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  1. 15 points
    winston

    Bloomberg Radio - Brad Garlinghouse

    Hi guys, I just recorded an interview in which Brad Garlinghouse is spreaking at Bloomberg radio, which I want to share with you all. Since our forum doesn't support sound formats I uploaded it to dropbox.You can find the interview at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cstym51kljm71ai/record20170420223525 (2).mp3?dl=0 I hope you guys appreciate this and we will have a great time at my 2 dollar party next year. Best Regards, All day changing Churchill
  2. 9 points
    digitalis

    Future of XRP

    XRP is a long term investment. If you're chasing short term gains you're better off throwing money at the pile of stinky alts that lack the business use case, leadership, vision, and tech that Ripple have. They're building relationships with financial institutions notorious for being conservative. Progress and innovation take time. Any misstep could be catastrophic in banks losing trust in Ripple and their value proposition. Slow and steady wins this race. If you don't intend on holding for 2-5 years, you're kidding yourself.
  3. 9 points
    cmbartley

    Chris Larsen's wallet(s)

    Money makes people cray cray... Anyway, I'd be careful maligning the contributions of early founder or employee unless you were there. Bad code at least gives you something more than a powerpoint to show, and no company delivers a polished product on its first effort. Also, I'd be careful not to fall prey to the myth of an alternative superior outcome. That is, we assume that if Ripple done things differently they would be in a better position but given how few of the blockchain companies have achieved even a modicum of mainstream success it's quite possible that ANY alternative path could have led to an alternative, inferior outcome. It's hard to know. Whatever the questionable decisions of the past it's lead to the creation of a company that is increasingly successful. A company that many on here dedicate far too much of their time to following (guilty as charged). A company that is still an underdog but that has the a chance to change the world transactions. And a company that may very well provide some members of this forum with wealth that they never could have achieved by their own efforts. Money makes people crazy, but the prospect of wealth can make people even crazier. However little our contributions, I think the XRP community and this forum has at times been helpful in providing the company with high-quality feedback. This was publicly acknowledged in the quarterly report. As this forum grows I hope we can continue to provide high-quality feedback. XRP Onward and Upward.
  4. 8 points
    namini

    Rippleworks projects

    Nobody talk about it here, but looks like Rippleworks is doing great things: http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/silicon-valley-helps-international-groups/3791451.html https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/best-all-worlds-volunteering-my-erp-skills-help-make-difference https://medium.com/@RippleWorksOrg/rippleworks-in-action-4-leading-ceos-share-what-is-sparking-growth-curves-in-teams-593285e422ae
  5. 8 points
    PunishmentOfLuxury

    Future of XRP

    "The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient." – Warren Buffett Ok, this is not the stock market, but the principle still applies.
  6. 8 points
    Hodor

    IMF just finished with Ripple CEO meeting

    The IMF has enormous clout in signalling to global markets what the direction is for technology. The fact that they're meeting with this group instead of discussing remediation of the legacy SWIFT system should be a clear signal. Some of the brick and mortar banks might be reluctant to give up their multi-day float while transferring global funds, but the IMF has very different motivations. They are interested in keeping global commerce moving fluid and fast.
  7. 7 points
    brad was really under pressure there to squeeze it all in and still drop the zerp bomb just in time! experienced pro on the scene
  8. 5 points
    Morty

    XRP DISTRIBUTION UPDATE

    TOTAL XRP HELD BY RIPPLE 62,110,081,158 TOTAL XRP HELD BY OTHERS 37,884,925,434* As of April 16th, 2017
  9. 5 points
    kanaas

    Future of XRP

    Of course, prudent and very limited calculation can only start from that point in time when real effective usage begins... It's like a new drug in pharma.... once it has passed FDA phase 4, a possible economic impact can get calculated..... Before that it's all speculation .... at best some educated guessing...
  10. 5 points
    https://www.finextra.com/newsarticle/30458/alipay-and-wechat-near-3-trillion-payments-milestone The sheer vast numbers mentioned got my attention. This is an example of settlement all within one currency, but if it's any indication, just imagine what Ripple could do on the back end to settle payments in one country and automatically transition those funds to another fiat currency.
  11. 5 points
    "Someone once asked Slick Willie Sutton, the bank robber, why he robbed banks. The question might have uncovered a tale of injustice and lifelong revenge. Maybe a banker foreclosed on the old homestead, maybe a banker’s daughter spurned Sutton for another. Sutton looked a little surprised, as if he had been asked “Why does a smoker light a cigarette?” “I rob banks because that’s where the money is,” he said." http://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/02/10/where-money-is/
  12. 5 points
    karlos

    Future of XRP

    Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus. Seriously though, I have no idea about the daily machinations of XRP..
  13. 5 points
    karlos

    Future of XRP

    Welcome to the forum Ripple has mentioned they don't engage in short term buying or selling to manipulate the price. They want XRP to go up as much as you do, probably more.
  14. 4 points
    Saw this on local news. It might be of interest to @JoelKatz, @nikb @mDuo13, @Tim, @miguel maybe as an opportunity for ripple .. http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/business/technology/76459/malta_set_for_revolutionary_national_blockchain_strategy_#.WPj9ZoiGOMo I believe that Malta dosent have anyone even nearly as knowledgeable enough to put together a proper strategy at this point in time .. Maybe Ripple want to introduce themselves....
  15. 4 points
    Brad Garlinghouse for POTUS
  16. 4 points
    Just buy equal amounts of everything listed on Poloniex and wait. (If you did that since 2014, you might have made something like 10x your investment by now.) Or, for similar returns, and someone to blame: http://cyber.capital/en/ Disclaimer: This information is provided for educational purposes only and in no way should be considered investment advice. For advice on financial matters, consult a licensed financial professional. Then again, cryptocurrencies aren't considered legitimate financial investments so do whatever the hell you like.
  17. 4 points
    Jose Mourinho is that you? Going back to the subject, the fact that Ripple is present in these meetings while one the most influential individuals in the world is present assures me that Ripple is on the right path.
  18. 3 points
    winston

    Bloomberg Radio - Brad Garlinghouse

    To me it seems that you can indeed see that Garlinghouse has a lot of experience and he knows how to time interviews, how to time his tone and everything to make him sound charismatic. If you ask me, we have found a great leader.
  19. 3 points
    Okay I fixed it. http://fortune.com/2016/10/20/ripple-r3/
  20. 3 points
    kanaas

    Rippleworks projects

    For my part it even deserves a specific forum, for instance "Rippleworks" under "More", and not just an "Off topic" dump. This way it might invite not just present members to discus those 28 and more to come projects, but it might also attract new members with interest in this kind of technical charity - After all Rippleworks was born under the hood of Ripple. I've been several times in Africa working for charity in technical related projects and I can advise everybody who has time and skills to take at least a look at Rippleworks or other comparable organisations. Actively helping to build for a better world gives you a fantastic satisfaction, way more than by just making donation for charity, or by filling the hand of a disabled beggar...
  21. 3 points
    Wow, that's amazing. $2.9 trillion = $7.9 billion per *day* $331m / hour $5.5m / min $92k / sec Initially I assumed what I thought might be a reasonable average payment of $2 - $20 to get an average transaction rate of 4.5k - 45k txn's / sec, however... I located the actual reports and they have plenty of numbers and charts: Summary / Full Report What's revealed is the average amount paid per year, per user is in the $1000's. I couldn't find any numbers on actual *amount* of payments (and maybe it's in there somewhere if anyone can find it), but I've extrapolated from other numbers they did give away. This shouldn't be too far off: The reports said: 28% of all non-cash payments in China were through AliPay and WeChat So I located data on the number of non-cash payments per inhabitant in China: 17 per inhabitant, per year for 2014. Looks like this would easily be 25 and 40 for 2015, and 2016 respectively (assuming the same growth rate). With 1.4 billion inhabitants, all non-cash payments in China would therefore (per year) average about 1.1k - 1.7k / second. 28% of that is 300-500 txn's / second that AliPay and WeChat may be processing on average. Right in RCL's comfort zone. Other reports show AliPay processing 120k transactions / second at it's peak busiest shopping day of the year, and the same article says it was 1 billion total transactions that day, which works out to 12k / second average for the day. Who knows whether it actually handled those transactions within a second or whether they batched them and people had to wait.
  22. 3 points
    http://ftreporter.com/japans-biggest-bank-plans-blockchain-money-transfers-by-2018/
  23. 3 points
    kanaas

    Future of XRP

    Regarding valuation of XRP, one always has to take a few things in consideration. There's a lot of mechanism that can move the price. First and at this time it is ... pure speculation. Nobody can predict the moves, neither make any reasonable calculation on that matter. It's a psychological game with all sort of players. It's about pumping, FUD, guesses about (non)activity by huge holders, technical & commercial developments and news, journalistic writings, TV airtime, competition making advancements or just noise, market manipulation, .... just to name a few that can push the minds in whatever direction. That's for the short term, the speculation phase..... it is like staring in the dark and waiting for the light (not) to come.... In the longer term XRP might make a move to some sort of a calculation phase... That's the point where it should become more clear how XRP will be used and how much capital it mght have to hold to do its jobs. Possible and/or obvious jobs being SPAM protection, bridge currency, reserve currency, means of payments, store of value, .... Like it or not, but we are still years away from the latter to weigh even for some 10% on the XRP valuation. Until than... you got to speculate ... simple (or difficult) as that ....
  24. 3 points
    jon matonis says a lot of really, really stupid s**t
  25. 3 points
    cap

    Future of XRP

    I agree with Digitalis. I think a long-term perspective is needed here. Not that there's anything wrong with looking for short-term gains, but if you consider a 10% drop a "debacle," then maybe XRP is not the right investment for you. Cryptos in general are not known for their stability. Therein lies the opportunity.
  26. 3 points
    Hodor

    Future of XRP

    Don't fall to the whims of the market. Sell when the price is high, not when it's low. The key is patience - not just to XRP, but for any investment such as stocks as well.
  27. 3 points
    UPDATE!!!! IMF Secret blockchain meeting. https://cointelegraph.com/news/imf-secret-blockchain-meeting-gets-lukewarm-bitcoin-community-reception
  28. 3 points
    Great quote. But not only the money is there, also the users, including almost every business on this planet. If Ripple is connected to the banks, it's not only connected to the Big Pie of Value, but also to the largest number of users you can imagine. Try competing with that!
  29. 3 points
    Morty

    Chris Larsen's wallet(s)

    I'm pretty confident a fork will never happen. But it's fun to torture Jed a little bit with these scary ideas. We all know he's reading this. Hi Jed! As far as rules go. Screw the rules. I'd break the laws of physics if I could. But that's me, I understand others have morals and I respect that.
  30. 3 points
    Morty

    Future of XRP

    I was about to blame Jed. But that theory works just as well ☺
  31. 3 points
    svx_420

    Future of XRP

    Thanks! thought I'de join up as I look through these threads daily...yeah I can understand normal market fluctuations, hopefully Ripple can inspire more investors by reflecting it in the price.. I guess I should shut everything off and check back at the end of the year as stated by others haha. I kind of messed up with ETH as well. Had a good amound when it was around $13-15, but due to the split ETC /hack, and daily checking, I had pulled out and missed out on the major run they experienced several weeks ago.... patience is key i guess
  32. 3 points
    Christine Lagarde is the most important person for the monetair system of the world. And Ripple is a part of that meeting with Christine Lagarde IMF. Ripple is not a Mickey Mouse Club at this moment. But a really serious world business player for the monetair system.
  33. 2 points
    svx_420

    Future of XRP

    I've been perusing this forum as well as r/ripple on reddit and just wanted to gather some opinions... I know i've seen positive and negative things, I recently brought a bunch of xrps, and I am fairly confident in the price going up within the next several years, depending on developments and news obviously. Im not quite sure why the price seems to be going lower and stuck around .03 and lower. I understand that Ripple Labs want a stable coin to build banker and investor confidence, however, I'm also concerned that the price could be artificially kept low? Not looking for financial advice, just your .03 cents on Ripples 1-3 year growth (or lack of)... Thanks
  34. 2 points
    Very good Winston, nice grab! Now look at those buy candles
  35. 2 points
    rohanneal

    Bloomberg Radio - Brad Garlinghouse

    Very nice.....
  36. 2 points
  37. 2 points
    Sir Zerps A Lot

    Future of XRP

    Why is it that we drop off a bit and the world turns upside down and everyone comes on here asking "WHAT'S HAPPENING?" "SHOULD WE SELL?" "XRP IS DEAD!' I get it, people have invested money into something that may or may not take off but if you have to consistently panic then you probably shouldn't play the game. Look at all the red for every crypto right now, nothing is consistently on an upswing; nothing at all. It's 4-20 today so if you are going to worry, then partake in some extra curricular activities..
  38. 2 points
    namini

    XRP DISTRIBUTION UPDATE

  39. 2 points
    This is rather like saying "Elephant gets lukewarm reception from grubworm".
  40. 2 points
    mars75

    Ripple - State of Identity Podcast

    Ryan Zagone goes on the State of Identity Podcast to discuss Regtech and how Ripple is developing regulatory compliance components on the platform. https://oneworldidentity.com/2017/04/18/regtech-principles-innovation/
  41. 2 points
    Yeah? I 'ad that Albert Einstein fella in the back of me taxi the other day, an' he were wearin' a Ripple t-shirt.
  42. 2 points
    lucky

    Chris Larsen's wallet(s)

    Just wanted to let you guys know that after a night sleep I am now on board with @nikb 's tantamount of theft viewpoint. This is the logic that got me in: When you enter a cryptocurrency, you are entering a game. By participating (accepting tokens), you agree to play by the rules of the game. You can help creating better rules, but when you try to change the rules in your own favor, or collude with other players to do so, even going as far as kicking the founder of the game out, you are not playing fair. Not playing fair is the primitive form of illegal, so yes, I now completely agree it is tantamount of theft. If you don't like our rules, don't play wit us, but start your own game. Anyone is free to do so, banks included. So, Jed's billions are safe as far as I'm concerned. I'm glad I've sorted that out for myself! This is important.
  43. 2 points
    PunishmentOfLuxury

    Future of XRP

    If you think the third biggest cryptocurrency by market cap is vulnerable to delisting, then you need to do a bit more research.
  44. 2 points
    ObservantOne

    Future of XRP

    HOLD...HOLD....
  45. 2 points
    mortimer.james

    Future of XRP

    Hah. Fair enough. If u can't tell already I'm new to the coin. Just wasn't expecting it to dip like it did today. I saw a lot of other coins hit delist status and was concerned that this coin was headed in that direction. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  46. 2 points
    PunishmentOfLuxury

    Chris Larsen's wallet(s)

    As a general point, I think we'll need to get used to answering a lot more questions like this if and when the lockup becomes a reality - such an event will throw the spotlight on distribution. Be prepared, folks. Perhaps we need a beginners' guide to XRP distribution @Mercury?
  47. 2 points
    I don't see Larsen in that photo, I seen Ryan Zagone. I doubt any news will come from this, these are early and exploratory days.
  48. 2 points
    rootvegetable

    Chris Larsen's wallet(s)

    Give it a rest already. Not just you but everyone else taking this position. Jed and a few others founded a company that is turning in to a potential huge success. Quit complaining that they kept the fruits of their labor. I would never trust a decentralized network that forks to forceably take the holdings of a few individuals out of envy.
  49. 1 point
    Spekul8

    Future of XRP

    Banks are slow to accept new technologies but they are fast in implementing it once they permit the idea. I see parabolic bursts as more banks implement Ripple. I am not seeing a smooth curve ahead. This POTENTIAL trend upwards will test our nerve system once or twice.
  50. 1 point
    paym8

    Chris Larsen's wallet(s)

    Well I think the community is doing a pretty damn good job of crucifying the saviour, what if ripple decided to crucify the community What do you all say if the Financial fraternity say yes to Ripple but only if ripple forks the RCL and renders all issued, (including public, institutions & founders XRP holdings) worthless, as of one hour ago? Then start afresh with a new distribution plan where XRP are only acquired via regulated financial institutions that have partnered with Ripple Inc, Or maybe not even a fork, but issues an ammendment on all its own validators to such an effect. The 20% that was originally the founders dibs would be earmarked for sale to public speculators via the exchange by the fin instns for proffit.. regulators happy, banks happy, ripple happy, xrp speculators happy, as problems now sorted. After all, we have always been advised not to invest in the XRP token, testing complete - thanks all for your participation. bootstrapping complete - thanks all for your participation. beta completed - thanks all for your participation. all beta accounts will now be closed, and new accounts opened may be funded via approved financial institutions. Ripple prepares for liftoff
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