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  1. If a message is good, keep repeating it.
  2. lucky

    What would you buy with a million dollars?

    Good choice! You would be worth 1.25 million today. At least 10 million by the end of the year. A billion by 2022.
  3. Yes, sold his ETH for solar panels. But the reason I bought this jacket is that I *knew* it would be a terrible deal. As you may have noticed from the transaction, the more terrible the deal, the happier I am.
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    Amazon choosing Ripple XRP

    Amazon, Uber and AirBnB will at least connect to RippleNet. That would be the first step. They can only gain from this cheaper and faster connectivity. Doing something with XRP is optional step two. If digital assets are really useful and regulated, then sure, all RippleNet members will use XRP.
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    IBM's Jesse Lund

  6. "the majority will be machine to machine payments". I agree there. The biggest usecase of digital assets is to facilitate value transfer in a new economy that does not even exist yet. An economy which will be much bigger than our current one.
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    IBM's Jesse Lund

    To expand a bit of why this video shows that Jed is dishonest: When asked about key difference between Stellar and Ripple, he answers: "What we are trying to build at stellar is an Internet Level Protocol, and I think it's important that be done by a non profit entity. If you imagine the Internet created by a for-profit company, we would be in a very different world, and that's essentially what we're trying to do, is make payments works like information on the Internet. Where everything is interoperable, ... and you need this governance and structure that was't really done in Ripple. And kind of beyond that, it is important to have lots ad lots of participants in the network, not just a few. So what we're doing at Stellar is distributing the underlying asset very widely, and I think that's a key thing to make these things successfull." Now the important thing here, is that this old guy who has been around since mtGox, deliberately mixes up network, protocol and asset in one soup that he happens to be selling. The fact that he's been around for so long means that we can exclude stupidity as a reason why he does this. It must be dishonesty, it must be that he hopes viewers don't know the difference between network protocols and digital assets, and also don't know that it's technically impossible for an entity that owns 90% of the coins that it is promoting with a rocket icon, to be non-profit, if his plan would actually work. Jesse Lund, if you are reading this: The Interledger Protocol (ILP) is the protocol that Ripple is developing, under the wings of a *real* non-profit, namely the W3C. It does not have an "underlying asset", nor does it need one. You are working with someone who clearly does not have a vision as magnificent as that, but instead advocates on CNBC that the internet level protocol of money transfer should have an underlying asset, namely the asset that he's trying to sell to the world with your help. If not stupidity, it's dishonest, and perhaps even fraudulent, because he is selling his asset to have characteristics that are not there.
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    IBM's Jesse Lund

    Their reputation is already signing the worst deal of the century.
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    IBM's Jesse Lund

    Jed is not a honest man. Watch this. End of story. IBM teaming up with a dishonest man is a big blue mistake.
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    Ripple - Why So Biased?

    The "if Ripple the company goes bankrupt, XRP will live on" always strikes me as completely silly. Ripple can only go bankrupt when nobody cares about XRP anymore.
  11. 100% increase in just four months. 10,000% in just 12 months.
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