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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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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

Bitcoin behavior mirrors the pre-bear market situation

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

In the past few…

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IOTA (MIOTA) Pending Update Might Bring Huge Gains in Days to Come

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The crypto space is erupting once again, and if popular predictions are correct — the growth is only starting. However, in the vast sea of altcoins that hold the massive potential to go big in the future, we would like to set IOTA aside as one of the coins that might blow up quite soon.

As always, there are no guarantees of this, as the crypto space still lacks regulations, and remains highly volatile. To see proof of this, all you need to do is look at Bitcoin, which goes up by $1,000 within a day, only to slowly drop by $700 in the following week, and then repeat the process. In other words, there is still a lot of uncertainty regarding any project, and that includes IOTA.

However, even with all of that in mind, many are quite optimistic about this particular project, especially after a recent announcement. The announcement in question indicates that IOTA is about to see a massive upgrade. In most cases, this would be more than enough of a reason to expect the coin to start performing better. But, in IOTA’s case, this is nearly a guarantee that it will.

The update is believed to carry a lot of fixes for a lot of problems that traders and investors have been reporting for a while. No crypto is perfect, and since IOTA is…

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