It has been an eventful past few months for the Verge project, capped by its big announcement that the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency would be officially used on the popular adult content website Pornhub.
It seems that the Verge community aims to build on the momentum from the previous announcement, where they are now pushing for a partnership with another major media platform, Spotify. In a post on the Spotify Community page, a volunteer within the Verge community made the case for inclusion of the privacy coin on the Spotify platform, which currently boasts over 71 million paying subscribers, stating that “establishing this partnership [with Mindgeek, owner of Pornhub] will inevitably ensure a massive increase in demand for a direct way for consumers to be able to purchase VERGE/XVG direct with their Credit, Debit and Bank accounts.”
My name is Dan and I am a volunteer for Verge Currency. I am reaching out to you today to suggest about and request a formal evaluation of our currency in hopes that you find it a suitable fit to your platform.
We are extremely excited to announce that we have recently partnered with Mindgeek, a privately held company that owns and operates over 85% of all the adult entertainment industries websites and applications. As we have seen with past events in history, what the adult entertainment industry adopts – The world adopts. The adult entertainment industry has paved the way for many huge innovations such as the popularizing of VHS tapes, the internet as we know it today, Virtual reality and now cryptocurrency. Some quick facts on how this partnership is going to affect Verge Currency’s market exposure:
Mindgeek has 115,000,000+ Daily visitors spread throughout their network of web properties and an average of 3,000,000,000 ad impressions served to dozens of millions of daily visitors.
With all that being said – Establishing this partnership will inevitably ensure a massive increase in demand for a direct way for consumers to be able to purchase VERGE/XVG direct with their Credit, Debit and Bank accounts.
Below you will find a list of helpful resources to aid in your determination of our currency:
I do hope you find this suggestion to be important and note that we are scouring the internet to find any and all available resources at our disposal to ensure that consumers will be able to take advantage of our new found partnership and the benefits it entails.
This is a monumental accomplishment for cryptocurrency in general and chance to expose hundreds of millions of new users to cryptocurrency. There is no time like the present to jump on this huge business opportunity.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
While this proposal was initiated by Verge community member who is unattached to the project’s development, members of the core team are now beginning to get behind the lofty idea. Additionally, at the time of this writing, nearly 600 people have commented on the posting with over 3,000 upvotes that has pushed the idea to be marked as a “hot idea”.
— Cees van Dam (@xvgmarketingeu) May 6, 2018
This sort of arrangement perhaps might be of interest to Spotify, which recently made its public debut on the NYSE, as the company has shown recent indications of expanding into adjacent verticals to its core content business. However, there will likely need to be further reasoning provided to support Spotify adopting a privacy-centric cryptocurrency beyond the citation of a previous partnership.
More on Verge
Verge is a secure and anonymous cryptocurrency that is being designed both for personal and business use. Verge leverages the Wraith Protocol, which enables users to seamlessly switch between public and private ledgers on the Verge Blockchain. What’s more, Verge uses Tor IP obfuscation and I2P tunneling to further promote security and anonymity, as well as multiple PoW algorithms to expand mining access