XRP Is 10 Times Safer Than Fiat for Intl Payments – Ripple

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According to Ripple, XRP is 1/10th as volatile as fiat for cross-border payments. The current SWIFT system is so slow it exacerbates international payment risk. XRP payments clear so fast that the exchange rate risk is negligible. The math busters over at Ripple have crunched the numbers and conducted a study that concludes that XRP … 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

Does Ripple Control XRP? ‘Absolutely Not’, Insists Ripple CTO

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One of the issues casting a shadow on the XRP cryptocurrency is just how decentralized it is. After all, Ripple owns the lion’s share of XRP’s supply and relies on the cryptocurrency to power its cross-border payment products.

Ripple CTO David Schwartz, however, insists that the blockchain startup is not pulling the strings on the cryptocurrency.

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What Made Ripple’s XRP Gain 9% Against the US Dollar in Just 3 Hours?

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Ripple on Wednesday posted 9% gains soon after Swift announced a partnership with R3, a blockchain consortium. At 0800 UTC, the XRP/USD was trading at 0.2934 on Binance. As the market sentiment kicked in, the pair posted three consecutive hourly sessions in green, taking the value to as high as 0.3292. By 1300 UTC, Ripple … Read more

Dow Jones Makes a Comeback After Opening Bell Selloff; Cryptocurrencies Immune from the Chaos

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U.S. stocks opened the year firmly on Wednesday, as fears of a slowing Chinese economy rippled across the financial markets. The major indexes have since recovered the bulk of their declines with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rebounding more than 300 points from the intraday low. Cryptocurrencies were largely immune from the chaos in traditional markets, … Read more

It’s ‘Ripple’: Kraken Wades into XRP Cryptocurency Naming Debate

As Kraken adds XRP margin trading, it appears to have been drawn into a Ripple versus XRP naming debate that first emerged earlier this year. How the debate began with Kraken is unclear, but Kraken tweeted in an obvious response to a reference to its adding “Ripple XRP” to the platform and a recent blog … Read more

Institutions More Bullish on Bitcoin than Retail Investors: Fundstrat

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There’s a general perception that retail investors are susceptible to rosy-eyed forecasts about the future of bitcoin, while institutions are more clear-headed about the prospects of this nascent asset class. However, a new survey conducted by Wall Street strategy firm Fundstrat suggests that once institutional investors are interested in bitcoin, they become even more bullish … Read more

$80 Billion Banco Santander Uses Ripple For Payments, Will Many Banks Follow?

On October 2, Ripple Labs announced the integration of RippleNet into OnePay FX, a mobile application for cross-border payments developed by $80 billion banking giant Banco Santander. The strategic partnership between Ripple Labs and Santander was announced in March of 2018, but at the time, the intricacies of the collaborative work between the two companies … Read more

Ripple-Hired Lobbying Firm Will Get Paid [Partially] in Cryptocurrency

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A lobbying firm in America’s political capital that has been hired by cryptocurrency firms including Ripple will now get a certain portion of its fee paid in XRP. The Washington, D.C.-based Klein/Johnson Group has been contracted by the San Francisco-based Ripple and several other firms in the cryptocurrency sector and will be paid for its … Read more