Category: Ripple

Markets Trade Sideways, Bitcoin Touches $6,600 Earlier Today

Tuesday, Oct. 9: Crypto markets keep trading sideways, with almost all top 20 coins by market cap in the red after seeing some growth yesterday. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is slightly down around 0.3 percent today, trading at $6,627 at press time. During the day, the major cryptocurrency dipped two dollars below the […]

Lacklustre Markets See Bitcoin Dip Below $6,600, Top Altcoins See Minor Losses

Monday, October 1: crypto markets today are shaky and largely red, with Ripple (XRP) losing the most among the large-market-cap coins and most altcoins hit with modest losses on the day, as data from Coin360 shows. Market visualization by Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is down just over half a percent on the day, trading around $6,550 […]

Crypto Markets See Mixed Signals, Ethereum Beats Ripple by Market Cap

Saturday, September 22: crypto markets have seen a mix of red and green, with Ethereum (ETH) having passed Ripple (XRP) to come back to be ranked the second top cryptocurrency by market cap, according to CoinMarketCap. Market visualization from Coin360 After surging up to $6,809 earlier today, Bitcoin (BTC) is slightly down over the past […]

The Race for the Cross-Border Payments Market

Competition in the business of facilitating cross-border payments has just gotten tighter. Until recently, the primary fintech challenger to the reigning SWIFT international payment system has been Ripple Labs and its various products designed for the institutional banking sector. The first week of September saw the game-changing news break, as IBM announced promotion of its DLT-powered […]

IBM Reveals Stellar-Based ‘Near Real-Time’ Blockchain Payment Network

IBM has brought its Blockchain World Wire (BWW) payment network out of beta this week, according to a ?? post on IBM’s website. BWW, which uses digital currency on Stellar’s blockchain to facilitate international settlements between banks in “near real-time,” is the latest step forward for IBM and Stellar, which have been eyeing blockchain payment […]

Crypto Markets See Slight Slump, Ethereum Fails to Hold $300 Support

Saturday, August 18: crypto markets have seen another slump today, with some coins wavering following weekly gains, according to data from Coinmarketcap. Total market cap has dipped as low as $210 billion at press time. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is down 1.79 percent over the past 24 hours, trading at $6,396 at press […]

Do Banks Even Want to Go Blockchain?

On June 18, Carlos Torres, CEO of Spanish bank BBVA, declared that blockchain is “not mature” and faces major challenges. During the past month, blockchain’s effectiveness and maturity were also questioned by players as big as the Bank of Canada (BoC), the Russian Central Bank, and DNB, the Central Bank of the Netherlands. While blockchain […]

Banks Unlikely to Apply Blockchain for Cross-Border Payments in Near Future

Ripple chief cryptographer David Schwartz claims that banks are unlikely to deploy blockchain to process international payments, citing low scalability and privacy problems, Reuters reports June 13. In an interview with Reuters, Schwartz argued that despite the fact that banks acknowledge blockchain technology’s potential in reducing transaction times and costs, the technology is still not […]

Bank Of Canada Says Blockchain Effective For Securities Settlements, Questions ‘Benefits’

Canada’s central bank, Toronto Stock Exchange operator TMX Group, and non-profit organization Payments Canada, completed tests showing blockchain can be used for instantaneous securities settlements, Reuters reports today, May 11. The three companies concluded that blockchain, the technology originally developed for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), is usable for automating securities settlements in real time. […]