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  1. "You can no longer redeem Bitcoin into your Microsoft account. Existing balances in your account will still be available for purchases from Microsoft Store, but can't be refunded." EDIT: Response from --;all
  2. Not new(s), but still a brilliant yet simple idea, IMO, that I just wanted to reshare and see if anyone knows of any progress on, or implementations of, the BitMint concept. Essentially it's a "digital claim check" on dollars (or any cash/asset). But the money can be tethered or "fused with" contracts inside the actual units, unlike say bitcoins that only represent generic accounting units. So you can do some very clever, game-changing things with these conditions attached, e.g. loyalty schemes, time-sensitive money, fraud tracking, disaster recovery money (@Haydentiff) , etc. Or in Gideon's words, "No one can sever the connection between the money and its disposition." Check it out:
  3. This is what it looks like when you DON'T have support from the Central Banks/Governments. They can create ANY "FALSE FLAG" PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN......and you and your favorite crypto are TARGETED...... Beware BTC holders.... Europe Proposes Confiscating Gold, Cash, Bitcoin, & Prepaid Cards to Fight ‘Terrorist Financing’ QUOTE “Under the new proposals, customs officials in European Union states can step up checks on cash and prepaid payment cards sent by post or in freight shipments.” But travelers to Europe won’t avoid the clamp down, as the report continues: “Authorities will also be able to seize cash or precious metals carried by suspect individuals entering the EU. QUOTE Reuters explains the plans complement previous proposals following the Paris attacks seeking “to tighten controls on virtual currencies such as bitcoin, and prepaid cards, which French authorities said were used to fund the bombings.” Another proposal proffered in this putative fight against terrorism criminalizes money laundering for the first time — particularly in regard to virtual currency — and the EU will study whether bitcoin should be more strictly regulated.
  4. I think that Bitcoin is already showing some signs of weakness. On 4h, 1d, 3d, 1w charts there is both RSI and volume falling. Since all crypto including XRP is strongly inverse correlated to Bitcoin, all altcoins and especially the best ones (XRP) should see some gains. Christmas rally is coming! Of course, nobody can predict outside factors (Italy?), so be careful.
  5. We are happy to announce that GateHub Fifth users can now easily Deposit, Send and Trade BTC with their GateHub Wallet. You can read more about it here:
  6. Tullett Prebon Information, the data division of the global interdealer group, will distribute cryptocurrency data across financial markets, having signed a deal with Australian company, Brave New Coin (BNC). The deal promises data on intraday pricing for more that 50 digital currencie like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple's XRP.
  7. This tweet strongly reminds me the famous Bitcoin Pizza story: "the notorious Bitcoin Pizza Day. On May 22, 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz, a developer, paid $10,000 BTC for two pizzas from the Papa John’s franchise. Every year on this date, people celebrate this historic transaction that would cost $4.4 million USD at today’s current rates for 16 slices of pizza." Who agrees to establish a new tradition here - "Ripple Jet Fuel Day"? According to the tweet it would be July 10. History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes!
  8. I think this is interesting, maybe Ripple has more chance to stay legal instead of the 'total anarchy' coins like bitcoins
  9. just found this so do not know if this has already been posted.... "One that will be built around technological innovations like Bitcoin’s blockchain technology and new dedicated instruments like Ripple. These protocols will help change the monetary systems of the world forever, systems that frankly are long overdue for an upgrade, and the ‘American Empire’ will never be the same again." "What if you didn’t need USD to transmit value, and you could create a global digital system to do the same function, only much faster and cheaper, without the American middleman collecting a fee every time? Well, now we get to where digital avenues like the blockchain and Ripple come in. The world is now ready for a better, 21st-century way of doing business. Using the USD for international trade is like using a newspaper to get the latest news. You’re really reading yesterday’s news today and international trades are really using yesterday’s technology to perform this function. Banks, and now nations, are hoping on blockchain technology to do things faster, cheaper and more efficiently, and these newer systems will have nothing to do with the ‘ole C-note."
  10. Public blockchain investments heat up: $5 million in 5 minutes " And blockchain startups were taking this traditional path as recently as last year. We saw Ripple raise a $200,000 seed back in 2012, two $1 million angel rounds in 2013, another $3.5 million seed in late 2013, and then eventually raise a massive $28 million round in mid 2015. Similarly, Factom raised an initial seed of $140,000 in April 2015 and three subsequent rounds in the following eight months to total around $3 million. Both Ripple and Factom have blockchain assets native to their networks, XRP and FCT, yet chose the VC route as opposed to selling tokens to the public. "
  11. Will Ripple/XRP follow Google's example and dominate its industry?
  12. The countdown begins guys... what do you think...? Ripple has arrived in Geneva for Sibos 2016 and our team is very excited about the coming week! Sibos is the biggest event of the year in financial services, and we want to share our learnings with attendees and our Insights audience alike.
  13. There's a Ripple mention elsewhere in the article. "Adoption of distributed ledgers likely will happen in two waves. First is the development of specific systems focused on international payments, a trend that is already well underway. Second will be a broad disruption of domestic payment networks triggered by digital fiat currencies supported by central banks. While the second wave will occur further in the future, it may have more profound consequences for banks, potentially destroying the entire market for checking accounts and credit cards."
  15. Hello. I'm ultra confused about how to send bitcoin to Bitstamp from my Gatehub. I had Ripple that I exchanged into Bitcoin in my Gatehub but now I don't know how to get that Bitcoin from my Gatehub into my Bitstamp account. Or better yet how to get that Bitcoin from my Gatehub into the Bitcoin wallet on my computer (if that's possible). Any help would be great. Thank you.
  16. I dont know if it has been posted recently but I just found out article below. It states India is biggest recipient of foreign remittances and lots of banks have shown interest in Ripple during Dilip Rao's trip to india. Please read the full article below and let me know what you guys think...
  17. So why am I posting about BTC legality? Because the usage of XRP as a token for settlement would face similar regulations, I would think. (I also realize that usage of XRP as a bridge currency might not face these regulations, depending on interpretation) Japan and Argentina seem to be the only countries that recognize bitcoin and other tokens as money, but Argentina clarified that they are not to be considered "legal currency". A small number of countries like Ecuador and Russia has a ban in place on the use of bitcoin. The wikipedia page goes on to detail some interesting stories. Here's a snippet:
  18. "Parkin believes that cryptocurrency names will eventually stop the slavish tributes to Bitcoin and drop “coin” altogether. A truly great name, he says, would invent an entirely new way to talk about virtual currency. And at least one company is trying to do that: Ripple Labs, a cryptocurrency payment system focused on B2B customers.
  20. When asked which altcoins he thinks have features that are useful today, Spagni simply replied, “None of them.”
  21. Long-Term Investing Pays the Best Buffett’s investing style There are three broad aspects of Warren Buffett’s investing style: investment philosophy security selection psychology of investing
  22. A poster on Reddit got excited about bitcoin's market cap and started a thread. There was just one sideways comment about Ripple - I think the mood is starting to improve! Quote: [–]JackBond1234 1 point 10 hours ago So I stopped paying attention to altcoins after the big crash. Before that it seemed like Litecoin was the default altcoin. So where did ETH and XRP come from? Anyone have a history of the initiation of these two and why they have such a big market cap? [–]n1nj4_v5_p1r4t3 [score hidden] 2 hours ago They are the newest distractions [–]SammieData [score hidden] 59 minutes ago Ripple has been around since 2011 & Ethereum was conceived in 2013 and holds far more promise and mainstream coverage than any other crypto but bitcoin before it.
  23. Quote: "....The degrees of customization offered by both Ethereum and Bitcoin blockchains vary significantly. Ethereum allows a wide range of smart contracts to be created in a much simpler way. Speaking of smart contracts, Ethereum is like a Lego set with lots of bricks of different shapes and sizes. Bitcoin, on the other hand, is a set containing building blocks of a single type. In other words, Ethereum can be used to create smart contracts of different sizes and functions in a more rapid and compact way compared to Bitcoin blockchain with size and speed constraints.."
  24. This is a post from the bitcoin forum about a "debt-based" coin and what it could offer, ostensibly from a new member. Ripple isn't mentioned until approximately eleven comments in, and then at the end when somebody finally talks about Ripple in a very general sense and posts some links.