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  1. A club is an association of two or more people united by a common interest or goal. A service club, for example, exists for voluntary or charitable activities. There are clubs devoted to hobbies and sports, social activities clubs, political and religious clubs, and there’s the Zerpening Club; a special brotherhood devoted to a digital asset named XRP, where gifs of rockets are the standard and even the slightest opposition against XRP evokes a permanent ban. This severe ruling keeps the Club clean of FUD and other polluting activities. By consequence members can be assured of a relaxed atmosphere without the need of watching their backs constantly. * wikipedia*
  2. At the cinema I really like people seated next to me explaining out loud what’s happening in the movie I’m watching at that very moment.
  3. I agree with the worst case scenario, but disagree on the best case. The latter would be 95% of the time nothing, to burst several 100% in a matter of weeks, like the historical pattern shows. In the middle there’s the slow growth with many corrections scenario. Anyway : “ believing” isn’t a very scientific way to calculate probabilities, that goes for both of us. Nice to read is: https://hackernoon.com/marketcycle-4e5407d0c68 All we have is the past, which we can extrapolate into the future and if not applicable then we just have to throw the dice.
  4. Like a boiler ( lol) crypto gently warms up 95% of the time, to give boiling ( lol) warm water the other 5%, with runs of 200% to even 1200 %. ( that is: until now, no garantee for the future though). We’ve had 3 fabulous runs in 2017 and 2 decent ones ( 250%) in 2018. ( july and sept). So it comes down to timing and choice of asset, but even in 2018 there was plenty money to be made. So no: it doesn’t grow organically: it stays boringly put 95% of the time, no use complaining, its like Disney World: a 2 minute roller coaster ride after hours of waiting in line. So yes: from $ 0.30 to $ 1.46 in 2 weeks is more than possible, it happened before and even faster : from $ 0.25 to $ 3 in less than 3 weeks.
  5. Well, partnerships......don’t know, a bank or any other firm has hundreds of partnerships, why shout it out of the rooftops or on twitter about it? No big deal in most cases. Don’t think partnerships will fuel a bullrun for XRP, except maybe a big big unexpected unbelievable partner ( world domination!). So while partnerships may lay a bottom at our price finally ($ 1- $ 3) , I’m hoping for crypto to stay manipulated and irrational for a few more years to see prices like $ 5 ( 2 years?) and $ 20 ( 3 years?). Just my 2 zerps and ask me tomorrow and you’ll get a whole different answer maybe.
  6. Adding some fantasy ( shaken, not stirred) to this whole crypto thing, I can see XRP easily reaching $ 1 within the next week or so. Also; Troooooooooonnnnnnnn! Lol, I’m bored.
  7. Lol. Yes, but no acceleration there for me as I’m getting older.
  8. You’ve just proved my point, thanks. I suppose you didn’t understand your own link. Acceleration can accelerate!
  9. Yes, and you’re subject to it at this very moment https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accelerating_expansion_of_the_universe Ever heard of the word “ exponential”?
  10. That’s the problem in most discussions: first step is to reach consensus about a metric accepted by all parties. Indeed, not all countries have reached the same stage on the pyramid of Maslow. That’s a very ambitious goal for XRP. I would be happy if it reaches a fair marketshare for cross-border payments in corridors with increased friction, not to remake internet and earn back trillions of dollars spent on it. We yet have only one metric as of today for it’s value: it’s price on some shady exchanges in a highly manipulated crypto world.
  11. You can ask the same mentioning washing machines, cars, planes, fax machines, electricity, nuclear plants and paper clips, in fact: nearly all inventions of the last 200 years. They’ll prefer a pipe with running water. It all remains subjective until you come up with a general accepted metric to measure the impact of a new technology . The word “ productivity” without a KPI leaves (too much ) space for discussion. So it comes down to opinions and my opinion is that the internet has way more impact than the fax machine.
  12. I have to disagree. Internet not only changed ( is still changing) the banking landscape ( you don’t want to know how many bank employees are laid off last decade, but it’s more than 50%. Not talking about the problems elderly people have to arrange their banking affairs properly), but look at the state of retail stores: everyday there’s one closing the doors due to web competition. It’s really disruptive in all kind of ways.
  13. Ouch, that hurts. You’re sharp as a razor blade, as always. You know very well I fear your laughter and that it keeps me awake at nights. What did I do to deserve this? I thought we were all on the same forum, with the same goals and dreams, brothers in arms so to speak. Very disappointing this is.
  14. You’re flattering yourself, you’re none of these. Salty tears at best.
  15. .......and while waiting downplay all good news, reinforce everything that underlines a possible failure , shouting “scam” and “ zealots” only to start to buy when 95% marketshare is reached and price is above $ 50.
  16. Oh boy , we’re derailing the thread, but I worked in France and Spain for a few years. Learned it the hard way : in the street and in shabby clubs 😇
  17. French and Spanish , so 5 languages actually, but Spanish and Deutsch a bit less fluent, to downplay my bragging post a bit.
  18. I just hope the audio file doesn’t show David said “ xrated” instead of “ xrapid”.
  19. * heard loud noises* * opens door* * sees broken chairs, tables and glass* * as well as wounded people* * leaves to search for another fight club*
  20. also: the bank I work for did an internet POC with a few other banks back in 1999, but no real advantages were found. /s
  21. Correction: you could in fact ask this question when you look at the added yellow line ( which supposes 100% adoption eventually: this is not certain at all at this stage, adoption still is very speculative for XRP) So to answer your question: we’re at the most left point of the curve: adoption is still in question.
  22. This Bell curve plots different ( potential) customers into a ( possible) adoption stage. So the perspective is on the customers side and not on the product( for each product a customer can be plotted into this very same bell shape). So we can plot Moneygram into the “ early adopters” or “ early majority” maybe. But your question “ where we think we are” is not applicable to this curve imo.
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