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Ripple CEO: Next year banks will provide custody solutions for digital assets

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In recent time, there have been massive developments surrounding Ripple and blockchain technology. This continuous development could not be perceived as practical when anyone could talk about it last year.

Last year, the Chief Executive Officer of Ripple, Brad Garlinghouse mentioned how financial institutions like banks were going to integrate Ripple in their payment settlement, but his Public Relations team thought he was projecting little too high. In his statement at the SG FinTech festival 2018 that happened recently, Brad highlighted some of the series of developments that have taken place in the digital currency world.

Recently we have seen Ripple being implemented in the financial systems of major banks around the world and now its clients can send money across the border using the blockchain technology with ease – thanks to its framework.

Ripple, since being implanted in 2012, has been offering superior innovative implementations that have never been experienced leading to the continuous improvement of financial systems across the globe. This has had a positive effect on financial systems as transactions are done faster and efficiently enhancing customers trust in financial institutions and systems.

Considering the recent partnership between the Pan European Infrastructure, Target Instant Payment Settlement, and Ripple, it is expected the combination of the two efficient and effective systems are going to have positive outcomes.

Many Ripple clients, as well as European clients, will be able to utilize digital currencies as a medium of transacting virtual assets between digital platforms thereby increasing the use of digital money all over the world. It clearly shows how fast and advance in technology Ripple is moving.

The Pan European infrastructure is implemented in the Central Bank of Europe which currently is the head of the financial sector for European nations that use and implement European monetary policies in the region. It is composed of 19 countries that are member’s states of the European Union. The Euro is also termed as the most reliable currency in the world.

The sole purpose of the Target Instant payment system will be to create an instant platform that will enable the transaction of digital currencies all over Europe using the Central Bank of Europe.

The Central Bank will act as a  pathway that will facilitate the regulation of the transfer of settlement from one place to the other hence enhancing the transmission of cryptocurrency across the border, the world, and Europe. The current development will make it easier for many users to switch to Ripple blockchain as compared to other payment systems with time.

Ripple Blockchain Next Year

According to the CEO, financial institutions and banks will provide custody solutions for digital assets in the coming year. These custody solutions are products that are offered by the third party for storage and security purposes. Its introduction is with the expectation that it acts as the missing link between fund managers and investors who are seeking entry into the market.

With the development of banks, there will be more investors that will be willing to use digital currencies in their daily transactions.

If there is a possibility in the near future for IMF and Ripple Blockchain partnering and integrating their systems, it will spell good tidings in the entire blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem.

These could be very beneficial to the digital and financial world as it would mean that the instant digital payment system will be performed in the IMF system thereby being recognized globally and be utilized by users from different nations to transact their digital currencies across borders creating a great revolution.

With these continuous changes taking place, no one can disagree that Ripple will have a brighter 2019 considering everybody’s interest is in the adoptions and partnerships that are set to revolutionize the digital world in a big way.

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Bridge Mutual Announces Partnership with Plasma.Finance to Strengthen DeFi Insurance

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Bridge Mutual, a decentralized insurance provider, has announced a collaborative partnership with DeFi aggregator PlasmaPay and Plasma Finance allowing users to directly fund or provide liquidity through the Bridge ecosystem and the Plasma Finance platform.

Bridge Mutual will also use some of its own liquidity to start a PlasmaPay insurance pool, integrating shield mining in order to give users the chance to earn PPAY tokens as a reward for providing coverage to PlasmaPay. The result is an increase in users on the decentralized insurance platform for Bridge Mutual, and another dimension of safety for PlasmaPay and Plasma Finance users.

“This partnership will give both organizations the ability to expand operations into the other’s platform, a net benefit for two strong projects looking to optimize the DeFi market as a whole,” notes Ilia Maksimenka, PlasmaPay’s CEO, “Ease of use and access to insurance ultimately benefits users. By working together, Bridge Mutual and Plasma Finance take DeFi a step forward towards more reliable financial services on the blockchain.” 

Bridge Mutual CEO Mike Miglio adds, “The main focus of our partnerships is to increase the overall safety of the DeFi space by encouraging users to protect each other. Partnering with PlasmaPay was strategic in that users will be able to easily purchase or provide insurance directly from the Plasma Finance app where they manage all…

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Dignitas Joins Zytara Lineup, a Step Towards Uniting Esports and Blockchain

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Esports icon Dignitas has come together with fintech company Zytara to tackle payments and value transfer within esports using the DigitalBits blockchain.  

Dignitas’ partnership with Zytara is the first major alliance between esports and blockchain, a combination set to overhaul the esports’ financial mechanisms.  Zytara, a fintech launching a digital banking platform and payment network for gamers and esports enthusiasts, will leverage the DigitalBits blockchain to power the use of stablecoins and other digital assets.  

Despite their global scope, esports organizations still struggle with traditional payment rails.  Notably, Epic Games experienced difficulties distributing some of their $100 million prize pool for Fornite tournaments.  With esports growing rapidly, this is something that must be addressed, and it appears that Dignitas and Zytara are coming together to lead the charge.   

Dignitas has championed many firsts for the industry, being the first ever esports team to be acquired by an ownership group of a North American sports franchise, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE).  Dignitas would later go on to sign a first-of-its-kind sponsorship deal with Susquehanna International Group, LLP (SIG), one of the world’s largest proprietary trading firms.    

Zytara will issue a series of Dignitas-branded debit cards and app skins, featuring the…

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XENO starts VIP NFT trading service and collaborates with contemporary artist Hiro Yamagata

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 24th December, 2020, // ChainWire //

The XENO NFT Hub (https://xno.live) will provide a crypto-powered digital items and collectables trading platform allowing users to create, buy, and sell NFTs. Additionally it will support auction based listings, governance and voting mechanisms, trade history tracking, user rating and other advanced features.

As a first step towards its fully comprehensive service, XENO NFT Hub launched a recent VIP service to select users and early adopters in December 2020 with plans for a full Public Beta to open in June 2021. 

“NFTs are extremely flexible in their usage, from digital event tickets to artwork, and while NFTs have a very wide spectrum of uses and categories XENO will initially focus its partnership efforts and its own item curation on three primary areas: gaming, sports & entertainment, and collectibles.”, said XENO NFT Hub president Anthony Di Franco.

He also added “This does not mean we will prohibit other types of NFTs from our ecosystem However, it simply means that XENO’s efforts as a company will be targeted into these verticals initially as a cohesive business approach.”

Development and Procurement Lead, Gabby Dizon explained, “Despite our initial focus, we found ourselves with a unique opportunity to host some of the works of Mr. Hiro Yamagata. We are collaborating with Japanese artist Hiro Yamagata to enshrine some of his artwork into NFTs.”

Mr. Yamagata has been…

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