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Blog URL: https://xrpcommunity.blog/deep-roots-the-crypto-spring-will-reveal-progress/ The use case is king! Today's blog covers how real utility provides roots for crypto projects, and lists the latest news impacting XRP: 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐫𝐲𝐩𝐭𝐨 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Pacte Law is passed in France, allowing Insurance enterprises to invest in crypto. 𝐑𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: Ripple tweets about a new Ripple Regionals event in Dubai, and releases two videos from Ripple Regionals: APAC; and Ripple is entering Europe, and specifically aims to work with Luxembourg. 𝐗𝐑𝐏 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬: The XRP Meetup in Amersfoort took place on Saturday, April 20th; Wietse, Tristan, and Ali publish the XRPayments application; Genesis, a popular OTC platform, notes that XRP is the second-most-popular collateral for loans; and a new Japanese crypto exchange opens, with initial support for 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
Sharing my findings as I couldn't find them all at xrpchat. There is some good stuff happening (in my opinion) regarding the progress towards real blockchain adoption in general (which I assume is profitable for XRP usecase adoption too). First let's again view what a survey by WEF World Economic Forum with "over 800 executives and experts from the information and communications technology sector" says: From Ripple insight: Original PDF by WEF Ripple Insight regarding this survey Of course this is an averaged estamation based on the responses and the survey was done in 2015. Stuff already seems progressing quicker than expected (incl for Ripple). It shows the expectations the respondents in the ICT sector have. Blockchain ISO standards developments There are ISO standards being developed for "blockchain and distributed ledger technologies". Such standards are necessary (imo) for real worldwide adoption. Currently the stages of those ISO standards are 'Preparatory' (stage 20.00) at most. Here is an overview of participating and observing countries: https://www.iso.org/committee/6266604.html?view=participation This standard is an initiative by Australia. From the roadmap for blockchain standards of Standards Australia (march 2017): Small overview of roadmap here. So even though the current status is 'Preparatory' at most, the ISO standards ARE being developed at this moment. Boiling fintech in Luxembourg; Infrachain From website: Q1 2018 introduction paper Now lets view Infrachains members page: This shows that big players in the industry like Ant Financial are actively busy progressing to realworld usage / adoption. Also interesting Ant Financial is active in Luxembourg it seems. Talking about Ant Financial, their brand Alipay has some plans. Exciting blockchain/fintech times ahead imo. For speculation; Snapswap, KPMG, Telindus, Deloitte have some connections to Ripple. SnapSwap USA (a Ripple gateway) stopped but the key executive was Denis Kiselev, which is still active at SnapSwap International S.A. in Luxembourg. KPMG slide mentioned Mastercard tested Ripple payments blockchain solution (just noticed the slide author is Unilever, big Dutch company that had 52.7 billion euro turnover in 2016) Telindus has a Ripple validator running Deloitte (37.8 billion usd turnover) senior manager for innovations talking Ripple here and here. Maybe he is in the community somewhere. Also in Japan the selfregulated Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Association was created which fits above progress (ISO standards under development / Infrachain trying to accelerate blockchain adoption by community created regulation). Good to see these initiatives which should help accelerate blockchain and/or crypto use by setting standards & guidelines at a moment there is still some regulatory unclarity.