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  1. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/30/us/donors-choose-donation-ripple.html There may already have been several mentions of this story in Press, but here's a new article detailing the story behind the $29 million donation. And it's in the New York Times no less! My way of dealing with this bear market is to remind myself that even if, by remote chance, the worst of the doom and gloom predictions come to pass, I'll still be absolutely proud to have supported this company.
  2. Now, now...from an evolutionary perspective there are no disorders. Just chance differences which can be beneficial or maladaptive depending on the context. As long as you've found a niche where you can make good use of your traits, we as a society are glad to have you on board
  3. It may be your 100th blog, but it reads as if you've put in those 10,000 hours said to be needed for mastery in a craft. Congratulations on reaching such a big milestone, and thank you once again for putting these out there
  4. "SWIFT relies on outdated technologies that cause values to transfer slower than the Encyclopedia Britannica across the web using a 14.4k modem." Sighhh...I remember mentoring a high school student a few years ago who didn't know what dial-up internet was. I think I blew his mind again a few months later when I explained what the little floppy disk "Save" icon was supposed to represent.
  5. Heh, for a second there I thought you said blue triskelion The chlorophyll will mask any blue, but if you put the root of the clover in water with blue food coloring the flower will be blue
  6. Hey everyone, In honor of St. Patrick's day, I wanted to share a little side project I've been pondering for a while: Zerpify your own clover! By using a conversion such as (A = 00, T = 01, C = 10, G = 11) you can convert your secret key from an alphanumeric string to binary to DNA. You can then take this DNA sequence to the nearest university and with a sufficient degree of bribery (or asking nicely) convince someone to clone it into an Agrobacterium vector and incubate a clover flower or cutting in the bacterial solution. The result? Integration of your secret key somewhere in
  7. Of course we didn't move the T1000 back in time, don't be ridiculous. We simply found the nearest supermassive black hole collision and pulled it from the next parallel universe over. Of course, this also means it would be useless to ask this T1000 about the future, since it won't even know your past in this universe. ...oh, and nevermind what we were doing violating the non-abduction treaty between Universe 1 and Universe A
  8. Lambo? Some of us are time-traveling archaeologists from the future. By the time I have in mind, 500 XRP will fetch you a nice little moon in the Beta Quadrant.
  9. Thanks for putting this all into context. I knew there were greater things yet to come (pardon the Chris Tomlin pun), but I honestly had no idea of the sheer magnitude of these money markets. Honestly "tip of the iceberg" doesn't even seem like an appropriate analogy...it was more like seeing one of those diagrams showing how tiny the Earth is compared to the sun. "Too low they build, who build beneath the stars." -Edward Young
  10. Link between Ripple and non-bovine milk industry confirmed. Also evolutionary fun fact of the day: mammary glands are actually modified sweat glands. For those of you who were just about to eat breakfast, you're welcome.
  11. I used them up until about a month ago. Was able to withdraw XMR once back in October, but they haven't let me withdraw anything since then so I finally decided to stop donating hashrate. What's your story?
  12. It's possible to create custom tokens using interfaces such as The World Exchange (https://www.theworldexchange.net/). You click the drop-down menu that says "Buy" and choose the "Issue" option. Assign a 3-character name and arbitrary price (this will not deduct any XRP from your wallet). The tokens do not show up in your own wallet, but will appear once sent to another wallet. Bear in mind this will lock up 5 XRP, in addition to the 20 XRP reserved all wallets have. Currently, the feature has limited utility because Codius is still under development (so you cannot program the tokens to d
  13. "Even if you’re not into tipping, just be aware that a ‘thank you’ can mean the world to individuals on social media that are expending their own energy to help defend Ripple or XRP" Thank you for expending your own energy and time to defend Ripple and XRP. It most certainly does not go unnoticed
  14. You know, I'd actually been dreading the possibility of such an announcement and what it might do to our prospects for adoption. But you're right, as long as the technology is as good as we think it is and other institutions are confirming the results, a single partner dropping out wouldn't scare off the major players in the long term. These types of level-headed perspectives are what I really love about this community, thanks for helping dispel another one of those nagging points at the back of my mind.
  15. I've always found a bit of a silver lining in the fact that there's such virulent anti-Ripple hatred from so many angles. If there were any confirmed flaws with the system or the business (as opposed to possibilities of "banks might not use XRP" or "regulations might harm us") you can be sure they would spread that news in force. As a couple of relatively recent examples, IOTA was slammed when it became apparent that their "tangle" technology was unstable, and TRON went down after it became clear there was no Microsoft partnership. So yes, thank you FUDsters for making my contrarian due
  16. @OzAlphaWolf Hope you haven't forgotten about this thread over last week's roller coaster! Here's my list, please double-check for yourself: Feb 7: LianLian International joins RippleNet https://ripple.com/insights/lianlian-pay-joins-ripplenet-provide-faster-payments-china/ Feb 9: AsiaMTM Group accepts XRP as payment http://www.asiamtm.com/we-now-accept-crypto-currency-xrp-as-payment-for-our-products/ Feb 10: Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) adopts xCurrent, AND creates pilot program for Saudi banks http://www.maaal.com/archives/20180210/103099 Feb 11: UAE Exchang
  17. @1todd960 provided a nice link to a Hodor blog on the topic. Feel free to also browse the linked discussion!
  18. So everyone is on the same page, Brad has been referring to XRP as a digital asset, not a cryptocurrency: It's a bit like calling your secret key/public address pair a wallet, or your miniaturized supercomputer a phone. Just makes things a little more palatable for the general public.
  19. When I was new to crypto, I remember being a bit wary of Ripple because I believed a lot of the FUD being put out there. Then I came over here and saw each of the arguments being dismantled and disproven with cold, hard evidence. For me, all the FUDsters have actually been my greatest source of contrarian confidence in Ripple. Here you have all these people who legitimately despise XRP and want to see it fail. If there were a legitimate weakness in XRP or in Ripple's strategy that we couldn't address, you can be sure they would be shilling the hell out of it. The fact that I have yet to s
  20. The situation you are describing is essentially the "Double-Spending" problem, which is the key issue that any blockchain technology must address before it is viable. Bitcoin and Ether do this through Proof-of-Work, which is what most people call "mining". Ripple solves this through its "Consensus" algorithm. David Schwartz gave an excellent explanation for this process here: Don't be scared by the length; the second half is all Q&A. The issue you raise is important, because any blockchain which allows double-spending to happen will collapse (cough Stellar cough). Fort
  21. Ahh yes, the infamous Custard crash of 2020 that brought XRP price back down to $100. Who would have thought that the futures market on frozen fish fingers (fish sticks in USA) would have such a disproportionate effect on the crypto market? Fortunately that was the last time the price ever dropped below triple-digit dollar values. Source: I'm an archaeologist from the future.
  22. I can't take the good news anymore! Soon it won't just be the price of XRP that drops in response, but the whole market!
  23. You can't send XRP to an ETH address. Ether wallets simply can't hold XRP (it's not an ERC20 token), and ripple wallets can't hold Ether. As a quick way to tell which is which, all ether wallet addresses begin with "0x" while all ripple wallet addresses begin with "r" If I were you, I'd find the secret key for your current Rippex wallet (Instructions here: https://rippex.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003710331-How-to-manage-secret-keys) It should be a 29-character string beginning with "s". Download Toast wallet or create an account on Gatehub, and copy the secret key over there. You w
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