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  1. Yeah, it's terrible to give a shit isn't it
  2. One thought I have on this is that it could come down to scale. People leak things from Apple, Google et al because they are massive companies with millions of eyes on them at all times. Information when it comes to those companies and what they're doing means a lot to those who disseminate said information - news sites, gossip outlets, whatever. Ripple and XRP, for all their growth (apart from in price waheyyyy) are still small fry from the public's perspective. There's little actual appetite for the news that comes about as a result of digging for it, so all we end up with is a bunch of unprofessional, badly written crypto news outlets peddling horsecrap. By no means do I think that's the full explanation, but I do think it's an element of how things stand. People - as in, the people, the populace, the everyday folks - don't care enough about Ripple for it to be worth someone leaking or someone else digging, in the most part.
  3. Yes because the likes of Coca Cola stopped advertising and pushing awareness of their product decades ago after they were confident people knew who they were. You don't get to a point and then stop telling people who you are and what you're about. It's a constant, evolving process. I don't read anything negative into his retirement (mainly because I haven't read anything into it at all), but this is the second time I've seen someone say a person leaving their job at Ripple is because 'their work is done'*. If that was the attitude at Ripple - if that's how the company encouraged its employees to think - it would be dead already. "Right we've done enough, we can stop now!" *The other one was a while ago, don't remember who it was that left or who made the comment. Or if it was even on here. Huzzah.
  4. Ripple might not have but their PR company will have. No way you get a bunch of people out to Singapore on their own dime; that's a hell of an expensive place for (relatively) smalltime Youtubers.
  5. They were invited because they have an audience and would produce content for said audience during and following their visit to Swell. It's glorified marketing. That's literally it. There's no endorsement, tacit or otherwise, going on here. They won't have been privy to anything other than company line information. They're useful idiots brought in to spread the message as a 'neutral' source. I've been a journalist for 15 years now, I know what this stuff is, and what Ripple has done here is nothing out of the ordinary. It's just good PR ("hey cool they invited x from Youtube!") and, as I said, gets the message out from a source that isn't direct from Ripple. Note: I'm not in any way saying it's a bad thing what they've done - it's just a normal thing. It doesn't bear reading much into at all. It's certainly nothing special.
  6. Of course it can happen. But it won't. Germany is the defacto financial centre of the EU, there's no way in hell they're cut off their nose to spite the rest of the bloc. Dropping the Euro wouldn't be cutting off their nose though, it'd be repeatedly shooting themselves in the head. Also Germany is a damn fine country full of damn fine people, so I have 100% confidence the voters won't **** it up.
  7. It's an ad aimed at Southeast Asia (for the most part), why on earth would it air during the Super Bowl, a distinctly US-focused event. Unless it's the Southeast Asian airing of the Super Bowl.
  8. They're paying for the wedding party. The guy who snaps his fingers to set it all going has a name badge on.
  9. As I just posted in that thread, it's horseshit clickbait. This is what the actual tweet says: "The world of payments and currencies is changing. Is big tech the future of finance? Watch our live conversation on October 16 at 3pm EDT (7pm UTC)" It's advertising a livestreamed conversation, it's absolutely nothing to do with an announcement. Note the opening statement is a question, something there to prompt discussion... wait for it... for the livestreamed conversation they're going to host.
  10. This is the tweet it's talking about, to save you a click: https://twitter.com/IMFLive/status/1182733003853910017 That's not an announcement, that's a 'live conversation'. And the bit about the world of payments and currencies changing is the bloody topic of the discussion, not a preamble for an announcement. Either the person writing this news post is stupid, or is wilfully misrepresenting what was tweeted. You get to have the fun of choosing which one.
  11. I enjoy your TA stuff, just to preface this, but these replies are rather crappy. The guy was asking a question, trying to sate his curiosity, and you responded in an incredibly condescending, tetchy way. If you don't know, say you don't know. If it's unknowable, say it's unknowable. Don't chew the guy out for asking a question - he's just here to learn, as a lot of us are.
  12. I thought it was definitely separate, but it is referring to Bank of Canada and the Monetary Authority of Singapore working together. See here: https://www.mas.gov.sg/-/media/MAS/ProjectUbin/Cross-Border-Interbank-Payments-and-Settlements.pdf For the record still intensely sceptical it means JP & Ripple working together. Is confusingly worded, they probably didn't think it'd be pored over as much as it is being.
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