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  1. Haha thanks @RubMyXRPs, I will add it to the stack of previous cheques Always a pleasure to spread the XRP word @Moonraker I feel you are being disrespectful when you state that anyone who has faith in the idea of XRP's price moving upward and expresses their opinion on the subject is a either a "moonboi" or a paid shill. It is entirely possible that XRP will fail but equally and in my opinion more likely that it won't. At this moment in time, neither outcome has been assured and any and all conversations on the matter are speculation. It seems to me that this forum is the perfect place to discuss the subject. At this point, with the way your posts read, the main person showing signs of being a "paid poster" with an agenda, is you.
  2. Nah. The weekend is when we all hang out in the Zerpening and formulate new tactics to reel in the next round of suckers with factual, level headed and highly informative crap posts..... Seriously though, why are you here? Lots of people here are of the opionion Ripple and XRP is in the process of becoming what we all want it to be and have placed our bets. I for one understand it is a case of wait and see if it works out long term, but also wish it would hurry the f**k up. Just cause you don’t like how long it’s taking you feel it’s your right to “educate” other members in your arrogant, disrespectful manner?
  3. I like the first one but I think it is too many lines in the bridge one. I agree that the XRP logo on its own is the most common type available and get that you want to do something a bit different. I will watch your progress with interest. Thanks:)
  4. What other reason??? Really? Let's talk facts : Ripple haven't stated many times (as per your claim in an earlier post) that the point to escrow is to support a stable price. In the press release you pointed to as evidence, (partly quoted below) , they clearly say that they are mindful of how they distribute their XRP and the goal of the escrow was to provide clarity on what will happen to the 55 billion they escrowed and as a result of this clarity they expect it should strengthen the XRP exchange rate against other currencies. To me, that does not mean they want it to be stable, rather they want the market to be assured a huge unexpected dump won't come from them. Yes this is my opinion but I can categorically say they have never stated that the point of escrow is to maintain a stable price and you pointing to press articles etc is not going to make it so. You can infer anything you like from their actions, it's your right, but I don't believe your interpretations of press releases or dodgy articles can be sprouted about as facts as I have seen you do here in this thread. I'm not even going to comment on the whole Ripple insisting on being the Fed Reserve thing, cause that is your opinion and you have a right to it.
  5. Thanks for the informative links you have provided. I decided you couldn’t seriously be using a crypto reporter’s articles as proof of what Ripple the company’s intentions were, so I decided to checkout the link to the press release instead. After actually reading the whole thing, I came to an entirely different conclusion to you. To quote the article : To build XRP liquidity, we have been mindful over the years about how we distribute XRP. Our goal in distributing XRP is to incentivize actions that build trust, utility and liquidity. We engage in distribution strategies that we expect will result in a strengthening XRP exchange rate against other currencies. We have a proven track record of doing just that. Despite this four-year track record we have heard concerns in the market about uncertainty surrounding our ongoing XRP distribution. The root of this uncertainty is the notion that Ripple might one day sell its 61.68B XRP in the market at any time – a scenario that would be bad for Ripple! Our self-interest is aligned with building and maintaining a healthy XRP market. Today we are permanently removing that uncertainty by committing to place 55 billion XRP into a cryptographically-secured escrow account by the end of 2017. By securing the lion’s share of our XRP, investors can now mathematically verify the maximum supply of XRP that can enter the market. Where does it say or infer that they will keep the price at a stable level?
  6. My thought as soon as I saw this thread? “Here we go again, another “newbie” to this Forum posting a question that follows the latest theme of FUD doing the rounds.”
  7. Gilligan

    Hi! I'm Bob

    Hi Bob and welcome! In answer to your question, YES PLEASE! As you can probably tell from the questions you have received so far, most people here would appreciate the opportunity to hear more about your experience of being involved with the growth of Ripple on a personal level, as well as technical information you could provide from your unique perspective as an engineer. You have already given us invaluable insight and I for one appreciate your efforts very much and look forward to your future endeavours. Thank you!
  8. You and everyone reading this thread know that what you call "the common sense" answer is not why you have done this. Get a life ...
  9. I agree, but Lubin was being sanctimonious and Brad nailed him with the truth. A beautiful moment as far as I am concerned
  10. Yep I can agree with you on that. It could go either way, that’s why I consider it an speculative investment. I don’t have a problem with anyone saying that because as you say, that is a fact. It is the tone of your posts and your attitude that the assumptions you make are correct ones that bother me. There definitely can and should be differing views and opinions but you are way too aggressive I think (Although I was impressed that you were able to insert an IMO in the above statement.) Try and do that more often and you may not get such negative reactions to your posts. (I’m not gonna comment on the crassness of part of your statement above, but maybe you should rethink that kind of talk also... just my opinion lol) I am only making these comments because there seems to be a lot of posters going on and on about how their opinions get shouted down if they speak against, or question the rosy future of XRP. Maybe if they re-thought how they express themselves, it wouldn’t happen so much .......
  11. Oh for Fks sake..... I was giving you the benefit of the doubt but this comment confirms many others opinion of your posting agenda. You seem to have a never ending supply of speculation that for some reason you consider fact.
  12. Ok, I get what you are saying, but IMO, you are letting the frustration of this prolonged bear market get in the way of critical thinking. When you say "everybody" was saying the price will go up during Swell, I believe you are generalising in the extreme. I recall a lot of posts around the time of Swell 2018 warning people not to get excited about price movement possibilities, but yes there was enthusiasm regarding what sort of announcements may be made, and rightly so as it turns out Yes, there is/was the expectation that xRapid would cause the price to rise, but if anyone thought that was going to happen within 2-3months of it going live, then their expectations were a little high I think. I know basically nothing about the financial/technological world but even I could see that it would probably take a while to ramp up, especially with the unsure regulatory environment we are stuck in. People say it all the time, but patience really is key. Nobody knows what is going to happen in this space for sure 2 weeks or even 2 days away so for you to keep saying vehemently that nothing will happen for years, and calling out people who have a more balanced view based on actual facts, is in my opinion, ill advised. I understand the frustration, but I really think there is no way you can say with authority that people are deluded for believing in and being patient with the progress of XRP.
  13. I’m just curious as to what makes you think you can make a statement like this, and then feel justified in ridiculing anyone that believes a large price increase is possible, if not probable. IMO one of these thoughts is based on information readily available that points to their considered conclusion, the other, not so much......... I’m not asking this to to join the bandwagon of people bagging you (even though I think that IS totally justified..), I am just genuinely curious as to how you justify it to yourself.
  14. Nailed it again @Tinyaccount Now I know almost nothing about computer technology, but I am able to recognise behaviour that borders on bullying. Please @TheXRPer , for the sake of the wellbeing of this forum, take a step back and adjust your tone in future posts. We are all in this journey of XRP's rise together and I would rather see informative posts (for dummies like me) that have no overtly aggressive tone. There is no need for it.
  15. Jeez @Chewiecoin, great minds and all that .....
  16. Haha it's like the Hotel California : you can check in, but you can never leave!
  17. Wow, to my surprise I have just heard our new PM is looks favourably on blockchain and wants Australia to gain efficiencies in certain markets. He particularly noted the banking and power industries as possible targets for efficiency gains. https://www.ccn.com/nerdy-australian-pm-pushes-blockchain-agenda-to-take-on-big-banks/
  18. Gilligan

    FUD or FED?

    Arrghh! I really don’t have time to get into an argument with you but seriously, this comment reinforces my low opinion of your value to this forum.
  19. Gilligan

    FUD or FED?

    Yes there is the Zerpbox for chat, I will grant you that, and it absolutely has it's place on this forum as a chat room for serious discussion as well as the odd amusing moments. I lurk there often as well as other parts of this forum and enjoy it for what it is. I consider the Zerpening a much more friendly, easygoing place to read amusing as well as informative posts. It is not an every minute cheering/dreaming club. That is simply not true, it is a fooling around/joking/sometimes very informative place, and that works for it's members. It serves a purpose for them. You are right in that they celebrate bronze/gold etc, but I still say the reaction counts are a direct result of banter and I have yet to see one of the Gold/Silver members using their credibility here irresponsibly. This forum is called XRP chat, and therefore you are going to, mostly, find people here that are pro XRP and will argue against people being negative if they cannot supply a reasonable argument for their negative posts. There most certainly are people who post here with an agenda, but the gold members of the Zerpening are not among them. I don't often engage because my life is crazy busy, and if I make a statement, (like I did last night here with you), I often don't have a chance to come back and reply or argue my point for many hours. I am commenting here and then leaving for a day of driving for work, so please don't take my lack of any further response as being rude or admitting you are right.
  20. Ahh yes true, Cory is very good at what he does, but he is an employee of Ripple. I was thinking you would have some interesting questions from the perspective of an XRP investor and enthusiast
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