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Another Bank Joins Ripple! The first ever bank in Oman to be a part of RippleNet

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Of all the Blockchain companies, Ripple boasts of the most partnerships with traditional financial institutions. Its RippleNet Blockchain network is one of the most revolutionary Blockchains with solutions that include cross-border payments, instant transaction settlement and bi-directional messaging.

BankDhofar is the New member of the RippleNet

Ripple’s most recent addition is BankDhofar. With this move as it’s first-ever partnership with an Oman based bank was first announced on Tuesday. The partnership will add BankDhofar to Ripple’s portfolio of over 100 banks and financial institutions that are already on the RippleNet.

While announcing the new development, BankDhofar’s Chief Information Officer Dr. Tariq Taha said that the bank is pleased to be “the first bank in Oman to join and access more than 100 of its member banks and other financial institutions utilizing Blockchain for instant payments”.

This comes just a year after BankDhofar’s move to join ‘the leading Blockchain consortium BankChain’ in respect with the bank’s objectives towards enabling customer satisfaction and improving overall efficiency especially for customers that regularly send remittances overseas.

BankDhofar Providing More Transparency

Taha further mentioned in the announcement that BankDhofar is also looking to provide a more transparent and friction-less cross-border money transfer using Ripple’s Blockchain. In addition, Taha said that the bank will also enable ‘end to end visibility over the journey of the payment’ as one of its initiatives of improving customer experience.

With this new partnership, BankDhofar is looking to become one of the best leading banks in the Gulf area as it strives to innovate creative services and products that are custom made for the customers. Thanks to a variety of products that ripple offers , BankDhofar will have a variety of services to pick from including xCurrent (and end to end payment tracking software) and xRapid (a real-time liquidity provider for international transactions using the XRP token) which is set to be used by the global money transfer platform, Western Union.

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3 Things to Avoid if You Want Your ICO to Succeed

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Initial Coin Offerings, or ICO, have become quite popular in 2017, which is something that also continued throughout 2018. In fact, there were hundreds, if not thousands of them so far. However, no matter how many of them were organized, most never managed to make it into the market and achieve their goals.

Analysts claim that there are a lot more failed ICOs than there are successful ones, which has caused a lot of people to simply give up on the idea. However, many are still curious to know what went wrong, and while failed ICOs can be studied for years without discovering absolutely every flaw, some of the bigger ones can be spotted right away.

This is why we will now list top three reasons why so many ICOs failed, and everyone who is thinking about launching one should pay close attention.

1. The lack of demand for the product

According to estimates, around 60% of ICOs often fail at the first stage simply for the lack of interest in what they offer. When someone comes up with an idea and launches an ICO in order to raise money, they are presuming that people will be interested in investing in this idea. In addition, prior to making an announcement that an ICO is coming, it is wise to ensure that the announcement will be heard in the first place.

Additionally, ICOs need to be approved by appropriate…

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Reasons Behind The New Bitcoin Crash

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Cryptocurrency investors and supporters experienced quite a shock last week with the latest Bitcoin crash. Almost every single one of top 100 cryptocurrencies trading in the red. Not only that, but most of them experienced massive losses, often larger than 12%, or even 15%.

The event was unexpected and all cryptos, with the exception of a handful of stablecoins, lost a large part of their value. However, as always, Bitcoin is the one receiving the most attention, especially since this is the first time that BTC has dropped below $6,000 in a long while. Right now, Bitcoin is still losing value, with its current price being at $5,503.11 per coin, and a drop of 12.76% in the last 24 hours.

After the initial shock, a lot of investors started wondering and researching the new crash. The main question still remains: Why did this happen?

While this is more than understandable, especially considering how much money, time, and patience people have invested in crypto, the reasons behind the new crash remain obscure to many. Because of that, we are now going to explain two events that are most likely to be causing this situation.

1. The selloff

This is believed to be the main reason for the new crash of Bitcoin. The selloff came as a consequence of the last year’s bull run, which has launched BTC and other coins to entirely new heights. Because of that, numerous…

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Here’s Why This Coin Still Has Wings (WINGS)

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WINGS, a decentralized crowdfunding platform based on the Ethereum blockchain, has had a great run over the past two months. Culminating in a peak of US $.23 just a few days ago, the currency behind the product has more than doubled since it’s lows of early September.

Despite the slight downturn WINGS is currently experiencing, this crypto-favorite may not be done running up the green candles on your favorite exchange just yet. A small drop like we had today was actually expected and could be considered healthy by long-term investors. These dips are also appreciated by those of us waiting to get in on a project we feel has real potential. WINGS has shown us that potential and is now presenting a great buying opportunity for speculators and traders looking for the next wave of support to lift this coin into the stratosphere.

What is WINGS?
WINGS was created to nurture project proposals via the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) model. Using blockchain networks and smart contracts, the platform allows the WINGS community to promote proposals with the greatest chance of positive returns. WINGS, in essence, is a decentralized forecasting ecosystem, where token holders are given an incentive to make choices concerning projects on the platform.

The DAO is a popular concept for crypto-projects that want to remain entirely on the web. Using the peer-to-peer technology of blockchain and smart contracts to enforce the rules of participation is…

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