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  1. The most valuable commodity I know of is information. -Gordon Gekko
  2. Hi, You can lend your XRP. For example, Poloniex allows you to do so. Please find below a screenshot of its best loan offers regarding XRP. You can also have a look at Nexo (https://nexo.io). A successful lending platform. XRP is not available for the moment but it is planned to be. Moreover, note that you have crypto quant funds that are generally running market neutral strategies such as: market-making, arbitrage, and low latency trading. If you go to a fund, you will have vanilla terms to respect, such as but not limited to: minimum investment, lock-up period, etc. According to PWC (https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/financial-services/fintech/assets/pwc-elwood-2019-annual-crypto-hedge-fund-report.pdf), those funds delivered on average 8% in 2018, which is f****** good. For the quant funds, the average management fees is 1.57% and the average performance fees is 26.8%. I know pretty well the topic so if you want more info, do not hesitate to go private. No. Even when you take the most simple saving accounts through your bank, the bank does not guarantee your principal. However, because it is a bank (has a banking license), you can be entitled to compensation of up to £85000 in case of default, as an example for the UK. As you imagine, it depends on regulation and the country where you are. If you want to dig in the example, please have a look at: https://www.fscs.org.uk. Even the whales, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, etc. never guarantee your principal if invested on their arbitrage funds. When you have capital, whether it is digital assets or bank notes under the mattress, it is smart to make them work. I would say so. When the risks are well-known, it's ok. There is risk everywhere, even in the case of cold storage you are not protected against a potential hack. Peace
  3. Old fashioned slides... I like the style
  4. Hi, I think the transaction you refer to is what is called a "pseudo-transaction" (https://xrpl.org/pseudo-transaction-types.html). Can a different pseudo-tx has the same hash? (which sounds weird I must reckon as a hash should be unique to a tx). Apparently yes!
  5. 10 AM PT/ 1PM ET https://www.banking.senate.gov/hearings/examining-facebooks-proposed-digital-currency-and-data-privacy-considerations
  6. The FCA got it absolutely right. Some tokens have "mixed" features, such as XRP. Just to clarify and help those with poor integrated reasoning skills: being able to be A and B, does not mean you are not A.
  7. If yes, XRP should be a security
  8. Not really. 1/ What you call a transaction on the ledger can be technically associated with the following actions: https://xrpl.org/transaction-types.html 2/ Therefore, you will understand that there is no obvious correlation between the number of transactions and evidence of the implementation/ success of xRapid on the XRP Ledger 3/ As regards the data, I recommend to take the official source: https://xrpcharts.ripple.com/#/metrics 4/ Have a look at the chart entitled "Payments" (probably what you call transaction) 5/ Finally, xRapid can source liquidity on and off-ledger, so it is very difficult to assess the real-life implementation of xRapid, only by looking at the ledger. Peace
  9. Q2 is about Q2, not future.
  10. When you trade via API on multi exchanges, how do you protect yourself from random 520 (Kraken for instance) or related errors? Is there a method to check whether the status of the exchange server (hosted by cloudfare for many) is operational or not before you request the execution of a trade? Peace
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