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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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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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