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Dilip Rao: Ripple can help Islamic banks transform their systems and extend the reach

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Blockchain technology of Ripple has been seen as an innovation with lots of prospects in it. It has also been recognized as a boost to Islamic Finance lately. The fact is, more Islamic financial institutions around the world today are considering blockchain technology in general (not just Ripple’s) as the way forward. These institutions are considering it as a sharia-tool that can help to foster cross-border payments, financial inclusions, reduce fees, and help in the administration of Sharia certifications.

Islamic start-ups seem not to be content with the traditional banking systems, and hence, they are looking for better ways to grow with innovative technologies.

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Blockchain tech such as Ripple‘s is seamlessly offering better changes in the finance industry today, and it has become a cue to Islam to support innovations. The acting general manager at the Shariyah Review Bureau, and acting general manager at the Shariyah Review Bureau, Mansoor Munir, stated:

When we speak about innovation in technology or economics, for example, then Islam strongly recommends coming up with solutions to help solve the problems that mankind faces.”

It is important to note that the Islamic Finance industry lacks lots of prospects and it faces problems which probably can only be solved by blockchain technology. These problems include solving sharia-compliant contract and validation. However, lots of experts in the industry are pleased about the addition of blockchain technologies, such as Ripple.

Subsequently, lots of Islamic banks and financial institutions are aiming to use blockchain technology and one financial company trailing on this is the Al Rajhi Bank – one of the most prominent Islamic banks in the world today. Al Rajhi Bank is known to be the first Islamic bank in Saudi Arabia to make use of blockchain technology, and it executes thousands of transactions daily.

The bank stated through one of its spokespeople:

Al Rajhi Bank is betting big on technology. Blockchain is just one initiative that falls under our digital growth strategy.” Al Rajhi has gone global ever since its first success with the use of blockchain technology last year.

To foster its cross-border transactions, Al Rajhi partnered with Ripple and has benefitted from Ripple’s blockchain tech. Meanwhile, Ripple’s global head of infrastructure innovation, Dilip Rao, stated that,

“Distributed ledger technology offers a more collaborative and democratic platform that can reduce costs and extend the reach of financial services into both the banked and unbanked sectors of the global economy.”

The usage of blockchain technology in the Middle East is a big drive and can help the financial sector of the region – due to the level of remittance payments that go in and out of the region.

According to a survey by the First Abu Dhabi Bank, the total remittance outlays in 2016 was more than $100 billion, and since then, the total costs of these payments have remained extremely exorbitant. Relevant to it, Rao stated that banks in the Middle East could make use of Ripple’s technology to foster their transactions and remittance payments with low cost.

Ripple and other blockchain technologies will not only foster remittance payments, but will also solve the problem of validity, and Munir (Shariyah Review Bureau general manager) has explained that blockchain technology will be used to solve the problem of forged fatwas and other Sharia certificates.

There are no doubts that blockchain will boost the financial systems of Islamic banks and other financial institutions. Ripple as the forefront technology to play this role will help reduce the hassles of cross-border transactions in Islamic finance.

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Ripple director: Banks tapping into Ripplenet to form a network to ditch SWIFT

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Director at Ripple, Susan Athey was spotted giving a presentation to the audience in a video that gone viral yesterday (but it was recorded in early Octobober, last month). In the video, she claimed that banks are tapping into the Ripplenet to form their very own network. The senior executive of Ripple affirmed that banks are doing so to ditch the obsolete SWIFT system.

As per Susan Athey, less-established countries feel disadvantage while using SWIFT since only a handful of large US institutions are responsible for everything. She also shed some light on the facts that messages on SWIFT do not work well alongside it being a slow network.

Big groups from Asia, the Middle East, and Japan have joined RippleNet already. In Susan opinion, that hints smaller countries are the earlier adopters of Ripple blockchain.

Regarding the future of currency, Ripple aims at eliminating the need of ‘hub’ for payments. If you go and book an air-ticket through a hub, you’d more likely be purchasing the ticket at a higher price. Also, if an airline has a monopoly over a hub, it can control that for its benefits.

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XRP turns green as it secures listing on new crypto exchange Shardax

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An exciting new crypto exchange Shardax, which is built to be user-friendly, fast and secure one, announced to list Ripple’s XRP just recently. And all the major cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, are still trading in red, XRP is up by 2.34% at the press time.

Since the emergence of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, crypto trading has been one of the most profitable investment options for many individuals who have an eye for emerging technology. However, considering the crypto market’s high volatility, unregulated and decentralized nature, the risks of fraud and complex technology make it problematic for new merchants and investors to venture into the industry.

Luckily, Shardax as a cryptocurrency exchange provides an alternative for investors and merchants who do not have the technical know-how or business acumen to run their due diligence on virtual currency ventures. And now the very same exciting new exchange has announced the listing of XRP.

What is Shardax Exchange? Why XRP listing on it is worth noting?

Shardax crypto exchange was launched in the third quarter of 2018, created to combine the dominance of top-tier cryptocurrency exchanges, with the capability to profit from…

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Decentralized Tron exchange hits 100m TRX trading volume, Sun eyes 500m

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The Tron community is undoubtedly taking every step possible in making sure that it does the best in the crypto world and takes the front seat. The progress TRX is making on a daily basis seems to be paying off well as it is attracting attention and for that reason, the trading activities on its decentralized exchange platform, DEX, are booming.

Tron (TRX) beats 100 million trading volume today

It has been merely a few days or so ago since DEX was discovered on Tronscan.org by Tron but the activities are ‘going crazy’ according to the blockchain firm’s founder and CEO Justin Sun. Initially, Tronscan.org DEX recorded around 25,513,713 TRX which only doubled in a day to about 57,957,467 TRX.

At that rate of increment, earlier today, it was noted today that it had reached 94 million TRX and Justin Sun seemed to be pretty sure that by today they will break the 100 million TRX mark. And guess what that has happened already.

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