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  1. The good news is that ILP could facilitate either. In the BOE proof of concept, the protocol was used to bridge two existing (centralized) payments systems. If new revenue streams are a criterea that the FED is scrutinizing, Ripple solutions and XRP seem uniquely positioned to fulfill that need. Ripple has stumbled onto a truly great use case for XRP. I believe the use of various digital assets for cross-border liquidity will be a mainstream occurrence in five years.
  2. That's a fun post. Considering this was Erik Voorhees of ShapeShift, he seems to have gotten the message unlike many Bitcoin purists!
  3. "relates generally to..." this is just saying that the patent falls into this "field". The combination of the CLAIMS are essentially the protected part of their innovation.
  4. The full text of the final patent is here. This should explain everything one should want to know. http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1="crypto+currency"&OS=“crypto+currency”&RS=“crypto+currency
  5. I haven't gone through their patent thoroughly, but I don't think this will effect Ripple. Claim #3 of the patent says: Based on the above claim and the few other things I read, it seems that their patented "crypto currency" would allow it to exclusively trade with non-crypto securities through an organization acting as a "processor". Kind of sounds like Ripple gateways, but for financial instruments. I'm still surprised they got it, but the scope doesn't seem to effect Ripple at least.
  6. If you're looking for a US based company where you can buy XRP directly with XRP then Kraken your only option. If you don't mind using a european company which accepts USD, I would recommend Bitstamp. I find the UI much better than Kraken and you can use a credit card for funding which you can't for Kraken. GateHub is another good option with more alt coin pairs than Bitstamp, though they're backed up with customer service requests if you end up needing help. If you happen to go with GateHub, be sure to use a browser other than Safari. My recommendation would be to open up an account at a few exchanges and figure out which you prefer. I think most individuals who trade or hold cryptos have accounts at a handful of exchanges for different reasons.
  7. @haggy @bravo Thanks for sharing your experience. I really like what FlashFX is doing. I've been thinking it would be good to hear an update from them on the forum, so I'll take this as the opportunity to ask. How have things been @Nicolas? Any updates you can share on what's next for FlashFX? Clearly the bridge to the UK is working well. Congrats on some very satisfied customers!
  8. Thought this last paragraph in their wikipedia article was worth sharing as well:
  9. Considering that XRP sales have been minimal yet they plan on being profitable, I see this as a very good sign. Not leaning on funding from XRP sales should allow them to steward XRP with a long-term focus.
  10. I would applaud Coindesk's desire to remain independent of DCG's investments, but publishing false and easily refuted information, even in the form of an opinion piece, should not be tolerated in any journalistic outlet, particularly one that deems to be 'reputable' as CoinDesk does. Calling out scams is a worthy endeavor. Essentially lumping in the most honest player in the space with them is bad for crypto all around. I hope Ripple will be making a few calls to their peers over at CoinDesk in the morning.
  11. Never knew that. Thanks Hodor.
  12. Agreed. Which is why I used a question mark. Thanks for sharing the charts API topic, makes more sense now. If @Mercury @T8493 or another mod who's available wants to change the title, feel free to do so. Might make sense for the Ripple banner to be more specific as well. Still curious to hear from Steve.
  13. I guess "outage" is vague, but that was Ripple's description of the event not mine. True troll clickbait would've been "XRP Ledger Outage!!!!". Maybe all caps too, but you'd have to ask a troll their opinion. Particularly curious if @stevedev can provide more info.
  14. His words not mine. Below is his post in the chatbox. Seems to go along with Ripple's "some historical data is missing due to an earlier outage" comment. He doesn't have a ton of activity but he's been around for over a year and all of his contributions have been positive. @stevedev Can you help explain a bit more what happened?