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  1. https://cointelegraph.com/news/thailands-largest-commercial-bank-and-state-oil-company-trial-blockchain-payments
  2. "Get expert perspective on how to expand your payments business into Mexico and the Philippines–quickly capturing a $64B market opportunity and acquiring new customers." - that's from the Overview section. Maybe I'm missing something but to me this reads as more of a marketing event/info sessions for firms looking to integrate xRapid and start providing services around it to their customers.
  3. Marketing costs are a component of customer acquisition costs. This is a good thing.
  4. These links should help explain the relationship between supply and demand and how that affects price based on quantity of supply: https://www.investopedia.com/university/economics/economics3.asp https://courses.lumenlearning.com/boundless-business/chapter/pricing-products/ https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/microeconomics/supply-demand-equilibrium/market-equilibrium-tutorial/a/changes-in-equilibrium-price-and-quantity-the-four-step-process-cnx https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/033115/how-does-law-supply-and-demand-affect-prices.asp
  5. Personally, I think the 4th bullet can even be applied to BTC or ETH both of which have been deemed to likely not be securities by the SEC.
  6. https://medium.com/coinmonks/a-brief-ish-history-of-xrp-6fb434a35208 Solid article outlining the history of XRP, which should help with providing perspective on why XRP is likely not a security based on recent statements from the SEC.
  7. Additional use cases that utilize XRP in payment flows (or transfers of value) should in theory add to XRP's overall liquidity, which would make it even better suited for the cross border payments use case. Ultimately the greater the liquidity the more uses cases XRP can tackle hopefully creating a virtuous cycle for those choosing to build on and using the XRP ledger.
  8. Any chance these will be available later as recordings?
  9. I'm not technically savvy when it comes to this type of analysis however, the way I was reading the article it seemed to indicate that xrapid volume was higher when the price of XRP was higher. This makes sense given a higher price allows users to send larger amounts and pay less in fees and generally larger volume transfers are more feasible given less XRP needs to be sent. Was anyone else getting the same interpretation from the article? Curious to see what everyone thinks.
  10. I'm not sure how feasible this idea is however, would it be possible to build a sports betting marketplace on the XRP ledger with an additional betting market that covers e-sports (given the growth in viewers for major e-sports championships such as League of Legends)? Ideally, this type of platform would allow for bets to take place using any fiat/crypto/IOU on the XRP ledger but value would transfer and be settled in XRP thereby boosting XRP's liquidity? Codius and ILP would need to be integrated to allow for contracts to be created and ILP would allow for interoperability between the different currencies and XRP. Jurisdictional regulation towards sports betting would most likely be a hurdle that would need to be overcome. However, in theory could this be done and does it represent a positive use case for XRP? My thinking is that it would bring additional liquidity from existing markets to the XRP ledger. @Hodor @Pablo
  11. Great article per usual! I apologize if this has been asked/discussed already but is there a way to track the growth of the stats provided by the website below, over a period of time? Or has any analysis already been done on this that can be provided? https://www.xrptipbot.com/stats
  12. Maybe I'm biased but in my view Brad came off as orders of magnitude more professional than both Joe and Bryan. This is a huge confidence booster and I feel confident in the leadership team that I'm invested alongside. Listening to Joe was speak about all the different things going on at ConenSys was so confusing I couldn't follow/remember half the things he said. If it comes down to pitching a business to adopt a protocol I feel more confident in Brad's ability to do so, rather than Joe's. I also think it says a lot that Brad goes straight to the point when answering questions and backs up his points with specific statistics and numerical data. On the other hand, when Joe is answering questions he tends to go off track and starts talking about every single thing that's being worked on at ConsenSys. Additionally, not once did Joe provide a specific statistic and instead used very broad ranges when answering specific questions, unlike Brad. My interpretation of Brad's focused responses and Joe's lack of focus (and I could be 100% wrong) is that Brad has no reason to name every single thing that Ripple is working on behind the scenes because Ripple/XRP has already has traction in what it's doing. On the other hand, Joe needed to go into every possible thing he could cover maybe because he's trying to paint a specific picture of all the future potential in order to captivate attention to gain traction. I also loved the fact that Brad calls out Joe and sets the record - he wasn't to critical but simply defended his case when being criticized. I only wish he countered Joe's point about the CTFC and Ripple owning "60%" with "How would the CTFC feel about you being the largest ETH holder and no one even knows how much you hold". Great panel discussion and thanks for sharing. Feeling a lot more confident in XRP as an investment decision than ETH due to the management overseeing the growth of the protocols and missions of the companies behind those. Never had doubts in Ripple's management and this justifies that thesis.
  13. This was posted a little back by @BANKXRP - could be what's being referred to:
  14. Looks like only two major sites (Twitch and YouTube) make up the list, neither of which are confirmed. At first glance it looks like the majority of enabled sites are smaller/not US based but I could be wrong. Good news is this means a lot of potential upside if they get larger sites enabled.
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