I’ll integrate the app with our Verge Wallet Service.Once that I’ve got all this running, I’ll be able to rework the features around the wallet. I’m planning to work on a big refactoring of the source code since there’s some lack of design from my side and only then I’ll open up a first alpha release.Development update on Verge #17 was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Verge

19. 03. 01

Development Update on Verge...

February has come, with it longer days for us to ignore, as we never stop striving. Never stop pushing our limits, to advance and better our current projects, with Verge Currency. So, this is our update, llet’s dive in our developmental progress.Codebase rebase progressIn the last two weeks, we shifted our focus on integrating RingCT. At the same time, we started noticing two major issues with the alpha codebase that breaks the functionality completely.Connectivity issuesThe first one is that we weren’t able to connect and sync blocks/headers with any nodes. This bug was caused by falsely serialized headers sent between nodes. Those headers required an empty block to include all header details but without the block signatures.Additionally transferring blocks was a blocking process as the old codebase checks for the validity of the block signature within the blocks. Since we didn’t sync them we can’t provide it, thus we have to re-sync our new blocks. We will proceed with the testing of both issues, please hold tight and make sure to wait a bit more until re-syncing everything until we confirmed the solution.MiningWhile working on the previously mentioned issue we recognized that some miners had problems with setting up a working mining environment to make usage of the improved performance and reduction of orphan/obsolete blocks. This is the second major issue that still exists within the current codebase and it’s caused by non-existing timestamps (nTime) within coinbase transactions. Obviously block checks aren’t checking for the existence of nTime field within the txs but the MerkleTree does that and that’s the point where it fails initially. We included that timestamp in the first place to support POS in later stages of Verge. Feel free to contribute to this issue.Mining or not?As a result of the mining issue we were also discussing if it would make sense to also prepare POS into our codebase so that we slowly switch between two major proofing systems as part of the decreasing remaining coin reward supply. We have to discuss that a bit more to offer you some more concrete solutions/plans that might be implemented afterwards.What to do until then? Well we‘ll soonish define a new block halving as security measurement. This makes sure that we aren’t running out of mining rewards while developing POS.iOS Wallet updateLast week we’ve released the Public Beta 4 of the iOS wallet beta phase bringing users a more stable experience. We’ve fixed some bugs and added some missing features:Tor updated to 0.3.5.7.Apple Watch iteration v2.New app icon.Enabled asking Siri for a receive card.Send card got visual changes:And more.Beta 5 will probably be out sooner than the normal release schedule this because of a server used in the app being down. Beta 5 will enable you to see all you balanced addresses and copy the public and private keys to the clipboard. This enables you to sweep your balanced address into a QT wallet.Next up will be enabling the wallet to send XVG to a stealth address. Right now this isn’t possible. The plan is to enable this in Beta 6. If Beta 6 feels good we’ll start working on release candidates. The release candidate phase will proceed until we have a solid smooth working product.Android Wallet UpdateFor the Android wallet, development has been resumed on a regular basis. New core members joined the testing program, a project has been setup on GitHub and I’m very happy that I can work on it again.Lately I’ve been doing some refactoring, collecting feedback, opening (and possibly solving) issues and of course continuing to develop features.Without losing ourselves in a maze of boring terms, below you’ll find some screenshots of the last in-development features :Note : Designs aren’t final — I’m concentrating myself on the functionality rather than the designThe first implemented feature is the Price Statistics tab, which returns values according to your preferred currencySecond implemented feature is the history chart. I’m still developing the feature and will add date filtering soon (1M, 3M, 6M, 1Y … )I’ve been implementing the currencies mechanism, and is already set to work with the Price statistics tabImplemented the card share feature — At the moment it’s picture only .Well, I guess we’re already at the end of this development update! Hope you guy enjoyed and I'll see you in a couple of weeks or around on our social media platform!Development Update on Verge #16 was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Verge

19. 02. 15

Development Update on Verge...

The 15th bi-weekly update & most reliable Verge development reviewMake sure to follow @vergecurrency for the freshest news!Once the codebase was released, exactly two weeks ago, it received a lot of well-described reviews. Also, many people took their time to test a lot of things within the new codebase to ensure the highest quality blockchain for the Verge community. As a result, we have a lot of open tasks needing finishing!Furthermore, Verge’s updated vision written within the new Blackpaper was also very well received within the community due to its easy-to-read and understand nature, as well as adding a view beyond the current tasks of Verge.We now wish to move on from the review of last development update and devote ourselves to the newer happenings in the development area. Therefore, we created a short list with all topics that will be covered.Android’s wallet updatesiOS fixes and updatesMobile devices with stealth addressing — does it make sense?Codebase breakdownAndroid Walletbody[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Hey #vergefam! Just wanted to let you know that work's going on on the upcoming Android Verge Wallet. Implemented address card sharing, but I still need to make this QR code beautiful 🙄 https://t.co/I5fZ1BpKO7 — @CabrasManuelfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Our current model of the freshly built Android wallet is basically copying the schema of our current iOS wallet, which is very reliable and much praised by the community, thus Manuel Cabras is harnessing his free time to further implement previous design decisions within the upcoming Android wallet. On the left side are photos of the current sending interface.Still, it takes a lot of time to implement all the wonderful animations and also the responsiveness of the iOS app, due to the different operating systems being used here.iOS Walletbody[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}xvg iOS beta 3 available via TestFlight! Let the testing begin 🎉 — @SwenVanZantenfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}The iOS wallet received a lot of hype over the last weeks and we are astonished to see all those lovely people on all our social media platforms giving us positive & useful feedback on our work. Still, there are some bugs to be fixed, some animations to be smoothed and some performances to be improved.All of the above-mentioned topics are slightly or fully covered within the latest release of our beta iOS wallet. Always keep an eye on TestFlight to receive new updates.Additionally, there have been a lot of improvements in usability for apple watch users. A community member, called Ivan (Twitter: @ihellc) decided to support us by building an Apple Watch supported integration for our iOS wallet. He built a price view supporting different currencies, a money transaction interface and some more supportive features for our iOS wallet directly onto your Apple Watch.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Quick preview of the upcoming Apple Watch Verge app update https://t.co/pNLIgMOpkJ #xvg #watchos — @ihellcfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Mobile devices with stealth addressing — does it make sense?Furthermore, we had some deep investigations about the possibility of stealth address implementations into the mobile Verge wallets and we decided, from a privacy perspective, to postpone those feature(s) as it won’t deliver the effect it should.We are currently in a brainstorming session to bring up new ideas for this certain question:How to properly handle privacy on everyone's smartphone by utilizing stealth addressing?If you want to join this brainstorming session, feel free to leave comments or connect yourself directly via the known communication channels. We would appreciate any idea or feedback.For a more in-depth explanation why this came up, head into the linked article:Mobile stealth addressing — a privacy-enhancing life while utilizing mobile payments?Codebase UpdateSome further bullet points of changes that have been committed within the last two weeks on our codebase (current status: alpha)Updated the tor integration and build a more stable build system upon thatImproved performances overall some proofs over here (on TOR):body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}XVG improved performances were wished by many people, not only for the initial load up time but also for the syncing of blocks over TOR. And here you go! No more waiting time - block by block! 😊🥳 https://t.co/4mdiUjFvqQ — @marpme_function notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Cleaned up stealth addressingPreparation for the ring signature integration has been done.Mark XVG-2.1.0 and VVraith-2.1.0 as deprecated, which will result in, that the new codebase will no longer support/connect to those nodes anymore.and many more fixes…Ending LineWe’re very excited about all developments that are happening amongst the team and as such, we hope that you are as excited as we are for the upcoming codebase updates!Please Show Your Support!Be sure to up-vote this article by pressing the clap button down below, your support helps us spread the news to others that may not know about the latest happenings here at Verge Currency.You can clap up to 50 times if you really like the article!Thank you from Justin (aka. VergeDEV), the special snowflake and the entire Verge core team!Development Update on Verge #15 was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Verge

19. 02. 01

Development update on Verge...

All over the planet, people have a tradition of making a new year’s wish. On Verge Island we decided to make one come true. This development update has a special announcement for our amazing community and to the haters that still follow us (you know who you are)Codebase Alpha ReleaseWe are proud to present, what we’ve worked so hard to create, The Codebase! (still in alpha). At this very moment you can click here and access our repository to find the Verge 5.0 Codebase, alpha release.Wow Manuel, finally! We’ve been waiting for this. But… Manuel, what does this mean? What does the new codebase version bring?If you remember, we already talked about this few updates ago, but since I’m a nice guy, I’ll remind you in some points what the new codebase allows us:Substantial blockchain performance improvementsOverall changed set of RPC commands (based on Bitcoins standard)Greatly enhanced chain securityGreatly improved CPU & Memory performanceBlock indexing time reduced by 89%Ok Manuel, but tell me something, what about SegWit and Lightning Network?We aren’t implementing those features; since we have blocks created every 30 seconds and first confirmation usually occurs after 5–10 seconds we don’t need them at the time I’m writing.Manuel, I went through the new repository already, there’s no sign of Ring Confidential Transactions. When is this coming?We will work on that after the stable release of the codebase. Indeed, we want to publish a robust software before diving in. And as I see you coming with your next question, we’ll also start working on RSK implementation. As we learnt the hard way, we aren’t going to establish deadlines on those features, but we’ll certainly keep you up to date with this.When moon?Well, join our Telegram Group and ask there, you’ll be surprised by the answer ;)Ok, enough jokes! While we’re very excited about this release, there are still few points that need to be fixed before entering a beta and stable releases.At this very moment we have:Working base core for our blockchainCommunication between new and old nodesTor integrationWhat needs to be completed:Stealth addressing, which isn’t completely implementedVarious smaller fixesImportant Note About This ReleaseThis release is meant for developers that are interested in our project. If the codebase update interests you, star it, fork it, test it and love it! We’re looking to find developers willing to:Test vulnerabilitiesPre-testing for platforms integrationBug fixes / bug reports.iOS Wallet UpdateSince last Friday (January 4, 2019) you may have had access to the Verge Currency iOS wallet public beta. You are one of the 200 lucky ones with access. Congratulations! Others will have to wait for the full release. Many of the beta testers have been testing the application thoroughly and found bugs and problems. Most of those found bugs had been fixed last Thursday (January 10, 2019) when we release beta 2 for the iOS wallet public beta application.Next StepsThere are at least two things that need to be tackled before the application is released in the Apple App Store:Finish the development for a version 1.0Convert our Personal Apple Developer account to an Organization Apple Developer account.Approval by Apple.The last one is not in our hands and of course relies on Apple.The second one is a matter of getting it done.The first one is entirely in our own hands and will have the following stages:More beta releases.Release candidates.Gold master. (This will be the same version as the App Store version)More betas are needed to make the application work seamlessly on all devices for everyone. Of course, there is no fixed number of betas and release candidates. These versions will be made if needed.From Beta to App Store VersionThe beta version will be overwritten once you download the App Store version. So, when the day comes, you don’t have to worry about your wallet. When you never want to worry about your wallet you should save your private key in a save place where you can always find it. Your private key is the paper key (mnemonic) and the pass phrase you’ve chosen when creating the wallet.BlackPaper Version 5.0We’re excited to bring you a long over-due update to our BlackPaper. Yesterday, January 17th, 2019, CryptoRekt released version 5.0 of the paper which contains a ton of new content and updated definitions for the technology that is included on the Verge blockchain. Be sure to check it out if you haven’t done so already here.If you enjoyed reading the paper or you learned something new and would like to leave feedback for CR, make sure to comment on his twitter status here.Ending LineWe’re very excited about all developments that are happening amongst the team and as such we hope that you are as excited as we are for the upcoming codebase updates!Please Show Your Support!Be sure to up-vote this article by pressing the clap button down below, Your support helps us spread the news to others that may not know about the latest happenings here at Verge Currency.You can clap up to 50 times if you really like the article!Thank you!Development update on Verge #14 was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Verge

19. 01. 18

Development Update on Verge...

To kick off the year, on a good note, I have some very exciting things to tell you! I believe many of you have been waiting for this moment, for quite some time: Today we start the Verge iOS wallet public beta!iOS wallet public beta 📱Yes, that’s right, starting today! After months of working hard on this flagship-product, we’ve reached the crucial point of testing the application with the great and amazing Verge community.The public beta will start with me inviting random people on Twitter, Telegram and Discord to join me into making this application; an awesome XVG wallet. When I’m comfortable enough about the whole system, I’ll post a link where you can take part in the public beta yourself. The link will be limited to a certain amount of people. The limit will increase if and where possible. For more information on this, follow my personal twitter account: @SwenVanZantenWhen you get your hands on a Verge iOS wallet… make absolutely sure you don’t transfer your whole bag of XVG to this wallet as it is a BETA!In advance, thank you for helping me out. 😘Verge Wallet Service (Bitcore wallet service) 🦠The iOS beta is using the Verge Wallet Service which is the service responsible for talking to the blockchain and Verge nodes. This service is originally created by Bitpay where they use this piece of software for their own Bitcoin and Bitcoin cash wallets. In the last two weeks, when we should have been focusing on our friends and family (well, we still did technically), we made this service work seamlessly with the Verge blockchain. This is another major achievement which isn’t even on the road map… but in my opinion it could have been.The Verge Wallet Service will be used by the Verge iOS wallet, Verge Android Wallet and Verge Electron Desktop Wallet. Maybe even the coolest part of this service is that you can host it yourself, if you want to do that. Documentation is still under preparation.The Codebase 👩‍🔬Since the last codebase update, we’ve actually got more work done, even though it was the holiday.We have been working these days …Legend:👩🏼‍💻 — ongoing✅ — done⏲ — up nextVerge Codebase Updates:⏲ — Enabling the test network for Verge and bringing nodes online👩🏼‍💻 — Re-integration of Stealth Addressing👩🏼‍💻 — Upgrading Tor from 0.3.2 (end of life) to 0.3.4 (LTS) (Source: https://goo.gl/oHZnq4)👩🏼‍💻 — Integration of Tor into our new codebase, while maintaining old structures such as ports, proxy options, hidden service availability, etc.✅ — Adding the possibility to manually configure the codebase to compile without the Tor integration --without-tor (Default: ON) Previously known as clearnet-branch, which got removed and thus solves a lot of complexity regarding the maintainability of the new project.✅ — Enabling hardening for the Tor source codeBuild-In Tor on startupSOCKS5 port for the node to proxy all through traffic✅ — Fee adjustments to at least include 0.1 XVG per transactionAdjust the fee to 0.1 XVG per transaction or custom fee costs for higher priority.✅ — Disabling BECH32 address overall, with possibility of re-enabling it when it’s necessary. Also commenting out all occurrences of “SegWit” to make it compliant with the old codebase.✅ — Transaction tests have been successfully completed on the current main net including the setup of multiple nodes across the world to be synced via old and new codebase.✅ — Checks for inter-compatibility between old and new codebases has been tested✅ — Update copyright signs accordinglyBe prepared … but not like this.Regarding the picture, we’ll do our utmost best to make it the best release within Verge. Not that we’ll end up like the ship above or the dude who held the camera meanwhile.Interested in contributing?If you are interested in contributing to VERGE and want to be a part of our amazing community of volunteers, be sure to reach out to us, either via Github, Discord, Telegram, or by email: contact@vergecurrency.comPlease show your support!Lastly, If you enjoy seeing these bi-weekly updates please up-vote this article by pressing the clap button. Your support helps spread the news to others that may not know about the latest happenings here at Verge Currency.You can clap up to 50 times if you really like the article!Development Update on Verge #13 was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Verge

19. 01. 04

The Origin Story of CryptoRekt

It all started on a late Tuesday afternoon, it was cold, dark, and beginning to rain. I was traveling home from my lackluster day job wondering what else life could present to make things more interesting. The year was 2009, it was October, and at the time $1.00 USD could buy you 1,309.03 BTC. Any versed bitcoin fanatic should be able to tell you that the first block in the bitcoin blockchain was mined on January 3rd, 2009 and from that moment forward — life for those of us who were in the know, would definitely become “more interesting.”That very same day I found myself browsing around online looking for something completely unrelated to Bitcoin. At the time I had to quickly teach myself how to resolve entry level IT problems while I was working at one of my early jobs. I don’t quite remember how it came up as its been 9 years since this happened, but I found my way onto a forum page hosted by the P2P foundation. As any stalwart veteran in the blockchain space will tell you — this is where Satoshi Nakamoto first introduced his idea of a new open source P2P e-cash system, Bitcoin. Upon reading through this thread, I found myself immediately immersed in a sea of Firefox tabs going deeper, and deeper — eventually running out of memory on my piece of shit Dell laptop which was rocking a whole 2 gigs of ram (couldn’t afford anything better and frankly I was just happy to have a computer.)As many of you, I’m sure, have experienced — I may as well had done a line of cocaine; I was addicted. What was an evening of debauchery, inevitably evolved into an obsession. I would share what I had discovered with all my friends and family members saying, “this is really cool shit man, it’s going to be big one day.” Only be to shit on and laughed at by many who just assumed I’d fell off the rocker a few too many times as a child.Very shortly after stumbling down the rabbit hole I began mining bitcoin on whatever hardware I could get my hands on. I was mining hundreds of BTC every couple days on a Pentium 4 PC that I had slapped together with the spare cash I could scrounge up. Over the course of a few weeks I had amassed a large sum of BTC. Hooked and ready to move forward, armed with an HDD full of BTC — I was ready.Fast forward to 2011, The very same HDD that had contained my precious BTC, died and along with it a part of my passion for crypto. It didn’t matter what I threw at it, recovery suites, recovery technicians, clean rooms, recovery voodoo-sacrificial-blood-majics — it was dead Jim. Frustrated and fed up with the lack of available options to recover my beloved coins and on the edge of bashing myself in the face with a spiked brick for not backing up my shit — I completely lost interest in Crypto — Hence the name CryptoRekt.The year is now 2014 — The salt and hatred of Seagate drives had reached an apex. Bitcoin was now priced at around $447.00 a coin and earlier in the year Mt. GOX, one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges at the time, suspended withdrawals due to “technical issues” and shortly after — filed for bankruptcy — 744,000 BTC stolen in the process. I found myself reading the horror stories of people who had been affected by this on many online forums, there were several shitposts on /r/CryptoCurrency going on complete rampages about the incident — I found myself sharing in the sentiment of the majority, while I was not directly affected, I now had a group of people who knew what it felt like to lose it all.Ironically enough, it was /r/CryptoCurrency, (one of the places that absolutely despises Verge) that originally got me interested in a little-known project called DogeCoinDark (DOGED). At the time DOGED had a small, almost non-existent community. The true O.G members of this project were all cooped up in an internet relay chat room (IRC) which was moderated by a guy whose screen name read “Sunerok”. (Soon™-er-ok | Not Sunny-rock)Sunerok was the type of guy who you would run into at a bar and immediately know not to F*** with him, at least that’s how he came across at first. He trusted no one, did his own thing — and if you didn’t like it — you could sell your bag and find yourself banned from the DOGED IRC room. I don’t know why, but I respected him. I found his online presence to be interesting and I appreciated the viewpoint that he would share with those of us who spent hours, daily, hanging out in his little paradise. It was at this point I knew I would be a part of this project, whether he liked it or not.Now, I’ll admit — when I first joined in the IRC room I was a bit of an asshole — I didn’t really show too many people respect, but that was quickly corrected by a couple people, namely: CoinCrazy66, BuZz, and a few other key people; but I digress.While DOGED was a small project and had just over 120 active users in IRC (which is quite a lot for an IRC chat) we as a community wanted to see this project succeed. DOGED was created out of passion by Sunerok to potentially provide people with the means of being able to transact a P2P e-cash, privately. Those of us who are still around, the O.G’s, will tell you — all we wanted was to see our little project flourish and it was those of us who spent countless hours in that room who helped Sunerok to rebrand DOGED into something that could be taken a little more serious, something that we could actually get people to support and get behind — Queue the birth of Verge.But in French it means…Verge was marketed and pushed by a small facet of the original members in IRC. Those of us who gave a damn to see Sunerok succeed tried to go above and beyond (at least what we thought was above and beyond) and try to push Verge and its concept to as many people as we could reach. We had folks like Rick Stoner & Frank Dashwood who ran Radio Crypto — a radio show dedicated to sharing the latest happenings in crypto & hosted some of the biggest names in the space while simultaneously advertising for Verge. Those of us who didn’t participate in the radio show (maintain) actively “shilled” Verge on social media.Verge never really made “waves” in the beginning — we had several years past the rebranding where the market value never really moved, and everything stayed the same despite our best efforts. For myself and the O.G’s though, this was ok. Several of our original members were fine with a level of ‘inclusivity’ that Verge provided. They felt like they had something special by being a part of an under-ground project. While it is sad to see some of the most beloved community members no longer show interest in Verge today given its popularity, it is important to note that Verge is around because of them and their support of the project in the very beginning.Moving ahead to the year 2017, it was about May/June-ish when I said f*** it. Beings that Verge and its leader Sunerok had always strived to maintain an underground vibe, we never really had a team of people supporting it — hell we didn’t even have a whitepaper. Sunerok liked it this way, and I think deep down inside a part of him misses the old days — as do I. Having spoken to Sunerok for many years at this point I already knew he had no interest in having a corporate, defined structure or a team associated with Verge but I knew deep down inside that Verge could potentially be something that everyone, everywhere — could one day use for everyday things.With this in mind — I set out to help Sunerok however I could. I started off by drafting and sending him the very first version of a whitepaper — which we call a blackpaper, because f*** it, why be like everyone else. The funny part about it is I don’t think he thought I was serious because I just straight told him I was going to do it, and two weeks later we had the BlackPaper Version 1.0.To be completely honest — it was trash and I am not proud to have pushed it out there as fast as I did — but you know what? It was a start. Verge prides itself on being an open-source, community driven project and I like to think this was a good first step to encourage not only myself, but others to contribute as well.Shortly after the first version of the BlackPaper I began forming a rag-tag team of people from around the world who wanted to see verge succeed. It took me countless hours, days, weeks & months (nearly a year to be completely honest) to weed out all the “bad eggs” and find people who were willing to donate their free time to our cause. Beings we had zero funding to afford the luxuries that ICO’s can afford (if they managed their money appropriately during the bear market) it was exceptionally difficult to find sane, like minded & talented individuals who were willing to donate their professional talents to our project. This group is now the Core Marketing team that supports Verge, daily, and has grown to about 40 people. (check them out here)You may be asking at this point, Why Verge?I decided that I wanted to help Sunerok in any way I possibly could to make sure that Verge, his baby, was getting the attention it deserved. Verge is truly something special, it is decentralized, it has a wonderful community around the world, and it has a team of passionate individuals who just want to see it succeed — all the required ingredients for a successful project.Yes, we’ve had our pitfalls — but who hasn’t. We live and learn — such is life.What does Verge mean to me?Freedom.Verge to me is the freedom to help create & shape something that can truly provide a means for people to be able to retain a bit of their personal lives and not have to worry about sacrificing a basic human right; privacy, any time they want to transact for goods & services.Regardless of what other people say about Verge — The project, the people, Sunerok & the friends I have made along this journey will always hold a special place in my heart.I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my story.The Origin Story of CryptoRekt was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Verge

19. 01. 01

Verge Currency

A Summary Of 2018ABOUT VERGE CURRENCYVerge (XVG) is a cryptocurrency designed for people and for everyday use. It improves upon the original Bitcoin blockchain and aims to fulfil its initial purpose of providing individuals and businesses with a fast, efficient and decentralized way of making direct transactions while maintaining your privacy. Our mission is to empower people around the world by bringing blockchain transactions into everyday life. Verge Currency makes it possible to engage in direct transactions quickly, efficiently and privately. It is 100% open-source software and not a private company funded through an ICO or pre-mining. Development and marketing efforts are supported by thousands of volunteer community members.THE YEAR OF A “GREAT CRYPTO CRASH”It’s no secret the market cap of cryptocurrencies is drastically lower than at the beginning of 2018, a year also known as the year of a “great crypto crash”. Despite the significant price drop in 2018, we have seen a lot of technological advancements and made some progressive steps towards mass adoption of cryptocurrencies. Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are still in their infancy and according to a survey performed by the consulting firm Greenwich Associates (Forbes article), over 70% of institutional finance executives believe cryptocurrencies are here to stay.Verge Currency, supported by its partners, is playing a large role in this technological economic revolution.Now, let’s remind ourselves of what Verge accomplished during 2018. Get ready, it’s going to be a long article.NEW BRANDING GUIDESince the birth of Verge, branding was never a priority. In 2017, Verge Currency evolved into a mass market player, where branding could not be neglected any longer. At the beginning of 2018, Hassan created a New Branding Guide, an essential tool for everyone who wants to help with the outreach and for Verge Currency to establish a strong brand identity. Feel free to download our Press Kit and Brand Assets.NEW PARTNERSHIPSMindGeek is a global industry-leading information technology firm headquartered in Luxembourg, with offices in Nicosia, London, Miami, Montreal and Los Angeles. MindGeek continues to drive the state of technology forward, developing industry-leading solutions enabling faster, more efficient delivery of content every second to millions of customers worldwide. MindGeek Group owns over 85% of the adult entertainment with websites like PornHub, Brazzers and YouPorn to name a few. TrafficJunky, their online advertising giant, gets 12% of the total daily internet traffic. Read more about the partnership in Fortune magazine.NetCents is a next-generation online payment processing platform, offering consumers and merchants online services for managing electronic payments. The company is focused on capturing the migration from cash to digital currency by utilizing innovative blockchain technology to provide payment solutions that are simple to use, secure and worry-free. NetCents has partnered with Verge along with its financial partners, mobile operators, exchanges, etc, to streamline the user experience of transacting online. To find out more about the partnership please read the “Project Mass Adoption” article and NetCent’s Press Release.PLAAK is a Singaporean based Software Development & Blockchain Technology Company with a suite of high-tech and easy to use applications for mobile and desktop computer devices. Developing useful everyday applications that can store, transact and also trade digital currencies encourages global use and wide spread adoption. One such product is the PLAAK Core Card, a sleek and easy to-carry-and-use device, enabling Core Card owners to safely store, transact and receive digital currencies anywhere.The Crypto Den is a multi-platform service aimed at mass adoption through education. The Crypto Den’s goal is being a one stop shop, to make crypto less cryptic for the public whilst facilitating a peer-to-peer crypto marketplace, as well as presenting networking and partnership opportunities between communities, projects, exchanges and businesses alike.Verge Currency, PLAAK and The Crypto Den have recently announced a three way collaborative effort that brings a branded hardware wallet to the Verge Community. Read more about it in the “Trifecta for Mass Adoption” article written by Alex.TECH DEVELOPMENTSStealth AddressingOn the 1st of January, 2018 we introduced stealth addressing in our QT wallet. Stealth addressing is a technology upgrade package that enables our users to be able to send and receive payments privately across our blockchain. Additionally this update removes our QT wallet users off of clearnet and migrates everyone to SSL enabled Tor. Through this system, users now have an additional layer of base IP obfuscation as well as the option to utilize stealth addressing services for their transactions. Stealth addressing allows for complete anonymity to be maintained while providing a safe and secure method of sending and receiving Verge Currency.HalvingA block reward halving happened on May 9, 2018 at block 2,124,000 and was part of Verge’s predictable, transparent monetary policy. Mining reward per block was halved from 1560 XVG to 730 XVG. Here’s a list of all the Verge halving’s in the past:0 to 14,000 : 200,000 XVG14,000 to 28,000 : 100,000 XVG28,000 to 42,000: 50,000 XVG42,000 to 210,000: 25,000 XVG210,000 to 378,000: 12,500 XVG378,000 to 546,000: 6,250 XVG546,000 to 714,000: 3,125 XVG714,000 to 2,124,000: 1,560 XVG2,124,000 to 4,248,000: 730 XVGNew WebsiteOn March 24, 2018 we released our new and marvellous looking website. It took the experience of Verge Currency at it’s first glance to the next level. This website enabled us to show what Verge is and has accomplished, in a far greater way than before. A true milestone for an open-source community, driven by only volunteers. Huge shout-out to our community members who have already translated the website to their native languages!Rebasing The CodebaseIn 2018 we started rebasing the heart, the motor, and the holy grail of Verge Currency — our codebase. When we decided to do this, we knew it would take a lot of pain, sweat and tears to get it complete. Even though more developers have joined us in this great cause, there are still some tasks to be completed. Some of the most notable benefits of moving our core code to the latest revision of Bitcoin core v 0.17 are as follows:Substantial blockchain performance improvementsGreatly improved chain validation via improved PoW implementationRevised and improved RPC commandsGreatly improved chain securityGreatly improved CPU and Memory performanceWe understand that there is going to be a small subset of individuals who would like to read further into the changes coming. For those folks we will be posting change logs that have been modified to accurately reflect the changes we are implementing into our blockchain upon the public release of the new codebase.Electron Desktop WalletWe started working on an electron wallet with the idea of making it easy to work with, fast and secure. We have come a long way with this product and its release will come soon after the codebase release.iOS WalletWe started the development of this wallet in June, 2018. The much needed wallet is on a 50% progression level and we’ll soon be opening it for a public beta.New Android WalletWe started working on a new version of the Android wallet sooner then expected. It will follow the same user experience as the iOS wallet. One of the most user friendly upgrades besides the design, is the integration of the TOR client as a built-in component of the Android Wallet, which translated means that Orbot, as useful as it is, will no longer be required.Left to right: iOS wallet public and stealth address / Android wallet / Electron Desktop walletNEW EXCHANGESVerge is available for purchase and trading on over 35 exchanges with Binance, Bittrex, Upbit, and Bithumb being the most popular. A list of all the Verge markets (50+) can be found on the Coin Market Cap website and a complete list of the exchanges can be found on our website. Exchanges that have listed Verge in 2018:Bitfinex is a full-featured spot trading platform for major digital assets and cryptocurrencies. Verge can be traded against BTC, ETH, USD, GBP, EURO and JPY. Read more about the listing in the Bitfinex blog.Bithumb is the number one cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea, allowing users to buy, sell and store cryptocurrencies. Bithumb offers additional services like remittances and gift vouchers. Verge can be traded against KRW.Huobi is a Singapore based cryptocurrency exchange. Founded in China, the company now has offices in Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and the United States. Verge can be traded against ETH and BTC.AnyCoin Direct is a European (The Netherlands) based cryptocurrency exchange. Verge can be traded against EUR.Bitbns is the fastest growing cryptocurrency exchange in India. Verge can be traded against INR.The above mentioned exchanges are just a small portion of those that have listed Verge in 2018. Let’s not forget about Gate.io, ChangeNow, ChangeHero, Bitladon, and Xchange.NEW VENDORSA great number of vendors around the globe, from the various industries, have realised the benefits of accepting Verge Currency as a means of payment. It has been one of the most used cryptocurrencies for payments and settled somewhere in between the 5th and the 10th place for the most part of the 2018. At the time of writing (December 27th, 2018) Verge was on the 10th place with 21,540 payments in the past 24 hours according to Messari.io.As Akshay stated in his article: “Vendors are the bridge between cryptocurrencies and mass adoption. They facilitate the trade and encourage a larger population to adopt virtual currencies. Verge has a vast array of vendors selling all kinds of products and services.”Let’s name a few who have joined the Verge movement in 2018:BLUNT Umbrellas are the world leader’s in the umbrella market. Their vision has always been to inspire others and advance the category for the better.“Accepting crypto as a payment option was a no brainer. we wanted to partner with a cryptocurrency that had a strong community, solid history and an exciting future. That was Verge.”Joel Schuberg, Blunt UmbrellasFractal Visuals, an industry leading video production company based out of Austin Texas.“Incorporating faster payment technologies like Verge, which offers ultra-low processing fees and near instant transaction speeds, allows us to further increase the speed at which our company is able to process payments”John Hanby, Fractal VisualsDioxyme is one of the largest supplement companies in the world and renowned for their world class supplement solutions. Dioxyme are also leaders in stacks specifically designed for the athlete and weight loss demands.“Verge has quick transaction times and has a large community. I met Justin and loved everything he had to say and we decided to accept payments with Verge”Bennett S, DioxymeBaby Moss offers baby clothes, baby gifts, and baby accessories in stylish colours and accents.“Some of the products we sell have a low margin. Accepting Verge over regular credit cards help improve that margin for some of those orders.”Jeremiah Selander, CEO, Baby MossHigh Life Goods started its modest beginnings 10 years ago in the SoCal beach town of Venice, California, and has since become one of America’s best and largest online smoke stores.“We encourage payments with Verge by running offers that include 3 free items with your order if you pay with Verge. In the future, we would like to donate to the same causes that Verge donates to.”Christian Sutton, Highlife GoodsWith Verge you can already purchase VPN services, clothing and accessories, subscriptions at adult entertainment websites, jewellery, electronics, cars, art, water-crafts, cannabis seeds and extracts, herbs, food and drinks. The list goes on. Click here to see the list of all Verge vendors.Learn more about becoming a Verge vendor.FUELED BY VERGEFueled by Verge is a statement of commitment to mass adoption by educating and spreading awareness of blockchain technology and Verge Currency by the VergeFam. It is a worldwide effort from individuals excelling in their unique fields, masters of their crafts, sharing their achievements. With this, we can build awareness and educate what Verge and blockchain technology is all about. The goal of FbV is to showcase the utility of Verge through events by its community. Our Verge Currency team is the first team that is “Fueled by Verge” in both design and spirit. Two very successful athletes have already joined the FbV movement :Danny Robertson is a 9 year old Moto X racer from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has an extraordinary 5 years of racing experience. He is regularly training and has a huge potential to become a legend in motocross world.Gil Linster is a NASCAR pilot from Luxembourg. He raced strong and recently finished his 2018 season of the Elite 2 category in 5th place. Gil will also be racing in the USA in his next season with the addition of NASCAR’s Whelen All-American Series.COMMUNITY | #VergeFamIt was probably hard for some to stay as supportive during the year of a “great crypto crash” when they had to watch the value of their portfolio drawing down throughout the year. Nevertheless, none of the above mentioned accomplishments would’ve happened without such a passionate community.Powered by the VergeFam, Verge Currency has become something much larger than just being a cryptocurrency; it has become a global movement. Driven by like minded individuals who value privacy and top notch technology, and fueled by strong passion that drives them towards mass adoption of Verge.Our Dutch community organized the first international Verge Meet-Up in Amsterdam on June 9, 2018 where the VergeFam had a chance to meet like minded people in person and enjoy their time by exploring Amsterdam.Join the VergeFam on any of the following social media networks:Twitter ( 305,000 members )Telegram ( 25,000 members )Discord ( 13,000 members )Reddit ( 54,000 members )Facebook ( 34,000 members )YouTube ( 6,000 members )Forum ( 1,000 members )LinkedIn ( 1,000 members )GitHubCORE TEAMBeing that Verge is an open-source software project, driven by community volunteers, the core team happens to be just another VergeFam subgroup formed of the most active community members. All contributors, including the core team, are unpaid volunteers who donate their time and energy into the project because they are passionate and believe in Verge.Sadly, a few of the volunteers had to leave the core team in 2018 due to various personal reasons. People like Sasha, Anthony, Cees, Chris, Ronald, Ernstjan and others will never be forgotten, their contributions have helped Verge tremendously. Even today, all of them are very supportive of the project and often active on our social media networks.Although it was sad to see these leave, the many passionate people that have joined the core team in 2018, though, are incredible! A plurality of very talented individuals like Hassan, Kristopher, Dini, Han, Marvin, Swen, Manuel, Joel, Timothy, Mark, Lloyd, Akshay, Akashiro, Numan, Jason, Harry, Dan, Samantha, Lohann, Jeff, Nathan, Mikael, Leon, Alex, Adam, Diana, and myself, have joined. We all share the same mission — to empower people around the world by bringing blockchain transactions into everyday life.The list of all core team members can be found on the Team Page located on our website. Find out more about the core team in the “Meet The Team Behind Verge Currency” article, written by Kristopher. For those who don’t like to read, we have made a “Meet The Team” video.CONVENTIONSCrypto Economy Event took place in Barcelona, Spain between the 16–18 of October, 2018. The conference consisted of three different subjects: Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and of course Blockchain. Arend, Verge’s payment integration manager, presented at the De(v)Central stage. The topic of his presentation was “How Verge is working on Mass Adoption”.Crypto Rockstars Event took place in Cologne, Germany between the 26–28 of November, 2018. Verge was represented by Alex and Swen van Zanten who have talked about Verge Currency in general and the importance of financial privacy.Bitladon, a cryptocurrency exchange based in The Netherlands, has sponsored Verge team members and helped with the travel and accommodation expenses.INTERVIEWSJustin, Verge founder and lead developer, had the pleasure to be interviewed by Bloomberg, Asa Akira on the PornHub Podcast, CNBC, and by Frank Dashwood on RadioCrypto.CryptoRekt, Verge core team founder and lead advisor, has also been interviewed by Frank Dashwood on RadioCrypto.Arend, Verge’s payment integration manager, has been interviewed by NewsBTC during the Crypto Economy Event in Barcelona, Spain.Alex, Verge’s content editor, has been interviewed for the Crypto Rockstars Event in Cologne, Germany.2019 | ROADMAP GOALSAs an open-source community and volunteer-driven project, our Roadmap is meant as a general guideline for how we are developing Verge into one of the best cryptocurrency options out there.Here are some of the goals, but not limited to, we’re targeting to release in 2019:Rebased codebase which includes the newest standards shared by Bitcoin (Bitcoin core v 0.17)Ring Confidential Transactions which offer advanced masking of transaction amountsMobile wallets (iOS / Android)Electron based desktop wallet with better performance and minimalist UI designMerchandise Online Store (Verge branded apparel)RSK Smart Contract IntegrationHappy New Year VergeFam!May 2019 bring new happiness, new goals, new achievements and a lot of new inspirations to your life.Verge Currency core team wishes you and your loved ones every day of the new year to be filled with success, love, happiness and prosperity.Verge Currency was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Verge

18. 12. 31

The Birth of Verge Currency

Written by Justin V. a.k.a. SunerokIn 2011, a close friend of mine was always talking my ear off about Bitcoin. He told me it was going to be the new digital currency for the world. I believed him, but didn’t get too involved, as I thought that was still far off. Later that year around Christmas, he told me about a new project that had launched, based on Bitcoin’s source code; it was called Litecoin, and he said I could mine it using my GPU (video card). I set up a miner, and once in a while, I would leave it running on a Litecoin pool. For the next year or so, I would randomly turn on my miner when going to sleep or leaving the house. I never traded any of the coins, or even paid attention to the market, as I had “real” work to do and couldn’t find much time for it.Fast forward to Christmas 2013, when Dogecoin was launched. I had read a post about it within the first day or two of its launch, and started pointing my miner to a Dogecoin pool instead. I started getting so many coins, I couldn’t believe it! I managed to accumulate tens of millions of them within just a couple of weeks. The hysteria and pandemonium around it was so addictive, I don’t have the words to describe it properly. Worth far less than BTC or LTC, it was easily 100 times more fun, and already had a massive community. We were sending them to each other 24 hours a day, over reddit, 4chan, facebook, IRC, and just about everywhere. I think it caught on so well because the supply was so high, and anyone who posted their DOGE address would receive coins very quickly from other DOGE enthusiasts, for free! It became a coin for sharing, and ‘tipping’ anyone you wanted to give some internet clout.I decided to set up some NOMP pool software, and add Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dogecoin to my pool. It wasn’t very profitable for me. In fact, for a very long time, I never made enough to cover the monthly server costs, but I didn’t care; this felt worth it. It had become a hobby and slowly turned into a passion. I started to tinker with other crypto-related software, and offered to help fix pieces of code for new projects, in return for cryptocurrency. So many coins were coming out, there was literally a new launch almost every day.By mid-2014, I had already built most pieces of software that a coin really needed to get established (Linux & Windows wallets, pool software, a blockchain explorer, an Android wallet, etc).I decided it was time to launch a new project, combining my favorite fundamentals of existing projects. I promised myself I would make it fun, and not let it drive me crazy. I launched it and told all my friends in the crypto space. Our IRC channel quickly filled up. A user named ‘JP’ suggested adding Tor nodes, which, immediately, I thought was a great idea. Shortly after, another user, ‘buzz’, suggested looking into i2p (an IP-obfuscation network similar to Tor); within a few days, i2p nodes were built. There were about 100 of us in the IRC channel, and we all spoke regularly, around the clock. It was a ton of fun, but I always tried to not take it too seriously. Just four years later, we’ve made a partnership with the largest online adult industry company, and have hundreds of vendors accepting our new cryptocurrency around the world.At the first Verge meet-up in Amsterdam in mid-2018, I was standing on the stage of a three-story boat, looking into a crowd of people who were all looking back at me. I had a moment of realization: this hobby I started had taken on a life of its own. It was real. (I still didn’t feel this way, even when the network was worth $4 Billion USD, and had generated over $1 Billion in volume over a 24-hour period). Seeing all of the people at the meet-up was incredibly surreal.Verge has everything it needs now. We’ve been working tirelessly on the new codebase to make it flawless, we have a MASSIVE community, we have a handful of very talented developers, and we have the adoption. I can’t explain the electricity I now feel thinking about the future of Verge.I’d like to take this time to thank everyone who has helped Verge get to where it is today, from our marketing team, our community administrators, everyone that organized the meetup, the pool administrators, the exchange administrators, and every single person who has ever wished us well. I’ve had a blast reading the stories from the team members this month, and love seeing that many of them are very similar, and we all share the same ideology.I hope everyone has a great holiday! GO VERGE!-SunerokThe Birth of Verge Currency was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Verge

18. 12. 25

THE PEOPLE OF VERGE

Merry Christmas VergeFam! Happy Holidays!A few words about me…Most of you already got to know me but for those who were lucky enough and didn’t — Kristopher (Twitter: @KristopherMT) has recently written an introduction of all the Verge core team members in his article “Meet The Team Behind Verge Currency”. I won’t try to re-invent the wheel when he already introduced me in a way I could have never done myself.“Mihael is the primary community manager for Verge Currency and works alongside CR (CryptoRekt) to manage internal team action and communication. He is often referred to as the eyes and ears of the community, more importantly he works at the heart of it. He dedicates endless hours to communicating project flow, roadmap points, overall progress to the people of Verge and equally reports community concerns back to the team. He is a big supporter of blockchain technology and its benefits. Apart from community management, he regularly speaks with Verge’s current and potential vendors and exchanges. When he’s not helping out with Verge, he’s usually researching crypto and the industry as a whole and looking to acquire additional knowledge. Mihael works as an engineer on an offshore cable laying vessel. Throughout the last 13 years he has worked with almost 30 different nationalities and has visited over 70 countries. Always identifying himself as a “People-Person”, Mihael instantly recognized the VergeFam as a thriving community where he belonged.”There’s only a couple of things I’d like to add and make the introduction a bit more personal.I’m happily married and a father of a 15 year old daughter. A female blue staffy (that’s a dog for you non-dog types) joined our family 6 years ago. The three of them are my world and my everything. I was born and raised in Rijeka, Croatia where I live to this day. I’m a huge fan of the football club Rijeka and I’m a member of Armada (Rijeka fans) since… forever.Port of Rijeka / Armada - 30th birthdayLet’s talk crypto now.Where it all began…“I got introduced to Bitcoin in…” might have been a nice beginning of this story but let’s skip the nonsense none of you would care about and fast forward to the moment I learned about Verge Currency.It was a hot summer morning, somewhere in August, 2017. I had been researching several crypto projects on a particular day (yes, DYOR is a very important part of the game — never forget that!) and I ran into a Reddit post mentioning Verge Currency. Reddit is full of trolls but surprisingly, it was a positive Reddit post. I started researching Verge and in no time felt like I found the cryptocurrency I was looking for, a true vision of Satoshi Nakamoto. 4 days later I went ‘All-In’ and joined the Verge Currency Telegram group. Oh man… I got hooked so fast! I had an endless amount of questions and they had answers for me. It wasn’t long after when I realized that the true power of Verge lay in its community.Remember this: A tech without the people to support it and use it means absolutely nothing. It’s useless. Verge has it all; the tech and the hundreds of thousands of people to support it.Right about that time I met Ard, Hum (Verge Advent Calendar was his idea!), Akshay, Grandpriest, Luck Light, Wolfie, Justin, CryptoRekt… I have to mention people like Patrick, Emanuel, Roger, RektMe, Wuba, Banky, Dami and others today known as the team behind EUNO coin who all became my friends for life.None of us cared about the price. Actually, that’s not entirely true… we were really happy when Verge’s price was rising but we were equally happy when the price was dropping and we could buy more Verge. We tipped each other crazy amounts of Verge but that’s nothing compared to the stories I’ve heard from the early days… We shared GIFs, memes and most importantly educated newcomers about Verge and cryptocurrencies in general. We have been driven by the passion and the only thing we wanted was to support the project and to be able to pay with Verge in our everyday lives. Many things have changed since then but that one thing will always be the same. I want to be able and buy groceries with Verge in any local supermarket.About a year ago, Justin gave me admin rights in Verge Telegram group. Verge Telegram group was crazy at that time! It grew from 3k members to 35k members in just a few weeks. It wasn’t a surprise because the price value of Verge in dollars shoot up from 0.005$ to 0.30$, also know today as the “McAfee era”.During December 2017 a lot of Verge subgroups have been created like XVG Special Forces, Verge ZOO, Verge Marketeers to name a few. The force was strong and the amount of enthusiasm was incredible. A lot of those people have been really quiet lately because of the bear market. It was expected, not all of us are here to support the mass adoption. Many people invest in Verge only to make more fiat and that’s understandable, we’re not all the same nor should we ever be.January, 2018 separated the moon kids and the true crypto enthusiasts.Right about that time I met Kristopher and Dini, who shortly after became not only my close friends, but also a very important part of my Verge and crypto journey. I’ve learned a lot from them and we had so many ideas how to support Verge on its way to mass adoption.CryptoRekt recognized our passion for the project and invited us to join the Verge core team along with Akshay and Han.Verge from the “inside”I remember the day when I joined the Verge team like it was yesterday; January 30, 2018. Downloading the Slack App took maybe 10 seconds but it seemed to me like an eternity.I wasn’t really sure how my presence in the team could help Verge but I certainly wanted to give my best to support the project. CR made a small introduction and we all got a warm welcome from the OG’s in the team. I was going through all the channels on Slack like there’s no tomorrow. My first impression was “Wow! There’s so much going on behind the scenes, it’s amazing! Wait a minute, why is that not communicated properly with the rest of the VergeFam?”I wasn’t the only one with that thought and we decided to move the internal communications from Slack to Discord where the team could have an open communication with the community at all times. Of course, the dates of releases had to stay a secret to avoid the pump and dumps.I won’t go into details on what has been completed since then because the progress is visible and the feedback we’re getting from Verge supporters is really nice. Let’s just say that the internal and external communication greatly improved in 2018.I’ll try to get back to the subject of this story, the people of Verge.I don’t want to exaggerate so I’ll say that I talked one on one with at least 1000 supporters from all around the globe and we all have one thing in common — Verge is not just a currency, it’s also a way of life.Many of those people had wonderful ideas supported by their talent and eventually (we had to make sure their hearts are in the right place) they got added to the team.Verge core team has around 40 individuals from different countries, continents, and time zones - all driven by the pure passion for the project. We spend all our free time on Verge. If you find it hard to believe in what I just said ask our wives, husbands, children, friends, pets and you’ll understand what I am talking about. Or…simply follow Mark just for one day and see it for yourself! I’m not entirely sure if he’s a robot or a human.“Verge and Pundi X” collaboration is a nice announcement for the most, right? Have you ever thought about how it happened? Four months of back and forth communication on almost a daily basis between their team and myself. Akshay (Sourcedexter) also participated in the conversation with Pundi X and he wrote an informative article about the collaboration. Yes, you read that right. Four months. Of course, that’s just one of the many things we handled at the same time to support Verge. Guess what? That’s what all the other team members do as well, volunteer all their free time for the success of Verge because we believe everyone deserves the right to have a financial privacy if they chose so and we are here to make that happen.Personally, I think there will be more daily crypto payments than fiat payments in 10 years from now. I honestly can’t see a reason for a different outcome.Some already realized the importance of the partnership with MindGeek and the most recent one with NetCents. Don’t worry if you didn’t realize the magnitude of it yet, you will eventually. No doubt.Verge meet up in Amsterdam, NLI don’t think there are appropriate words to express the excitement I felt when my plane landed in Amsterdam. Meeting all those people in person after almost a year of online communication was really overwhelming. Shout out to everyone who participated in organizing the Amsterdam meet up! I could finally put the faces next to the names. Seeing so many Verge supporters on one boat was really something special and I’d highly recommend everyone to join our next meet up if you can. People flew in from all over the world! I talked to most people on the boat during the day and spent most of the evening with Gisn, a great guy who also truly gets Verge and the idea it represents. It was a really great day!Friday evening was reserved for a BBQ with the Verge team and meet up organizers with addition of Derek and Charles from TokenPay. While Chris, Ronald, Dini, Hassan, Derek, Charles, Justin, his girlfriend, Arend and I had some great crypto conversations, Ernstjan was preparing the food. Someone had to do it, right? Well, I’m glad it was Ernstjan because the food was incredibly tasteful!Later on a few of us met with Alex (XVGNinja) and then we all went to meet Justin for a couple of drinks.That’s where I heard Justin’s story on how he founded Verge, why he did it and what is it that drives him forward and pushes him to dedicate endless hours for coding Verge Currency. I was astonished and it made me want to do even more for Verge. It made me even more passionate about the project. Justin doesn’t just code Verge, he lives the idea Verge represents. I won’t tell you his story, it wouldn’t be the same.Stay tuned on Christmas Day and hear it from the man himself.Blockchain — Connecting peopleI am intrigued by blockchain technology but more importantly I love it as it connects people from all over the world and various industries.Although I have met a lot of incredible individuals at the first Verge meet up in Amsterdam, there are a few people I truly missed like Kristopher, Harry S, Jason (CoinCrazy66), Han and many many others including the almighty ban-hammer and the founder of the Verge core team — CR (CryptoRekt).We all know that one person who’s never afraid to make a decision. Wherever and whenever. With Verge, that is CR.Justin handles tech developments and CR handles everything else, of course, with the assistance from the rest of the team.That’s CR in Verge. Since this is my story, to me he is one of those people we all need in life; a friend I can go to anytime, any day and whine about my problems or share my happy moments; a brother that helps me or simply tells me to f**k off when I’m b***hing about nothing.With that said I’ll stop wasting your precious time and finish my Verge story. I hope you all enjoyed reading as much as I enjoyed writing it.Stay tuned for CR’s story tomorrow!THE PEOPLE OF VERGE was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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18. 12. 23

Trifecta for Mass Adoption

Singapore — December 23, 2018 — Today, before the kickoff of many holiday festivities, The Crypto Den, PLAAK and Verge are announcing a three way collaborative effort, to promote and educate everyone on the acceptance of cryptocurrency. Their combination of skills in education, best in class UX design, and advanced security technologies, allow for a powerful push towards mass adoption.“We wanted to bring Verge and PLAAK together, we think highly of Verge’s ability to bring partners into the cryptosphere” said Dave, Co-founder of The Crypto Den (TCD) “PLAAK is really pushing hard, to push out easy-to-use and secure wallets, putting them out there, with the Verge community, will generate great awareness to their effort.”This joint collaboration brings a branded hardware wallet to the Verge Community. Powered by PLAAK’s revolutionary bio-metric features, this wallet has both NFC and Bluetooth technologies, allowing it to function in brick and mortar stores. This Verge Branded NFC wallet, is a perfect way to show to how far cryptocurrencies have come, and their superiority over fiat.Contrary to the popular belief outside of the cryptoverse, that cryptocurrencies are dead, Verge and PLAAK are proof that cryptocurrencies are emerging from the internet and into retail use.What comes out of this partnership, is a PLAAK powered hardware wallet, which offers top-of-the-line security, and intuitive user-interface with the Verge branding, available through The Crypto Den awareness platform. All three parties express the desire to use this trifecta as a means to inform and promote the use of e-currencies as a replacement to Fiat.Chai Shepherd, Co-founder & Technology Co-CEO for PLAAK is fond of saying that “With Crypto currencies, you are your own bank” echoing the sentiment of many in the Verge Community and the larger crypto-space. “With our proven technology, we can empower individuals regardless of their technological skills, to do”As such, Verge is excited to inform the community that the PLAAK powered NFC wallet, with Verge Branding is a third party wallet, which is under the unique responsibility of PLAAK, can now be purchased from The Crypto Den store, and be used to store and spend your Verge.“There can be quite lot of animosity among competing crypto projects, but one of the greatest things to see in this space is when a collaborative effort is made between a few organizations who choose to work together in effort of moving things closer and closer to mass adoption.” Said Dini, Verge’s head of Project management, when asked about her feelings on group projects.Order here : https://vergewallet.plaak.com/About :The Crypto Den, a.k.a. TCD. The Crypto Den, a well-acclaimed platform keeps close ties with crypto enthusiasts by offering Market analytics and self-help materials to a growing base of traders. In their mission of reaching out and bringing awareness of cryptocurrency to the digital generation, TCD helped create this possibility by introducing the two projects to each other. In doing so, they paved the way for an amazing collaboration.PLAAK began as an ecosystem of interconnected Apps for SMB’s and customers, aimed at sharing the benefits of blockchain technology to make it part of everyone’s daily routine. They offer an exchange platform with automated K.Y.C., accessible through the Core App featuring bio-metric support for enhanced security. Their flagship product is Phaeton, a robust, DPoS governed blockchain, supporting DApps, Smart Contracts and decentralized, inter-operable side chains. They are fond of establishing close ties with companies in the industry to promote a shared vision of a world where cryptocurrency, is the norm.Verge is a cryptocurrency designed for people and for everyday use. Verge processes with confirmation times under 30 seconds and supports transactions in the range of several hundreds per second. It improves upon the original Bitcoin blockchain and aims to fulfill its initial purpose of providing individuals and businesses with a fast, efficient and decentralized way of making direct transactions while maintaining the option to choose personal privacy or not. Verge aims to always give the user freedom of choice and therefore the possibility of utilizing built-in features that support what level of privacy is good for them when paying — something no credit card or electronic payment system currently offers.Trifecta for Mass Adoption was originally published in vergecurrency on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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Transaction History
Transaction History Market Market Transaction volume Address
BITHUMB XVG/KRW 16.90 1,179,196,254.03 Short cut
Binance XVG/ETH 7.13 47,381,722.22 Short cut
Bittrex XVG/USDT 7.23 30,901,451.82 Short cut
HitBTC XVG/ETH 7.15 14,348,131.16 Short cut
Huobi Global XVG/ETH 7.14 8,811,144.62 Short cut
LiveCoin XVG/BTC 6.98 3,760,079.15 Short cut
BiteBTC XVG/BTC 7.35 1,889,262.10 Short cut
Crex24 XVG/BTC 7.11 780,085.86 Short cut
Coindeal XVG/BTC 6.98 222,353.99 Short cut
Sistemkoin XVG/ETH 7.13 93,799.47 Short cut
Bitbns XVG/INR 7.76 73,213.58 Short cut
TradeOgre XVG/BTC 7.10 52,561.46 Short cut
STEX XVG/BTC 6.86 30,397.37 Short cut
Bitfinex XVG/GBP 7.08 10,368.02 Short cut
Gate.io XVG/BTC 6.98 8,374.37 Short cut
UPbit XVG/USDT 7.17 6,598.67 Short cut
YObit XVG/DOGE 7.03 5,181.45 Short cut
Trade Satoshi XVG/LTC 7.63 0.00 Short cut
Huobi Korea XVG/ETH 7.09 0.00 Short cut
CryptoBridge XVG/SMART 1.66 0.00 Short cut
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