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  1. It's quite a challenge to monetize with Coil. One needs a huge reader list - or depend on conventional ad monetization. Of course I'd love Coil to succeed. They're currently experimenting with some different payout strategies. When you use Coil for a certain amount in a month the rate of Coil payout will decrease. This helps prevent abuse of the platform by people who idle on their own sites, but sometimes one can reach this threshold by normal usage. The rate will return to 100 millionths of a dollar per second when the subscription renews. As said, this model requires a lot of subscribed readers to see earnings, otherwise you're talking about monthly earnings in the very low dollars. Another option is to use the Coil.com platform for content creation. All content is monetized, whether you're a Coil subscriber or not. Currently experimenting with that.
  2. I already doubted your past posting history, but this takes the crown. I take the former governor of the Indian central bank 100 times over Clinton. Imagine what India could do with Ripple and XRP. Am tired myself of this kind of illusionary hyping, but at least this is a great keynote speaker, and Kamal Quadir is more ahead of the curve than many many in the West. Oh, and certainly of Clinton who didn't say a word about the topic during last year's Swell.
  3. This statement doesn't make any sense since Ripple completely depends on XRP sales. They'd be nowhere without massive XRP sales. So there's no point about talking about a separation of the two. Of course a token holder has no rights, but that's not the point. Okay, they collect xCurrent and other licensing fees, hopefully so, but all the expansion depends on XRP sales. So what is good for the XRP community is also good for Ripple themselves - or else they already make so much money thanks to this golden token goose that they just only care for their shareholders? Not likely.
  4. Well said OP. Agree that many ventures are not core responsibilities of Ripple, especially the philanthropist ones. They can do that once they settled, not as a startup. Money's much too loose in their pockets.
  5. Why don't you offer your credentials and factual rebuttals of the arguments made by the OP that make sense.
  6. So you're saying all is on track and that's the way it's planned all along and supposed to be.
  7. Get the discussion going that Ripple hears it loud and clearly. Comment on Ripple diehard loyalists Twitter posts, etc. Their golden donkey ******** money is neither sustainable nor beneficial to the building up of a strong and resilient ecosystem. Much funds are thrown around in irresponsible ways - I don't mind how much Bill Clinton cost last year and Ellens African animals and so forth, but money just sits too loosely in their pockets. They hype - then milk the market. Again and again. Plus they've become quite quiet, sensing the backlash? High time them moving ahead in more responsible ways. Can't hear the apologetic talk anymore, such as but they have no obligation, they can do what they want... no, they can't. They have serious obligations.
  8. Excellent stuff, excellent research, thanks much for this confidence booster!
  9. Yeah but no update since then and no replies by people in charge whom I try to contact.
  10. Some time ago Ripple announced the same with Delft TU - highly recognized tech university. Tried several times to have a conversation with the person in charge at the university. Ended nowhere. Not sure if it was a one-time publicity stunt to say hey we contribute to research. Nothing seems to have come to fruition from this donation...
  11. So still not a single escrow sale? All they report is using non-returned XRP for initiatives.
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