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Ripple’s platforms have been tested many times so far. The crypto comes on top of every test almost every time. Their solutions (xCurrent, xRapid and xVia) are robust, functional and reliable. It’s no surprise why Ripple and their coin (XRP) are being adopted by more banks and financial institutions all the time.

Ripple’s technology will be put to the test again as Bank of Ayudhya (Krungsri), Standard Chartered and Mitsubishi Corporation just announced a test project in Singapore and Thailand.

Ripple Net’s volume has been growing exponentially, and these new partnerships will be a significant milestone for Ripple. The main point in this pilot program is to show how quick and reliable Ripple is when it comes to international payments.

Both Mitsubishi Corporation and Standard Chartered are among the world’s powerhouses. Their liquidity is absolutely without question. If they can turn to Ripple after the pilot works well, that could change Ripple’s history for good.

Ripple’s new business model

It’s called Coil. Not the one you know but a new business model that will find out a way for web owners who are trying to pay their top contributors to deliver. Stefan Thomas, Ripple’s CTO is the man behind this plan, and he’s ready to step down to make it happen.

Also, Ripple’s Chris Larsen and Evans Schwartz have joined the Coil team. It will use Ripple’s interledger protocols in order to offer better rewards for every user and produce better incentives for apps and digital content. The company is based in San Francisco, at Silicon Valley’s heart.

While there is no release date for Coil just yet, it’s fully backed up by Ripple regarding resources and money. It will appear on the web rather sooner than later.

Ripple matches Tron

Zebpay is India’s most important crytpocoins exchange platform. It recently started to allow crypto to crypto trading, and they chose Tron and Ripple to be the first couple of digital currencies to be mutually traded.

Zebpay announced the event through their twitter official account, and positive remarks hailed it. The XRP/TRX is the first coin coupling in the platform, but more are expected to come about in the following days.

The Ripple (XRP) blockchain gets to the top

Ripple organized the VIP blockchain week in New York City. It will bring together enthusiasts, educators, developers, and exchanges. It will be a big event. Snoop Dogg, the American rapper, performed for the attendants at the XRP Community Night which took place a couple of nights ago, May 15th.

Ripple’s price and performance

Ripple’s XRP was trading as low as $0.63 last May 12th which was a big blow for it. But the crypto-coin has been along with other currencies that are leading the pack back into a comeback and recovering green numbers.

XRP’s prices have risen significantly over the last three days. As we write this, it’s at $0.69 per token. Ripple is still the world’s third largest digital coin by market cap at 29.131 billion dollars.

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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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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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I’m sure all of us remember the cryptocurrency glory days of 2017 and early 2018.  It was one of the biggest bull runs in history and created incredibly wealth for quite a few early entrants.  Unfortunately, for most of us, those gains have most likely been wiped out during the altcoin apocalypse.  The truth is that traders probably thought a bit too highly of their trading abilities when the reality was that anyone could have thrown a dart at a board and ended up making money.

As markets mature (and the crypto market is definitely maturing) it becomes more and more difficult to generate alpha.  In that regard, it’s similar to traditional financial markets.  I can remember trading during my high school days.  It was the late 90s and right in the middle of the dot.com boom.  Eventually, however, the euphoria fades away and reality hits hard.  Now, it’s become rather difficult to actually trade profitably which has given way to the rise of hedge funds.

Hedge funds are investment funds that pool capital from accredited and/or institutional investors and invest in a variety of assets, often with extremely complex portfolio-construction and risk management techniques.  The professionals employed by hedge funds are the best of the best and have spent years honing their craft.  That is why they’re able to make the millions of dollars that they normally…

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