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Ripple’s XRP: The most amazing raw material in the crypto-world

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Think about solutions, not about problems. Even better, think about a way of doing things that prevents any problem at all, that’s how Ripple works. At this point in time, we know some of the world’s most important issues: overpopulation, and ecological crisis, but we have the means to fight them. It’s decentralization and blockchain tech.

New financial technology is bringing previously disenfranchised people to the market for the first time in history. In India alone, this technology will bring a billion people to the market in the next five years. That’s why financial institutions must adopt this new technology. It’s powerful; it’s almost cost-free. And cryptocurrencies are at the heart of this tech.

The internet created distrust when it started as a general service, just as cryptocurrencies do now. It created skepticism, but it also created value. That is the current situation with alt-coins. Among those coins, Ripple bears mentioning.

Ripple’s XRP has been a tool for international transactions in ways that were just not suspected, even in Sci-Fi terms. It’s become essential in the fintech world. That’s why Ripple keeps winning big and performing amazingly.

Something about Ripple

Ripple’s success is linked to the painless experience it brings to international financial transactions, using the blockchain’s power. This allows fintech services to be quick, cheap, safe and cost-effective. That is empowering banks and remittance firms to use Ripple’s XRP to increase service quality as they cut down on costs.

Ripple has offices in every important city in the world, and they have more than 100 relevant fintech customers.

Ripple is growing blazing-fast

Oliver Twist asked for more. Ripple is doing that as well, and it’s getting it. Ripple’s acquiring big and small partners who understand how their currency is ideal for international transactions that are reliable, quick and cheap. Ripple thinks they will have half the world’s banks as partners over the next five years. They could be proven right.

Many coins are running away from China. Ripple is embracing it. It’s working for them because they emphasize international transactions. Not just China. The incredibly rich Persian Gulf countries are going for Ripple as well, increasing its demand and value.

xVia’s increasing customer base

Xia is one of Ripple’s signature tools. It’s unique, it’s reliable, and it’s swift. And financial institutions the world over are adopting it. It’s awesome. It allows banks and financial services everywhere in the world (even in emerging economies) to perform international transactions cheaply and in no time at all. Xia’s services include an API you can use from anywhere in a blink of an eye.

Ripple recently announced five new partners (big players in Asia and the UK) that will be adopting Ripple’s platform to do transactions.

Ripple and Santander

Banco Santander is the 37th biggest corporation in the world, and it’s been declared the world’s best bank. It’s weird, most of the world’s best banks are usually Swiss or German, and this one is Spanish, but that’s how things stand right now. And Santander’s app is built on Ripple’s technology. It’s good, it’s reliable (this humble author uses it all the time) it works in most of the world’s countries, and it’s Ripple-based.

Santander’s One Pay FX can deliver European payments on the same day or the following day outside Europe. It’s quicker than Paypal and other fintech options.

“One Pay FX uses blockchain-based technology to provide a fast, simple and secure way to transfer money internationally — offering value, transparency, and the trust and service customers expect from a bank like Santander,” Ana Botín, executive chairman of Banco Santander declared shortly after it was unveiled.

“Transfers to Europe can be made on the same day, and we are aiming to deliver instant transfers across several markets by the summer.”

Ripple is investing heavily in improving their scope and their technology. They are also getting the right partners. Keep an eye on Ripple. Do not bet against them.

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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

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TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

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Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

The primary reason why blockchain technology is being implemented so quickly is because it solves a lot of the problems typically associated with the traditional business model.  And online casinos are no different.  It still needs to be said that centralized casinos have proven that there is a great demand for online gambling.  The market is growing faster than anyone could have predicted, and future opportunities appear very promising and lucrative.  But industries are continually evolving and this one is no different.

A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

  • Little to no transparency
  • Consumer lack of confidence
  • Privacy concerns
  • 48-72 hour wait time for withdrawals

These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

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