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  1. This is how the TransferWise model works for “international transfers” they don’t actually move any assets physically across borders at all. @BobWay was anyone from Ripple involved in the inception of TransferWise and took that initial thinking with them?
  2. All you ‘Muricans will no doubt find this a bit cheesy, but having only just stumbled across FB he has me in fits every time. Few of these on YouTube...
  3. "I'm still here since 6/24/2018" been here since mid 2017 actually. By the time I got around to posting on the last countdown - thread had been closed the day before! XRP and Ripple - compelling to watch, absolute privilege to take part.
  4. June 11th, June 14th - is this part of the picture? Breaking news as of 15 minutes ago here in the UK... http://news.sky.com/story/new-york-sues-donald-trump-foundation-for-persistent-illegal-conduct-11404832 sorry if this is old news - just saw it and thought i’d post it whilst it was hot. Didn’t check back in this thread as I usually do.
  5. I’ve never really believed in this stuff - but then look at Bitstamp for today - nice green candle around that time. OK, so, she was an hour out..... Where’s Mulder and Scully when we need them?
  6. This is so true. I do a lot of work in India and they are leaving the world behind with regards to digitisation in the Payments space. There was over circa 120 different digital wallet players in India - I believe there will be something of a rout now that the government has changed the rules and all wallets need to be fully KYC’d, only the big boys will remain. By PayTM for instance now has over 400m registered users and you can use it to pay pretty much anywhere. for those folks who’s world view is primarily the US, UK or EU (I’m UK based) it’s truly another world out there in developin
  7. It’s about time we saw this info graphic again. Where you been at, DD? Good to see you.
  8. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/revenue-and-customs-brief-9-2014-bitcoin-and-other-cryptocurrencies This, to my knowledge, is the “latest” official guidance from HMRC on cryptocurrencies. For the moment the government are still of the opinion that existing laws/regulation can be applied. I for one have included a 20% CGT provision in all of my “Jesus, if XRP gets to $X then i’ll walk away with £Y” scenarios (don’t laugh, you all do it too ?). However I have NOT included any trading activity, selling high and buying low, as my losses were greater Than my gains he four times
  9. Elbow said it best - “The leaders of the free world are just little boys throwing stones”
  10. Otis has the right idea! Methinks I spy a Christopher Ward Malvern C3 Chrono, unless i’m very much mistaken?
  11. Seriously, the OP of this comment will become legend in the months to come. It’s just the best. I’m desperate to use it in a work context with some of my colleagues - just haven’t had the right opportunity to drop it yet.....
  12. This. I couldn’t agree with you more. I despair. Will make it all the more sweet when the vast majority of folks wake up to what’s been going on, what’s been achieved and what the future could look like. The question in my mind, as in yours too I guess - is what’s it going to take? Personally I’m beginning to wonder whether nothing short of Apple, Google or Amazon will move the dial. And that is utterly ridiculous.
  13. I work in the prepaid space and work with a lot of these guys (Apple, Google, Amazon, Uber etc). I’ve written about about this as a use case before - I know that the potential is huge, given that most of these guys route payments globally back to one or two hubs (Ireland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands) dependent on their tax structures. In some cases, there’s currency/exchange controls meaning they have to leave piles of money in country or incur withholding a taxes. XRP isn’t going to solve for that, and would have to work within exchange control regulations per country etc - BT the sheer volum
  14. This could be huge..........more pressure on the incumbents. These guys could be the one stop shop for retail as well as institutional investors.
  15. Now then Regal - am I being stupid because I can’t figure out what your post means? Berkshire Hathaway?
  16. Wait a minute? Sheikh Mansour? Isn’t he a majority investor in Mclaren? And don’t we have a user amongst us called “I Just Want A Mclaren”? Thats it! The circle is complete. “I Just Want A McLaren” is BG123! (apart from the days when he’s “I Just Also Might Want A Maserati Granturismo” - and who can blame him ha ha ?)
  17. I feel the same JT - but maybe this time around luck is on our side? I mean jeeesus - just look at the progress the Ripple guys are making. I’ve never observed a company before that seems to know exactly how the pieces need to be fitted together. I wish that we could build partner networks as quickly as these guys seem to be doing it at my company - regardless of the xCurrent or xRapid argument. For me it’s like they’ve seen a future that none of the rest of us have - and now they’re building it as quickly as possible . So - spend a bit more time coming to terms with the fact that you’re
  18. Buckor, I just read also after seeing a link elsewhere. Great read. More in the same vein, please!
  19. I’m in the prepaid space and have been working with the big Bay Area based brands for the last 10 years, first across Europe and now in emerging markets. The amount of payments that these guys have to handle between countries all over the world is phenomenal. Just the companies that I’ve worked for have been involved in remittances of 10’s/100s of millions of dollar weekly, funnelling from many different countries all back to either Ireland or Luxemburg or The Netherlands, to name but a few. Other such companies, some of whom have been forced to accept cash in emerging markets becau
  20. Regal is right - and take a look at this clip from a Miguel Vias, head of XRP Markets at Ripple - which supports this position that institutional interest is really starting to pick up. It’s shaping up to be a big year (apologies if this has already been shared)
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