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  1. Over time, several references to the organic demand for XRP have been made in this forum. To be honest, it has always been difficult for me to understand what we actually mean by organic demand and what exactly is going to generate it. I mean, some digital assets like ETH or Siacoin have a clear purpose in the network to which they belong: ETH is the fuel to operate distributed applications, and Siacoin is the currency needed to pay for storage space. However, other digital assets such as BTC or XRP lack such a specific purpose in the network in which they operate that can generate an organic and sustainable demand over time, or at least that is how I see it. I know that XRP is supposed to act as a bridging currency, but my question is: leaving aside the purely speculative demand (people buying XRP simply because they think its price will rise in the future), what other reasons are there why people would want or need to buy XRP? If XRP were a globally accepted currency, then that might be an answer, but that is not the case... Is the value of XRP supposed to depend only on speculation? Is it not possible to give XRP another 'real' use? For example, could RCL act as a global validator for ILP (a source of truth) which services would be paid in XRP? Maybe this does not make any sense, but I'm just guessing... If its value is always going to depend only on speculation, then I understand that XRP demand will decline as the number of new buyers declines too. What do you think about all this? I look forward to hearing your vision on the matter.
  2. Are you sure that it is RTXP and not ILP? I would say that Ripple has barely made reference to RTXP since the turning to ILP, almost two years ago, so that's why I am surprised.
  3. https://dpntax5jbd3l.cloudfront.net/images/content/1/7/v2/173924/Morgan-Stanley-Blockchain-Unchained.pdf Notice: I assume the research document is genuine, but completely ignore if the download link is.
  4. http://www.thaipr.net/finance/790509 2-5 seconds or 20 minutes??? Then I understand that the transfers are made by two different methods. Do you have any other conclusion from that statement?
  5. Bienvenida al foro! Lo que puedo decirte es que, al menos para quien quiera comprar XRP desde España, lo más sencillo y directo es hacerlo a través de GateHub o Bitstamp. Con respecto a GateHub, pues cuenta con la ventaja de que, además de exchange, es también cartera, así que podrás almacenar en ella tus XRP de una forma razonablemente segura. Además, si ya estás registrada, entonces el siguiente paso sería hacer el depósito mediante transferencia bancaria para finalmente efectuar la compra. En el portal de Ripple tienes información sobre cómo comprar XRP en Gatehub: https://ripple.com/xrp/how-to-buy-xrp-on-gatehub/ También indicar que varios de los miembros de GateHub son participantes habituales en este foro y siempre han mostrado un alto nivel de compromiso con sus usuarios, así como con los demás participantes del foro en general. En cuanto a Bitstamp, es también otra opción recomendable, ya que se trata de un exchange totalmente regulado y con licencia para operar en la Unión Europea (desconozco las diferencias con GateHub e implicaciones legales exactas respecto a esto, pero en el portal de GateHub no se indica que dispongan de licencia tal y como sí lo hacen en Bitstamp). Una desventaja de Bitstamp con respecto a GateHub es que no ofrecen cartera, así que ten en cuenta que los XRP que compres y mantengas allí depositados no se encontrarán realmente bajo tu control. Si acaso, podrías crear una cartera mediante algún otro método para luego transferir a ella los fondos, pero por ahora no existen muchas opciones de cartera orientadas al usuario medio. Aclarar que yo considero que Bitstamp es una plataforma suficientemente segura y fiable, pero si la idea es comprar para guardar como inversión a largo plazo, entonces creo que es más conveniente depositarlos en una cartera propia. En este otro enlace también tienes información sobre cómo comprar XRP en Bitstamp: https://ripple.com/xrp/how-to-buy-xrp-on-bitstamp/ Espero que esto te sirva de ayuda, así como a la demás gente interesada. Un saludo!
  6. https://news.bitcoin.com/bitcoin-com-podcast-stefan-thomas-ripple-labs/
  7. One has to think that something is really changing when finally finds a youtuber who actually knows Ripple/XRP and argues on the basis of reason and not fundamentalism. I wouldn't dare to venture prices, but I subscribe everything else that he says, point by point. It's like if he had taken it out of my head. Whoever needs reasons to believe in Ripple/XRP, just listen to what thi guy says
  8. I have always wondered if quantum computing could become a threat to the safety of RCL in the near future. Could RCL easily scale to a quantum encryption model in that case?
  9. http://www.livebitcoinnews.com/cryptocurrency-market-maker-rialto-will-use-ripple-technology-xrp-asset/ https://www.rialto.ai/ https://www.rialto.ai/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/RIALTO.AI_Whitepaper.pdf
  10. I think it's not hard to identify the main sources of criticism towards ripple since some of us have been listening to them and trying to refute them over and over for years, so I don't know if it's really useful to think about it again. On the other hand, I have rarely seen concrete proposals from the community on how to deal with this criticism. I invite you to provide useful ideas on how XRP could cleanse its image and regain lost popularity. I can provide a first suggestion: Personally, I think Computing For Good was one of the projects that most propelled XRP into popularity, and I think that something similar to a second edition of CFG (perhaps this time tied to a smart contract) might be more positive in terms of popularity than many of the efforts made so far. What do you think? Any other ideas?
  11. https://www.etoro.com/posts/0__entry__47c5d054-49a9-4c11-ae00-ef0537ac5f32
  12. One single mention to Interledger and to not even explain that RCL is ILP-enabled. For me that's enough to show the author's knowledge/intentions.
  13. I have also found a video of the presentation, but it has no audio...
  14. According to these slides from AMIS México 2017 (http://www.amis.org.mx/amis/convenciones2017.html), Mastercard is exploring Ripple for cross-border payments and remittances: ➡️ http://www.amis.org.mx/amis/img/convenciones/2017/PDF/Plenarias/dia2/1_Antonio_Alejo_KPMG.pdf I don't remember hearing about Mastercard exploring Ripple before. Do you?
  15. https://ripple.com/files/ripple_product_overview.pdf On page 5, it says "Financial institutions have the option of running their own ILP validator and using that validator for all their transactions, or (in future product releases) relying on the network of ILP validators reaching consensus through a byzantine-fault-tolerant (BFT) consensus algorithm." This makes me wonder if they are talking about RCL and is why I've been thinking if this could be a real use case of RCL, a decentralized network of validators providing a source of truth for cryptographic validations for lots of different purposes. That would grant non-speculative value to XRP.