The Verge staff announced today the name of their great chosen partner. Hyped for more than 15 days, and crowdfunded in part by the community and in part by the allied payment processor TokenPay, this partnership has been one of the most expected events on the modern cryptocurrency history. The company name was kept hidden from us, but now we know its name: Mindgeek. This was announced via its Tweet account, with the statement shown below.
Innocent by name, whoever hears Mindgeek could think that it refers to a new payment processor or a tech design enterprise or software development business. But the truth is that those predictions are not even close. MindGeek (formerly Manwin) is a privately held company headquartered in Luxembourg operating from Canada which focuses primarily on Internet pornography. It is the most prominent pornography conglomerate in the whole world, grouping the three most representative porn sites in all the internet: Pornhub, Redtube and Youporn.
Now, these sites will accept payments in XVG, in addition to the payment methods available before. This poses great advantages to clients who value privacy and do not desire to see the payments made to these sites in their credit cards statements. The verge dev team clearly saw the potential of a partnership of this kind with the porn site monster conglomerate. This will surely rise up the cryptocurrency value in the market.
This closes down the bad moment that the Verge community had after an allegedly 51% attack that forced developments to fix the cryptocurrency via a hard fork, and rumors of the crowdsourcing event being part of a pump and dump exit scheme orchestrated by the Verge developers. The truth is that the Verge community is partying, and the celebration has been taken to the streets with different famous porn stars, as Asa Akira, making presentations, as shown in the tweets below.