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  1. I think that’s an interesting observation and I believe that’s likely an affect I’ve experienced. But that’s on the retail side of the market and I believe that’s not even a part of Ripple’s vision for having the high number. The high number is most likely solely to solve the big number of value transfer across the globe. What us in XRP Chat experience is not a part of Ripple’s vision from what I can see. My vision (to create my own wealth) isn’t in Ripple’s vision but, I’m banking on their successful implementation of the IoV in creating my own wealth. Just like the long rise of Cisco and Amazon stock prices for example. Those companies had visions of creating something special, it took a long time to succeed but eventually those who invested during the long term when values were low were rewarded. My bet is those who survive the marathon of building the IoV will be rewarded. Of course it’s all DYOR and decide for yourself.
  2. Thanks @Hodor. This has a huge potential for rewarding those who do the work of creating music and other media. It seems to be capable of providing a much shorter on ramp for artists who may otherwise be rejected, delayed or re-vectored incorrectly or unscrupulously by so-called experts. And it may blossom relatively quickly in the absence of requiring regulatory clarity. I hope it pans out as well as it appears to me that it may.
  3. I think they’d love to speak with you @moncho. It’s simple to at least ask. https://ripple.com/contact/#sales
  4. Yep. I think this will be the case. I’m only speculating but I think there’ll be a multitude of things that begin happening within a couple years that begin to decouple XRP price from BTC movement: adoption and real usage, institutional investment coupled with more mainstream advertisement, a global population that begins to realize that there’s something other than BTC, etc that will draw in more retail investors. I think that’s when growth will bring in more interest, additional adoption and usage, increased institutional investment in a snowball effect. Money from other underperforming crypto could likely join in as well. All speculation at this point for me and I’m just like Chevy Chase patiently waiting to turn left trying to get to Big Ben. The preceding was not a paid endorsement. If anything I’m the guy who’s been paying the bills.
  5. Yeah although I’m not entirely 100% clear on the intended message but agree with your observation. Below is an attempt at translation... and it’s obviously a little jacked up. (hole and hole? keep secret?)
  6. “In my role at Ripple I’m more interested in getting Central Bank’s feet wet with distributed ledger technology and with crypto assets, and when we have them all comfortable and happy we can then just push them all simultaneously into the xPool.” Deleted take two of The Ripple Drop - Episode 12.
  7. Hey @peanut56 I’m close. I know only one and he only buys LTC and BTC. I share a lot of stuff with him but he’s still set in his ways. I just shared @Hodor‘s blog from a couple days ago with a group of about 25 people but it’s just an introduction to, none of them have (had) yet to buy anything.
  8. Couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw your post just now @Hodor. Like everyone else here I’m amazed at your ever increasing productivity. I’m sure Ripple is doing what they can to see if they can out run you. I’m confused on who to root for... Loved this little gem of yours: “In March of 2018, I covered how Polysign was ramping up its project staff in preparation for development. Now, over a year later, it's intriguing to hear David Schwartz avoid the topic with such self-restraint.” Looking forward to learning what’s been going on and having it explained in simple English so even I can understand...most of it. And this simple observation of yours: “David Schwartz is a visionary, and we would all be wise to listen to his message, no matter our personal take on banking or traditional finance.” Yeah...he’s still an unknown to the world. Mention names like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerman and Jeff Bezos, and most people are likely going to be able know who your talking about to tell you the dent they made on society. The name David Schwartz is inbound to that list.
  9. Yep. Please keep them coming Eric with whatever you think the predictive news should be.
  10. And I still got 5 1/2 hours...but I don’t need it. You win @BluKoo On now to your next victory!
  11. Yeah that’s a bit of a mystery and a constantly morphing answer. I for example have accounts on five different exchanges. But I’ve done most of through one of them. The others weren’t user friendly so they didn’t get a lot of action. I think that’s a logical conclusion. Those exchanges that make it easier for customers to join, use and upgrade to higher buying and selling levels will have the most XRP owners or crypto owners in general.
  12. Beautiful. Love the levels approach even if advancement through the levels delays potential rewards for us ‘early’ XRP buyers. Higher likelihood for success.
  13. Nokia loosing dominance to Apple in 2008 because they didn’t see value in making phones that were easy to use? https://www.google.com/amp/s/appleinsider.com/articles/13/10/10/how-apples-iphone-rapidly-destroyed-nokias-world-leading-symbian-platform/amp/
  14. Great observation @Tinyaccount I didn’t draw the “run” conclusion like that. Maybe that’s what he was really asking. I suppose a crisis of confidence in any asset could happen regardless of which one is in use.
  15. Yes I do and agree @hallwaymonitor People are used to a certain way of understanding something and if it doesn’t match what they know to be the best way in their “understanding of it” they reject it. Keeping on point with the Swiss, an example from the late 60s: the “quartz crisis “. “In 1962, the Centre Electronique Horloger (CEH), consisting of around 20 Swiss watch manufacturers, was established in Neuchâtel to develop a Swiss-made quartz wristwatch, while simultaneously in Japan, Seiko was also working on an electric watch and developing quartz technology.” So the Swiss were early pioneers in quartz watch engineering but by the late 60s early 70s the Japanese were suddenly renowned in quartz watch production. Why? Were the Japanese smarter? Were they suddenly better at watch manufacturing than the Swiss? No. They weren’t hindered by their paradigms. To Swiss watchmakers the quartz watch was viewed as nothing more than a novelty. After all it had no spring. It could be cheaply produced and sold. It required no series of precision made gears, in fact no internal moving parts of any kind. How could it be viewed as any good? Swiss watch makers had enjoyed decades of a prosperous monopoly having 50% of the global market while commanding good money for their quality time pieces. To the Japanese, a quartz watch made perfect sense. Durable, reliable, fast, easy and cheap to produce and sell. Their approach was to fill a massive global need for low cost yet accurate and durable time pieces. They had no paradigm to break. They only saw value. They boldly challenged the experts paradigm. The result was a Japanese revolution in production and a decimation of Swiss watch maker jobs in under a decade. While possibly not the best explanation of what happened Wikipedia has an article that’s pretty good: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quartz_crisis Point being with all this is I think we’re witnessing a like-revolution happening before our eyes. It’s harder for us to see perhaps because of NDAs and the secretive nature of finance but I think the future shows its hand every once in a while. The gentleman’s question reminds me of a like experience in Switzerland where being blinded by ones paradigm can obscure what is presented and end in dire consequences. The good news is Ripple is steadily converting those who originally didn’t see the value and those that do get often become the best supporters.
  16. Nope. That’s my point @Julian_Williams I think the gentleman asking the question is out of his element. He doesn’t understand Ripple’s vision, problem solving need and capabilities well enough to ask an intelligent question.
  17. I feel violated after watching and listening to video with the volume almost muted for just under half of the clip. Really great to see the difference in culture between XRP and ETH.
  18. Yeah I was going to mention that as well. I can only assume that there were a lot of great conversations off camera and several conversations that weren’t that productive as well. Some of these folks may just have too many paradigms getting in their way to be engaging.
  19. Yeah I don’t think that last question was as good as it could be. Summarizing below as accurately as I can without hearing it over again too many times... “I still think there’s a tendency to overstate the problem” (in reference to his recent money transfer problem costing him 10 dollars and 24hrs) This part is important to me because it implies that from his perspective, the problem Ripple is focused on isn’t that big of a problem to solve. Now he’s obviously a brilliant guy, experienced in the banking industry, a connected person as he was in attendance and I, on the other hand, am far away on the opposite of side of the spectrum in comparison. But I think I’m closer to the pain point that Ripple has set out to resolve and he’s probably far removed from the same pain point and that likely contributes to his lack of empathy and understanding. His inability to understand and appreciate the problem is a weakness I perceive in him before he asks his question. “Brad everyone wants your liquidity nobody, wants to provide it so my question is: Could there be a run on Ripple?” This time, because he places little value on the problem, he’s possibly placed lesser value on Ripple’s countermeasure so his question comes off (while believably honest) a little sideways and forces Brad to try and answer it directly without coming across as avoiding it, spinning it or asking him a series of clarifying questions to get a clear, focused meaningful question to answer. From my perspective I see that what could have been a really great time and place to field a meaningful question and provide a meaningful “ah hah moment for the banking elite” was likely squandered more so by a poorly defined question than the answer Brad provided. It’s unfortunate that this question opportunity came at a time that was depicted as being beyond their time allotted and at a likely point of fatigue and desire for a bio break for all in attendance.
  20. Always a great read @Hodor Im entering day five of a small five day government-VC-innovation symposium in DC today. We talked about blockchain yesterday during an IBM presentation and it was amazing to me how naive everyone was on this topic. Everyone had heard of BTC but weren’t sure about the capabilities in terms of usage, benefit and least of all potential for personal opportunity. And these are highly educated, very successful people from mid 20s to probably late 50s. I’ll have everyone’s email today and forward them this link to your Introduction on XRP. The pump is primed so now it’s time to educate. Many thanks for what you do!
  21. I will unless it’s still rising. I know new moms don’t get much sleep. Congrats on your 3rd! Night night!
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