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  1. For those (myself included) that didn't know what a 'partial payment exploit' was until now: https://xrpl.org/partial-payments.html#partial-payments-exploit From what I'm gathering, the exchange was receiving payments, marked as partial, with the delivered amount substantially less than the full amount. Beaxy didn't catch this when completing an order, but somehow their pricing mechanism did, causing the price to plunge?
  2. Great to hear that when ADP thinks of a 'global financial transaction system' Ripple is their primary example, but I'm not going to get too excited over this. Given how general the process descriptions are I would hazard that this is likely to be just a defensive measure by ADP to protect against patent trolling, in case they ever decide to actually adopt some sort of DLT solution. But then I could be wrong... I would LOVE to be wrong on this one.
  3. ... 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 gains realized from the sale or exchange of virtual currency for other than cash, and for other purposes." It is likely that it will need to be introduced again with the next sitting of Congress, but since both Warren and DeSoto won re-election that will probably happen. This is the first time in my life that I've actually felt the need to contact my representative!
  4. So, are you asking the basics of how a hash works? And/or how it is used in either XRPL or Bitcoin ledgers?
  5. 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. If he really believes, he just does it. So what would it take to convince Trump that he would be 'the father' of the 'Internet of Value', or 'Web 3.0', or some new wave of prosperity, or whatever; just so long as he goads the SEC and/or CFTC to issue enough guidance for the FI's to act?
  6. 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/countries-regions/americas/canada At any rate, apologies to everyone for straying off-topic into what is for the moment the tribalistic quagmire of American politics. This thread has been officially hijacked and I was a part of that. I'll take the advice of @Raz, @Deeznutz, and @WillGetThere and just stick to XRP from now on.
  7. No, not a cop out. The last president that I know of that couldn't get along with Canada was James Madison.
  8. Dang, that's harsh. Not what you said, but after watching it, that's spot on. Poor guy.
  9. Bittrex recently added USD-XRP pairing, and has partnered with Ripple.
  10. https://ripple.com/ripplenet/ 78 partners listed... make that 42. Is this complete? Are any of them new?
  11. 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 price of most tokens will prohibit adoption & use. He only mentions Ripple, and spends much more time talking about IBM/Stellar and the introduction of 'StableCoin' on the Stellar blockchain. Overall it's more thoughtful than the usual pieces put out by Forbes, but there's one point he's trying to make that leaves me scratching my head: HUH??? What about ILP? I would love to hear in greater detail as to how he arrived at this conclusion. Yes, there is a lot of hype in this space, but to me, preventing value from copying itself the way information does on the internet is a pretty big problem. And when it is solved, that disruption may not be felt as much in the "West", but there are billions of people whose lives will be changed (hopefully) in a good way. I guess time will tell...
  12. 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
  13. 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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