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XRP is a Scam, Claims Bitcoin Bull Ben Askren

As cryptocurrencies have grown, and people started to invest (and earn) bigger amounts of money, of course, that the regulators saw their chance to take something for themselves. By saying ‘something’ – it is usually meant of tax. One of the biggest regulatory arguments in the cryptocurrency space is concerning the legal status of digital assets. The regulators always want to describe every digital asset as a security or a commodity because then, they could tax it.However, XRP is one of the...

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Ripple’s IPO May Ruin XRP Price, Experts Warn

Off lately, the San Francisco-based blockchain startup Ripple has been frequent in news. Ripple CEO Brad Gralinghouse has been much vocal about his company’s plans for 2020 and ahead.During the last week’s World Economic Forum 2020, the U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed confidence in the development of new cross-border payment systems. Post Mnuchin’s statement, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse also said that this could turn positive in favor of the company.Ripple has been actively...

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Ripple Is Getting Ready to Launch Xumm Banking Application

Ripple’s Xpring initiative XRPL Labs is getting ready to launch its Xumm banking application. The app will allow users to store fiat and digital currencies in the wallet account, without any intervention from banks. In other words, Xumm offers banking services without banks getting involved.Xumm banking application is powered XRP, the token that is widely used in Ripple’s solutions. Notably, it will be available for all kinds of users. Easy to use, the app requires no special knowledge with...

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Ripple Announces Massive Global Expansion for Its XRP Payments Network in 2020

Ripple, the company that actively uses the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency XRP in its solutions, is having big plans ahead this year in 2020. In the latest development, Ripple said that it plans to launch its XRP-based cross-border payments systems to global markets.In the newly released XRP Market Report, Ripple said that plans to bring XRP-based international payments to companies and individuals alike. Furthermore, the blockchain startup explained that XRP provides real-time gross...

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When Will Nasdaq Roll Out Its Mysterious Bitcoin Futures?

During the interview given to Erik Schatzker on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman was discussing her LinkedIn post concerning ”market economy”. She was also touching the cryptocurrency sphere, saying that Bitcoin futures are a viable option and that they have an unnamed partner helping to set everything up.Two Main Reasons Nasdaq Will Consider Regarding Bitcoin FuturesAfter observing the market conditions, Nasdaq wants to bring up a viable solution that will be...

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Bakkt Consumer App Bakkt Pay Is to be Launched Already This Year

Blockchain firm Bakkt stole the show at the sideline of the World Economic Forum (WEF) held in Davos Switzerland by announcing the launch of its new consumer application that would look very much like a fintech app such as PayPal offers. Moreover, it will support all forms of digital assets, in addition to cryptocurrencies.Bakkt, the physically-settled Bitcoin Futures exchange created by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), is changing the way and manner in which crypto assets are perceived...

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Davos 2020: WEF Calls for U.S. Digital Dollar to Tackle China’s Progress with Digital Yuan

The possibility of a digital dollar is one of the topics being discussed at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Attendees at the forum are discussing the utility and advantages that a digital dollar could bring.Digital Dollar in Response to China’s Digital YuanOne of the reasons many people are calling for a digital dollar is the digital yuan. At the moment, and as far as national digital currencies are concerned, China is blazing the trail. Chinese authorities have noted...

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Davos 2020: Facebook’s Libra Is Driving Talks about CBDC in the World

An imminent discussion of digital currencies native to central banks of diverse countries has been sparked, and Facebook‘s Libra is at the heart and center of it.More than RippleRipple‘s flagship products leading cross-border payments might have been touted in the past as the leading catalyst for sparking conversations and implementation of digital currencies pegged to official national currencies. However, Facebook Libra has now officially taken center stage, eliciting more questions and...

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Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse Hints at IPO in 2020, Says More Crypto Firms Can Do the Same

In a major revelation, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse hinted that the blockchain startup can go for an IPO this year. On Thursday, January 23, while speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Garlinghouses surprised the audience with his statements.He predicts that in 2020, more companies from the blockchain and crypto industry are likely to go hold their IPOs. Besides, he also hinted that Ripple could one of those companies seeking an Initial Public Offering (IPO). During an interview with...

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Ripple Secures Highest Funding in Blockchain Industry in 2019, Overall Funding Down

Ripple Labs, the San Francisco-based blockchain startup, secured the highest funding in comparison to other peer blockchain companies in 2019. The latest report from CB Insights shows that Ripple raised $200 million in the Series C round last year.Among the companies that follow Ripple on the list are Figure Technologies, Digital Asset and PeerNova. However, the gap between the first and second positions is significant. However, even Ripple’s $200 million is a very small amount in comparison...

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