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Vascoamsterdam

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    Vascoamsterdam reacted to Hodor in We Are The Leaders We Need   
    Blog URL:  https://xrpcommunity.blog/we-are-the-leaders-we-need/
    The Token Taxonomy Act is about to be re-introduced! Find out how you can help & keep up to date on the latest XRP news in today's blog:
    𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐫𝐲𝐩𝐭𝐨 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: The Token Taxonomy Act will be reintroduced next week; Find out how you can support it with a few minutes of effort.
    𝐑𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: The next AMA with David Schwartz is scheduled for Monday, April 1st; The 11th episode of the Ripple Drop covers fine-grained corporate strategy, philanthropy, and recent marketing activities; and Federal Bank becomes the latest noteworthy banking customer to join RippleNet.  
    𝐗𝐑𝐏 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Tristan van de Kamp shows a video of the XRPay application prototype via Twitter; Alex Cobb hosts a phenomenal Q&A Session with Bob Way; and XRP is added to two new exchanges, one in Estonia, and one based in the US.   
    I hope you enjoy the read: Please feel free to share my blog with a friend or share it on any other platform - and thanks for doing so! 
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    Vascoamsterdam reacted to BobWay in Welcome To Our World, Bob   
    Thank you so, so much Hodor!  It makes seem so much more interest than I really am. But I'm OK with people thinking that! 
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    Vascoamsterdam reacted to BobWay in List: The Voices in Bob’s Head   
    This is my personal vanity thread. I noticed that the forum doesn’t seem to have any “presence” feature I can use to indicate when I’m active or sleeping.
    I’m normally pretty private about where I am and what I’m doing at any moment. I don’t tweet, instagram or otherwise livestream my life, because really who cares to know.
    But, in launching the club and leaving for a whole day with so many great questions unanswered made me feel really guilty. I’d hate for any of you to think I’m ignoring your particular question or comment.
    So I decided to invent this thread as my own personal “presence” feature. That way you’ll know what I’m doing instead (before) I answer your long waiting question.
    --Edit--
    If you want to follow along and make sure you don't miss anything I post. You can see my forum activity here. @Flintstone reminds me that there is a follow button on my profile. Press that and you'll get notifications when I post.
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    Vascoamsterdam reacted to BobWay in Answer: Wen Moon?   
    I really don't know. I remember at the beginning Jed promised to give the vast majority away. But I don't know how it actually ended up. It turns out giving away free cryptocurrency in a way that is perceived as fair, is really really hard. In my option that is why Ripple inadvertantly still has so much XRP. It turns out that is a fortunate thing for both Ripple and XRP.
    The real obstacle Stellar or any new startup trying to do the same thing, is that to be the de facto bridge currency for the world, you need to divert payments that currently happen fiat/fiat, into payments that happen fiat/crypto + crypt/fiat. And banks have a statutory monopoly on fiat in most or all countries. Meaning they are already "favored specialists". So you need to work with banks and gain their trust. They need to assure that your proposal is at minimum "win/win" but also that it DOESN'T erode banking's structural advantage.
    Most cryptocurrencies don't have that kind of credibility. Most talk in the crypto space has been about "overthrowing the banking industry".  You go try to sell that idea to bankers. I dare you! :-)
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