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Ripple tech has no limitations, and is safe, says Santander Executive Chairwoman

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Santander OnePay FX is a foreign exchange service which uses Ripple technology to make international money transfers within the same day. Santander’s blockchain-powered exchange is currently in 4 various countries – the U.K., Poland, Spain, and Brazil.

However, according to Ana Botin, executive chairwoman Santander group, they expect a broader roll-out in the coming months where the group will introduce the service to the additional countries for various small businesses. Also, there’s a possibility of extending the product’s availability to financial institutions.

Are There Any Limitations?

It is excellent to note that even though blockchain tends to be capacity-limited, the service has no limitation at all – thanks to the volumes that are available.

Foreign exchange transactions of the four countries that the app covers account for almost half the bulk of the bank’s retail consumers. Furthermore, for two years, the bank has been trialing the service among the staff in the U.K., and it has been perfect. That all is what the Executive Chairwoman of Santander Group, Ana Botín itself says.

Ana Botín further said that the blockchain based solution does not have any limitation and instead it works, is safe, and fully compliant. The executive chairwoman when addressing the safety concern, assured consumers of absolute safety as all the local regulations were complied with.

Undoubtedly, as it seems seeing the facts till date, the blockchain-based ways for payments are faster, more cost-effective, more efficient, safe, and secure. The fact that the bank plans to implement the technology into several markets by summer (pretty soon) makes the potential-experience precisely as what everyone expects from a global bank like Santander.

Now, no more waiting for more than three days or so for the transactions, thanks to transactions via the Santander One Pay FX. On the other hand, partnering and now getting praised by a giant bank like Santander is good news for Ripple as it helps to boost company’s and its cryptocurrency, XRP’s, market cap.

Not only has Ripple partnered with Santander bank but also with multiple banks as well as other financial institutions.

Ripple’s MoneyTap Around the Corner

Japanese fintech SBI Holdings made it public to launch an application based on Ripple technology named MoneyTap for mobile payments.

The app is meant to make all bank transfers easier, cheaper, faster, and flexible. While making the announcement, CEO SBI Ripple Asia Takashi Okita, stated that the MoneyTap would improve the payment infrastructure in Japan significantly.

How is Ripple’s XRP Doing at the moment?

Ripple (XRP) is among the most talked about cryptocurrencies nowadays, which is not a surprise given that it’s the highly real-life integrated crypto in the market at present. Additionally, it has been tested by several banks, financial services, and banking institutions for transactions on the global scale.

Currently, Ripple’s XRP sits at third place among the digital coins and trades slightly above $0.27. On Sunday XRP was at $0.2726 to mean that it has not recovered, but recovery is expected in next 24 hours; however, it might be limited as there is no momentum. The current value is still much far from Ripple’s all-time high earlier January this year when it hit $3.33 mark.

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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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Can Libra help the crypto industry to reach new heights?

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Libra is motivated and determined to change the face of payment procedures across the globe and make the blockchain-based project the leaders of payments.
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The market for cryptocurrencies started with the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, and since then, so many cryptocurrencies have been launched that it gets hard to keep track of them. The crypto market has seen massive growth in the past 3-4 years as it started gaining attention from mass media, which helped in this boom.

From the past 2-3 years, several new cryptocurrency projects were launching in the market. Amid all this, the social media giant – Facebook announced the launch of their cryptocurrency platform, and this news got viral like wildfire. The announcement came forward in June, and the upcoming cryptocurrency is known as Libra, and it’ll come with its dedicated wallet called Calibra.

What is Libra?

Libra is a permissioned blockchain-based digital currency which is being developed under the supervision of Facebook’s vice president, David A. Marcus. The cryptocurrency is under development in partnership with an independent, non-profit member Libra Association. Facebook is the second member of the project, and these companies aim to use Facebook’s user base for the promotion of the digital currency when it is launched. The transactions and the cryptocurrency will be managed and cryptographically entrusted by the Libra Association.

Note: Libra Association was established by Facebook to look after the cryptocurrency and the transactions, and it was founded in Geneva, Switzerland.

The development of…

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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