Blockchain Friendly Payments Play Leads Stock Market Recovery

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Stock prices were whipsawed in today’s session before ultimately managing to finish relatively flat. Leave it to a payments company to lead the broader stock market higher. FleetCor Technologies, which is a Georgia-based payments company, was the single best performer in the S&P 500 index, gaining 8 percent on a day that was making investors … Read more

Ripple Alum to Spearhead Binance US Crypto Exchange

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After two years as head of XRP institutional liquidity at Ripple, Catherine Coley is moving to greener pastures. Coley was named CEO at BAM Trading Service at Binance U.S., according to her LinkedIn profile. Her experience with both one of the largest cryptocurrencies, XRP, and institutional investors should serve her well in this high-profile role in … Read more

5th-Largest Japanese Bank Abruptly Ditches Ripple Trial

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Ripple, the blockchain-based payment network, suffered a setback after Japan’s Resona Bank said it would no longer use MoneyTap, a consumer-centric retail payments app that uses Ripple’s enterprise blockchain technology. Resona – Japan’s fifth-largest financial institution – did not provide a reason for the abrupt cancellation, which makes it the first Japanese bank to quit … Read more

‘I Don’t Understand!’: Watch Ripple’s CEO Rant Against JPMorgan’s Cryptocurrency

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In a Brad Garlinghouse vs. Jamie Dimon crypto showdown, the Ripple chief is not the least bit intimidated by his Wall Street rival. Ripple CEO Unloads on JPMorgan Cryptocurrency at DC Blockchain Summit Garlinghouse was featured as the keynote speaker at DC Blockchain Summit 2019, where he gave a fireside chat with Nasdaq’s Jill Malandrino. … Read more

Why the R3-SWIFT Partnership is Cranking the Gears of the Ripple (XRP) Rumor Mill

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SWIFT, the 11,000-member global payments network, has announced a partnership with enterprise blockchain consortium R3, and the news is already being felt in the cryptocurrency market where the rusty gears of the ripple (XRP) rumor mill have begun to turn at a rapid pace. SWIFT Goes Blockchain with R3 Trial According to the announcement, SWIFT … Read more

Ripple CEO to Critics After Obtaining 200 Clients: Banks Will Use XRP

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On January 9, CCN.com reported that 13 financial institutions have started to utilize the Ripple blockchain through RippleNet, bringing the total number of banks in the Ripple ecosystem to 200. Fintech applications and banks in the likes of Euro Exim Bank, SendFriend, and JNFX have integrated RippleNet for liquidity and instant settlement of payments that … Read more

TransferWise: We Won’t Use Blockchain until More Banks Use Ripple

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Major money transfer service TransferWise has indicated that in spite of excitement over the growth of Ripple’s global payment solution, it has not seen a compelling case for using blockchain technology to carry out its business — yet. Speaking to Fortune recently, TransferWise chairman and co-founder Taavet Hinrikus stated that while there exists a lot of excitement over … Read more