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  1. This is big. And Wietse just recently put up a suggestion board as well for the community fund: https://xrp-community-fund.canny.io/funding-suggestions For those curious: the money comes from donations, but was initially, voluntarily funded by Wietse and other community devs who donated their "bounty & reward' money for helping exchanges securely integrate XRP. @xrptipbot
  2. This is something that I alluded to at the end, and in the blog I reference how large some of these social media accounts. are; The largest crypto Twitter accounts I know of register at maybe ~ 100 to 200 thousand followers if they are extremely popular. For reference, Brad Garlinghouse has 210 thousand followers. Now contrast this with... Ellen Degeneres. Her Twitter following? 77 million and growing fast. So, yeah... while some here may be worried, given what I've seen, I *think* Ripple will "activate beast mode" with its products when they are all ready... and I see most of those components coming together in later 2019, or maybe very early 2020 at the outside. I can't wait to see it.
  3. The even greater irony is that crypto is more track-able than fiat. Everything is public on the blockchain. In fact, many international aid organizations are looking at blockchain for solving immutability problem for ledgers, so they can track where the aid goes and cut down on corruption.
  4. I went through that as well. I remember some conversations that, looking back on it after the long bear market, were not grounded in reality. But I think the market is better for it now; hopefully we can post sustainable growth based on a combination of utility-based demand and speculative demand.
  5. Hopefully Thomas can identify the responsible parties along with the help of the exchanges that were used. My goal with the blog was to get the information out there as fast as I could (hence my 'double feature' today) with what I knew.
  6. You an exceptional person for sharing this, @Danny! Others need to be warned. If you can prevent even one person from going through it, you have done something incredible to help them! I hope you are able to get some part of it back through bankruptcy proceedings / court. I'm sorry it happened to you: crypto is a tough area for investors, because it involves 'fintech' innovations, which by definition are "financial" innovations as well as technological. But that makes crypto a fertile area for very questionable 'projects.'
  7. Not on the scale we're talking. I'll agree to disagree there - we're talking about billions in difference based on a few cents' price of XRP. The difference in their fortunes and lifestyle based on the difference between a $.33 XRP vs. $3.00 XRP is super-massive.
  8. No - and I think you're correct; most of his followers are also followers of the acts that he represents. But he's also got a big investment with Ripple, so perhaps it does? The tweet was sufficiently vague!
  9. When I have any doubts, I remember how much XRP both Brad Garlinghouse and Chris Larsen own. And Ripple, of course. The value of XRP, and the size of its ecosystem, are absolutely critical to all of these interests that own so much of the crypto-asset. They have a lot to win or lose, and I firmly believe they are going to win - and big.
  10. I get this feeling that some of them were thinking that, yes; it's almost like they knew on some level what this was, but still sent money anyway. I've seen some of the interactions with the individuals running the operation, and it is heart-breaking. We need to (collectively) find the people responsible, IMO, otherwise they will do this again in some other form or context. There are definite legitimate crypto interest payors and 'crypto banks' in the works; I hope that they are not colored negatively automatically. Some innovations are legit, but this one was not, and a minimum of due diligence will reveal it; I think the early payouts to 'some' investors was the aspect that convinced many others.
  11. Like... BG is mentioned as one of the people involved personally? Wow - that says a lot about how confident he is in this new use case! Hmmm - I see the picture there, but I'm still not completely sure he's involved personally - it could just be RISE's way of saying "Ripple's Xpring?"
  12. Blog URL: https://xrpcommunity.blog/the-arbitrage-bot-and-other-fairy-tales/ This is the second part of today's double feature: An important warning about avoiding crypto scams! I hope you enjoy the read: Please feel free to share my blog with a friend or share it on any other platform - and thanks for doing so! My blog announcement links on other platforms: Twitter Reddit r/Ripple Reddit r/CryptoCurrency Reddit r/CryptoMarkets Reddit r/xrp Reddit r/RippleTalk Reddit r/alternativecoin Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread
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