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XRP spikes amid Coinbase listing surmise and xRapid launch confirmation

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While the whole market is quiet, XRP is riding the wave at the moment, again, and things are beginning to look good for Ripple. XRP was trading just above $0.20 price range earlier this month, but it hiked to nearly $0.80. Following the series of announcements surrounding the launch of xRapid confirmation, XRP surged by 7.16% in the last 24 hours.

It is also important to know that there were series of hikes which resulted in a boost on Ripple’s market cap, thus, surpassing Ethereum’s for a couple of times this month. We should recall that the price of XRP had been staggering at the beginning of September before being at a price correction of $0.57.

XRP also saw some surges in the first two weeks of this month, but it still traded at the same momentum ($0.57) till the end of last week. The cryptocurrency further dipped to $0.44 on Tuesday this week (September, 25th) and surged to $0.54 on the same day at the back of Ripple’s announcements.

xRapid, A Good News for Ripple’s XRP

The status of XRP has increased as a result of the news and hype around the launch of xRapid. It is also necessary to know that other factors have made the price of XRP surge: recent partnerships and the long-term success of Ripple.

Moreover, the actual date of the launch of xRapid hasn’t been released yet, but there is a high probability that an official date of the commencement will be revealed very soon – probably before the end of next month.

xRapid, which is one of Ripple’s product will help to boost the financial liquidity of cross-border payments. It is also expected that xRapid will help in making border payments easier, cheaper, and faster.

Nonetheless, Ripple’s head of Regulatory Relations earlier stated during an interview with CNBC that xRapid will be launched in a months’ time. Ever since his announcement was made on CNBC, it has created FOMO (Fear of Missing out) among investors in the crypto market.

Additionally, things may have turned right for Ripple after Coinbase recently proclaimed its aim to list top altcoins to its platform. We do know that Coinbase is one of the biggest crypto-exchanges in the world. Coinbase hasn’t been kind to Ripple in the past as the exchange stated that despite Ripple is one of the largest cryptocurrency in the market, it is never going to list Ripple (XRP).

Notable personalities such as Brad Armstrong have earlier stated that it is not possible to list a cryptocurrency under the radar of SEC (Security Exchange Commission). However, Coinbase potentially changing its mind to add Ripple (XRP) is big news that will improve customers’ experience. It will also allow investors from different places around the world to access Ripple and its services.

The speculation that Coinbase might turn friendly to Ripple has also made the price of XRP surge. At the time of writing, XRP has a market capitalization $22.9 billion. It is currently in the green rising more than 20% in the last three days from Thursday this week. Another thing worth noting is, Ethereum’s current market cap is $23.7 billion, so there is a high possibility that XRP will overthrow Ethereum’s position and stay there for a very long period.

That all said, the crypto market is volatile, and it is expected that we see regular dips and surges. Hence, both Ethereum and Ripple’s XRP might keep changing positions; it is likely that we could see a surprising change in the coming weeks.

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Chainwire Launches Blockchain-Focused Automated Press Release Distribution Service

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TEL AVIV, Israel, 13th October, 2020, // ChainWire //

MarketAcross, a world leader in blockchain public relations and marketing services, is pleased to announce the launch of Chainwire, an automated press release distribution service which provides guaranteed coverage and in-depth reports. Chainwire will be a one-stop-shop for the distribution of press releases in the cryptocurrency and blockchain sector. The launch marks the first time that advertisers can reach leading publications in the crypto media with the click of a button. 

While most industries have some kind of PR newswire service, the cryptocurrency sector has become a victim of its own rapid pace of growth over recent years. Since the ICO boom of 2017, there has been a proliferation of blockchain and crypto-focused projects, exchanges, investment firms, and marketing agencies, along with niche news and informational content sites. 

However, the infrastructure to connect this complex ecosystem has been slow to come up to speed, meaning that existing newswire services don’t reach their target audience. It’s estimated that one in five people own cryptocurrencies, so there is currently a significant missed opportunity to reach a massive global readership. 

As a newswire service dedicated to the crypto and blockchain space, Chainwire aims to address this gap. Press releases are distributed to leading publications, offering guaranteed coverage to reach audiences worldwide. The system is integrated with publishers and blogs, enabling accurate reporting via a user-friendly dashboard. It also…

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Messari Adds DigitalBits (XDB) & Branded Currencies to its Registry

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One of the top providers of crypto data and research tools on digital assets Messari has announced the addition of DigitalBits (XDB) to the Messari Registry. As a participant, DigitalBits governing body, the XDB Foundation will be providing regular updates and commit to transparency. The DigitalBits blockchain was built to support consumer digital assets – branded currencies.  As the company stated, “a global, legacy digital asset class, branded currencies play a vital role in consumer-brand interactions, and account for billions of dollars in value.  Branded currencies issued on the DigitalBits blockchain will also be included within the Messari Registry.”

Additionally, Messari and the XDB Foundation “may explore the buildout of a novel registry to accommodate branded currencies tokenized on DigitalBits. This registry would address issues consumers face when determining the legitimacy of branded currencies and their respective organizations,” the announcement said today.  The goal is to provide a standardized framework for organizations leveraging branded currencies, certifying asset legitimacy, and clearly outlining characteristics including but not limited to asset issuance and organization identity.

Commenting on the news, Messari representatives said they recognize the potential for the use of branded currencies to grow in the future as more enterprises embrace blockchain technology. Ben O’Neill, Vice President, BD & Operations at Messari said the Registry will help all…

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3 Reasons Why WISE Token Could Be a Massive Winner in 2021

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After working in proprietary trading for over a decade, I decided to transition to crypto in early 2017.  Although crypto is significantly different from traditional capital markets, I managed to successfully find a niche for successful and opportunistic trading.  While 2017 was the perfect time to get involved, the past few years have proven to be a bit more challenging as far as generating ROI.

Cryptocurrency traders have spent the past several years searching far and wide for the next big winner.  While the market as a whole hasn’t been very bull friendly, one specific area that appears to be gaining traction is decentralized finance, more commonly known as DeFi.  This area generally refers to the digital assets and financial smart contracts, protocols, and decentralized applications (DApps) built on Ethereum.  The reason why so many crypto entrepreneurs are flocking to this space is that it allows them to create traditional financial vehicles in a decentralized network, outside the meddlesome control of foreign governments.

One extremely popular DeFi project is Chainlink (LINK) which is a decentralized oracle network that provides real-world data to smart contracts on the blockchain.  Chainlink has seen its token price increase by more than 300% year-to-date.    Another impressive project in the space is Kyber Network (KNC) which has seen its token soar from $0.20 at the start of the year to more than $1.60 at present.  Kyber Network’s on-chain liquidity protocol allows decentralized tokens swaps to be…

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