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  1. That is to suggest that Ripple will forever hold their escrows. Some will be sold, some might be left over. I agree that Ripple will likely not be in control of the majority of the worlds global reserve asset if and when we reach that point.
  2. Im not knowledgeable enough to comment on how trillions in US debt will be reversed but I will say that by freeing up nostro / vostro we create a more liquid global economy with access to funds that can be allocated to better things (IE: loans, investments, infrastructure, etc). Removing the USD as a reserve currency also frees up the US to be less burdened by the requirements that come with it.
  3. MUFG is making a coin. No one was bothered. SBI is making a coin. No one was bothered. JMP Coin arrives and everyone is terrified. Why? Stablecoins pegged to fiat have no future. Fiat is broken. A USD pegged stablecoin isn't going to solve the global liquidity or settlement problem. The Ripple use case for XRP may still fail but JPM Coin and other fiat backed stable coins will not be the reason for its downfall. If anything they are fuel to a growing fire of reasons why something like XRP is needed.
  4. I mean this with all due respect but to think that JPM Coin is a threat to the Ripple use case for XRP is to essentially misunderstand the structural model of XRP. Why would another bank trust JPM Coin? If another bank makes their own coin, how do they settle between their coin and JPM Coin? Why and how is a stablecoin a threat to a non-fiat backed digital asset? Counter party risk is a real thing and XRP solves that. Stablecoins issued by banks does not. These are two entirely separate use cases.
  5. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/case-against-bankcoin-brad-garlinghouse/
  6. Of course we need regulation. Having entities like JP Morgan at the table ensure that we'll get the right kind of regulation. Who do you think JP Morgan and its army of lobbyists are going to coordinate and collaborate with? 1) A select number of nameless and faceless individuals who control the majority of BTC with an interest in working against "the system"? or 2) Ripple and the XRP ecosystem which is comprised of suit wearing professionals who are working towards the creation of a more efficient global financial ecosystem? Regulation is needed. Regulation is coming. The adults are going to win.
  7. Similar. Hopefully Bitrue or ABCC open up fiat pairings soon for SGD.
  8. The Twitter feed you reference is indeed a good one. Within that feed you have people speculating about Ripple, SWIFT, a combination of Ripple & SWIFT, IBM & Stellar and USC all referenced as possibilities. Am I hopeful for the future of XRP? 100%. Are a lot of banks and financial institutions dabbling in this space? 100%. Do any of us have any clue which one is going to roll out Ripple products and make use of XRP? Most certainly not. Its a guessing game at the moment. There are some very likely XRapid launch partners. Anyone outside of that bunch is a bonus for Round 1.
  9. Revolut is launching in Singapore soon so that should help as well!
  10. Great question! My Singapore accounts have hated most of the exchanges I’ve tried working with. Wire transfers got rejected more often than not with no official reason given but it was pretty clear why. More often than not I’ve resorted to using credit card top-ups via bitstamp. Far from ideal and the fees aren’t fun compared to wire transfer but fast, easy and doesn’t require me jumping through hoops with my local banks. I contacted Bitrue today and unfortunatey they said they have no immediate plans to support SGD deposits.
  11. Im sure Coil, Mojaloop, SBI, Arrington XRP Capital, the multiple exchanges who have selected XRP and others have an opinion on that Ripple is obviously a big player in the XRP ecosystem today but the ecosystem is expanding rapidly.
  12. We'll have to agree to disagree with respect to how Brad and the Ripple team are doing. Good thing the XRP ecosystem is bigger than Ripple huh? I hope your investments work out for you!
  13. #8 is far from irrelevant. It contributes to awareness around the project, displays what it is capable of .... and if absolutely nothing else ... its just a good human thing to engage in. As for #9, if you put political leanings aside, whats wrong with having an international well respected (more so than how he is respected domestically in the US at least) former President speak at the event? Mainstream media attention, credibility and influence. What in particular about these items offend you?