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  1. ...and it's white-labeled from X Open Hub: https://xopenhub.pro which belongs to XTB: https://www.xtb.com/int XTB is a trademark of XTB Group. XTB Group includes but is not limited to following entities: X-Trade Brokers DM SA is authorised and regulated by the Komisja Nadzoru Finansowego (KNF) in Poland XTB Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in United Kingdom XTB Sucursal is authorised and regulated by the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores in Spain Certainly don't see anyone advertising the crypto hub yet. Done.
  2. Heh, the first news article on traders.fxstockbroker.com, their blog, is from yesterday. Looks like I caught em right at the start.... done.
  3. Oh, and by the way... I believe this site just went live. Yesterday I kept getting temporarily banned by cloudflare so the new traffic may trigger it. Now I'm on posting break.
  4. You guys are going to like this one... At least I do. I'm only going to post one of the hundred or so recent findings. Things are blowing up behind the scenes and just finding them has honestly become an obsession. I need to stop for a bit because it's taking over my life.... Here's one I'm not going into if someone else wants to (bankit.in). At this point, I think I have the full global picture. Global leaders (BIS, IMF, G20, FSA, Global banks and Financial system leaders) please proceed to make XRP the standard for cross-border payments even though I'm posting less: The validator who controls ipayinstant.com has an interesting copyright at the bottom of his page: Quantative Asset Management Ltd. It also happens to be above the same map logo that's on every site around the globe that's actually using Ripple. If anyone knows what else this signifies, feel free to let me know. Perhaps it's written in the RippleNet Rulebook or is related to this BIS working group that's somewhere towards the top of the foodchain: https://www.globalfxc.org/docs/fx_global.pdf Anyway, when I looked it up some time ago it lead nowhere and the site developer came on here saying he wasn't doing anything interesting when his countdown was posted. Well, I looked again more recently and found Quantative Asset Management Ltd. runs fxstockbroker.com. It's in their terms and conditions. I'm going to post a screenshot of those terms, then some screenshots from the site. The last screenshot will show the sites footer, that states: Client trades processed through ACM Group Ltd (“Alpha”). Alpha is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority "FCA" in the United Kingdom under FCA Firm Reference Number 441689. ACM Group Ltd. (“Alpha”) is registered in England and Wales under company number 5196460. Alpha will hold your account and respective funds and will act as the counter-party to your trades. Client Funds are held in a segregated account and covered under the FSCS Alpha also provide additional client money insurance through Lloyd’s of London for up to *£250,000 per client. I assume this is a white label solution and there will be more. Here's the pics... Mt favorite pic of the exchange is the FXStockBroker Crypto Hub Exchange. It looks like Ripple connected all the islands (crypto exchanges)... or at least 40 of them. This site sources liquidity from at least 40 crypto exchanges. This next one's my favorite! Well... I need to stop posting for a bit, I think. It would take me a full week to include all my recent findings anyway. I'll be back...
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    Walmart: The payment innovator’s ties to Ripple

    Haha I shouldn’t have been so opinionated. Who knows, maybe IBM has something up their sleeve. My main point was around ICICI. I wouldn’t invest in Stellar personally but don’t feel comfortable advising against either. I don’t obsessively follow their every move and I’m sure there’s likely some speculate arguments to be made. Personally, I’ve only invested in XRP in the crypto space. Everything else seems like a gamble.
  6. There’s honestly waaaaay too many newsworthy updates that have been coming out in the last 6 days or so to even attempt to start posting them... Exchanges, payment co’s, banks, commerce provoders, integrators, VCs... I’ve learned to avoid making predictions about what’s coming and when so I’ll just say there’s a ton of activity lately.
  7. I also noticed SBI lead the recent $100M series E for eToro - a great FX/commodity broker that also lists XRP among other cryptos. Not just CFD’s, they added actual crypto trading in November.
  8. BBVA is a large Ripple partner, in case anyone is new...
  9. The tweet mentions XRP and I certainly don’t doubt it. On quick look, only saw ETH/BTC and ETH/USD
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    Walmart: The payment innovator’s ties to Ripple

    From the look of their code base, no bank will be using them any time soon. I've seen the Stellar announcement of a pilot and nothing since. I can't take it seriously. There's not one mention of stellar from the bank's website. Even the ICICI quote in Stellar's announcement focussed on blockchain more than Stellar itself: Raj Chowdhury, head of the blockchain initiative, ICICI Bank said: "With blockchain technology we are able to conduct business seamlessly with parties with which we had no prior relationships. Blockchain platforms such as Stellar.org are providing us with an automated technology solution to establish trust without the need for an intermediary."This technology is enabling us to conduct business a lot quicker, cheaper with lower error rates and lower vulnerability to cyber threats. It is helping us eradicate the need for post transaction settlements which are cumbersome and expensive. We envision blockchain technology playing a key role in banking in the years ahead." Stellar also claims coins.ph is a partner on their site, yet their CX exchange lists XRP and no lumens. Their site has a total of one blog post referencing Stellar from the end of 2016 and no mention since. They list NEC as a partner, which is 100% more Ripple than Stellar - if Stellar at all. They list Deloitte... Give me a break. Another pilot: "Some of the working prototypes (probably powerpoint slides haha) already developed allow consumers use a custom built mobile application (available on iOS). With the mobile app, users create an account by scanning their driver’s license and can make instant peer-to-peer payments." Here's the Deloitte page that mentions the stellar project, as one of 20 prototypes: https://www2.deloitte.com/mt/en/pages/about-deloitte/articles/mt-pr2016-008-deloitte-blockchain-initiative-with-five-tech-companies-and-20-prototypes-in-development.html Here's their mentions of Ripple: Stellar to Fiat liquidity in the last 24 hours was under $9.5mm... Very low, as always. Ripple does $150mm in fiat liquidity on a bad day. ICICI would have to be completely insane. No one is using Stellar. Don't even get me started in the Stellar, IBM, ClickEx announcement... The ONLY thing they've announced in 6 months - no other interesting news on releases, tech, partnership... not even a decent blog post. Look at ClickEx: https://www.klickex.com/ - Take a look at this website and try to take it seriously. The only thing I can think re IBM is either Stellar paid them a lot of lumens or they thought they had a chance of bringing Stellar to a point where it could compete... They must know they're wrong by now. That haven't even said what they plan on doing with it, how or when... They've also said they're working on other project with Ripple... Anyway, my 2 cents on Stellar. It's not real competition. Why would they be? Jed McCaleb has 5.3B XRP left! If anything, he's happy to play the really hopeless competition.
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    Walmart: The payment innovator’s ties to Ripple

    No info on this one, just interesting name.
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    Walmart: The payment innovator’s ties to Ripple

    And then there’s (Ripple Partner)UAE Exchange’s Money2Anywhere:
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    Walmart: The payment innovator’s ties to Ripple

    That’s my strong opinion as well. I also believe there are likely strong ties to ICICI Bank’s Money2India. It is tied to Bharose Ka: Bharoseka.com belongs to Japanese internet giant GMO that: 1. Include XRP on its crypto market gmo.z.com / gmo-coin.com 2. Is launching an internet bank in July, GMO Aozora Bank in partnership with Aozora Bank. Aozora Bank is one of the initial 38 banks that made up the SBI Ripple Consortium. As was Shinsei Bank, which merged with Aozora. 3. Own GMO Click Securities, one of the 18 brokerage firms that make up this consortium: 4. Is a major FX player Even if the name is a coincidence (doubtful), all the information here related to ICICI, GMO, Money2India are very interesting.
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    Walmart: The payment innovator’s ties to Ripple

    It is still not certain. I do enjoy this quote: ”The new service gives Walmart a chance to cash in on the massive market for cross-border Payments, fueled by an increasingly digital economy and global investments in using blockchain to reduce to costs of international money movement.” It also heavily links Walmart, AMEX and MoneyGram via Bluebird2Walmart and Walmart2World. It’s interesting that Bluebird2Walmart is backed by Ria, another company with speculative ties to Ripple. No confirmation though.
  15. Bluefin, a company followed by SBI Group CEO Yoshitaka Kitao, just tweeted a PayementSource article about Walmart’s role in payments. It connects some dots nicely:
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