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China could possibly enjoy Ripple Xcurrent this year

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Ripple seems to be on a winning streak lately, this time, with the audacious intention of opening to Chinese markets. The company is already negotiating with local banks entities, regulators and payment providers about launching its most recent product, Xcurrent.

The leaders of the company seem pretty confident about the potential embracement they can witness in China, therefore, they’re only waiting for the definite yes to start their operations in the country.

Some other breakthroughs to come this year

The regulatory figure of the company for the Asia Pacific, Sagar Sarbhai, stated that still there are lots of breakthroughs to come this year regarding the Chinese partnership; and that in order to settle in the market they are planning some differentiating actions and educational activities for the citizens to learn about the coin and its benefits.

In the same way, the representative of Ripple in Asia said that due to some lack of clarity of information related to cryptocurrencies and Blockchain the process in the country had become slow, but they expect to overcome this issues very soon.

Some regulatory clarity is needed

Although the CEO of the company affirmed that the launch in China would be a total success, on the other hand, Sarbhai has stated that some regulatory clarity is needed in order to start operating. Regarding this, the company has been restlessly engaging itself with the financial entities in the country, explaining the benefits of Ripple, what they are envisioning and how it works.

Besides, Sagar Sarbhai stated that the company has already a group of clients in the oriental continent, including Thailand, India, and Japan; in fact, they have regular business meetings with most of the region’s countries, accomplishing at least a one per week bank approaching, he said.

An alliance that could help entering the Chinese market

Ripple has recently partnered with the money transfer company located in Hong Kong, LianLian; a company that through the collective work will be now able to process payments related to e-commerce and invoices of companies that use RippleNet.

This could represent a perfect opportunity for Ripple to enter the inbound payment market in the country, although the company didn’t have a presence in Mainland, China for the moment of the alliance.

Despite the difficulties, even Sarbhai has stated that he’s very enthusiastic about working with China, and as he thinks, this represents a substantial move on the strategy the company has established for the Asia Pacific Region.

However, it also represents a risk for the company as the country has recently imposed some regulations on transactions, and a potential financial war between the United States and China is always on the table.

Impact of trade sanctions

GTR reported recently that Fintech companies in America could be very vulnerable while transacting between two of the most important economies at the moment, the United States and China.

Nonetheless, Sarbhai stated regarding this that currently, this isn’t a discussed issue on the negotiation process with the banks and local entities; and as he sees it, Ripple will not represent a threat for any government if the regulator does not see any risk in the adoption of the software.

Ripple XRP is headed south

Ripple volatility has been an important issue lately, and even when the company is trying hard to make clients on a regular base, recently it has decided to go south, in consonance of what other cryptocurrencies are doing regarding the current crypto scenario.

Right at the start of the year, it was thought that cryptocurrencies were finally positioned; however, as later was shown, all the cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin suffered significant losses. This is attributed to the tariff war the US seems to have started, a fact that everyone around the world noticed and is worry about.

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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

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TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

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Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

The primary reason why blockchain technology is being implemented so quickly is because it solves a lot of the problems typically associated with the traditional business model.  And online casinos are no different.  It still needs to be said that centralized casinos have proven that there is a great demand for online gambling.  The market is growing faster than anyone could have predicted, and future opportunities appear very promising and lucrative.  But industries are continually evolving and this one is no different.

A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

  • Little to no transparency
  • Consumer lack of confidence
  • Privacy concerns
  • 48-72 hour wait time for withdrawals

These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

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