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Here Is Why XRP Does Not Need Coinbase and the SEC

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The problem with modern day digital media is that it is very easy for a small story to be blown out of proportion. There is also the tendency of taking one serious issue and hammering it down the minds of the audience to the point where they are afraid to think otherwise. Take the case of XRP (XRP). Ask any crypto-trader or enthusiast out there why they have not bought XRP and they will tell you that the SEC has not made a decision on whether or not it is a security. They will also quote Coinbase in saying that XRP is not decentralized enough as prescribed by the Digital Asset Framework at the exchange. There is also the issue of pending lawsuits against Ripple.

But what they forget, is that XRP is making inroads in the countries of India as well as Japan. There is also an untapped market in Africa that is known to embrace micropayment platforms such as MPesa (Mobile Money transfer). This means that XRP can dive in and catapult itself to the stratosphere of mobile payments in Africa.

From the point of view of a global citizen, the decision by the SEC and that of Coinbase not listing XRP are inconsequential to the expansion of the digital asset across the globe and its potential in solving real-life problems.

Take the case of India. Ripple opened a new office in Mumbai and is planning more banking partnerships despite the ongoing RBI ban. There is also the question of the Indian government favoring digital transactions over paper money to curtail corruption. What better way to do that than by using XRP. As a matter of fact, XRP is widely available in the two local exchanges of Zebpay and Unodax. The digital asset is a base pair on both exchanges.

Moving over to Japan, the SBI Holdings firm has been bosom buddies with Ripple since 2016. The SBI Holdings company has even launched the SBI Virtual Currencies exchange (VCTRADE) that has XRP written all over it. There is also the remittance wing of SBI Holdings known as SBI Remit that is powered once again by xCurrent.

The topic of xCurrent brings us to the Santander Bank in Europe and its OnePayFX mobile App that allows for the ease of transfer of funds from within Europe as well as South America. There is also the ability to send between the two said continents with plans for continual expansion.

In conclusion, global adoption of Ripple banking products and XRP will be the major factor in determining the future of the two entities. The United States has proved to be somewhat hostile to both Ripple and XRP despite the fact that both were created in the US. Perhaps what might happen, and in the words of Bob Marley,  is that ‘The Stone that the builder refuses, will always be the head cornerstone’. Ripple and XRP will continue to prosper outside the United States.

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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.

Another huge risk is having to deal with…

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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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