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I read this and couldn’t help but wonder if this could be XRP’s biggest threat. If countries ultimately go digital, what would prevent them from sending a digital USD coin to a bank in China and settling in digital yuan? Maybe I’m missing a huge point here, but it seems that major countries could just send and settle between themselves using central bank backed tokens. I’m sure they’d need speed and only major currencies would have enough liquidity on exchanges, but seems like you wouldn’t need a bridge asset. 

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32 minutes ago, Xrpforme said:

I read this and couldn’t help but wonder if this could be XRP’s biggest threat. If countries ultimately go digital, what would prevent them from sending a digital USD coin to a bank in China and settling in digital yuan? Maybe I’m missing a huge point here, but it seems that major countries could just send and settle between themselves using central bank backed tokens. I’m sure they’d need speed and only major currencies would have enough liquidity on exchanges, but seems like you wouldn’t need a bridge asset. 

ILP + bridge asset is a solution ;)

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The good thing is that the central banks will likely need legislative approval to "print" (issue) digital currency, so add a few years for CBDC issuing..this buys XRP more time to establish itself as a viable, superior alternative to Swift among banks and other FIs.  We got a really nice head start.

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36 minutes ago, enrique11 said:

The good thing is that the central banks will likely need legislative approval to "print" (issue) digital currency, so add a few years for CBDC issuing..this buys XRP more time to establish itself as a viable, superior alternative to Swift among banks and other FIs.  We got a really nice head start.

While I agree that this will take time, I do not see CBDC as a competitor for XRP.

XRP along with ILP will bridge these Central Bank ledgers together and allow for inter-connectivity and settlement. I believe XRP will compliment these new CBDC's and bridge them together. Look at Venezuela, they have already launched their Petro digital currency.

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7 minutes ago, Paulo said:

While I agree that this will take time, I do not see CBDC as a competitor for XRP.

XRP along with ILP will bridge these Central Bank ledgers together and allow for inter-connectivity and settlement. I believe XRP will compliment these new CBDC's and bridge them together. Look at Venezuela, they have already launched their Petro digital currency.

Central Banks will most likely experiment with CBDCs for cross-border payments, although, IMO they are much better suited for domestic inter-agency payments at the federal level. This buys Ripple, its products, and XRP network more time to get itself established and potentially get a larger market share - that's how I see it.

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13 minutes ago, Paulo said:

While I agree that this will take time, I do not see CBDC as a competitor for XRP.

XRP along with ILP will bridge these Central Bank ledgers together and allow for inter-connectivity and settlement. I believe XRP will compliment these new CBDC's and bridge them together. Look at Venezuela, they have already launched their Petro digital currency.

Yeah, but Venezuela likely didn't go through a formal process like we would have here in the states.  That government's corrupt. It would take much longer in countries in which there is a system with a gamut of conflicting interests among representatives trying to come to consensus on CBDCs and the extent of their use, and all other such details, and give legislative approval to that.

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55 minutes ago, enrique11 said:

Yeah, but Venezuela likely didn't go through a formal process like we would have here in the states.  That government's corrupt. It would take much longer in countries in which there is a system with a gamut of conflicting interests among representatives trying to come to consensus on CBDCs and the extent of their use, and all other such details, and give legislative approval to that.

This is true! Will be interesting to see it all play out. I do think it will happen a lot sooner than most people think. 

Congrats on Bronze by the way! 

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Just now, Paulo said:

This is true! Will be interesting to see it all play out. I do think it will happen a lot sooner than most people think. 

Congrats on Bronze by the way! 

Oh sh*t!  You're right...I'm a bronze member, and I don't even know what that means (1000 likes seems obvious)..lol...looks cool though. ;)

Yeah, I think as XRP investors, we'll be very, very happy in the coming years.  So much news is coming in now about XRP/Ripple,and it seems to be finally getting the attention it deserves.

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