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  1. The whole crypto space lacks a basic understanding, what money is. Bitcoin Cash or Bitcoin would never work as money, because you have no underlying which it represents. Try to make a debt contract in Bitcoins and you would see, it can't work. Ripple is different here. It does not want to be money, but is a useful solution to faciliate money transfers. It's value comes from it's usefulness and not because it's "money".
  2. Buffet is actually quite right. The energy consumption of one Bitcoin transaction is currently 849 khH and still rising! See here: https://digiconomist.net/bitcoin-energy-consumption That is an incredible waste of energy and a huge burden for planet earth. What a bad currency... Glad, that XRP is not like this.
  3. I recommend you to judge not on apperances, but rather on the content of the video. Dr. Hosp is a well known crypto expert in Germany and Austria, who is also interviewed regularly on TV. More on the person https://www.julianhosp.com/ . On the German finance TV for example here, where he announced the coming crypto crash towards BTC 5k in advance: http://www.deraktionaer.tv/video/bitcoin-guru-julian-hosp---kursziel-60000-usd-bestaetigt-zweites-kursziel-5000-usd-und-beide-erwartet-in-2018-50191747.html
  4. Dr. Julian Hosp, co-founder of TenX and crypto millionaire about the current state of the crypto market. He sold 25% of his positions during the last huge rise, now he starts to get back in...
  5. Of course, they should. It is vital to have access to the US-markets also because of current and future xRapid liquidity. This liquidity is provided by retail investors in the moment. xRapid functions with the exchanges and the liquidity there and the USA is the most important market. If Coinbase and Gemini block Ripple as indicated here, probably because of their large own investments in Bitcoin: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-04/ripple-is-said-to-struggle-to-buy-u-s-listing-for-popular-coin?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_content=crypto&utm_source=twitter Ripple should do something about that. They should not make themselves dependend on Coinbase and Gemini.
  6. I think, Ripple Labs should seriously consider to start it's own new regulated cryptoexchange in the US. The Winklevoss twins did the same with Gemini some years ago. Instead of waiting fruitlessly for others like Coinbase, Ripple could fund a new regulated US-exchange together with interested banks and payment providers as funding partners. They have a lot of revenue through direct and indirect XRP-sales. In Q4 alone they sold XRP for 95 Million USD. There is enough money to start an exchange and promote it.
  7. You probably need to download the full package for it to work. Go on https://github.com/ripplerm/ripple-wallet there is a green button "clone or download". This button must be clicked to download the full package as a .zip-file . After that, if it does not work try Firefox-browser. I used Firefox and it worked for me.
  8. @Simoun With the ripplerm-wallet one can use also the private key of a ripple address. This is not the same as the secret key. It is just for one address. But the private key works in Ripplerm for signing a transaction.
  9. Yes Tev, as I wrote in the other thread, I did everything (!) on an offline computer. If anyone tries to repeat. It is not a very easy process, but possible. Please make everything only on an offline computer, which never conects to the internet, for your security. Do only on your own risk as always, nevertheless. How I did it: Ripplerm-Wallet accepts the private key of a Ripple Address, which I could derive from my Nano Ledger S wit the BIP39 tool from Iancoleman. This tool can be downloaded here for offline use: https://github.com/iancoleman/bip39 . There I did (on my offline pc) put my 24 seed words of the Nano Legder S. Then I did select Ripple XRP as currency. Under "derived addresses" I could find my Ripple Address and the associated private key. This private key is not the Ripple Wallet Secret key like with Gatehub. It is just the private key or the one Ripple address. But it can be used to sign transactions with the Ripplerm-Wallet offline for that address also on an non-internet-computer. The wallet can be downloaded here: https://github.com/ripplerm/ripple-wallet . I used Tev's description for that process of signing the transaction (Trust enabling) with Ripplerm-wallet offline, which is avaivable in detail (Tev's posting) on the other thread on xrpchat.
  10. Guys, I have manged to claim my ALVs for my Nano Ledger S with a method from Xrpchat User "Tev". You can find the detailed instruction in this thread on xrpchat.com in this thread:
  11. I just want to inform you guys: I have succesfully managed to claim my ALV with TEV's method mentioned above for my Nano Ledger S account. Before, I had to extract before my private key for my Ripple address with the BIP39 tool from Iancoleman, which I downloaded here: https://github.com/iancoleman/bip39 . I did everything on an offline computer for safety.
  12. Hello Allvor, thank you for your kind offering! Can you explain in detail how to set the trustline with Nano Ledger S? It is not possible to extract a secret key from Nano Ledger as far as I know with the Mnemonic Code Converter like https://iancoleman.io/bip39/, only private keys for ripple addresses. Unfortunately Ripple Wallets like Rippex Wallet and Gatehub all want a Ripple secret key and not a regular private key to open the wallet. Maybe you can include another optional distribution method, like that we can send you for example a infinitesimal (very small) ammount of XRP from our accounts to your address to verify our account and you send an amount of ALV to our accounts appropriate to the claimable amount on March 28th for that account? Thank you for your help, ZE
  13. Zockempire

    Yannis Varoufakis on Bitcoin and blockchain

    Some guys are really quick to judge people without knowing them personally, which really speaks for maturity...
  14. In this article former greek finance minister, professor and Steam employee (Gametheory/economist-in-residence at Valve Corporation) Yannis Varoufakis, who was put out of the ministry by the EU-Elites as he opposed the strict austerity, gives an opinion about Cryptocurrency. He wanted to introduce a blockchain based currency in greece by the way. You will probably notice, that his analysis is very well compatible with the vision of Ripple XRP as a digital asset to facilate payments, but not compatible with the view of the Bitcoin maximalists because of the lack of democratic participation in the Bitcoin monetary system. Here the link to the interview: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/yanis-varoufakis-bitcoin-bubble-interview About Yannis Varoufakis generally: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yanis_Varoufakis#Early_life_and_education
  15. Banks probably do not want a centralized system like the Lightning Network. Don't forget, that in the LN, you don't own your coins, but just IOUs for coins. If I was a bank, I would not like to trust my many millions into third party IOUs, when I can have all my coins under direct control with XRP with almost 0 fees and also almost zero transation times. Without the LN Bitcoin can never compete with XRP in transaction times and fees and with usage of the LN you have no direct ownership over your BTC anymore.