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  1. Sorry but IMO this goes a bit too far. From a guy requesting some trademark (can’t anyone do this? Why not ripple itself? Doesn’t make sense), his employer, some random company statements that mention the words “decentralized” etc coming to the conclusion XRP is being used is going too far. I also think we don’t know and won’t know every development that is going on. But the dots that are being connected here are just standard corporation speak.
  2. Great thread, reminds me of myself when I watch soccer and yell at the TV telling coach and players what to do because for sure I know it better
  3. Hi @Nicolas you might have heard about Ripple's communication regarding "staying the course" in remittances/ SME B2B payments and reducing treasury operatings (MoneyGram?). As a Ripple customer using ODL - how does that change of direction impact your integration & efficiency of ODL - are you affected at all? Do you see any consequences except from having another type of entities participating in ODL flows? Thanks in advance
  4. I also tried to summarize that here based on the thread linked above -> https://coil.com/p/karstnDE/Ripple-s-ODL-in-action-Insights-from-FlashFX-regarding-growth-end-consumer-integration-and-the-inner/Xc-tV61B jump to “Rebalancing”
  5. With some delay: Kazahkstan & Russia next & last stop: Mongolia!
  6. One of the highlights for sure: The Pamir Highway Also check the drone video compilation on Cinnamon.
  7. Added Uzbekistan and "flat" Tajikistan. Next will be the Pamir Highway with our journey peak at 4,600m altitude!
  8. I added Turkmenistan, next stop will be Uzbekistan.
  9. I really liked DS talk, so I wrote a small piece about the general topic. In case you're interested: https://coil.com/p/karstnDE/Blockchain-Ecosystem-Design-The-Case-for-the-XRP-Ledger/yRJZlHY0
  10. There’s quite some difference between not being profitable and lights going off...
  11. Added the next leg - Georgia & Azerbaijan. Next stop Iran!
  12. It would be great if it were opinions but it is obvious that it’s only about destruction.
  13. I was indeed joking and no worries. Just thought someone mentioned above that he sells his XRP on bitstamp so I couldn’t resist. Can be ignored
  14. Great to know Jed acts as market maker for ODL!
  15. Hi all I went with two friends on an epic trip from Germany to Mongolia with a crappy car (Renault Kangoo) two summers ago. It took us 52 days and >20,000 kilometers. We went through Eastern Europe, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgysztan, Kazakhstan and Russia to get there. We made some nice very footage (incl. drone) and I'm currently writing up the story on Coil. Have a look at it! Currently available episodes: The Beginning Eastern Europe Turkey Georgia & Azerbaijan Iran Turkmenistan Uzbekistan and "flat" Tajikistan The Pamir Highway Russia & Kazakhstan Have fun & I'm looking forward to comments (or questions?)!
  16. First thanks for sharing, I found this to be a brilliant talk, unfortunately with too little time. Regarding @Tinyaccount's concerns I agree with @jn_r - nicely summarized! Fees and decentralisation don't necessarily prevent the liveliness of the XRPL decreasing. We had the case with the BTC IOUs for a few weeks, then the number of tx per ledger increased to ~400. That increased the operating cost for validators, and if a validator is not operated from a well funded institution but e.g. a private person that might lead to less validators ensuring robustness of the network. Same for DDoS. That's why you need the natural stakehodlers of the XRPL (e.g. FlashFX, moneygram) contributing to it's robustness and not free-riding. I would expect though that the more well-funded institutions, i.e. large businesses, rely more and more on the XRPL, the higher the risk will be for the XRPL halting, the more incentivized they will to stop free-riding and actually contributing.
  17. BofA is on RippleNet committee since long if I recall correctly, so we should cook our jets
  18. I don’t think it’s necessarily contradictory. RippleNet could after step 6 detect that a fraction of fiat is missing due to volatility and adjust the amount based on an additional “micro”-trade.
  19. For the new joiners in this thread - with Nicolas’ permission I consolidated the key learnings so far in one article on Coil.
  20. Nicolas Steiger provided some insights in the AMA in that regard. Ripple deploys customer specific XRP pools. I summarized it here —> https://coil.com/p/karstnDE/Ripple-s-ODL-in-action-Insights-from-FlashFX-regarding-growth-end-consumer-integration-and-the-inner/Xc-tV61B
  21. This is why these new automobiles fail. It's only fast when you can drive on roads with tarmac on it, but which road has tarmac on it?
  22. It helps, but there's one thing I don't yet understand. For BTCmarkets I understand that the market makers would accumulate AUD as XRP is asked a lot due to ODL. For Bitso and coins though, I imagine that the MMs need more fiat holdings to ensure enough XRP can be exchanged to MXN/ PHP. Or otherwise said, you would need MMs to offer fiat for XRP in exotic destinations. So on those exchanges they would accumulate XRP over the day, or am I missing something? For the other readers - regarding market making activities I found some interesting articles from GSR which I suspect to act as XRP market maker on some ODL-enabled exchanges based on their history. See e.g. https://medium.com/gsr-trading/a-guide-to-market-making-for-crypto-startups-7179eb3e2889
  23. Have you seen a sports expert whose game result prediction is always right? Has there been any person ever that has alwas been right? Take a break. It has been mentioned over and over in this thread that TA never claims to predict things with reliability. You are complaining for something that no one ever promised you to get.
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