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John_Buh

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  1. I'm not 100% sure you understand the relationship of the products.
  2. No doubt Cobalt is an impressive improvement - however, it seems to me to be the equivalent "But wait, there's more..." in an infomercial. Widespread adoption and liquidity is the key and I'm not sure a speedup from 4 to 1 second is going to move that along. It is a great marketing bullet, though.
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    Swiss National Bank working with Ripple

    This is no place to bring that up. Period.
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    Swiss National Bank working with Ripple

    What did Teddybear do to get himself banned?
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    Swiss National Bank working with Ripple

    That's a pretty fair assessment - also, legendary attention to detail. I have been in IT for over 20 years and I can say that the Swiss way of doing things is admirable. They take measure twice, cut once to the extreme. However, the result is a country that really works. When I go back to the US now I am horrified by the sloppiness (among other things).
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    An outside perspective

    Good point - I think everything depends on settlement - once settlement happens the XRP is now available, no?
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    An outside perspective

    You should encourage your Dad to stay interested - he sounds like he has an intuitive understanding of this whole circus. Could be an excellent touchstone for you.
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    Friends and family

    If she took what you told her and did her own research and invested then the adult thing is not to blame you. Unfortunately, many would have given you a hard time - you are lucky.
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    Friends and family

    It is hard to talk about Ripple per se - so I tell them about international transfers - cutting down the time to (possibly) 1 second rather than 5 days. That usually gets a positive response. The 10,000 other aspects of the crypto/blockchain world have to be learned by deep investigation and research, which almost all are not willing to do.
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    Friends and family

    I told my Mom on Jan. 4th - she immediately said: "Sell that crap!" Sometimes Mom is right. More than sometimes.
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    The Battle between Unilateralism and Multilateralism

    As usual, Neville Chamberlain gets the same treatment. Mention his name name you get some mumbling about 'appeasement' - did you know that Chamberlain campaigned furiously and at great political peril to divert funds to build the RAF - he could see what was coming. Churchill would have been helpless if not for the groundwork Chamberlain laid. I can't even comment on comparing Trump and Churchill - my brain's firewall instantly destroys those packets.
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    Hi!

    There seem to be 3 rings in the circus here: 1) Informative content - side discussions, Hodor/Buckor blogs, etc. 2) Boy's Club - The Zerpening thread - for adolescents and those who long for the frathouse days. Lots of cartoons and endless chatter. 3) Paranoia Club - something awful happened there so the roustabouts are taking that tent down.
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    Hi!

    You talk the talk and walk the walk. I do hope you get a lot from this site, however do keep your BS filters clean and active.
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    The Battle between Unilateralism and Multilateralism

    Keep a weather eye on what happens with the petrodollar scam the US has been benefiting from for far too long. With breathtakingly bad leadership calling the shots now, if the US lost this prize pig then a whole new ballgame could arise.
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