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  1. because most of the stuff you hear about tether is crap -- people have been predicting its demise now for years have a read of this, it's v interesting IMO and gives you insight into what tether's possibly really about: https://medium.com/coinmonks/did-tether-just-create-a-2-27-billion-monero-like-dark-pool-using-liquid-522178e4e508
  2. what a real leek looks like
  3. transferwise - not revolut revolut are just sneaky, they give you zero interest, so keep the interest for themselves AND charge a monthly fee; their secret is a nicely bundled package with a good UX and some fancy features, but that won't hold customers forever -- but i'm not sure how they do FX unless they are outsourcing -- and i'm fairly sure their rates aren't spot -- or, maybe not having to have interest-bearing foreign accounts gives them a hack or funds are cleverly pooled somewhere the TransferWise thing sounds interesting and innovative, but again it is only a "work-around" for an archaic system; ripple net is an entire upgrade
  4. i'm not convinced on the whole "infinite scale" mantra here, i mean at some point a payment channel must settle, and the settlement is still limited to (at most) 1500txps, which is, frankly, not much in the global scheme of things (plus one must assume spam/unimportant traffic) now granted, you might have clever ways around it, i dunno - currency fx hedging techniques and so on, but still, it's a bottleneck -- if you are holding xrp in payment channels, and the price is volatile, you don't really want to hold for too long, else you defeat the entire point of the 3-5 sec settlement time to reduce volatility; but then again, opening and closing channels constantly defeats the point os escaping the 1500txps bottleneck am i missing something here?! if you settle "on-chain" regularly, even for small amounts, eventually your payments can "get stuck" if we assume global VISA type scales also, it's worth mentioning here that it's not just XRPL that can do payment channels, it's pretty much any blockchain that wants to... so yeah, i am still not clear exactly how this will play out, i can't visualise it all in my head, but my guess is we'll get newer better systems in the next 3-5 years, for example look at what Larsen-backed Elixxir is working on -- they are claiming WAY higher throughput "out the box" (and this is Chaum, so this isn't more crypto bullsh*t). for sure, something like Interledger is "infinitely scalable" just like any base communications protocol is... but settlement seems to be a bottleneck currently that needs to be improved and i don't think saying XRP itself is limitless is fair or accurate it's good - VERY good - at what it does, and hell, yes even better than the competition (so far), but limitless? not so sure... i still think that XRPL will just be one of many, many settlement engines and you simply choose (via pathfinding) the least "clogged up" or best fees, or liquidity, or whatever, at the time the transaction is made over an interoperable web of ledger networks
  5. https://seekingalpha.com/article/4282572-warning-uranium-explode
  6. is this exclusively for xrp, or is it "fee free" for other crypto pairings?
  7. i got them and immediately sold everything for xrp and didn't look back
  8. just a quick comment -- for me, jeremy light is a VIP for ripple, an excellent acquisition been following him on linkedin for years and he really knows his sh*t and highly respected within fintech/banking
  9. just like when ripple partners went down and everyone lost their sh*t and it turned out to be absolutely nothing except for another speculative alex cobb video about bla bla something big brewing bla bla etc etc x-rapid going live something something xrp something
  10. oh i just commented on a very similar thread (mods, should we merge them? @tomb @karlos ) here:
  11. that *IS* suspiciously like the narrative coming form ripple! plus the MG reference really makes you wonder and brad confirmed in his twitter rant that he'd spoken to mnuchin, so... my guess is he coached him a little on crypto assets add to that whenever the big boys n gals talk about crypto assets, xrp is curiously missing, to a point where it's very fishy
  12. 6 months trial phase before rollout and i'm guessing the trial is xcurrent not rapid yet, so this will take some time to see real results still, good momentum
  13. also where on that chart is the drinking champagne on my yacht phase ?
  14. David Chaum: Swiss Central Bank Keynote Presentation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruWPvGaPBXg
  15. suspected fraud and known liar -- avoid and NO he didn't "predict" the moneygram announcement, someone else did and he took credit for it, like he steals others charts and runs sketchy paid groups xrp community is particularly gullible so be on guard against these hype artists and their nonsense
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