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Top Schools to Benefit from Ripple’s $50 Million University Blockchain Research Initiative

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News

Top Schools to Benefit from Ripple’s $50 Million University Blockchain Research Initiative

Ripple has announced plans to invest the sum of $50 million into a blockchain research initiative in partnership with highly ranked universities around the world. So far, 17 schools have been confirmed as part of the initiative including The University of North Carolina, The University of Pennsylvania, University College London, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Korea University, amongst others….

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Ripple CEO: Altcoins to Soon Decouple from Bitcoin’s Price Gyrations

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Ripple CEO: Altcoins to Soon Decouple from Bitcoin’s Price Gyrations

The cryptocurrency sector attracts a lot of mainstream media attention due to monumental investment returns, with much of the price movements attributed to bitcoin. But, the CEO of Ripple, Brad Garlinghouse, believes that this phenomenon could soon end, and cryptocurrencies may decouple from bitcoin’s price action before the end of 2018. Market to Soon Decouple From Bitcoin Garlinghouse refers to…

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First Bank in Kuwait to Test Ripple Blockchain to Process Instant Global Payments

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Finance, News, Tech

First Bank in Kuwait to Test Ripple Blockchain to Process Instant Global Payments

Kuwait Finance House (KFH), the first commercial bank in the State of Kuwait established in 1977, announced on May 26, 2018, that it has begun testing Ripple’s blockchain protocol to settle instantaneous global payments and remittances in a decentralized manner. More Partners, More Momentum The deal between KFH and Ripple carries significance in regards to the influence of Ripple throughout…

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Ashton Kutcher and Ripple Donate $4 Million in Crypto for Ellen DeGeneres Charity

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News

Ashton Kutcher and Ripple Donate $4 Million in Crypto for Ellen DeGeneres Charity

Ashton Kutcher surprised Ellen Degeneres when he donated $4 million on behalf of Ripple to Ellen DeGeneres’ wildlife charity on May 23. The $4 million was in the form of Ripple’s XRP token. According to Coinmarketcap, ripple is considered the third most-valuable cryptocurrency with a market capitalization of $24.4 million, behind bitcoin and Ethereum’s ether. Kutcher donated live on the…

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Revolut Adds Bitcoin Cash, Ripple to its Payments App

Category: Altcoins, Business, Finance, News

Revolut Adds Bitcoin Cash, Ripple to its Payments App

Revolut, the French digital payments app which introduced services for bitcoin, litecoin, and ether in 2017, announced the addition of ripple (XRP) and bitcoin cash (BCH) on May 24, 2018. The company states that ever since adding support for cryptocurrencies, a significant increase in their valuation, customer base, and profit has been observed. BCH, XRP Find New Market The firm’s…

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Ripple as Investor Questions its “Never Ending ICO”

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News, Regulation

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Ripple as Investor Questions its “Never Ending ICO”

Ripple’s controversial XRP token has come under fire after an investor sued the blockchain-based payments network for allegedly “defrauding” investors. Shots Fired! On the morning of May 4, 2018, Ryan Coffey filed a lawsuit against Ripple in the San Francisco County Superior Court seeking damages from Ripple on “behalf of all investors.” Coffey alleges that Ripple blatantly violates federal and…

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Oman-Based Banking Giant Set to Use Ripple Blockchain for Cross-Border Payments

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Finance, News, Tech

Oman-Based Banking Giant Set to Use Ripple Blockchain for Cross-Border Payments

San Francisco-based Fintech firm, Ripple, the proud creator of the Ripple (XRP) altcoin is unrelenting in its efforts to become a formidable force in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. On May 1, 2018, an Omanis bank has joined the growing list of financial institutions using the Ripple enterprise blockchain network, RippleNet. The Ripple Effect Bank Dhofar, an Omanis financial services firm has…

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Ripple Under Scrutiny During UK Treasury Committee Hearing

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Commentary, News, Regulation

Ripple Under Scrutiny During UK Treasury Committee Hearing

Ripple came under attack during a UK Parliamentary hearing in the UK that discussed cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology on May 1. Ripple Under the Spotlight The attacks didn’t come from members of Parliament, but rather Martin Walker and FT Alphaville editor Izabella Kaminska who spoke before the Treasury Committee. The pair also submitted written evidence saying that within the crypto…

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Ripple Asks UK Government To “End the Wild West Days,” Introduce Regulations

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News, Regulation

Ripple Asks UK Government To “End the Wild West Days,” Introduce Regulations

Owing to the “Wild West” days- meaning no laws or regulations present – of the cryptocurrency market, Ripple, the world’s third largest digital currency, has encouraged the British regulators to follow Japan’s example of the implementation of new rules to end any crypto-frauds. Crypto-Markets Need Regulations The UK regulators were asked to maintain a balance between “capturing risks and enabling…

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Strategist Says XRP “Not A Security,” Remains Positive On Coinbase Listing

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Strategist Says XRP “Not A Security,” Remains Positive On Coinbase Listing

In an interview with CNBC, a senior executive of Ripple said the company’s native XRP token is not a security. The statement comes after widespread speculation regarding the digital token’s listing on Coinbase, which follows strict guidelines and strives to remain legally compliant. Cryptocurrencies Are Securities, Says SEC According to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), general security laws…

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