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    stdyrm reacted to Hodor in Utility Must - and Will - Lead The Way   
    Link to Blog: https://xrpcommunity.blog/utility-must-and-will-lead-the-way/
    Is the cryptomarket showing a preference for utility? I provide my take on it - and on all the latest XRP news - in today's blog!

    𝐑𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: At TechCrunch Shenzhen, Emi Yoshikawa emphasizes Ripple's leadership in engaging with regulators; BBVA and Santander, both Ripple customers, join the International Association for Blockchain Applications; and Navin Gupta compares Ripple technology to WhatsApp at the BlockOn conference in Bahrain.
    𝐗𝐑𝐏 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: @sleone_76 (Twitter avatar) offers customized XRP Tip Bot paper gift wallets; WietseWind's XRParrot application posts impressive numbers fresh out of the gate; a Thai exchange - Bitkub - supports XRP; a new, UK-based P2P crypto platform decides to support XRP; @stedas (Twitter avatar) decides to make his graphics available to the general public;  and an XRP Community member creates a method for determining baseline XRP liquidity - and has some positive conclusions based on his model. 
    I hope you enjoy the read: Please feel free to share my blog with a friend - or on any other platform you wish - and thank you for doing so! 
    My blog announcement Links on other platforms:
    Twitter Reddit r/Ripple Reddit r/CryptoCurrency Reddit r/CryptoMarkets Reddit r/xrp Reddit r/RippleTalk Reddit r/alternativecoin Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread  
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    stdyrm reacted to panmores in Japan-Thailand RippleNet / Interledger in Action   
    Some exciting developments between Japan and Thailand with RippleNet / Interledger.
    Japan and Thailand are pushing Ripple:
    https://cryptoking.org/ripplenet-interledger-getting-traction-in-asia/
    Most consumers will not know that Ripple is making their life easier. Hopefully in a few years Ripple becomes that household name everyone knows...

     
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    stdyrm reacted to tar in Senate hearing: Roubini reg. crypto and blockchain   
    Define "currency" first.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_data
    The libertarian dream is utter nonsense.
    Imho, most of the points are correct and for Bitcoin it becomes more and more obvious that they try to copy the traditional banking system as they do not progress with their liberal approach:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/9niuo8/forbes_destroys_blockstreams_liquid_and_exposes/ https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/9nqtkj/adam_back_is_trying_to_create_a_closed_loop/ The XRP Ledger has more in common with a distributed data base with permissioned authorities (validators) than with a permissionless cryptographic blockchain. The overlap is the approach of a high decentralisation of the validators but this does not mean it is a trustless blockchain system.
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    stdyrm reacted to Julian_Williams in Senate hearing: Roubini reg. crypto and blockchain   
    Never heard of this guy before but it is obvious from one reading of this text that he is a really clever communicator and really dangerous. 
    He is very famous and respected
    He has an agenda and succinctly mixes his message with the the truth, lies and scandals
    He knows which buttons to push and works with his audience's emotions
    I am not an expert; which of his bullet points are true or part true and which are outright lies?  Interesting topics for debate?
    Perhaps people can help me work out which are half truths, which are lies and which are truths?
     
    Personally, I am 100% XRP because I do not trust Bitcoin or the other Alt coins.  Look at Jed and what he has been up to, yet he is working with IBM and highly respected by big sections of the crypto community.  I do not want to get burnt by these guys.
    I think the structural development of Ripple/XRP is now so far advanced and useful to Fintech that it is now unstoppable, but there has been a race to set it up against a backdrop of Bitcoin corruption.  This long bear market has happened because millions of small investors got burnt last Jan and came out of the market feeling they had had their money stolen by whales and exchanges controlled by whales.
    What I like about Ripple is that they are being practical and working inside regulatory frameworks. 
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    stdyrm got a reaction from WillGetThere in *PSA* Tether is putting these XRP exchanges at risk: Bitfinex, Bittrex, Kraken & others.   
    I'm thinking Ripple did their homework while aligning with Bittrex. All the exchanges do use Tether because it's standard to do so. I think this is why Bittrex added stablecoin TrueUSD, which is regularly audited and should actually be backed by USD, unlike Tether. 
    Bitfinex and Kraken are in trouble because they've been accused of market manipulation using Tether. 
    By the way, here's today's snapshot from CryptoCompare of XRP and BTC trading volume by currency. USDT is about 55% of BTC's volume ?. I'm thinking XRP is relatively healthy, look at all the fiat pairings:
    XRP volume:
     
     
    BTC volume:

     
    EDIT:
    I don't use Bittrex or tether, but after reading a little more, saw they have a USDT-TUSD (tether to TrueUSD) pairing, so I'm thinking they want everyone to transition to TUSD as it's safer. Just speculation on my part, and not financial advice, but if you have USDT I would consider swapping it out for TUSD. But anyway, do your own research and let us know what you find!
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    stdyrm reacted to LuoJi in Swell attendee tweeting about a Amazon / XRP rumour buzzing around   
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-25/india-and-mexico-get-an-early-taste-of-the-bank-of-amazon
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    stdyrm reacted to n2it in Interesting debate on Twitter involving David Schwartz, Tom Channik, Ari Paul, Rob Lee   
    One thing I think Ari was overestimating was the amount of open source code available for a bankcoin to leverage. Sure rippled and its ledger are open source and would provide a base to build upon. But Ripple has built proprietary software (xCurrent, xVia, xRapid) already to do the hard parts of messaging, price discovery, atomic transactions, etc. They're using XRP to maximize cost savings.
    Walled gardens of multiple types of bankcoins just moves the fiat in nostro/vostro accounts into a nostro/vostro accounts of bankcoins. If the banks want a single digital asset, they can build an alternative to XRP and try to compete with Ripple. Too bad they'd be five years behind and retraining their COBOL programmers on distributed, but secure, network cryptographic blockchain solutions. And then sharing implementations with their competitors.
    Pretty sure about who'd win that competition.
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    stdyrm reacted to Konan45 in Uphold to make big announcement on Oct 9th   
    I love announcements about announcements!
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    stdyrm reacted to AlibabaGrp in If Ethereum was manipulated to defend #2 what will happen in the fight for #1   
    No but Tether will moon soon, I see 7 dollars by end of the year
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    stdyrm reacted to Rutski in What about other xrapid partnerships   
    Actually you can. My friends uncles brother in law’s sister son did that. Sounds crazy but who what of thought?1!
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    stdyrm got a reaction from Plato in Submit your comment to the Federal Reserve!   
    Thanks for posting this, and thanks everyone for contacting them. Many XRP supporters dismiss this and say the decision's already made, but we need to do everything in our power to make sure this happens. Instead of sitting on our couches waiting for the moon, haha.
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    stdyrm reacted to Dario_o in Federal Reserve Board : facilitate real-time interbank settlement of faster payments.. xRapid?   
    People outside USA is not supposed to contact them usually,
    but in this case one of the matters is cross-border payments.. not sure if this entitles me to send them at least a FAX
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    stdyrm reacted to ZerpHodlingsInc in Sarah Austin: "SAP is testing XRP integrations"   
    Yep, this is a real thing. I asked SAP on facebook directly about Ripple integration and they answered positive. Maybe still a beta feature, thus no proper PR yet.

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    stdyrm got a reaction from xrpzilla in Sarah Austin: "SAP is testing XRP integrations"   
    I don't mean to fill this with so much SAP Ariba information, so you can ignore this if you don't care.
    But if Ripple is working with SAP, I'm sure they will be working within the Ariba supply chain network.
    Here is Ariba's VP of sales talking about a networked economy. More high level. http://www.argylejournal.com/chief-financial-officer/vp-of-sales-at-sap-ariba-discusses-implications-of-the-networked-economy-for-the-cfo/
    Also, here is an interesting snippet from another article about Ariba.
    SAP Ariba boasts over 2,000,000 companies within a system that transacts more than $2.5 billion in transactions every 24 hours across 190 countries. Adding the global payments structure of First Data means that companies can now complete the whole procurement process through to payment from within a single system. 
    Full article: https://www.enterprisetimes.co.uk/2016/01/21/will-b2b-online-payments-work/
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    stdyrm got a reaction from xrpzilla in Sarah Austin: "SAP is testing XRP integrations"   
    This may or may not be relevant to XRP, so bear with me ... 
    I did some research on AribaPay after watching Bitcoin Ben's video; I'm guessing SAP Ariba is SAP's business network you're referring to?
    For those who don't know, AribaPay is a B2B payments solution for the SAP Ariba network (suppliers and buyers), that SAP worked with Discover to implement into the US, and FirstData in Europe. This is a massive B2B ecosystem which for the better or worse, incentivizes suppliers to work within the ecosystem (I've come across scathing reviews by suppliers during my research). About $40B payments processed in first 18 months after AribaPay launched. Not sure about now.
    Here are some links on SAP AribaPay:
    https://www.pymnts.com/news/b2b-payments/2016/how-first-data-plans-to-rev-up-b2b-payments/
    https://searchsap.techtarget.com/definition/AribaPay
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    stdyrm reacted to Vvittin in You can literally taste the salt.   
    Love that they criticize the use by only a few companies.....brad stated household names by 2018 pilots....decentralization in late 2018....and 1bank by end of 2018.....by end on 2019 he’s stated dozens.....tbd but I’m hopeful...think bitcoin maximalist are crazy, see a tree but not the forest lol.....what I don’t understand is the underlying emotions in their investments....if I felt xrp had no future I’d sell it all tomorrow and walk away...but I think they may change world finance....again tbd.
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    stdyrm reacted to XRP_Squirrel in You can literally taste the salt.   
    but as of today, just a few firms are making commercial use of the Ripple product that leverages XRP.
    but as of today, just a few firms are making commercial use of the Ripple product that leverages XRP.
    but as of today, just a few firms are making commercial use of the Ripple product that leverages XRP.
    but as of today, just a few firms are making commercial use of the Ripple product that leverages XRP.
    Do they not read what they are saying? Who else got "just a few firms making commercial use" of a ******* crypto.
    Absolutely ridiculous.
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    stdyrm reacted to jag216 in Swell attendee tweeting about a Amazon / XRP rumour buzzing around   
    Amazon has two very clear use cases.
    Global incremental payout for Mechanical Turk hit completion.
    Incremental invoicing for AWS usage fees.
    I'd imagine they'd save considerable transaction fees in switching the billing/payment rails for these systems.
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    stdyrm got a reaction from Cesar1810 in Swell attendee tweeting about a Amazon / XRP rumour buzzing around   
    I'd been following this crypthawk guy too, and I don't think he'd spread information he didn't believe is true. If he's wrong, it's not a knock on his integrity.
    But honestly ... if I'm Amazon with distribution centers all over the world and experimenting with P2P type deliveries or Uber whose drivers around the world want to get paid immediately for big or small jobs, why the hell wouldn't I want to jump on this asap? It's a competitive market out there. Imagine what RippleNet can do for every independent contractor, especially those in other countries 
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    stdyrm got a reaction from ZerpTidalWave in Swell attendee tweeting about a Amazon / XRP rumour buzzing around   
    I'd been following this crypthawk guy too, and I don't think he'd spread information he didn't believe is true. If he's wrong, it's not a knock on his integrity.
    But honestly ... if I'm Amazon with distribution centers all over the world and experimenting with P2P type deliveries or Uber whose drivers around the world want to get paid immediately for big or small jobs, why the hell wouldn't I want to jump on this asap? It's a competitive market out there. Imagine what RippleNet can do for every independent contractor, especially those in other countries 
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    stdyrm reacted to xp3215233 in Swell attendee tweeting about a Amazon / XRP rumour buzzing around   
    Brad also mentioned they had met with Uber so it's plausible meetings with Amazon were held at some point in time. As previously stated by someone here, companies like these would be stupid not to look into the potential of xVia.
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    stdyrm reacted to ImTheRippler in Swell attendee tweeting about a Amazon / XRP rumour buzzing around   
    Brad said Amazon can only trade into 19 currencies with their current setup. Ripple is right up their alley just wait, they wouldn’t be name dropping otherwise bc they’d get sued.
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    stdyrm reacted to bryce in Swell attendee tweeting about a Amazon / XRP rumour buzzing around   
    This would be huge!
     
    EDIT : This forum is tiring, having to defend everything I post as it is assumed untrue. Remember this? 
     
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    stdyrm reacted to amulecregg in xRapid Now Commercially Available   
    I'm not sure about Cuallix. Listen to what Brad Garlinghouse said from ~18:26 to ~18:39:
    https://youtu.be/r8g_hZmjHp8
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    stdyrm reacted to jag216 in Thamim - The man on the inside   
    Many Bothans died to give us this information.
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