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XRP might hit the skies finally, probably last chance to get on Ripple train

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Ripple (XRP) is on the brink of becoming one of the main cryptocurrencies to be used by banks and other financial institutions. At the moment, XRP investors are set to see some life-changing developments with Ripple.

It is important to know that in the last seven days, XRP increased by 27.87% – much higher than Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, and Stellar. We shouldn’t be surprised if XRP overthrows Ethereum in its position because, in the end, XRP will be a digital asset that offers better utility to the world.

Ripple Partners with 3 top cryptocurrency exchanges for its international payments

To enhance xRapid-powered global payments, crypto exchanges such as Bittrex, Bitso, and Coins.ph have been picked by Ripple for banks using XRP. XRP will be used to facilitate transactions between global banks.

Ripple stated:

These exchanges will enable xRapid payments to move from one cryptocurrency- into XRP- and back into another currency efficiently and quickly.”

Subsequently, these three crypto exchanges will assist transactions that used XRP between USD, Philippine, and Mexican Pesos.

Ripple, through its chief, Cory Johnson stated:

Bittrex is one of the biggest names in digital asset trading in the U.S. The same applies to Bitso in Mexico and Coins.ph in the Philippines. That makes today’s announcement an important development for xRapid.”

It is important to know that companies that make use of xRapid stated that they save up to 70% of the cost for the cross-border transaction.

Ripple’s chief further added that its recent progress is the vital one for xRapid and xCurrent:

We’ve seen several successful xRapid pilots already, and as we move the product from beta to production later this year, these exchanges partners will allow us to provide financial institutions with the comfort and assurance that their payments will move seamlessly between different currencies.”

In accordance to Johnson’s announcements, the xRapid product will move from its testing phase to the production phase.

Johnson stated the real reason why Ripple chooses Mexico, the U.S, and the Philippines by saying:

Why did we choose, of all countries, preferred partners in Mexico and the Philippines? The four largest incoming remittance countries (two of which shun crypto business) are India, China, Mexico and the Philippines.”

On the other hand, the Chief of Coin.ph also commented on the recent partnership with Ripple:

We are excited to be partnering with Ripple to bring the benefits of blockchain technology to cross-border payment, making sending money home more affordable for 10M+ overseas Filipino workers.”

Additionally, Binance also collaborated with Ripple on the launch of its new crypto exchange called Liechtenstein Cyptoassets Exchange (LCE). This was revealed through a tweeted picture by Michael Arrington showing him with the CEO of Binance Changpeng Zhao along with Ripple’s SVP Ethan Beard for the launch of new Binance cryptocurrency exchange. As a result of this collaboration, Ripple’s price surged at that time by 7.84%.

There are some strong sings that Ripple (XRP) could hit the moon in no time and we shouldn’t be surprised if this occurs sooner than later. Nevertheless, this is the right time to invest and get on the Ripple train before it is too late. Of course, use your very own common sense and research.

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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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