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  2. Ripples Marketing hand for public facing has been weak and lack luster for the longest. I do understand that the tech speaks volumes on it's own but there are a lot of players who don't have a clue what this is or does. I have no doubt use case will win out in the end my only concern is emerging tech that will come out and eat Ripples candy and by the way have a kick ass marketing program. This may be dating me here but for those of us young enough to recall Remember when Unix laughed at Windows saying that $hit would never be used for enterprise servers, at that time MS had a very weak 3.1 Windows software out that basically ran over Novell yes Novell, no threat to Unix at all. MS then started targeting the home users with software very smart idea because if we permeate the household we can eventually permeate the office. Nothing makes you feel more confident then if you can say "Oh I use this at home!!!" With just a little flip of the marketing wrist look where it landed MS, Once they started heavily targeting the server market a lot of choice was made on ease of usability and familiarity. Ripple Marketing need to do things to show off the ease of usability and make XRP more familiar than Bitcoin. I really don't see those types of efforts coming out of Ripple. Maybe the Goal is not to heavily market tools that utilize XRP and just let it morph on it's own. Again the superior fundamentals are there but how the story is being told Narration is lack luster at best!!
  3. https://www.innovatefinance.com/ https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/5169784/IFGS19_Programme.pdf
  4. I have been able to fight the psychology and only buy under 30¢, but I have to admit I feel a little queasy each time... if I don't, then I would be paying too much lol... ...and yes, bought some more yesterday...
  5. I recall something like that as well, but cannot pinpoint a specific quotation, and also don't know if it still applies. Regardless, one would expect that if Ripple the company were healthy and growing this would intuit that the XRP ecosystem is growing as well via their expansion of venues in which XRP thrives. This is an assumption of course, but sort of a common sense conclusion as well. It's been interesting so far to hear both the complaints and the justifications for selling XRP to utilize in their core business. Something tells me the truth of it all lies somewhere in the middle of this battle. I keep considering how carefully they have to tread with regulators all around, and resultingly find myself not to be overly concerned about this revenue model and the way it has played out so far. If the wool has pulled over my eyes I just don't see I guess. I do understand however, how others may feel like they have been shammed - due to the current low price. I don't personally see it that way. Regardless, I'm happy the discussion has been debated in several threads so that everyone here (and at Ripple) can speak about these issues above aboard in clear and concise terms. I hope that ensues moving forward!
  6. Aw, let David reap the fruits of his labor, he's surely earned it! I think we should all let him be, and send our best wishes that he enjoy it all in good health.
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  8. I found the source of this announcement from earlier today. Financial Sector Conference 2019 https://financialsector-conference.com/ Their Youtube channel for the event, down below, but the announcement was not recorded. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUHgj_fuk63GGSH7ZcXmeaA?view_as=public And below is the tweet from the FSB itself.
  9. In the fall of 2017 Brad stated in an interview that sales of XRP was still necessary to cover opex/capex because of the cash flow deficit out of “ normal” business. Can’t find the link anymore, but I’m 100% sure, we had a whole debate about it on this forum. Not saying this is still the case, who knows?
  10. Not to take one side or the other in this point/counterpoint epic debate saga for the ages, but my understanding from early on in my investment/speculation research was that Ripple patterned selling/giving XRP out to the world on the 1970's VISA model of providing businesses retail facing credit card terminals to advance and speed up adoption. Isn't the pushing of XRP out there the same thing? Visa card in early 1970's - no one is using it. Visa pushes retail terminals and VISA cards out to people. People start using it. XRP in the 2019's - no one is using it. Ripple pushes the rails and XRP out to the people. People start using it. From the very beginning of my first purchase of XRP I was under the assumption that this 'roughshod model' was the exact approach taken in order to initiate adoption, increase usage, and establish a network effect. Without it xrp becomes a non-starter. Can anyone add to this? Thanks.
  11. This is his/her new account @XrpCenter
  12. Ripple would own the world by now if all the suggestive hyping they practice were true.
  13. Hi. I'm Ayden I go by Ayden Trading I'm 14 years old and I love learning about the XRP ecosystem My Twitter is @aydentrading and my YouTube as well
  14. Ever hear of this quote? There's an emotional psychology when it comes to money - the average person feels loss on a greater scale than they would a gain (look up "loss aversion bias"). Many are afraid of the stock market for this reason, and the novice investor tends to buy at the top. Most people also need "social proof" (ie. everyone's doing it, it must be right), before making an investment decision. Those who follow a herd mentality in this regard rarely, if ever, achieve the level of financial success they hope for.
  15. Buy low, sell high. Fundamentally, nothing has changed, and XRP's time will come. XRP can move fast when it does move. We could jump up to .5 over night.
  16. at least the "long wished and waited for" decoupling with BTC has taken place..... oops
  17. Hmmm... Cambridge, Paypal, Luxembourg... Cambridge to Use XRP for Faster Global Payments 3 MIN READ • TEAM RIPPLE MAR 01, 2018 https://ripple.com/insights/cambridge-use-xrp-faster-global-payments/ Cambridge Global Payments — a subsidiary of FLEETCOR Technologies and a leading global provider of commercial payment solutions — is launching a pilot program to use XRP in cross-border payment flows through xRapid. Cambridge currently has over 13,000 clients around the world and handles $20 billion in international transactions annually. Incorporating XRP in those flows will provide their clients with a cross-border payments experience that is significantly faster, cheaper and more transparent. "Online payments giant PayPal has made its first-ever investment in a blockchain technology company." "Announced today, PayPal has joined the extension of a Series A funding round in Cambridge Blockchain, a startup that helps financial institutions and other companies manage sensitive data using shared ledgers." "Serendipitously, Cambridge Blockchain has been working with LuxTrust, which is backed by the government of Luxembourg and financial institutions in the region. PayPal had moved its European headquarters to Luxembourg and was granted a banking license there. So, there was a natural affinity there, Commons told CoinDesk, adding: “We can’t talk specifically about anything commercially that we are doing because it’s all sort of exploratory now, but I think the fact that we are deployed in Luxembourg and they [PayPal] have a major presence there also helped to get things moving.”
  18. You might want to keep reading... "EQIBank anticipates a huge level of success is because it is unique in addressing the needs of many additional high-value markets: The global bank of choice for hedge funds: EQIBank launched offshore where 85% of the world's hedge funds are domiciled[5] meaning that it is perfectly positioned to be the first choice for the fund industry High-net-worth individuals: The global volume of net investable assets of high-net-worth individuals is expected to increase by around 25% to almost US$70 trillion by 2021[6] but challenger banks are simply not focused on this space. This is where EQI has a unique proposition to enable this market to manage national and crypto assets in a single banking relationship Digital custody: The four largest global custody banks hold more than $91 trillion in assets under custody and administration[7]. This provides a huge opportunity for EQIBank, which is targeting the clients of these traditional banks that have so far refused to provide custody services for cryptocurrency EQIBank will be joined by onshore jurisdictions in Europe and Asia in early 2019 to better meet demand from all of these markets."
  19. or third option - 'heh, today was a bit of a volatile day, the price jumped to $0.34' ;P
  20. I agree there will be more banks running with this in the fall lol ...September, October, November... The banking dam has cracked IMO Quote from the article: "Founded by former HSBC, Credit Suisse, Bank of New York and UBS bankers, EQIBank lets customers manage traditional and crypto assets within a single banking relationship for the first time."
  21. The total supply is 100bn. That was the deal that all buyers of XRP signed up to. Those 100bn need to be distributed, at least the majority of it. Ripple can't break their agreement with the founders of XRP and quit their mission half way, just because new investors are yelling for quick profits. Ripple's algorithmic selling can be considered the equivalent of distribution through mining rewards. If they'd blow it all on hookers and coke, the net effect would be the same as burning energy for Proof of Work (but less damaging to the environment). Any nickle that is spent on the development of the ecosystem, is a plus.
  22. Here's a couple of oldies but goodies; the potential value of in-game assets is enormous! Blockchain Will Dramatically Increase the Value of the Games Market https://blog.enjincoin.io/blockchain-will-dramatically-increase-the-value-of-the-games-market-cb4557bad0d7 Simon Kertonegoro May 16, 2018 Co-written by Andrew Young "Blockchain technology and video games are on an unavoidable collision course — and we just can’t look away. This article examines just some of the many ways blockchain is likely to completely disrupt the gaming industry." A Big Bet on Blockchain and Gaming: Ripple and Forte Announce $100 Million Fund http://fortune.com/2019/03/12/ripple-forte-blockchain-games/ By JEFF JOHN ROBERTS March 12, 2019 The cryptocurrency company Ripple on Tuesday announced an ambitious project to integrate blockchain technology into video games. The plan, which features a $100 million fund for developers, could remake the gaming industry by creating a new way to create in-game marketplaces for digital goods. The fund will be overseen by Forte, a San Francisco company founded this year by prominent gaming executives, and which is backed and advised by a host of big Silicon Valley names, including Andreesen Horowitz, Coinbase Ventures and Battery Ventures.
  23. Can you not be a shill? You speak like you work on Ripple strategy team haha. Open market means open and public for everyone. If institutions need xrp they can buy it there. There is more supply than enough.
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