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  1. The gap between expectation and reality is usually disappointment, which in this instance damages the price of XRP. I think Galgitron is very wise to be 'dampening the hype': temper expectations, avoid disappointment. I have no idea why this SWIFT/Ripple speculation has become to salient, but I personally think it's a bit of a stretch at present.
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    Alex, you okay buddy?

    I'm not sure why some of you have such a hardon for @AlexCobb, but it's so salient that it's actually embarrassing. People make mistakes. What of it? Get off the lad's back.
  3. Tripple

    SWIFT and Ripple Integratioon

    That sweet, sweet integratioon.
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    WARNING: Some feels are going to get hurt within this thread.
  6. Tripple

    SWIFT gpi is fast !!

    I guess RippleNet is not quite there yet in terms of reach... But that's a matter of time, rather than capability.
  7. Pretty sure they've done this a number of years in a row now. Including last year, when SIBOS was at the same time as the first Swell conference.
  8. "You won't want to miss an important announcement we're making at San Francisco BLOCKCHAIN WEEK. Something that’s already being called, ‘The Announcement of 2018!’ Can't say more now. Except that we're about to make crypto work even harder for you."
  9. SWIFT is currently the 'plumbing' for international payments. It's not imposing anything. The US will be lobbying to place nations/entities on certain sanctions lists composed by regulatory bodies, which then might prevent payments from happening because of the sanction screening process that SWIFT offers. Not all entities even adhere to the same lists.
  10. That's just simply not the case now. Sorry to burst your bubble. They imposed an embargo on Cuba in 1958, SWIFT wasn't created until 1970s. Cuba was simply put on a number of several sanctions lists, and most Western nations agreed with and to adhered to those lists. They haven't been able to reimpose multilateral sanctions on Iran (through SWIFT) because lots of nations disagree with the US flip-lopping on the agreement. That doesn't stop the US from implementing it's own unilateral responses though. You were pretty spot on, I'd hate to see you aim with intent. 😅
  11. Natural gas supply in terms of Russia, and probably to do with international legitimacy more broadly in terms of Iran.
  12. SWIFT is not as US-centric as you may think. There would have to be some sort of international consensus regarding locking India out of the SWIFT Network. In 2012, there was at least a modicum of agreement surrounding placing financial pressure on Iran to bring them to the negotiating table. When the Nuclear Deal was reached in 2015, the lock-out (which is actually called 'sanction screening') was lifted, and hasn't been reimposed because that same degree of international agreement doesn't exist anymore. The US can't force other SWIFT-partnered nations into supporting it's own position against their own interested - which as I say is irrelevant in this instance because; a) the sanctions are fictional, b) there is no international support, c) there is no reason to sanction India in the first place.