The Wraith Protocol Has Been Completed.
Happy Halloween from the Verge Currency Team!
We have been extremely busy over the last few months and it’s finally time to introduce the team and share our future vision with you.
As many of you know, our original team started with over 200+ passionate community volunteers — we owe everything to these people, they were and still are the foundation of the Verge Currency you see today.
As Verge Currency has grown and evolved, the need for more organization and refined processes became apparent. To ensure maximum growth potential and a bright future for the coin, we have energized our original team, while introducing proven talent and industry veterans into the equation.
Here is a quick introduction to the core team and an overview of each member’s responsibilities:
CryptoRekt is a Sr. Systems Engineers at Cisco Enterprises and the Chief Marketing Officer for Verge Currency. He authored of the Verge BlackPaper in 2017 and was the or founder of the Core Management Team. He has 9+ years experience in cryptocurrency space and 8+ years in Enterprise technologies and systems engineering.
Sasha is the Vice President of Operations for Verge Currency. He was born in the USSR and has a Master’s of Science in Economics from Bocconi University and Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He enjoys freelancing as a data scientist. His professional experience includes IT, project management, investment banking and financial modelling.
Kieran Daniels @kierankyle
Kieran is a 31 year old serial entrepreneur. He was the first marketer at Instapage.com ($15m; Series A; Morgan Stanley Capital); scaling the company from 250 to 250,000 users, before exiting in 2015. Kieran has been involved in cryptocurrency since 2009 from mining in college, to day trading to pay for it.
In early 2017, as VP of Marketing for Verge Currency (XVG), Kieran’s efforts directly contributed to the token’s 1,581,942% peak gain; cryptocurrency’s largest to date. Kieran left Verge in January 2018 to Co-Found, CMO Dextroid.io; a decentralized ERC20 relay exchange built on the 0x Protocol; which successfully launched May 2018.
In July of 2018, Kieran created Cryptoanswer.com. This powerful Chrome Extension enables you to instantly learn anything you want about cryptocurrency, as you surf the web, without opening yet another app or even another tab.
Cees van Dam
Cees van Dam has multiple years of Social Media experience and is the primary manager for the Verge Currency Facebook Page. He provides community support and helps newcomers to Verge learn about privacy and other topics. He is also responsible for recruiting volunteers. If you are on Facebook and following Verge, you have probably seen him stop by.
CYANO assists Verge Currency with media design and implementation. He has over 10+ years in graphic design and animation and has a passion for cryptocurrency. He resides in Europe and consults companies such as Allianz, Edeka, and Siemens on design and marketing.
SpookyKid is a career Metrologist with 10+ years of experience working internationally with various countries and companies to promote standardization of traceable measurements.
He is highly experienced at managing multi-national coordination of defense contracts and a deep background in RF waveform analysis, laboratory management, LEAN, and Six Sigma operations. Spookykid is a strategic advisor to Verge Currency.
Patrick has 15 years of experience in the Internet Space. After entering the internet world with his own hosting company, he has migrated to sales and marketing of Content Management Systems. Patrick is responsible for international team management and recruiting talent for Verge Teams worldwide.
Crypth is an Architectural Engineer and his role in the Verge Currency is a Marketing Advisor.
He has 6 years experience in cryptocurrency and the has a strong understanding of the dynamics of the trading market. He is responsible for creating marketing strategies for the Core Marketing Team.
Feyzi s a very talented cartoonist and comic artist living in Turkey. He helps the Verge Marketing Team with designing graphic related materials. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and International Relations.
Emanuel manages the r/Vergecurrency subreddit and helps tremendously with business development and partner outreach. His background is in live event production for opera companies, cruiseship theatrical automation, and is currently managing IT for a Fortune 500 company. He enjoys brewing beer, taking his family on camping adventures, and running on the weekends.
Andrei enjoys working full time as a Creative at an Advertising Agency. His role at Verge Currency consists of foreign translation, Twitter management and social strategy. He has 2 years of experience in advertising and recently started his own Web Development education course with plans to transfer to IT.
Spanning 15 time zones and speaking 9 languages, the Verge Currency Core Team runs a 24/7 operation and we are progressing rapidly.
Now that you have met the crew and before we go any further — I would like to take a moment of your time to discuss the future of Verge and explain our core concepts and goals.
The Wraith Protocol has been a hot topic of discussion for many months now. As more and more people are becoming educated on the difference between private and public ledgers, they are beginning to understand the need for both on the same blockchain and why privacy is not only a human right — but something required for security.
Edward Snowden is often quoted saying — “Bitcoin is great, but it’s not private. And we know that if it’s not private, it’s not secure”. The Wraith Protocol has answered this calling.
When the Wraith Protocol is released, we believe Verge Currency will be fathering a new niche of cryptocurrencies, “Privacy as a Choice” coins, as opposed to “Privacy Only” or “Dark Only” coins.
There are 7.6 billion people in this world and Verge believes each one deserves the right to freely navigate the world’s economy in a safe and secure way, without being surveilled or charged expensive fees to do so.
Verge Currency provides the end user with the choice between total and secure anonymity or a completely transparent public ledger, with each and every transaction. Atomic Swaps provides the end user with the option to remove trusted third parties from the equation, whenever needed.
But, why do you need both private and public ledgers on the same blockchain?
Here are two real world use cases:
Let’s say, you need to buy lunch for a sales team meeting and you would like to write it off as a tax expense — turn the Wraith Protocol off and use the normal tor wrapped Verge Currency Blockchain to complete the transaction and make it publicly visible. Now only you are in possession of the missing pieces of this equation, if you were to need proof of the transaction in the future.
Now alternatively, say you want to anonymously invest a large sum of money into a stealth startup. Use Cross-Chain Atomic Swaps to eliminate trusted third parties and snooping eyes, turn the Wraith Protocol on to transact untraceably using Stealth Addressing, and communicate via the baked-in encrypted p2p chat (VISP) to avoid PRISM/LEO level surveillance tactics (such as Stylometry).
The possibilities and use cases are limitless, but without both of these options on the same blockchain, you will be forever limited to using multiple currencies and endless hassles.
The Wraith Protocol is highly innovative and it’s innate purpose is to fulfill a foundational need that is required by any cryptocurrency to ensure total security. When the Wraith Protocol is released, Verge Currency will be one step closer to maturity and global adoption.
Looking past this amazing accomplishment and into future of the coin, please allow me to elaborate on the origins and the future vision of Verge Currency.
Simply put, Verge Currency is what we believe Satoshi Nakamoto originally intended Bitcoin to be.
The Verge Currency brand name originated from the phrase “on the verge of greatness”. Those “cup half full” folks may receive that as being “almost there”.
At Verge, we choose to interpret the phrase as “always improving”.
If we are not constantly on the verge of the next great thing, we have failed our mission.
Global utility and large scale user adoption have been major limiting factors for all cryptocurrencies; even Bitcoin. These fundamental issues are directly related to the increased rate of crypto flops we continue to see each year. Whether it’s fraudulent ICOs, governmental regulations (or lack thereof), or simply unpractical use cases for blockchain technology — the need for change is apparent.
To create a solution to these issues; Verge Currency was designed around the following principles:
1. Ample Coin Volume
2. Ultra-fast -5 Second Transaction Speeds
3. Industry Low Fees
4. True 100% Anonymity and Identity Obfuscation (provided as an optional toggle/choice)
5. Open-Source and 100% Community Funded (no pre-mine, no-ICO)
These ingredients achieve the perfect alchemy for Verge to mature into a globally adopted currency; free of corruption and forever an open-source and decentralized project.
With RSK Smart Contracts on the horizon and future plans for a decentralized Point of Sale integration, Verge Currency is poised for greatness.
I would like to thank you and our community as a whole for your undying support. We literally would not be here today without it.
Thank you for your time today :) The Verge Team would like to wish you and yours a happy Halloween and we invite you to read the following announcement:
The Wraith Protocol has been officially completed and will be live for all users to enjoy on Monday November 6th 2017.
Please enjoy you the rest of your week tremendously, while we put the finishing touches on the announcement campaign and spit shine the servers. The core team will be on deck Monday morning and 24/7 all week to answer any questions and to ensure a smooth public release.
Kieran Daniels, VP Marketing | VergeCurrency.com
Let the countdown begin…
Meet the Core Team; Our Future Vision; and an Important Announcement was originally published in Verge Currency (XVG) on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.