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  1. I was looking at going to this but when I saw the ticket price I couldn’t help but think about using that money for something else more constructive. Getting more XRP with that ticket cost for example has the ability to be better for me than the memories of attending.
  2. Yep - Uphold is so far super easy to use. The easiest from the half dozen or so exchanges I have made accounts with in the last two years.
  3. I must remember to remain calm and to keep my jets cool. Lots of good news today; so hard to do. What a good problem to have.
  4. Thanks @Hodor for all the news from all across the globe on how numerous organizations are moving towards true global adoption of the Internet of Value. It’s an amazing laundry list of victories that I would otherwise be oblivious to. How you manage to routinely gather so much relevant news and make it understandable for novices like myself is the real mystery. A fresh Hodor article is always perfect for maintaining sanity in world consistently awash in FUD.
  5. Great supporting references littered throughout. Reads like a CNN teleprompter. References such as: One engineer who asked to remain anonymous…One former Ripple employee, who asked to stay anonymous for fear……one prospective engineering recruit, who asked to remain anonymous...Additionally, the email claimed…A Ripple representative told CoinDesk…
  6. Agreed @RikkiTikki, J.P. Morgan visited Ripple with a significant amount of firepower. I imagine they walked in with one set of beliefs and out with another. Would love to have been a fly on the wall for that meeting; better yet - on the wall in the after meeting at J.P. Morgan.
  7. Yep. I don’t think this Armageddon either. I suspect it is unplanned as there wasn’t any official announcement by Ripple but it’s just guess. The key leadership and the big brains are hard at it. I emailed Ripple earlier today and suggested they do a formal announcement. Whether they do anything with my suggestion we’ll see. Regardless of what I get back from Ripple I’ll post to this thread if it’s still around. I saw to expect 3-5 days for a reply from Ripple.
  8. Has Corey Johnson left team Ripple? If so does anyone have a clue as to why? https://ripple.com/company/leadership/ Thanks to all who quickly responded. It appears he may have simply been there solely for a specific objective and the team feels he’s met that objective and or isn’t able to move the needle any more towards it. Either way the abrupt and seemingly unexpected exit feels a little awkward. Business is often brutal. https://www.theblockcrypto.com/2019/02/11/ripple-the-firm-behind-cryptocurrency-xrp-eliminates-corey-johnsons-role-at-the-firm/
  9. "Interesting that the individual and bold highlighted descriptions of the six categories that they are reviewing, left out digital assets. Kind of peculiar that they didn't want to add any further description of their focus." It may simply be an error by accidentally skipping the fourth bulleted item and not catching it. It is discussed on page 11 of the 12 page 2019 Exam Priorities report. Granted it doesn't provide the long-sought bone of... We'll finally look at XRP and render a verdict of security or not a security. It would be nice if they could focus like that. Hopefully, my uploaded image appears below...
  10. Holy cow @Truckdriver; it’s a no contest. That’s impressive customer input. Many thanks!
  11. I'm not on Twitter so I don't see the poll progress/results. I didn't see it on Bitwala's site but maybe it is there as well. Anyway, it'd be nice to see the numbers at the end of the poll if possible. Possibly include it as one of your many topics covered in your great blogs. Many thanks!
  12. @BruceWhale , It would be interesting to see this same graphic updated again at the same time next year to see the (likely) growth of the networked banks. The top 20 banks of the world is obviously a great list to be seen advancing in but, if there is a lot of growth seen in the list as seen by the top 40 or 60 banks that would be great to see as well. Thanks for sharing! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_banks
  13. “The debate between Gottfried Leibbrandt and Brad Garlinghouse is something that you never would have seen if Ripple wasn't perceived as a threat to the 'Old Guard' of correspondence banking. These banks are afraid of what Ripple represents. Their role in obtaining enormous transaction fees from both retail and corporate clients for the privelege of moving money across borders is quickly drawing to a close, as the world decides its time to send money as fast as it can send information.” What a wonderful paragraph to finally read. I wondered if their debate would take place and how much we would learn if it did. It was good to see them debate and to see Brad be clear and direct in his remarks. Setting the record straight using simple math to debunk the threat of crypto volatility compared to the SWIFT current state has got to debunk this line of reasoning to many. I think there will still be lots more who will still ignore this fact because it goes against their paradigm. The good news is nobody has the same job forever; their replacement will get it.
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