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Ripple XRP Prepares for a Fight in court with representation from former SEC officials

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Ripple XRP has been in the headlines for all the good reasons lately. From the launch of the SBI virtual currencies exchange to millions in donations being made in Ripple XRP to just courses, there is no end to the Ripple effect all around mainstream media at the moment. However, one of the most pressing issues about this real-time gross settlement cryptocurrency, despite its success, is the fact that it’s mostly misunderstood by the cryptocurrency community.

Why they hate Ripple XRP

Most seasoned cryptocurrency traders wouldn’t touch Ripple XRP not even with a ten-foot pole, and for a good reason. Since Ripple works to partner with banking institutions globally, such investors imagine that it is a centralized coin that only uses the term Blockchain to gain traction and nuance from already existing digital solutions. After all, the Bitcoin revolution was all about paving a new path, away from the mainstream financial institutions. Therefore, Ripple XRP might appear to be the old wine in the new skin to most.

However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Ripple XRP and Ripple the company are two completely separate entities. While the latter is the company that founded the former, the XRP cryptocurrency is a distributed ledger that is completely independent of the Ripple the company.

The lawsuit

On the other hand, there will be some cryptocurrency traders and investors who will regard Ripple XRP as a security for Ripple the company. In fact, it has only been a couple of weeks since Ripple got sued by an investor who claimed that he lost his investment while buying and selling XRP. He went on to file a class action lawsuit against Ripple alleging that state and federal securities laws have been violated by the company.

In response, Ripple has indicated in a statement reported by CoinDesk saying that they are “ready to fight this opportunistic suit in an appropriate federal court.”

Ripple also mentioned that it is “Confident that the claims regarding XRP are completely unfounded both in law and fact”

Former SEC officials

Furthermore, court records show that the Ripple is being represented by Mary Jo White and Andrew Ceresney. The interesting and most ironic part about the suit is that the two formerly worked with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ceresney formerly served as an enforcement director at SEC from 2013 in April to 2016 December. While White, on the other hand, served as the chairwoman of the SEC during the Obama administration to its end last year.

Currently, the court case has shifted to the US District Court for the Northern District of California from its previous proceedings at the San Francisco County Superior Court.

Since the filling of the lawsuit last month, Ripple has been on the defense disputing the basis of the lawsuit that classified Ripple XRP as securities for Ripple (the Blockchain startup).

In an interview with CoinDesk, Ripple’s head of corporate communication was quoted saying that ripple will “assess the merit or lack of merit of the allegation at the appropriate time.” He also went on further to mention that the decision to classify XRP as a security is “for the SEC to decide” and that Ripple maintains its stance that XRP is not and should not be classified as a security. Given that the two Ripple representatives are former SEC officials, it will be interesting to see how the courts rule out the case.

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
  • Exchange manipulation
  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

Another huge risk is having to deal with…

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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.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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