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Ripple CEO speaks on the Bitcoin scalability trials, crypto volatility, and regulations

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During an interview that got held on the Stanford Legal Podcast (on first of this month), Brad Garlinghouse, Ripple’s CEO, spoke on the vital issues that cryptocurrency world faces today. Garlinghouse also discussed the issue of cross-border settlements and a couple of other things.

During the interview, Garlinghouse talked on what he thinks about cross-border payments future. He mentioned how cross-border payments could be able to reduce the fee of the global transactions. Ripple’s Chief Executive Officer,

That takes time and friction (cross-border) and any type of talk about friction is its cost. If we do it more efficiently, we can accelerate the global industries that we’re talking about”

The discussion moved further on how Ripple (XRP) aims to resolve the issue of cross-border payments where Garlinghouse stated:

We sell technologies to banks that will allow them to connect that we call RippleNet and that allows them to do cross-border payments in real-time at very very inexpensive fees.”

Even though the world has changed when it comes to technology, Garlinghouse added that it is “amazing” that lots of technological payments have a central counterparty.

In regards to the illegal transactions that occur in the crypto sphere. Garlinghouse said that lots of companies start at the dark side and then people start to know how much benefits and productivity can be derived for that same industry.

In regards to regulating the cryptocurrencies, Garlinghouse stated that the crypto sphere was created based on decentralization, anti-governance, and so on. In regards to this, Garlinghouse spoke about the role of Ripple in this as he said,

“…that’s in some ways of what the business ripple is building, that’s a frustrating thing because it takes time and education to explain, there’s a lot of misinformation. There real-world use cases as we talked about earlier with its payment settlement cross-border or security settlement where you can use these techniques to have real-world benefits for economies, on consumers experience, business experience.”

However, Garlinghouse supports the authorization process in cryptocurrency, which he said may benefit the cryptocurrency world in the long run.

Ripple’s CEO on Scalability

There has been a lot of fuss around Ripple these days, and in the interview, Garlinghouse rambled a lot about Ripple and XRP. Ripple chief states,

some of our products are built a hundred percent using XRP, and some have nothing to do with XRP. You can use Bitcoin for some of the products we offer. The problem is, Bitcoin has some serious issues concerning scalability.”

Garlinghouse further explained the cost of purchasing goods using Bitcoin. As per Mr. Garlinghouse, the cost involved in the case of Bitcoin (BTC) is a little bit high and the transaction time usually takes more than 50 minutes.

He went on to say,

I am personally long on Bitcoin. I’m not trying to bash Bitcoin. I think Bitcoin is not going to be a panacea that some people thought it would be for many different kinds of transactions and instead you’re seeing specialize in kind of use case dynamics for different transactions.”

Before the interview closed, Garlinghouse talked about the volatility and the reason for the unstable price of cryptocurrencies.

He said that the long-term value of any cryptocurrency correlates with its utility to solve different problems. The most vital goal of any digital asset is its utility. Well said, Ripple head, we agree to your constructive conclusion, the utility is what that could determine each a cryptocurrency’s feat in the end.

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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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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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I’m sure all of us remember the cryptocurrency glory days of 2017 and early 2018.  It was one of the biggest bull runs in history and created incredibly wealth for quite a few early entrants.  Unfortunately, for most of us, those gains have most likely been wiped out during the altcoin apocalypse.  The truth is that traders probably thought a bit too highly of their trading abilities when the reality was that anyone could have thrown a dart at a board and ended up making money.

As markets mature (and the crypto market is definitely maturing) it becomes more and more difficult to generate alpha.  In that regard, it’s similar to traditional financial markets.  I can remember trading during my high school days.  It was the late 90s and right in the middle of the dot.com boom.  Eventually, however, the euphoria fades away and reality hits hard.  Now, it’s become rather difficult to actually trade profitably which has given way to the rise of hedge funds.

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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