For instance, just recently, the Norwegian police have just revealed that Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, the wife of one of the wealthiest Norway men has been kidnapped from her house in Oslo.
The kidnappers ask for $10 million paid in XMR.
Dash, Zcash, And Verge
Dash followed XMR, and the coin has been focused on increasing adoption in countries such as Venezuela where cryptos are seen as a viable alternative to fiat. CryptoGlobe revealed that Dash-enabled smartphones were blooming in the country.
Zcash (ZEC) does not offer the same privacy level that XMR does and it fell pretty bad from its all-time high of $30,000 right after the coin’s launch.
Back then, “ZEC’s price was influenced by reports claiming it offers its users unmatched privacy capabilities, and by a Coinbase Pro listing that helped it surge over what some in the industry have called the ‘Coinbase effect.’” CryptoGlobe writes.
Verge (XVG) is another controversial privacy-oriented coin teamed up with MindGeek the company behind Pornhub after it raised $3 million worth of XVG.
The coin is the worst performing one in this group as during the past six months it lost 74% of its value. It’s also been exploited by hackers.