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  1. I'm glad the regulation ball is rolling, but do we like the direction it is going? https://www.fca.org.uk/publications/consultation-papers/cp19-22-restricting-sale-retail-clients-investment-products-reference-cryptoassets What does that mean for us, and the price, if regulations remove the average investor from being able to purchase these assets? Edit: Assuming I am understanding this correctly
  2. Another way to look at this topic. Assuming a circulating supply of 41billion XRP and a circulating supply of 17 million BTC (Dec 2018 values). A $1000 per XRP value is equivalent to a $2.3 million per BTC value. If any one thinks BTC could reach 2.3million per, there is a possibility XRP could make it to 1000
  3. I am curious why Brad does keep promoting BTC. Take for example the recent Fortune interview. Brad early on basically states the only use case for BTC was silk road. However, he then later goes on, as he often does in these interviews, to reaffirm that he's long on BTC and holds it. Now holding BTC in itself isn't unusual, I'm sure many of the members here have some quantity of BTC in addition to their XRP. What I find unusual is that he always brings it up. CEO public interviews, like politicians, always drive the conversation to strategic talking points. Clearly holding BTC is one of his talking points. The only thing that I can conclude is that this talking point is meant specifically for the SEC and is intended to further separate XRP the asset from Ripple the company by showing that the CEO is diversified and not just all in on XRP. Is there any other reason for him to keep promoting BTC like he does?
  4. Buy/sell walls are real, and you need a lot of coin/Fiat to build them. The market is definitely manipulated, but I'm not certain to what extent.
  5. Because it cheapens the integrity of the community. When people come out with unsubstantiated news or unrealistic price expectation (589, 1000, ect...), especially when their information originated from the cesspool that is the Twitter and YouTube communities, they should be called out. If you're going to bring that garbage here with out any legitimate evidence or intelligent argument as to why it is valid, I think a few sarcastic comments are perfectly fair.
  6. If that's truely the case then the only advice I have is to not allow yourself to fall victim to the social media hype. Many, actually I think it's safe to say most, Twitter/YouTubers/crypto sites write what they write to either drive up their traffic (aka, make money) or, due to little regulation, are part of larger effort to manipulate markets. Pay attention to announcements and moves from 1st class entities only, and due your due diligence to ensure those sources actually made those announcements or moves. Don't underestimate the power of human greed or you're likely to fall victim to it.
  7. Based on this post, and his recent MoneyGram post, I'm suspicious of McRipples intentions. Some group is trying to get these rumors to fly. McRipples "innocent" questioning of them seems like an attempt to give them some validation.
  8. What if we combined OP's suggestion with its original name, something like 'Zerp' + 'Ripple' : ' Zerpple'. Nah ignore that, that's a stupid name.
  9. That's the interesting thing about crypto, how do you determine it's market value. Sure utility will bring confidence which should raise the price initially, but then what, won't it still be speculative?
  10. That driver is John Romero, he pretty much invented the first person shooter gaming genre. He is a bit of a rock star in the industry. This is a software developer conference, it's not going to look wall street at all. As a developer myself, I recognize many of these speakers. They are big names in the industry.
  11. Correct me if I'm wrong, but with the ever increasing circulating supply, a 2017-like bull run will continue to grow harder to recreate.
  12. 1$ Do we ever reach it or not? Thoughts?
  13. I guess you are right. I apologize, I've spent too much time reading Reddit and Twitter. It's sometimes hard to differentiate the sarcasm from those being serious. I'll try not to be so quick to jump to conclusions in the future.
  14. No offense, but I'd really like to slap the next person who says this. I think some people give the "whales" to much credit. Yes, crypto is not tied to any real value so it is easier to manipulate than traditional stocks and commodities. Yes, groups will coordinate media campaigns and trigger buy frenzies. But I find it hard to believe that there is some secret whale society (outside possibly Ripple itself) that is controlling the over all long term market. And this "shake out weak hands" BS. I'm sure with about a year and a half of losses, the weak hands are gone.
  15. Wow, such a pessimist. If BTC made it to 20k, XRP could very easily achieve highs of .36 or even possibly .368
  16. Why would he use XRP to pay taxes if he he had any reason to believe they would be more valuable in the near future...
  17. Most of us are hoping XRP will decouple and grow on its own merits. Most of us also realize that could be years from now. Until that happens, we're riding the BTC roller coaster so we should probably keep an eye on where it's going.
  18. Crawl, walk, trip, drag, claim you're further along than you are, stand, limp, walk, run. Got it!
  19. Your definition of "long" appears to differ from mine
  20. Oh yeah, nothing bad ever came from mindlessly following others. Critical thinking is the tool of demons and fudsters. The bear probably does have a lot of information, likely works with many of the crypto/xrp "news" sites. Here is some nice Sunday evening reading for some of you https://tinyurl.com/y5sfkyl7
  21. If you own Ripple, you already are. If you own XRP, well, probably depends on your definition of rich. If you're like those kids posting on YouTube, Twitter, and Reddit, probably never.
  22. ... and the whales start chumming the waters again.
  23. What connections? Most have been over-the-top theories that just because one major institution is working with a ripple partner, their relationship has something to do with XRP. At best, these have turned out to be partnerships that involve the use of xCurrent, but most turn out to be unrelated as financial institutions are large and partner with all sorts of fintech companies for all sorts of varying solutions.
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