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The Reason Why Coinbase Just Won’t Add Ripple (XRP) Any Time Soon

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Although Ripple has been doing well and even more than well these days as we have found out about an important partnership the team behind XRP has made, it seems that another news stole the light. Apparently, as we have all had a chance to find out, Coinbase and Gemini, which are some of the biggest exchange markets in the world of cryptocurrencies, are refusing to add Ripple. Given the fact that XRP is the third best currency according to the global coin report list, we were very much interested in finding out the reason behind this devastating refusal, so we dug a bit and scrapped the surface of this story to reveal the true motive behind the decision made by these exchange markets.

How Come Coinbase is Not Adding Ripple?

Coinbase stands for one of the biggest and thus most valuable exchange markets, just like Binance or Gemini. With a market capitalization of nearly 2 billion dollars, Coinbase enjoys the reputation of one of the largest exchanges. That is how Coinbase has set some standards and according to the Coinbase representative team, they are not planning on adding Ripple to their exchange anytime soon. The team behind the Gemini exchange shared the same statement.

Not being able to get listed on Coinbase for some time now (or Gemini for that matter), the XRP team even went as far as offering millions of dollars in order to buy its way onto the Gemini and Coinbase exchange. During that case, it was stated that offering financial incentives in return for a spot on an exchange market is perfectly legal and legit even outside the unregulated world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain operations, which means that Ripple had every right to offer money to Coinbase and Gemini although many crypto enthusiasts are greatly judging this move.

Both, Coinbase and Gemini, refused to take the financial incentives, also confirming that they were not planning on listing Ripple anytime soon.

Moreover, people are outraged for having Coinbase refusing to add XRP to its exchange mainly because this exchange market has already added all top coins listed on Binance, although Binance and Coinbase have only several currencies in common. Coinbase has listed Bitcoin, LiteCoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Ethereum Classic.

Bitcoin, LiteCoin, and Ethereum were originally added to the exchange almost immediately after Coinbase started with trading business, and later on, Coinbase added Bitcoin’s and Ethereum’s forks: Ethereum Classic and Bitcoin Cash, considering that these two currencies are safe and secure more than enough.

So, Coinbase added Ethereum and Bitcoin, but missed on adding Ripple as the third-best cryptocurrency?

That is how everyone started to wonder: But, why?

The reason behind the refusal is far simpler than you might think as it seems that the answer to this controversy lies in the “rulebook” publically published by Coinbase. The rulebook is freely describing what it takes for a coin to get listed on their exchange.

What Ripple Should Know About Coinbase

In case of Ripple team would still want to get listed on Coinbase exchange, which would in many ways benefit this currency while increasing its visibility and attainability, here is what they should know about Coinbase and what it takes to get listed on this exchange.

Coinbase has announced a brief introduction to their exchange service, addressing all their customers while listing everything they consider to be crucial in order for a coin to get listed on their exchange.

On this occasion they have shared the framework for getting listed on their exchange, stating that they have a clear goal of becoming the most easy-to-use exchange platform while also enjoying the status of the most trusted exchange in the market.

At the end of their statement they have added that they are not planning on adding any new coins on their exchange at the moment, as well as that in case they were planning the opposite, they would release the news in the public by themselves. The bottom line is not to trust the rumors. The dark side of this point is that it seems that XRP is not getting listed on Coinbase anytime soon.

One of the most important factors for considering a coin for listing is to make sure that the coin is maximally safe and secure, while also being decentralized.

This is where Ripple meets a problem that prevents it from getting listed – XRP is not decentralized. In case you don’t remember, Ripple was often criticized by crypto enthusiasts for not being decentralized, which means that XRP, in a way, has a third party involved in different operations revolving around this currency, which is everything decentralization is against.

That is how it is thought that Ripple was refused precisely for this reason – for not being decentralized. And, given the fact that Coinbase is aiming to become the most trusted exchange, they wouldn’t be able to do so if they were to get Ripple listed despite XRP not matching Coinbase’ listed criteria.

How is Ripple doing at the Current Moment?

After partnering up with MoneyGram with the rumor that Ripple will be also partnering up with Wal-Mart as a consequence, it was expected that XRP will go up in no time reaching a value of 1$ per one unit.

However, XRP is still trading in the red. It seems that other currencies are dropping as well as the market is plummeting, so the recent losses aren’t as odd.

After the latest change in the market, Ripple has lost -4.21%, dropping against the dollar. On the other hand, it is trading up against BTC for 1.76%, which means that Bitcoin is also dropping.

After the initial drop, XRP is available at the price of 0.48$ per one unit, which is still far from its record price of over 3.80$.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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How is the Crypto Market Changing?

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It has been around a month and a half since the start of 2019, and there are already some pretty obvious changes in the way the crypto market operates, especially when compared to the last year. Early 2018 was almost a complete opposite. The previous year started with cryptocurrencies at their strongest, only to see them crashing down after a few weeks. Back then, the ICO model was still quite strong, and so was the hype surrounding the crypto space. New investors kept entering the space, and new startups emerged with their tokens ready to be sold.

As the year progressed, things started to change. The prices continued to drop, the ICO model went down from around $1.4 billion in raised funds at the beginning of the year to only $100 million in the last month.

The ICO model lost investors’ trust, as many of the projects turned out to be either too weak to survive after the crypto winter struck, or scams which tricked investors out of their money and disappeared. Not to mention that the increase in ICOs popularity attracted the regulators who cracked down on them pretty hard, especially in the US.

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

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