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  1. xrpentine

    XRP will rise to the top

    Someone already used these two pictures to poke fun at litecoin and bitcoin but I took the liberty to throw in "my two cents". Just having fun! Don't be triggered with any issues you might have!
  2. The Internet of Value now has the tools, solutions, and the people to transform the world; the only limit is our collective imagination! In this latest blog, I talk about how progress is accelerating for the companies that use XRP & its associated micropayments capabilities, as well as ILP and Codius. Ripple just signed NCB & I provide my take on why they chose to publicly announce this new customer addition to RippleNet. Cory Johnson is interviewed at the Milken Institute Asia Summit, and CNBC quotes Sagar Sarbhai from Ripple on xRapid's production rollout. A new WordPress plugin for Coil has now been created. To top off the last few days, a new version of XRP was just released, and it includes an exciting new amendment. 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
  3. 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
  4. I have been thinking, can't prove it but. I feel that 2017 was the test run, before big business gets involved. Evey one talls about BTC hitting $20,000 but I feel that was just a test. XRP was the best performer in 2017 and I feel that is why we dropped the most in 2018, they saw that there is interest, now they are moving them self's into a position, for the real bull run. By EOY XRP will exploded, maybe not 589 but we will all be surprised at the speed it takes off. Also be prepared for xrapid, not to move the price very much at the start, it will happen but I feel xrapid will take a few years, to overtake the speculation value.
  5. With ever increasing achievements towards a fully usable quantum computer by so many nations, is there a plan in place to secure against quantum computers (if not done already)? @JoelKatz it would be great if you could give us your insights in this matter. Cheers!
  6. Delectro

    Do you know what you shouldn't?

    Let's play a game shall we... Say you are me and I am you and we do all the things we do... Then, in as little as or less than 115 days you, me, anyone with a good amount of XRP could be seeing prices that are against all the FUD today. You may experience wealth very fast, and perhaps overnight. Could you handle that? Are you ready for that? It's more difficult that you may think. Nobody knows and these realistic view points may be accurate but, I have witnessed what seems as reality become a fallacy... Overnight. One does not assume anyone would perpetuate nefarious tactics and propaganda that could in fact be being shoved in our faces and some, well... Don't know better. Ignorance, is a side effect of controlled opposition. Cognitive dissonance is a by-product It's like wondering why most fast food conglomerates use "red & blue" as their logo colors or why almost every celebrity covers an eye for a photoshoot. Excite and depress. Ever feel calm when the police light 'em up behind you? Excite and depress...over and over Those of us that are viewing things without blinders and at a very wide perspective come off as misunderstood or even crack pots. Lunatics. Imagine how I feel about the masses. ....wear my glasses We know money is going digital. We know everyone will accept it. We will prove that with our wallets. Donald Trump has already said that the playing field will be leveled. February 2017 Every transaction will be tracked and the world wide web will become monetized. (World Wide Web, "W", "W", "W",... The sixth letter of the Hebrew alphabet is "Vav" which represents the letter "w" in the American English alphabet... I've said enough). What does a web do to other insects... Why is Facebook so popular when it is so pointless... People spend whole days on Facebook... As if they are caught in a "web"... And it doesn't have to be one website, it could be many... We know XRP is capable of capturing all transactions and it is only beginning. Call me a sell out, or whatever you will but, I have screamed and fought everyone to put the glasses on. I know what I shouldn't know and it has set me free. Now I am sharing it Because sharing is caring... XRP = HODL
  7. Greetings all XRP forum members, First of all, If I have added this topic in the improper section, please excuse me! Second, my concern and intention of posting this: I intend to buy XRP and deliver it to a toast wallet but I have no solution at the moment to activate the toast wallet by sending just 20 XRP as I have none at the moment and, after the purchase, the service will deliver the full amount when requiring the destination wallet. In this sense, I am very concerned that if I make my purchase, and go along with the process and end up at the wallet transfer step, if I send it to my non-active fresh (empty) toast wallet it will actually go nowhere and the investment will be lost. If the community has had experience with this issue or have actually went through this process (from coinmama to xrp toast wallet), please share and if possible please provide a course of action that I can take regarding my predicament.... Thank you all!
  8. Here is one possible scenario (I consider it to be on the conservative side) of how volume may be impacted by Xpring and Coil: TLDR: I think, conservatively, the daily volume of XRP should plateau at *some* level above $270 billion? Note: I am definitely not an expert, so all the usual caveats apply - also, if you think I'm missing something - good or bad, let me know. I put most of my assumptions in the notes underneath each pie chart. Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Ripple (the company) I am also NOT qualified to be giving any investment advice whatsoever. Before making any investment – especially in the volatile world of cryptocurrency, I urge you to consult with a professional. Also, even though I am personally very pro-XRP and believe in its potential, I do not know what the future will bring for XRP price – please invest at your own risk and always Do Your Own Research (DYOR) Thanks and please leave any feedback below. -Hodor
  9. Mercury

    Beginners Guide: XRP First Steps

    Part of the new Community Beginners Guide series. Other guides currently in the series: Beginners Guide: Into. Quick overview of the series and purpose of the guides Beginners Guide: Creating a Cold Wallet. A simple step by step instructions into creating a secure cold wallet. Beginners Guide: Desktop Wallet Step by step instructions in downloading and installing XRP CHAT WALLET, the creation and activation of new wallet and the first few steps to becoming a ripple user. Beginners Guide: What is a wallet? How do my coins get stored? How does cryptocurrency work anyway? This post goes over what a wallet is, what the common different types of wallets are and their differences, and how wallets can be used at a basic level. Disclaimer: This post features the first few steps in getting started with XRP. Ripple, the ripple protocol, Gateways and other advanced features are not addressed in this guide. Services or links to services/ businesses are not endorsements of those services and are for informational purposes only. This guide is offered ‘as is’ and accepts no responsibility for any damage or losses incurred etc. Difficulty level: LOW XRP is the native currency of ripple and only exists within the network. Users need a ripple wallet to hold their individual XRP balances and other assets issued on the ripple network. Every wallet needs a small amount to activate and to link/ trust Gateways. This guide aims to help you in acquiring and taking your first XRP steps. Step 1. OPEN A WALLET First you need to choose a wallet. There are a few options, each offering different features. 1. Cold Wallet. This option is ideal for people looking for a secure storage, normally of high value amounts. A guide to a sample set-up can be found here. 2. Hosted Wallet/ Service. This is the simplest option; the provider takes care of all technical requirements (fees may apply). An example of this wallet type is Gatehub. Simply go to https://signin.gatehub.net/signup and follow the instructions. A side benefit is that these providers often auto fund your ripple wallet. Note: Trusted and regulated services comply with their local regulatory authorities and often require Know Your Clients (KYC) verification; this can add DELAYS TO INSTANT WALLET SETUP. 3. Plain Wallet. Similar to a cold wallet, plain wallets can be obtained by just generating ripple key pairs. As this can require more technical knowledge it will not be addressed in this guide, but more information can be found throughout the forum. Ripple wallets have two addresses, a public and secret key. A public key will look similar to rJR7gjNe3DpJ7kpB4CHBxjDKfwVMpTKPpj. Public keys always start with “r”. The public key can be shared or monitored on the ripple network and you can have funds sent to this wallet via this address from any other ripple wallet. A secret key will look like this sJR7gjNe3DpJ7kpB4CHBxjDKfwVMpTKPpj. Secret Keys will always start with “s”. The secret key is how you prove ownership over a wallet and gives withdraw rights. DO NOT SHARE. Also be sure to store in a secure place, if lost all funds stored on the wallet will also be lost. Step 2. FUND YOUR NEW WALLET/ BUY XRP If you used a hosted wallet/ service there is a good chance that your wallet is already activated. If you created a ripple wallet by other means you will still need to activate it with a small amount of XRP, the suggested amount is 30-50 XRP. If you are planning on acquiring more than the suggested amount of XRP the activation amount can/ will be deducted from your first deposit (although it is advised that you do the steps separately to ensure you have the correct address). You could ask generous members on this forum to help activate (be polite!). Due to abuse this forum no longer supports member- to- member activation. Buy XRP through an exchange or Gateway. Some sample Gateways are Bitstamp, Gatehub and Kraken. Individual steps on how to complete purchases though these gateways can be found on this Ripple page and on their individual websites. A list of other exchanges and Gateways can be found under the Links & Resources tab of the forum . Use a third party tool such as Bithomp (illustration on the left), these tools may use Paypal or other means to allow the purchase of small XRP amounts. Note: Ripple Charts (illustration on right) a service hosted by Ripple, shows updated market prices. Exchanges and Gateways may have different prices, including possible fees, but the charts should give you an idea of current XRP prices vs. many assets including national fiat, BTC, ETH, gold and more. Step 3. SEND YOU FIRST XRP This may vary depending on your wallet choice, but sending is easy. Just include the recipient ripple wallets public address (double check you have the correct public address) into the correct field and hit send. Some wallets may have QR codes that you can scan to simplify the process. Sample: Using Gatehub wallet (see illustrations below) 1. Select wallet 2. Select send 3.This will open a new window 4. Enter recipients public key 5. Enter amount to send 6. Confirm Step 4. REPEAT
  10. 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
  11. The creator of the XRP Tip Bot is about to take over European fiat-to-crypto conversion with his new low-cost transfer service. If you don't believe me, just read today's blog and learn for yourself! Hope you enjoy the read & please leave any feedback below. Please feel free to share my blog with a friend - or on any other platform or media - 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
  12. When I first got in, the directions that I followed was buying BTC from Coinbase, transferring to Binance, trading to XRP and then storing away. The only changes that I've made since then is buying Ethereum from Coinbase, transferring it to GDAX, then Binance and then offloading. Is there a better method for purchasing XRP in the states?
  13. Hi Guys, If you are one of those people who are trying to convert QAU tokens into DTR and have QAU tokens sitting in Gatehub.net , i feel for you because Gatehub.net is not offering DTR tokens so you will have to transfer them into ERC-20 compatible wallet such as My ether wallet and unfortunately even if you set it up, there is no guarantee your QAU will reach there, when transferred from Gatehub.net , i know it because i lost 80 QAU tokens while trying in 4 different transactions. When tried Etherscan.io with transaction hash, it came up with no results, even though Gatehub data suggested all of the transactions were successful and I must confess that i am not geek (even though i have average knowledge of the stuff ) so may be things are easier for you if you are already using ERC-20 compatible wallet and have transferred QAU or similar tokens from gatehub.net before. In the end I was able to transfer my QAU to Edge wallet , and I am happy to share the process with you as there are no online guides available on " How to transfer out of Gatehub.net for Erc-20 tokens and which options could be suitable, the general ERC-20 videos and guides caused me loss of 80 QAU " , but please note that its neither personal, financial advice nor recommendation of Edge wallet, (even though i liked my experience with them vs some other options have seen but your circumstances and experience could be completely different )
  14. XRP's network - both from a liquidity and use standpoint - is expanding quickly at an 𝙖𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 rate: I cover this trend, along with all the latest news about XRP and the businesses that are championing its use, as well as new developments about exchange listings, custody services, and hardware wallet providers. Please leave any feedback below - and 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. Hi Guys. Not sure if it has been posted already, but i thought to share it with you because if true its gonna be huge. Even though in the past Ripple has denied dealing with SWIFT but i guess there are no permanent friends or foes in business. "XRP – Is Ripple working with SWIFT? Recently, SWIFT released a report titled, Africa payments: Insights into African transaction flows. In this report, SWIFT touches on something to do with Mojaloop. The report states that the SWIFT team at the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation played a role in developing a switch that verifies, routes, and handles settlements between diverse players including mobile money providers, banks, and merchants. The interesting facet of it is that Mojaloop is also working with ripple, in a bid to enhance interoperability in the African market. In essence, the two technologies are working together in this project that will uplift millions of Africans out of poverty. While this is just a single project, it brings out the common goals of the two platforms and how they can benefit more from each other, when working together, instead of competing with each other. Most XRP (XRP) investors believe that ripple will at one point outcompete SWIFT in the banking industry. However, the reality is that they need each other. SWIFT has something that ripple needs, and that’s the network and political leverage. Thanks to its market presence that spans decades, SWIFT has established strong ties with the finance industry. The banking sector has built most of its cross-border payments infrastructure around this platform. On top of that, SWIFT has a high level of political backing, for geopolitical reasons. For context, a German minister recently called out for the need for Europe to develop financial systems that are independent of the United States. But, while their chancellor came out in support of this, she added that they still need to work with SWIFT as a tool for preventing terrorism financing. This goes to show that for geopolitical reasons, it will be a huge challenge for banks, especially in the west to abandon SWIFT and move to a new system. The best bet would be cooperation between the two platforms, which is actually quite workable. Ripple has the superior technology, while SWIFT has the networks. Such a partnership would unlock the best of both. And if the success of the Mojaloop project is anything to go by, then things could head in that direction in the future. Such a collaboration would give instant mass adoption of XRP in the banking sector as a tool for enhancing efficiency. It would unlock the true value of this coin, as demand both from financial institutions and retail buyers looking to catch the XRP train would push price through the roof."
  16. The advertising model of web monetization has been around since the birth of the Internet, and has resulted in a sustained attack on privacy for those of us that use any form of technology. Web Monetization promises to change all that, as it gives content creators and application developers a different option: an automatic, seamless, pay-through-browsing option. Even though it sounds crazy, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐚𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐢𝐥 𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐟𝐟! In addition, I cover all the major crypto news and developments related to XRP, including some high-profile upcoming conferences, exchange news, and updates to the XRP Tip Bot. I hope you enjoy this latest blog! 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. "HamidRowaihy According to a study by Stanford University and The University of Stockholm #XRP is the best macroeconomic choice, over all other currencies, to serve as the world standard currency . #xrpthestandard souce: http://papers.netrogenic.com/sid/eco-friendly-money.pdf …
  18. 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
  19. Has anyone questioned the name of "Ripple Labs Inc." I do. Ripple Labs, Inc. is an American technology company which develops the Ripple payment protocol and exchange network. Everyone knows what happens when we drop any kind of object into water. We witness a ripple effect of incremental ripples expanding across the surface. We also use terms like the Ripple effect to describe sociological effects of an initial impact that may not be directly related to that initial impact. We use it to describe a multiplier in economics. Right now, I'm using it to describe how I feel the price of XRP will behave these next few months or years. I also find it fascinating that the word "Ripple" was chosen. Due to their being two types of laws... The law of the land, and the law of the water. Anything to do with "money" falls under the highest ruling of law, the law of water. Money is liquid. If money is liquid it falls under the law of the water. Are you still following me? I believe and feel that price of XRP is going to be the value of streamlining the law of the water. Instant liquid transactions. Between the borders at first then, us. Humans are over 50% water. We are liquid... The law of the water supersedes the law of land because money exists and money is liquid. Get it? Words mean things, and in law they can mean other things. A word is just a word until we add an "s" in front and then the word becomes a sword. The people @ Ripple and behind Ripple know their words and also know that they have a lot of average Joe's holding XRP. As do the powers that be. Bottom line, just be prepared for a ripple effect to shake your hands of your XRP bags. Because I feel that selling at any $ amount will be selling yourself short. Unless you are into that sort of thing... Just my sober opinion on some microwaved tinfoil Any thoughts? Opinions? Feedback? All is welcome. Thanks for reading
  20. A Great Secret We were on our third bottle of Riverbed Red and conversation was coming around to where I like it. Loose. Free flowing. Lots of highs and laughter. And hope. Lots of hope. This happens when you are on the porch of The Pike Winery at a café table with good friends for three hours on a summer Saturday afternoon. I looked at my phone again. The third time in about ten minutes. XRP was on the rise. Everything we’d been waiting for was falling into place. Bank of America, SBI, the decoupling from Bitcoin. All the articles and videos, tweets and blogs that I had been reading, watching, listening to had been right. The big dream—getting in on a ground floor opportunity with great potential—was coming true. My wife, Emmie, gave me a little kick under the table. I was annoying her. I couldn’t help it. I put my phone face down on the table for good measure. “Goat yoga!” Hayleigh blurted out. “That’s what I want to do. My own little studio and farm where I can have goats and teach yoga.” “No, no way!” Henry said as he set his empty glass down and I filled it. “Let’s focus on something real.” Henry was like that. He was our balance. The logic. He was creative, open-minded, but too intelligent to let himself get dragged into a dream built on wine-infused ideas and a non-existent business plan. He wanted to be successful. He wanted to take risks, but measured risks. Sometimes I thought he was too smart, that he was so concerned with finding an idea that was a sure thing, that he’d miss out on an opportunity to make it big. Mona, our waitress, came over. She was short, had green hair, and tattoos up and down each arm. They were beautiful. Curvy lines and swirls of bright color. Our eyes met, we exchanged smiles. I wondered if she knew about XRP. “Another bottle?” she asked. I looked at Emmie. She was rosy-cheeked and smiling. It was good to see her like this. It had been a hard week. Downsizing at my work—I still had a job, but for how long I was uncertain. Her job as an art teacher at Gallery 589 was also in danger. It was hard enough getting people interested in the arts in our town of camouflage and jacked up four-wheel drives, but now funding was drying up, and her hours had been reduced by half. Emmie winked. “Do it,” she said. “The lady would like another bottle,” I said. All four of us raised our glasses for a toast. “Here’s to hope,” I said. We knocked glasses together, drank, and sat quietly for a moment. The sun was bright over Lake Huron. The herring gulls bobbed on shiny waves. Fishing boats buzzed along the horizon. “Seriously, though,” Henry said. “We are not investing in goats. If you want to do yoga, maybe. But I don’t think goats are a good investment. I want to retire one day, not clean up goat crap.” “And they eat everything,” Emmie said. “My grandma had a goat, and it ate her underwear and bras.” We chuckled at this and felt good because all of it was a great release from the everyday, and because it was familiar. Twice a month, me and Emmie met up with our best friends. We drank wine and commiserated. Our ****** jobs. The difficulties of parenting. The joys of parenting. Our ****** jobs. But we got into other things too. God, or the lack thereof. Ghosts. The cosmos. Poetry. Movies. The state of our country and the importance of speaking up for those not being heard. And always, we got on the topic of our dreams. In particular, discovering that big something that would lead us to that lucky break that would afford us a little comfort in an otherwise uncertain world. “It’s not all about money,” Hayleigh said. “No,” Emmie said. “Definitely not.” I twisted in my seat a little. Tried to stretch my legs. I was getting all boozy and lazy. I knew we could stay here all night, but I hoped we would walk to another place, stand for a while and listen to a band. And the truth was, I was restless. I wanted to check my phone. How high could the price go? When would I get out? Should I just hold? And hold? And hold? “What about you guys?” Henry asked. “You’re pretty quiet these days when the topic of investing in the future comes up.” I was quiet because as far as I was concerned, Emmie and I were on the cusp of something huge. I stumbled upon XRP by accident. One morning while drinking my coffee and checking news, an article about cryptocurrency popped up in my newsfeed. I knew nothing of it. I had heard of Bitcoin, and I knew there were other cryptos, but I’d also heard they were volatile. High highs. Low lows. From my limited understanding, I believed it was akin to gambling. But then I discovered others that knew a lot about XRP. Suddenly, I had a feeling—something I’d never felt before—like I had a chance. A real opportunity to get my wife and kids out of the lower middle, where we worked day in and day out just to make ends meet. “We have our 401k,” Emmie said. Henry and Haleigh looked at each other. Sipped their wine. Then looked back to us. “********,” Haleigh said. “What’s going on? What have you got your hands on?” “Cat yoga,” I said. They laughed, and I hoped that they would be onto the next thing. Dan Rather’s new book, the movie, “Won't You Be My Neighbor?” or seeing Weezer and the Pixies. It wasn’t Brad Garlinghouse’s interviews or the genius of David Schwartz. It wasn’t the Twitter feed of Tiffany Hayden, Bank XRP, or Dr. T. What got me believing in and buying XRP every chance I got were the YouTube videos by the Digital Asset Investor. His straightforward, calm, matter-of-fact presentation of facts and figures and the way he correlated the movement of cryptocurrency and XRP to history drew me in. My kids could have a bright future without worry. They could study music and animals, and they could travel. My parents wouldn’t have to worry about their horrendous health insurance premiums. Emmie and I could live as we do now, with little fanfare, but not have to worry about making the mortgage payment or chipping away at those goddamned student loans. And most importantly, we could help. Being holders of XRP meant that we could get meals to the hungry. Shelter to the homeless. And art and culture and growth to our little town. “No, seriously,” Henry said. “What have you got going on? Maybe I want in.” Emmie reached over and squeezed my hand. I felt her warmth. We had been through a lot in ten years. We’d always worked hard and worked smart. Not because we wanted to, but because we had to. We wanted to do better than our parents, not to have a Lambo or a mansion or a Rolex watch, but simply to do more good. XRP was our winning lottery ticket. And we were just waiting as patiently as possible to cash it in. “Listen, Henry,” I said. “We’re four bottles into it now, so I’m gonna tell you something. There is hope, and there is promise, but it is not for the faint of heart, and it is filled with ups and downs.” He and Haleigh leaned forward in their chairs. “XRP,” I said. And I felt as if I had just let loose a great secret that would change our world. “XRP?” Haleigh asked, genuinely perplexed. “It’s incredible,” Emmie chimed in. “Our chance of a lifetime.” “What about it?” Henry asked. “The best place for you to start is the Digital Asset Investor,” I said. “Google XRP. Google him. If you’re interested, there may be enough time yet to get in.” Both of them picked up their phones. I reached for mine but thought better of it. There would never be another moment like this. With my friends and my wife in our tiny place on this earth as it spins round and round. And so, I drank wine and sat in silence. The fishing boats had gone. The herring gulls were up in the sky now, circling around. And the sun was moving, ever-so-slowly, toward the end of another day, reminding me of how lucky I am.
  21. https://coingape.com/ripple-ceo-xrapid-launch-bakkt-xrp-not-security/ Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse in AMA discusses XRP being not a security at all and institutional money to soon enter aggressively as railroads are laid down. Talking about Bakkt being a big deal and a sign of maturing industry, he further elaborates on xRapid, Swell conference, and more.
  22. http://todaysgazette.com/ripples-xrp-usage-to-spring-up-in-25-countries-as-wirex-gets-fca-e-money-license-in-uk/
  23. https://ripple.com/insights/the-inherently-decentralized-nature-of-xrp-ledger/
  24. 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