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  1. Final message! XRP Chat is where it all begin, so it's fitting that for this avatar, it's where it ends as well. It's been a journey with countless twists and turns, and try as I might, all the details have melded into a chorus of voices of the XRP Community, who, at their core, are all pushing for the same thing: Change. Sometimes I wonder how members of other coin tribes feel about the project they're supporting. Does it inspire them? Do they believe in it past their surface financial goal of 'getting rich' off of it? Because, for XRP, it's more than just a 'good stock pick;' XRP represents the technology that delivers on Bitcoin's promise, without the environmental destruction. Without the limitations of scalability ... and so much more that I have to resist reneging on my decision for one more, long, convoluted rant! You get the picture! We're here for the investment (XRP), but we're also here because we believe in the Internet of Value, and pushing this technology forward. It can change the world for the better, and not just as part of a slick corporate advertising campaign; when people can send money to their family in seconds instead of days, it can significantly improve lives for millions of people. And just look how the XRP is changing the face of crypto communities, with its teamwork, awards shows, clubs, social media presence, and charitable fund-raising. These are all extraneous to the IoV and XRP, but they also work to give us a legitimate feeling of community. And with the developments in the last month, my right-brain, intuitive side, which normally performs a lesser role in my day-to-day activities than my methodical, step-driven left-brain side, took the reigns and decided to make a key decision; how do I want to contribute going forward? I could continue to struggle to cover all of the increasing onslaught of news items, or I could turn and survey the growing ranks of our collaborative team of supporters and let somebody else 'take a turn' at the front. I could take up a keyboard and mouse once more, but this time to create new websites and applications. Ah well, I'm getting repetitive of the content in the blog. My apologies for being temporarily self-indulgent, but I know my companions on the forum will not judge me harshly about my last post. At least I hope not. Hope to be back soon, with some announcements of a new project of my own!
  2. You are too kind, Julian! That's a description of you.
  3. Word gets around quick! I forgot to post over here ... let me grab the link:
  4. This made me laugh. XRP: 100 billion Were you joking, or did you seriously not know that?
  5. Actually that rang a bell now - I remember hearing about it at some point, yes. When I think about things like this, one method of analysis is to compare it to what a P.O.W. system does when miners are rewarded with newly-minted coins. Essentially, P.O.W. mining creates a steady increase in supply over time, which places downward pressure on price. In agreement systems like XRP where the currency is distributed at genesis, there needs to be a steady artificial release as well, but everybody ends up disagreeing about the rate of that release / sale. This particular project / group is allowed to release what amounts to a very small, probably undetectable amount compared to daily volume.
  6. Ha! I'm laughing because I had that question myself when I listened to the interview the first time. I had to back it up to make sure the topic was "ODL" - the new name for xRapid. I don't know / haven't heard anything about Clover. Share a link if you've got it. Third SWELL! The previous SWELL conferences have yielded steady streams of surprises, announcements, and fantastic presentations. I'm sure this year will have more of that!
  7. Blog URL: https://coil.com/p/Hodor/Raising-XRP-s-Profile/KfQ8e6ZW3 Brad Garlinghouse continues the media storm for Ripple, making 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗳𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝘆𝘀: I break down the important points for you in my latest blog, with links to the source interviews! 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 Reddit r/CoilCommunity Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread
  8. Thank you for reading, crypto_deus! 👍 This is an interesting comment from a potential blog post perspective! People would definitely be interested in seeing a year-by-year comparison over time. I've got a snapshot of some key data I took in 2017 when I performed my first XRP vs BTC comparison, so perhaps I'll take it and run with it for a future blog.
  9. Sometimes a minimalist approach to verbal expression is more powerful than multiple pages - I completely agree! And of course, now for the obligatory meme that seems to go along with that phrase:
  10. TIL there's an XRP Account for Ripple. I wonder who it belongs to?
  11. Blog URL: https://coil.com/p/Hodor/Acceleration-/3dawvDvgk The IoV is growing at an increasing speed! To learn about the 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 that were announced over the last busy week, refer to today's blog: 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐁𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: The IMF publishes a paper titled 'From Stablecoins to Central Bank Digital Currencies.' 𝐑𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Ripple and the Xpring team organize a series of important announcements preceding the first UBRI Connect Conference & Hack-a-thon; A new Xpring SDK (software development kit) is published; Brad Garlinghouse appears at two venues - a YouTube video with Anthony Pompliano, and the Economic Club of New York; David Schwartz publishes thirteen proposals for changes to XRP; Ripple acquires an Icelandic crypto trading firm; XRP Experts explain how XRP owners can (currently) use the XRP account reserve in an XRP wallet; and Jim Chauncey-Kelly talks about Ripple's corporate culture. 𝐂𝐨𝐢𝐥 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Stefan Thomas kicks off the second day of the UBRI Connect Conference with a talk about web monetization; Ken Melendez incentivizes authors on Coil that choose to participate in Coil Blogging Club competitions; Cinnamon successfully integrates Coil & ILP with its video streaming platform; and I provide links to five new Coil articles from various authors. 𝐗𝐑𝐏 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Sincerely George organizes an effort to identify developers who should be considered eligible for the XRP Community Choice Awards; Crypto.com updates its service to allow XRP holders in the U.S. to directly debit their XRP in their Crypto.com wallet; VinDAX, a new ICO-funded exchange, adds support for XRP trading; Wietse Wind publishes two massive data stores in SQL Lite format, containing the closed XRP Ledgers and their associated transactions; Richard Holland announces a new version of the XRP Toast Wallet; @_JonnyLawrence shares a new GIF that intuitively explains On-Demand Liquidity (ODL); and PDAX, a Philippine crypto exchange, adds support for XRP. 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 Reddit r/CoilCommunity Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread
  12. This thread is pinned, so here is a listing of all the sub-topics with links: Introduction https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/33070-suggestions-for-xrp-ledger-enhancements/ Play Forward Ledger https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/33071-suggestion-play-forward-ledger/ Robustness Improvements https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/33072-suggestion-robustness-improvements/ Two-layer Consensus https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/33073-suggestion-two-layer-consensus/?tab=comments#comment-773903 Investigate/reduce Memory Consumption https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/33074-suggestion-investigatereduce-memory-consumption/ Reduce Relaying https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/33075-suggestion-reduce-relaying/ Network Database https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/33076-suggestion-network-database/ Logging and Monitoring Improvements https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/33077-suggestion-logging-and-monitoring-improvements/ Transaction Fee Tracking https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/33078-suggestion-transaction-fee-tracking/ XRP-Collateralized Stablecoins https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/33079-suggestion-xrp-collateralized-stablecoins/ DeFi Support Enhancements https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/33080-suggestion-defi-support-enhancements/ Checks https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/33081-suggestion-checks/ Deletable Accounts https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/33082-suggestion-deletable-accounts/ Light Accounts https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/33083-suggestion-light-accounts/
  13. Good work Scott Schurr, wherever you may be!
  14. I really like this idea (in principle) and I'm amazed at the amount of deep 'scenario' thinking that @nikb has put into it here: https://github.com/xrp-community/standards-drafts/issues/8 If it's safe and well-planned, then I support this amendment. But if it puts the ledger at any degree of significant risk, I'd probably opt to pass on it.
  15. At first after reading this, I was gung-ho in support of this idea; but I think @mDuo13 makes some important points about logistics and communication. So then the question becomes 'is the benefit of these accounts more than the cost?'
  16. Blog URL: https://coil.com/p/Hodor/Trading-Secrets/L2hpzS-5W Do you want to learn about effective & proven crypto trading techniques? After two years, I finally cover the topic of technical analysis with valuable input from both @HaraldoXRP and @sentosumosaba! 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 Reddit r/CoilCommunity Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread
  17. Nice: "End-to-end" = Real-time settlement = XRP? Thanks for posting this one, @xrpmommy!
  18. I did not create it, no. I *think* it was either Hardcore or @Fleshmeister? I could be wrong on that.
  19. 3:20. "Settlement finality." That's a direct nod to deterministic settlement if I've ever heard one. And we know which one has deterministic settlement, don't we?
  20. Another fascinating idea. And it has a precedent, as well; the blacklisting of addresses of scammers. However ... that method has only met with limited success, and is usually done more as a 'delay tactic' when an exchange is contacted by investigators - or the victim. However, I think criminals will get around this by trading crypto for other value at a discount, or some other technique. Criminals don't normally rely on banking on a day-to-day level unless the topic is laundering money.
  21. Great comment & I agree: These are the conversations that should be occurring as part of the discussions around the Token Taxonomy Act. I hope the bill hasn't been swept away by politics.
  22. My big prediction? We'll see new layers (smart contracts) that don't currently exist. For example: Taxes. Eventually, businesses will be paying their workers in crypto, Libra, or a CBDC of some kind. Perhaps if a worker is from a foreign country, you'll stream them out fiat from their nation. But ... the tax authorities won't allow 'straight to crypto wallet' payments due to the secret key problem - i.e., they're not going to want that value to go to a place where they can't yet reach it. So, I think there will be an 'in-between' smart contract of some kind where the amount must be 'released' by the taxing authorities prior to being sent. But once that amount is 'post-tax' it's all yours forever? My question is how things like child support / alimoney / debt collection will work. Even with Bitcoin right now, you can put a person in jail, but you can't access their value. It's part of the technology itself - the value is secure by definition. In the 'old days,' you could just put a lien on their bank account(s). I guess the physical analogy would be 'what if you were able to lock away your wealth in a physical vault that was impenetrable by anybody and only you knew where it was?'
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