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XRP deserves to be listed on Coinbase, says Ripple CEO

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We can all agree that Coinbase is certainly one of the most powerful exchange platforms in the cryptosphere. In fact, that is the main reason behind the wrestle of all the cryptocurrencies on the market for obtaining the recognition of the platform and the validation that comes with it. In this sense, one of the coins that have been fighting the most for its position on this platform is nothing less than Ripple (XRP), the third largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization of the industry.

Much has been said regarding would it be or not a possibility for the coin to appear listed on Coinbase, but the truth is many rumors were created around the fact, and as it seems, a great part of the traction the coin has been getting lately is because of it.

The addition of XRP by Coinbase still remains as “to do”. However, for the first time the CEO of the company, Brad Garlinghouse, emitted a public opinion on the issue, and as it appears, he thinks Coinbase definitely should add the XRP token to its lists. Let’s find out why he thinks so.

Garlinghouse declarations for the CB Insights’ Future of Fintech conference

Garlinghouse was interviewed by John Jeff Roberts at the CB Insights’ Future of Fintech conference held in New York. During the interview, he was asked about his thoughts on Coinbase and its likely interest in the token of the company he represents. Something he responded by mentioning the fact that Ripple is more than a token, it’s a solution for financial institutions in order to make transactions, easier, faster, and cheaper. He said:

“As we solve problems at scale for institutions, I think it’s in Coinbase’s interest to participate in that.”

Let’s recall Ripple is one of the main solutions for bank institutions around the world, many of which already use its products xCurrent, and xRapid in order to improve cross-border payments. This is certainly one of the factors behind the coin maintenance of its value throughout the time, which of course, the greater acceptance, the greater the value.

Nevertheless, the XRP token experienced a peek back in January that led the coin to the astonishing value of $4, and despite the great relationships the company has created around the world this was mainly attributed to the furor behind the rumors of the Coinbase listing, a fact that two months later the platform decided to elucidate by stating they will only list cryptos that are not classified as securities by regulators.

This fact surely is one of the things holding back the XRP token of being listed in American exchanges such as Coinbase, Circle, itBit, Square Cash app, or Robinhood. A lot of concern has been raised around XRP likelihood of being officially classified as a security since the token is not fully decentralized and a large part of the ownership of the coin belongs to the Ripple team itself.

Regarding this, Garlinghouse stated that there is no doubt that XRP is not a security since the public ledger exists independently of the token, and besides that, the way he considers it, owning something doesn’t mean you have control of it, a fact he sustained by saying that even when,

“Saudi Arabia owns a lot of oil—that doesn’t give them control of oil.”

He concluded by saying that he cannot predict what the next steps are going to be for the main exchanges in America, but as he thinks, many of them seem to be waiting for regulators to classify the token, which according to his appreciation, it’s nothing but a huge mistake.

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3 Coins Coinbase Will Adopt Next

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Coinbase is one of the largest and most popular cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. However, throughout its existence, it was very picky when it comes to which coin it will adopt. So much so, that it has become a very large achievement to get support by the exchange.

Recently, however, Coinbase has decided to act on its users’ wishes and expand its list of accepted coins. In theory, this was a big deal, and the exchange actually started looking into a lot of coins. However, it only adopted a few of them. Right now, Coinbase is supporting Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, USD Coin, Basic Attention Token, and 0x.

Even so, Coinbase wishes to add more of them, but only after it ensured that the coins are a part of legitimate, non-controversial projects. As a result, the entire crypto community started speculating about which coins will be added next. This will also be something that we will try to answer today, by listing three projects that are the most probable candidates.

3. EOS

EOS or Ethereum On Steroids, as some like to call it, is a more than a decent project that has made headlines multiple times this year due to its progress. It managed to launch its own MainNet, which made it perfect for dApp development and smart contract creation. This makes it similar to ETH, but many…

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What Will It Take For Bitcoin (BTC) To Rise Again?

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It is no secret that 2018 has been a terrible year for cryptocurrencies when it comes to their value. Things looked so bright during the first few days of this year, with Bitcoin hitting $20,086 per coin, and every altcoin reaching new heights. However, it was not to last, and soon enough, the market crashed, and prices went down.

What followed was months and months of a heavily bearish market that kept pushing the prices further and further down. It prevented any attempt of recovery, although several of them gave it their best shot.

Despite a situation like this, crypto investors never forgot the potential of Bitcoin, and many have been predicting another bull run that would have the same results. Those expectations were quite large, and potentially even unrealistic at first. Now, however, as the year approaches its end, it doesn’t seem like anything will happen. The community started to wonder why that is, and what would it take for another bull run to emerge, which is what we will try to answer right now.

What does Bitcoin need in order to have another bull run?

1. Bringing regulation

The crypto space remains highly unregulated in most parts of the world, which is one of the largest reasons why BTC remains dormant. While there are attempts to regulate it, these attempts are made even more difficult due to the fact that the market is constantly changing and…

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Stellar plans to Airdrop 150 Million USD in XLM to Blockchain Wallet Users

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Recently the Stellar Development Foundation partnered with Blockchain Wallet to airdrop $150 million value of XLM, to the owners of the wallet. The Block declared that the first batch of XLM would be shared this week for all users who signed up to use the Blockchain wallet.

The team behind the stellar Development Foundation hopes that this partnership will make XLM a real rival for other cryptocurrencies from the market.

The co-founder of Stellar, Jed McCaleb declared the following about the airdrop:

“We believe that airdrops are central to creating a more inclusive digital economy. Giving away lumens for free is an invitation to communities to design the services they need.

By working with Blockchain to increase the availability and active use of lumens on the network, we will increase the network’s utility by many orders of magnitude.”

Just $25 value of XLM each

To share some respect to the worth of XLM will distribute for each user, the team of Blockchain wallet declared that after verifying the identity when signing up to the wallet, $25 value of XLM will be shared to each. Furthermore,  there will be a first- come and the first-served clause in this airdrop which says:

Offer available until XLM giveaway supply is depleted. Limit of one XLM airdrop per person, unless participating in any bonus activities.

A person can receive the XLM airdrop in only 1 Blockchain Wallet.  XLM…

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