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  1. Well your first mistake was getting her involved. Only joking, -- somewhat. It's very easy for a partner to say "yes that sounds like a good idea" and when it goes up say "oh baby, this is fantastic, I love you" but its also easy for them to say "you numbskull, it keeps going down!! I need that money for X and Y and Z" then you sell, and then it moons.
  2. DtotheK

    Generified integration tests for xrp and swift

    Agreed, just had a look through it (fellow techie). It's in the name too... "corda/integration-with-swift". Though, it's nice to see XRP and SWIFT mentioned pretty much as alternatives to one another. With regards to the reference to CITI.. I wouldn't run away with that. I work in fintech and yeah, in cases like this if you're mocking a payment, a bank, a merchant in unit tests etc. you will at times just pluck things out of the air.. sometimes absolute nonsense, sometimes real entities. Can depend on personal preference or the existing coding style or standards in the team/project.
  3. Interesting. I noticed the following subdomain some time ago: jbra01.i.ripple.com and I guessed it had something to do with brazil.
  4. DtotheK

    InstaReM: One More Caminada From Ripple To Visa

    Quote of a quote but to be specific, Mastercard made a cash offer for Earthport too which was about 20% higher than Visa's so I think that's still an open case - but good either way.
  5. DtotheK

    The Ripple Drop – Episode 9

    Interesting that out of the 40 open roles, the guy mentions integration engineers who go onsite to integrate clients... along with the 15 other great news recently, that's another!
  6. DtotheK

    SBI Group Confirms MoneyTap Will Leverage XRP

    "legal arrangements must be made" .. interesting. No timeframe mentioned it seems. Here's to an interesting 2019!
  7. Nice spot. Additionally he nods his head positively for the previous statement by Brad - instead of getting a faster horse just switch to a Ferrari. There could be something behind his nods - or it could be the case that if you're on stage with somebody with cameras and faces pointing at you, both feeling a bit of pressure and nervous etc, it's as if you're on the same team and you each have eachothers back so perhaps he's just nodding because in this context, Brad is his friend.
  8. I think I can answer for OP as I am also disturbed by the richlist. The issue is to be a 1%er you need 73k+ XRP. I don't have that yet - so that's deeply disturbing to me. In all seriousness it's arguably obvious that OP is disturbed by how insanely rich those who have fat wallets will be e.g. Larson, Garlinghouse, Schwarz. If XRP rockets, Larson will end up way beyond Bezos/Gates on paper. I do agree but I think at that level, individuals can get that rich once it's aligned with the other most powerful people. So I don't really see it as an issue. Slow regulatory clarity concerns me the most. Second to that, no major FI's using XRP. Sure we have some small players starting to dabble in it but we need big names. Of course the plan is to build up liquidity from small players to large ones.
  9. Nope, it isn't. Do this at midnight 31st instead of partying.
  10. DtotheK

    Swift & Ripple New Angle

    They've stated several times in different ways that they plan on getting a few small players onboard first, payment providers, and build up liquidity.
  11. DtotheK

    LiquidityEdge by R3

    This thread deserves more exposure than half of what's in General section now, which is a pity.
  12. DtotheK

    XRP and ZB.com

    Will read the article. I'm novice when it comes to understanding markets. Yes... I recall the tether printing craze did coincide with wash trading on bitfinex - obviously that was topical - but I don't recall ZB.com being mentioned at that time. Perhaps people who looked into it just happened not to notice, or perhaps ZB.com had some alternative way of performing wash trading such that it was more private/hidden. It's fascinating to imagine those battles of Mr. Robot between the Americans and Chinese for the future of the financial system. And Jimmy Zhao in the middle of it, though I doubt that's his real name.
  13. DtotheK

    XRP and ZB.com

    At the risk of sounding simple-minded, but for the greater good of other simpletons thinking the same thing - why is this interesting? Looks like their volume has not much affect on price - midway in the chart there's solid volume but price shifts massively. Towards the end there's (relatively) lots more volume but price is stable as a rock. What does it mean... the volume is either useless, or else that she's about to blow soon?