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  1. Dont know if this has been shared before, but the official Market performance webpage from Ripple is now showing the number of active ODL markets. https://ripple.com/xrp/market-performance/ Currently showing 5.
  2. Basically, in a few months we will all be paying for stuff with leafs of toilet paper and wipe our behinds with dollars because the leafs will be worth more.
  3. Someone just posted this on Reddit, a Chinese government webpage talks about Nanjing and Malaysia cooperating on intent to promote blockchain. Ripple seems to be heavily involved. https://translate.google.com/translate?um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&client=tw-ob&sl=zh-CN&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nanjing.gov.cn%2Fnjxx%2F201912%2Ft20191205_1728668.html
  4. Martin Walker again, that guy is heavily invested in talking shit about "blockchain" for some reason. During a hearing in the UK parliament a few years ago he praised SWIFT and talked down Ripple. He clearly has some sort of agenda. He left R3 and is now director of some sort of "non profit" (yeah right) group. https://www.coindesk.com/ripple-put-defense-uk-parliament-blockchain-hearing I would not trust him with running a Hot dog stand.
  5. Bitcoin maximalists and Ethereum maximalists are completely blind to what happened back in the day. https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/introducing-ripple
  6. Looks like it was changed back to 300+ The growth is real though.
  7. David Schwartz at the Stanford Blockchain conference february 20th 2020 held a lecture called: The best incentive is no incentive. Warning: David issued a trigger warning to Bitcoin maximalists in the introduction.
  8. A bit skeptical. They have been working on something for the last 5 years though. A nice round number for something to be happening. In October 2019 BOA was looking for a treasury product manager for "Ripple". https://cointelegraph.com/news/bank-of-americas-job-posting-hints-it-hired-a-dedicated-ripple-specialist Hoping to see a smiling Garlinghouse with his best socks on in a news segment before the end of February.
  9. VISA direct is a network, not a liquidity provider. It sources liquidity from Nostro/Vostro relationships in the large banks around the world. Having funds available in your VISA credit/debit card within 30 minutes does not translate into actual value having been moved. Why do you think credit cards have insane fees? Because they are a risk taking intermediary who deliver services between banks and customers. Anyone who has had their Credit card information stolen knows this. https://usa.visa.com/run-your-business/visa-direct.html
  10. Yes, it is what it is I guess. The cool crypto surfer dude who wanted to change the world ended up pushing nepotism in an environment where it could cause irreparable damage. He is still a brilliant guy though, I for one wish him luck in all the success he has been working so hard for.
  11. Jed had a John Lennon moment while still at Ripple. Very sad. Wonder if the MTGox kerfuffle will haunt him over the next years also. Many unanswered question on what actually happened there.
  12. Alex Mashinsky is a great entrepreneur, he pretty much created the VoIP protocol causing massive disruption in the worlds telecom companies. All phone calls today use the Voice over IP protocol. He claims he will do the same to international banking, giving most of the gains back to the users instead of the banks keeping most of the profits from customers money placed in the bank. They call it Decantralized Finance, or DeFi. Will it work? Who knows. Celsius could be the killer app that turns the tide for crypto. Or it could disappear.
  13. Jake Chervinsky knows what he is talking about. He will probably comment when we know more.
  14. Congress Considers Federal Crypto Regulators In New Cryptocurrency Act Of 2020 https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbrett/2019/12/19/congress-considers-federal-crypto-regulators-in-new-cryptocurrency-act-of-2020/amp/?__twitter_impression=true Maybe we will finally get some clarity.
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