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  1. Thanks, Hodor. Here's a typo: "If you're like me, not only did you do the math for my conservatively-small example, but you understand that this is a repetitive charge each month and could include multiple ISPs. This idea is nothing sort of genius." No Zerp needed. Keep up the great work.
  2. It already erupted last week. Even though 14 western states no longer exist, I'd say it's a good sign that those of you in New York didn't even notice. And it's good news, as far as the SEC is concerned. Ripple was completely obliterated, but the XRP Ledger remains unscathed.
  3. I like it! I have no idea who would develop it first; but I predict it will be Cooliozxrp, based purely on his personal motivation to see XRP succeed.
  4. Thank you, especially for giving me green accolades. Nobody has ever done that before, and I feel so undeserving. Maja is very pretty, but I must apologize for further diminishing your hopium with the news that pseudonyms were used to protect the identities of real people. All of that aside, I'm actually using XRP for bonus/gift purposes exclusively for my European employees. They love it, and they get to choose whether they immediately cash out of some or all of it or hold it for a potential, future increase in value. Of course, they also use it to settle debts or extend favors among their fellow employees. Some people repeatedly say that nobody uses XRP. They don't know what they are talking about.
  5. Agreed. It's certainly fast enough for me. I'm hoping some of the naysayers will either propose something better or begin to recognize XRP as the hero it is.
  6. Hi, Everyone! Just for fun, let's have a hypothetical race to see who can provide the fastest/cheapest transfer of value, according to these requirements: 1) The money must begin as USD in fiat form, held in a dollar-denominated account at a financial institution based in the USA. 2) The race ends when the ultimate recipient purchases a snack from a vending machine located anywhere in Europe, using a 1-euro coin. This recipient is penniless, and may not beg, borrow, or steal a euro coin from anyone else. They must first receive the equivalent value that originated in the USA and then convert/exchange/trade it for a euro coin. 3) No party(ies) to the transfer may loan or advance any kind of money or collateral to accelerate the process. The value must flow sequentially from the originator to the individual buying the snack, no matter which parties may come between them. I'll go first, and then we can discuss/debate ways to reduce the amount of time without cheating. Here's my setup, using XRP as my bridge currency: I call one of my employees, named Maja (pronounced MY-uh), and explain the rules. There is a vending machine conveniently located in the lobby of our office building in Ohrid, Macedonia (pronounced OAK-rid). Because we are in a competition based firstly on speed, and secondly on cost, we discuss some shortcuts we might take without violating the rules above. One key shortcut on my end, for example, is that I am already going to have a market order ready to execute to purchase 4 XRP with USD, knowing that Maja will end up with more than one euro's worth of XRP, even after all commissions and fees.* I also have Maja's Bitstamp account address and destination tag pre-filled and ready, before we start the clock. Maja ponders the circumstances and decides that her legal shortcuts will include having her laptop present near the vending machine, and already logged into her Bitstamp account. She will also have a co-worker, named Alex, there with her, since he has a way to receive her XRP prior to handing her the coin in his pocket. I click Buy to immediately execute a market order for 4 XRP from the Coinbase Prime corporate account, as Maja simultaneously starts the timer. I then click withdraw to execute the transfer to Bitstamp. In the meantime, Maja hangs up her phone and refreshes her laptop screen a few times until she sees the deposit has arrived. She then promptly transfers the full amount to Alex. He confirms he has received it shortly thereafter, and he hands the coin to Maja. She purchases a bag of pretzels and stops the timer. The elapsed time was, let's say, 87 seconds. The primary cost was a small commission for the taker fee from Coinbase. We had completed a micropayment, with no counterparty risk, in under a minute and a half, at very low cost. Now, what would you do to improve on either the speed or the cost, while meeting all of the requirements laid out above? I'm tagging @EcneitapLatnem@ADingoAteMyXRP@jag216@retep@Xill@Ripple-Stiltskin@dr_ed@itcdominic@zerocool@Trentsteel and @invest2lose from a somewhat-heated debate on another thread, just to launch the discussion here. Being tagged does not imply guilt or shame. I've simply listed you in the chronological order of your posts on the previous thread. The goal here is not to fight, necessarily. The goal is to discuss ways to improve upon XRP's speed/cost/utility or replace it with another asset/medium that performs this function more quickly, efficiently, and reliably. * The current XRP price is north of .28 euros.
  7. I'm going to tag several of you from this thread and post a hypothetical competition under the Competition and Giveaways section of the forum. I'll need a little bit of time to get to it, but I'll (hopefully) see several of you there.
  8. I use XRP, along with several dozen employees living in various European countries.
  9. The title is misleading, but I'm not trying to nitpick. I would love to have my business qualify for funding through Ripple's Xpring initiative.
  10. It's a paid advertisement. Congress isn't even the primary audience. And I'm confident there are letters and phone calls going directly to specific Reps and Senators, in addition to the advertising campaign.
  11. What is an XRP? It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a secret key.
  12. Ripple deliberately leaked the BofA patent application. And Brad did his fake laugh, when the interviewer broached the subject. Just like when they waste money on charity or add new (needless) offices and overhead all over the globe, Ripple needs to keep up the appearance of an expanding network so that the company and its principals can continue to sell their XRP for 30-40¢. I'm just trying to help the doubters continue to see negative developments and motives, exclusively. There's always a cloud to accompany the annoying silver lining, if one is willing to look hard enough for it. Note to Self & @Ripple-Stiltskin: Certain jokes and attempts at sarcasm should be avoided on XRP Chat, until XRP > $1.
  13. Shhhh. You need to be more discreet. The forum Marxists don't like the idea of Hodor being compensated in any way for his hard work, unless he is willing to share it with them for doing nothing but complaining.
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