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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.


Bitcoin SV [BSV] gets hit with another reorg as multiple blocks get orphaned, including a 128 MB block

Akash Anand



Bitcoin SV [BSV] gets hit with another reorg as multiple blocks get orphaned, including a 128 MB block
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Bitcoin SV [BSV] and its proponents have been making headlines over the past couple of weeks, either due to developments or because of comments made by its major proponents, Craig Wright, the chief scientist at nChain, and Calvin Ayre.

The network was also hit with several members of the cryptocurrency community alleging that the cryptocurrency itself is a sham without any use cases, as evidenced by its delisting on several popular cryptocurrency exchanges like Binance, Kraken and Shapeshift.

The latest news added salt to BSV’s wounds after it was revealed that the network went through another blockchain reorganization on a 128 MB block. This fact was pointed out by Nikita Zhavoronkov, the lead developer of Blockchair, who had tweeted:

“Whoops! $BSV has experienced yet another reorg, this time 6 (six!) consecutive blocks were orphaned (#578640–578645), this chain included a 128 MB block #578644 🤦‍♂️ The network was basically stuck for 1.5 hours, and this shows that even 6 confirmations are not enough.”

Orphaned blocks are valid blocks which are not part of the main chain. There are ways that they can occur naturally when two miners produce blocks at similar times or they can be a result of an attacker with enough hashing power using it for nefarious activities like reversing transactions.

A major reason why this reorg event made news was that a major 128 MB block was stuck in transaction, something that was not supposed to occur according to the initial claims made by the SV camp. Supporters of the cryptocurrency, however, have stated that despite being slower than promised, the transactions on the block settled faster than that on a Bitcoin Core block.

One supporter of BSV, mboyd1, tweeted:

“Orphaned blocks are a feature, not a bug”

To this tweet, Zyo, another cryptocurrency enthusiast replied:

“yes, but orphaning 6 blocks in a row is not good, that means that 6 confirmations is not safe. It’s a bug because the 100+ MB take way too long to propagate and validate. There is a reason why BCH doesn’t have [yet] 100+ MB blocks.”

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