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  1. Could the ripple system support an account which automatically converted any currency into xrp and payed out as any currency. The idea would be a universal checking account. You get a direct deposit from work, it becomes ripple. Travel anywhere and it becomes their currency at the till. Is this the service that every bank on the ripple network will eventually provide to their customers or is this another step altogether? In other words instead of creating a new universal currency and hoping everyone adopts it, can ripple make every currency universal?
  2. http://www.gtreview.com/events/mena/gtr-mena-trade-finance-week-2017/ https://twitter.com/NBADInsights
  3. Another Ripple employee is added to a key council position. Karen Gifford is on the World Economic Forum's Global Futures Council on Blockchain. See the bottom of this article: https://qz.com/903401/globalization-failed-too-many-people-heres-the-technology-that-could-help-it-work-for-everyone/ Here's the tweet from Ripple: Competition is picking up but Ripple seems to have an unmatched number of well-placed employees/advocates.
  4. Jack Ma’s Ant Financial Buys MoneyGram for $880 Million https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-26/jack-ma-s-ant-financial-close-to-buying-moneygram-wsj-says Connecting the dots... thanks @papa MoneyGram Teams Up With Earthport To Use Ripple Tech for Remittances to Romania http://coinjournal.net/moneygram-earthport-ripple-tech-remittance-romania/
  5. I sort of lost track of what was going on with R3 - Ripple relationship, hence the title of this topic. It maybe quite interesting because of this info: Hong Kong Financial Markets Authority Joins R3 to Test Blockchain Transactions https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/hong-kong-financial-markets-authority-joins-r3-test-blockchain-transactions/
  6. 24 open positions. Good to see they're still on the throttle (as we would expect). All available positions:https://ripple.com/company/careers/all-jobs/ Will be interesting to see who they hire for this position:https://ripple.com/company/careers/all-jobs/#head-of-strategic-partnerships
  7. You may bring your concern for discussion. Here is mine for XRP distribution. I have tracked since Aug 2016 to till date. If you follow XRP distribution update, you may see something went off in Sep and Dec, but others always get back from Ripple within a month surprisingly. As of Aug - 2016 TOTAL XRP HELD BY RIPPLE:64,439,207,292 TOTAL XRP HELD BY OTHERS:35,558,046,921* As of September 18th, 2016 TOTAL XRP HELD BY RIPPLE: 64,538,581,296 TOTAL XRP HELD BY OTHERS: 35,458,607,580* Distributed: -99,374,004 XRP (some deal/trades may fall off) As of September 24th, 2016 HELD BY RIPPLE:64,521,982,395 XRP HELD BY OTHERS:35,475,196,836 XRP* Distributed: 16,598,901 XRP ( Small Market Moving) As of October 9th, 2016 TOTAL XRP HELD BY RIPPLE : 64,521,356,281 TOTAL XRP HELD BY OTHERS : 35,475,773,335* Distributed: 626,114 XRP (Big Market Moving) As of October 23rd, 2016 TOTAL XRP HELD BY RIPPLE 64,465,960,934 TOTAL XRP HELD BY OTHERS 35,531,082,209* Distributed: 55,395,347 XRP (Average Market Moving) As of November 6th, 2016 TOTAL XRP HELD BY RIPPLE 64,231,840,920 TOTAL XRP HELD BY OTHERS 35,765,131,899* Distributed: 234,120,014 XRP (Big Market Moving) As of November 13th, 2016 TOTAL XRP HELD BY RIPPLE 64,131,841,845 TOTAL XRP HELD BY OTHERS 35,865,094,564* Distributed: 99,999,075 (Average Market Moving) As of November 20th, 2016 TOTAL XRP HELD BY RIPPLE 64,120,257,992 TOTAL XRP HELD BY OTHERS 35,876,617,244* Distributed: 11,583,853 (Average Market Moving) As of November 27, 2016 Held by Ripple: 64,009,078,087 XRP Held by others: 35,987,750,899 XRP* Distributed: 111,179,905 (Average Market Moving) As of December 11, 2016 Held by Ripple: 64,202,158,174 XRP Held by others: 35,794,578,423 XRP* Distributed: -193,080,087 XRP (Trades/Deals may fall off) As of December 18th, 2016 TOTAL XRP HELD BY RIPPLE 63,993,116,750 TOTAL XRP HELD BY OTHERS 36,003,596,482* Distributed: 209,041,424 (Big Market Moving)
  8. What do you think about buying btc/xrp instantly using the debit card.....? https://www.bitstamp.net/article/debit-cc-payments-bitcoin-now-extended-beyond-eu/
  9. I could have overlooked it, but I did not see this get posted. The FED's Faster Payments Report - Jan. 2017 https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/other/US-path-to-faster-payments-pt1-201701.pdf
  10. Alibaba’s Ant Financial Acquires MoneyGram, Considers Blockchain Tech FULL TEXT: http://bitcoin.xyz/alibabas-ant-financial-acquires-moneygram-considers-blockchain-tech/
  11. Hi Guys, Few days ago I enquired from Commonwealth Bank of Australia about status of their Ripple Project and sent email below. Dear Sir/Madam Some time ago Commonwelath bank announced pilot project with Company called "Ripple labs" about domestic and international fund transfers, but since the link below i could not track/obtain much information online about the results of that project. So my questions are (1) What is current status of your pilot projects with Ripple.(have u dropped them or you are still in process)(2) Any expected timeline of finishing these blockchain projects.(3) Results of your Ripple usage with your subsidiaries as mentioned by you in article below.
  12. Blockchain startup Ripple has responded to Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney’s warning last week that financial innovation could lead to “systemic risks” unless properly regulated. https://ibsintelligence.com/ibs-journal/ibs-news/ripple-launches-staunch-defence-of-fintech/
  13. How high will XRP go after the 43 Japanese banks go live with it in March and April? The global FX market is over 5 trillion a day. According to Wikipedia, in 2016 the Japanese yen accounted for around 21% or 1 trillion of that. If 1% of the Japanese yen trades were made through XRP that would be a daily volume of around 11 million bitcoins at US 900.00/coin. So, I'm betting on around a 0.10 XRP low by a month into the Japanese FX launch 0.25 XRP high or around .1% - .25% of global FX volume respectively.
  14. Dave Birch talks to Danny Aranda from Ripple about shared ledger technology in financial services. http://banknxt.com/59201/danny-aranda-ripple/
  15. One of the leading European-based bitcoin exchanges is adding another virtual currency to the bitcoins already traded on its platform. https://www.google.no/amp/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN14V055?client=ms-android-asus
  16. https://ripple.com/xrpに関する6つの迷信/
  17. Resellers/Service Providers/Partners/Relationships Accenture “We have extensive relationships with the world's leading companies and governments and work with organizations of all sizes—including 89 of the Fortune Global 100 and more than three quarters of the Fortune Global 500.” Press: http://www.consultancy.uk/news/2799/payments-platform-ripple-inks-partnership-with-accenture CGI Global “CGI has a long history of shaping and driving innovation in banking and payments, helping to build SWIFT, CHAPS and other payment systems.” Press: https://ripple.com/insights/ripple-and-cgi-team-up/ Crypto Facilities As a leader in digital asset derivatives, Crypto Facilities will create a marketplace for XRP derivatives. Press: https://ripple.com/insights/ripple-partners-with-crypto-facilities-for-xrp-derivatives/ Deloitte “Deloitte is one of the "Big Four" and the largest professional services network in the world by revenue and number of professionals. Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, enterprise risk and financial advisory services with more than 244,400 professionals globally.” Press: http://www2.deloitte.com/lu/en/pages/technology/articles/deloitte-integration-ripple-technology-temenos-t24.html D+H “A leading provider of technology solutions to financial institutions globally, today announced that it has partnered with Ripple to deliver innovative payment capabilities by integrating Global PAYplus, its global payment services hub, with Ripple's distributed ledger technology, creating a foundation for further disruptive payments innovation.” Press: http://www.dh.com/news-events/press-releases/dh-partners-ripple-deliver-innovative-payment-capabilities-and-create Earthport “Among the FinTech50, Earthport is a regulated Financial Institution under the auspices of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, transforming the future of cross-border payments.” Press: http://www.americanbanker.com/news/bank-technology/real-time-remittances-in-play-for-earthport-with-ripple-labs-deal-1071497-1.html Expertus Clients include - Bank of Montreal, Pavilion Global Markets, Central 1, CIBC, Canada Pension Plan, Desjardins, General Electric, Hedgeserv, ICD, Laurentian Bank of Canada, Mizuho Bank, National Bank of Canada, PSP Investment, Royal Bank of Canada, Scotia Bank, Software AG, United Nations, Viacom, Dupont, First National Bank, International Air Transport Association, Investors Group, Sony, Canadian Payment Association, Manulife Bank, Western Union, Virgin Atlantic, Firma Foreign Exchange, Silicon Valley Bank, Care Press: https://www.finextra.com/pressarticle/64716/ripple-and-expertus-team-up-for-blockchain-testing-service IntellectEU “10+ years of hands-on financial integration experience. International presence (USA, Belgium, Portugal, Ukraine). Servicing Financial Institutions, Corporations, and Vendors SWIFT and Ripple integration experience and partnership.” Info: http://companyontop.com/c/304133 R3cev An innovation firm focused on building and empowering the next generation of global financial services technology. Press: http://www.coindesk.com/global-banks-test-ripples-digital-currency-new-blockchain-trial/ SBI Holdings “Ripple, global provider of financial settlement solutions, and SBI Holdings, Inc., global financial services company, today announced the creation of SBI Ripple Asia. The new company will build an engineering and sales force across Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, and ASEAN countries to sell and install Ripple’s enterprise solutions for cross-border payments at banks across the region.” Press: https://ripple.com/ripple_press/ripple-strikes-multi-national-deal-with-sbi-holdings-to-meet-growing-demand-for-ripple-solutions-across-asia/ Tas Group “TAS Group delivers software solutions for electronic money, payment systems, capital markets and ERP.” Info: http://www.tasgroup.eu/solutions/payment-networks/ripple Temenos T24 “Temenos serves over 1,000 financial institutions in more than 125 countries across the world. It claims to be used by 38 of the top 50 banks worldwide.” Press: http://www2.deloitte.com/lu/en/pages/technology/articles/deloitte-integration-ripple-technology-temenos-t24.html Volante “Volante Technologies, a software company specialized in the integration and processing of financial messages, data and payments within institutions and corporate enterprises.” Press: http://www.volantetech.com/about/media/press-releases/ripple-integration/ Yantra “Yantra Financial Technologies specializes in designing, developing and managing banking & electronic payment systems.” Press: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20141103006189/en/Yantra-Financial-Technologies-Integrates-Ripple-Protocol-Latest Banks ANZ “The fourth largest bank by market capitalisation in Australia.” Press: http://www.coindesk.com/australian-banks-westpac-and-anz-experiment-with-ripple/ ATB Financial “ATB successfully transferred CA$1,000 (EUR 667) to ReiseBank using a network built on SAP technology and Ripple’s pioneering network of enterprise blockchain solutions.” Press: http://news.sap.com/atb-financial-sends-one-of-the-worlds-first-real-time-payments-from-canada-to-germany-using-blockchain-technology-supported-by-sap/ Bank of America Merrill Lynch Bank of America is an American multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is the second largest bank holding company in the United States by assets. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the corporate and investment banking division of Bank of America. Press: http://siliconangle.com/blog/2016/09/26/ripple-signs-deal-with-global-banks-to-establish-blockchain-based-global-transfer-system/ Bank of Yokohama The Bank of Yokohama, Ltd. is a Japanese regional bank, operating mainly in Kanagawa Prefecture and southwestern Tokyo. It is one of Japan's leading banks, the seventh largest bank in Japan by market value. Press: http://www.coindesk.com/japan-banks-blockchain-currency-exchange-ripple/ BMO (Bank of Montreal) BMO offers a wide range of personal banking services including mortgages, credit cards, loans and insurance. Access accounts with 24/7 online banking. Press: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-15/ripple-raises-55-million-adds-seven-more-banks-to-its-network Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, commonly referred to as CIBC, is one of the Big Five banks in Canada. Press: http://www.coindesk.com/7-financial-institutions-announce-partnerships-ripple/ CBW Bank “The innovative Weir, Kansas bank (it was the original institution behind BankSimple and Moven, and partners with cryptocurrency firm Ripple Labs on cross-border payments) will formally launch a new payment tool called the ONE Card this quarter. (Published Feb. 25, 2015)“ “It offers something most banks can't, and which the Federal Reserve has begun nudging the industry to build: real-time payments. To create this capability, $12 million-asset CBW has signed agreements with all the major U.S. debit networks for the ability to use their rails to instantly credit bank accounts. Press: http://www.americanbanker.com/news/bank-technology/cbw-bank-readies-launch-of-real-time-payments-1072921-1.html Commonwealth Bank of Australia The number 1 bank in Australia $129.89 billion market capitalization. “The Commonwealth Bank of Australia is an Australian multinational bank with businesses across New Zealand, Fiji, Asia, USA and the United Kingdom.” Press: https://cointelegraph.com/news/commonwealth-bank-of-australia-to-integrate-ripple-for-instant-settlements Cross River Bank “One of the first U.S.-based banks that will use the Ripple protocol to offer its business and personal banking customers real-time international payments between the U.S. and Western Europe.” Press: https://ripple.com/ripple_press/cross-river-bank-to-integrate-ripple-for-real-time-international-payments/ DBS Bank “DBS Bank is the largest bank in South East Asia by assets and among the larger banks in Asia.” Press: http://finovate.com/ripple-technology-drives-invoice-trading-platform/ Fidor Bank Fidor Bank is a German online bank. Press: http://www.coindesk.com/fidor-becomes-first-bank-to-use-ripple-payment-protocol/ Mizuho Financial Group It holds assets in excess of $2 trillion US dollars through its control of Mizuho Bank, Mizuho Corporate Bank, and other operating subsidiaries.[1] The company's combined holdings form the second largest financial services group in Japan. Its banking businesses rank the third in Japan. Press: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-15/ripple-raises-55-million-adds-seven-more-banks-to-its-network NAB (National Australia Bank) National Australia Bank is one of the four largest financial institutions in Australia in terms of market capitalisation and customers. Press: https://ripple.com/ripple_press/ripple-adds-several-new-banks-global-network/ National Bank of Abu Dhabi National Bank of Abu Dhabi is a bank operating in the United Arab Emirates. NBAD is the largest lender bank in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the second largest lender in the United Arab Emirates. Press: http://www.coindesk.com/7-financial-institutions-announce-partnerships-ripple/ Rabobank “Dutch multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in Utrecht, Netherlands.” Press: https://www.ftm.nl/artikelen/experimenteren-met-internationaal-betalen-met-bitcointechnologie Reisebank Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, ReiseBank has more than 85 years of experience in business travel payment. Press: http://www.coindesk.com/7-financial-institutions-announce-partnerships-ripple/ Royal Bank of Canada “Royal Bank of Canada, is the largest bank in Canada. The bank serves over 16 million clients and has 78,000 employees worldwide.” Press: http://www.coindesk.com/royal-bank-canada-reveals-blockchain-remittance-trial-ripple/ Royal Bank of Scotland “The Royal Bank of Scotland has around 700 branches, mainly in Scotland though there are branches in many larger towns and cities throughout England and Wales.” Press: http://bravenewcoin.com/news/rbs-trials-ripple-tech-for-automated-interbank-transfers/ Saldo.mx “Cross currency wallet for underserved migrant communities built on Ripple.” Press: https://ripple.com/insights/how-marco-montes-is-empowering-migrant-workers/ Santander Bank “Santander is the largest bank in the euro zone by market capitalization and among the top 12 banks on a global basis.” Press: https://ripple.com/insights/santander-becomes-first-uk-bank-use-ripple-cross-border-payments/ SBI Sumishin Net Bank SBI Sumishin Net Bank is an Internet bank jointly established, as an innovative customer-oriented new bank, by SBI Holdings and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank. Press: http://www.coindesk.com/japan-banks-blockchain-currency-exchange-ripple/ Shanghai Huarui “Registered in Shanghai (Pilot) Free Trade Zone with a capital of 3 billion yuan ($484 million), will mainly serve small and micro enterprises that have difficulty getting loans from large State-owned banks.” Press: https://ripple.com/ripple_press/ripple-adds-several-new-banks-global-network/ Standard Chartered Bank “Standard Chartered PLC is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London. It operates a network of more than 1,200 branches and outlets across more than 70 countries and employs around 87,000 people.” Press: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-15/ripple-raises-55-million-adds-seven-more-banks-to-its-network Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp Japanese multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in Yurakucho, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group. SMBC is the second largest bank in Japan by asset. Press: http://cryptohustle.com/japanese-banks-are-starting-to-use-the-ripple-network TD Bank Canada “TD Canada Trust is the personal, small business and commercial banking operation of the Toronto-Dominion Bank in Canada.” Info: https://ripple.com/insights/money-2020-how-banks-can-leverage-distributed-financial-technology/ UniCredit UniCredit Group is an Italian global banking and financial services company. Its network spanning 50 markets in 17 countries, with more than 8,500 branches and over 147,000 employees. Press: https://ripple.com/insights/seven-leading-banks-join-ripples-global-network/ Western Union “The Western Union Company is an American financial services and communications company.” Press: https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/ripple-labs-larsen-partnering-western-union-payment-settlements/ Westpac “An Australian bank and financial-services provider headquartered in Westpac Place, Sydney. It is one of Australia's "big four" banks.” http://www.coindesk.com/australian-banks-westpac-and-anz-experiment-with-ripple/ SBI Ripple Asia Banks 77 Bank “A Japanese regional bank headquartered in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture. As the designated financial institution of the prefecture, the city, and many other cities and towns throughout the prefecture, it performs duties such as holding deposits for public money and handling payments. It is also the biggest regional bank in the Tōhoku region.” Press: https://www.77bank.co.jp/pdf/newsrelease/16101400_block.pdf AEON Bank “You can use AEON Bank ATMs to withdraw Japanese Yen.More than 2000 ATMs nationwide are available while visiting Japan.” Press: http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLZO07911570S6A001C1NN7000/ Aomori Bank “A Japanese regional bank headquartered in Aomori, Aomori Prefecture, in the Tōhoku region of northern Honshū. The Aomori Bank provides financial services for individual and corporate customers, including deposits, loans, securities trading and investment, foreign exchange, and bond underwriting and registration services as well as credit card services.” Press: http://www.a-bank.jp/contents/cms/article/20161003004/index.html Ashikaga Bank "Deposit business, lending, securities trading business and investment business, exchange business, etc. Net income: Stand-alone: 19.7 billion 89 million yen (Year ended March 31, 2015)" Press: http://pdf.irpocket.com/C0060/xAmX/Y6EB/Zpyq.pdf Awa Bank "The Awa Bank, Ltd. is a Japan-based regional bank, primarily engaged in the provision of financial services, with a focus on banking services. The Bank has two business segments. The Banking segment is engaged in deposit, loan, securities investment, and domestic exchange and foreign exchange businesses, as well as the sale of public bond, investment trust and insurance products, the brokerage of financial products and the provision of trust services, in addition to the provision of credit guarantee and credit card services." Press: http://www.sbigroup.co.jp/news/2016/1025_10458.html Bank of Yokohama “A Japanese regional bank, operating mainly in Kanagawa Prefecture and southwestern Tokyo. It is one of Japan's leading banks, the seventh largest bank in Japan by market value (FY 2012). It is listed on the Nikkei 225." Bank of The Ryukyus "Founded in 1948 by order of the U.S. military administration of Okinawa to serve as a central bank for occupied Okinawa, and was originally modeled after the Federal Reserve System of the United States and the Central Bank of the Philippines. During the U.S. administration, it was empowered to issue currency and oversee the financial administration of Okinawa in addition to serving as a commercial and retail bank." Press: http://www.ryugin.co.jp/news/8878.html Chiba Bank "the biggest bank in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Listed on the Nikkei 225, it has branches in Osaka, New York City, London, and Hong Kong. Assets — $106.1 billion (2015)." Press: http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLZO07911570S6A001C1NN7000/ Chugoku Bank "The Company operates in four business segments. The Banking segment is engaged in the deposit, loan, marketable securities and investments, domestic and foreign exchange, trust business, as well as debt guarantee and bonds underwriting business, the sale of public bond including government bond and securities investment trust, the financial instruments brokerage business, and investment banking business including merger and acquisition (M&A)." Press: http://www.chugin.co.jp/up_load_files/news_release/1414_pdf_1.pdf Daishi Bank "Based in Niigata Prefecture northwest of Tokyo, Daishi Bank is the oldest bank in Japan and the most influential institution in the prefecture. It was founded in 1873 as the Fourth National Bank of Japan." Press: http://www.daishi-bank.co.jp/release/detail.php?id=3517 Daiwa Next Bank "Daiwa Next Bank, Ltd. offers commercial banking services in Japan. The company offers services such as ordinary deposits, time deposits, payment services, fund transfer and settlement, foreign currency deposit, negotiable deposit, account transfer, and loans." Press: http://www.bank-daiwa.co.jp/info/2016/1003_2628.html Gunma Bank "A regional bank that operates in three business segments. The Banking segment is engaged in the deposit, loan, marketable securities and investments, as well as domestic and foreign exchange businesses; the sale of public bonds, investment trust and insurance products, as well as the trust business." Press: http://www.sbigroup.co.jp/news/2016/1025_10458.html Hachijuni Bank "The Hachijuni Bank, Ltd. engages in the provision of financial services." Press: http://www.sbigroup.co.jp/news/2016/1025_10458.html Hiroshima Bank "Deposit business, lending, securities trading business and investment business, exchange business, etc. " Press: http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLZO07911570S6A001C1NN7000/ Hokuriku Bank "Hokuriku Bank is dealing with non-performing loans. A Japanese regional bank headquartered in Toyama, Toyama; Hokoriku refers to a greater region in Japan that encompasses Fukui, Ishikawa, and Toyoma prefectures. In addition to the Hokuriku region, the bank has branches in Kyoto, Osaka, Niigata, Nagano, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Gifu, Aichi, and Hokkaidō. The bank also operates overseas representative offices in Shanghai, Singapore, and New York City." Press: http://www.hokugin.co.jp/info/files/pdf/810.pdf Iyo Bank "The Iyo Bank, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides commercial banking, leasing, and other financial services in Japan. It operates through Commercial Banking and Leasing segments." Press: http://www.iyobank.co.jp/library/new/press/16-237.pdf Juroku Bank "The Juroku Bank is industriously working to serve its customers in the prefectures of Gifu and Aichi, both part of the industrial region of Chubu. The regional bank has about 150 offices in its primary service areas, as well as offices in Osaka and Tokyo, and overseas offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai." Press: http://www.juroku.co.jp/release/post_178.html Keiyo Bank "The Keiyo Bank, Ltd. engages in the provision of financial services such as banking, securities, insurance, trust, credit card, and credit guarantee. It operates through the Banking and Others segments." Press: http://www.keiyobank.co.jp/news/2016/20161003145539.html Michinoku Bank "A Japanese bank that is headquartered in Aomori, Aomori Prefecture. The name “Michinoku” is distinctive in that it was the first use of hiragana in the name of a Japanese bank. Michonoku Bank, while focused on the Tōhoku region, has a network of branches and subsidiary companies that expands beyond the region. In Japan, Michinoku has offices in Hokkaidō, Akita, Iwate, Miyagi, and Saitama Prefectures, as well as a branch in Tokyo." Press: http://www.sbigroup.co.jp/news/2016/1025_10458.html Mizuho Financial Group "It holds assets in excess of $2 trillion US dollars through its control of Mizuho Bank, Mizuho Corporate Bank, and other operating subsidiaries. The company's combined holdings form the second largest financial services group in Japan. Its banking businesses rank the third in Japan after Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, and the ninth in the world by market capitalisation as of November 2009. It is the 59th largest company in the world according to Forbes Global 2000 rankings. Its shares have a primary listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange." Press: http://www.sbigroup.co.jp/news/2016/1025_10458.html Musashino Bank "The Musashino Bank serves the Saitama region to the north of Tokyo in Japan. The bank and its 8 subsidiaries do business from about 90 offices throughout the area." Press: http://www.sbigroup.co.jp/news/2016/1025_10458.html Nishi-Nippon City Bank "The Nishi-Nippon City Bank, Ltd. engages in the provision of banking and financial services. It operates through the Banking and Other segments. The Banking segment provides deposit, loan, domestic and foreign exchange, trading securities, securities investment, corporate bond trustee and registration, and agency operation services." Press: http://www.ncbank.co.jp/nr/images/2016/161003.pdf Nomura Trust and Banking Company "The Nomura Trust and Banking Co., Ltd. offers trust and banking products and services. The company also offers investment advisory and management services. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Tokyo, Japan." Press: http://www.sbigroup.co.jp/news/2016/1025_10458.html North Pacific Bank "North Pacific Bank has total funds of 6 trillion 841.5 billion yen. Its main branch is in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Within Hokkaido it has 188 branches and in Tokyo it is developing operations through one retail branch. It offers comprehensive financial products and services to a wide array of customers, from individuals to corporations." Press: http://www.hokuyobank.co.jp/newsrelease/pdf/20161003_070664.pdf Orix Bank "Orix offers leasing, lending, rentals, life insurance, real estate financing and development, venture capital, investment and retail banking, commodities funds and securities brokering. In addition to expanding its offerings, Orix has also expanded globally, offering financial services in North America, Asia, the Middle East and Northern Africa." Press: http://www.sbigroup.co.jp/news/2016/1025_10458.html Resona Bank "This entity served as the financing arm of the Nomura zaibatsu founded by Tokushichi Nomura. Its securities brokerage operation separated in 1926 to form Nomura Securities, now Japan's largest securities company. The bank was renamed Nomura Bank in 1927 and became the main bank for the Osaka Prefecture government in 1929, immediately following the 1929 stock market crash." Press: http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLZO07911570S6A001C1NN7000/ San-In Godo Bank "The San-in Godo Bank, Ltd. is a regional bank mainly operating in Shimane and Tottori Prefectures. The Bank offers banking services including deposits, loans, foreign exchange transactions, and securities brokerage." Press: http://www.gogin.co.jp/about/press2016/topi16-093.pdf SBI Sumishin Net Bank "SBI Sumishin Net Bank is an Internet bank jointly established, as an innovative customer-oriented new bank, by SBI Holdings and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank." Press: https://www.netbk.co.jp/wpl/NBGate/i900500CT/PD/corp_news_20160819 Senshu Ikeda Bank "The Senshu Ikeda Bank, Ltd. is a Financial Services company located in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan." Press: http://www.sihd-bk.jp/fresh_news/0000000991/pdf/fresh.pdf Seven Bank "On March 22, 2011, Seven Bank and Western Union started the Seven Bank International Money Transfer Service as part of their mobile and internet banking services. On July 19, 2011, the service was expanded to Seven Bank ATMs, which has about 16,000 locations nationwide with English and Japanese telephone customer support." Press: http://www.sbigroup.co.jp/news/2016/1025_10458.htm Shinkin Central Bank "Central financial institution in Japan for the cooperative regional financial institutions, known as shinkin banks, the Shinkin Central Bank (hereinafter the SCB) occupies a well-established position in Japan’s financial industry. Shinkin banks currently hold funds totaling some ¥134 trillion (around US$1,195 billion)." Press: http://www.sbigroup.co.jp/news/2016/1025_10458.html Shinsei Bank "A leading diversified Japanese financial institution that provides a full range of financial products and services to both institutional and individual customers. It is headquartered in Chuo, Tokyo." Press: http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLZO07911570S6A001C1NN7000/ Shikoku Bank "Shikoku Bank is primarily a provider of banking services to customers in Japan's Shikoku prefecture. The bank's financial services include both commercial and retail banking and lending among others. Shikoku Bank serves local businesses, individuals consumers, and public agencies through about 110 branches." Press: http://www.shikokubank.co.jp/newsrelease/article.php?id=748 Shimizu Bank "The Shimizu Bank, Ltd. was established in 1928 with the merger of six banks and has always been a valuable partner of the local community. The Bank has its headquarters in Shizuoka City, which has the Shimizu Port, the largest in the prefecture. Shimizu Port, located halfway between Tokyo and Osaka, plays a significant role in international trade and economic development." Press: https://www.shimizubank.co.jp/news/detail/post_99.html Sony Bank "Sony Bank is a Japanese commercial bank established in April 2001. It operates as a direct bank and has no physical branches or ATMs. It is a subsidiary of Sony Financial and a member of the Japanese electronics company Sony." Press: http://www.sbigroup.co.jp/news/2016/1025_10458.html Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank "The largest trust company and the fifth-largest bank in Japan measured by assets." Press: http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLZO07911570S6A001C1NN7000/ Tochigi Bank "Founded in 1942, the Tochigi Bank offers banking services to the Tochigi Prefecture in Japan (located about 60 miles north of Tokyo). Through more than 90 branches and 4 consolidated subsidiaries, Tochigi Bank offers conventional financial services products such as savings, lending, portfolio advisement, leasing, housing loan guarantees, credit cards, and foreign and domestic exchange services." Press: http://www.tochigibank.co.jp/pdfdata/news20161004144910-1.pdf Toho Bank "A Japanese regional bank headquartered in Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture, in the Tōhoku region of northern Honshū. The Toho Bank provides financial services for individual and corporate customers, including deposits, loans, real estate, securities trading and investment, foreign exchange, and bond underwriting and registration services as well as ATM and credit card services." Press: http://www.tohobank.co.jp/news/20161003_004597.html Tsukuba Bank "It operates through 147 branches. The company was formerly known as Ibaraki Mutual Bank, Ltd. and changed its name to The Tsukuba Bank, Limited in 1989." Press: http://www.tsukubabank.co.jp/cms/article/cd68c7d31a1e4d661068a3f203dbcf5aea8327f9 Yachiyo Bank "The company offers savings and time-deposit products, loans, credit card and guarantee services, insurance products, Internet banking services, and other banking related services. It operates through 84 branches." Press: http://www.sbigroup.co.jp/news/2016/1025_10458.html Yamagata Bank "A Japanese regional bank that is based out of Yamagata city, Yamagata prefecture. Most of the bank’s branches are in Yamagata prefecture, or other major cities in the Tohoku region, with a branch in Tokyo as well." Press: http://www.yamagatabank.co.jp/release/pdf/723.pdf?1475467433270 Important Connections Microsoft “Develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services.” Press: http://www.coindesk.com/microsoft-hints-future-ripple-blockchain-toolkit/ MIT MIT Media Lab creates disruptive technologies that happen at the edges. Press: http://www.coindesk.com/mits-adoption-ripple-blockchain-theory/ GV (Google Ventures) “GV, formerly Google Ventures, is the venture capital investment arm of Alphabet Inc.” Press: https://gigaom.com/2013/05/14/google-ventures-invests-in-opencoin-the-firm-behind-bitcoin-exchange-ripple/ W3 “The World Wide Web Consortium is the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web.” Press: https://ripple.com/insights/promoting-interoperability-and-web-payment-standards-with-the-w3c/ Andreessen Horowitz “Andreessen Horowitz is a $4 billion venture capital firm, founded in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz.” Press: https://cointelegraph.com/news/ripple-labs-finalizing-a-us30-million-funding-round CME Group “CME Group is the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace.” Press: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/ripple-labs-raises-28-million-series-chicago-mercantile-exchange-seagate-1432036934 IDG Capital Partners “Founded in 1993, IDG Capital Partners was one of the first foreign venture capital firms to enter the Chinese market and focus exclusively on Chinese companies.” Press: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/idg-capital-partners-and-google-ventures-invest-in-ripple-developer-opencoin-1790495.htm Seagate “Seagate is the global leader in data storage solutions, developing amazing products that enable people and businesses around the world to create, share and preserve their most critical memories and business data.” Press: http://www.coindesk.com/seagate-ripple-investment-shows-were-serious-about-blockchain-tech/ Santander InnoVentures “We aim to support the digital revolution to make sure Santander customers around the world benefit from the latest know-how and innovations across the Banking Group’s geographies.” Press: http://www.coindesk.com/santander-innoventures-adds-4-million-to-ripples-series-a-round/ Digital Ventures “BCG Digital Ventures is a corporate investment and incubation firm. We invent, build and invest in startups with the world's most influential companies.” Press: http://www.dealstreetasia.com/stories/thailand-digital-ventures-invests-us-based-blockchain-firm-ripple-53627/ Core Innovation Capital “Our portfolio companies harness technology to build transformative financial products and services.” Press: http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2015/01/26/digital-payments-company-ripple-labs-finalizing-30-million-funding-round/ Susan Anthey (Advisor/Board of Directors) o “She advises governments and businesses on the design of auction-based marketplaces, notably since 2007 serving as a long-term consultant to Microsoft Corporation in a variety of roles, including chief economist.” Michael Barr (Advisor) o “He served from 2009-2010 as the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions, and was a key architect of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.” Donald Donahue (Advisor) o “Previously, Donahue served as the COO and then the CEO of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, the principal post-trade infrastructure organization supporting U.S. securities and derivatives markets, which processes transactions worth more than $1.6 quadrillion annually.” Karen Gifford (Advisor) o “Her work at the New York Fed included the successful defense of a claim by the Central Bank of Iran arising out of the hostage crisis for over $1 billion, and co-heading an investigation into misconduct in the sales and trading of complex leveraged derivatives at Bankers Trust.” Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg (Advisor) o “As youngest Defense Minister in German history, he led the most significant structural reform of the German armed forces since the Bundeswehr’s founding. During his time in office he was Germany’s most popular politician.” Greg Kidd (Advisor) o “Prior to Promontory, he was a senior analyst at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. Greg also is a co-founder of a startup fund with early round investments in Twitter, Square, Coinbase, Coin, Shift, Stockpile, Ledger X, Kabbage, 3taps, and numerous other marketplaces, messaging, and payments companies.” Anja Manuel (Advisor) o “Anja Manuel is a Co-Founder and Partner along with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in RiceHadleyGates LLC, a strategic consulting firm that assists senior executives at major U.S. companies in key emerging markets such as China, India and the Middle East.” Matthew Mellon (Advisor) o “He founded Mellon Drexel, a digital telecommunications company working to issue three billion mobile wallets worldwide, is a strong advocate of digital currencies, and serves as Chairman of the Chamber of Digital Commerce.” Mariano Belinky (Board of Directors) o “Mariano Belinky is Managing Partner at Santander InnoVentures – a FinTech venture capital fund fully-owned by Grupo Santander, investing both capital and resources in companies globally.” Doug Chertok (Board of Directors) o “Doug has founded, advised and invested in early-stage companies for over twenty years. He also founded Vast Ventures, a seed fund investing in technology and consumer products with an IRR exceeding 90% over ten years.” Young Guo (Board of Directors) o “Prior to joining IDG Capital, Young was a member of the Soros Fund Management in New York from 1996 to 1999, where he was involved in managing a $3 billion private equity fund.” Chris Larsen (Board of Directors) o “Chris Larsen is CEO and co-founder of Ripple and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Prior to Ripple, Chris cofounded and served as CEO of Prosper, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace, and E-LOAN, a publicly traded online lender.” David Schwartz (Board of Directors) “In July of 2013, David Schwartz was elected to the Board of Directors of Ripple by the stockholders. He is currently the Chief Cryptographer at Ripple and one of the original architects of the Ripple protocol. He began work on Ripple in late 2011, investigating the use of distributed agreement protocols to solve the double spend problem in cryptographic payment systems. Prior to joining Ripple, David Schwartz was Chief Technical Officer for WebMaster Incorporated, a Santa Clara software developer. He developed encrypted cloud storage and enterprise messaging systems for organizations like CNN and the National Security Agency (NSA). Known as “JoelKatz,” he is a respected voice in the digital currency community.” Gene Sperling (Board of Directors) “Gene Sperling served as National Economic Council Director and National Economic Advisor under President Clinton from 1997 to 2001 and then under President Obama from 2011 to 2014.” Marcus Treacher (Global Head of Strategic Accounts) "Treacher has held a position as one of SWIFT’s more than 20 board members since 2013, where his responsibilities include overseeing its corporate advisory group and serving as a member of its banking and payments committee and technology committee." Office Locations San Francisco, California London, England Sydney, Australia New York Luxembourg Validators Microsoft MIT CGI Interledger-enabled platforms Chain https://chain.com/docs/protocol/papers/whitepaper#9-interoperability Expanse http://blog.expanse.tech/ BigChainDB http://www.slideshare.net/Interledger/weaving-the-ilp-fabric-into-bigchain-db More Information from @GiantGox Banks http://gtgox.com/rippleを利用する企業・団体/ Timeline http://gtgox.com/rippleの歴史/ Investors http://gtgox.com/rippleの出資者/
  18. In October 2016 Ripple started buying Google Ads Here was the original XRP Chat topic: https://www.xrpchat.com/forum/5-general-discussion/?do=add I noticed today that Ripple is now buying XRP ads. It's good to see all those helpful XRP resources being put to good use. In combination with the tweets from Mr. Vias, the article dispelling certain XRP myths, and the recent overall emphasis on XRP, I think Ripple has shown they are very serious about increasing adoption of XRP. With this kind of focus and the challenges surrounding Bitcoin they may just be able to dispel the stigmas and see increased adoption (outside of FI's). Let's see how the narrative changes.
  19. Some fun distribution facts: In 2015 Ripple distributed ~2B XRP In 2016 they distributed ~2.4B XRP In the 28 days between 12/11/16 and 1/8/17 Ripple distributed 976,978,200 XRP with little effect on the price. In the first 7 days of this year, 433,260,487 XRP were distributed. Here are the historical numbers courtesy of @GiantGox: http://gtgox.com/xrp配布の内訳/ It will be interesting to see if Ripple will stick to their goal of holding ~50B XRP in 2020. Once the MM incentive kicks in that may be hard to maintain.
  20. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/105911/ripple
  21. I posted this link in the chat box and it seems to have spurred a good conversation. Thus, I decided to make it a topic. http://www.coindesk.com/swift-building-blockchain-app-optimize-global-cash-liquidity/
  22. Coinbase CEO Wants Your Vote https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2fiKVGs8bBWSzUols16GjetJ0aWx4N1J10SP0NwhG6rdtfg/viewform
  23. Why would they hold onto it? Maybe they know something we don't. You only hold onto something if you think that it has worth or value. Let me know what you think, guys.
  24. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/b/c36ff7ca-fdfe-45df-a5d8-7b61a1a1dfa1 she doesn't know what she talking about is it??