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Here Is How Ripple’s New Senior V.P, formerly at Facebook, will Hit the Ground Running

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Anyone who has gone through the job interview process and succeeds in getting that new position, knows that being selected means that your new employer believes in your ability. They have probably checked and verified your academic, professional, and sometimes personal background. The Ripple Company has recently welcomed a new Senior Vice President in Business and Corporate Development, Ms. Kahina Van Dyke.

Ms. Van Dyke has over 20 years of experience in banking and technology and will focus on driving new and strategic partnerships for Ripple across the global financial industry.

Her track record in banking and technology includes the following:

  • Working at Mastercard and Citibank
  • Most recently, at Facebook where she led the Global Financial Services team and spearheaded the connection of people around the world to financial services they never had before
  • Forged partnerships while at Facebook with Citibank, PayPal, TD Ameritrade, Visa, Western Union and others. This, in turn, connected people in Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America helping to provide easier access to their bank accounts and send payments on the platform
  • She spearheaded the partnership between Facebook and Mastercard that enabled micro-payments on the social media platform and further financially connecting more users in Africa

It is with this background in partnerships, finance, and banking, that Ms. Van Dyke will hit the ground running at Ripple as the newest Senior V.P in Banking and Corporate Development.

She is quoted as saying that:

“The correspondent banking networks underpinning today’s global payments were built nearly 40 years ago and designed to accommodate large, corporate payments…we need a new global technology solution for international payments that offers interoperability with existing systems, connecting them and leveraging their value.”

That new global technology solution exists through the various products Ripple offers of xCurrent, xVia, xRapid and allowing banks and remittance service providers to join the RippleNet.

When asked why she joined Ripple, Ms. Van Dyke stated that:

“Ripple provides a real solution for eliminating the friction in cross-border payments. Together, with our partners, we can reduce friction and deliver better options for individuals, businesses and financial institutions. It’s an exciting time in the industry — and I feel very fortunate to be a part of creating the next generation of global payments.”

With the last statement above, Ms. Van Dyke is sure to hit the ground running at Ripple to forge the best partnerships across the globe as well as spearheading financial inclusion to the un-banked in a manner similar to how the facebook/Mastercard partnership brought micropayment services to Africa.

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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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