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Ripple investors look for a boost as another xRapid partner confirmed

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As much as working and living far from is hard, sending your loved ones money home should not be. Ripple’s xRapid is the solution that is determined to make the cross-border transactions not only less costly but also faster. A lot of companies are trying to integrate this project to make their transactions efficient.

Yesterday, it was confirmed that SendFriend, the only international remittance platform based on the distributed ledger (blockchain) is using Ripple xRapid blockchain technology.

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The primary objective of SendFriend is to reduce the costs as well as improve the overseas workers’ lives who send money back home to their families. To ensure that they make smooth delivery of their services, the blockchain-centered remittance service has leveraged Ripple’s xRapid.

SendFriend being the only with a distributed ledger technology allows the transfer of funds across the border with its app. It merely slashes the remittance cost up to 65% by leveraging the blockchain technology.

The firm is backed by several top companies such as MIT Media Lab, Barclays, TechStars, MasterCard Foundation, and Mahindra Finance. The partnership ensures that instant cross-border transactions are as good as they say.

Also, the firm is an award winner of MIT Media Lab Translational Innovation Alliance and consists of a team that has Ex-MoneyGram as well as Ex-world Bank staff members who both seem to be passionate to bring transformation to individuals with technology.

According to David Lighton, a well known American banker, as well as the CEO of SendFriend, the partnership with xRapid will allow them on the back end to be highly efficient with the capital. He added that there all would be real-time settlements without any pre-funding or packing money in the receiving corridor as well as managing all the foreign exchange risks.

As things stand, it seems that several companies are on the move to integrate xRapid; all credit to its raw speed that has impressed almost everybody. Ripple blockchain tech is bank-friendly which makes it easier for most banks to have a thought about it. Perhaps, for SendFriend, it’s now the smartest move to enable their customers sending money to the Philippines cheaply and quickly than before.

Also, CCID (China’s Center for Information and Industry Development) released an update of their list ranking cryptocurrencies just recently, where they named Ripple as ‘innovative’ project, which tells the company is making accountable waves now as people around the world are starting to see it as a genuinely innovative entity that’s poised to solve real-world problems. And, what Ripple’s xRapid is solving is a trillion dollar problem, the cross-border settlements.

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Positive Crypto Price Trend Moves VeChain (VET)

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As many are likely aware of, the previous twelve months were not particularly friendly to cryptocurrencies, and there were two major market crashes since January 2018. However, it could be that investors’ wishes are finally coming true, as the market is currently seeing actual gains. While there is still no certainty regarding this behavior, investors around the world are finding the current development to be quite refreshing.

One interesting development that was noticed these days is the increase of VeChain’s price, which is seeing minor gains at this time.

VeChain (VET) price grows

While most cryptocurrencies experienced some extreme ups and downs during their lifetime, VeChain is usually surprisingly unaffected by the market’s behavior. In fact, its price chart typically shows no major changes, and it seems pretty flat in comparison to other cryptocurrencies.

While this may be a good thing, as the lack of volatility means that the coin is more stable than most, the fact that the price is usually not affected makes the current gains that much more peculiar.

In the last 24 hours, VeChain’s price has grown by 2.16%, placing its value at $0.00401120 at the time of writing. The growth is minor, and the coin’s value only increased by a fraction of a cent, but this is still not typical behavior for this cryptocurrency, which attracted the attention of analysts and investors…

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SOLVE Token Could Be A Huge Long-Term Winner

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A lot of articles have been written about an altcoin apocalypse.  With so many tokens entering the market, it is inevitable that not all of them will survive.  When trying to analyze pick out the best projects, the following criteria should be used:

  • Very active community
  • Strong potential for mass adoption
  • Valuable partnerships
  • Experienced leadership

If a project scores well in at least three of the above criteria, it’s a winner.  When it scores well in all four, it has the potential to be a blockbuster.  That potential blockbuster is Solve.Care.

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Solve.Care has developed a revolutionary platform that will significantly improve care outcomes by reducing healthcare administrative costs.  The platform will also go a long way toward eliminating a lot of the problems commonly seen within healthcare administration such as duplication, waste, abuse, and fraud.  I firmly expect Solve.Care to generate cost savings by facilitating peer-to-peer transactions that grant authority to stakeholders while empowering payers regarding cost control and oversight.

SOLVE token completed its token sale last year in May.  The company sold 350,000,000 tokens and still has 650,000,000 in its treasury.  The great news is that the token has been recently listed on both Bittrex and KuCoin, two of the largest and most trustworthy exchanges in the world.  Given the recent incidents, especially the Cryptopia hack, being on a trustworthy exchange is of paramount…

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Why Chinese New Year Affects Bitcoin (BTC)

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Bitcoin (BTC) lost about $100 in value in the last week, and, while reasons behind the drop in crypto prices can often be hidden and unclear — this time, that is not the case. The reason for this drop is believed to be the celebration of the Chinese New Year.

The New Year celebration was over more than a month ago for most of the modern world. However, things are a bit different in China. This is a country which is considered to be one of the oldest ones in the world, with a long and complex history. The country’s traditions are fascinating to many around the world, as so many of them are different from western culture. One of these traditions is the Chinese New Year.

The New Year celebrations in China start on January 28th, which was a week ago. The New Year itself is today, February 5th, although the celebrations and festivities are going to last until February 19th. For the people of China, and all those around the world who follow the country’s tradition, this is the time to relax, take a break, and perhaps travel and visit friends and family. But, what does it have to do with Bitcoin?

China and Bitcoin

Those who are new to the world of cryptocurrencies have likely already heard many stories about China banning Bitcoin trading and…

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