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NorthLane

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  1. Absolutely - one of the leading sources of news globally in the payments space for those of us involved. A must read, and worth checking every now and again - or subscribing to their email updates to get news into your inbox theyve been getting more active in reporting crypto over the last few months. Grown up publication with little bias in my opinion.
  2. This is probably the best and most succinct way of summarising the two I’ve seen so far. Will be passing this on. Good work!
  3. Oh I do love a bit of if-then-else early in the morning. One of the building blocks of this connected world we live in. BRAVO!
  4. Guys I think the fact that ZebPay, one of the top three exchanges in India, has launched with XRP-INR pair today may be contributing to this. Zebpay has reach today of circa 3m users from what I understand, and back in the middle of 2017 was adding 200k users a month, was expecting 500k new users a month in 2018. Unocoin, one or the other top three exchanges, has been vocal since start of Feb on the fact that it too will be bringing ripple to its platform (again presumably on a INR-XRP pair). Given the appetite for crypto in India - agreed, dimmed somewhat due to FUD re government announcements and chasing unpaid taxes) - and the fact that it accounts for some 10% of crypto trades globally, I think Feb could be a real kickstart for the decoupling. (I’m a UK’er who spends every other week in India on business - and love the place and people - so am VERY HAPPY to be corrected on any of the above by any of our Indian XRP’ers!) EDIT: of course, this could all just be wishful thinking and the rise could just be down to bloody bitcoin. I’d gladly take another 6 months stagnation with a guaranteed uncoupling at the end, over short term BTC linked price rises.....
  5. Keep the commentary coming boys. On an Emirates flight with enough bandwidth for chat but not enough for video..........
  6. 2014 RS4 with sports exhaust here. 450 creamy V8 horsepowers, a noise to die for ...... and King Kongs appetite for fuel and tires too !!!!!! When moon ha ha !!!!!!
  7. No because it won’t let you, certainly not for UK. I’ve tried countless times Seems to be credit card only, and even then it only seems to work half the time. Not down on Bitstamp - it’s the best exchange in my opinion and I’ve never had any issues apart from the above.
  8. No because it won’t let you, certainly not for UK. I’ve tried countless times Seems to be credit card only, and even then it only seems to work half the time. Not down on Bitstamp - it’s the best exchange in my opinion and I’ve never had any issues apart from the above.
  9. Fully agree with all sentiments here. I do think that the adoption and therefore traction will take some time - working in a space that requires technical integrations between partners to build functioning networks - and having had exposure to a few banks in UK and India in doing so a these things can take time so it’s not going to happen overnight. Do agree though that one big name launch from a bank perspective will really catalyse further adoption. While we eagerly anticipate that, what’s really frustrating me is this tether we appear to have to BTC. XRP and Ripple have so much going on that the asset deserves to stand or fail on its own merits, not be at the whim of the BTC brigade. Take today for instance - a good trajectory from about 0500 UK time this morning should have continued post the Q4 report (good) and the two new partners announced (very welcome surprise) to the point where we should really be looking at 1.45-1.50 by now all things considered. And XRP would have gotten there on merit. Instead, we had a downward pull because of BTC. I’m UK based, and for me it’s almost akin to your shareholding in Waitrose falling significantly because Asda stores keep getting ram raided and looted (for US folks, Whole Foods/Walmart or for India folks, Croma/Spice Hotspot). It’s starting to make me angry! Thing is, i’m not sure when this will change save for a monumental piece of news (a Google or Amazon type level) or the big exchanges given greater access to the public via fiat as opposed to having to buy BTC first. What are your thoughts, folks? There’s some clever people on here and though this is my first post/reply, I’ve been lurking in the shadows for some time so I know you guys know your stuff!
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