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4 Possible Reasons Alibaba’s New Mobile App Is Being Powered by xCurrent or XRP

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Back in late June, Alibaba’s payment arm of Ant Financial launched a blockchain based electronic wallet that enabled payments between Hong Kong and the Philippines. In the maiden transaction that Jack Ma was a part of, the transaction made by Ms. Mary Grace to the Philippines was completed in a matter of seconds. One report indicated that the time period taken for the transaction to complete was just 3 seconds.

This then brings us to the first reason the Mobile App is actually being powered by xCurrent or XRP. Comparing the 3-second speed of the transaction to that of XRP (3.3 Seconds on average), we see a vast similarity. The XRP ledger is the only ledger known to date, that can complete transactions at that speed. Also, the Santander App also showcased such speeds in early June. The app is being powered by Ripple’s xCurrent.

A second reason why the Ant Financial app could be powered by XRP is the link Justin Sun has with both Ripple and Jack Ma. Before starting the Tron Project, Justin was the Chief Representative and Adviser of Ripple Labs in the Greater China area. Justin is also the mentee of Jack Ma. Justin is also the first Millennial graduate at Jack Ma’s Hupan University. There is a lot of possibilities with these links of Justin to both Ripple and Jack Ma: founder of Alibaba.

Thirdly, WeChat Pay and AliPay run on dLocal which is a cross-border payment service that is powered by Ripple. The same AliPay, but in Hong Kong, facilitated the payment from Ms. Mary Grace’s phone through its app that sent money to a GCash wallet in the Philippines. Therefore, connecting the dots, the AliPayHK mobile app possibly used Ripple based software – xCurrent – to power the transaction.

The fourth reason as to why the AliPayHK payment app possibly used Ripple tech, is the speed at which they came up with the service. Taking into account that Ripple Labs have spent over 6 years perfecting its Ripple ledger, AliPay could not have come up with similar blockchain technology in less than a year. Knowing how business deals are done in corporations, rather than reinventing the wheel, AliPay probably signed a partnership with Ripple that probably included a Non-Disclosure Agreement.

In conclusion, the AliPayHK payment app that facilitated Ms. Mary Grace’s transaction was too quick for it not to be powered by Ripple or XRP. The speed and ease of the transaction point towards a Ripple powered platform.

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

Ripple

Bitcoin’s closest source of competition, Ripple was founded…

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

The decision to include all forms of internet gambling is a massive hit in the…

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7 Steps to Recovery from a Crypto Trading Loss

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Whether you are a newcomer to the crypto market who mistakenly invested a large amount into the wrong coin, or a professional that made a well-researched decision and something still went wrong, the result it the same — you lost your money to the crypto market. This is a big problem, but also a problem that every crypto trader faces at some point.

The reason may be anything, from simple bad luck to the lack of research. Add to that the fact that the crypto market continues to be extremely volatile, and it is clear that not all of your trades are going to end up successfully.

Whatever the reason is, the fact remains that you experienced a loss and that this is a problem which can affect more than your funds. It can also affect your mind and feelings. Since every successful trade that you have the potential to make in the future depends on you, you have to recover first, and only then should you worry about the funds.

The road to recovery is different for everyone, and it will take a different amount of time and effort. However, there are a few general steps that you can take to recover from a crypto trading loss.

Step 1: Stop and calm down

You have just suffered a major loss. It may have been your mistake, or…

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