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    The Next Bull Run: A Projection

    I was REALLY excited to drop this market cycle link and look like a genius, but of course @Ripple-Stiltskin beat me to it . Anyway, I believe that in the short term, the price of XRP will be driven by the interplay of two things - the movement of the greater crypto market (aka BTC), and the continued growth in real-world XRP utility. The truth of the matter is that as real and awesome as the usage of XRP is, it's not going to be enough to overcome the influence of BTC for quite some time. The decoupling is a ways off still. Therefore, I expect that a bull run mirroring BTC will happen in the next 1.5 years, and based on the historical patterns detailed in the link above, I believe the price of XRP may top out around $14 USD or so before falling roughly 85% to $2 or so. If and when that happens, the real question will be whether or not I believe my own analysis enough to sell. I didn't in January...
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    Avocado Tree Time Machine

    @Flintstone Thank you. That was embarrassingly easy...
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    Concerns about Coil data collection

    No, we have not. Personally, I appreciated the first formal response from Coil in this thread since it acknowledged the privacy concerns, but the lack of a follow-up has me back to square one - meaning I won't be using Coil until I hear otherwise. Bottom line, it doesn't matter how complicated or difficult it is to offer a truly transparent, privacy-minded subscription model to users - it's the future of web monetization. If Coil can't make that happen, someone else will, somewhere down the line. Till then, the battle between ad-blockers and ever more invasive advertising tactics will continue.
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    Avocado Tree Time Machine

    Also, apparently I have no idea how to properly tag someone's username in a post. Oh well.
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    Avocado Tree Time Machine

    Mr. @XRPto50dollars, may I ask why you always feature Grant in your avatar? I've always been curious...
  6. Throwing my hat in the ring (all in USD): Q1: .45 Q2: .75 Q3: 1.10 Q4: 1.35 My guesses are based on the fact that there will be HUGE selling pressure if an irrational bull run hits again, quickly negating any stratospheric prices. Therefore, I believe any increase in value will be based on actual, fundamental use in the ecosystem, and I don't think that goes parabolic until at least 2020. Would be nice to be wrong, though...
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    Ripple Riddler

    Thank you. Normally I'd just say don't feed the trolls, but people out there are putting real money into XRP based solely on this idiot's fake recommendations. It's irresponsible AT BEST. This guy is the worst...
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    Charts - How To's

    I'm glad you bring up these points - I wish more people (including me) kept them in mind. People have such a stubborn tendency to extrapolate current trends indefinitely, when that type of logic doesn't make sense in the real world. To use a similar metaphor to one that's been going around lately, if SWIFT is the horse and carriage, and XRP is the Ferrari, then what's going to be the jet? And when will that arrive? Certainly before XRP is ever worth $5k, in my opinion.
  9. Alright folks, just looking to have a little fun here in these sideways days. We're getting close enough to the end of the year that you can actually throw a dart at the board and make a guess about where XRP will end up. This should go without saying, but since this is the internet and everyone gets marginally dumber here, I'll have to state it anyway - OBVIOUSLY this is an impossible task and means nothing and everyone has their own opinion. So what I'm saying is...if you don't like the exercise then kindly kick rocks and let the rest of us have fun. All that said, I'm going with $0.34. I hope I'm very, very wrong. Either way, it's going to be fun to look at this on January 1st.
  10. Careful. You're taking annual totals for all payments and then using the total circulating supply of XRP to arrive at your price. But what you're saying, in effect, is that each XRP can only be used once each year to facilitate a transaction, and obviously that's not the case. I want you to be right as much as anybody, but this is a huge calculation error.
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    Mercury FX Announcement Page

    Again, fantastic. The last few days (since the official announcement of xRapid) have been a coming out party for the technology in the wider mainstream. There's no more if/when/how - it's here! Obviously this isn't reflected in the price yet, but who cares? If XRP is going to be worth what we all want it to be worth someday, this is exactly what the road to that destination looks like. I love it.
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    Avocado Tree Time Machine

    The front yard has a nice bur oak that I planted in early '17. That one, however, would grow so slowly that it would be depressing to post annual updates. Hopefully the faster-growing planetree is a better metaphor for XRP over the next few years!
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    Avocado Tree Time Machine

    I love the idea of having a real-life stand-in as a metaphor for the time and patience we're all investing here. So, thanks for the idea! I'm not an avocado person and I don't really live in the climate for that anyway, so instead I'm sharing the progress of a London Planetree I planted on April 21st, 2018. I'll do annual updates to show the growth. I'm hoping it grows quickly! Cheers! (ETA that it's ~8ft tall in this photo)
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    Singaporean Competition?

    Great points. I would also point out the importance of the ILP, which in my opinion is actually the most fundamentally important contribution Ripple is bringing to the table. With ILP, ANY currency (or digital form of value for that matter) can be traded. The key is that the bridge currency linking whatever is being traded needs to be fast, cheap, and liquid. Good thing Ripple is setting XRP up nicely to serve just this purpose. So, on top of all the challenges you mention, any competitor needs to offer a better bridge asset than XRP to be competitive on the ILP. That, or create a new protocol and convince everyone to use that (and have a corresponding bridge asset optimized for that protocol)...