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Strategic Accounts Head of Ripple on how XRP will play a key role in liquidity provisioning

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In today’s world, technology and intense rivalries play a vital role in the invention of new things that are refining the way digital money move from place to place. However, growing customers’ expectations and anticipations are also changing the outlook of digital commerce today. That’s exactly what Ripple has been doing lately (causing headache to the competitors).

Nonetheless, one question happens to come to the mind and that is, which of the financial transactions – be it cross-border transactions, government and customers’ disbursements – have the greatest possibility to be digitized? This has been one of the key points of the recent Citi Digital Money Symposium organized by Citi Bank.

It is important to know that banks of the future were also discussed and if the global financial world needs banks or just banking services. During the course of the Digital Money Symposium, Marcus Treacher, Ripple’s Global Head of Strategic Accounts, was interviewed by Elena Anisimova, the VP, Private Company Access & Advisory at Citi Bank.

As we know, Ripple is a digital asset and a real-time cross settlement platform created on an open-source internet protocol. Also, Ripple enables fast and secured cross-border remittances, which are almost free. However, Treacher also purports the fact that Ripple is making sure money transfer is changed. During the interview, he said:

What we (Ripple) are trying to do is to re-work how banks move value between each other and we always work with banks. We have a strong partnership with the largest banks in the world which we are using to work with us to really build-out our solution to benefit the banks and Ripple.”

Blockchain technology has the ability to change money transfer. Even though this technology hasn’t been adopted as it should be, due to the fact that it is still in its juvenile stage, but many people are beginning to acknowledge its ability to change the world.

With that in mind, banks are more concerned about blockchain than cryptocurrency itself, and Ripple’s Treacher had this to say during the interview:

Banks are focused on blockchain because that’s where the increase of the value that can be provided for their end customers in terms of efficiency, speed, accuracy, and awareness. It all kicks in using blockchain technology and in Ripple’s case, its net of value version of that creates a significant value of proposition for their customers worldwide.

Strategic Accounts Global Head of Ripple further went on to say that,

The digital asset element really comes into play in the financial services contacts for managing liquidity and flows between different value stores in different fiat currencies. What I mean to say is that, if you are moving Dollars to Euro, both currencies are very high liquid currencies and can move very quickly.”

Marcus Treacher continued,

“If you happen to fund a currency which is ‘illiquid’, then that’s a difficult proposition for a company which happens to buy goods in that country or pay people in that country. In that case, using a digital asset to fund these accounts when required – ready for payments to happen, is a difficult proposition.”

Concerning how digital asset (XRP) will play a major role in providing liquidity, Treacher concluded:

So there are two levels of value, one is the immediate payment, which is the blockchain value. While the second is the delivery of liquidity, which is really where we see one of the major value of propositions for the digital asset in the future.”

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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.

[Photo, Elena Anisimova of Citi Bank (left) with Marcus Treacher of Ripple (right). Source, citibank.com/icg/sa/digital_symposium/2018]

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Positive Crypto Price Trend Moves VeChain (VET)

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As many are likely aware of, the previous twelve months were not particularly friendly to cryptocurrencies, and there were two major market crashes since January 2018. However, it could be that investors’ wishes are finally coming true, as the market is currently seeing actual gains. While there is still no certainty regarding this behavior, investors around the world are finding the current development to be quite refreshing.

One interesting development that was noticed these days is the increase of VeChain’s price, which is seeing minor gains at this time.

VeChain (VET) price grows

While most cryptocurrencies experienced some extreme ups and downs during their lifetime, VeChain is usually surprisingly unaffected by the market’s behavior. In fact, its price chart typically shows no major changes, and it seems pretty flat in comparison to other cryptocurrencies.

While this may be a good thing, as the lack of volatility means that the coin is more stable than most, the fact that the price is usually not affected makes the current gains that much more peculiar.

In the last 24 hours, VeChain’s price has grown by 2.16%, placing its value at $0.00401120 at the time of writing. The growth is minor, and the coin’s value only increased by a fraction of a cent, but this is still not typical behavior for this cryptocurrency, which attracted the attention of analysts and investors…

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SOLVE Token Could Be A Huge Long-Term Winner

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A lot of articles have been written about an altcoin apocalypse.  With so many tokens entering the market, it is inevitable that not all of them will survive.  When trying to analyze pick out the best projects, the following criteria should be used:

  • Very active community
  • Strong potential for mass adoption
  • Valuable partnerships
  • Experienced leadership

If a project scores well in at least three of the above criteria, it’s a winner.  When it scores well in all four, it has the potential to be a blockbuster.  That potential blockbuster is Solve.Care.

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Solve.Care has developed a revolutionary platform that will significantly improve care outcomes by reducing healthcare administrative costs.  The platform will also go a long way toward eliminating a lot of the problems commonly seen within healthcare administration such as duplication, waste, abuse, and fraud.  I firmly expect Solve.Care to generate cost savings by facilitating peer-to-peer transactions that grant authority to stakeholders while empowering payers regarding cost control and oversight.

SOLVE token completed its token sale last year in May.  The company sold 350,000,000 tokens and still has 650,000,000 in its treasury.  The great news is that the token has been recently listed on both Bittrex and KuCoin, two of the largest and most trustworthy exchanges in the world.  Given the recent incidents, especially the Cryptopia hack, being on a trustworthy exchange is of paramount…

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Why Chinese New Year Affects Bitcoin (BTC)

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Bitcoin (BTC) lost about $100 in value in the last week, and, while reasons behind the drop in crypto prices can often be hidden and unclear — this time, that is not the case. The reason for this drop is believed to be the celebration of the Chinese New Year.

The New Year celebration was over more than a month ago for most of the modern world. However, things are a bit different in China. This is a country which is considered to be one of the oldest ones in the world, with a long and complex history. The country’s traditions are fascinating to many around the world, as so many of them are different from western culture. One of these traditions is the Chinese New Year.

The New Year celebrations in China start on January 28th, which was a week ago. The New Year itself is today, February 5th, although the celebrations and festivities are going to last until February 19th. For the people of China, and all those around the world who follow the country’s tradition, this is the time to relax, take a break, and perhaps travel and visit friends and family. But, what does it have to do with Bitcoin?

China and Bitcoin

Those who are new to the world of cryptocurrencies have likely already heard many stories about China banning Bitcoin trading and…

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