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  1. Found a bit more detailed look at SendFriends service offering. I hope it isn't already posted. https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/11/28/1658327/0/en/SendFriend-Remittance-Company-to-Launch-Fastest-and-Lowest-Fee-Option-to-Send-Money-to-the-Philippines.html
  2. Interesting look at Swift and GPI: https://www.paymentssource.com/news/swift-fortifies-its-tech-for-a-turbulent-market ... There are over 100 financial institutions who disagree with this. And taken together with the above statements are well showing how SWIFT is trying to hide their head in the sand while others are building out the new global payments infrastructure.
  3. All the necessary pieces are slowly falling into place for institutions to enter this space. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/blockmarkets-launches-institutional-grade-cryptocurrency-data-feed-300750021.html
  4. https://www.paymentssource.com/news/western-unions-digital-transformation-sprints-to-mobile?brief=00000157-2f43-d6a6-a9f7-ffcf013e0000
  5. https://www.coindesk.com/combined-class-action-lawsuit-against-ripple-moves-to-federal-court
  6. The business year: Abu Dhabi 2019, page 234.
  7. It seems that an company called NEXT SOFTWARE & PROGRAMMING CONSULTANCY LLC is carrying out Ripple integration in UAE. This is from their CEO: Not sure if they are referencing xCurrent or xRapid, but "sending money as tokens", sure sounds more like xRapid.
  8. Well, if you put it like this, then I guess you're techically correct, just your post is misleading. Was it supposed to be a joke that flew over my head?
  9. Bitstamp is not acquiring Cinnober. They are replacing their own built trading system with Cinnobers top grade trading platform.
  10. MUFG joined ripplenet in 2017, this is a future endeavor with another bank.
  11. Before anyone runs with it... Unfortunately this entry most likely relates to the news of Wirex adding XRP to their VISA powered crypto cards not any MG-VISA-Ripple dream come true. https://www.paymentssource.com/news/wirex-adds-ripple-wallet-crypto-conversion-for-visa-payments
  12. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181108005269/en/Cred-Secures-50-Million-Global-Credit-Facility
  13. Found this in a MarketLine history report for Visa inc:
  14. Institutional custody has arrived. https://www.wealthadviser.co/2018/11/07/270298/global-institutional-cryptocurrency-brokerage-bcb-group-secures-swiss-regulated