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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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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.

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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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