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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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Top 4 Cryptocurrencies to Bet on in 2019

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The crypto winter ended and Bitcoin is breaking through the $5000 resistance barrier and leading a general charge in bullishness among cryptocurrencies has seen more positivity in the market than ever before. However, before any talk of a crypto spring should start, we need to look at what happened during the winter.

Many different platforms were either fully released or improved upon significantly. There has been a surge of innovation and the crystallization of ideas. The market isn’t just about crypto trading or bitcoin trading; it has become more about what businesses will leverage blockchain in the best way. Investors need to look at what a coin offers beyond just being a cryptocurrency. What partners does it have, what is the long term plan and is it liquid enough?

Investing in altcoins has never been a better option than right now. The volatility index shows that the market is growing without having to rely on Bitcoin. While Bitcoin still determines and up or down trend, the altcoins do not follow this trend exactly. More and more tokens and coins are surviving and thriving on their own merits rather than riding in Bitcoin’s wake.

The four coins to follow are our pick for the top 4 cryptocurrencies most likely to give you substantial returns by the end of 2019.

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2019 Will Be a Big Year for Luxcore

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With the recent surge of Bitcoin in the last few weeks, many traders are hoping for a more profitable year than 2018.  Even if that comes to fruition, my advice over the past year remains the same.  Traders must look for companies and projects that offer blockchain solutions with real-world use and complete transparency.  One company that meets both of those requirements is Luxcore (LUX).

What is Luxcore?

Luxcore is a blockchain solutions and services ecosystem that focuses on developing security and privacy products.  The Luxcore platform utilizes the PHI2 algorithm powered blockchain to build a wide variety of product offerings.  One of the platform’s primary goals is to help close the gap between regular consumers and enterprise users by introducing specific use-cases for each group of users.

Exciting Roadmap for 2019

As mentioned earlier, one of the absolute requirements of building a successful blockchain project is to be fully and completely transparent.  Luxcore certainly meets that requirement with the introduction of their most recent roadmap.

The roadmap does a great job of showing which projects are in development, how far along each project is, and the expected completion date of each project.  With this, LUX traders and potentially interested consumers can follow along and monitor the status of projects that they are especially interested in.

Since many crypto projects have inevitably disappointed the market, offering…

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Can XRP Break Out of the Falling Wedge?

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XRP is the third largest cryptocurrency by market cap, which currently sits at around $13.5 billion. The coin also has a price of $0.325316 at the time of writing, after seeing a significant price correction of 4% in the last 24 hours.

Just like many other cryptocurrencies, XRP has seen massive losses during the 2018 bear market. However, this falling wedge seems to have seen a real breakout in 2019, as the crypto winter started to let go, and a lot of coins saw significant price recoveries.

XRP’s falling wedge was much more difficult to stop, which can be seen on its long-term chart. But, the recent bull runs allowed numerous cryptocurrencies to finally see growth, and XRP is definitely one of them. The charts also show that the coin’s falling wedge has seen a breakout, which is an excellent thing for the future of XRP’s price.

However, for the coin’s price to truly turn and stay bullish, XRP needs to see larger volumes. The experts believe that this is the key for a new rally, one which would allow XRP to reach true recovery.

XRP price performance and predictions

As mentioned, XRP had struggled to start growing even when most other cryptocurrencies were drawn in a number of bull runs. While the coin has been acting the same as others until mid-February, it is clear that the…

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