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Here Are 3 More Reasons For A Possible Ripple (XRP) and Apple Pay Partnership

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The Crypto-verse has been rife with speculation that the Ripple (XRP) company will one way or another, partner with Apple Inc sometime very soon. Such speculation has even fueled future price predictions of XRP going to the roof if this partnership were to materialize.

The reasons for the partnership rumors came to light once it was announced that Apple Pay was using Ripple’s interledger for a new payment API on the Apple payment platform. However, some Reddit users have since refuted this claim. One explanation from Reddit says that Apple is using an entirely different product by W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) to request payments with on their platform.

But let us entertain the possibility of a partnership and highlight a few reasons for it to happen.

To begin with, and a matter emphasized by President Donald Trump and the Late Matthew Melon, both Ripple and Apple are American companies. This makes them best suited to partner together in terms of dealing with intellectual property issues, legal issues and being American. Their partnership would further enhance President Trump’s mantra of MAGA (Make America Great Again).

Away from politics, and the second reason why we might see a partnership between the two American firms, is that recent live demonstrations of the Santander OnePayFX app. In this demonstration, we see that the final payment request to link the user’s bank card to the payment app is done using ApplePay. This means that there is already existing integration between the two platforms – of Ripple’s xCurrent powering the app and ApplePay. This, in turn, will allow the partnership to be as easy as plug and play on all Apple devices.

The third reason would be the recent addition of Ripple (XRP) to the iOS stocks application. You can now track the value of XRP against the major currencies of GBP, USD, Canadian Dollar, the Indian Rupee, the Euro and more. Sure, this last reason might not hold much water in terms of its validity, but it could be seen as a sign of better things to come in terms of both organizations working together. Remember, before any major partnership is made, we see both parties interacting in a subtle manner as can be seen with Verge (XVG) and TokenPay (TPAY). What then happens, is the official announcement that will not come as a surprise to many who had anticipated it.

Putting it all together, the general feeling in the crypto-space and amongst the Ripple community is that the Apple/Ripple partnership looks like it is almost a reality, yet too speculative and too far-fetched. What then can be done, is probably an online petition by the Ripple community to get the two companies talking 🙂

To defend the above suggestion, please remember that the core principle of blockchain technology is decentralization. Therefore, a community has the right to determine the destiny of its favorite project as is the case with the Tron Super Representative elections that is scheduled for the 26th of June.

As an additional defense for the online petition, and quoting Albert Einstein, ‘For an idea that does not first seem insane, there is no hope’.

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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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