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Ripple receives the endorsement from RBC Capital Markets

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Ripple has always been identified more as a payment solution than as a cryptocurrency itself, and this is for sure one of the more widespread perceptions in the crypto world. As a matter of fact, the conception is not that far from reality considering the incredible efforts the company has made to fight in the remittance payment sector, an environment in which Ripple has managed to create the most solid relationships with many financial institutions from all around the world.

This time, the endorsement comes from nothing else than RBC Capital Markets, one of the most reputed financial institutions in the world.

RBC Capital Markets gave a recent declaration in which speaks about the payment solutions Ripple has, and how do they think Ripple provides an outstanding service that may help the entire sector to reduce the costs and increase the effectiveness of cross-border payments as we know right now. Let’s discover all of the facts behind the declarations of  RBC Capital Markets!

Reducing costs, the primary attribute of Ripple solutions

RBC Capital Markets recently declared that the remittance market has been ruled so far by traditional remittance firms such as Western Union, and bank entities from all around the world.

However, they said as well that it was remarkable how these solutions still have a lot of friction regarding transparency, costs, and effectiveness, and for them, that’s precisely where Ripple enters the picture to serve as a crucial piece of the puzzle.

It is to be acknowledged that the blockchain has brought new variables to the table that somehow are just new in the financial industry. We can talk like this about decentralization, incredibly high transparency in transactions processes, and of course, the most remarkable of them all, the elimination of the middleman as an essential part of a payment process.

With relation to this, Ripple has gathered all of the attributes that the blockchain offers, and have merged it all in each one of the solutions that the company provides.

RBC Capital Markets has stated Ripple offers one of the cheapest solutions when it comes to cross-border payments. The company said Ripple helps to reduce the costs of transactions, and not only that, but Ripple can also improve “transparency of Forex rates and fees, before the transaction is originated, and can reduce the cost per payment for financial institutions.”

In the detailed report that RBC Capital Markets published, the company highlights the importance of the open source Ripple has created, a P2P (peer to peer) decentralized protocol that is here to stay.

Ripple has joined forces with several bank institutions at the moment, and for that, they are offering xRapid, xCurrent, and their token XRP. The most important to mention in this sense is that Ripple provides its three solutions, and they give you the chance to select the one that suits better in accordance to your needs.

For instance, if what you’re looking for is to source liquidity, xRapid would be a perfect choice. The company said,

“banks can consolidate their liquidity into one XRP account instead of holding local currency in accounts around the world” and with this, they can “minimize the number of intermediaries.”

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5 Reasons Why BAT is A Good Investment

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In their search for the next great investment opportunity, people often tend to run into Basic Attention Token (BAT). A lot of investors have developed a significant interest in the coin, and are wondering if things are truly as good as they seem.

With so many scams and fake coins out there, as well as bad investments that seem good at first, it is a good idea to be skeptical. However, in the case of BAT, many agree that the coin is an excellent investment that should not be missed or overlooked. So, today, we will discuss why this is, and why you should add BAT to your investment portfolio.

1. The project’s goal

BAT has a goal to solve a problem that all of us are already very familiar with, and that is the issue of online ads. For a lot of people, ads are annoying, often irrelevant, and they tend to pop up in all the wrong moments. No to mention that they are intrusive, advertisers steal or buy your private data in order to process it and target you with more appropriate ads, and more.

Most people choose to deal with this by installing ad block extensions. However, what if there is a better way to go around it?

This is where BAT comes in. The project uses its technology to solve this problem by blocking ads unless users decide to interact with them by…

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How and when Electroneum (ETN) mass adoption will catch fire

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Before we talk about how Electroneum is thriving towards mass adoption, let’s take on some basics. What is the meaning of “mass adoption” and what cryptocurrencies could really achieve it? The answer to these two questions will ultimately determine the destiny of the cryptoverse.

Sooner or later some tokens will become useful (and used by) a lot of people in the real world. That will create demand for those tokens and that demand will bring its value up. It will be the point at which the crypto market becomes mature, one that answers to real economic forces (such as supply and demand) instead of being a toy for speculators as it still is today.

So let’s start at the beginning. Mass adoption means that, given any kind of technology, product or commodity, at least seven out of ten people know what it and what they can do with it. This definition doesn’t take into account if they actually use it, only if they know about it. Think about Facebook, for instance. Not everybody you know has an active account there.

But chances are almost everybody you know understands what it is and that they could start using it anytime they wanted (if they’re not using it already) at a rate higher than 70%. Maybe a more explicit example is coffee. The percentage of coffee drinkers in the US is about 83% which is enough to ensure it’s mass-adopted. And everybody…

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Stellar Lumens and XLM: All you need to know

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Stellar Lumens is a blockchain project that includes the XLM token. It’s meant to connect banks, payments, and people. How? By making money transfers around the world quicker, safer, more efficient, available to people that are usually outside the banking system at a cost so low that it’s almost free.

Millions of people are using Stellar already. It’s considered to be the closest project to Ripple (hence, its main competitor). But Stellar has found more use cases than Ripple so far and a strategic alliance with IBM. Those two things will end up determining Stellar’s success in the long run.

Stellar’s leadership, staff, and the team have raised a few doubts in the past. This project was founded by Jed McCaleb who also founded Ripple and eDonkey. The network’s governance and centralization could improve regarding transparency as well.

That being said, Stellar’s adoption and development have grown exponentially in a short time. It’s become one of the leaders regarding blockchain structure. And it’s been in the crypto verse’s spotlight for several reasons.

With all those successes, Stellar Lumens could do a better job when it comes to decentralized apps. In third-generation blockchain projects, smart contracts and dApps are crucial. This could allow competitors like Tron, Ripple or EOS to gain advantages over Stellar.

But Stellar’s versatility is such that it might disrupt many different markets. As a payment tool, it can affect the virtual (and the real-world)…

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