The Verge team broadcasted the achievement of the fork in its Twitter feed and specified that stealth transactions are currently being managed. The fork happened at block 1,824,15o a few hours before and systems are functioning within usual limits. The fork does not disturb current XVG tokens and there is no second type of Verge. It has been an advancement to the current blockchain to progress the technology and simplify anonymous transfers. Verge is single in that it gives the user the choice of having the transaction on the public ledger or private. This is attained by the Wraith protocol which was due to be released in New Year but missed a few aims.
Crypto traders are indecisive and several will act on the word of a shill or social media FUD so a selloff happening. The price of XVG fell from an all-time high of $0.26 on December 24 to $0.06 through the crash last week. It is still down-trending for the month as are most cryptos but could recover on the broadcast that Wraith is lastly ongoing and functioning. Over the past three months, Verge has risen 1700% to its level now according to Livecoinwatch.com.
Anonymous cryptos are fetching more popular in the wake of banks and management looking for more transparency from exchanges. Their reasoning is to avoid money laundering and violence but collecting taxes is perhaps closer to the truth. Other altcoins offering anonymity include Monero, Zcoin, Zcash, and PivX. One corporate misconception among new users is that Bitcoin is anonymous yet you still want a named account to use it and transactions are perceptible on the blockchain.
Being capable to select whether to continue anonymous or not will be a great appeal to those wanting peer-to-peer crypto transfers. This is basically what they have initially planned for an enormous revenue driven exchanges have battered some of this ethos. The roadmap for Verge comprises privacy based smart contract capability called Rootstock and an online store. The upcoming could be positive for this altcoin.