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  1. I notice that that etoro are opening up trading in "Gram" and started in Tezos XTZ recently. Etoro are quite well informed in their choices. Has anyone heard of these cryptos and why they they have been picked out
  2. I know that Kitao has said he wants to make the Japan World Expo 2025 into a showcase for XRP
  3. It is impossible for anyone/country looking at cross border payments to ignore Ripple/XRPs contribution and vision of what future cross border payments will look like. Once you pencil in data rich, frictionless, instant, secure, costless, streamed cross border currency into your vision of the future your sight expands across a new landscape that is run on mobile phones, tokenised, no longer dependent on reserve currencies like the dollar, inclusive of backwater currencies of underdeveloped countries. Your mind races towards imagining what sorts of regulations will be needed for undreamed industries. Ripple is totemic of this new world order.
  4. In recent months I have noticed two new themes coming to the fore 1. Ripple are trying to integrate all the financial transactions on to one system with a on common protocols and common APIs - (perhaps their work is modelled on Cisco in the early 1990s ?) 2. Ramping up of ODL is being managed on a number of levels - as has been confirmed by Moneygram and Brad - getting the exchanges available, linking them and then gently allowing them to become used on scale. About two years ago they started a policy of not over indulging the market with speculative news. As time has gone by they have become more and more restrained about how they comment on or announce new partnerships. Brad has shown himself to be a good manager of growth and integration even if some people find his style a little bland. I remain more and more confident that XRP will explode one day, but everyone has their own best guesses about when and how high XRP will go. Some even believe XRP might be overtaken for being too slow off the mark, I cannot comprehend another company getting level with Ripple/XRP within the next 5 - 7 years.
  5. I have not watched that before - starts talking about ODL at 10.00
  6. I could not disagree more - prices do lie in these sorts of unregulated markets sponsored by many investors tied together in group think. Obvious investments are often overlooked by markets. To my way of thinking an investment in XRP is in a completely different category from BTC. LTC and ETH. That said I like your approach to investment and wish you well, and I follow your analysis with keen interest.
  7. Thank you, this is very interesting analysis @Molten. For me, without TA knowledge hoping for the next bull run, the charts looked so gloomy, so I hope your optimistic prediction is correct.
  8. thanks for the clarification...still it is odd that the four corridors are MX/Brazil/UK/Spain (surely Spain is all Euro Countries?)
  9. Yes that is why I was putting out the question. Yes they are all converged on Ripplenet, but they can just use the XCurrent aspect if they wish. Is Xcurrent blockchain? Does Xcurrent provide certainty of charges? Interesting use of the word corridors (that usually used for ODL not messaging) and then naming the corridors as Mex, Brazil, UK and Spain. Spain and UK are homebases, Brazil and Mex are places where ODL is happening now.
  10. Sorry, I see the risk in investing in Ltc, Btc or Eth. I do not see the risk in investing (long) in XRP. Its technology and its positioning in the market are simply too far ahead of the opposition for it to fail at all levels. I understand that it might be that gaming finds better partners, or Mojaloop might fail, or banks might not adopt XRapid, but Ripplenet is here now and getting itself embedded in fintech culture. Nothing will marginalise its presence. About $10. This would be a figure that is inevitable at the beginning of adoption. We are in embryonic mode, as Brad said mile two in the marathon, at a stage where our identity is still perhaps mingled with the crowd of other runners. If people are foolish enough to invest in crypto that is high risk and less advanced that is their foolishness. Foolishness and fools are nothing new, they are always with us and around us, that is the type of world we humans made and live in.
  11. XRP is falling even faster - the doomsters will be back on XRP chat licking their lips and telling us XRP is forever a failure
  12. Well that gives us some mental targets - 100 times present vol, sounds a lot: We really have only one corridor working well and that is the Mex/US/Mex. Vol is doubling every month or less, so it should reach perhaps ten within 6 months. 4- 6 more corridors should be opening on very low vols in the next 3 months and will be perhaps on ten this time next year? By then there should be more corridors coming in that will perhaps be bring us to the sort of total you are supposing in 18 months? It is possible that the experience from the Mex/US corridor will give the manager experience about how to ramp up corridors faster, and the network effect could also come into play.
  13. We just have to wait and watch. It seems to me that XRP is not out of its accumulation phase. In accumulation it is best to be able to buy at low price and to take our time to bottom out properly, this gives us the opportunity to invest and lay foundations to harvest when we come through. The fact that good news about the rapid advancement of the XRP ecosystem and rolling out of ODL does not move the needle tells us there are plenty of sellers willing to absorb the money from incoming buyers, these people sell because they already are in profit having bought in the previous bull market. At some point we will bottom and the bull market will take charge. In a bull; market the news will have direct impact on price.
  14. This is very useful tool. Yes please do this!
  15. You are absolutely right in your description of the sort of initiation problems. They are not unusual; when you invent a telephone you have to also build a customer base so that the first people who buy the telephones have other customers to talk to. At some point a critical mass is reached and others join because all their friends have already joined. I am sure Ripples' strategy of starting banks off on XCurrent and offering them the opportunity of using XRapid on a limited scale at first is the right way to develop the customer base which later will become the critical mass that will make everyone need to be on the network. Watching ODL is, as you say, going to give us a birds eye view of the process as it unfolds. H_M_X is following both sides of the transactions and Jannaonetrick is keeping a close eye and running commentary on ODL on Twitter https://twitter.com/Janna_One_Trick
  16. Watching Swell and the Japanese meet up I was struck that the growth and development of Digi currencies and the IoV is now a good story for the media to tell to ordinary people. Why aren't the MSM at Swell? When will that sort of publicity arrive? Perhaps still years away! The analogy with the digitalisation of Telecoms is a very persuasive and obvious way to explain what is happening in this space we are all watching.
  17. I think you may be missing the point because your question is wrongly phrased. The question should be why is the news not moving the needle of price? The answer might be that people are ignoring the news and not buying XRP, or alternatively it might be that the new buyers are finding so many sellers that the price does not move. Of the two I think it is the latter. I think there are a lot of new buyers coming in to buy XRP long, but their money is being absorbed by sellers who have bought their XRP Pre 2017 and are taking profits to move into other investments that are giving more immediate returns. Another way of putting it would be to say XRP is still in an accumulation phase whilst the other Crypto are further forward in the cycle. The reason XRP is taking longer to join the other crypto is that it went up 33,000% in one year and there are more sellers to eat through before XRP has fully exhausted the supply of willing sellers. I also think the longer accumulation and lower the bottoming out price, the higher the upswing. We shall see. My opinion: The news is bringing new buyers into the market and priming the market, it is just that you cannot see the effect of the news in the price of XRP....yet.
  18. I think you are spot on above. I think XRP has an unlucky heritage of people who got rich not even knowing what or why they got rich on XRP. These people have no loyalty and are looking for the next get rich quick crypto and they do not think XRP is it. I will go on holding XRP even after it goes up.
  19. I think you are right to suppose that XRP might (big uncertainty) go on dropping before it bottoms and the accumulation phase is exhausted, but wrong to suppose that ODL growth will not be exponential and have a massive impact on price when it kicks in. The questions that are not properly answered in the charts is - has XRP accumulation phase ended, has XRP really bottomed, when will the value start to rise? Given the growth of the XRP eco-system during 2019 I simply cannot see the partnership of Ripple/XRP/Xpring/SBI failing to gain substantial traction in 2020-25. I would like Tiny to be right in his guess that it will happen sooner rather than later.
  20. We are thinking absolutely the same, which is why I never sell and go on buying. As Tiny says below we are at the end of the beginning and utility is ramping up very, very fast. I think this HMX graphic is the best for showing how fast utility is accelerating on the Mex/US corridor - blue ... (Philippines is orange) Caution: This graph may overstate the acceleration because it is driven by management control of what is fed into ODL rather than demand on the corridor, but it might also understate how rapidly XRP will take off because there is a network accelerator effect when corridors begin to mutually feed off one another.... I am one of the ones who thinks XRP will go into the tens (perhaps hundreds) of dollars a token when it gets proper media attention and utility, but we might have to go through a lot of bumps in the road whilst we accumulate
  21. I am really energised by Swell this year. The development of the XRP ecosystem screams BUY to any thoughtful investor looking at the progress of XRP/Ripple relative to other crypto, yet XRP remains the weakest currency in the pack. Why? This is my explanation. If you look at the history of XRP price you will see: Mar 17 .01 May17 .36 Dec 17 .23 Jan 18 3.3 Now .28 What is striking to me is the lack of a proper correction between May17 and Dec 17. The price went up x36 and then only lost a third of this huge gain before the second giant huge leap to 3.3. My theory is that the weak hands who bought between Mar 17 and May 17 were never properly shaken out, and they have endless supply to sell into the market at .28. The lack of a proper correction before Dec 17 has forced XRP into a very long accumulation phase which we are still in. I can easily imagine that there are still sellers who will drop the poorly performing XRP for .25 or less in order to buy the near useless coins without a long term future (that perform well on the charts, think LTC). I will sit it out and just go on accumulating, even if XRP continues to drop. As I said in the opening to this comment I am energised by Swell and the XRP ecosystem screams BUY (Long). (not financial advice!).
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