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4 hours ago, Robbieboy said:

puff, wordiness my friend. But yeh, probably some cynical ploy to have XRP seen as a token, why else would they do this, nice username by the way, hope you are female with that username...

I am responding to you and giving you attention, so that is how you can know - based upon your life experience so far - that I am definitely not female.  

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14 minutes ago, Valhalla_Guy said:

The answer is simple. Ripple sets a goal, announces it publicly, to pump their own coin.  (Which they hold but do not “own”) When the promise becomes reality, they simply set a new goal. When the investors say “Hey you promised cheese, and all we got was stink” They say you are a FUDDER.

It has been going on for years now.

I loved when Mr. Garlinghouse announced they are signing so many banks that they cannot release the names individually, Rather they will announce them 100 at a time (bulk press releases). That was Feb 2018...Since that glorious promise there has not been 1 single bulk announcement. But the focus was quickly directed to the release of xRapid from beta testing. This happened in Nov 2018... Volume did not change.... we were then told patience was key, because thanks to xRapid The USD to Mex market was to explode with transactions,  Later Forbes uncovered the truth that MoneyGram and WU made a combined total of 2 transfers, and then quietly tabled the product. 

Of course the RL news headline was slightly more positive: “MoneyGram and Western Union are “actively testing “ xRapid. Not exactly a lie, just what we call “Crypto Truth” or “Crypto Facts”. Remember this space is unregulated, so anything goes, and you invested in a San Francisco based operation. Not particularly the best area of the world for ethics and morals. That area of America is full of profiteers from capitalism, while publicly pushing for socialism. Hypocrites.

Ues FI and banks are no longer needed for XRP, video games are the true future.

It makes me sad you have such a negative view on the subject you spend so many hours of your life on, especially since so many things you write are simply not true. It seems you are really trying to convince yourself about this evil world in which you are the victim, and Ripple tries to steal your money. You're missing so much from the big picture. You would do this community and yourself a big favor by closing this chat, get out of your house and listen to the birds. If you can't even distinguish between statements from Ripple, and those from the XRP community, and it's all one soup in your head for you, then crypto is really not your thing.

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Ripple pumped more than bitcoin or ethereum, so now we have negative comments on xrpchat. Happens everytime. Maybe we should have an expect FUD meter on the main page in accordance to percent increase relative to Bitcoin and Ethereum. Like on an airline declaring to expect turbulence.  By the way I'm not against either of those coins/tokens/uses.

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12 minutes ago, whatever said:

It makes me sad you have such a negative view on the subject you spend so many hours of your life on, especially since so many things you write are simply not true. It seems you are really trying to convince yourself about this evil world in which you are the victim, and Ripple tries to steal your money. You're missing so much from the big picture. You would do this community and yourself a big favor by closing this chat, get out of your house and listen to the birds. If you can't even distinguish between statements from Ripple, and those from the XRP community, and it's all one soup in your head for you, then crypto is really not your thing.

I am sorry, I genuinely thought Mr. Garlinghouse worked for RIpple Labs? I had no idea he is just a chat room member like yourself.  Every promise I quoted came directly from him. My mistake. Please go and buy the dips, while believing your own facts.

As far as being a “victim” that is truly laughable, if you knew my position.

Unfortunately, when I learned that the only way to profit from XRP was to cash out on folks who are desperately trying to become rich, I no longer wanted to play in this sandbox. This is not an investment, it is a ponzie scheme. Plenty of bags for everyone.

BTW: I heard if you use the bag to cover your head, it is easier to keep it buried in the sand. Good luck to you.

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18 hours ago, fatlever said:

There are a ton of shitcoin tokens that are doing this now.  Enjin, Bezant, WAX for tokenization of assets.  NEO also has pivoted from a Chinese Smart Economy fuel, if anyone ever bought that, to trying to get into games.  Ethereum has had it share of stupid games.  EOS and TRON also have a lot of activity in mostly stupid games and now in gambling.  Is XRP going to follow trying to create demand?  This really isn't the use case.  We are lagging behind in adoption of the use case yet instead of focuses on Ripple wants to get into something that every shitcoin is doing?  

The xPring is a VC initiative has its own team and is separate from what the company (Ripple) is doing in banking and finance. xPring, as I see it, is part of Ripple's overall plan/strategy to further decentralize the XRP-Ledger and their XRP holdings into a vibrant ecosystem apart from just banking/finance/remittances etc. Each new xPring initiative will further chip away at the stale argument of how the XRP-Ledger/Ripple is centralized.

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19 hours ago, fatlever said:

I say Ripple is lagging behind on adoption of xRapid because there is a vast gap between what Garlinghouse said was going to happen in 2018 when xRapid was going live and today.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/05/cnbc-interview-with-brad-garlinghouse-ripple-ceo.html

Can you please show me major banks using xRapid in any significant way other test pilots and a rare small transfer which is marketed as victory? No?  So yes, they're lagging behind where they said they'd be.

 

 

 

 

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Crawl..Walk..Run!!! We all know that regulation(s) involving the classification/handling of tokens/digital assets has been the missing link here. Ripple is busy building out the network effects for XRP as they simultaneously engage lawmakers and regulators alike. With that being said Ripple can walk and chew gum at the same time!! Yes, Garlinghouse was probably overzealous in his statement at that particular time. However, nothing has changed. You act as if Ripple's the hold-up. For the umpteenth time, REGULATIONS!!!! Banks and FI's are not going to take the risk of utilizing any technology that doesn't have regulatory approval PERIOD!!! The best thing Ripple can do is to continue on-boarding clients to their xCurrent/xVia platforms because once there is regulatory clarity, activating xRapid will be like flipping a switch since it is already commercially available.

They can go no faster than what the current regulatory climate allows. This isn't some high school "Student Government" or "Senate." This is the "Real World" with complicated finance/banking laws and regs (i.e. AML, KYC, CFT, Basal 3, GDPR, PSD2 requirements, ISO 20022 standards etc.) Ripple is engaging and orchestrating a global regulatory/compliance push. In fact, the reason they have had so much success on-boarding banks and FIs is the simple fact that they have been forthcoming with regulators worldwide.

Ripple has formed their crypto/blockchain advocacy group called, Securing America’s Internet of Value Coalition (SAIV) and a European based lobbying group called, Blockchain For Europe. With the help of their RippleNet Committee, which is made up of some of the world's largest FIs/Banks, Ripple has built the necessary regulatory framework/foundation for their platform to operate cross-border. Also, their network has been rigorously tested over the past 4 years with actual mainstream FIs/Banks to the satisfactory of all major international regulatory bodies. No other fintech platform has anything remotely close to this committee which has been building out Ripple's global cross-border payments rulebook/standards since 2015 when interacting with regulators was a cardinal sin among those in the cryptoverse. This goes to show you just how much time, thought, and energy went into the company’s developmental process in knowing what needed to be done 1st, 2nd, and 3rd to achieve their goal of becoming this facilitator of the Internet-of-Value (IoV). You have to remember back in 2015, and to some extent today, Ripple was the ******* child and the black sheep of the herd. While the children (Btc and Eth maximalist) had a run of the castle early on, fast-forward today and it's a different story. Ripple is by far the single most called upon fintech/blockchain company that most, if not all, global financial and State-level entities that control the levers of monetary policy and the repositories of trillions worth of fiat, call upon to help them navigate this ever-changing blockchain evolution. So, don't worry Ripple has the Banking/Finance sector under complete control

"Why is a post based on reality and critical thinking FUD?  Instead of focusing on the main use case where Ripple is clearly not where they said they'd be, they are going to pursue being involved in video games which a lot of shitcoins already are doing."  

He/She's getting some backlash/push-back due to the fact that they did not do the proper due diligence before making a silly comment.  This is not just some random gaming platform. I know that we can come across a bit strong and brash, however, it's just that we are extremely passionate about Ripple and XRP and their Internet-of-Value (IoV) vision. Most of our brashness stems from years of a constant barrage of FUD. We're "straight-up Henney no ice" on this forum as the saying goes. So, I will apologize on behalf of my fellow comrades-in-arms. 

Here are some articles I found in a span of 5-10 minutes via Google:

  1. Partnering with Forte by Danny Aranda

  2. Forging the Future of Games by Brett Seyler, Forte's Chief Platform Officer

  3. Three Part Series by Brett Seyler: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3

  4. Kabam and esports veteran Kevin Chou turns to blockchain games with Forte startup

  5. Forte and Ripple form $100 million fund for mainstream blockchain games

Ripple doesn't do random **** just for the hell of it. The Forte platform itself also has some pretty significant VC backing from Andreessen-Horowitz, a16z Crypto, and Coinbase. These are not small VC investment firms (especially Andreessen-Horowitz and their 16z Crypto fund). You can bet your ass that this is not going to be some random gaming platform like Enjin or Decentraland. Just look at Ripple's xPring investment of 100 million dollars just for game developers alone, that number tells you that Ripple is serious about this investment. You can just imagine the kind of money the actual company (Forte) received from their private seed investments. Also, you have to take into account the founders/team that will be building the Forte platform. These are some of the gaming industry's best in management, platform development, operations, etc. 

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1 hour ago, Valhalla_Guy said:

Unfortunately, when I learned that the only way to profit from XRP was to cash out on folks who are desperately trying to become rich, I no longer wanted to play in this sandbox.

Good job - you just described nearly every investment that ever existed:  the primary way to make money is to sell it to someone who finds it more valuable than what you initially acquired it for.

Are you saying that you are bummed that xrp is neither a security nor a debt instrument nor does it pay dividends?  Because if that is what you are looking for then you are definitely in the wrong place.

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Why are you feeding Valhalla Guy?? He has been negative and anti ripple/xrp ever since he started posting here. And I think OP clearly misunderstood what Xpring is and how Ripple is invested in it. This has been pointed out many times in this thread so far.

I think this is amazing news. Ever since I read Ready Player One I had this vision where cloud gaming and VR would be the future of gaming. A world\ ecosystem where you log and can jump from World of warcraft to Halo to league of legends and where one currency would be used for everything. From buying a new skin to paying your monthly subscription everything could be bought with XRP. . I'm happy they have such a team building this and I think putting 100 million is a substantial investment that shows they are serious about this.

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9 hours ago, Parabellum said:

@Robbieboy  Is that you? The original XLM fanboy? I can vaguely remember you, if that's the case.  
Just curious here. 

I've never been a fanboy of any coin, that's why I make money, fanboys generally don't. I gamed the **** out of the stellar giveaway and made some nice profit there, but I've never been a fan of stellar and don't remember ever shilling it here. Me and joyce don't get on that well so, nope, mistaking me for some other poor sod you decided to jump down the throat of? But hey I was likely in ripple before you even knew what a merkle tree was and have profited accordingly.

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9 hours ago, lysistrada said:

I am responding to you and giving you attention, so that is how you can know - based upon your life experience so far - that I am definitely not female.  

Then why take a girls name for your forum handle..? You don't know anything about my life experience do you so your grade school put downs don't really hold water.

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13 hours ago, LordVetinari said:

Things change as has their target market and strategy. However Ripple has always been and is still a payments company. I believe the reference to being laser focused was on payments. 

What's wrong with just being 'focused', call me old fashioned? Is laserfocused like where you look at something, and your eyes burn into it at 6 billion lumens (oops, I made an XLM shill) like a laser or a light saber or something, you know like the time when Lois wanted a ready meal, and Clarke waited till she turned her back because he didn't want her to know the truth, and then he looked at that ready meal and cooked it in like two seconds, and this red stuff was coming out of his eyes, like beams, and then it stopped and the meal was hot and lois was like 'damn clarke, what happened' and he was like nervously 'oh I think it was just a loose wire in the microwave, its working now' and lois gave him a weird look...remember...is that laserfocused? or is laserfocused just some ********* techy made up term that makes the reader or listener groan audibly? Hmmm

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