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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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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

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TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

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Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

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A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

  • Little to no transparency
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  • Privacy concerns
  • 48-72 hour wait time for withdrawals

These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

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