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Ripple pilots businesses to plead US to enact an affable crypto approach

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The US has had a sturdy stand on cryptocurrency and blockchain trading. The position, however, seems to be affecting big guns in the industry. As a result, a group of companies led by Ripple has joined hands to try and convince the US legislators to implement a friendly crypto environment.

In this move, Ripple among other small start-ups will somewhat pay lobbyists in crypto. This declaration comes after the coalition stated that it would hold on a cooperation lobbyist fir, Klein/Johnson Group, which is the linchpin in Fintech problems.

The US individuals were suspended from buying or mining cryptocurrencies for some reasons. First, the state believes the use of digital currency will be used by the majority to evade paying tax. Second, villain states will use the currency and bypass the US warrants. Also, it was noted that this form of currency would facilitate illegal activities.

The climate around the US regulatory agencies such as SEC (the Securities and Exchange Commission) is making the group of major players in the industry feel endangered. These regulatory agencies have been on the hunt to shut down ICOs and illegal cryptocurrency projects. Instead of handling them like special assets or commodities, they were being treated as securities.

As of this publication, the government of US is split on how to control the cryptocurrency sector. The primary concern for the split is on how to define different kinds of cryptocurrencies that fall in the utility tokens, commodities or securities tokens categories.

Securing America’s Internet of Value Coalition is the name these major players are calling themselves. They are optimistic that the US will validate their request and allow a friendly crypto ecosystem. Above all, this will be powering force pushing and funding demonstrative legislation expected to come out of DC.

Executive chairman of Ripple, Chris Larsen said the following regarding the new collaboration:

“We understand this cryptocurrency/blockchain is complex, and there is a lot of misguidances out there. The good news is that in DC, there is a lot of interest in this topic.”

Lobbyist will be earning 25K USD per month from the coalition on top of the 10k XRP tokens that will be taken as cash in all reports to the federal lobbying companies.

Larson explained that the move to make part of the payments in digital form was a deliberate as they can study the game. As a result, they will be a position to represent cryptocurrency, XRP to be specific before legislative supremacy.

Larsen stated:

“It gives them some upside and some risk as well. Hopefully, they will get a taste of the industry in a way that hits home.”

Uncertainty surrounding Cryptocurrency Constitution and Definition

Cryptocurrencies do not fall under the very same regulatory umbrella, and this is the reason to why it’s hard to classify them. Still, this is why it’s hard to divide roles amongst the US several regulatory agencies like the CFTC and the SEC.

Multiple courts of US have added more confusion with their rulings. The most recent is that of the federal judge who announced that digital currencies should get treated as the commodities. The judgment in question is a vow that the CFTC, not the SEC should take problems surrounding cryptos care. These are good news to the crypto investors.

In a ruling, the judge responsible for making the decision said:

“the Congress enacted the securities policies to balance investments, in whatever form they are made and by whatever name they are called..”

After changing lobbyist minds in DC, the chances are that might help stimulate friendly cryptocurrency policies which are needed with the industry. Investors are monitoring how regulatory firms are reacting to products such as the Bitcoin (BTC) ETF and Bakkt, the forthcoming cryptocurrency exchange.

Considering all the legal trouble Ripple has been facing in the past, this indeed looks to be a right investment of time and sources by the blockchain firm.

And of course, if the group succeeds in making US government understand the way they want, it will be a massive win for not only Ripple or the group of businesses standing by side of it but the whole crypto industry. Time will tell if US regulators change its mind regarding crypto or not; still, the group deserves a thumbs up.

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Top 3 Cryptos to Serve as an Alternative to Bitcoin

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The crypto market continues to struggle on its way of reaching mass adoption, with most people focusing on Bitcoin. However, Bitcoin still has its fair share of problems, a few of which are quite challenging, with no guarantee that they will ever be fully solved.

While Bitcoin is, and has been the largest cryptocurrency from the moment it was created, there is no guarantee that it will remain at the number one spot forever. While this is mostly what skeptics tend to say, it is still a possibility that cannot be ignored. With that in mind, here are top 3 cryptos that might serve as an alternative to Bitcoin in the future, or maybe even now, considering how high its fees are, and how long its waiting periods tend to be.

1. XRP

XRP has become known as a ‘remittance coin’ due to its goal of providing better, faster, and cheaper international transactions. It was created by a company called Ripple Labs, and so far, it has been one of the best ways for sending money cross-border. It works in combination with Ripple’s products such as xRapid, fueling it and allowing for near-instant transactions at low fees.

The company has decided to offer its products to banks around the world, and most of the financial institutions decided to accept the offer. This is their way of trying to…

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Why HODLing XRP, BAT, and EOS is a Smart Idea

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The crypto market continues to grow, even though the prices of its many coins were severely damaged during the so-called ‘crypto winter’ of 2018. Even so, the market has grown a lot, and it currently features over 2,100 digital currencies, all parts of their own projects, with a goal of making an impact and entering the mainstream.

Of course, it goes without saying that not a lot of these coins have real potential. Many of them came to be during the ICO craze of 2017 and early 2018 when investors were willing to buy just about any coin. As a result, new startups emerged, each offering its own cryptocurrency. Most of these coins are believed to be bad projects with no future, with only a matter of time before they are declared ‘dead.’

However, there are several coins out there which are worthy of investing in, as well as HODLing on to them. Three such coins that we will focus on today are XRP, Basic Attention Token (BAT), and EOS.

XRP

Let’s start with XRP. This is a coin created by a company called Ripple Labs. As a result, the coin has a strong connection to the company, which many have taken as proof that it is not a real cryptocurrency, that it is centralized, and that it will eventually fade away as a bad project.…

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Why XRP is Worth Much Less than What Fans Expect

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The crypto world is currently facing an uncertain situation as a result of XRP value. Many fans of the digital currency are arguing that the worth should be higher than what it now. A poll taken by Twitter this year showed that 80% of the participants want XRP to be higher than Ethereum. The participant preferred the digital currency to occupy the second largest position against what experts thought. Since XRP has not offered much to improve its reputation, the participant’s reaction was surprising indeed.

From what we have seen so far, one question to ask is, why does the cryptocurrency have many supporters? The simple answer is that Ripple focuses on offering remittance services to its fans more than other digital currency. The company offers many products of which one known as xRapid a cross-border payment service impress many supporters.

Why Fans expect an increase in value

Weiss Ratings did not hide the fact that their agency is not supporting Ripple. However, they admitted that the global payment platforms which the cryptocurrency created are commendable. This commendation proves that Ripple has been impactful in that area of blockchain tech application. Also, the players in the community have seen these achievements as well. Therefore, it is not a surprise that they expect an improvement in the market cap and price of XRP

Many people have raised arguments…

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