Following a successful crowdfunding campaign of 75 million Verge (around 3 million dollars) the coin has officially sealed the deal on a major #partnership. The Verge team has been very hush-hush about who they have partnered up with, causing a lot of speculation amongst the crypto community about who it could be. While there haven’t been many details about the partnership, here is what we do know:

1. It is with a “global organization with a vast network of high traffic sites.”

2. The company is “looking to enter the cryptocurrency market [and use] Verge as the preferred form of payment method [for] hundreds of millions of potential consumers daily.”

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This partnership represents an enormous potential market with a global reach that will compete with multiple fiat currencies.

In earlier conversations via Telegram, Justin Vendetta, Verge developer, had brought up the fact that Verge was looking to partner with some payment processor companies but lacked the funding to do so. This strongly suggests that the much-awaited partnership could, in fact, be with a payment processor.

With these facts in mind, here are five of the top contenders.

1. Adyen

In January of this year, eBay announced that it would be severing its partnership with PayPal and that Adyen would be their new payment processing partner. Adyen already services many well-known companies: Spotify, Uber, Netflix, Etsy, to name a few.

A partnership with Adyen could certainly take Verge to new heights.

However, it is also worth noting that Adyen has already accepted Bitpay as one of their payment methods. This means that should this be the partnership everyone is waiting for, Verge would not be the first cryptocurrency to be accepted by Adyen, which would certainly put a dampener on all the hype.

Afterall, in Justin Vendetta’s own words, it is “the largest crypto partnership to date” - which couldn't possibly be the case if Bitpay has already been there and done that.

2. Amazon

With millions of dollars transacted daily and a plethora of users, Amazon could certainly be a contender for this partnership. Not only do they have their eCommerce platform, but they also own a huge array of websites, such as Audible, Zappos, Twitch, Shopbop, Wag, and many others - which would certainly meet the requirements for point number one.

However, it is important to note that Amazon did release a survey earlier this year asking if consumers would be open to them releasing their own cryptocurrency. Could this have been them testing the waters to see their consumer’s response to cryptocurrencies? Or are they actually planning on releasing their own?

3. Paypal

Could PayPal be integrating Verge as a form of payment? It definitely ticks all of the boxes for it to be the partnership Vendetta was talking about, but at the same time the company only just recently announced they weren’t planning on using cryptocurrencies.

According to CEO Dan Schulman, cryptos are still in their experimental stage and need to be better regulated. Given his stance, it is hard to believe he could have changed his mind so quickly. That being said, it could have all been a bluff.

4. Square

Square has been the choice payment for so many local merchants for its simplicity and ease of use. If we are talking about a currency that is going to be used for day-to-day transactions - grabbing coffee at your local coffee shop, paying for clothes at a local boutique, buying snacks at the corner store… these small payments could go a long way and exponentially increase adoption of Verge.

5. Mindgeek

Many in the community have speculated that Mindgeek could, in fact, be the company that Verge has partnered up with. Mindgeek owns a huge array of adult websites on the internet, such as Pornhub, YouPorn, Brazzers, etc.

Verge’s privacy features make it the ideal payment mode of choice, and, while the company certainly fits number one and number two, the adult industry doesn’t likely make enough daily transactions that would put it in league with any fiat currency. Afterall, a large portion of the pornography industry revenue comes from the website’s advertising and not from subscription fees.

Who do you think Verge’s elusive partnership is with? Are we over-hyping it, or is it really going to be as big as Justin Vendetta claims? #XVG #Verge Currency