XRP Olympic Petition Tops 10K Signatures, Raises Goal to 15K

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Last week, CryptoSlate reported on Japan resident Ken Takahashi’s Change.org petition to make Ripple’s XRP the official cryptocurrency of the 2020 Olympic games. At the time the petition had reached over 5K signatures toward a goal of 7,500. It now stands at nearly 12K signatures and has raised the end goal to 15K. Bypassing the…

Ripple Event Reveal: 3 Companies Are Now Using XRP for Real Payments

Ripple Event Reveal: 3 Companies Are Now Using XRP for Real Payments

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During Ripple’s annual Swell conference, CEO Brad Garlinghouse announced three firms that will use XRP in commercial cross-border payments.

Why U.S. Congress Won’t Pass Crypto Bills Anytime Soon

Why U.S. Congress Won’t Pass Crypto Bills Anytime Soon

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According to Jake Chervinsky, a government enforcement defense and securities litigation attorney at Kobre & Kim LLP, as of now, the U.S. Congress will not be passing a crypto bill in the foreseeable future. Had drinks yesterday with a friend who's deeply connected in DC. Me: “what do you hear about crypto on the Hill?”Him:…

New Ripple-Led Advocacy Group to Pay DC Lobbyists in XRP

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Ripple is leading a group of organizations launching an advocacy body in Washington D.C. that will pay for lobbying in both U.S. dollars and XRP.

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.