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David Schwartz: “The Advantages Blockchain Brings Center Around Security & Reliability"

As we all know, bear markets can take a big toll on companies. Even so, over the course of the current price action, a lot of businesses have jumped to the occasion by building and further strengthening their protocols. One company that has risen to the occasion is the San-Francisco based Ripple. David Schwartz, the CTO and Director of Business Operations, has provided insights on the blockchain, XRP and Ripple as a company. Schwartz: Future of Blockchain Using blockchain in the area of payment and store of value is the most relevant application for the technology at the moment. At...

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Is It Time To Sell XRP?

Over the weekend, one crypto enthusiast under the Twitter handle of @hlnoooo has claimed that Ripple’s Chief Technology Officer, David Schwartz has sold a stack of his XRP. He claims that this should be the biggest warning sign for the XRP community. He also claimed that Schartz wasn’t alone in all of this though because another employee at Ripple was selling his XRP over the past few days. Warning to all $XRP holders.Ripple CTO @JoelKatz recently selling his $XRP stack is the biggest warning sign one could ever get. This is the most bearish sign for $XRP I have ever...

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Ripple Cuts Cross-Border Time For Thai Bank From 2 Days to 1 Minute

The Thai bank, Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) has revealed that it has made a cross-border payments transfer using Ripple’s technology, a development that highlights how efficient the technology is, as it drastically reduced the transactions time from a long two days to just one minute. According to the official announcement: “In a bid to optimize operational efficiency, SCB and PTTEP have collaborated since mid-2018 on a research and development effort to adopt Blockchain technology for cross-border B2B payment.  Earlier this year, the project was able to make pilot payments on Blockchain, with payments reaching destinations within one minute, compared to...

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Buterin: “I Tried To Be An Intern At Ripple Back In The Day”

A long time ago in 2013, the co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin applied for an internship at Ripple. Yep, you read that right! In a recent conversation between Buterin and Brian Armstrong from Coinnbaseon Twitter, Buterin revealed that he actually applied for a job at Ripple in 2013, this was just two years before Ethereum was officially released. Fun fact: I tried to be an intern at Ripple back in the day (mid 2013), but US visa complications having to do with the fact that the company had only existed for 9 months and the minimum was 1 year stopped...

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Ripple: How a Banking License Will Help Improve the XRP TipBot

The founder of the Ripple-focused XRPL Labs, Wietse Wind has been developing several products with the intention of increasing Ripple adoption and has revealed that the firm is currently undergoing the process of obtaining a banking license for its XRPTipBot. The BIG news from yesterday’s $XRP meetup is that @WietseWind is in the process of obtaining a banking license for @xrptipbot!@XRPLLabs is going to bridge the legacy network! Don’t fight the old, build the new!#XRPTheStandard #XRPCommunity #0doubt @baltazar223 @ThisIsTRISS pic.twitter.com/C56MqRNDaX — Tiffany Hayden (@haydentiff) 21 April 2019 For those that don’t know, the XRPTipBot allows users to send and receive...

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