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  1. mars75

    Ripple - India

  2. The Gates Foundation and Ripple's formation of Mojaloop was to address the current financial system's inadequacies on providing services to individuals living below the poverty line and in remote areas of their respective countries. Mojaloop makes use of Ripple's Interledger Protocol to bridge mobile wallets to current digital financial services. Currently, the complexity and costs associated with developing digital financial services for new markets is daunting for banks to overtake. Further complicating the issue, making these new services interoperable with one another requires mass coordination between multiple parties on a grand-scale. Mojaloop provides financial providers, governments and mobile network operators a simplified and economical option for developing new inclusive payments platforms. https://ripple.com/insights/news/ripple-the-gates-foundation-team-up-to-level-the-economic-playing-field-for-the-poor/ Along with with the Gates Foundation and Ripple, Dwolla, ModusBox, Software Group and Crosslake Technologies contributed to the Mojaloop project. For Dwolla this isn't the first project they've crossed paths with Ripple on. Several years ago, both companies were developing and trialing the "Shift Card" alongside Shift (ShiftPayments). Whether or not there was any direct collaboration is unknown but Ripple did help in the development of the Shift Card, while the card is integrated into the Dwolla network. https://techcrunch.com/2014/08/12/shift-is-developing-a-debit-card-that-lets-you-spend-digital-currency-loyalty-points-and-regular-money/ https://techcrunch.com/2015/11/20/coinbase-partners-with-shift-payments-to-issue-bitcoin-debit-card/ https://gomedici.com/shift-payments-launches-new-mobile-app-to-track-payments-and-dwolla-balance/ More recently, Dwolla has been collaborating with startups to build solutions on tracking assets on the blockchain between the fintech ecosystem and traditional financial system. https://www.coindesk.com/dwolla-returns-blockchain-not-bitcoin/ Dwolla and Ripple also find themselves converging in another area of innovation, the FED's Faster Payment Task Force. Established in 2015, the FED's Faster Payments Task Force is responsible for multiple objectives with one being the assessment of alternative approaches for faster payment capabilities in the United States. Several hundred of stakeholders consisting of banks, regulators, and technology companies were gathered to create a guideline to modernize the U.S. payments infrastructure. The Task Force ultimately established a long-term target for new solutions to meet market needs by 2020. These needs pertaining to speed, efficiency, governance, and etc. Both Ripple and Dwolla submitted proposals on addressing the current issues the U.S. payment infrastructure faces. Ripple: https://ripple.com/insights/federal-reserve-task-force-ripple-improves-speed-transparency-global-payments/ Dwolla proposing it's payment platform utilizing it's API: https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomgroenfeldt/2017/01/25/feds-faster-payments-task-force-should-seek-implementation-in-three-years-dwolla/#1514dfa26088 Along with their proposals, Dwolla and Ripple (thru Ryan Zagone) were elected to the Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments Task Force Steering Committee. A committee to guide the members of the Task Force to obtain their long-term goals. https://fedpaymentsimprovement.org/faster-payments/about-the-task-force/roster/ This proximity is bound to lead to collaboration to address and meet the Faster Payments Task Force long-term goals for modernizing the U.S. Payment Infrastructure. I do know one thing. One of Dwolla's investors, Ashton Kutcher, seems to be a fan of Ripple currently. https://www.cnbc.com/id/47021465 (obligatory mention: Greg Kidd's GlobaliD is integrated with Dwolla's network)
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    Jesus guys, someone is playing with you. I think it's time finally time to discuss these accounts as people are not investigating these things thoroughly. 1. If you do a search on the domain registration of "mastercard.id", you would find out that it has yet to be registered. Meaning that the domain associated with that account is false. 2. The following accounts and associated domains are all by one individual, https://bithomp.com/explorer/rRupiahQxoEjMieJguQi3Rx1gxG7JXym4 https://bithomp.com/explorer/rfhzYEqyDBiKkdpPUbSdnuEenqbmfJCys5 https://bithomp.com/explorer/rupiahgZvKp1qaP6hqAqAZ3A44ARcnGSM https://bithomp.com/explorer/rupiah7aqR5k1xBaTRRFu3VrwcDftD6VV https://bithomp.com/explorer/rLTqBE4RZURtTEzHj5BuTSjyvhqm5XLiTV https://bithomp.com/explorer/rMCa3o92WJDHDw7GLZiP85Pp3ZRkb87xUp All associated IOUs (IDR, NET, etc) are UNBACKED, meaning someone just created an arbitrary amount of a custom IOU that is being sent back and forth between accounts. Notice how these IOUs do not orginate from a GATEWAY. You can legitimately find out WHO is even activating these accounts, etc. so this is NOT MASTERCARD. There can always be more behind this but as of now, IT IS SOMEONE TRIALING/TESTING THE NETWORK FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL INTEREST. Nothing associated with Mastercard. This is partly why I don't disclose/share any ledger information with you guys. The lack of research and wild speculation is rampant right now. You guys are doing more harm to XRP's ecosystem by not learning and taking an objective perspective on account transactions/activity on the ledger. Baseless speculation by Bearguy...,etc on his misinterpretation of these accounts is also malicious. Understand that people want to take advantage of the majority of you guys as there is a lack of knowledge and understanding of the ledger by the community.
  4. Looking into it again, it seems there's more information released from when I first searched. https://www.linkedin.com/company/polysign And it looks like they have something on GitHub, https://github.com/PolySignInc/ci_eval So no, it's not an exchange. I'm sure Britto is fine enough being already involved with Bitstamp. It looks like one of those projects Ripple might invest in to include XRP utilization.
  5. It's not a crypto exchange to my knowledge, something different. "A new account mechanism that should allow the XRP ledger to efficiently service humanity scale usage is in development. This would allow everyone to have an account on the XRP ledger for low cost while providing the necessary performance for humanity level service." https://forum.ripple.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2108&start=20
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    Ripple Labs + England Filing

    Bank of England has worked with Ripple on trials Probably ready to set up rails to be used as corridors between other central bank blockchains. Looks good for the G20 confrence. Referencece: https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/17154-ripple-the-dawn-of-central-bank-blockchain-corridors/
  7. Just an observation I've made, notice the roll out of integration on both apps. Santander: https://www.coindesk.com/santander-uk-ripple-payment-app/ Apple: https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/24/apple-pay-cash-nears-its-first-international-expansion/ This is on the the eve of SBI Insurance introducing Apple Pay as a means of payments. https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000082.000002623.html And some recent Tim Cook comments, https://gizmodo.com/sagelike-tim-cook-dreams-of-seeing-money-die-1822969860
  8. Anyone else want to speculate what else they could be doing/using besides the ILP? No one else known besides Ripple offers this capability as of right now. https://mobile.twitter.com/_mars75/status/968553455156629505
  9. https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1FZ0LD?__twitter_impression=true https://t.co/RUwGxwOV0A?amp=1
  10. https://www.pymnts.com/digital-payments/2018/mastercard-uae-exchange-prepaid-cards-digital-payments/amp/?p=474082&__twitter_impression=true
  11. https://mobile.twitter.com/bgarlinghouse/status/961250935115743232 More Chinese e-commerce, ties to AliPay as well
  12. Cannot stress this anymore seeing this is that old Google spreadsheet resurfaced, SOME of these wallets are INCORRECT/MISLABELED
  13. It's not so much that Ripple LatAm will be used but more so on the fact that it's founders have set up a gateway in the past and have you used the XRP ledger transactions. If they did in an environment like two years ago why not possibly in the future considering the market is better.