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ComBank partners with Ripple for blockchain powered transfers

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Earlier this week, the banking-world got introduced to the news that The Commercial Bank of Ceylon, had agreed to partner with RippleNet, a global settlement platform leveraging Ripple’s Blockchain technology that enables both inward and outward blockchain technology-powered settlements to take place. These inward and regulator accepted outward blockchain transfers are virtually instant and super secure.

By partnering with RippleNet, The Commercial Bank of Ceylon guarantees payments get done and received promptly by their customers with an end-to-end tracing and tracking solution. The whole process of transferring payments is completed in a transparent and tamper-proof manner that also allow the transfer of lower monies that are reasonable due to the low charge rates that are associated with them, the Bank’s management disclosed.

Ripple blockchain technology allows users to have a simplified and seamlessly experience by offering a straightforward payment settlement process; thanks to the removal of numerous steps in the systematic process. Blockchain technology has also made it easy to move funds on a real-time basis, contributing to improved productivity.

Also, while traditional money transfer regulations require a third-party to handle the authorization and release of payments, Ripple blockchain tech removes this middleman requirement that consumes time. Blockchain’s decentralized structure is one of the core reasons why the money transfer process takes place at super-fast speeds while costing less.

Worth noting, the Ripple technology possesses attributes that prevent any unauthorized entity from accessing the payment data and is additionally equipped with an anti-fraud attribute that makes it cumbersome for hackers to gain access into transactions.

Thanks to its advanced technology, the Ripple network links banks, payment providers, and financial institutions ensuring users enjoy a seamless experience in sending and receiving money globally.

Back to ComBank, The Commercial Bank is one of the significant financial players in Sri Lanka in the area of money transfer, offering customers a wide range of services. Some of the services they provide include ‘e-Exchange,’ which happens to be the bank’s own advanced real-time online currency transfer service rivaling other giant providers such as Ria, Express Money, and MoneyGram in the country.

Following Ripple’s backbone technology, the blockchain is positioned to bring innovation in the area of cross-border money transfers given that The Commercial Bank is going to implement this its services in Sri Lanka. Other financial players are also warming up to the idea of partnering with RippleNet.

To those who do not know, one of the core strengths associated with The Commercial Bank is its island-wide network that is comprised of 263 branches, many of which operate even during public, mercantile, and bank holidays in Sri Lanka.

Receivers of money transfers sent to the Bank enjoy multiple benefits such as steadfast customer care services for money transfers and SMS alerts facilities once funds are received and are ready to be disbursed. Other benefits include over 50-holiday banking centers and hypermarket counters.

Ripple’s partnership with The Commercial Bank is not a little fete, as the bank is the only Sri Lankan financial institution to be rated among the leading 1000 banks globally for eight consecutive years straight. ComBank has won over 50 local and international awards from 2016 to date.

ComBank influence seems to be international as it overseas operations that incorporate Bangladesh, where the financial institution run 19 outlets. In Myanmar, the bank has a representative office in Yangon and the Maldives; the bank has a fully committed Tier I Bank that enjoys a majority stake. ComBank also has Microfinance business in Nay PyiTaw, and in Italy, the Bank operates its money remittance service.

It is without a doubt that the partnership between Ripple and ComBank will be beneficial to both parties as they both bring a lot of goodies on the table. It is a space worth watching.

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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.

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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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