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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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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

Bitcoin behavior mirrors the pre-bear market situation

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

In the past few…

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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