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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.

Susan noted that it’s the kind of feeling that smaller banks and countries have when they need to rely on large US institutions as they have to pay mark-ups and face delays. That’s precisely what the blockchain firm aims to do, enabling everyone into saving money on cross-border settlements. With its blockchain tech, anyone doesn’t need to go through any hub. Susan was quoted saying,

“We’ll basically create a peer-peer network that will allow them to move money among themselves instantly without having to go through that”

The director at Ripple also affirmed that aside of those, countries are also using cryptocurrency (XRP), and right now most of them are remittance providers. As the video went viral, the XRP community jumped onto it to share their excitement and thoughts.

A Twitter user who goes by the handler @ChristianTesto1 said,

“Interesting video, but what stops a number of giant banks from buying the bulk of XRP for xRapid use and thus monopolise the cross border settlement market and shaft the smaller banks to the side? Yes they get rid of swift but then create another monster. Just a thought.”

@DiepSanh (the Twitter user who posted the video upfront) jumped in and gave a less-impactful answer to the critical question saying,

“Like Susan said in the video, for small players that are not well-served, using SWIFT will be very inefficient for them as they have to pay a premium.”

Nevertheless, Ripple has done excellent work concerning making major banks all around the world to use its blockchain. Just yesterday, the second biggest bank of Malaysia, CIMB, joined the Ripplenet. Reportedly, InstaReM is going to be the bridge between Ripple and its new member CIMB bank for the payments.

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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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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

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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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IOTA (MIOTA) Pending Update Might Bring Huge Gains in Days to Come

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The crypto space is erupting once again, and if popular predictions are correct — the growth is only starting. However, in the vast sea of altcoins that hold the massive potential to go big in the future, we would like to set IOTA aside as one of the coins that might blow up quite soon.

As always, there are no guarantees of this, as the crypto space still lacks regulations, and remains highly volatile. To see proof of this, all you need to do is look at Bitcoin, which goes up by $1,000 within a day, only to slowly drop by $700 in the following week, and then repeat the process. In other words, there is still a lot of uncertainty regarding any project, and that includes IOTA.

However, even with all of that in mind, many are quite optimistic about this particular project, especially after a recent announcement. The announcement in question indicates that IOTA is about to see a massive upgrade. In most cases, this would be more than enough of a reason to expect the coin to start performing better. But, in IOTA’s case, this is nearly a guarantee that it will.

The update is believed to carry a lot of fixes for a lot of problems that traders and investors have been reporting for a while. No crypto is perfect, and since IOTA is…

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