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Bitcoin Won’t Be Global Currency: Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse

Brad Garlinghouse of Ripple told CNBC on Tuesday that Bitcoin will not be the catch-all solution people are hoping for in terms of being a global currency. “I think it’s not going to be the panacea that people once thought it would be, where it would solve all of these different kinds... Read More

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Ripple Adds Five New Money Transfer Operators to xVia

Blockchain-based payments solution firm Ripple has added five new clients from Asia and Europe, who will use xVia API over RippleNet. Among the five clients three are from the UK – FairFX, RationalFX, and Exchange4Free – one from Georgia – UniPAY – and the last one from Malaysia – MoneyMatch.... Read More

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Snoop Dogg To Promote Ripple At Invite-Only Event In NYC

Ripple is hosting a VIP gathering, dubbed “XRP Community Night,” in NYC on May 15, with a performance by Snoop Dog, the company announced Tuesday, April 24. The event is “invite-only,” but two Twitter contests will run in which participants can vie for ten tickets: “Twitter Trivia” and “Make the... Read More

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Santander Has Bigger Plans for Ripple’s Technology

Spanish banking giant Santander says it plans to expand its use of Ripple’s xCurrent technology to a huge pool of potential customers. Earlier this month, Santander announced the development of OnePay FX, the first blockchain-based international money transfer service across multiple countries built on Ripple’s xCurrent. In a new Q&A... Read More

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Ripple looks to back the next Uber by investing $25 million into a blockchain-focused fund

 Blockchain start-up Ripple, whose digital currency has seen huge volatility this year, is investing in a blockchain-focused fund to encourage the next great technology app built using its software. Ripple, which owns about 60 billion of the 100 billion ripple, or XRP, tokens ever created, said Wednesday that it would... Read More

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Santander to Launch Ripple Payment App This Week

Global banking giant Santander Group is reportedly launching a blockchain-based application for cross-border foreign exchange on Friday. According to a report by the Financial Times on Thursday, the app, dubbed One Pay FX, is initially to be rolled out for Santander’s customers in four countries – Spain, the U.K., Brazil and... Read More

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Is XRP a Security? Major Ripple Debates Explained

What is a “cryptocurrency?” Try as Webster dictionary may, a formal definition remains hard to pin down. While it’s unclear exactly when the word itself was coined, bitcoin, the world’s very first such cryptographically-backed asset, is probably the answer that most often springs to mind. Still, a vast array of very... Read More

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An XRP ICO? It’s On Whether Ripple Likes It or Not

It turns out, you can launch crypto tokens on Ripple’s XRP Ledger, and a small group of coders are seeking to be among the first to do it. Stepping back, that might seem strange on multiple levels. For one, there’s XRP Ledger’s association with Ripple, the San Francisco startup that... Read More

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Ripple donates $29 million worth of XRP to an American public school charity

Ripple has donated $29 million to fund school supplies for students in public schools in the US. This donation was made through DonorsChoose.org, a non-profit organization that allows individuals to donate directly to public school classroom projects. Ripple announced the donation on its website yesterday: “Every Rippler, from the executive... Read More