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  1. This could be BIG if this bank gets in on it full force. https://thefinancialanalyst.net/2018/01/15/china-bank-mulls-ripple-crypto-implementation/
  2. if we can get Rabobank, ING onboard that would be awesome! I wonder whatever came of this https://thefinancialanalyst.net/2017/10/23/dutch-bank-ing-rumoured-implementing-ripple-cryptocurrency-international-transfers/ Dutch banking group ING is reported to be implementing cryptocurrency XRP developed by Californian FinTech firm Ripple for international payments.
  3. https://ripplenews.tech/2018/01/27/crushing-fud-xrp/amp/ Why the FUD? The past few months have taught that the above is generally not well known. I think the confusion, fear and newness of cryptocurrencies means journalists assume that the entire function of Ripple is XRP and it leads to confusing statements like this from the FT: “But none of the banks who spoke to the FT had used XRP” It is written like a big scoop, but it’s a bit like a Salesforce commentator stating he spoke to 12 Salesforce clients and none of them are using the Marketing Cloud. These confusing statements then got echoed in forums across the world: “Ripple may reach the moon… but XRP won’t because the banks don’t need it only Ripple Tech” These kind of statements are completely misleading, but you can’t blame them when the supposed experts are so blinded by the cryptocurrency label that they don’t look beyond the coin to understand its actual use as part of an overall technology solution. Hopefully this clears up a little of the FUD around XRP. While wiriting this I googled FUD. It means fear uncertainty and doubt. Next on my list is a full definition of a whale.
  4. https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/best-bitcoin-alternatives/
  5. https://www.forbes.com/sites/cbovaird/2018/01/26/ripple-drops-more-than-30-in-a-week-as-hype-fades/#523a1c0551fd While Ripple announced new partnerships on Wednesday, January 24, markets did not react, meaning that the positive news did not provoke any significant change in price. Charles Thorngren, CEO of Noble Alternative Investments, described this as a "tell tale sign of sentimental trading." "Any other coin would have surged on the news of Partnerships," he emphasized, adding that "XRP is making international payments and foreign exchange transactions easy and at a discount on its XRapid platform." "There are still a lot of quasi believers in XRP and this price fluctuation is a prime example of that," he added.
  6. https://ripple.com/insights/ripple-employee-spotlight-raghu-battula-sr-director-of-engineering/
  7. Yet XRP and Ripple are not the same thing. Owning XRP is not an investment in Ripple, but a speculative bet on mass adoption of Ripple's xRapid system. There is still very little information on this system and a risk it could completely fail or be replaced by an alternate crypto-currency. If this were to happen, Ripple the company would continue and likely go from strength to strength, but XRP would be practically worthless. While XRP may seem related to equity shares, the tokens give no rights to ownership. Additionally, XRP is barely used in any of Ripple's systems. There is a risk XRP is completely useless; Ripple the company could continue successfully if all XRP were taken out of circulation and "destroyed". But don't worry: that's not going to happen. The rise and rise of XRP has made the creators very rich. And I must say they have played their cards beautifully. They are sitting on billions of dollars worth of potentially useless tokens, while also earning from Ripple's revenue streams (which do not rely on XRP). To top it off, they are not regulated by the SEC, and can be as opaque with the public as they see fit. Ripple the company has developed innovative solutions for the transfer of money and has signed deals with many major banks. RippleNet is likely to replace the SWIFT payment system, which is now 45 years old, slow, and expensive in comparison. This article is about the Ripple token, XRP, which I will argue has practically no function at this moment, apart from letting speculators bet on Ripple's success (and making Ripple's creators very rich). https://seekingalpha.com/article/4137721-ripple-tokens-worthless?page=4 I'm sick of this FUD!!!!!!!!!! Thoughts?
  8. https://traderbotmarketplace.com/proof-ripple-will-hit-100 Not sure if anyone has seen this but its encouraging.
  9. I heard VISA was around 70000 tps Looks like XRP will be on par? https://ripple.com/insights/ripple-continues-to-bring-internet-of-value-to-life-new-features-increase-transaction-throughput-to-same-level-as-visa/
  10. https://themerkle.com/xrp-price-mounts-small-comeback-as-2-turns-into-a-support-level/ No one can deny all cryptocurrencies are going through a very rough patch right now. More specifically, there is no stability whatsoever, and $50bn market cap swings are not all that uncommon whatsoever. This also means most currencies will go up or down in value in quick succession, which creates both buying and selling opportunities. In the case of Ripple’s XRP, things have not gone smoothly by any means. The all-time high of over $3.5 is very far away, and we may never see it again. But XRP will go above $3.50 right?
  11. https://bitcoin.dmm.com/ Equivalent to 2.36 USD リアルタイムレート XRP/JPY BID(売) 258.115 円 ASK(買) 263.115 円
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