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  1. Good Lord Tiny. That ought to be on the top of the XRP Chat must read list. Tks!
  2. No. But lets evaluate again in say ~five years. Should be much clearer then. Changing the world’s financial plumbing is going to take some time but I think we’ll have enough progress by then to know for certain.
  3. So I just watched the first four minutes of it and I got to say that I didn’t pick up on most of the body language that you did. Now that’s not to say that I don’t see body language it’s just that, I see some of it and I don’t draw the same conclusions about what they mean. I always find it interesting when others are really good at reading both the nonverbal as well as verbal clues (what they said vs what they didn’t say) in conversations.
  4. By 2025 things ought to be getting pretty interesting.
  5. Hey @Stedas, Would tracking the number of crypto currencies developed and canceled over time be a good metric to observe? I know this doesn't fit well in your key XRP Stats but, it might make for an interesting infographic of the whole crypto space in general. My guess is starting back several years ago the number of crypto currencies developed would be minuscule and then dramatically ramp up i.e. BTC 2009, LTC 2011, XPR 2012, etc. to where we are today. Brad Garlinghouse has long predicted the coming demise of around 99% of the crypto out there as he identifies those with no real
  6. Very nice @Stedas! While I think you picked great stats for tracking XRP progress in the world, the one key performance indicator for me is volume. Not because it's one that shows the best improvement this year but because it's a leading indicator for showing utility and, with utility, I think we'll see all the other numbers rise. I know many people can be solely focused on price and I get it - I can't explain it's low price today other than to acknowledge crypto is a very manipulated market and anyone looking for returns today has a right to be very disappointed. I believe t
  7. While I do very much agree with your analysis, I think the term “speculators” is perhaps a little more accurate descriptor. A gambler seems more willing to take risk simply on chance and or odds. A speculator seems more willing to take risk by forming a theory or conjecture about a subject without firm evidence. You provide two such pieces of evidence above that supports why you are willing to take risk. Is it firm evidence? Some may argue that it’s not but, it is perhaps, a small amount of evidence that helps you in forming a theory of a positive outcome. I see the value in you
  8. Thanks. I’ll take your advice. No, nope, wait a minute - that’d be stupid...
  9. exactly....it's not a real loss until one makes it so. A lot of us can say that we've got some serious loss on paper (I'm one) but I'm going to review my options again by say around 2025. If it's a loss then perhaps its a loss or I see the need to wait longer. I'm not scraping my opportunity perceiving I know the future today. I am still very optimistic based on all the progress I see going on the space. I have the feeling that if and when this thing goes up there will be lots of scraping going on trying to get in while its going up. Anyone trying to get in to crypto in late 2017 can
  10. I'm fine. I didn't expect rockets to the moon by this time. I think we'll see really good stuff in the coming decade so while I seem to continually be buying "into the dip", I'm OK with whats going. It's my belief that say, five years from now at the end of 2024, the value of XRP will be much higher than we see today and have seen to date. What that number will be is anybody's wild a$$ guess but I think it will be significant. It's hard to imagine today because utility based value for crypto doesn't yet exist.
  11. Thanks @mandelbaum, I’d never seen that clip from Chris Larson.
  12. “More than 80 banks in Japan have shown interest in joining JPMorgan’s blockchain payments platform, the Interbank Information Network (IIN).” Said Daizaburo Sanai, an executive director at JPMorgan... I’d give more credence to an article with a bank saying what they’re doing. Time will tell what really transpires.
  13. That’s really awesome @Stedas, you always make the best infographics. Would love to see you revisit this one in one year and do a growth or change in one year version. Obviously a few of the numbers will remain static but it would be interesting to see the delta or change in one year. It’s hard sometimes to see the change of progress. Thanks.
  14. Good to hear there’s people on the VET forums saying that VET can do what XRP has done. I’m of that opinion. Agreed that many have a hard time understanding that a few coins can excel while not impeding the success of another. I’m bullish on both XRP and VET for the same reason: I believe they’ll both appreciate much higher once their utility and performance becomes proven, accepted and appreciated. We aren’t there yet but I think we’re closing in for both. And when I say closing in I’m saying definitively by 2025. That may sound horribly far to some and I can appreciate that perspective.
  15. You’re not alone. We’re probably in the minority though.
  16. Then don’t let him *win. Don’t guarantee a loss. You’ve come this far... Think about how you will feel in the future if you cash out now and XRP goes to your break even point and or rolls right on beyond. Conversely think about how you will feel if you continue to hold and this effort fails. In which scenario will you feel worse? Which scenario feels more likely to you? Not investment advice; questions about which scenario makes you feel worse. A certain loss of ~60%, a potential for 100% loss or a potential to recover 100% or more. Nobody in this forum has a crystal ball
  17. Same here Julian. I think the coming decade will demonstrate the growth of XRP. I’ve experienced decades of decreasing purchasing power of the USD. I still accumulate and hold until I see how this plays out.
  18. I experience the same attitude with all but two people I know. One is a good friend who only dabbled in LTC but has since lost his big interest and the other is my significant other and she’s a big believer in the future of XRP. Everyone else either produces the dull stare of a dairy cow or goes eyes wide open and tries to explain how “crypto” is illegal. Not a lot of interest. They will however, most likely become an overnight expert if and when theres been lots of exposure from people becoming wealthy from its rise in value. Nobody’s interested when it’s cheap; everybody’s int
  19. Agreed. Basically this effort is only a blip of information ignored by the masses to date. It’s not to crypto enthusiasts but, to the masses, they will know of BTC at best.
  20. So his measuring stick for progress has always been getting banks to hold XRP directly. He’s set to retire 31 December 2019 and Germany’s set to enable banks to hold XRP 1 January 2020. I don’t know how old he is or how old readers of this post are but, I know that when I get to look like his age I’ll be retired and be nowhere near as successful he has been. Maybe it’s just that he sees his objective in life as achieved? https://decrypt.co/12603/new-law-makes-germany-crypto-heaven
  21. Nope. Just got feedback from Eri. Everything was out of pocket for them. They got an invite to attend but no monetary assistance. I made an unintentional mental leap of faith that the company used marketing funds to make it happen. Comes likely from my traveling on corporate dime since the mid 80s. My bad.
  22. Wow. Didn’t realize that. Even cheaper then. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have gone on my dime even though I can afford to attend. I guess to those who went it’s possibly seen as an investment and or tax write off as well.
  23. Yep. That’s all I saw. Well spent marketing dollars. Out of this a lot of good information about what Ripple is doing will be produced by a variety of people for varying audiences. And it’s likely to have some staying power as this brought people together that have like passions and knew of each other but had never met each before. It’s likely helped bond this small community for years to come.
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