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Ripple (XRP) is the bank industry’s lady in red. Here’s why

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Ripple XRP is the third largest (or I’d say third most successful) cryptocurrency in the world by market capitalization. Ripple’s blockchain technology has found ways to make international transactions quicker, safer, cheaper, and more efficient so many banks and other financial institutions are adopting it to carry out their daily transactions. Ripple’s innovations are remarkable and they are quickly becoming the financial’s world cryptocurrency of choice.

The firm is based in San Francisco, California since 2012. Chris Larsen and Jed McCaleb are the founders. They created and developed the Ripple Payment Protocol and Exchange Network (which was called Opencoin at the beginning but was renamed Ripple labs in 2015.) The CEO is Mr. Brad Garlinghouse.

Ripple’s way vs the traditional way

Ripple’s way of doing business is very different, of course. That’s why it’s been so successful so far. Here are some of the main differences:

  • Ripple’s transfers allow for a rich information exchange between parties while the traditional keep them to a minimum.
  • The exchange in traditional transactions is carried out through the fixed correspondent method. It’s the way in which the exchange rate is chosen for any given transaction. Ripple uses an automated instant auction for liquidity, FX assuring and provision which ensures that the rate will always be better than traditional transfers.
  • Ripple (XRP) can convert currencies even in cases in which such conversion is not available in traditional methods.
  • Ripple’s method takes mere seconds to complete a transaction while the traditional way usually takes from three to four days.

Ripple: The banks’ new lady in red

Ripple’s focus on optimizing international trade and payments is unparalleled in the cryptocurrency world. That’s why banks and financial institutions the world over are going crazy over it. It makes them better banks, more efficient, safer, cheaper. XRP has become an alt-coin that’s become highly friendly and desirable for the financial community the world over.

Ripple’s transfers are nearly instantaneous and the fee it charges to banks and institutions is lower than any other coin available. Compare this to Bitcoin, which can need as much as ten minutes to complete a single payment operation. Ripple’s transfers are insanely cheap, they remove lifting fees, board rates, charges caused by the SWIFT system, Nostro accounts and all those charges that seem hidden to end users.

Adoption and partnerships

Ripple’s functionality has allowed it to secure partnerships with some of the world’s most important banks. Here are some of them:

  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG). It’s the world’s fifth-largest bank with $2.6 trillion in assets. It was one of the first banks to join Ripplenet.
  • Credit Agricole is Europe’s third-largest bank, worth $1.82 trillion.
  • Banco Santander has a huge global presence. They developed the first mobile app that uses Ripple’s xCurrent technology to make global payments.
  • Mizuho Financial Group.
  • Axis Bank, from India.
  • Standard Chartered Bank, from Singapore.
  • Rak Bank, from the UAE.

More than seventy-five financial institutions all over the world have already adopted Ripple and some other thirty are experimenting with it.

Ripple is banking’s future: Here’s why

Members of the world’s financial community find it easy to trust those other members who are actually following regulations and guidelines to guarantee the service’s quality. The increasing rate at which banks everywhere are adopting Ripple shows they’re confident and committed to the new technology.

They’ve realized it is the best current alternative for faster, safer, cheaper payment settlements and transfers. This also works to the banks’ customers advantage as they usually prefer to trust banks over non-banking institutions they don’t really know anything about. This puts Ripple way ahead of the pack.

Last but not least, XRP remains cheap to this day so as demand grows for it, its potential for performance and growth can only explode. If Ripple’s XRP manages to be adopted by the world’s banks, it could very well leave Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) behind.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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