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Here Is Why Brad Garlinghouse Thinks Coinbase Should List Ripple (XRP)

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The visionary CEO of the Ripple company, Brad Garlinghouse, has recently put forth his idea that the Coinbase exchange should list Ripple (XRP). Mr. Garlinghouse argued publicly for the first time about the Coinbase addition during an interview with Fortune magazine only yesterday, Thursday, June 21st.

During the interview, Mr. Garlinghouse is quoted as saying:

“As we solve problems at scale for institutions, I think it’s in Coinbase’s interest to participate in that.”

What Brad meant by this, is that Ripple has continually proven its products of xRapid, xVia, xCurrent and RippleNet over the past few months. The current number of banking partnerships Ripple has gained so far is known to be over 100 with many speculating it could be in the 200 range already. This means that Coinbase needs to see the proverbial light and also list XRP for it is the current and future digital asset for remittances.

The Coinbase/Ripple conversation has been alive in all the social media platforms since January when XRP had peaked to $3.84 levels as the crypto-verse had anticipated an XRP listing on Coinbase. However, this did not materialize even after it was reported that Coinbase was offered $1 Million to list the digital asset.

Another argument (not by Brad) that can be put forth, is that both Coinbase and Ripple are American companies. Using President Trump’s mantra of Make America Great Again, it is about time the two companies came to an agreement and took over the world of cryptocurrency markets as we know it.

A third and not necessary the last reason Coinbase should add XRP is that the digital asset does not qualify as a security. Many crypto-traders have speculated that the delay in listing XRP is due to lack of clear direction by the SEC with regards to XRP. This, in turn, explains why Ethereum Classic (ETC) was listed by Coinbase in a heartbeat as soon as the SEC declared that Ethereum is not a security.

Brad Garlinghouse is quoted as saying the following with respect to XRP not being a security:

“I think it’s really clear that XRP is not a security. XRP exists independent of Ripple.”

With regards to the value of XRP, earlier this Friday, the cryptocurrency markets suffered a downward spiral in value as a total market capitalization of $10 Billion was lost in a little over an hour. But if you have been in this cryptocurrency industry for the last 6 or so months, this type of action is normal. During last week’s Coinrail hacking, the total crypto markets lost close to $50 Billion.

Looking at the coin of the day, Ripple (XRP), it too has been affected by the current decline. XRP is currently trading at $0.51 and down 5.11% at the moment of writing this. Bitcoin (BTC) has also been affected by the sudden crash and is trading at $6,373. The King of Crypto is currently down 5.49% in the last 24 hours. All fingers are crossed that the crypto markets stabilize as we walk into the weekend ahead.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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Aluna.Social is a Compelling Social Platform for Crypto Traders and Investors

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When one thinks about the social media landscape, the companies that first come to mind are most likely Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat.  These platforms are a great way to stay connected with friends, families, and colleagues, especially when geographic distance is a factor.  But, in addition to just chatting about life in general and sharing pictures, social media can be used to bridge the information gap that exists within the investment community.

Over the last decade, many trading offices have been established in large cities all over the world which allow solo traders and investors to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a workspace.  The real benefit to trading in these offices is to participate in the free flow of trading ideas and information.  Proprietary trading is one of the most challenging careers to be successful at and the exchange of ideas is almost required in order to succeed.  Traders at hedge funds and investment banks work in teams so why shouldn’t remote traders?

While these trading offices are a great way to help bridge the information gap, Aluna.Social may provide an even better way, especially as it relates to cryptocurrency trading.

Mission Statement

Aluna.Social, founded by Alvin Lee and Henrique Matias, is a multi-exchange social trading terminal for crypto traders and investors.  The goal of the platform is to help newcomers shorten their learning curve,…

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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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