• Ripple continues to grow its empire with the official launch of Xpring, a new investment initiative that helps fund entrepreneurs in exchange for the utilization of XRP and the XRP Ledger. ‘We’re Uniquely Positioned to Support Entrepreneurs in a Meaningful Way’ Ripple — a San Francisco-based real-time gross settlement system, currency exchange and remittance network — has announced a new initiative, Xpring, “that will invest in, incubate, acquire and provide grants to companies and projects run by

    Ripple Announces Xpring Initiative to Build Ecosystem Around XRP

    | 2018/05/14 1:00 pm
  • The fourth annual Consensus conference, Bitcoin’s biggest event of the year, begins today, May 14, 2018. Will bitcoin price surge once again during the event as it has in previous three years? RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BITCOIN PRICE AND CONSENSUS A look at the previous three Consensus Conferences shows significant crypto price movements during and immediately after. This trend has been maintained in all three conferences so far. Thus, it stands to reason that the pattern could continue

    Bitcoin Price Historically Surges With Consensus Conference, Data Shows

    | 2018/05/14 9:00 am
  • Ripple, a real-time gross settlement system, currency exchange, and remittance network, has announced the results of its first pilot for xRapid — the company’s business solution for payment providers and financial institutions looking to expand their reaches into new markets with increased scale, speed, and cost efficiency.  Promising Results In its push to modernize financial services infrastructure via high-powered blockchain-powered solutions, improve the speed and cost of cross-border payments, lower barriers to financial inclusion, and

    Ripple Announces Positive First Pilot Results for xRapid

    | 2018/05/13 11:00 am
  • Bitcoin proponent and former Goldman Sachs trader Mike Novogratz has inked a partnership deal with Bloomberg to launch a cryptocurrency index platform. Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Capital Management LP and Bloomberg will establish the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index (BGCI). The index service will provide trusted asset tracking for 10 of the most liquid cryptocurrencies in the market. The Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index The BGCI is part of the Bloomberg Index Services Limited catalog and is administered

    Billionaire Bitcoin Bull Partners with Bloomberg to Launch Cryptocurrency Index Platform

    | 2018/05/10 12:30 pm
  • Ripple’s array of partners continues to expand as Coinone joins RippleNet. Another Day, Another Partnership According to an announcement from the Ripple team, Coinone Transfer — a subsidiary of Coinone — has officially joined RippleNet. The payments business is set to use xCurrent, Ripple’s increasingly popular blockchain solution for cross-border payments and settlement. Coinone is one of Korea’s largest exchanges for digital assets and is now poised to become the country’s first to utilize RippleNet.

    Coinone Joins RippleNet Amid Claims That Ripple ‘Is Trying to Build a Private Central Bank’

    | 2018/05/09 5:00 pm
  • In a time when we’re bombarded with the supposed evils of Bitcoin (right, Mr. Baby Brains Munger?) on a seemingly daily basis, it’s refreshing to see crypto take the spotlight for a worthy cause. According to Bloomberg, this is exactly what happened at a San Francisco fundraising gala held on the 3rd of May. The event was held to raise money to combat poverty in the Bay Area and was planned by the Tipping Point

    Silicon Valley Philanthropists Dig Deep into their Crypto Wallets during Fundraising Event

    | 2018/05/09 5:00 am
  • A San Diego-based law firm has filed a class action lawsuit against Ripple accusing the crypto firm of violating both state and federal securities law. The suit alleges that Ripple investors have incurred losses due to company’s sale of XRP tokens. There continues to be an ongoing debate as to whether XRP tokens are securities. Details of the Ripple Lawsuit Taylor-Copeland law is the name of the law firm handling the case. According to a

    Ripple Slapped with Class Action Lawsuit from Disgruntled Investor

    | 2018/05/04 6:00 pm
  • Blockchain technology has its fair share of haters, but one individual in the banking industry has taken doubt to an entirely new level. ‘Blockchain is a Fad’ Martin Walker, the director of the Center for Evidence-Based Management, has made statements yesterday against blockchain technology which are so bearish, it’s hard to tell whether he’s serious, or has ulterior motives. Flanked on either side by Everledger’s Chris Taylor and Ripple’s Ryan Zagone, Walker told The British Parliament’s Treasury

    Nocoiner to British Gov’t: Blockchain Belongs With ‘Magic Wands’ and ‘Pixie Dust’

    | 2018/05/03 3:00 am
  • Ripple has published its performance report for the first quarter of 2018 on the company website. The San Francisco startup reported an increase in sales of XRP tokens. XRP Sales Performance Report for Q1 2018 Ripple sold $167.7 million USD worth of its XRP tokens in the first quarter of 2018. This represents an increase of 83 percent from the sales figures of the previous quarter. The Q1 2018 XRP sales outstrip the Q1 2017

    Ripple Releases Performance Report for Q1 2018

    | 2018/04/27 9:00 pm
  • Bitcoin is the boss, but will Ethereum or Ripple ever catch up? Don’t hold your breath. Brand Power Stop the average person on the street and ask them about cryptocurrency, and the first thing that will likely pop into their mind is Bitcoin — and for good reason. Bitcoin (BTC) is the first and the foremost cryptocurrency, spending its entire lifespan on the top of the charts and currently maintaining a total market dominance of

    Will Ethereum or Ripple Ever Beat Out Bitcoin?

    | 2018/04/27 7:00 am
  • Ripple, a San Francisco-based real-time gross settlement system, currency exchange and remittance network, has announced partnerships with five new European and Asian customers. FairFX (U.K.), RationalFX (U.K.), Exchange4Free (U.K.), UniPAY (Georgia), and MoneyMatch (Malaysia) will all use xVia to power frictionless payments over RippleNet. Adding Five More to the List xVia is a technological solution for corporates, payment providers and banks wishing to send payments across various networks using a standard interface. As explained by Ripple’s official

    Ripple Partners With 5 More European and Asian Companies

    | 2018/04/27 3:00 am
  • Listing properties for Bitcoin is an emerging trend. Now, one cryptocurrency believer is opening up his six-story brick-and-mortar home on New York’s Upper East Side for purchase with Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple. Living Large If you’re a resident of New York and looking to move up to the big leagues, a 22-foot-wide, six-story, marble-and-limestone house at East 76th Street near Fifth Avenue is now available for purchase with the three leading cryptocurrencies. The property in

    Got $45 Million in Bitcoin, Ethereum, or Ripple? Buy a House Near Fifth Avenue

    | 2018/04/19 8:30 pm
  • Ripple, the most centralized cryptocurrency among the market leaders, has asked regulators in the UK to follow Japan’s example by ramping up the rules and acting to corral the untamed cryptocurrency market. Ripple Likes Rules As reported by The Telegraph, Ripple’s head of regulatory relations, Ryan Zagone, has requested that UK regulators find the sweet spot between “capturing risk and enabling innovation,” while specifying three “pillars” for lawmakers to focus their regulations on – consumer protection, anti-money laundering, and

    Ripple Likes Regulation, Requests More from the UK

    | 2018/04/16 9:00 am
  • Following reports that popular US-based cryptocurrency exchanges Coinbase and Gemini turned down payments from Ripple to list the company’s XRP token, a top executive from the real-time gross settlement system, currency exchange, and remittance network has tried to set the record straight. The third largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, Ripple (XRP), is not a security — at least, not in the minds of its parent company. In an interview with CNBC, Ripple’s chief market strategist, Cory

    Ripple Exec Says XRP is ‘Absolutely Not a Security’

    | 2018/04/14 7:30 am
  • Ripple continues to throw its own in-house cryptocurrency around like it has an unlimited supply — which isn’t too far from the truth. Pocket Change The fintech startup — known for its a real-time gross settlement system, currency exchange, and remittance network — has invested $25 million of its own digital currency (XRP) into “a dedicated sidecar vehicle alongside Blockchain Capital’s fourth venture fund,” as reported by Fortune. Ripple’s investment follows last month’s announcement that

    Ripple Invests $25 Million XRP into Blockchain Capital Venture Fund

    | 2018/04/12 8:30 am
  • Bert Ely, an attention-seeking financial expert who has been referred to as “The King of Quotes,” has thrown some more of his stereotypical alarmist opinions in the direction of Bitcoin and other leading cryptocurrencies. This time, he’s gone so far as to claim that they have ‘no substantive or intrinsic value’ — even though they clearly do. ‘No Rational Justification’ Sometimes, it’s hard to tell if Bert Ely is serious. You may recognize the name

    Bitcoin, Ether, XRP ‘Have No Intrinsic Value,’ Because Bert Ely Says So

    | 2018/04/11 10:30 am
  • Ripple has certainly signed no shortage of deals over the past few months. Two deals the company hasn’t been able to sign, however, are with two of the United States’ largest cryptocurrency exchanges — Gemini and Coinbase. Too Risky Ripple may be making friends all over the world, but it’s been unsuccessful gaining traction on US-based exchanges. According to Bloomberg, four unidentified insiders, who are knowledgeable of the situation, claim Ripple offered financial incentives to

    Here’s the Real Reason Why Coinbase & Gemini Won’t List Ripple (XRP)

    | 2018/04/05 9:00 am
  • Despite the FUD we often hear from big bank bigwigs, it seems that big banks are actually opening up to the idea of dealing in digital assets. Cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin and Ripple, create interesting bedfellows for banks. Bitcoin is open for trade with a few big banks, and Ripple may have some transaction processing solutions for the traditional banker. Recent rumblings have led us to believe that big banks are warming up to Bitcoin and

    Big Banks Send Mixed Messages About Bitcoin, Ripple

    | 2018/03/30 7:00 am
  • Uphold, a cloud-based digital money platform enabling users to buy, hold, convert and transact various currencies, commodities, and cryptocurrencies, has now launched the trading of Ripple’s XRP. Uphodl XRP Uphold users are now able to purchase XRP directly from the website with no transaction fees for the first 5 million XRP purchased, and they may convert the cryptocurrency into seven other cryptocurrencies, 23 fiat currencies, and four precious metals. In a press release published earlier today,

    Uphold Adds Ripple (XRP) Buy / Sell Options to Its Digital Money Platform

    | 2018/03/28 2:00 pm
  • Ripple, a leading real-time gross settlement system, currency exchange, and remittance network, has announced its $29 million donation in support of public schools in the United States. Helping Educators Inspire the Next Generation Ripple, home to the third largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization and founded by one of the wealthiest individuals in the world, has generously donated $29 million to support public schools in the United States. “Every Rippler, from the executive team to our newest

    Ripple Donates $29 Million XRP to US Public Schools

    | 2018/03/28 4:15 am
  • According to Ripple co-founder Jeb McCaleb, both cryptocurrency and blockchain technology are in need of a decentralized network if they hope to be successful in the long run. He also thinks investors should be concerned with Ripple’s centralized nature. Decentralization is Key Ripple co-founder and Stellar creator Jeb McCaleb thinks cryptocurrency needs a decentralized network which anyone can participate in if it is to survive the test of time. He told CNBC’s Fast Money: The

    Ripple Co-Founder: Company’s Centralization ‘Should Be Concerning for People’

    | 2018/03/24 1:00 pm
  • While Ripple is “not a bad investment” right now, major challenges exist when it comes to long-term prospects for its bank-oriented digital token (XRP), according to Weiss Ratings. 2 Dilemmas for Ripple’s XRP Token… Independent ratings agency Weiss Ratings began listing cryptocurrency grades since January of this year. While Bitcoin’s relatively low grade of a C+ (recently upgraded to a B-) received most of the attention, the agency also graded many other cryptocurrencies, helping investors

    3 Big Problems Ripple Investors Can No Longer Ignore

    | 2018/03/21 6:30 am
  • Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse has claimed that the real “winners” in the cryptocurrency space are lawyers. Lawyers are licking their chops As Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) continue to bombard cryptocurrency investors left and right, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse has stated that entrepreneurs issuing digital tokens would be wise to “save some of those proceeds” for impending lawsuits. Garlinghouse told CNBC at Singapore’s Money 20/20 conference: Entrepreneurs need to be [going in with their] eyes wide

    Ripple CEO: ICOs Better Save Money For Lawyers

    | 2018/03/16 7:00 pm