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  1. @mars75 your posts are always legendary, and one of the reasons I still come back to the forums from time to time. As always, thanks for the wall of text!
  2. I'm still here since 4/5/2019 Joined the forum in October 2017, but lurked for months.
  3. Assuming that this pump was due to xRapid usage, then this is just a taste of what's to come. xRapid is a production ready platform, with a small fraction of the overall cross border market share. We can then assume that when more FI's integrate xRapid, we'll see more volume and demand for XRP. Furthermore, the FI's currently utilizing xRapid have not even tapped into the full potential of the technology. It may take some time for the right circumstances to arise that optimizes the flow of money via xRapid, and it will be a collaborative effort on behalf of those FI's that partake i
  4. Your questions are valid, but I find them more to be "concerns" rather then "problems". You seem to have a good understanding of xRapids use case, so I'll just echo what has already been said in the past. Liquidity and Volume will be critical to the appreciation of XRP's value. xRapid supplies the perfect underlying infrastructure to facilitate that appreciation. Therefore, xRapid could certainly have a strong impact on the price of XRP. Wether or not xRapid actually injects the amount of volume necessary to naturally increase the price of XRP is up to time and adoption. Besides t
  5. I honestly did not expect SBI to be this close to launching on day 1 of the summer. Furthermore, I've been cautiously optimistic about their claim that XRP would be the only digital currency at launch. I'm pleasantly surprised that they're actually coming through on there promises. Time to shut up the naysayers!
  6. Totally. Dumb money constantly falling into bear traps set by whales. The playing field is set for XRP though, and it could take off overnight if whales and day traders start utilizing it for what it is. They just need to let go of their emotional attachments to BTC.
  7. I'll try and keep this short. We all know the key factors that will drive demand and the price of XRP in a positive direction. xRapid adoption Institutional Investment Favourable media attention and publications What doesn't get spoken about enough, and something we can all play a part in today, is using XRP as the standard means of value transfer in the current cryptocurrency ecosystem. While we're all waiting on Banks and FI's to use XRP as it's primary source of value transfer, we can actually do that on an individual level right now. It wasn't always easy t
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  9. I know I'm late to this thread, but I found this odd as well. It's clear that the demo in question was run on a local (localhost:5002) server running on David's machine. I wasn't going to dig into the ledger to confirm, but I suspected this was more of a "live" demo, rather then a demo of a "live" transaction. There are ways to access API's from a localserver, but it often requires setting the appropriate headers on the API Call, including some kind of API key, as well as making sure the live server is setup to accept that request. If you've ever worked with API's and local servers,
  10. Short answer no. If they were using XRP (xRapid), the two parties in question would never have to hold XRP themselves. Market makers like exchanges within relevant corridors (who are taking the risk) would facilitate the swap between XRP and Fiat. The receiving FI would only ever receive fiat. Edit: In a perfect world, if XRP was legal tender, and was used by both FI's, then yes they would both hold XRP as an asset on their books, and therefore could trade with it.
  11. My (hypothetical) friend bought XRP Dec 07 and sold Jan 05. He made enough to buy 4 cars, and two houses and will be mortgage free in just one investment. It's all relative dude, and there a bunch XRP success stories you don't hear about. EOS had a solid run recently, but good things don't last forever. If you believe in XRP, hold on for the next takeoff.
  12. Are you kidding me? First of all, if "The Virtual Economy" wants to be a relevant news site, they need to jump on news a lot quicker. Secondly, who just quotes twitter and doesn't link the tweet? Thirdly, can this author not bend over backwards to use phrases like "as good enough for them", when it's 100% clear to everyone else that MercuryFX is stoked about xRapid.
  13. it doesn't settle instantly though? Which is what xRapid is for. Correct me if I'm wrong, since sometimes Ripple's language is slightly ambiguous on this particular difference between xCurrent and xRapid.
  14. It's been discussed before. They are focusing on domestic payments as far as anyone can tell (so not a direct competitor, and there's still room for a partnership). Still no explanation as to why JPMorgan visited Ripples offices in force last year Also, they've been using the term "The Ripple Effect" for years now. https://www.jpmorgan.com/pdfdoc/jpmc/community/04commPart.pdf
  15. Appreciate the write-up @KarmaCoverage! Your expertise lends itself well to this kind of detailed speculation. Just noticed a small grammatical error in the second paragraph: "This is a simple be a change in the value’s denominator".
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