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    Q4 analysis/prediction

    Outstanding, thank you! Do the numbers take into account Jed's settlement, too? I'm wondering if R3 and Jed's sales might account for a portion, at least of the mystery volume.
  2. Any idea if the later Rippex wallet is outside the threat window?
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    Another Seeking Alpha Article. Give it a look

    Seems fair
  4. When looking at the list of validators on this page: https://xrpcharts.ripple.com/#/validators, there are three categories for validators: 1) main, 2) alt-net (Ripple's testnet) and 3) several listed as different chains. What do the chains mean and what is their relationship to the rest of the network? Apologies if this is in the wrong section.
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    Understanding Validator relationships

    Got it, so these are forked networks unrecognized by the main network (they do seem to drop a lot of TX's). I suppose this is speculative, but these forked networks are clearly not trusted by the real UNL, and I assume they, in turn, do not trust the real UNL either (or do they to even show up?). Can these forked networks choose to trust the real UNL at some point, and what happens if they do? And thanks @jn_r for tolerating my ignorance :)
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    Understanding Validator relationships

    Thanks. What are these other forks, then? Some of those switchng validators still manage to process a lot of TX's - whose? Are they valid?
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    CasinoCoin BRM Sandbox Testing.

    Will that mean CSC is live on the BRM or just testing it until it goes live?
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    P3t3ris validator up and running 👍🏼

    Congrats @P3T3RIS! Very cool Are you in the box or cloud?
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    Bearableguy123 Thread

    You are correct in that Ripple has not been explicitly mentioned, at least in any literature I can find. But R3 has been with IBM and together, they have a lot of push towards the hyperledger. Axoni is interesting because they were based on an EC20 token, but in testing, it was too slow so another alternative was sought. Does this have any implications re:hyperledger? Don't know if it was mentioned, but Don Donahue, the former head of DTCC was a senior Ripple advisor and head of Global Payments Steering Group, so there is reason to see a Ripple influence in the DTCC. Not clear about your crypto comment as the DLT tech is indeed what they would use internally, and though externally they might interface through a Ripple protocol with XRP, but I don't think they will use any straight up crypto currencies at all for their settlement process.
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    How It Works: Consent & Validity (working title)

    I think we need/want a precise, granular account of what constitutes voting - timelines, credentials, propagation, how are they timed, what happens in the interstices of acceptance even if all these things are perpetual, etc. Eventually someone on the internet will scheme about convincing as many nodes as possible to do something self-serving that is unethical. The downside of consensus is that no one vote can stop something malicious from happening, either. (Or can it? Is there one, last vote that tips the %80 needed? When? Where?) I'm sure Ripple, given their team, has thought through this and more but I would like to understand, too. I'm not a computer scientist, though. Hope this post in the spirit of the thread
  11. so interesting note - doesn't have to mean much - but the powerpoint this uses lists the NSA under "regulation". The same powerpoint a couple of months earlier does not list the NSA. Have they had interaction since last spring, and if so, why?
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    [Quiz] Who said it?

    Also, Greg.
  13. Interesting question. I believe the DTCC is implementing this feature, so in this instance, it doesn't eliminate the need for the clearing house, but it does potentially automate it. Doesn't specifically answer the question, sorry, but I don't think we are near the point of not needing 3rd parties yet. Practically I think if it happens, it happens after adoption elsewhere builds trust?
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    2018 crypto soundtrack

    This. every. time. Ya no sé ni qué pensar. lyrics if you want 'em anglophones: https://www.musixmatch.com/lyrics/Café-Tacvba/El-aparato/translation/english @Gazelle77 that is gorgeous, thanks.
  15. ok, this helps - the DTCC network, anyways, does not have a native token though it uses gas: https://www.coindesk.com/dtcc-milestone-11-trillion-derivatives-gets-closer-blockchain
  16. Sorry to necro-thread here but the question is still and interesting one. A couple of additional pieces: Axoni has some huge investors, but is Ehtereum based (smart contracts). Here is an article about who did what with the DTCC:http://tokenstalk.info/blockchain/dtcc-enters-test-phase-on-blockchain-project-for-credit-derivatives/ It was determined, though that Ethereum wouldn't work, and the DTCC network was delayed, iirc. For such a big player, there isn't much clear about Axoni. I think they are a more direct competitor/analogous to R3, with the internal KYC procedures needed, but R3 was an advisor throughout. These big companies have complex workings.
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    Binance announce XRP - USDC trading Pair

    This article is more informative - there are some interesting things going on here: https://www.ccn.com/binance-adds-usdc-trading-pairs-stellar-and-ripple-represented/ 1) BTC/USDC and USDC/BNB are the only USDC offerings right now on Binance and all current offers of those pairs were canceled. 2) A new tab - a new interface (market?) will be created just for USDC pairs: BNB, BTC, ETH, XRP, EOS, XLM, and USDT, but those pairs aren't on the general exchange. 3) XRP is paired with PAX, USDT, and TrueUSD now. So now Binance is the exchange we know, plus a Binance USDC market, an upcoming decentralized exchange DEX (with no fiat pairs), and a forthcoming OTC arm, Koi.trade. Moving off topic, but seems like a lot going on there.
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    Saudi/UAE Digital Currency Goes Live in Q1

    Agreed, good to see you @OzAlphaWolf !
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    Elon Musk: “I have no respect for the SEC”

    Short sellers alone lost 1.3 Billion on his comments. He is a whale not thinking about his effect on the market, but still manipulating it. It's the kind of stuff that drive us crazy in here when it is about XRP.
  20. Interesting. The buying and selling are occurring on different exchanges though. The efficiency of arbitrage and local currencies seems like it would come in play in aggregate.
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    G20 Crypto asset statement

    "address" is a verb here. My first read was that they want to address regulatory fragmentation - too many differing regulatory agencies, but your read, @Julian_Williams is compelling.
  22. Yes I enjoy the discourse immensely; thanks, all!
  23. That's a great pull, thanks. Seems like there are 2 kinds of volume threshholds discussed: technical traders looking for #s that indicate new speculative investors piling in, and then a kind of exponential volume of institutions coming online that thwart any whale manipulation where volume alone can drive the price increase. Wish I knew what number the dividing line was at. Regardless, 2.5x volume increase is great news.