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Ripple CEO says even he cannot control the XRP Ledger

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Today, while giving the interview to a journalist during the Swell event, the CEO of Ripple, Brad Garlinghouse made it crystal clear that XRP is fully decentralized. The head of Ripple even went on to say that all the FUD around XRP is spread by only the haters who have an economic benefit in doing so.

While responding to the criticism that XRP is not decentralized, he went on to say even he as a CEO cannot control the ledger of XRP or change a transaction, that’s how much decentralized the cryptocurrency token is. Once an Uber drive and now the CEO of Ripple, emphasized that XRP is ‘very clearly’ decentralized.

Brad Garlinghouse went on to that irony this is, as XRP has become more decentralized, Bitcoin is getting more centralized. Backing his statement that Bitcoin is becoming more centralized, Ripple CEO said that more and more 51% attacks today are launched on Bitcoin and only three mega miners that are based in China that can control Bitcoin blockchain. Cheddar Tweeted a part of the interview video earlier today:

The main head behind Ripple currently, Mr. Garlinghouse believes that a lot of people are spreading the misinformation merely for their economic interests and that does not bother him much. He thinks the facts are crystal clear and say by themselves.

Talking about the facts he said, it’s a fact that anyone can check the XRP ecosystem and that if Ripple does something which is not in the XRP ecosystem’s best interest, the rest of the ecosystem is undoubtedly going to ignore them.

The CEO asserted that without touch the technical stuff for the sake of the general public’s interest, he can confirm that XRP is a decentralized coin at its best. And if someone wishes to dive into the technical details, he’ll find only that too. According to Garlinghouse, many people continue to confuse the general public about Ripple and XRP intentionally, which are two different entities.

In response to the confusion, he said, that’s something that he wants the community to understand. Concluding the discussion, Garlinghouse said,

“Ripple is a centralized company investing in decentralized technology, in the same way Amazon was invested in TCP/IP”

As we all know, times haven’t been that good for crypto market lately, and Ripple’s XRP hasn’t been an exception either. But on top of market trends, two main reasons kept investors away from Ripple(XRP). One was this daunting debate that XRP is centralized, and the other was, it’s a security.

Now, both of these issues seem to be getting resolved over time rather nicely, so we can all expect some good days are coming for the crypto. Yes, the time will tell what’s ahead, but things are apparently starting to change. And, the latest affirmation of Ripple CEO on XRP centralization issue could affect on its market positively too.

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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Encrypgen’s New HODLING Incentive Program May Send DNA Token Soaring

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Cryptocurrency traders have enjoyed a Bitcoin moon shot during the past few months.  Those gains have created a much more enjoyable environment for crypto bulls.  Whether it’s a temporary or permanent increase remains to be seen but hitting the 10,000 level has put everyone in a better mood.  Unfortunately, altcoins have not had experienced the same type of gains and are lagging significantly behind Bitcoin.

I’ve written articles in the past year that there is at least a decent chance that many altcoins won’t survive the current environment.  The ones that do will do so because they created a platform that has real world usage.  After spending countless hours researching many of the existing altcoins, I’ve yet to see a company that is more promising than Encrypgen (DNA).

Encrypgen Background Information

Encrypgen is a genomic blockchain network that provides customers and partners with best-in-class, next generation, blockchain security for protecting, sharing and re-marketing genomic data. This creates a fair marketplace for a person’s DNA that can be stored privately and sold (if a person wishes to do that). A person’s DNA can also be shared privately and securely with their physician for their personalized care.

Typically, people can send their DNA off to a lab to find out who they are and where they come from. As fun as that might sound, there is a significant security problem…

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

In the past few…

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