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Xi195

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  1. Me too. I would imagine there are many things taking place behind closed doors. I think there might even be an agreed to crypto media blackout to avoid scaring the general public. Worst case scenario, Bitcoin ceases to exist. Even Ripple has an incentive to help make sure that doesn't happen.
  2. @Mercury looking at the full quote above, I think by 'multi-billion dollar Japanese conglomerates' they're referring to are: https://www.coindesk.com/e-commerce-giant-dmm-to-launch-bitcoin-mining-venture/ and https://www.coindesk.com/japans-gmo-internet-reveals-cryptocurrency-mining-plan/ Either way, transitioning mining operations to another country (Bitmain is looking at Vietnam I believe) or discontinuing mining in China will be a risky endeavor. If the plug is pulled in China overnight, the blockchain will fork as the difficulty rate is very high and it can't afford to lost that kind of mining power. If mining farms plan on leaving the country how much time will they have to do so? Not to mention doing so would be difficult if Bitcon executives can't leave the country (http://www.trustnodes.com/2017/09/19/china-bans-bitcoin-executives-leaving-country-miners-preparing-worst). If China socializes all of the mining farms they will have control of a financial weapon that can be used to attack virually any PoW blockchain. Let's see how this plays out.
  3. Does this writer think that China would coordinate their shut down with new Japananes mining farms to avoid any sort of technical disturbance? I don't think so.
  4. It violates copyright law and the policies of the forum to post the article. Here is the CCN recap:https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/china-bitcoin-exchange-ban-extend-otc-trading-maybe-mining-wsj/
  5. https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-widens-bitcoin-crackdown-beyond-commercial-trading-1505733976 Looks like contrary to popular belief that the China ban may be permanent. The possibility that China could not only outlaw mining (China is 65-80%), but could potentially take over mining farms to attack the blockchain seems to be real. Centralized Bitcoin. Who knew.
  6. @enej @gregor Is this something you guys are working on shutting down? As you likely know, users have lost their entire holdings thanks to this scam.
  7. Apple keynote

    I was hoping BG would use his face to send an ILP payment across seven continents then back to Tim Cook while watching the money rain down on him in AR. Alas, maybe next year. Did anyone tell them the iPhone X screen isn't actually edge to edge? Felt a little awkward to me when they kept saying it. Even as an Apple fan.
  8. In a quick scan, I counted 67 companies with a lower ranking than Ripple (Ripple has 40%), giving Ripple a ranking of around 33 out of 100. Where do you get 96/100? @BDD
  9. Without going through all 100, I found 10 with lower rankings in the first 30 cryptos. Hence Ripple should be considerably higher than 96/100. Not that it matters though since this metric is useless. Not to mention, how are they parsing false positives for "steem" when someone is actually trying to search "steam", but spells it incorrectly in Bing? Same goes with any other crypto that coincides with a common word/term (i.e. verge, waves, status, etc.).
  10. Lets trace those banks [again]

    Objectivity != FUD Your contributions are always appreciated @Graine. 🙏
  11. Routing attacks

    This made me laugh. Then it set in that this was more fact than satire. +1 @JoelKatz should blog too. Maybe a post for the one year anniversary of his last post?
  12. Routing attacks

    Thanks for the info and informative topic! I've been wondering about a China attack. It works like this: China shuts down exchanges and forces mining farms to attack the blockchain(s). 😳 Hopefully this one is overblown too.
  13. There were no XRP sold on 9/25 at a premium. R3 was given a three year option at a 20% premium. Clearly Ripple and R3 expected the price of XRP to increase during that time. They were offering R3 a big carrot. There's nothing wrong with that.
  14. Hopefully banks aren't so easily spooked (I don't think they are).
  15. R3 sues Ripple (What?!)

    That's actually funny...and not a half bad idea. Would be great if they released Jed and led him sell his XRP to them at that price (if he was willing).
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