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  1. What originally got me interested in Ripple was the World Community Grid "Program", at the time I had been dabbling in btc mining and found the concept of donating my excess computing power to something more useful much more interesting, especially with the added xrp incentive. With Ripple still sitting on billions of XRP and the world facing a pandemic it would be great to see a refresh of this program if there was a suitable program to participate in (WCG most recent announcement is they have not yet found any projects). For those that were not around back in 2013: https://ripple.com/insights/world-community-grid-welcomes-ripple-labs-as-a-partner/
  2. Not directly "Ripple News" But relevant since they pumped 25m last year and it looks to be going bankrupt already. https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/04/omni/
  3. Should be good, I find "The Pomp's" interviews generally well balanced, fair and fun too listen to. There is some strong self promotion which I have no issues with you have to make $$.
  4. Moneygram has also tried this via partnering with 711 in some countries. This design can competes well in developed countries but the onramps here are already easy and digital, IMO this does not outcompete WU approach of empowering "micro entrepreneurs" via agent networks that add this service as part of their existing businesses, for the short term, no doubt your right long term technology will eat into this business model.
  5. Its not uncommon for institutes of WU size to run multi year trials with a product more as a "benchmark" of internal systems vs a product they actively want to purchase. Within my teams I have always tried to maintain 1-2 vendor based solutions to benchmark our performance against. If I was in WU position I would be doing this. WU is more uniquely positioned than most in this area given the massive brick and mortar / agent network, this cannot be easily replicated and I doubt anyone would try to in this age of technology. However, most remittance corridors are generally heavy outflows from reasonable wealthy nations (where the technology can easily support it) to countries / regions / users where technology cannot support. An example of this would be Philippines or Vietnam and say AU / US corridor it is easy to onboard users within AU/ US under almost any technology platform. However, for the receiving party it is not easy to onboard the user onto a digital platform (mainly due to regulation and subsequently challenging KYC). This is easier to manager via agent / brick and mortar.
  6. Yes I agree that the people over stepping that line and personally attacking, particular clear threats towards the family and offline communications should be locked up. I do not see any endorsements or encouragement from the community and clearly not from Ripple, IMO it is defiantly not Ripples place to engage in any way to discourage these people to stop, they are not responsible for my actions or anyway in which I personally work with the xrp ledger and communicate my opinions and have no place in telling me what to do. Frankly I hardly expect that these morons would pay any attention. Honestly though I personally get a dirty feeling with the response from the broader "community", not the above referenced trash but the people that are providing fairly negative responses to the research. It doesnt strike me as intelligent or elegant counter arguments.
  7. The harassment of this guy and his family is utterly disgusting, community should be hanging head in shame. It is defiantly not the first time and if only it would be the last.
  8. India already has very good real time payment infrastructure. Can send transactions via whatsapp that clear into the receivers bank account in seconds. Its amazing
  9. When one of the frequent claims of centralisation is that Ripple owns the majority of XRP and this is a high risk for any crypto control / centralized claim. Clarification and transparency on XRP movements of this size is important. Do they have to no, is it in the best interest of the network IMO yes.
  10. Love to know how much of that 7 billion xrp was donated to charity in accordance with the 2015 statements from Ripple........ https://forum.ripple.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9900 https://www.ccn.com/ripple-ceo-chris-larsen-to-donate-7-billion-xrp-to-the-underbanked/
  11. So they don't get accused of insider trading, after the BCH fiasco it is a good policy. It also allows a very small team of decision makers to be aware of the strategy before the wider company, making it much easier to pinpoint insider trading.
  12. @WorldXRP On the actual blog post it has XRP / XRP logo. https://blog.coinbase.com/coinbase-custody-is-exploring-a-range-of-new-assets-e700496844be
  13. Ahhhhh man the next 48 hours is going to be painful, why Ripple why
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