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Hodor last won the day on September 3

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  1. blog URL: https://xrpcommunity.blog/early-warning-adoption-signals-detected/ A tectonic shift in the market is well under way! Find out more in my latest blog. 𝙍𝙞𝙥𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙉𝙚𝙬𝙨: AMB Crypto reports strange wallet activity and ledger volume; and Brad Garlinghouse and Ross Leckow discuss ASEAN and regulation. 𝙓𝙍𝙋 𝙉𝙚𝙬𝙨: WietseWind rolls out XRParrot to European users; TOK exchange announces support for XRP; A massive SWISS investment fund pledges to spend 30% of its money on purchases of XRP; Crypto.com offers a prepaid MCO Visa card allowing you to spend your zerps; XRP Scan goes live; and @cz_binance sends out a strange tweet to XRP Community Hope you enjoy this latest edition: Please leave any feedback below, and feel free to share my blog on any other platform you wish! - And thanks for doing so! My blog announcement links on other forums: 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
  2. @P3T3RIS There's no need for lengthy posts trying to speculate on how xRapid works. Ripple has done this for us: https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/17795-how-does-xrapid-provide-liquidity/?do=findComment&comment=222975 What you're talking about is something completely different - perhaps it's a new way for a large banking network to develop a layer 2 solution for sharing liquidity? Not sure, but I think it's very important to delineate that your idea has nothing to do with xRapid or how it's implemented. Larger multi-national banks and remittance processors probably already have nostro accounts in place; however, the driving factor will be how much money they can save by eliminating these costs and also by moving to real-time settlement IMO. The unfortunate thing about "bigness" for banks and FIs is that their existing technology stack becomes a weight holding them back.
  3. xRapid is not a "Layer 2" solution. Remember: To truly "settle" a transaction, it needs to be on-ledger (Layer 1). When Ripple describes xRapid, they talk about dynamic acquisition of XRP on the same exchanges that me and you use for exchanges: Coins.ph, Bittrex, Bitso.
  4. I always like your intuitive framing, @Julian_Williams 1) I like the analogy 2) I don't like that they're Microsoft in this analogy? Some would make the claim that Microsoft lost their emphasis on innovation because they had a monopolistic advantage and no real competitors for years, other than Apple for a short time. Some could also say that Ripple faces the same danger; as you said earlier in this thread, they seem to be peerless at the moment?
  5. True, unfortunately. And the file-based databases that predate RDBMS... which in turn predates current document databases.
  6. When I heard him say that, and how it sounded... I get the feeling that this has 'been discussed' at Ripple...
  7. There will always be some businesses or people that want POW to continue, because they personally make some amount of income off of those older networks; I don't spend too much time thinking about POW networks any more, or crypto mining, if I'm being completely honest.
  8. I think Evan Schwartz does a great job of explaining that, although Layer 2 scalability solutions may help, the Layer 1 solution (on-chain capabilities and limitations) do make a difference. Bitcoin is just so profoundly bad at everything... performance, scalability, environmental impact etc etc... It just doesn't make any sense for it to be the layer one solution for any global payments system.
  9. Blog URL: https://xrpcommunity.blog/let-critical-thinking-be-your-guide/ In my latest blog I review all the latest news - and I describe why critical thinking is guiding crypto investors to XRP. 𝐑𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Brad Garlinghouse gives a sterling interview on hot-button topics at the Singapore Fintech Festival; CIMB Group announces their membership in RippleNet; SendFriend gets specific with regards to their xRapid implementation schedule; Evan Schwartz explains how Ripple views Layer Two; and Version 4.0 of xCurrent includes a surprise you'll want to see. 𝐂𝐨𝐢𝐥 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Stefan Thomas and Ben Sharafian sit down for an interview with Epicenter, and it is a big one. 𝐗𝐑𝐏 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: WietseWind reveals that XRP Ledger History is now available to the general public via Google Big Query; KingBlue makes phenomenal progress on the Uphold Referral contest; and an XRP fan publishes an "epic movie trailer" style of video about XRP. And WietseWind announces Paper Gift Accounts for the XRP Tip Bot, just in time for the holiday season! I hope you enjoy the read & thank you for the feedback! Feel free to share my blog on any platform - and thank you 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
  10. The team at Coil is so forward-thinking in their architecture. Thanks for posting @xrpmommy
  11. Hodor

    We are Early to the Party

    They will make money off of this alone, IMO. Some banks, even as far back as 2013, were integrating with "a" solution that seemed very smart to me. It was almost AI-driven, but I'm guessing they were just fancy algorithms in the background. No idea what it was called.