Ripple (XRP)

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Ripple Labs created the Ripple network and the XRP token in 2012 with the purpose of making cheaper, faster cross-border payments. Ripple was thought of by Jed McCaleb (founder of the Stellar Foundation), Arthur Britto and David Schwartz, and developed from an earlier idea called OpenCoin. 

Ripple’s specific purpose as a settlement system has seen it form multiple partnerships with banks, forming a network that has since been termed as “RippleNet”. Ripple’s extensive collaboration with banks - including cross-border pilot programs - has won favor with financial institutions in several continents, and executives from the company have been known to discuss the implementation of decentralized financial systems with high-level financial industry insiders, like the IMF’s Christine Lagarde. 

Ripple also has close ties to SBI Financial Holdings, a Japanese financial giant that is keen on leveraging the token to improve financial services in Asia. President Yoshitaka Kitao has joined the Ripple Board of Directors. This, along with the extensive efforts to help banks test cross-border payments using Ripple’s technology, has emboldened investors, who believe that Ripple will act as something of a bridge between traditional banking systems and new technologically-empowered systems. 

Ripple’s quicker settlement times compared to Bitcoin (transactions take a few seconds to get validated) and its lack of energy-intensive mining has led some people to say that it is a better means of exchange than Bitcoin itself. Having said this, Ripple is still primarily focused on becoming a new form of SWIFT, one that can assist existing banks and its customers speed up international payments.

In this tag, read Ripple (XRP) news, price predictions, opinions and analyses created by users.


TA Master for BTC + XRP

3 weeks ago 4 minute read Conortrades1 $12.19 tipped

For Educational Purposes only. Keep technical Analysis simple. Conortrades Twitter : My precious xrp              @ccryptosecure Bullish sign for BTC. Introduction I am doing a Technical analysis of BTC from both a Bullish stand point and a Bearish s...

BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, BCH Price Analysis For 22-26 of July

22 Jul 2019 4 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $11.36 tipped

The cryptocurrency markets have been falling this month after going on an epic surge during May and June 2019. With Bitcoin falling and creating lower lows it felt like a good time to provide a quick overview of the top 5 projects! Bitcoin Bitcoin ha...

My 3 TOP Crypto Picks With 10x Growth Potential in 2020

1 Jul 2019 4 minute read Adamic0 $11.15 tipped

The market is looking good again and I can almost hear the cheers from all of the investors who have been waiting an ungodly amount of time to see Bitcoin go even a bit closer to the all-time highs of 2017. Well, it’s gone down a bit since the last f...

Ripple (XRP) vs Stellar (XLM) - The Key Differences You Should Know

11 Oct 2019 5 minute read Gustas_X_R_P $9.22 tipped

Over the past week or so, I’ve been comparing Ripple and other tokens (just Bitcoin and Ethereum to start with), and how it could fit into someone’s investment portfolio.  With Ripple, Bitcoin and Ethereum, it’s quite obvious to me that if you’re ser...

People Say Bitcoin Whales Control The Market, But There is XRP with Just 14 Wallets Having 50% Of The Supply

27 Aug 2019 2 minute read Ed-california $8.86 tipped

Many people believe that Whales control the Bitcoin market - and they might just be correct! With just over 1,805 wallets controlling over 50% over the BTC in circulation, it is pretty damn concentrated amongst the Whales.  Data from PARSIQ, a blockc...

Is Ripple's XRP a Good Investment? In-depth Analysis and Near to Longer-Term Expectations.

1 Oct 2019 8 minute read CryptoBoomer $8.34 tipped

The Ripple Protocol and the XRP Token. Ripple is a different flavor of a crypto-ledger implementation that is geared towards servicing the banking and financial industries in facilitating fast, cheap cross-border payments and remittances across any...

Daily Price Overview - Where The Top10 Crypto's are Headed?

10 Sep 2019 6 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $8.14 tipped

The cryptocurrency markets are in an interesting position as cries for altcoin season start to increase across the crypto sphere. As Bitcoin starts to show signs of weakness, many altcoin holders are starting to wonder if its time for the elusive “al...

The Next Wave Of Crypto Enthusiasts Will Buy Into Cheap Looking Cryptos

14 Sep 2019 2 minute read paulOf91 $8.00 tipped

“Oh WoW! CHEAP COINS!! I MUST Have!” This is the conversation I imagine many newcomers will have in the cryptocurrency sphere during the next heavy bull season. Bitcoin will eventually break above the current period of sideways trading and will cer...

XRP Partnerships (2019/2010 UPDATE)

7 Oct 2019 7 minute read XRP_Gato $7.95 tipped

It is no secret that Ripple is among the most active of blockchain efforts when it comes to establishing partnerships. Besides pulling in well over 200 financial institutions in to RippleNet, a global network of banks that make use of Ripple’s produc...

Ripple (XRP) vs Bitcoin (BTC) - The Key Differences You Should Know

7 Oct 2019 4 minute read Gustas_X_R_P $7.76 tipped

I ought to make it clear from the get go that I don’t consider Ripple’s XRP and Bitcoin to be competitors - they are two coins with extremely different use cases and target audiences. The point of this whole write up is that I want to point out the k...