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  1. This is most welcome news by me, personally, but also hopefully a step toward decoupling and more liquidity, and maybe beginning of end of those topics about coinbase! https://cryptorecorder.com/2018/04/19/binance-to-add-usd-to-crypto-trading-pairs-soon-both-xvg-usd-and-xrp-usd-to-get-a-boost/ Edit: Sorry I think I jumped the gun on this. I'm looking for a source or something from Binance and don't see anything. I think this article is stretching the news from March 23rd Malta news and maybe using user comments as the source. One more site that is running with this news, but I'm still trying to find something definitive from Binance or legit source: https://stocksgazette.com/2018/04/19/verge-xvg-and-ripple-xrp-big-winners-as-binance-plans-to-add-usd-to-its-trading-pairs/
  2. It looks like below is the press release: https://www.presseportal.de/pm/80210/3915381 Below is website: https://www.bisonapp.de
  3. Good news, but I don't think residents of New York can use Uphold yet, so let me know how it is =) https://support.uphold.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000085363-Important-update-for-Uphold-members-in-the-state-of-New-York-
  4. wrongbenson

    Ripple Donates $29 Million in XRP to US Schools

    Also upon further reading, I read that Donors Choose will liquidate over 2 weeks once they receive, which is their policy... and maybe would be negative for XRP price. Also they said on the Donors Choose facebook livestream with Monica Long that the amount was not arbitrary - they actually funded EVERY SINGLE project on Donors Choose (I think Stephen Colbert also mentioned this).
  5. https://www.cryptoninjas.net/2018/03/29/lbx-adds-ripple-xrp-widening-array-for-crypto-assets/ “As we open our doors to UK crypto enthusiasts, we’re listening and acting on what the community wants, and that’s an array of good quality coin options to trade, all backed by a reliable, comprehensive and user-friendly service that they can trust.” - LBX Founder and CEO Benjamin Dives https://www.finextra.com/pressarticle/73274/lbx-adds-ripple-to-coin-array From Finextra article: "London Block Exchange (LBX) – the UK’s only dedicated multi-cryptocurrency exchange – has today added Ripple (XRP) to the coins it offers to its customers. This means that LBX is not only the sole operator in the market offering UK on-shore banking, but also the only exchange to offer Ripple-GBP pairing."
  6. Robinhood is pure speculation. Correct me if I'm wrong.
  7. wrongbenson

    How do you acquire XRP

    I buy with Bitcoin on Binance. Just funded an account on Abra so I'll try them out, but I'm not sure how much the spread they take will cost me; they say the spread is about 1% on each transaction.
  8. Yeah, I hope they do soon but I think it'll only be as soon as they get their index fund out and then their etf. interestingly there was a ruling a few hours ago where a district judge confirmed the CFTC affirmation that crypto are commodities. that is a first step toward regulation and investment vehicles such as ETFs oops meant to quotr Matin whatever
  9. i doubt that not adding new cryptos has to do with staffing. They are not adding anything until they get approval for an ETF which is the biggest move they can make and the biggest thing for cryptos right now; Coinbase wants to be first mover. That was my takeaway from the segment. they said nothing about decentralization as being a reason for not adding any assets (which would have been a direct and EASY jab at XRP). They were talking about the rubbish coins, SEC, ICOS in particular, regulatory certainty, as well as later agreeing that market manipulation was also a factor. Hirji also joked that he and Brad greeted each other before the interview and joked that they'd take a photo and upload to twitter - he didn't mention this to come off as a **** or to **** off XRP followers; he mentioned this to show that Coinbase and Ripple have a cordial relationship. Also, unrelated but why would Ripple have any control over who lists XRP? I feel like an entity behind a decentralized crypto should not be able to have that influence (other than by not helping exchange devs to integrate XRP or wallet etc., or paying any standard fees an exchange might normally request to list). The only other question I have is - why did Coinbase list BCH? That is the only thing that doesn't fit for me. In retrospect, the ETF move was obviously coming as you hear them talking about institutional investors and their demands in past interviews. The whole BCH debacle really set them back and is a dark cloud over them. Maybe it's because they didn't actually plan for this ETF thing seriously until nov or dec - besides it is public knowledge which companies have filed for an ETF application and Coinbase is not among them.
  10. wrongbenson

    Another Japanese Bank looking to go live!

    um what is the other bank you speak of?? the news is about the app which I already read about and in more detail
  11. I would temper expectations for Cryptobuzz, whoever they are... SBI though!
  12. wrongbenson

    Coinbase and Ripple

    I was thinking the same thing as OP; If you look at the news about Gregory Kidd (also an early investor in Coinbase and tweets about Coinbase periodically) investing 57m to get Uphold to add XRP, the actual news was really that only 20% of the 57m was allotted for adding more cryptocurrencies and not necessarily XRP: "Kidd, who has invested in Ripple too, indicated that he'd like to see the addition of XRP, Ripple's native cryptocurrency, added to the Uphold platform. Although, true to form, Thieriot downplayed this move a bit, stating that Uphold might add XRP, but that's a long ways from an official announcement." And then you have below, which sounds more like the Ripple network and services than it sounds like actual XRP: Adrian Steckel, CEO of Uphold, said in a statement that the company will use the funding to accelerate its product development, and add new assets and "connectivity" to financial institutions and "blockchain and Ripple-centric projects." A spokesperson for Uphold said the licensing revenue and development wing will receive 20 percent of the funding, which will be used to add more cryptocurrencies to increase the firm's connectivity to financial systems, as well as for use in Ripple-related projects.