• Santander and American Express have become the latest high-profile clients to use Ripple for cross-border payments. Ripple Cross-Border: Who Even Needs XRP? In an announcement today, the institutions announced a partnership with the Blockchain payment network to initially send instant payments between US and UK business users of Amex’s FXIP platform. UK Santander bank accounts will be able to receive the Ripple-based payments. In today’s press release, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said: We’re taking a

    Ripple Shoots Up After AMEX Deal and Secret US Bank Meeting

    | 2017/11/16 1:00 pm
  • The manager and operator of Japanese Ripple exchange Ripple Trade Japan has been arrested for allegedly defrauding a customer for ¥1.4 million ($12,470) with potentially further charges pending. Yuki Takenaka, a 31-year-old head of Ripple Trade Japan allegedly defrauded a man from the Miyagi Prefecture of Japan back in March 2015, knowingly allowing him to deposit funds despite the fact that the company was foundering and unable of processing refunds. According to police, Takenaka, a resident of Kyoto has

    Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Manager Arrested For Ripple Fraud

    | 2017/10/19 12:00 pm
  • With a year-to-date growth of almost 4,000%, at the close of the second quarter of 2017, it was Ripple that was the star of the cryptocurrency world. The growth of Ripple, and its token, XRP, has been phenomenal in a market that is used to seeing astronomical growth. The XRP token closed out the second financial quarter of 2017 on June 30th priced at $0.26 USD. That is a 1,159% increase for the quarter alone

    Ripple Outshines Bitcoin and Ethereum, Up Almost 4,000%

    | 2017/07/23 7:00 pm
  • The Ripple cryptocurrency XRP has been the center of attentions, rallying to unprecedented heights over the last month but what is truly fueling the rally? [Note: This is an Op-Ed] XRP Shoots Up 445% Ripple has been enjoying a phenomenal month on the price charts, constantly breaking all time highs and dominating daily trading volume. Although recent times have been filled with exciting rallies, XRP has overshadowed every altcoin out there, growing over 445%% in two weeks,

    Ripple Soars 445% in 2 Weeks, But XRP Holders Won’t Like This Article

    | 2017/05/17 9:00 am
  • Riding the wave of recent positive news for Ripple, the XRP token is roaring with a 200% price surge over the weekend as the cryptocurrency market is reaching higher highs. But is Ripple for real or is it being fueled by confusion among new investors?  Is Ripple For Real? Jokes were abound this weekend as the cryptocurrency industry embraced April Fool’s Day in usual fashion. Meanwhile, Ripple experienced a serious surge with its market cap soaring from $360,000 USD to over

    Is Ripple Price Being Fueled by Confused Investors?

    | 2017/04/03 6:00 am
  • After a slow or turbulent start of 2017, the global cryptocurrency market picked up the pace and really hit its stride in the month of February. Momentum. That seems to be the word that best describes February as nearly every top decentralized digital currency has seen growth and reasons for optimism as Spring approaches. Let’s review what the state of affairs is for the top five cryptocurrencies as they head into March. February: Bitcoin Best

    Top 3 Cryptocurrencies Easily Outperform S&P, Dow Jones in February

    | 2017/03/01 10:30 am
  • United Arab Emirates’ National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBD) has unveiled a partnership with Ripple to begin cross-border remittances via blockchain technology. UAE Taps Bank-Blockchain Pioneer The move, announced Wednesday, means NBD is the first Middle East and North Africa sector bank to commence operations with the technology. “Blockchain technology transforms and paves a new way in achieving our goals and better serve our customers, adding value through accessibility and transparency,” CPI Financial quotes Ramana Kumar, Managing Director

    Abu Dhabi Bank Picks Ripple for Its Blockchain Remittances

    | 2017/02/01 9:00 am
  • In the world of altcoins, Litecoin, Ethereum, and even Monero have all had some moments in the sun. However, the one that may end up being the most successful of them all is Ripple (XRP), and they have joined Bitstamp’s digital currency exchange this week. XRP Trading Comes at Bitstamp Beginning on Wednesday, Bitstamp users can create Ripple’s XRP deposits and withdrawals, with full-service trading to begin on Tuesday, January 17th. When full trading commences, there will

    Bitstamp: Ripple’s XRP a ‘Good Fit’ for EU License Requirements

    | 2017/01/12 2:00 am
  • 30 March 2016 – This month leaves us some interesting trends in the cryptocurrency market, With Bitcoin remaining solidly above $400 USD coming out of last month’s bullish run, scraping $399 just once on the sixth and averaging day-to-day around $415. This despite a plateau in hashpower on the network, likely in anticipation of the coming halving and problems with core scaling development. Even more fascinating, though, is the explosive price increase of Ethereum, increasing

    Monthly Price Trends Show BTC Stagnation, Ethereum’s Long Hold Viability

    | 2016/03/30 5:18 am
  • This week in Bitcoin, we saw a straight trend downwards, with no reversals or bounces. The price briefly held at $240, peaking at $242, and then proceeded to slowly depreciate until it hit a floor at $228 — decreasing nearly 5% over the last seven days. Since then, the price has recovered slightly and is hovering at $230. Also Read: Last Week’s Market Wrap Up Bitcoin’s depression in price is most likely due to the attention OKCoin

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 5/24-5/31: Bitcoin Falls Below $230, Ripple Rebounds, Vertcoin Holds Steady

    | 2015/06/02 12:59 am
  • The Ripple payment network is facing criticism this week over revelations about the liquidity of some of its assets. It’s come to light that Ripple gateways — the onramps and offramps of the network — have the ability to “freeze” user funds at will. Furthermore, Ripple Labs has already used its influence to convince Bitstamp, a prominent gateway and exchange, to freeze $1 million worth of funds belonging to Ripple’s departed founder Jed McCaleb. Also

    “Not-So-Decentralized” Ripple Freezes $1m in User Funds

    | 2015/04/21 8:00 am
  • The International Ripple Business Association (IRBA) has recently relaunched with a new website. The IRBA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on promoting business activity that is built into the Ripple protocol. The IRBA provides guidance to businesses based on the principals used by the American Bankers Association, and the Asian Bankers Association. Disclaimer: The Author has no holdings in Ripple, and no relation to the IRBA. Special gateways allow the movement of funds

    International Ripple Business Association Relaunches

    | 2015/03/02 9:00 pm