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Ripple price might see a sharp rise again when new payment option spreads

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We all know, recently, Ripple had a significant price surge, making its value to increase more than 60% in a week. It has been speculated that the reason for the recent price surge was due to the upcoming launch of XRapid – a new means of payment that will help the transactions of financial industries.

However, there could be another price surge with Ripple after a new means of payment for content creators through a technology startup company called Coil gets declared.

It is necessary to note that Coil is a tech startup based in San Francisco, United States. A former Ripple executive founded the company. Coil has decided to benefit content creators through a means known as Web Monetization – a way in which websites can get paid using Interledger directly.

During the recent price surge, Ripple (XRP) value increased drastically and helped its market capitalization surpass that of Ethereum within 24 hours. Although, the current price of crypto is still below its all-time price.

At the press time, Ripple is trading above $0.53, with a market cap of $21 billion. The coin currently occupies the No.3 position according to market capitalization.

Platforms such as YouTube, Twitch, and Wikipedia have been incorporated into Coil’s platform, which means that viewers can now be able to donate XRP tokens to these platforms.

Through this, Coil will charge $5 monthly for subscribing to its service – but it currently is on invite only. Although, the platform is warming up to register users very soon.

Subsequently, Ripple’s former executive stated through a Medium post that:

For decades, people have discussed the potential of micropayments to support content creators that would move us away from the broken ad-supported web.”

He further added,

Others have created subscription services that bundle content. But micropayments and subscriptions have always been built as closed systems, which fail to capture the huge variety of content on the web.”

Coil is set to be in stiff competition with web browser Brave and ChangeTip, being that both platforms offer the same services as Coil. But the only difference is, both of them do not make use of blockchain technology whereas Coil does.

Also, Sagar Sarbhai, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regulatory relations head at Ripple, revealed to CNBC that xRapid would go live next month.

It is important to note that xRapid is one of Ripple’s products that will help XRP. xRapid will speed the money transactions with banks and other FinTech companies. That could also increase the price of XRP and increase mass adoption of Ripple blockchain.

Ripple’s community is happy with the increased rate of mass adoption from various notable financial companies. Marcus Treacher, Ripple’s the global head of strategic accounts, has laid more emphasis on Ripple’s mass adoption and stated,

RippleNet’s newest corridors have a combined potential market that totals over $2 Billion in inflows over the last year: InstaReM and RationalFX opened up new corridors from the United Kingdom to Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Remitr and FlitterWave established a RippleNet corridor to Nigeria from Canada, the first connection on RippleNet in Africa. BeeTech and InstaRem creators from Brazil to Spain, Italy, Germany, France, and Portugal.”

Conclusively, we shouldn’t be surprised if we see a drastic increase in the price of Ripple before the year closes.

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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.  

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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

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  • Constant fear of hackers
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  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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