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Ripple (XRP) on the verge of a ‘mega’ breakout

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Ripple (XRP) is becoming one of the biggest digital assets in the crypto-sphere. The cryptocurrency itself has claimed center stage in the crypto industry due to the distinct strides that it has achieved so far. For instance, Ripple (XRP) gained partnership within the FinTech Industry and other prominent financial companies, and so far, there have been many great news and announcements about the cryptocurrency.

Even though the altcoin still faces the massive debate on whether it is a security or not, Ripple has not been bewildered; instead, it has launched further projects like the initiative of University blockchain and other exciting partnerships.

Ripple’s Partnership with the Kuwait Finance House (KFH)

According to Ripple’s CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, the sole aim of Ripple is to solve real-life problems. However, Ripple’s payment solutions have significantly influenced the Financial Industry today. With Ripple’s xVia, xCurrent, xRapid and XRP, SMEs and FinTechs now have better alternatives for speedy cross-border transactions.

Ripple’s recent partnership with Kuwait Finance House is not a big surprise due to the fact that Ripple’s blockchain technology offers fast daily transactions – KFH is the first bank in Kuwait to partner with Ripple.

Other prominent Ripple partnership

Another notable recent partnership is with InstaREM – the leading provider of digital cross-border payments in Asia, and BeeTech, a Sao Paulo based firm. Both companies announced their intentions to use the blockchain technology of Ripple to facilitate their payments.

According to Fernando Pavani, BeeTech CEO, Ripple gives its clients the,

ability to send payments and access new suppliers across more than 60 markets through xVia, or a simple API connection.”

On the other hand, InstaREM chief executive officer, Prajity Nanu stated that the partnership aims to permit,

European consumers to get what they want when they transfer money across borders: speed and the lowest possible rates.”

At the moment, Ripple is establishing other notable partnerships with its existing customers too. For instance, its existing partnership with American Express has fostered cross-border payments, thus, helping SMEs and other business to enjoy smooth and reliable daily transactions.

Together with ripple, the companies are working to address the problems their customers face with cross-border payments.”

This was according to a statement made by the Vice President of American Express, Colin O’ Flaherty, at the Money 20/20 FinTech conference.

Ripple’s Listing on Major Platforms

Major exchange platforms have listed ripple. However, Ripple’s listing on Apple’s stocks APP is a boost not only to the cryptocurrency but also to its community.

Besides Apple’s stocks App, Ripple also got listed on Revolut and Uphold. Revolut is one of the biggest digital banking accounts that permits users to perform P2P transactions. On the other hand, Uphold is a leading platform that offers more than 1000 trading pairs with different ways of buying digital assets.

Ripple’s (XRP) Hollywood Debut

The USD 4 million donations by Ashton Kutcher on Ellen DeGeneres’s Show has shown the world why Ripple’s payment solution is the future. It is also important to note that the donation was done in 15 seconds and it was a cross-border payment to Ellen’s Wildlife Fund in Rwanda. The transaction portrays how fast Ripple’s technology is.

UBRI (University’s Blockchain Initiative) by Ripple

Ripple’s 50 MILLION USD initiative of research and development with reputable institutions is another solution to global education that Ripple has embarked on. However, Ripple said in a PR (press release) of its goal to help and enhance academic innovation and research in blockchain technology, and cryptocurrency.

As it stands, Ripple has certainly gotten the attention of students in different universities. More so, these students are developing a great interest in the research as well as developmental features of blockchain tech.

Ripple’s current market analysis

Based on CoinMarketCap stats, Ripple was in green, and there was an increase in its price at $0.65 on June 9. Then, there was a dip in the price of the cryptocurrency to $0.55 on June 14. The crypto went on that price for quite some time before it further dipped to $0.47024.

Despite being in the red right now (if we talk about last seven days, the coin has increased in value by 2.30% in last 24 hours), Ripple (XRP) has continued to stay on course by establishing further developments and partnership with the Financial Industry.

Inordinate security debate of Ripple (XRP)

Despite Ripple’s consistent partnerships and solid plans, the ample debate on whether Ripple gets regulated as a currency or security by SEC still lingers.

The influence of defining the cryptocurrency is essential because if the crypto gets declared being not a security, it will not have to obey the same rules and regulations as other conventional stocks.

At the moment, Ripple is still faced with lawsuits based on the fact that XRP was categorized as the security. Nevertheless, even as the debate remains, Ripple has increased its pace by partnering with big financial companies, creating initiatives, and growing its blockchain technology. With these, the cryptocurrency is on the verge of a ‘mega’ breakout.

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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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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

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
  • Exchange manipulation
  • 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.

Another huge risk is having to deal with…

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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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