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Ripple Q2 headway, XRP had the best quarter in history despite prices slump

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The official XRP markets report of the second quarter of the year has just been released by Ripple Labs, a document that gives us a clearer definition of all of the developments and moves that took place over the last 3 months of the year with the XRP token. Like this, a broader view appears in the scene at an institutional level, and investors by their part can have a bigger understanding of the XRP landscape, what has been going on, and what’s most likely to occur in the coming days.

Similarly, one of the most important facts of the document is that shows the slump in the prices that the XRP token has been facing lately, is in fact, something that is more related to the conditions of a young and immature market, than with a relation to inefficiencies with the token and the strategies it has been deploying.

As it seems, the second quarter of the year was actually the best, historically speaking, when it comes to the number of users that signed in to Ripple. Let’s see the main reasoning behind this, and the fundamental facts of the report.

Numbers on the report

One of the most interesting facts explained in the report is that Ripple recently sold $73 million of XRP tokens which represent an account of 0.125% of the total transaction volume of XRP. The same way, 3 billion out the 55 placed in escrow was released in Q2, and 2.7 billion bounced back to the escrow.

Let’s recall that Ripple uses an escrow that parallelly depends on other independent escrows that release the amount of 1 billion XRP monthly. The way it functions responds to the target of constructing greater limits of new XRP put into circulation for users to interact with. Regarding this, Ripple has stated:

“The amount of XRP actually released into circulation will likely be much less than this. Any additional XRP leftover each month will be placed into a new escrow to release in the first month in which no escrow currently releases.”

Ripple’s ecosystem

Ripple has been working on the development of their very own ecosystem, and this is something that was supported by the remaining 300 million XRP in the second quarter. Consequently, the company announced back in May the launch of a financing program called Xpring with which the blockchain firm aims to help with the construction of the ecosystem and at the same time, the development of new uses for the XRP token.

That said, we also need to keep in mind that with the launch of Xpring, another masterpiece that enters the landscape is Coil, with a partnership that seeks to make usage of the XRP token along with ILP (Interledger Protocol) in order to allow support to digital content by utilizing micropayments.

Conclusion

At the moment of writing the price of the XRP token is priced at $0.460582, a value that actually has been oscillating between $0.40 and $0.50 during the last couple of months. This mainly responds to the immaturity of the market and the volatility that characterizes it, but in terms of signs and users Ripple actually closed the past quarter with one of the brightest results ever. Regarding this the company has stated:

“The tight correlation is indicative of a market that is still in its infancy. Traders have yet to distinguish among the intrinsic values of the best known digital assets. As the industry matures and decides what it deems most useful and valuable, we should expect to see more separation.”

To sum up, despite the results it seems like the market, and more specifically the XRP token, has been growing up and transforming into a valuable digital asset, so it’s just a matter of time while the conditions tend to be positive again.

In fact, every day, it results more notable how “financial institutions are beginning to build crypto divisions and establish technological solutions to take advantage of the opportunity at hand.” A fact that gives us a positive sentiment of what can happen with Ripple (XRP) next. So stay tuned. Great things are coming.

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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

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
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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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