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Who is Ripple Labs: The Private Company behind XRP

Category: Altcoins, Cryptocyclopedia, Development, Finance, News

Who is Ripple Labs: The Private Company behind XRP

There’s a common misconception within the blockchain and cryptocurrency community, which states that Ripple (XRP) is a corporate entity and the sole company behind the project’s development. The truth, however, reveals something much different. The masterminds behind the controversy-gaining and speedy settlement cryptocurrency, are an entirely separate company with multiple divisions. Of these formed divisions, some are decentralized and are…

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Bitcoin, Ether, and XRP Weekly Market Update: January 3, 2019

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency Market Outlook, Ethereum, Exchange, News, Price Analysis

Bitcoin, Ether, and XRP Weekly Market Update: January 3, 2019

The total crypto market cap added $3 billion during last week, but it is still down with approximately $485 billion since the same time a year ago. Ethereum is leading the recovery after jumping 17 percent and returning to the second spot as the most valuable cryptocurrencies. BTC-USD Bitcoin moved below the $3,800 mark once again on December 27 in…

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Blockchain Wallet is Giving Away $125 Million Worth of Stellar Lumens

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Finance, News, Platform, Tech, wallet

Blockchain Wallet is Giving Away $125 Million Worth of Stellar Lumens

Cryptocurrency wallet provider Blockchain.com has launched full support for altcoin Stellar (XLM), which will be followed by an airdrop of $125 million worth of XLM to its user base, the company announced in a blog post on November 6, 2018. Stellar Foundation to Airdrop $150 Million in XLM In celebration of adding full support for XLM in the Blockchain Wallet,…

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A Week of Satoshi Pt. 3: Big Bitcoin Moments (2008 – 2013)

Category: Bitcoin, Cryptocyclopedia

A Week of Satoshi Pt. 3: Big Bitcoin Moments (2008 – 2013)

The Cambrian explosion of cryptocurrencies has behaved much in the same way as in biology. What wasn’t weeded out by a stronger species, didn’t navigate its way through a myriad of natural challenges and establish itself as antifragile, placed itself in league with other battle-tested, long-haul species. Bitcoin is no different, and it’s ten-year history, of which this article embarks…

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Starlight: A Payment Rail Enabling Secure and Private Transactions on Stellar

Category: Altcoins, Business, Development, Finance, News

Starlight: A Payment Rail Enabling Secure and Private Transactions on Stellar

On October 26, 2018, Interstellar, the product of Stellar’s acquisition of Chain, announced a new implementation called “Starlight” that allows for secure and private bidirectional payments on the Stellar protocol. Payment Channels The whole purpose of these payment channels is to allow different parties to privately and securely transact with zero fees and without having to trust the other party….

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Ripple Co-founder Chris Larsen Becomes 383rd Richest Person in the World on Forbes Ranking

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Investment, News, Regulation

Ripple Co-founder Chris Larsen Becomes 383rd Richest Person in the World on Forbes Ranking

Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen has made a crypto milestone as the first ever billionaire with a fortune gathered exclusively from cryptocurrency-related activity to enter the Forbes 400 list. According to an October 4, 2018 report in Business Insider, Larsen was ranked by Forbes at number 383 on the list with a total net worth just north of $2 billion. Breaking…

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The Top Five Ethereum Competitors

Category: Altcoins, Ethereum, Finance, Investment, News, Tech

The Top Five Ethereum Competitors

Ethereum is the second most valuable cryptocurrency project in the market today. The blockchain computing platform is widely heralded as the beginning of the blockchain 2.0 phase. This is about the fact that its creator Vitalik Buterin further built on the original iteration of the blockchain, the Bitcoin network. Buterin created a new blockchain network, which was able to support…

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U.S. Blockchain Start-Up Chain Acquired by Lightyear; Business to Run on Stellar (XLM) Platform

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U.S. Blockchain Start-Up Chain Acquired by Lightyear; Business to Run on Stellar (XLM) Platform

Lightyear Corp., a firm focused on the Stellar blockchain has acquired the San Francisco based DLT start-up Chain Inc. Per a report published by Reuters on September 10, 2018, Chain’s CEO Adam Ludwin has confirmed the deal. Terms of the Deal Both, the Chain and Lightyear brand will be amalgamated to form a new firm, dubbed ‘Interstellar.’ Chain’s customer base…

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IBM Partners with Stronghold to Create Stablecoin for Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Development, Finance, Investment, News

IBM Partners with Stronghold to Create Stablecoin for Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

On July 17, 2018, global payment and trading platform Stronghold announced the launch of their stablecoin “Stronghold USD.” The cryptocurrency will be built on Stellar Lumens’ (XLM) blockchain and will offer a one-to-one ratio with the U.S. dollar. The San Francisco based firm also disclosed a strategic partnership with IBM to explore novel business applications using the stablecoin. Cure Crypto…

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Stellar in Negotiations to Purchase Chain for $500 Million XLM

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Stellar in Negotiations to Purchase Chain for $500 Million XLM

Negotiations are underway for Stellar to purchase Chain, a blockchain tech startup, for $500 million worth of Stellar Lumens (XLM). Stellar Eyeing to Scoop Chain Engineering Talent San Francisco-based blockchain company, Chain, built a platform called Sequence. Sequence is described by Chain as a “ledger-as-a-service that enables organizations to securely track and transfer balances in a token format.” A tool…

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