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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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Ripple XRP Mega Breakout: What’s Next?

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The Ripple XRP mega breakout that we were calling for happened and happened much quicker than anyone expected. As we said yesterday:

Nonetheless, IF, Ripple is capable of going ‘topside’ of the .38 figure at any point in the days/weeks ahead, such development, should it occur, would likely trigger its next advance into the .42 – .47 zone, representing a 30-40% move from present levels. On the flip-side, the .25 – .26 area should offer short-term potential support.

XRP is now sitting at .51704  as we write this article this morning, representing gains of 61% since we alerted our readers and our Global Elite email newsletter members.

Ripple XRP Mega Breakout

The Ripple XRP mega breakout is significant because it’s the first time XRP has been above its 50-day moving average since May. Right now, the RSI is approaching 80, so we are in overbought territory and we expect the price to consolidate around the .42 to .47 level before resuming its uptrend.

While some are looking at this as an opportunity to short XRP, we are not of that camp. While some can book some profits and use a trailing stop, any integration of XRP with xRapid has the ability to create a tremendous move in XRP. As Travis Kling said this week on the Off the Chain podcast with Anthony Pompliano, XRP could be the quickest five-bagger investors…

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Litecoin Cash (LCC): The potential mover?

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Litecoin underwent a hard fork in the past, and that is what led to the creation of Litecoin Cash. Bitcoin has also experienced a hard fork, which has led to the creation of Bitcoin Cash, so this trend is not necessarily brand new.

Forks have occurred pretty often now in the cryptocurrency community, and the perception is that it probably will continue to, as long as the need (forks are often created to overcome issues faced by the originals) remains there.

While the market has been bearish for most of the year, it has been showing some definite signs of life, especially when we look at the kind of price action that has been happening with Ripple recently. Litecoin is also rising in anticipating of its hard fork, which is to be expected.

For those who are unaware, Litecoin Cash was created earlier this year. 10 Litecoin Cash was given to every investor who had 1 Litecoin – and that one move, it’s easy to see, was very massive concerning value.

Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin, has come out against LiteCoin Cash, calling it a scam. Many cryptocurrency influencers have come out against Litecoin cash, although there are still others that believe that this is only because the project threatens them.

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The Stage is Set for Stellar XLM vs XRP

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The digital asset of XRP, did something spectacular on the 18th of September when it shocked the crypto-markets by rising in value by 21%. In a time period that was less than 5 hours, XRP spiked from levels of $0.273 to those of $0.332 and has continued rising. The digital asset is currently valued at $0.36.

xRapid Factor

The reason for the sharp increment in value of XRP was news that the Ripple company was going to launch xRapid in the next month or so. This was after the firm’s head of Regulatory relations for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, Sagar Sarabhai, made the following comments during a CNBC interview on the 17th of September:

“I am very confident that in the next one month or so you will see some good news coming in where we launch the product live in production.”

Stellar’s Cross-Border Payments

The news of Ripple launching xRapid has come 2 weeks after the Stellar project and IBM, announced that they were entering the industry of cross-border payments through their new service known as IBM Blockchain World-Wire. The new payment settlement service has been quoted as being ‘near instant’ meaning that it will probably rival the transactions time seen in the xRapid pilot tests of 2 – 3 minutes earlier on in the year.

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