Why Consortium Blockchains are Failing

Consortium blockchains have shown their failures throughout recent history. From R3 Corda’s crippled partnerships with its banking partnerships to the agonizingly slow Hyperledger development times, consortium chains have shown that they presently lack the economic models, partnerships, and projects to remain viable in the present blockchain landscape. Consortium Blockchains: Restricted Potential Consortium chains are permissioned […]

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Ripple CEO Skeptical of JP Morgan’s New Cryptocurrency

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse questioned the purpose and the overall utility of the recently announced cryptocurrency JPMCoin. He also outlined the positives aspects of major financial players stepping in the industry.  Garlinghouse Questions Purpose of JPMCoin Brad Garlinghouse, CEO at Ripple — the company behind the third largest cryptocurrency by market cap XRP — expressed […]

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Antalya Homes Accepts Bitcoin for Property Sales in Turkey

All over the world, the real estate industry is taking note of how profitable it is to sell real estate with Bitcoin. For example, leading Turkish real estate agency Antalya Homes reports that it sold nine properties using Bitcoin as payment in 2018.  Buying Real Estate with Bitcoin Allows Buyers to Avoid Transaction Friction Losses […]

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Did Ripple Pay Coinbase to Break Its Own Policy and List XRP?

As XRP trading went fully live on Coinbase Pro, a new report outlines that the cryptocurrency exchange has violated its very own listing framework.  Coinbase Breaching Its Own Rules XRP trading went live on Coinbase Pro on February 25th. Formerly known as GDAX, the platform provides traders with more advanced features compared to the regular […]

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Ripple’s XRP Market Cap May Be 47% Lower Than Advertised

Ripple, the company behind XRP, may be overstating the digital token’s real market cap by as much as 47 percent, according to cryptocurrency data company Messari.  A Hole in the Plot According to a new Messari report, the total circulating supply of XRP 00 is 21.8 billion. This differs significantly from data provided to third-party […]

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‘Market Cap is a Lie’ – Bitcoin Buy Support Dwarfs Ethereum, Altcoins

Bitcoin buy support is a superior metric to coin market capitalization for measuring the future of Bitcoin and altcoins, according to a new monitoring resource. ‘Market Cap Is A Lie’ CoinMarketBook, deliberately named to shadow the current ‘go-to’ directory for cryptocurrency statistics Coinmarketcap, launched in October – but its mission is markedly different. “Market cap […]

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Japan’s Biggest Bank Will Use Ripple for Cross-Border Payments to Brazil

Japan’s biggest bank MUFG and Brazil’s Banco Bradesco are to collaborate on a new cross-border payment service based on Ripple technology. Memorandum of Understanding The two banks signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), agreeing to co-develop the system. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is Japan’s largest banking group and recently announced it would launch its own […]

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Trezor Model T Now Supports 10 More Cryptos Including Monero, Ripple

Popular cryptocurrency hardware wallet Trezor has introduced two firmware updates on both of its models – Trezor Model T and Trezor One. The move comes shortly after the wallet enabled its users to exchange directly through its interface. Trezor Model T Supports More Cryptocurrencies According to the official release, the new firmware for Trezor Model […]

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Forbes Names Ripple Co-Founder Chris Larsen as Wealthiest from Crypto

Chris Larsen has made this year’s Forbes 400 rich list as the 383rd richest person and is the first to ever make the list with a value accumulated solely from cryptocurrency. Forbes released its latest Forbes 400 list, for 2018, last week, estimating that Larsen is worth $2.1 billion. After gaining $78.5 billion in a […]

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