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Verge [XVG], Zcash [ZEC], DASH payment gateways added by WordPress, WooCommerce, and Easy Digital Downloads

Ranjitha Shastry



Verge [XVG] added to WordPress, WooCommerce, and Easy Digital Downloads
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Cees van Dam‏, one of Verge’s core team member recently tweeted that Verge [XVG], Zcash [ZEC], Dash [DASH], are now added to WooCommerce, WordPress, and Easy Digital Downloads. This is done through MyCryptoCheckout, a crypto gateway that supports users to receive cryptocurrency payment directly into their wallet.

Dam tweeted:

“Looking for a way to enable a cryptocurrency payment gateway for WordPress, WooCommerce, and Easy Digital Downloads. , just added #XVG to enable this. Plugins can be found at … $xvg #massadoption #Miami @vergecurrency #VergeFam.”

VergeBull's tweet | Source: Twitter

VergeBull’s tweet | Source: Twitter

MyCryptoCheckout has already added Bitcoin [BTC], Bitcoin Cash [BCH], Bitcoin Gold [BTG], Dash [DASH], Ethereum [ETH], Ethereum Classic [ETC], Litecoin [LTC], and more. Crypto checkout incorporates features like:

  • 0% transaction fees
  • No restrictions on products
  • Any wallet is supported: Desktop, mobile, or online
  • Peer to peer transactions is fully automated
  • No redirection to 3rd parties, no iframes nor modal windows
  • No middleman fees
  • QR code for wallet address

Verge recently tied up with ChangeNOW, a non-custodial service created for simple cryptocurrency exchanges. Verge, in its roadmap, has introduced I2P Android Wallet for anonymous mobile transactions over the I2P network, scheduled for 2019. Their official iOS wallet with full-fledged feature like a normal wallet is at the planning stage. They have upgrades featured in their roadmap which are yet to be completed, some of them are:

  • RSK Smart Contract Integration
  • Ring Confidential Transactions – Advanced masking of transaction amounts
  • Rebased Codebase – Rebasing the entire codebase to combine the newest standards distributed by Bitcoin
  • Mining Update – XVGui Miner for Windows, Official Mining Pool & Mining Guide.
  • Merchandise Online Store – Verge branded apparel that can be purchased with XVG and BTC [90% completed].

Royal Queen Seeds, a cannabis seeds production company, also announced that they would be accepting Verge. They tweeted:

“We are now accepting @vergecurrency payments via @CoinPaymentsNET. You can now buy the best #Cannabis seeds with #Vergecurrency. Are you ready? #CryptoNews.”

mystery_boy, a Twitter user commented:

“Mass adoption 🙂 sweet :).”

Debasish Das, a crypto enthusiast, and a Twitter user commented:

“Great progress.”

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Ranjitha Shastry is a part of AMBCrypto's News Reporting Team. Having done her major in Journalism and mass communication, she is passionate about business and economic journalism.


David Schwartz of Ripple projects views on tribal behavior of crypto-industry

Priyamvada Singh



David Schwartz of Ripple projects views on tribal behavior of crypto-industry
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In a recent podcast by Internet History Podcast, the Chief Technology Officer at Ripple, David Schwartz discussed the tribal nature that surrounds the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. Here, he addressed the issue as unfortunate and stated that the members of the space must understand that working together and in sync is significant to moving forward. In his words:

“They’re very much like religious battles. You have influential people who are committed to a position that like one digital asset is the best and they can’t acknowledge any of the strengths of others or the weaknesses of their own, which makes it difficult for people to make good decisions about you know which assets to use or what to use them for.”

He switched the subject to the workings of Ripple, wherein he explained that the company is focused on the use case of global payments but is also excited to see innovation in the space. Furthermore, he stated that he expects to see the XRP ledger be used in different sectors of innovation, moving beyond payments.

About tribalism, he said that there are certain social media platforms that fuel the trait, such as Twitter, mentioning the trend as hostile. He also said:

“Tribalism, it’s chasing a lot of people out of the space because of some platforms, particularly Twitter, is just extremely hostile and I think we need to fix that. Again, if the crypto markets are sending us any signals is that we’re all in this together and we need to work together to grow.”

The tribalism that he is referring to is evident in the space as the maximalists continue to promote their respective choice of coin while dissing every other token. This has also been observed in the Bitcoin ecosystem, wherein maximalists like Roger Ver and Tone Vays are involved.

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Tron [TRX] energy cost to be reduced from 20 sun to 10 sun





Tron [TRX] energy cost to be reduced from 20 sun to 10 sun
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The whole cryptocurrency market has been witnessing a steep downward trend for the past couple of weeks. Even the major cryptocurrency like Bitcoin [BTC], Ethereum [ETH] and XRP, have lost the battle against the ice king. This negative trend has broken down most of the new projects in the market, especially the investors’ sentiments. There are also a few projects and team that are finding it hard to continue their operations because of the bear’s ever-growing presence.

Despite this, Tron [TRX], the tenth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, continues to make advancements in terms of network development. Justin Sun, the founder and CEO of Tron Foundation presented the second proposal, Proposal 9, has been approved by 2/3rd of the governing body. The proposal is aimed at making the network a developer friendly environment by reducing the energy cost from 20 sun to 10 sun, which, in turn, reduces the cost of smart contact.

Justin Sun's tweet on the proposal | Source: Twitter

Justin Sun’s tweet on the proposal | Source: Twitter

At the time of writing, the proposal had received 22 approvals and no disapprovals. The representatives who voted for the proposal includes Justin Sun Tron, Tron Society, BitGuild, Tron One, Lianjinshu, uTorrent, Crypto Guy in ZA, Infinity Stones, Alle Exchange, Tron Alliance, TronWalletMe, Raybo Tron, BitTorrent, Blockchain Org, CryptoChain, Sesameseed, callmeSR, DApp House, Tron Spark, TRX Market, Sky people, and Tron Europe.

The first proposal of the month was related to maximizing the energy limit of the network, which was also aimed at supporting the developers of the ecosystem. The proposal was approved by all 28 Super Representatives of the network. Super Representative are the representatives of the community and validators of the node who are elected by the token holders. These representatives are given the power to vote for the activation of the features of the Tron Virtual Machine, with the focus on the betterment of the entire community.

Earlier today, the CEO of the Foundation spoke about how Tron surpassed Stellar Lumens, the fourth largest cryptocurrency by market cap. He said on Twitter:

“According to @CoinMarketCap, there are 159 trading pairs of #TRON which already surpassed 157 trading pairs of Stellar. #TRX was already listed on more than 100 exchanges, including Crypto/Crypto & Crypto/ Fiat trading pairs”

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