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  1. Blog URL: https://coil.com/p/Hodor/Seven-Ways-From-Sunday/ZUh9tnkGL There is one crypto network with an overwhelmingly-large amount of utility that is building to greater levels each day: Read about how XRP is making progress - Seven Ways from Sunday - in my latest blog: 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐁𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: @hastytoro reminds the cryptomarket about Bitcoin's environmental destruction. 𝐑𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Brad Garlinghouse is interviewed by CNN's Julia Chatterley in a two-part series; Bradley Chase from Ripple presents at TTI/Vanguard, a think tank and conference series based in Santa Monica, CA; Ripple's Xpring invests in Coinme, a company that operates Bitcoin kiosks in the United States; Navin Gupta, Ripple's Managing Director of MENA (Middle-east and North Africa), is scheduled to present at SIBOS; and Ripple's escrowed XRP now amounts to less than half of the overall supply. 𝐂𝐨𝐢𝐥 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Coil sponsors and participates in a game developer contest that includes web monetization; and I share my new Coil recommendations. 𝐗𝐑𝐏 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: The XRP Community celebrates over 50 million ledgers closed; Organizers of the Japanese meetup publish additional agenda details, including the identity of the main speaker, and other activities; The founder of the XRP Toast Wallet has created networking software for promulgating smart contracts, called 'Hot Pocket.'; and the SWIPE platform now supports 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
  2. I think you're right. The impacted businesses have already been negatively affected by the existing delay in these regulations. Because of that, the regulators will be under increasing scrutiny; also, the hearings resulting from Facebook's Libra whitepaper have energized calls for clear regulation.
  3. Thanks for that reminder about the time frames even Apple was subject to; while their turnaround time has benefitted from advancements in various areas, new products, technology, and solutions take serious time to shake out the bugs and get to a 'ready-to-easily-use' point. I'd love to hear from bank technology employees that have interacted with integration of the RippleNet technology stack; that would really answer a lot of question. Also it would be great if we could get @BobWay to comment on this topic too.
  4. My gut feeling (no source) is that XRP is owned by SBI's CEO and others, in addition to SBI. And ... SBI owns 11% of Ripple. That's enough for a board position for them, and my guess is that their interests align quite closely with Ripple's. They want to see XRP adopted for those reasons, IMO. Ha! You noticed this too? I've wondered the same thing quite a bit; I think it's due to the fact that Ripple is still treading carefully until their legal actions are resolved. But of course i could be wrong on that; perhaps a lawyer here on the forum can weigh in on it.
  5. Blog URL: https://coil.com/p/Hodor/IoV-Layers-Expanding/Kanjer2Xg The Internet of Value (IoV) and its many layers are quickly expanding! Learn more, and hear my analysis of the latest crypto news related to XRP in today's blog: 𝐑𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Ripple is sponsoring a hack-a-thon to go along with the first UBRI Conference in early October; Episode Fifteen of the Ripple Drop is released; Reinhard Cate releases an extended interview with Chris Larsen; KFH announces their new 'Xpress' service; Faysal Bank, a Pakistani Islamic bank, joins RippleNet; MoneyRebel is using Ripple technology; and H_M_X_ analyzes latest xRapid traffic; 𝐂𝐨𝐢𝐥 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: I discovered five new content creators on Coil that were entertaining and educational. 𝐗𝐑𝐏 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: The XRP Community Foundation is now officially registered in the Netherlands; An XRP Community Member pioneers holographic GIF marketing; @_JonnyLawrence 'sweeps the leg' again with another award-winning GIF; An XRP Community member previews the first 'XRP Drop' video; Poloniex announces significant improvements for XRP traders; Coinfield teases a secret project involving XRP; @cpilots2017 presents at DLT Con about charitable fundraising using XRP; and @stedas announces a new XRP Community poster; 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
  6. It was less than 50%; but still enough to wield considerable influence.
  7. I'll have to completely disagree with this. The entire point of 'going public' is to access additional capital for additional growth. IMO going public would be a great thing - it would enhance capital by factors that make it very attractive.
  8. Nope. I only know what's publicly available; to me, it seems like an interesting topic, and to be frank, I don't think there will ever be a 'perfect time' to go public. But I do believe they will wait until the legal irritants have been cleared up.
  9. 1. Public investors want a high share price. 2. Part of share price is the valuation of the company 3. A huge part of Ripple's valuation is XRP 4. Ripple has stated - and has done - sales that are conservative 5. Ripple wishes to not impact the free market of XRP 6. Decreasing or ceasing programmatic sales meets this goal 7. As long as other means of financing are available, then programmatic sales can be eliminated 8. The market for XRP will react positively, increasing demand - and interest - in XRP 9. As the value of XRP rises, the value of Ripple then rises 10. As the value of Ripple rises, then the value of Ripple's public shares will rise. All 10 points take place on earth. And also, I could definitely be mistaken; but I think additional financing options are a good thing - for Ripple and for XRP owners.
  10. Yes. Even with their private company, it's currently valued at levels that would be ... very nice if some of the executives retired. Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeldelcastillo/2018/09/04/ripples-trillion-dollar-man/
  11. There's no rule that says a public company can't sell digital assets. I would assume that anything a private company can do, a public company can do as well in terms of laws / rules. The biggest pitfall would be financial reporting, IMO. That's where the differences are profound, because essentially you're selling shares of your company to the public.
  12. Thanks, but that comment was reflective (paraphrased) of statements from MGIs CEO. However, you are correct in that I don't have the results of their POCs / trials or their earlier runs; perhaps MGI will share that eventually.
  13. Still trolling in my threads, right? Be brave and create your own threads, @Wandering_Dog - you never know who may agree disagree, and the topic can be about whatever you want it to be - negative or positive.
  14. Blog URL: https://coil.com/p/Hodor/Scenario-Ripple-Goes-Public/3vhbFKIWB Should Ripple 'go public?' I analyze some basic pros and cons in my latest blog on Coil, and include a hint about the next 'scenario' I'll be analyzing, which may surprise some people. 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
  15. There's a few insiders at various exchanges that know the major players. I think you are currently not far off the mark, however; It certainly feels that, on social media anyway, the only people left in the Bitcoin forums are the original investors, bear market bagholders, and a few high-volume-posting paid shills that they've hired to protect Bitcoin. But that's just my intuition based on social media activity and interactions I've had. The BTC forums were a LOT more active back in 'the 'ole Bitcoin days.' Now all the new projects seem to be around XRP, at a pace that is a multiple of new projects on other competing networks.
  16. Apprehend is one of those vexing verbs that have completely different meanings depending on the context. This is the context in which I'm using it: "to grasp the meaning of; understand, especially intuitively; perceive." Source: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/apprehend Regardless, thank you for reading, and also thanks for letting me know about a possible grammar issue - hopefully the blogs end up with 99.9% correct spelling / grammar.
  17. It's a fun way to look at supply. Your measurement doesn't take into account escrow, human behavior patterns like hording, speculation, etc.., but if it's just meant to help people understand different numbers then it's just plain fun. And why not make crypto and analysis fun in between when we're aiming for perfection? This particular measurement or assumption assumes that there will be very little speculation even as XRP is recognized as the defacto 'standard' for payments. In reality, speculation will be like an all-consuming fire if this happens, and demand will spike considerably at times before new plateaus of stability are reached.
  18. Blog URL: https://coil.com/p/Hodor/You-Are-Not-Mistaken/j65U-s5O0 XRP fans appreciate hard facts and real business progress! I describe why 𝗫𝗥𝗣 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗱𝗶𝗴𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘁 and address important news impacting XRP in today's blog: 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐁𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Elliptic, a business specializing in AML compliance, receives a massive infusion of capital from SBI in exchange for services, equity & a board seat. 𝐑𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Ripple is sending three representatives to the OECD's two-day conference in mid-September; Kotak Mahindra shares its perspective on Ripple technology in a recent video; Henrique Teixeira, Ripple's Director of Strategic Relationships in the Americas, is scheduled to participate at Cl@b2019; Identitii files a U.S. patent that includes multiple references to Ripple and XRP; Four more banks sign onto Money Tap, SBI's domestic payments platform; Ripple hires Ron Hammond as their Manager of Government Relations; and Equilibrium publishes a new guide for configuring two Interledger Connectors; 𝐂𝐨𝐢𝐥 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: The W3C's Ian Jacobs publishes an interview with Stefan Thomas; Stefan Thomas and Adrian Hope-Bailie will be attending TPAC2019, the W3C's annual meeting; and I highlight seven content creators on Coil; 𝐗𝐑𝐏 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: The Japanese XRP Meetup organizers publish more information; King Blue's fundraising for St Jude using the XRP Tip Bot now exceeds 100,000 XRP; Jonny Lawrence publishes a new GIF, following the one that went viral days ago; and JannaOneTrick publishes a regulatory fan video; 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
  19. This is how citizens are kept 'in line,' IMO; A free citizenry ( not in debt ) is a very intimidating thing to those profiting off of the status quo.
  20. Fantastic rant @dr_ed It also struck me as strange; not that there was a big overall number, but two things: The (relatively) small average amount of $37K, and the massive increase in that average amount over only the last 13 years. It's almost like student loan scam artists increased their game by a huge percentage during the last 13 years. You bring up a good point about the for-profit colleges; it makes me wonder how much this 'trend' is responsible for that massive overall number.
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