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  1. Blog URL: https://coil.com/p/Hodor/XRP-News-Update-June-21st-2019/5jVJvC10y The MoneyGram deal and Facebook continue to grab headlines, but I cover all the other major news impacting XRP in my latest blog. 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐁𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: The Token Taxonomy Act has two new sponsors & I encourage people in the US to write their local Representative! 𝐑𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Bloomberg's interview with Brad Garlinghouse is watched by 150 thousand twitter users; Brad Garlinghouse participates in a chat at the Fortune 'Brainstorm Conference' in Monkau, NY; a former SEC exec joins Ripple; and Interledger publishes the remaining videos from the ILP Summit in April. 𝐂𝐨𝐢𝐥 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬:Coil announces their 'Boosting Payout' program and provides an application for those authors interested; and I provide my latest Coil recommendations. 𝐗𝐑𝐏 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Wietse Wind upgrades the XRP Tip Bot (application) with higher limits; Leonidas reminds users that XRP Arcade has an option to keep up-to-date on the latest tweets; and CryptoDotCom announces that their 'Crypto Earn' program is now available for all US customers. I hope you enjoy the read: Please feel free to share my blog with a friend or share it on any other platform - and thanks for doing so! My blog announcement links on other platforms: Twitter Reddit r/Ripple Reddit r/CryptoCurrency Reddit r/CryptoMarkets Reddit r/xrp Reddit r/RippleTalk Reddit r/alternativecoin Reddit r/CoilCommunity Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread
  2. Blog URL: https://xrpcommunity.blog/xrp-news-update-may-25th-2019/ Time to read the latest XRP news heading into this weekend! I cover it all, including a major announcement by Kava: 𝐑𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Pat Thelen elected to U.S. Faster Payments Council (FPC); and Brad Garlinghouse participates in a podcast by Kara Swisher. 𝐂𝐨𝐢𝐥 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Stefan Thomas participates in an AWS Loft panel discussion; and an AMA is planned with Stefan Thomas at the end of this month. 𝐊𝐚𝐯𝐚 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Kava announces their new service, 'Switch.' 𝐗𝐑𝐏 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: XRP Arcade adds an infographics page; and PayWithXRP publishes a self-identifying list of businesses that accept XRP. I hope you enjoy the read: Please feel free to share my blog with a friend or share it on any other platform - and thanks for doing so! My blog announcement links on other platforms: Twitter Reddit r/Ripple Reddit r/CryptoCurrency Reddit r/CryptoMarkets Reddit r/xrp Reddit r/RippleTalk Reddit r/alternativecoin Reddit r/CoilCommunity Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread
  3. Blog URL: https://xrpcommunity.blog/xrp-news-update-5-19-2019/ The XRP news cycle is accelerating! I break down all the news affecting XRP in my latest blog: 𝐑𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Ripple advertises a new open position titled 'Xpring Community Advocate'; David Schwartz presents at Consensus; Brad Garlinghouse talks to dozens of central bankers; Finablr announces a new Ripple-based payment service with Siam Commercial Bank; 𝐊𝐚𝐯𝐚 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Kava publishes an idea for an XRP-backed USD stablecoin called USDX. 𝐗𝐑𝐏 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: RabbitKickClub publishes a guide for those that want to run an XRP validator; Uphold announces a complete elimination of all withdrawal fees for XRP holders; David Schwartz comments about Cobalt; BlueHelix exchange adds an XRP-USDT pairing; and Bitkeep exchange adds both an XRP-USDT and an XRP-BTC pairing; I hope you enjoy the read: Please feel free to share my blog with a friend or share it on any other platform - and thanks for doing so! My blog announcement links on other platforms: Twitter Reddit r/Ripple Reddit r/CryptoCurrency Reddit r/CryptoMarkets Reddit r/xrp Reddit r/RippleTalk Reddit r/alternativecoin Reddit r/CoilCommunityalternativecoin Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread
  4. Quite positive short interview with Brad. http://fortune.com/2019/04/01/the-ledger-ripple-and-jpm-coinbase-loves-stake-mining-blues/
  5. All you people out there who are thinking about investing in XRP, you're running out of time! A massive bull run is about to come, the Gods have spoken and the stars are aligned. The weak hands are gone and the rocket is fueled. Beautiful fomo is spreading for reason. Big players are entering the game, everybody fasten your seat belt, we're ready for take off. Ladies and gentlemen the next bull run comes this year. I predict 1$ in June!! And much more at EOY... Don’t listen to people arguing too rational, this crypto game is irrational. Massive waves are hidden in the sea and ready to be sailed.
  6. Blog URL: https://xrpcommunity.blog/proof-of-work-cryptos-will-be-left-behind/ In today's blog I describe the reasons why proof-of-work crypto is headed for a museum, and discuss news affecting XRP! 𝐑𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Ripple announces twelve new customers, including five new xRapid partners; The Paris Fintech Forum is promoting a panel discussion on January 30th with both Brad Garlinghouse and the former CEO of SWIFT; and SendFriend's CEO, David Lighton, provides insight into their plans for xRapid. 𝐗𝐑𝐏 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: WietseWind announces the formation of a new company with three founders, including himself, and calls it XRPL Labs; XRPL Labs adds an option to the XRP Tip Bot to enable recurring daily, weekly, or monthly tips; Bithomp publishes a new API to capture and share rich XRP Wallet information for organization wallets; and GB Exchange (GBX) decides to list XRP; I hope you enjoy the read: Please feel free to share my blog with a friend or share it on any other platform - and thanks for doing so! My blog announcement links on other platforms: Twitter Reddit r/Ripple Reddit r/CryptoCurrency Reddit r/CryptoMarkets Reddit r/xrp Reddit r/RippleTalk Reddit r/alternativecoin Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread
  7. Blog URL: https://xrpcommunity.blog/we-must-lead-crypto-out-of-the-dark-ages/ The cryptomarket must leave environmentally-destructive tech behind to grasp its future; this and all the latest market news about XRP in today's blog! 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐫𝐲𝐩𝐭𝐨 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Will the government shutdown delay the introduction of the Token Taxonomy Act in the U.S.? One source says Valentines Day might hold the answer. 𝐑𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Brad Garlinghouse participates in a memorable panel discussion at the Davos World Economic Forum; Tsinghua University Institute for Fintech Research is added to the list of UBRI participants; and Ripple publishes the 2018 Quarter 4 XRP Markets Report; 𝐂𝐨𝐢𝐥 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Sabine Bertram from Coil creates an application that rewards survey participants with XRP. 𝐗𝐑𝐏 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: R3 establishes the Corda Network for governance functions, and lands a major win with ING; BTCExa announces a new pairing for XRP; and Freewallet indicates its plans to offer XRP support. I hope you enjoy the read: Please feel free to share my blog with a friend or share it on any other platform - and thanks for doing so! My blog announcement links on other platforms: Twitter Reddit r/Ripple Reddit r/CryptoCurrency Reddit r/CryptoMarkets Reddit r/xrp Reddit r/RippleTalk Reddit r/alternativecoin Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread
  8. https://dailyhodl.com/2019/01/23/ripple-ceo-compares-xrp-to-bitcoin-says-crypto-will-transform-global-finance-world-economic-forum-in-davos/ “There is an opportunity to fundamentally rewire how modern financial infrastructure works in the pre-funding. You have about $10 trillion pre-funded to banks around the world in order to enable cross-border payments. If you could take advantage of crypto liquidity to fund real-time payments, you could actually take that $10 trillion and use it for other purposes, which is great for society. It’s great for banking. It’s great for industry. So that’s what we’re trying to rewire. We’re lucky to now have about 200 banks that have signed up. We’ve got a long way to go." “Those are what we typically call those big money center banks. Citibank is actually the largest of all of them, and they represent about 13% of global liquidity management. They make about $8 billion a year in profits from those cross-border transactions. That is going to change. We can debate if Ripple will be successful, but as these guys have discussed, that will change.”
  9. Blog URL: https://xrpcommunity.blog/we-will-prevail/ XRP will prevail: I describe why, and then cover all the latest news impacting the best digital asset ever made. 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐫𝐲𝐩𝐭𝐨 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: The Democrats and Republicans join together to make sure the United States continues to play a part in blockchain tech and crypto. 𝐑𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Brad Garlinghouse sits down with Monica Long for the final AMA of 2018; Ripple releases a video compendium summarizing points in the AMA; Ripple submits its response to the October request by the Federal Reserve for proposals of a real-time gross settlement system (RTGS); and a video of Cory Johnson from Slush Singapore is released by an XRP fan. 𝐗𝐑𝐏 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: The XRP Toolkit adds support for user-created escrows; and Coinfield adds more XRP pairings, extending the reach of XRP. I hope you enjoy the read: Please feel free to share my blog with a friend or share it on any other platform - and thanks for doing so! 🎄🎅🎄 My blog announcement links on other platforms: Twitter Reddit r/Ripple Reddit r/CryptoCurrency Reddit r/CryptoMarkets Reddit r/xrp Reddit r/RippleTalk Reddit r/alternativecoin Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread
  10. blog URL: https://xrpcommunity.blog/early-warning-adoption-signals-detected/ A tectonic shift in the market is well under way! Find out more in my latest blog. 𝙍𝙞𝙥𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙉𝙚𝙬𝙨: AMB Crypto reports strange wallet activity and ledger volume; and Brad Garlinghouse and Ross Leckow discuss ASEAN and regulation. 𝙓𝙍𝙋 𝙉𝙚𝙬𝙨: WietseWind rolls out XRParrot to European users; TOK exchange announces support for XRP; A massive SWISS investment fund pledges to spend 30% of its money on purchases of XRP; Crypto.com offers a prepaid MCO Visa card allowing you to spend your zerps; XRP Scan goes live; and @cz_binance sends out a strange tweet to XRP Community Hope you enjoy this latest edition: Please leave any feedback below, and feel free to share my blog on any other platform you wish! - And thanks for doing so! My blog announcement links on other forums: Twitter Reddit r/Ripple Reddit r/CryptoCurrency Reddit r/CryptoMarkets Reddit r/xrp Reddit r/RippleTalk Reddit r/alternativecoin Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread
  11. Blog URL: https://xrpcommunity.blog/let-critical-thinking-be-your-guide/ In my latest blog I review all the latest news - and I describe why critical thinking is guiding crypto investors to XRP. 𝐑𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Brad Garlinghouse gives a sterling interview on hot-button topics at the Singapore Fintech Festival; CIMB Group announces their membership in RippleNet; SendFriend gets specific with regards to their xRapid implementation schedule; Evan Schwartz explains how Ripple views Layer Two; and Version 4.0 of xCurrent includes a surprise you'll want to see. 𝐂𝐨𝐢𝐥 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Stefan Thomas and Ben Sharafian sit down for an interview with Epicenter, and it is a big one. 𝐗𝐑𝐏 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: WietseWind reveals that XRP Ledger History is now available to the general public via Google Big Query; KingBlue makes phenomenal progress on the Uphold Referral contest; and an XRP fan publishes an "epic movie trailer" style of video about XRP. And WietseWind announces Paper Gift Accounts for the XRP Tip Bot, just in time for the holiday season! I hope you enjoy the read & thank you for the feedback! Feel free to share my blog on any platform - and thank you for doing so! My blog announcement links on other platforms: Twitter Reddit r/Ripple Reddit r/CryptoCurrency Reddit r/CryptoMarkets Reddit r/xrp Reddit r/RippleTalk Reddit r/alternativecoin Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread
  12. Looking for a summary of the SWELL Conference + the latest news about XRP? I've got you covered! SWELL was a tour-d-force for Ripple; you won't want to miss my TL:DR breakdowns of each session in this blog. I provided my own personal take on each of the sessions, including the "800 Pound Gorilla" panel discussion at the end. This latest blog also covers the latest news in crypto, and Ripple & XRP as well, including what to expect from the Malta conference, and news that SmartStream piloted Ripple tech. Coinswitch adds a custom crypto switch page for XRP fans, and Bitrue announces their new mobile application. I hope you enjoy the read & please leave any feedback below. Also, feel free to share my blog with anybody you'd like - and also feel free to re-post on any other social media platform you wish - and thank you for doing so! Twitter Reddit r/Ripple Reddit r/CryptoCurrency Reddit r/CryptoMarkets Reddit r/xrp Reddit r/RippleTalk Reddit r/alternativecoin Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread
  13. Someone already used these two pictures to poke fun at litecoin and ethereum but I took the liberty to throw in "my two cents". Just having fun! Don't be triggered with any issues you might have!
  14. The journey may have been a thousand miles, but the destination is now clear for XRP. Lots Happening! As executives from Ripple continue to prompt governments - both in the US and in Japan - for regulatory clarity, they have not stopped expanding the RippleNet network or its list of clients. Chris Larsen announces that Ripple has signed over 100 clients to production contracts, and Ryan Zagone, Brad Garlinghouse, and Cory Johnson all make high-profile public appearances, emphasizing similar points in unison. ACI Worldwide, the US-based payments giant, mentions Ripple technology in a recent interview, and the Japanese Banking Consortium readies MoneyTap for initial release. Ripple also settles its lawsuit with R3 and provides further updates to the upcoming SWELL Conference, which is now only two weeks away! And in Coil news, an independent developer releases a step-by-step guide for how Wix website owners can sign up for web monetization. Winding things up, WietseWind reveals plans to help people monetize their own extra, home-generated electricity, and a new Python library to access the XRP Library is released by a community developer. Hope you enjoy the read & please leave any feedback below. Feel free to share my blog with a friend - or on any other platform - and thank you for doing so! Twitter Reddit r/Ripple Reddit r/CryptoCurrency Reddit r/CryptoMarkets Reddit r/xrp Reddit r/RippleTalk Reddit r/alternativecoin Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread
  15. Global businesses are starting to see the light when it comes to digital assets. This includes international economic organizations that realize the true economic potential of being able to move value across borders at the speed of information. In this blog, I profile a large cluster of news items about Ripple technology adoption. Last week was the week of Disrupt in San Francisco, and I break down the video of both Brad Garlinghouse and Michael Arrington onstage at the huge industry conference. There was also a very high-profile Forbes article that was recently released about the history of Ripple, specifically focusing on David Schwartz's role in creating XRP. Coil, Stefan Thomas's new company, released a video explaining web monetization. And the XRP Ledger just became even more decentralized. I also have some interesting information about more exchanges and retailers supporting XRP. I hope you enjoy the read! Please leave any feedback below. Feel free to share my blog with a friend in any way - or on any other platform you wish - and thank you for doing so! Twitter Reddit r/Ripple Reddit r/CryptoCurrency Reddit r/CryptoMarkets Reddit r/xrp Reddit r/RippleTalk Reddit r/alternativecoin Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread
  16. The use case for XRP rests on a large business use case that provides value for all stakeholders concerned: the businesses that implement it will save 50-70% on their current ForEx channels, and customers will reap the rewards with real-time money transfers that settle in seconds instead of days. In this latest blog post, I also cover some of the latest news, including Brad Garlinghouse's AMA, and David Schwartz's dramatic statements about Bitcoin and Ethereum's increasing levels of centralization. Also, there's a Coil meetup, and the XRP Tip Bot just received one of two amazing upgrades. I hope you enjoy the read: Feel free to share my blog with a friend - or on any other platform - and thank you for doing so! Twitter Reddit r/Ripple Reddit r/CryptoCurrency Reddit r/CryptoMarkets Reddit r/xrp Reddit r/RippleTalk Reddit r/alternativecoin Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread
  17. The economy has vast unused potential waiting to be unlocked. In today's blog, I describe how the XRP ecosystem of innovations stands ready to help. This edition also covers AMA sessions by Ripple, a new Ripple banking customer, and two interviews that you'll want to know about. Lastly, I'll tell you about an ongoing effort by an XRP Community member to have Binance list XRP as a base currency, as well as some outstanding XRP ecosystem graphics by two different members of the community. I hope you enjoy the read; please leave any feedback below. Also feel free to share my blog with a friend - or on any other platform; and thank you for doing so! Twitter Reddit r/Ripple Reddit r/CryptoCurrency Reddit r/CryptoMarkets Reddit r/xrp Reddit r/RippleTalk Reddit r/alternativecoin Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread
  18. Do you have one of those friends that always yells at the television when a professional sports match is on? Maybe they think they could do better, judging from the sidelines. But what your friend might not realize is the real professionals always make it look easy; but it is not. They've put in the hours of hard work to get where they are. Likewise Ripple has put in a tremendous amount of consistent work to get where they're at; at the cusp of a global takeover in banking communications and cross-border value transfer. Ripple specializes in streamlining payments, and XRP is the best digital asset for bridging currencies. In this blog entry, I detail the events of the last few days, including their phenomenal philanthropic effort with university education. Hope you enjoy the read! Please leave any feedback below & feel free to share my blog with a friend or on any other platform - and thank you for doing so! Twitter Reddit r/Ripple Reddit r/CryptoCurrency Reddit r/CryptoMarkets Reddit r/xrp Reddit r/RippleTalk Reddit r/alternativecoin Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread
  19. Will crypto ever be considered mainstream? I discuss this - along with recent progress for both Ripple & xrp - in today's blog. Hope you enjoy & please leave any feedback below. Also, please feel free to share my blog with a friend or on any other platform, and thank you for doing so! Twitter Reddit r/Ripple Reddit r/CryptoCurrency Reddit r/CryptoMarkets Reddit r/xrp Reddit r/RippleTalk Reddit r/alternativecoin Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread
  20. XRP is the undisputed best choice for ????-???? ?????????. In today's blog, I discuss the reasons behind Ripple targeting the non-banking market, as well as what it means for their long term strategy. Then, I connect the dots for you and show one possible outcome in a ???????? ???????? stretching to 2021. The blog covers exactly what Xpring and Coil mean for XRP owners, and what to expect in terms of additional liquidity and when we *might* see utility-driven demand take over the network. Let me know what you think: Please leave any feedback below. Feel free to share my blog with a friend - or on any other platform; and thank you for doing so! Twitter Reddit r/Ripple Reddit r/CryptoCurrency Reddit r/CryptoMarkets Reddit r/xrp Reddit r/RippleTalk Reddit r/alternativecoin Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread
  21. I have been very impressed with the major pivot in Ripple’s communication strategy these last few months. Tom Channick started in early January as Ripple’s Head of Corporate Communications. He held the same position at Facebook for the last two years. Many in the XRP community we’re excited to see what Tom would bring to Ripple’s corporate message. On 24 January 2018, @tomchannick posted on Twitter: “We’ve fielded a lot of questions as of late about our strategy (and how the speculative markets fit into it), and traction (and how real it is). We want to clearly communicate who we are, what we’re doing and how we’re doing it. #Ripple” He retweeted the following Ripple Insights article which was part 1 of a 3 part series titled Much Ado, Much to Do https://ripple.com/insights/much-ado-much-to-do-part-1/ This was the first sign that we were going to see more of a strategic communications message from Ripple. We start to see what their new message is. Tom clearly wants to dramatically increase the messages coming out of Ripple and harmonise these messages. We have seen a plethora of Ripple related news in the media lately, all with Ripple’s new messages laiden through them. Here are some examples of the new Ripple Message: 1) Bitcoin Previously in TV interviews Brad Garlinghouse would comment favourably about Bitcoin and that he was “long on Bitcoin”. Lately however he has gone on the offensive in relation to Bitcoin. See his interview below with BBC World News. Brad says “Bitcoin is like the Napster of Digital Assets . . . Napster was cool, here’s what digitised music can do, but Napster was also trying to circumvent laws, trademarks and loyalties. Bitcoin’s goal is avoid regulation . . to have anonymous transactions. This is orthogonal with what Ripple is doing. “ He also goes on to say that “Whilst Napster graduated into Spotify, Pandora and iTunes. It’s the second and third generation of blockchain companies that may end up being those that reap the rewards of solving these problems for customers”. This is a major change in communications. Ripple can see Governments about to implement regulations on the crypto coin market. They are actively communicating that Ripple and its digital asset, XRP, is completely different to Bitcoin and all the other alt-coins. 2) Ripple is a payments company The next major change in Ripple’s communication strategy is the many references to Ripple being a payments company not a blockchain or crypto company. At the Faster Future Forum in Bangkok earlier in the week Brad stated, “We are solving a payments problem. We happen to use a blockchain technology and a digital asset to solve that payment problems”. This again is a very smart deliberate move to differentiate Ripple and XRP from all other coins. Ripple now does not want to be knows as a crypto or blockchain company. They are a payments company solving a payments problem. Note also the pivot away from calling XRP a crypto coin, it is now a “digital asset”. 3) SWIFT Ripple has also not shied away from attacking its greatest competitor and the system it is trying to replace SWIFT. There has been significant commentary from Ripple and Brad about how SWIFT is 70’s technology and needs to be replaced. See this article https://ripple.com/insights/features/disco-era-money-movement-technologies/ Also, Brad himself has been on the offensive taking the opportunity several times to comment on SWIFT’s recorderd error rate. At the Faster Future Forum Brad said “Swift has a 6% error rate in global transactions. In the tech world we aspire to 3 , 4 or 5 x 9’s of reliability. Our current global payments system has only 1 x 9 of reliability. That’s pretty embarrassing” Check out his full comments from the 1hr 30 minutes mark for his full comments https://web.facebook.com/DigitalVenturesTH/videos/1642611169159661/?hc_ref=ARRHIxAMx_bNL6gwkOkLygotlDq6y8AbAjeAxTe0KBRwi9JZ6iMf34tmySuxm4QzMmQ&hc_location=group Ripple and Brad are of course correct. How can an international payment system moving $5 Trilllion dollars a day have a 6% error rate. Ripple is now actively engaging in a lot of commentary about SWIFT’s error rate and is highlighting this deficiency every opportunity they get. 4) Ripple becoming more bullish about itself. In the past Ripple’s communication strategy seemed to have been focused on announcing itself to the world and explaining who they are, what they do and how they do it. They didn’t want to upset anyone, they weren’t quite sure of themselves. This year they have become much more positive and more bullish. They are now daring FI’s not to use them and stating that if they don’t adopt RippleNet they will miss out and be left behind. Check out this article from Ripple Insights equating Ripple to the Football World Cup. https://ripple.com/insights/the-world-cup-of-global-payments-get-off-the-sidelines/ You would have also heard this quote a few times this week “Ripple is signing a new partner every week”. Brad has said this several times and so has Marjan Delatinne Ripples new Sales Director Europe. Ripple wants you, it’s investors, and FI’s to know how many partners are now adopting their tech. It’s FI FOMO at its best. This is of course on top of Brad’s reference to a “marathon of announcements” and that “we are in a marathon but have crossed the starting line”. I love these references. 5) The Ripple and XRP video series Also of interest is all the great new videos that Ripple is releasing. The latest, and best so far, is the 7 part “The Ripple and XRP video series”. These very informative, short videos concentrate on a separate topic each and are magazine style interviews with Chris Larson (Executive Chairman) , Brad Garlinghouse (CEO), Asheesh Birla (VP of Product), Stefan Thomas (CTO) and David Scwartz (Cheif Cryptographer). See them all here: https://ripple.com/insights/introducing-the-ripple-and-xrp-video-series/ How many other companies, let alone crypto companies (sorry Ripple is not a crypto company) offer this much transparency? If you haven’t seen these videos yet, I encourage to watch them, they are very informative. I am very impressed with Ripple’s new communication strategy. It is clear, concise and confident. I think Tom Hannick deserves a lot of credit for this. He has been a great addition to the Ripple Executive team. I can’t wait to see what more information is to come?
  22. Here is the link if you haven’t watched the interview, it starts at 1hr 20. https://web.facebook.com/DigitalVenturesTH/videos/1642611169159661/?hc_ref=ARRHIxAMx_bNL6gwkOkLygotlDq6y8AbAjeAxTe0KBRwi9JZ6iMf34tmySuxm4QzMmQ&hc_location=group I thought this was an excellent interview. One of the best, I have seen with Brad. Very intelligent questions and they gave Brad plenty of time to answer. Here is my take away from the interview: 1) Ripple is a payments company not a blockchain company or a crypto company. “We are solving a payments problem. We happen to use a blockchain technology and a digital asset to solve that payment problems”. A very interesting pivot from Brad and Ripple. It has been very noticeable recently that Ripple has deliberately changed its communication strategy and is not trying to be a blockchain or crypto company. They are a payment company and focused on solving a payments problem. They are differentiating themselves from other coins. Very smart move. 2) Brad was an Uber driver. What!! How many CEO’s of major companies were driving Uber when they got the call? 3) “ICO’s have reduced the friction to raise capital and has exposed this to unqualified participants. People say they are buying a token but it doesn’t do anything”. Brad is very pro regulation trying to protect everyday investors in the dangers of ICO’s. 4) Brad is sending $10,000 by plane again. Gees he has sent a lot of money around the world on planes to avoid SWIFT. He is very much staying on message. 5) “Swift has a 6% error rate in global transactions. In the tech world we aspire to 3 , 4 or 5 x 9’s of reliability. Our current global payments system has only 1 x 9 of reliability. That’s pretty embarrassing”. Brad is on the front foot attacking SWIFT. Again part of the pivot in Ripple’s communication strategy. 6) “We have 6 customers that we have announced using XRP. If you offer a better product at a cheaper price you will get a lot of people adopting that solution” - Absolutely, love it. How many other coins have real world adoption!! 7) “If we can enable a real time payment instead of a prefunded payment we can accelerate the global engine of commerce. That’s good for banks and banks customers” - Love this quote. This quote is in relation to xRapid eradicating Nostro and Vostro accounts therefore eradicating the $27 Trillion in parked dormant capital sitting around the world. Can you imagine the global liquidity benefit if $27 Trillion in capital can be released. Oh the amazing potential. 8) “SWIFT is 70’s tech that needs a full upgrade to the age of the Internet”. - Look out SWIFT Ripple is coming after you. 9) “We are signing up a new customer every week now” - This message has come out several times in the last week or so. It’s amazing news. One new customer a week. I am guessing most of these will be eased into Ripple through xCurrent first and then will be introduced (quite easily David Schwartz says) to xRapid. This is incredible news. Let me say this again. RIPPLE IS SIGNING UP A NEW CUSTOMER EVERY WEEK. Just let that sink in. 10) Brad talks about the two biggest FUD arguments that XRP faces: “XRP is not a centralised technology. Anyone in this audience can download the open source technology to run a validator. If Ripple the company went away the XRP ledger would continue to exist”; and Ripple the company could succeed but XRP will not be successful. “Our goal is to develop an incredibly healthy XRP ecosystem. We own 60% of XRP. I am the most interested person, as CEO of Ripple, in making sure the XRP ecosystem is successful”. Yes, Yes. Love these anti-FUD quotes. 11) “I don’t check the price of XRP everyday . . . This is a 3 plus year journey. What I know for certain is that if we can continue to build the momentum of customer usage that continues to drive the velocity and demand for XRP, over a 3 plus year timeframe, I feel very comfortable about the opportunity to continue to grow the value of the XRP ecosystem which is great for all participants” - Another great quote. Stop looking at the short term price. Look at the price in the next 3 years. This is such a valuable lesson for all of us. 12) “Ripple is not trying to solve a speculators problem. Ripple is trying to solve an institutional problem . . . that is measured in the Trillions of dollars that is focused on payment providers and banks.” Another good response to the impatient XRP investor who keeps asking “When Moon?”. 13) “We see the ILP as the open source technology that underpins the internet of value.” - I think we fail to realise the infinite use cases of Ripple and here is another one around the ILP which allows any ledger to connect with each other at virtually zero cost. Brad talks about a possible future where the Bitcoin ledger and Ethereum ledger connecting with each other and to the Bank of America through the ILP. Can you imagine? 14) “Our first vertical is payments. If we want permission to work on another vertical we have to nail it for our customers in payments and solve a really big problem. If we do that well, we are got to be in a great spot”. - Codius pre dated Ethereum. Brad says that he shelved Codius to concentrate on payments. I didn’t know that? Amazing. I learnt something new from this interview. A bold gamble but one that could definitely pay off. A very educational and enjoyable interview. Brad is an amazing orator and an incredible ambassador for our investment. We are very fortunate to have him as Ripple’s CEO. I note some people complaining that he doesn’t say anything new. He doesn’t have to. He is spreading the XRP message to the masses. Remember, 99% of people haven’t heard about Ripple, XRP and/or blockchain. He explains the key concepts and advantages of Ripple and XRP very well, in a way that the every day person can understand. This is what we want. We want more investment from everyday people and institutional investors. Interviews like this enable that. Brad also said that if you are a XRP investor and are prepared to go on the journey with him over the long term he wants to give you a hug and take a selfie with you Brad, come here and give me a hug big fella because I am a HODLer, thank you.
  23. More setbacks for Bitcoin are acting like an anchor on the crypto market. In today's blog entry, I talk about those factors, as well as how I see XRP diverging from Bitcoin's market leading dominance. For Ripple and XRP, it's been nonstop good news over the last four days, with the big news being the anticipated release of the MoneyTap application by the Japanese Banking Consortium (JBC). I discuss the details behind this application plus I have some surprises about possible business deals you might not know about. It includes the partial acquisition of a hardware wallet company by SBI, the addition of XRP to the BitIT marketplace, a Grayscale investment fund specifically targeting XRP, and the rumor of Ripple technology underlying a deal between Saison and Grab. Rounding out the list is an update for those in the XRP community eagerly awaiting the release of the Kyte wallet! I hope you enjoy - please leave any feedback below. Feel free to share my blog on any other platform, or with a friend or family member - and thank you for doing so! Twitter Reddit r/Ripple Reddit r/CryptoCurrency Reddit r/CryptoMarkets Reddit r/xrp Reddit r/RippleTalk Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread
  24. http://fortune.com/2018/02/13/ripple-bitcoin-banks-brad-garlinghouse/
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