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  1. One of the best analogies I've seen to date. "SWELL" put, @Sasha
  2. Unfortunately, as of now, we're all riding the BTC train in that it will affect every crypto (XRP included) if something like a total crash were to happen. The aim of SWELL and other conferences is 1) to get industry leaders together/form new partnerships etc etc but 2) to educate people and attempt to decouple it from BTC. I'm not telling y'all anything you don't know but XRP is very different from BTC. Where people are continually screwing up is that they assume that crypto success is mutually exclusive. i.e. If BTC does well, XRP can't etc. Not true. They are wildly different use cases. Thats like saying if gold exists then banks and fiat can't. What can we do about it? @Hodor has said it multiple times... spread the word. Educate your friends, family, and other crypto enthusiasts about XRP. -Ole Burt
  3. Not a chance for $3... good lord I wish but I just dont see that as realistic. I don't see the actual real world use cases driving that high by then. That said, I watched ETH go from $3 to $400 in about 3 months due to the legendary "crypto hype". $3 here we come! Ole Burt
  4. bplee

    If ...during SWELL

    From the way this thread is going, seems like there are going to be people disappointed if SWELL does anything but drive the price to $1... I don't think thats an immediate possibility at all. Will the price hit $1... I think so, will it be during or right after SWELL? Doubt it. I hope I'm wrong but I'm a HODL so doesn't much matter to me either way. Just my two cents... there are gonna be people on this forum disappointed no matter what after SWELL I believe. I won't be one of them.
  5. I'd also like to hear this answer @Cjohnstone87 definitely interested to hear what search terms people are using most to find your site. By the way, good work.
  6. @Winteriscomming replies to @Hodor lol the GoT irony! @Hodor clearly knows that winter is coming, he's the one who held the door, remember?!? Had to get a little humor in that one. -OleBurt
  7. Sounds promising for Ripple... the point about getting banks to adopt the new technology is well put though. It's so much easier for banks to maintain the status quo than adapt. -OleBurt
  8. bplee

    XRP Lock Up Confirmation

    Definitely not reading it as reservation. He didn't mean it that way either. Even if he did have reservation, we would never hear about it publicly... only @JoelKatz and the rest of the team might hear about it behind closed doors. I do agree though that to release all announcements during SWELL would be inadvisable. Too much good news and the market won't be able to properly absorb it all like it would spaced out. That said, the Ripple team has made it pretty clear that the market fluctuation of XRP in and of itself is not really one of their concerns. The success of the company is their concern and that success will cause XRP to rise as well. -OleBurt
  9. Whether Ripple unveils any massive announcements at SWELL or not, it bodes well for the company. Attracting new partners is really what will equal long term success and regardless of announcements, SWELL is poised to do just that!
  10. Just like the dot com bubble... BUT there will be a few that rise to the top (Google, Yahoo, etc). Enter Ripple.
  11. You are right... but what you're missing is that the vast majority of people investing in cryptos right now are not the hyper-libertarians that created this space. To the average consumer, upending governments and banks is not only stupid, its unrealistic. I'm not commenting on my beliefs one way or another, but if you haven't realized yet that the anti-government libertarian is a small minority of investors, now you do. So, what does that mean? It means that most people who are investing want to get rich quick on the next dot com boom or the "second age of the internet"... to them, a large financial institution saying BTC is a fraud is bad no matter how you slice it. The dumb masses are easily sway able. For XRP and us, I think this is great.
  12. Agreed... at this point, the lawsuit is something that needs to be watched but its a moot point until a decision is made, which I don't believe will be any time soon.
  13. I think XRP has the potential to become somewhat independent of BTC. At least, more so than any other crypto. No crypto is completely independent of BTC, but its got the best shot. It did act of its own accord today during the BTC price correction, I noticed that as well. I agree that looking at the end of day results matters, but you can study a currency and charts in smaller time windows and learn a lot - which I think is the case here which @Dorious smartly pointed out.
  14. Anyone think the Jamie Dimon quote will actually help Ripple? If the uncertainty is that BTC might be banned by governments and banks, would it not make sense to invest in the currency that works with governments and the banks? I could see the masses swinging towards that line of thought.