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Zockempire

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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&
  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 offli
  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) ammou
  13. 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 participatio
  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.
  16. All in with XRP. No other cryptos, but I have other traditional investments like stocks beside crypto. I feel happy with XRP as it is the only crypto (which I know of), that does really something good for the world and IS used.
  17. A quote from the article below: "Long term, it seems clear the Lightning Network or something like it will remove the need for cheaper altcoins, but it’s unclear how long it will take for this development to come to fruition. As mentioned above, altcoins with low on-chain transactions may have some utility over the short term, perhaps even in assisting the proliferation of the Lightning Network on Bitcoin." Will Bitcoin's Lightning Network Kill Off Altcoins Focused On Cheap Transactions: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ktorpey/2017/12/28/will-bitcoins-lightning-network-kill-off-altcoins-focu
  18. @Zenkert. I just wanted to point out the thinking behind BTC maximalists. What is the intrinsic value of Bitcoin, if it does not succed in the way I described above? None!! Why pay 10000$ for a coin, that is not used and technically obsolte. For Bitcoin it is a binary outcome, either rule the world or become worthless. XRP is designed to coexist in a world of fiat currencies. That is the reason, it is hated so much by many people in the crypto space. If Bitcoin truly succeeds, there will be no XRP anymore. Bitcoiners think, that with Lightning competing coins will die out: https://www.for
  19. The fantasy behind Bitcoin's rise is, that it will take over the world. That was the idea from the beginning. Bitcoiners lay their trust in the Lightning Network. They claim, that energy consumption will decline drastically after LN is implemented. Also transactions will cost almost nothing then and money-altcoins therefore unimportant. Bitcoin will rise until all of the money of the world is converted into Bitcoin as it is limited and therefore the superior money. After that, it will have a stable price, that means, it will have no price at all, because everything will be denominated in Bitc
  20. Im my opinion XRP and Bitcoin are opposed to each other by definition. XRP is useful and can co-exist with other forms of money. It's worth comes from it's usability. Bitcoin however, in it's true idea would swallow up everything and tolerate only Bitcoin as the sole world money. If Bitcoin does not succeed in this, it is likely completely worthless in the far distant future as it has no backing and no use case other than being a method of payment. When the flippening (Bitcoin ceases to be the Number 1 coin) will happen, the psychology will likely change for Bitcoin. As there are ma
  21. Look, what Hodor was writing in his blog concerning the topic of XRP volatility and adoption of xRapid. https://xrphodor.wordpress.com/2018/01/27/review-of-the-q4-xrp-report/
  22. I am also a holder of XRP an bullish. Nevertheless, we have to wait for the results of the xRapid pilot projects and if the financial institutions will adopt it also on a larger scale, after testing. These days, the volatilty of XRP is just horrible and also there is a big spread between bid and ask. For small transactions, that does not matter that much. A 0.5% spread is like 5$ for a thousand US-Dollars transaction. But if you want to send a million dollars, half a percent is quite a lot of money. As far as I know, xRapid currently works with exchanges. So there is room for improve
  23. I think this year the fundamentals for XRP are so much better and that of BTC so much worse. So I do not think that the XRP/BTC chart will develop the same pattern again.
  24. Guys, what did I say? Now we have the rebound with BTC from 8k. Ripple has risen now +24% in only a few minutes.
  25. There should be a strong rebound soon. BTC has heavy support around current levels (8k). Here is an Elliton-Wave-Analysis from a famous German chart wepage. https://www.godmode-trader.de/artikel/bitcoin-hier-fliegen-demnaechst-die-fetzen,5734989
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