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XRP Is Pure Perfection on the Blockchain

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The crypto markets are back to their usual ways of decline ahead of a major decision. At the moment of writing this, the SEC has 2 days to rule on two Bitcoin (BTC) ETFs filed by the ProShares firm. This means on or before the 23rd of August, we will either get another rejection from the SEC or an acceptance of the rule change. In this case, the SEC cannot delay on a decision. Perhaps this is why the crypto markets have suddenly started showing all red as crypto traders capitulate on their positions given the history of the crypto market reaction after an SEC announcement. XRP is down 2% in the last 24 hours and currently trading at $0.32 at the moment of writing this.

It is also during periods of uncertainty that we are reminded of how great some of these projects and coins are. We start focusing more on the technological advancements as well as real-life use cases of our favorite digital assets, rather than just market performance.

So why is XRP Pure Perfection on the Blockchain?

Firstly, let us remind ourselves of how fast and efficient the XRP digital asset is on its ledger. Transactions on the ledger take an average of 3.3 seconds and cost $0.0004. None of the other digital assets on the crypto-verse can claim such efficiency. It is no wonder xRapid is being slated as saving remittance service providers 40 – 70 percentage in forex fees as well as speeding up a 2 – 3-day transaction, to as little as 2 minutes. Deducting 3.3 seconds from that time, we find that the 1 minute and 56.7 seconds delay is on the side of the user’s internal system (remittance service provider); not that of XRP.

It is also this speed and low cost of XRP transactions, that the Weiss Ratings recently ranked it first in terms of being the preferred crypto by traders to use when transferring funds between exchanges. Think of wanting to catch on a pump of ETC on Binance and you are on a different exchange. Simply shoot some XRP over to Binance and you are in the middle of the action.

Secondly, there are chances of increasing on this efficiency of the XRP ledger to make it possible to settle transactions in just 1 second through the use of the Cobalt algorithm. This new implementation would increase the efficiency of transactions by almost 75%. The same Cobalt algorithm will bring stability onto the XRP ledger as well as facilitating a smooth running platform without a delay. How amazing is that!

Thirdly, the Ripple company is constantly working on further decentralizing the Unique Node List of Validators on the XRP ledger. Ripple currently controls 48% of this number and it looks like they will live up to their word of total decentralization with time. Total decentralization means less scrutiny by the SEC.

Fourthly, and not the last reason XRP is an example of pure perfection, is that it is hard to find fault in the vision of the Ripple company to further ease cross-border payments through their products of xRapid, xCurrent and xVia. Imagine a world where sending funds to a loved one across the globe only takes 3 minutes as was seen with the xRapid pilot tests. This, in turn, means that financing education for loved ones abroad or even sending a belated birthday present in cash will no longer be a waiting game for the transaction to complete using SWIFT and other traditional ways of settling cross-border payments.

In conclusion, XRP continues to display that it is eons ahead of the competition in terms of utility and efficiency. Once the crypto-markets stabilize, it will not be surprising to see the digital asset rise to its full potential once again in the markets.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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