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Bank of America allegedly approaches Ripple for a possible partnership

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Ripple as a whole has been multifaceted right from the start, and this is because it is not really built for retail services, but to provide a means whereby financial institutions can have the possibility of making transactions easier and faster.

Due to the prospects behind Ripple, a more significant partnership (much better than the ones it had with systems like Banco Santander and American Express) has emerged and guess what? It involves the Bank of America.

The speculation arose after the Bank of America representatives met in closed doors with Ripple (XRP) people to discuss a possible partnership last week.

Before now, Banco Santander formed a partnership with Ripple. Santander announced that it would be using Ripple’s xCurrent to perform its global payments. Now, the Bank of America is allegedly following the suit in a bid to use its technology.

So far, some of the financial institutions that have recently partnered with Ripple include MUFG Bank, Siam Commercial Bank, WestPac, and SBI to name a few. Ripple seems to be a force to reckon with on global payments, and many other financial institutions are beginning to acknowledge its importance.

In the bid to make cross-border payments easier, faster, and cheaper, Ripple has three systems: xCurrent, xRapid, and xVia. However, xRapid, got launched not too long ago, and at the time it was launched, the price of XRP had a slight surge in its market value. Ever since the launch of xRapid, lots of financial institutions such as MoneyGram and Western Union have affirmed its credibility and commended Ripple’s technology.

It is important to note that xRapid is specially made for financial institutions that want to reduce the costs on liquidity. xRapid not only helps to reduce liquidity costs, but it also protects financial institutions from the obsolete hassles of cross-border payments.

It is possible that in the coming days, we may see another surge in the price of XRP following the announcement of the Ripple’s partnership with the Bank of America. Of course, if the news gets confirmed, it will be huge.

Although the actual commencement date for the everyday use of Ripple’s xRapid remains unclear, still it is evident that the Bank of America, Banco Santander, and others, are in line on how to make use of Ripple’s blockchain within their payment infrastructure.

They aren’t quite a number of digital assets that are offering what Ripple’s XRP does, even if they are, they do not have the solution to offer the best use-cases as Ripple.

In fact, even though some crypto-enthusiasts frown at Ripple once it’s mentioned, the digital asset – no doubt – has excellent prospects and use-cases. This is what the Bank of America is probably seeing and isn’t concerned about what the odds are. In that case, we should expect a lot to occur in the coming days.

XRP Price overview

Following the rumors of the partnership with the Bank of America, the price of Ripple’s XRP started moving steadily and is in the green (by a fraction) while other major cryptocurrencies are trading in red right now. At the time of writing the price of XRP stands at $0.5198 with a market capitalization of $20,902,329,639.

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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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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

Bitcoin behavior mirrors the pre-bear market situation

The crash that analysts are predicting right now comes as a direct consequence of all the hype that has been building up in…

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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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