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  1. Thanks for reading, @cryptoxrp! Even though I'd like to ignore it as 'just another stablecoin,' as you say, I am conflicted. I think CryptoEri was correct in her assessment that it's a significant development that we all must seriously consider, regardless of its merits or motivations. One danger that nobody has considered is that this development 'ups the ante' and has the potential to antagonize existing central banks that have no desire to work with the product of a company whose very mismanagement of personal data helped prompt new laws in Europe. Regulators and legislators could use this as a divisive issue to make crypto political, which is very bad for all of us, IMO. What's worse? Crypto being associated with Silk Road, or crypto being associated with a company that has monetized our private information? I'd say the latter.
  2. Ha! I like your assessment @Julian_Williams - I think you're correct in the diplomacy being shown .. by both him and @nikb on the topic. I think of it now as a multi-fiat ... and quite possibly, overly-complex ... stablecoin. My perspective is in the blog, but I want to analyze it a bit more before setting my opinion in a more concrete fashion.
  3. Blog URL: https://coil.com/p/Hodor/David-Schwartz-and-Facebook-Coin-/UiNoDHA-J Curious about Facebook's new coin, Libra? I've collected David Schwartz's recent comments on it in my latest @coil blog! 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/xrp Reddit r/RippleTalk Reddit r/CoilCommunity Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread
  4. ? It would surprise me if it's up and running, but game on if so ... what I've read so far has been opaque as to the implementation timeline.
  5. This was my take as well. I don't think Ripple is interested in killing their own market, so the MoneyGram partnership is very focused on upgrading their cross-border payment flows. IMO Ripple is more interested in XRP adoption than they are about helping MoneyGram be competitive. But I think both will happen incidentally from this deal - very win-win.
  6. Blog URL: https://xrpcommunity.blog/xrp-news-update-moneygram/ Ripple makes a dramatic market move, partnering to upgrade MoneyGram's international payments! Read more in my latest blog: 𝐑𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Ripple announces their new partnership with MoneyGram; CIMB produces a new commercial that emphasizes it 'runs on Ripple;' and Ripple releases a video for the International Day of Family Remittances; 𝐗𝐑𝐏 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Ripple sponsors a new site for collaborative XRPL documentation; Standing Ovation decides to support XRP payments; Paralect assists goLance with accepting XRP as a form of payment; Secalot and Ledger hardware wallet logins can be used at Bithomp; and two exchanges - Bgogo & OceanEx - now support multiple XRP pairings. 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
  7. I love this analogy, because it's not precisely the topic (security vs. no security), in my opinion, that Stuart Alderoty was getting at, but it is very demonstrative of his point. And it goes to show that if ILP ends up being used at scale by more than 'just Ripple,' it could definitely become a worldwide standard.
  8. Thanks for reading, @Julian_Williams! I agree with your assessment, and it's one of the things I really enjoyed about Stuart Alderoty's response(s). He indicated that legal directions and risk management are a combination of factors, the least of which (unfortunately) are clearly-defined rules here in the US. Just guess, but it's probably similar in the UK? I think the more established the judicial precedents for securities, the more unclear it is for the country, it seems.
  9. Blog URL: https://xrpcommunity.blog/xrp-news-update-regulation-on-page-one/ Part of crypto going 'mainstream' is regulatory compliance! I cover this and the latest news impacting XRP in my latest blog: 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐁𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: The 'Financial Action Task Force' issues guidance for exchanges. 𝐑𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Ripple is expanding into Brazil; Crypto Eri analyzes potential new xRapid corridors; Corporate Counsel interviews Ripple's Stuart Alderoty; and The Investment Association of China (IAC) appoints Yoshitaka Kitao as an advisor; 𝐊𝐚𝐯𝐚 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Kava announces they've upgraded Switch to support trading of Ethereum ERC-20 tokens. 𝐗𝐑𝐏 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Andre Ventura creates a new XRP fan video; Updates have been published about the Gatehub-related XRP theft; XRP Arcade is updated with information on meetups and a new tool for monetizing surveys; Crypto.com adds an option for earning interest on deposits; and Beaxy debuts with an XRP pairing; 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
  10. Thank you for this @XRPeteSampras The voice actor did such a tremendous job, it sounded like a professionally-produced, educational video! I'm so honored that you chose one of my blogs for the first in your video series; hopefully it serves as a resource that others can share with those that are either new to crypto, generally, or new to XRP.
  11. I was wondering! Good to have you back & hope you enjoyed the travels.
  12. Blog URL: https://xrpcommunity.blog/xrp-news-update-june-9th-2019/ The future is becoming more well-defined for xRapid and ILP micropayments! Learn more in my latest XRP News blog: 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐁𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: The SEC's FinTech Forum was held on May 31st. 𝐑𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Ripple founds a new subsidiary in Switzerland; SendFriend is going live with XRP payments this month; David Schwartz presents at the WeAreDevelopers conference in Berlin; and Ripple releases episode 13 of the Ripple Drop, covering 'RippleNet and On-demand Liquidity.' 𝐗𝐑𝐏 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Suisse Gold, an online bullion dealer based in the UK, plans to support XRP purchases; and Vontobel, an investment banking company based in Zurich, Switzerland, announces a new XRP-based certificate for their customers. 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
  13. Well, it's not a zero-sum game (external, third-party exchanges can be instrumental in growing liquidity too), but I agree with @Sukrim on this. My hope is that more exchanges, in addition to trading XRP, opt to become gateways on the XRP Dex and issue their counter-party tokens like Bitstamp. Ultimately, of course, it would be perfect IMO if banks issued their counter-party assets on the XRP Dex.
  14. Thanks for reading this latest edition, @dr_ed, and thanks for the encouragement! And I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment of the pace of news; I remember 2017, and it was nothing like now. But that's a good thing.
  15. Blog URL: https://xrpcommunity.blog/xrp-news-update-june-5th-2019/ The last week was full of important news for XRP stakeholders! Find out if you missed something in my latest blog: 𝐑𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Ginger Baker participates at the Europe Money 2020 Conference; and Ripple releases an important statement about their market reporting. 𝐂𝐨𝐢𝐥 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Stefan Thomas conducts an AMA on Reddit. 𝐗𝐑𝐏 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: The XRP Ledger becomes more decentralized with two new 'default UNL' operators; Ripple publishes an interactive tutorial for monitoring payments; B1X announces their platform will utilize the XRP Ledger; The CEO of XRP United makes a sad announcement about the death of the exchange's founder; Gatehub reveals details of a recent theft of XRP on its exchange and XRP Forensics begins tracking the XRP; CatalX, a Canadian exchange, announces an XRP-CAD pairing; Bitex adds support for XRP; and the 'XRP Merch Store' is now open for business. 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/xrp Reddit r/RippleTalk Reddit r/alternativecoin Reddit r/CoilCommunity Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread
  16. Hodor

    Xumm

    I opted for the same approach. I had some material on JSON communications going back and forth, but 90% of my readers are traders or LT investors, so I avoided that aspect of it. However, there are also the 10% of the community that are code geeks and developers, and I think they'd be interested. Everything I know is second-hand from Wietse, though, so it's probably better if the material came straight from him, Ali, or Tristan.
  17. Great to see you back in action, @dreventures: Thank you for the highlight from the blog as well!
  18. Hodor

    Xumm

    I like the way you are thinking here! The one reason you may be on the right track is the low transaction cost. If the total fees involved can 'beat' credit cards (including any counter-party asset transaction fees on the XRPL Dex), it could definitely be a possibility. The more gateways and banks that issue counterparty USD and Euros on the DEX, the more competition there will be to lower fees to attract trade volume. We need more gateways - and more DEX volume - to make it a reality, IMO. Of course I would always defer to @BobWay on this topic.
  19. Hodor

    Xumm

    Ha - I see what you did there! And I'm happy that another person was as enthusiastic as myself about streaming payments; and in turn, I got excited about it after hearing both David Schwartz and Stefan Thomas discuss it separately on different occasions. Streaming does incredible things for the velocity of money and possibly the entire economy.
  20. Hodor

    Xumm

    Not sure what you mean. The Estonian license is fairly common in crypto. And a Lithuanian banking license provides authority to bank throughout all of Europe. Can you elaborate why you're saying (or implying that others would say) that the licenses are not legitimate?
  21. Hodor

    Xumm

    It's the same as Xign, but rebranded to Xumm. Yes; the conflict with the JPM brand was avoided by changing to Xumm before go-live.
  22. Blog URL: https://coil.com/p/Hodor/Xumm/GcD8MEL4B It's time to have Xumm fun! If you own XRP, you need to learn about XRPL Labs new signing platform, Xumm. 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
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