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  1. MarcusAurelius

    An Icelands highschool essay on Ripple

    Yes, it is the Adam Smith fantasy of the origin of money. Check out what David Graeber has to say about the barter myth in "Debt: the First 5000 years."
  2. yes please. my happiness number is $100, i'll take 99
  3. MarcusAurelius

    What is link to download ripple wallet

  4. Agreed. This is all part of the big picture. New technologies encounter governments, laws, and institutions. Many (actually most) coins will die and go to zero. It's a good thing that regulations will come. I think that even if there's temporary losses about this that XRP stands to benefit most from EU regulations. BTW, EU regulations are very SLOW. So don't expect anything to happen anytime soon. It took them seven years to write and enact new financial sector regulations. Also BREXIT is a wild card: crypto may have different regulations in the UK once Brexit finalizes.
  5. check this out: PBOC official says China's centralized virtual currency trade needs to end: source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-bitcoin/pboc-official-says-chinas-centralized-virtual-currency-trade-needs-to-end-source-idUSKBN1F50FZ?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5a5d999204d3010368f4789b&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter I would note that China is, far from being communist, now an "authoritarian capitalist" state. If Ripple wants XRP to work in China it will have to cozy up to regulators and the state officials the way google and facebook have. It's expensive and time consuming, we might have to count China out.
  6. http://www.news.com.au/finance/money/investing/260-billion-cryptocalypse-as-cryptos-plunge-30-per-cent-amid-fresh-china-south-korea-fears/news-story/3775fe60f78da3c9bd53cedf3ef0f23b Austrialian press this AM
  7. MarcusAurelius

    Ripple Is Crashing

    this is a big nothing burger post on ZH. One day of trading is meaningless as is one day of trading on the NASDAQ.
  8. MarcusAurelius

    Banks will use xrp

    It's really nice to see the CEO go directly against FUD peddling on Twitter late at night. I don't necessarily think that the journalists who write FUD skewed articles are bad (they are clearly different from FUD from rival coin supporters), but they are writing about something they don't understand generally. Some of the most ignorant discussions of Bitcoin have taken place on major media outlets. Now suddenly XRP is in the mix and they don't know what's really going on. Older people too, over 50-60 tend to be very biased and skeptical about Cryptos generally. My father, 68, simply can't understand why any of it could really be anything but a bubble. Some of these old school journalists simply FUD cryptos generally and that's what they will be writing until there is a big tipping point. XRP and Ripple Labs will be the institutional and cultural tipping point, I believe. We're barely getting started. Their conventional way of thinking about things is quickly becoming obsolete.
  9. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/technology/bitcoin-ripple.html?referer=https://www.google.com/
  10. I use Toast Wallet. Is there some reason people don't mention it frequently?
  11. MarcusAurelius

    Is it worth buying more XRP now?

    he means go down .40 relative to the current high
  12. MarcusAurelius

    Is it worth buying more XRP now?

    I agree, don't reverse mortgage your house or sell your car for XRPs. But if you can afford to throw a couple of grand at it, why not?
  13. MarcusAurelius

    Help to activate my wallet

    can we TOS these kinds of posts. No one wants to give you 20 xrp and it's against the rules
  14. MarcusAurelius

    No1 Market Cap (by Ripple measurement)

    lol see this
  15. http://www.businessinsider.com/ripples-xrp-explodes-to-record-high-above-3-2018-1