The Sibos 2018 is in session. It’s the world’s most important conference on financial services. This year’s theme is “Enabling the digital economy,” and one of the options included is none other than Ripple. This is important as it’s bringing blockchain technology as a mainstream option for banks and financial institutions which are, traditionally, prone to be very conservative and to reject changes in their way of doing things.
The conference’s organizers have chosen four themes to flesh out the way in which financial institutions must adapt to the new digital world regarding services:
- The way in which data, artificial intelligence, and robotics are pushing services and innovation forward, and how they are forcing for business models to renew.
- The new technologies and paradigms that can tackle financial crime by sharing relevant information.
- Facing the challenges posed by cybersecurity in the new digital economy.
- Adaptation to the world’s new geopolitical and regulatory priorities.
- Sibos is being held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) at Sydney, Australia. It’s the third time the conference is held in this city, which is a good scenario for Sibos because this is a city that combines energy, innovation, and infrastructure. It’s the 40th event of its kind, and Swift organizes it.
Here’s the exciting thing: SWIFT is the currently dominant system for international money transfers and payments. Should you want to send money from the USA to, say France (or Mexico, or Indonesia), the operation would be done using SWIFT, and this is the institution that sponsors this conference.
Ripple is trying to take over SWIFT‘s business by using a combination of blockchain technology, partnerships with many of the world’s banks (called RippleNet), Ripple’s native software platforms (such as xRapid) and Ripple’s native cryptocurrency, called XRP.
So correct me if I am wrong. Ripple is explaining RippleNet at the Sibos conference organized by SWIFT? Our direct competition Swift? pic.twitter.com/0BXE3B0mKt
— TheBeatbox (@BeatboxThe) October 4, 2018
Inside and outside of the cryptosphere there’s been a lot of skepticism about Ripple’s obsessive mission to insert itself into the traditional financial system. Traditional banks do not trust cryptocurrencies because they are very conservative and the crypto market has been very volatile since its inception.
On the crypto community side, the skepticism is rooted in Bitcoin’s original mission, as stated by Satoshi himself: to get rid of all fiat currencies and the world’s financial system, so for crypto purists, Ripple is working for the enemy, so to speak.
In any case, the fact that Ripple has been chosen for inclusion in a mainstream event such as this is good news not just for that project but also for all crypto-coins. It means that the world, at long last, is paying attention to all the benefits that any traditional business (banks, in this particular case) can get from adopting the blockchain.
It’s a potential recognition from the banks that the world is changing and that they must come up with new strategies that can deal with the modern world’s needs. If there’s one thing for you to take away from this piece of Ripple news, it’s quite simple: cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, and the crypto world are not a weird hobby for nerds anymore.
The world is paying attention, and some of the world’s most influential industries are incorporating it into their business model. This is great news for the crypto community as real-world usefulness can only create demand for XRP and other tokens and that will drive the market up.
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FOTON Bank Is Launching An All-in-One Crypto Banking Service to Process up to 500 Transactions per Second
The decentralized FOTON project is launching its next-generation crypto-bank ecosystem to stimulate and facilitate the use of cryptocurrency payments worldwide, as stated in the official press release published by the company.
The statement issued by the FOTON project on December 3, referred to the launch of a decentralized crypto-bank designed for multi-currency transactions featuring a built-in fiat and cryptocurrency exchange system and instant contactless payments for goods and services worldwide. The system is intended to become a stable and flexible ecosystem that will enhance scalability for services related to financial assets, exchange solutions, cards, accounting, and business/customer services.
The technology being employed in the design of the ecosystem was specifically created to tackle some of the most critical issues facing the modern banking system, as well as the widespread adoption and application of cryptocurrencies in routine business transactions. The issues the FOTON project’s ecosystem seeks to solve include overregulation, bureaucracy, centralization, system faults, volatility, legal constraints and complications related to practical use.
“We are creating the ecosystem that will prove to be the impetus and basis the crypto market needs to make the effective transition to becoming the next global banking system,” as stated by Andrey Pashkevich, CEO and Co-founder of FOTON.
“The time to buy is when there’s blood on the streets” – Baron Rothschild
You have probably heard these stories, but let me explain why they are as important today as they were 100 years ago when first spoken. Not only that, it is just as relevant today. A bit of a background first.
Napoleon was at war with England. The Battle of Waterloo, it was England’s last chance to save itself, and remain as England. Baron Rothschild was standing at his post in the London stock exchange. If England wins, the market will rally, if Napoleon wins, it will go to shit. Baron Rothschild sends his private messenger to Waterloo and demands that he return to him and report who won the war.
His messenger does so and makes it in time before the public knows anything. England had won the Battle of Waterloo. At his stand on the exchange, what does Barron do? You would think buy up stocks right? Nope, Baron starts to sell, at first slowly, and then faster. The other brokers on the floor watch what Rothschild is doing and think “Baron knows something, we lost, start selling”. Now, the brokers on the exchange begin selling in a frenzy. In the midst of all this, Baron begins placing buy orders at the bottom of the market through other brokers who do not know…
Crypto Users’ Search For a Good Bitcoin Blender Stops With Bestmixer.IO
At first glance, it might seem easy to find a good bitcoin blender that guarantees your anonymity and is secure. There are after all a number of big bitcoin mixers on the market, so how different can their services really be?
If that’s what you’re thinking, beware. All bitcoin blenders claim to have anonymous transactions – that is after all the main reason why anyone would want to use these services. This claim was however always difficult to test. How does one go about to check if these promises are indeed true?
This was the case until BestMixer.io appeared on the scene. Unlike previous bitcoin anonymization services, BestMixer.io features complete, verifiable anonymization for bitcoin. Releasing a utility named the Coin Anonymization Event (CAE) check, BestMixer.io not only proved that their bitcoin transactions could not be traced, but also showed that those of their competition could be. With this bold move, BestMixer.io not only demonstrated that they are a good bitcoin blender, but one could argue that they are the best. Even though those services that were exposed as not being anonymous have in the meantime changed their systems to prevent the CAE-check from revealing transaction detail, would you really be happy to trust them again?
BestMixer.io mixes not only Bitcoin, but also other leading cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin cash, Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin SV.
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