I tried to post this on /r/Ripple but they don't want to approve it for some reason. This is not FOMO hype or FUD. Just real facts and articles that I think are worth looking into.
Yesterday morning I got caught up in the UK parliament website (I live in the US). I found a document that was just published yesterday.
The document from the House of Commons Treasury Committee is about Crypto-assets. If you search "Ripple" You will see that out man Ryan Zagone presented on blockchain applications. This article leads to the full transcript of Ryan Zagone's accounts on the topic, here: http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/treasury-committee/digital-currencies/oral/82323.html
At the bottom there are different follow-up documents in which Ripple submitted some written evidence http://data.parliament.uk/WrittenEvidence/CommitteeEvidence.svc/EvidenceDocument/Treasury/Digital%20currencies/written/86077.html
Here is where things get really interesting...
The main publication also has a link to https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/treasury-committee/inquiries1/parliament-2017/digital-currencies-17-19/publications/
On this page there is a link to Bank of England Written Evidence: https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/treasury/Written_Evidence/govenor-boe-digital-currencies-160718.pdf
This letter talks about how they have piloted many different blockchain products, including, Ripple products. This letter references Bank of Canada (https://dailyhodl.com/2018/09/10/royal-bank-of-canada-says-ripple-and-xrp-can-save-financial-institutions-46-per-payment/) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore which there has been news. A notable quote would be:
"Are working currently with the Bank of Canada and Monetary Authority of Singapore, and a number of private sector firms, to explore ways to facilitate cross-border payments, including via systems using DLT. "
The letter continues to talk about the "Crypto-asset Taskforce" and how they are going to report on their findings September 2018.
This lead me to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cryptoassets-taskforce which states "The Taskforce will publish a report in Q3 2018."