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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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Aluna.Social is a Compelling Social Platform for Crypto Traders and Investors

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When one thinks about the social media landscape, the companies that first come to mind are most likely Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat.  These platforms are a great way to stay connected with friends, families, and colleagues, especially when geographic distance is a factor.  But, in addition to just chatting about life in general and sharing pictures, social media can be used to bridge the information gap that exists within the investment community.

Over the last decade, many trading offices have been established in large cities all over the world which allow solo traders and investors to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a workspace.  The real benefit to trading in these offices is to participate in the free flow of trading ideas and information.  Proprietary trading is one of the most challenging careers to be successful at and the exchange of ideas is almost required in order to succeed.  Traders at hedge funds and investment banks work in teams so why shouldn’t remote traders?

While these trading offices are a great way to help bridge the information gap, Aluna.Social may provide an even better way, especially as it relates to cryptocurrency trading.

Mission Statement

Aluna.Social, founded by Alvin Lee and Henrique Matias, is a multi-exchange social trading terminal for crypto traders and investors.  The goal of the platform is to help newcomers shorten their learning curve,…

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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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