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Is Ripple (XRP) on the cusp of taking over the world?

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The price of cryptocurrencies has been on a low and stagnant for some time now. However, people who invest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Tron, Neo, etc. all believe they have the next big digital asset that is poised to breakout. But, for crypto like XRP, what makes this digital asset so unique and its investors very smart?

Lots of investors look for history books or excellent blockbuster news that will put Ripple on the front-line to only assure them that Ripple (XRP) will be successful. Well, in the crypto-market things doesn’t work that way; instead, you need to take a look at general principles and the basics to guide you on how to know if XRP will be successful.

Ripple meets with banking industry members in Dubai next week – What does that mean for XRP?

As we know, Ripple (XRP) is a blockchain platform that is dedicated to using its technology to solve problems that banking systems face daily. Ripple (XRP) is poised to make cross-border transactions easier and faster.

Ripple is said to meet with its banking industry members in Dubai next week to debate on the incorporation of RippleNet and xCurrent. It is important to note that RippleNet and xCurrent are already adopted in a network which comprises more than 100 banks globally.

We should also anticipate the meeting to discourse Ripple XRP since XRP is the company’s most important technology.

Ripple team published a post on their official blog, which features interesting facts:

“The decentralized network of banks across the world is over 100 strong. Next week in Dubai, members of the network will meet in Dubai, members of the network will meet to forge new connections and discuss how they use Ripple technology – sharing lessons learned and best practices”

Ripple, through its press release, made further emphasis on why such meetings are highly crucial for regional banks:

“For regional banks, events like these provide critical opportunity to create relationships that open new remittance corridors.”

Lots of rumors have emerged from crypto enthusiasts that the conference in Dubai will increase Ripple adoption on various businesses to make cross-border transactions more natural and faster.

Other supporters further said that the meeting would also facilitate the use of xRapid platform based on Ripple (XRP) cryptocurrency. Therefore, if that is true, Ripple should build a foundation for XRP to be implemented as a currency for inter-banking transactions.

Ripple lays off the “marginal improvement” of Swift GPI

Ripple recently lays off the improved technology of its rival, Swift GPI, saying that the improvement on GPI by Swift is,

“just a marginal improvement on a very old architecture.”

It is important to note that Swift GPI reduces the time in which payments can be made to less than thirty minutes in almost 50 percent of the times that it was used (100% of the times in 24 hours) – although, Swift GPI doesn’t make use of blockchain technology.

Over the years, Swift GPI has been used as the standard for payments in the Financial Industry; this week, Swift GPI announced that it would introduce more than 100,000 banks to its network to facilitate cross-border financial settlements.

Emi Yoshikawa, director of the Joint venture partnership of Ripple, disclosed that Swift’s invention, GPI, can’t match with the Fintech firm’s payments establishment.

At EmTech Hong Kong (an event fueled by MIT Technology Review ), Emi Yoshikawa stated,

“Swift was built 40 or 50 years ago. Before the internet was created. So their architecture is very old. They realize that this is a big problem and they consider us a big competitor. They’re also trying to make a big improvement based on the existing architecture, called Swift GPI. We consider it is just a marginal improvement of their existing architecture”

Although, Swift tried using blockchain earlier, in April 2017, by deploying proof of concept. The company made it clear that they weren’t entirely convinced by the outcome even though it was inspiring. With that, the head of developments and research at SWIFT made it clear to GTR that the technology is at its early stages, but his team is open to making use of the blockchain tech in the future.

However, with this in mind, it tells you two things: Swift knows that Ripple is a ‘big threat’ and xRapid is on course to take over the world. Secondly, that xRapid is vastly superior in the world today.

Final Words

Ripple’s meeting with its banking members in Dubai will get Ripple the opportunity to partner with the likes of Bank of America, Standard Charter banks, and banks in Dubai and Saudi Arabia.

Also, with Ripple (XRP) partnering with these financial institutions, more banks and companies in the Financial Industry will opt for Ripple due to the high need for a more cost-effective system. When this is done, the volume will run; XRP will be favored; investors will make their money. Hopes and analysis both look good, let’s see what time brings for Ripple, though.

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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.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

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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.

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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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