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Banco Santander Rolling out Ripple Payments in Q1

Adam James · February 2, 2018 · 2:30 pm Same day international mobile payments utilizing the cryptocurrency Ripple’s (XRP) distributed ledger technology are on the horizon. Sending Ripples Through the Banking Industry Spanish banking group Banco Santander—“the first UK bank to introduce Blockchain technology which facilitates international payments, through a new app”—plans on making the […]

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Ripple (XRP) – The Dark Horse Favorite for 2018?

Bitcoinist.net · February 2, 2018 · 7:30 pm According to Coinmarketcap.com, Ripple (XRP) is currently the third most popular cryptocurrency by capitalization, holding steady at about $32 billion dollars. As of the start of this week, it has been the only top-5 cryptocurrency that has had a positive trend since it started trading. However, the […]

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Missed the Altcoin Craze? Don’t Worry, the Satoshi Is Still Very Cheap

Op-Ed When Satoshi Nakamoto designed bitcoin, his smartest trick wasn’t to cap the total supply at 21 million coins – it was to make each coin divisible to eight decimal places. At the time, as now, the smallest unit of bitcoin was worth so little as to be inexpressible in fiat terms. But bitcoin’s creator […]

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Bitcoin trader after a discussion with his accountant: ‘F**k taxes’

Cryptocurrency traders, relatively new to the “investing” game and coming off a year of incredible gains, are getting a crash course in what traditional stock flippers have known for a long time: Uncle Sam’s prying fingers can seriously ding profits. So how do they feel about it? Well, Latex-man, for one, is feeling burned by […]

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SBI Holdings to Exclusively List Ripple’s XRP at Launch of SBI Virtual Currencies

Tabassum Naiz · January 31, 2018 · 7:00 pm Tokyo-based SBI Holdings has announced that its digital assets exchange, SBI Virtual Currencies, which launched in beta yesterday, will list Ripple (XRP) as the only cryptocurrency supported at launch. XRP is the first and the only cryptocurrency to be listed on SBI Virtual Currencies during its […]

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb vs David Birch on The Bitcoin Standard

Reviews The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, by bitcoin maximalist Saifedean Ammous, is set for a spring release, having managed to make news ahead by snagging philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb to write its foreword. Mr. Taleb is his usual profound self, offering a full-throated defense of its essential idea, in contrast to […]

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Uphold Receives $57.7M Investment to Add XRP and Insure Deposits – The Merkle

Even though a lot of cryptocurrency enthusiasts are not too fond of Ripple or XRP, there is a lot of merit to this particular digital asset. In fact, Greg Kidd, an early Coinbase investor, is now investing in competing exchange Uphold. His objective is to ensure that the company integrates XRP as well as offers insurance to […]

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Most Cryptocurrencies Are More Centralized Than You Think

Altcoins The whole point of cryptocurrencies is that they’re decentralized. Peer-to-peer cash; trustless exchange; bypassing intermediaries. So why are numerous cryptocurrencies structured more like central banks? From adjusting wallet balances to controlling nodes, many crypto projects behave just like the financial institutions they were meant to replace. Throw in the cult of a strong leader, […]

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The cryptocurrency market just suffered a theft worse than Mt. Gox

Bitcoin prices and the value of other cryptocurrencies dropped on Friday as Tokyo-based Coincheck Inc. revealed that as much as $530 million in digital assets had been stolen, eliciting shades of the Mt. Gox hack back in 2014. In fact, at about half a billion dollars in digital assets absconded, the hack would represent the […]

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HYCM Trading Platform Adds XRP and Bitcoin Cash CFDs – The Merkle

Cryptocurrency will continue to make a big impact in the world of traditional finance. More and more companies are offering cryptocurrency-related CFDs as we speak. HYCM, a global leader in online capital markets trading, has added both XRP and Bitcoin Cash to its range of cryptocurrency offerings. It’s a major step forward for the cryptocurrency […]

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