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Ripple XRP price picks up pace as demand for xVia API increases
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Ripple XRP price picks up pace as demand for xVia API increases

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Although the price of Ripple’s XRP faced a shaky start at the beginning of 2018(as was the case with other cryptocurrencies), there seems to be growing interest for the coin in the second quarter of the year as Ripple announces more partnerships with fintech companies not to mention an upcoming Ripple (XRP) Blockchain week where Snoop Dogg is set to perform.

Snoop Dogg to perform in ripples Blockchain week

The Blockchain week is set to be a private event set to take place in New York. On Twitter, Ripple gave the XRP community a chance to win 10 tickets in an online trivia that was opened on April 26th. The private event will take place on March 15th and Snoop-Dogg (a top tier rapper in the U.S) will be performing. In addition to the planned Blockchain week, Ripple’s price has also been on a steady rise, gaining traction as well as the attention of leading fintech companies.

In fact, the long-standing third largest cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalization recently moved to announce five more new partnerships with fintech companies such as FairFx, 4Free, UniPay, MoneyMatch and RationalFX as the five new financial payment firms set to use Ripple’s xVia API to improve their global payment solutions.

What is Ripple’s xVia API solution?

According to Ripple’s website, the xVia package is reserved for corporate payment providers that are looking to use a standard interface across various networks. The xVia API is designed with a simplicity that requires no software application yet enables seamless global transactions on a transparent information-rich platform.

Growing need for xVia by fintech companies

According to Asheesh Birla (Ripple’s senior vice president), there is a growing need for seamless digital global transactions with a growing number of customers (especially in emerging markets) looking for access to global digital payment solutions while having to deal with the inefficiencies of the existing fragmented platforms.

Through xVia, fintech companies looking to offer global payment markets can maintain “single standard connection” over RippleNet and lower the rate of failure as a result. Furthermore, apart from the fact that RippleNet has the capacity to reduce costs incurred during manual reconciliation of global transactions, its xVia and xRapid solutions are capable of providing friction-less cross-border payments between banks and other fintech entities.

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VOLUM uncorks its track and trace platform for global alcoholic beverage producer ISBG

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VOLUM onboards global wine and spirits producer, ISBG, to simplify its supply chain process with a track-and-trace platform that digitizes and reduces traditional paperwork

 

ESTONIA — March 2019 — VOLUM, the blockchain ecosystem for enterprises, is announcing that ISBG, a global producer of alcoholic beverages incubator, is partnering with VOLUM to implement its platform into its sales and distribution process. The VOLUM platform digitizes and simplifies both traditional paperwork and the supply chain process, using its operational smart contracts.

 

A supply chain can be a difficult process to track and trace. A comprehensive system of organizations, activities, information, and resources have to be accounted for, not to mention the overwhelming amount of paperwork. So, what’s a large corporation to do, if it truly wants to accelerate its supply chain while cutting back on paper waste? VOLUM has developed a blockchain framework that allows enterprises to convert traditional paperwork into a digital process while safeguarding all transactions and steps within a company’s supply chain.

 

VOLUM leverages blockchain technology with an ecosystem that is specifically designed for farmers, manufacturers, distributors, public utilities, governing agencies, financial institutions, and IoT data hosts. The VOLUM…

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Blockchain-Focused ETF Arrives on London Stock Exchange

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The crypto community is still waiting for the US SEC to approve Bitcoin ETFs, with speculation which application might get approval being one of the hottest topics in 2018. However, come 2019, the US government shutdown dragged on, and the Bitcoin ETF request which had the most potential to see a grant got withdrawn by the very companies that submitted the application.

While the question of BTC ETF remains hanging in the air, blockchain-focused ETFs seem to be a different matter entirely. In a recent announcement by an independent investment managed firm called Invesco, the company has stated that it was about to launch the largest blockchain-focused ETF in the world. They managed to go through with this plan, and the ETFs have reached the London Stock Exchange today, March 11th.

The exchange-traded fund includes a portfolio containing as many as 48 different firms which are bringing exposure to the emerging technology. Among them, there is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, which is a well-known creator of chips used for crypto mining, as well as the CME Group, which is the first regulated exchange in the US which launched Bitcoin futures. There are many other well-known companies as well, such as Intel, Microsoft, and others.

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Could Jeff Bezos Turn to Bitcoin to Hide Fortune from Wife?

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has made numerous headlines recently due to his overly-publicized divorce, which shows all signs of being one of the most expensive ones — if not THE most expensive one — in modern history. According to estimates, it might cost him as much as $70 billion, which will make his soon-to-be-ex-wife the richest woman in human history.

However, as the process continues to unfold, many have started wondering if things may have ended up differently for Bezos if he turned to Bitcoin for help.

Bitcoin as a divorce tool?

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