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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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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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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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4 Reasons Why the New Bitcoin Rally Is Unlikely to Stop Now

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After more than a year of declining prices, the crypto market is finally seeing a period of serious recovery — one that has already brought digital currencies to heights not seen in over half a year now.

Only days ago, Bitcoin surged past several major resistance levels and managed to exceed its yearly high of over $8,000. Already, many skeptics are predicting the soon end of the bull run, and the possibility of yet another sharp decline. However, there are signs that suggest otherwise — that this bull run is only getting started, and that it will not end anytime soon.

There are four reasons why this is the case, and they are as follows:

1) Bakkt

There is the long-awaited Bitcoin futures exchange, Bakkt, which recently announced that the July test date for Bitcoin futures is soon to be set. Bakkt’s launch was delayed multiple times already, so the announcement came as quite a surprise. However, it appears that it will happen quite soon, after all.

As soon as its arrival becomes a certainty, Bitcoin will likely skyrocket even further, just like gold did when gold ETF appeared in 2013.

2) Bitcoin completely ignored the hacking of Binance

Binance has been the largest crypto exchange by trading volume for a while now, and as such, many expected that, if anything were to happen to it, Bitcoin…

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The New Rally Has Arrived: Crypto Market Cap Goes up by $24 Billion Within a Day

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The crypto market’s recovery progresses further, and at a rapid pace, at that. Bitcoin has just surpassed the $8,000 mark, which is the first time its price has been that high since July of last year. In addition, the entire crypto market is making billions within hours.

Bitcoin (BTC) sees another serious surge

In the past 24 hours, the total crypto market cap has gone up by around $24 billion. Meanwhile, BTC price has grown by $1,000 within the same period, as the largest coin traded barely above $7,000 on early Monday. At the time of writing, the coin’s price sits at $8.014.31, with a 14% growth in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, the BTC market cap has gone up to $141.85 billion, and even the coin’s trading volume surged to over $31 billion.

While many are wondering whether this is a return to the massive heights seen back in 2017 or only a temporary surge which will soon see a correction — no signs of an upcoming decline have been noticed as of yet. In fact, new heights were made and then exceeded multiple times in the past week, with a massive 33% gain during that time. And, with Bitcoin’s dominance at 60%, many are expecting that massive altcoin surges are to be expected as well.

The growth of altcoins can already be seen, as Bitcoin

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