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  1. where's the correlation here? Energy impact with XRP isn't a discussion. An alternative question I would pose: how much energy is expended by workers and machines to print and transact with USD? Frankly, I'd question whether anyone is deeply informed on this topic since the research is still quite new and data isn't abundant.
  2. I only follow this topic loosely but sounds like most of that energy comes from renewable sources.
  3. I heard it at the end of The Ripple Drop Episode 13, from Craig DeWitt
  4. It's not available to "retail investors" - it's available to absolutely everyone. Anyone can buy, use, store, or sell XRP on the public ledger. There's also many more use cases that will likely be found/created by others, not only cross border remittance by Ripple. They are the originators and driving force right now, but once liquidity deepens I think we will see quite a large number of projects that leverage XRP. taken from @DreXRP - this simply isn't true. xRapid is eventually going to require a high XRP price otherwise it won't be able to facilitate the volume of payments that the ledger is capable of.
  5. Ripple Announces Strategic Partnership with Money Transfer Giant, MoneyGram Ripple would become MoneyGram’s key partner for cross-border payment and foreign exchange settlement using digital assets. **** just got real..
  6. FIS is supposedly being leveraged as the backbone of Visa's new B2B product https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffkauflin/2019/06/11/visa-targets-swift-with-new-blockchain-product-for-global-money-transfers/#1e47a9433daa It’s partnering with FIS, a Jacksonville-based payment processor and financial technology provider to more than 20,000 financial institutions.
  7. unless you fomo'd in during the last 18 days of 2017, it was a rather great year to enter.
  8. Quoting this because it's on point and needs repeating
  9. correct, I do not know. Their claim says "built on elements of" which I'm still wondering what exactly that entails myself. I do appreciate you providing some links and I'll dig more to get a firmer grasp. You're right that the onus of proof is on the claimant, however I'm simply regurgitating the news that VISA has announced. They seem confident and we have to wait and see how this unfolds but it was quite a bold claim to be made by someone of such high caliber and long track record.
  10. you are grasping for straws, as many seem to be.
  11. This definitely stood out to me that I'd love to hear theories about feasibility - VISA will be in 90 corridors near instantly and Ripple is only in 2.
  12. My concern is that their disruption may not be showing "disrupter type of growth" (regulatory hurdles comprehended). all the while, dominant incumbents with magnificent networks seem to be adopting the very same disruptive technology. Constant talks is too ambiguous for me - negotiating, educating, convincing? these all paint the picture differently and we simply don't know - could be a lost battle for all we know
  13. why? admittedly, I may not understand but Visa now has their own DLT (which I assume also means settlement) - why is Ripplenet a better option than Visa B2B?
  14. this is often thrown around loosely - what does "in talks" really mean here? no one seems to elaborate on the exact agenda and purpose. I assume people are speculating that IMF/Ripple/Christine/XRP are all in bed together but there's really been nothing of significance. happy to be proven wrong.
  15. OP has a valid argument - huge blow to Ripple and XRP usage, imo "Visa B2B Connect is a brand new, end-to-end global payments network, built on using elements of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and the open source Hyperledger Fabric framework hosted by The Linux Foundation." - How much does this Visa B2B technology really differ from Ripplenet? After all, it's all open source. Ripple will definitely continue to improve and become a player but the incumbents are greatly improving, giving little reason for their customers to leave. "Visa’s B2B Connect platform is covering over 30 trade corridors globally at launch, but the company is planning a quick expansion to 90 markets by the end of 2019" - This is what happens when savvy competitors with an already impressive network are given time to catch up
  16. Appears to be a quarterly report. Crypto Eri talks about this in detail here:
  17. how much liquidity does moneygram's network have? at this point, it certainly makes sense to simply pay for expedited liquidity growth.
  18. Bittrex, Bitso, Coins.Ph are xRapid partners BitStamp doesn't seem so but appears imminent. Binance is not - still considering from Feb? Upbit - speculation BitBank - unsure The mentioned exchanges account for ~72% of the volume posted in OP
  19. feel the same - this is an uncommon conversation to have with a CS rep. this makes me question the validity
  20. oh please, take off your rose glasses. content should be shared broadly. it's intent that needs to be monitored closely.
  21. It's worth noting that there's a clear difference between intentional manipulation and manipulation as a byproduct of business. I don't believe Ripple is intentionally manipulating the price - monitoring current prices and reacting based on various circumstances. However, they are liquidating significant volume daily which puts constant downward pressure and seems to somewhat stabilize the price. (this could also be a form of manipulation, but holds less malice) I'm still interested in what happened during Sep 2018 though.
  22. is there a purpose or question for this post?
  23. Thanks for sharing your idea What specifically are you looking for? (Co-)founders? Programmers? PMs? Capital? etc
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