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  1. They also filed against another company (Crowd Machine Inc.) on the same day as Ripple. Another patent infringement case. https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/16245700/cooperative-entertainment-inc-v-crowd-machine-inc/
  2. ... and here it is: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/7356 "H.R.7356 - To amend the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to exclude digital tokens from the definition of a security, to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to enact certain regulatory changes regarding digital units secured through public key cryptography, to adjust taxation of virtual currencies held in individual retirement accounts, to create a tax exemption for exchanges of one virtual currency for another, to create a de minimis exemption from taxation for g
  3. So, are you asking the basics of how a hash works? And/or how it is used in either XRPL or Bitcoin ledgers?
  4. So here's my question: The FI's are waiting on U.S. regulation for adoption. Generally, the regulatory agencies only act when federal legislation (which there is none) clearly outlines how they should regulate. So barring some bold move on the agencies' part, action could be a long time (like several years) in coming. But what if Trump was to take this on as a personal issue and put pressure on the agencies? Would this give the agencies enough impetus to actually do something concrete? Love or hate what Trump does, he does it boldly and generally without regard to opposing opinions.
  5. Nope. To me that means to not create unnecessary conflict. Nothing to do with trade deals - that's a whole other fuzzy, objective topic that requires the work of statisticians (who are worse than damn liars, right?) to get to the bottom of it. Personally though, I don't see our current trade situation with Canada as 'egregiously unfair': "U.S. goods and services trade with Canada totaled an estimated $673.1 billion in 2017. Exports were $340.7 billion; imports were $332.3 billion. The U.S. goods and services trade surplus with Canada was $8.4 billion in 2017." https://ustr.gov
  6. No, not a cop out. The last president that I know of that couldn't get along with Canada was James Madison.
  7. Dang, that's harsh. Not what you said, but after watching it, that's spot on. Poor guy.
  8. Bittrex recently added USD-XRP pairing, and has partnered with Ripple.
  9. https://ripple.com/ripplenet/ 78 partners listed... make that 42. Is this complete? Are any of them new?
  10. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbloomberg/2018/09/09/enterprise-blockchain-struggles-to-carve-out-a-niche/#116ff9d1600a Interesting take on the state of blockchain. For once a Forbes contributor that isn't a Bitcoin maximalist, and is actually forecasting its doom for the very reason (decentralization) people like Laura Shin are saying it will succeed over XRP. He's pretty hard on XRP though. Although not directly mentioning it, he talks about the speculative nature of most tokens (XRP included) will prevent them from ever having any value - early investors selling and depressing the
  11. I'm not finding much either, but it may be that she spent a decent amount of time representing shareholders against corporations. From Judicial Profile: https://www.law.com/therecorder/almID/900005430449/Judicial-Profile-Marie-Weiner/?slreturn=20180725121740
  12. So now Breitbart wants Bitcoin to be the alt-right's darling and XRP is a 'libcoin'? Fine. I don't care. Call me a 'liberal'. A soon to be very rich liberal.
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