PNC Bank Signs On to Use Ripple’s xCurrent, Joins RippleNet

PNC Bank Signs On to Use Ripple’s xCurrent, Joins RippleNet

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Ripple has revealed that it has signed its first major U.S. bank to its network. .@PNCBank has joined the 100+ financial institutions on RippleNet. It’s one of the first major U.S. banks to use #blockchain tech to streamline payments into and out of the country. https://t.co/nckQaup9vZ — Ripple (@Ripple) September 19, 2018 PNC Bank and…

Ripple’s xRapid Product Gains Momentum, May Launch in the Next Month

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Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said earlier this year that he hopes to have major banks using the company’s cryptocurrency XRP by the end of the calendar year, and “dozens” more using it in 2019. A big part of making that a reality will be Ripple’s xRapid product, which company executives hinted may launch within the next month.…

Former Ripple CTO's Blockchain Project Coil Enters Closed Beta

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The new company, which incorporates the Interledger and Codius technologies Thomas helped develop at Ripple, is now available to try out.

Inside OnChainFX’s Breakeven Multiple and the Winners of Last Alt Season

Inside OnChainFX’s Breakeven Multiple and the Winners of Last Alt Season

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While 2017 was a year of exorbitant gains and lavish dreams, 2018 has crashed the reality of cryptocurrency enthusiasts back to Earth. Many of the incredible gains seen in 2017 have been entirely wiped out, and those who bought at or near all-time-highs (ATH) are deep in the red. To help illustrate those losses, OnChainFX…

Ripple Endorses 'Preferred' Crypto Exchanges for XRP Payments

Ripple Endorses 'Preferred' Crypto Exchanges for XRP Payments

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Ripple is recommending three cryptocurrency exchanges as the “preferred partners” for transacting on its xRapid payments platform.

Markets Report: July Posts Second Strongest Monthly BTC Performance of 2018

Markets Report: July Posts Second Strongest Monthly BTC Performance of 2018

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Looking at the monthly charts, July saw BTC produce its second best performing month of price action during 2018 after gaining in value by more than 20%. By contrast, the majority of leading cryptocurrency markets by capitalization posted their third consecutive red monthly candle. Stellar was the highest performing top crypto market during July, gaining…

Crypto Investment Fund Pantera Capital Predicts $67,500 Bitcoin in 2019

Crypto Investment Fund Pantera Capital Predicts $67,500 Bitcoin in 2019

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Pantera Capital, one of the first investment firms to focus solely on the cryptocurrency and blockchain sector, has announced a substantial lifetime return of over 10,000% in a recent announcement celebrating the fund’s 5-year anniversary. Announced via Medium on July 27, Pantera Capital’s five-year anniversary celebration offers a retrospective view on the history of the…

Altcoins Are Dying

Altcoins Are Dying

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Anyone unacquainted with the cryptocurrency market might assume, casually reading the price of bitcoin in their morning paper, that the past seven days have been good for investors. BTC is up 18% in a week and is now hovering around the $7,400 mark. By any reckoning, that’s good going. But bitcoin’s recent show of strength…

Bithumb Reveals 11 Cryptocurrencies Lost and Plan to Compensate Customers

Bithumb Reveals 11 Cryptocurrencies Lost and Plan to Compensate Customers

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South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb has announced the 11 cryptocurrencies stolen in last week’s theft and the amount of each coin missing. A compensation plan has also been unveiled for the equivalent value of the lost coins in an undetermined cryptocurrency. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Only Half As Much Crypto…

Ripple Executive Elected to Lead Federal Reserve Task Force

Ripple Executive Elected to Lead Federal Reserve Task Force

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Business Development Head of Research for Ripple Labs, Ryan Zagone, has been elected to the Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments Task Force Steering Committee. The Steering Committee’s 16 members are designated to lead the 321 stakeholders that comprise the Task Force. In an effort to make American payments faster by 2020, the Faster Payments Task Force was…