Ripple Brings Its XRP-Powered On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) Solution to Lithuania

American FinTech firm Ripple and Lithuanian FinTech firm FINCI have entered into a strategic partnership that will enable “instant and cost-effective retail remittances and business to business (B2B) payments via RippleNet’s On-Demand Liquidity (ODL), which leverages XRP for crypto-enabled cross border payments.” FINCI is “a fintech company offering a range of financial services for private […]

Expert Panel Sees $XRP Price Hit $2.55 by Year End

A panel of cryptocurrency industry experts has predicted that the price of $XRP will hit $2.55 by the end of the year, and sees it go as high as $3.61 by the end of 2025, and $4.98 by the end of 2030. Finder has surveyed a panel of 36 industry experts for their thoughts on […]

$XRP Payments Now Accepted by Japanese Car Exporter

On Monday (May 9), SBI Africa, a wholly-subsidiary of Japan-based SBI Holdings, announced that its cross-border e-commerce site “SBI Motor Japan” is now accepting Bitcoin and XRP payments. SBI Africa says that “the SBI Group has numerous group companies in Japan and overseas, mainly in the financial services business including SBI Securities and SBI Sumishin […]

Coin Bureau: Here’s Why the U.S. SEC Is Going After Ripple and XRP

The host of popular crypto commentary and market analytics show Coin Bureau has shed some light on why the U.S.’s top financial regulator is targeting Ripple (which is headquartered in San Francisco, California) and digital asset XRP. In December 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged payments start-up Ripple and two executives — […]

One of Argentina’s Largest Banks Now Offering Crypto Service That Supports XRP

Banco Galicia, which is one of the largest banks in Argentina, has reportedly become the first bank in the South American nation to offer a crypto trading service to its clients. The only four cryptoassets that customers can currently buy, sell, or hold are Bitcoin ($BTC), Ether ($ETH), USD Coin ($USDC), and XRP, although the […]

Ripple Was ‘a Buyer of XRP in the Secondary Market’ and ‘Expects’ to Keep Buying as ODL Adoption Grows

Ripple’s $XRP-powered On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) solution has seen its volume grow 8x year-over-year in the first quarter of 2022, with RippleNet seeing $15 billion in annualized payment volumes during the quarter. According to Ripple’s Q1 2022 XRP Markets Report, the volume of its XPR-powered solution saw market “unprecedented growth” as its customers used ODL “for […]

Cardano ($ADA), $XRP, and Dogecoin ($DOGE) Among South Korean Investors’ Largest Crypto Holdings

South Korean investors have been betting on a number of cryptoassets beyond the top two by market capitalization – Bitcoin ($BTC) and Ethereum ($ETH) – as their top holdings asl include Cardano ($ADA), $XRP, and the meme-inspired cryptocurrency Dogecoin ($DOGE). According to a study conducted by various leading South Korean cryptocurrency trading platforms, residents in […]

Ripple CEO Says Demand for His Firm’s $XRP-Powered ODL Product Has “Skyrocketed”

On Tuesday (April 26), Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Californian FinTech firm Ripple, talked about his company’s court battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which is arguing that $XRP is an unregistered security, as well as how $XRP is being used outside the U.S. As you may remember, on 22 December 2020, the […]

Popular Crypto Analyst Predicts ‘Big Run’ for $XRP and $LTC Once U.S. Dollar Weakens

Popular cryptocurrency analyst Michaël van de Poppe the prices of both $XRP and Litecoin ($LTC) will break out and embark on a ‘big run’ upward once the value of the U.S. dollar, measured against a basket of foreign currencies, starts dropping. Responding to some of his followers’ requests, van de Poppe analyzed the charts of […]

Ripple CEO on Use of $XRP for Payments, Macro Factors Affecting Crypto, and SEC Lawsuit

On Thursday (April 15), Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse explained why his firm uses the $XRP token for payments, why he is “incredibly bullish” on crypto, and why Biden’s executive order about crypto regulation is “very significant”. Garlinghouse, who was in France for Paris Blockchain Week Summit (PBWS), made these comments during an interview with CNBC. […]

Ripple Develops New Standard to Allow for Complex NFT Applications on $XRP Ledger

Ripple, a popular fintech firm and a major player in the $XRP market, has announced it has developed a new standard, called XLS-20, to “help developers build more advanced and innovative NFT applications” on top of the XRP Ledger. According to the company, the new XLS-20 standard will equip the XRP Ledger with the tools […]

Ripple’s Global Head Institutional Markets Talks About XRP-Powered ODL at CCDAS 2022

Earlier this week, Markus Infanger, Ripple’s Global Head Institutional Markets talked about real-world use cases for liquidity while appearing as part of a panel at CryptoCompare Digital Asset Summit 2022 (held on March 30 in London). The purpose of this panel (titled “Sold Facts, Liquid Truth: Building High Liquidity Digital Asset Markets”), which was moderated […]

RippleNet GM Asheesh Birla on Ripple’s On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) and Liquidity Hub

RippleNet General Manager Asheesh Birla has shared his latest thoughts on Ripple’s existing On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) product as well as Liquidity Hub, which is going live later this year. Here is Birla’s bio on Ripple’s website, where he is listed as a member of the Leadership Team: “Asheesh is the GM of RippleNet at Ripple, […]

Ripple CEO Names 5 Jurisdictions That ‘Have Acknowledged XRP Is a Currency’

In a recent interview, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse talked about how the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) views cryptoasset XRP vs how it looked at by financial regulators in other major jurisdictions. As you may remember, on 22 December 2020, the SEC announced that it had “filed an action against Ripple Labs Inc. and two of its […]

Ripple Commits 1 Billion $XRP to Create New Use Cases on the XRP Ledger

Ripple, a popular fintech firm and a major player in the $XRP market, has announced it’s committing 1 billion XRP, worth nearly $800 million, to “accelerate development and new use cases on the XRP Ledger.” The 1 billion XRP fund, according to a press release, is an extension to the firm’s XRPL Grants program that […]

Japanese Financial Services Giant SBI Offers Shareholders $XRP Reward for Third Year

Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings has revealed it will give its shareholders the option of receiving $XRP as a benefit for the third year in a row, further showing the firm’s support for the embattled cryptocurrency. According to a Morningstar note, the firm is set to offer all shareholders with 100 or more shares […]

Ripple’s $XRP Lawsuit: Denial of SEC’s Motion to Strike ‘Fair Notice’ Defense Was ‘Huge Win’

The CEO of Ripple Brad Garlinghouse has revealed on social media he believes the fintech firm has scored a “huge win” after the firm’s general counsel Stuart Alderoty revealed the court denied the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s motion to strike its fair notice defense. Per Alderoty, the order revealed there’s a “serious question” as […]

Ripple: 21Shares Launches $XRP Exchange-Traded Product (in CHF) on SIX Swiss Exchange

Switzerland-based 21Shares AG, considered one of the pioneers when it comes to the issuance of cryptocurrency exchange-traded products (ETPs), has announced the launch of an $XRP ETP in Swiss francs (CHF) on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The SIX Swiss Exchange is based in Zurich and is Switzerland’s main stock exchange. It trades other securities such […]

Ripple’s $XRP Lawsuit: SEC Commissioner Reportedly Believes Regulator Won’t Get Outcome It Wants

U.S. Securities and Exchange (SEC) Commissioner Hester Pierce reportedly believes that the regulator will not get the outcome it’s looking for in its lawsuit against Ripple over the $XRP token. The SEC’s  lawsuit against Ripple and two of its executives alleges they “raised over $1.3 billion through an unregistered, ongoing digital asset securities offering.” It negatively […]

XRP: Former SEC Exec Is “Very Sympathetic” to Ripple’s “Fair Notice” Argument

In a recent interview, Joseph A. Hall, a former executive at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), talked about his former employer’s lawsuit against Ripple Labs. Hall has been partner in U.S. law firm Davis Polk since September 2005. Before that, between October 2003 and June 2005, he was working at the SEC, where he […]

U.S. Lawyer on SEC vs Ripple Lawsuit: ‘SEC Could Lose Both Its Pawn and Its Bishop’

Jeremy Hogan, a partner at the American law firm Hogan & Hogan, who has been closely following and commenting on the U.S. SEC’s lawsuit against Ripple, says that the SEC lawyers’ latest move seems like a huge mistake. As you may remember, on 22 December 2020, the SEC announced that it had “filed an action against Ripple Labs Inc. and […]

$XRP Whales Accumulated Nearly 900 Million Tokens in ‘Second-Largest’ Accumulation in Past 5 Years

XRP whale addresses holding over 10 million tokens or more have managed to accumulate close to 900 million $XRP, worth around $700 million at the time of writing, since December 2021 in the “second-largest” accumulation they have made over the last 5 years. According to cryptocurrency analytics firm Santiment, the largest XRP whale accumulation occurred […]

Ripple Partners With Digital Euro Association to Work on CBDCs

On Friday (February 11), the Digital Euro Association (DEA) announced that it was “delighted” about a new partnership with FinTech firm Ripple. The Digital Euro Association (DEA) is “a think tank specializing in central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), stablecoins, crypto assets, and other forms of digital money.” Its mission is “to contribute to the public […]

Ripple’s APAC Policy Director: ‘ODL Can Be Used as a Neutral Bridge Between CBDCs’

In a recent interview, Rahul Advani, APAC Policy Director at Ripple, talked about RippleNet’s On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) service, which is powered by digital asset XRP. Advani’s comments were made during an interview with financial news platform Bread. When asked how Ripple plans to “adapt to the growing demand for crypto-based cross-border settlements”, he replied: “A […]

Flare Networks Enters New Partnership to Expand DeFi Offering With $XRP, $DOGE, and Others

Flare Networks has entered a new partnership with Ola finance, a platform offering customized lending networks, in a bid to further expand the decentralized finance (DeFi) offering it brings to assets like $XRP and Dogecoin ($DOGE). According to a press release shared with CryptoGlobe, Ola is set to launch a lending network on Flare’s canary […]

$XRP Prices Jumps After Active Addresses on Its Network Hit New All-Time High

The price of $XRP, the native currency of the XRP Ledger, has jumped over 36% over the past few days after the number of active addresses on the network surged to a new all-time high above 200,000. As first pointed out by cryptocurrency analytics firm Santiment, the price of XRP went up in what appeared […]

Flare Networks CEO Has Answer to the Question Many $XRP HODLers Have Been Asking

The founder and CEO of Flare Networks, Hugo Philion, has updated the $XRP community of the upcoming airdrop of Spark ($FLR) tokens they will receive once Flare Networks launches. Each eligible XRP holders will immediately receive 15% of their claimable FLR tokens at launch, with an average of 3% being claimable per month thereafter. On […]

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse: “‘Slow Down’ Is Not in Our Vocabulary”

On Tuesday (January 25), Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse offered encouraging words for fans of the Californian FinTech firm and the technologies it uses for its cross-border payments solutions. As The Block reported yesterday, on Monday (January 24) Ripple announced that it had reached a $15 valuation after a private stock buy-back. The FinTech company said had […]

Nasdaq-Listed Real Estate Firm Will Accept $DOGE, $SHIB, and $XRP From January 24

Recently, Harbor Custom Development Inc. (NASDAQ: HCDI) announced plans to accept select cryptocurrencies in the near future. Harbor, which was founded in Gig Harbor, WA (in ther United States) is “a real estate development company involved in all aspects of the land development cycle including, land acquisition, entitlements, construction of project infrastructure, home building, marketing, […]

Ripple CEO Says 2021 Was His Firm’s Strongest Year Despite SEC Lawsuit

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse say 2021 was the FinTech firm’s strongest year ever despite the company’s ongoing legal battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  In a series of tweets sent out on December 22, Garlinghouse called 2021 a “watershed year for crypto,” noting that acceptance and awareness for digital assets is providing […]

SEC’s XRP Lawsuit: Crypto Analyst Says “We Should All Be Rooting for Ripple To Win”

In a recent video full of interesting predictions for 2022, prominent New Zealand based crypto analyst and influencer Lark Davis explained to the over 476K subscribers of his YouTube channel why the crypto community should be “rooting for Ripple to win” the lawsuit brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against the Californian […]

How $XRP Hodlers Could Receive Coreum ($CORE) Presents From Sologenic Throughout 2022

This article explains how those holding $XRP and/or $SOLO could receive airdrops of $CORE, the native token of Coreum, Sologenic’s new layer one (L1) blockchain, throughout next year. What Is Sologenic? Sologenic says that its mission is “to become the most influential blockchain-based project in the world by bridging the gap between traditional financial markets […]

XRP Hodlers Are Set to Receive a $500 Million Present in January 2022

Sologenic, a company that is building on the XRP Ledger, has announced that XRP holders wil be receiving 100 million $SOLO tokens in an airdrop estimated to be worth over $500 million. This article goes over their announcement and explains how to claim the free $SOLO tokens. What Is Sologenic? Sologenic says that its mission […]

$XRP Whales Have Added 190 Million Tokens to Their Stash Over Last Three Months, Data Shows

Data shows that whales on the XRP network have been accumulating tokens over the last few months, so much so that even with the price of the cryptocurrency dropping, their holdings increased 6% to 3.31 billion XRP in the past three months. That’s according to data from crypto analytics firm Santiment, which analyzed the amount […]

Total $XRP Transactions and Account Creations Spike in November, Despite Falling Prices

In November, the total number of transactions processed on the $XRP network spiked from 43.3 million in October to 53.3 million in November, while the number of new accounts being created also rose 11.8% to 237,000. The data comes from CryptoCompare’s November 2021 Asset Report, which details that  XRP network activity grew even though the […]

Former Goldman Exec Says XRP Has ‘Use Cases’ and ‘Phenomenal Risk/Reward’ Ratio

In a recent interview, former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal explained why he has invested in XRP shortly after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) brought a lawsuit against Californian FinTech firm Ripple over the allegedly illegal sales of XRP (which it considers to be an unregistered security). Prior to founding macro economic and investment […]

XRP Can Now Be Used To Pay Online at Croatia’s Largest Supermarket Chain

Konzum, which is the largest supermarket chain in Croatia, recently made a very interesting announcement that largely went unnoticed in the XRP community. Konzum has over 700 physical stores in Croatia and over 10,000 employees. The first Konzum store was opened in Zagreb in 1957. According to the notice posted on the Konzum website on December […]

$XRP Could Be a ‘Really Strong Buy’ if Crypto Market Surges, Crypto Analyst Suggests

The price of $XRP could soon end a long accumulation phase and breakout above its range that has been seeing it peak at $1.3 over the last few months, according to a closely followed cryptocurrency analyst. On Twitter, as Daily Hodl reports, the pseudonymous analyst going by Altcoin Sherpa has told his nearly 150,000 followers […]

Ripple CTO David Schwartz on Using XRP Ledger for NFTs

In a recent interview, David Schwartz, an architect of  XRP Ledger (XRPL) and Ripple’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), talked about the FinTech firm’s increasing level of interest in non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The XRP Ledger was created in 2012 by David Schwartz, Jed McCaleb, and Arthur Britto, and $XRP is the native currency of the XRP Ledger. The […]

Sologenic Announces $300 Million Airdrop to $XRP Users Ahead of NFT Marketplace Launch

Crypto investment platform Sologenic has announced it’s going to be developing a new non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace on the XRP Ledger that’s set to benefit users because of its low transaction fees. Ahead of the launch, it’s airdropping $250 million in tokens to XRP holders. According to a press release, the Sologenic Development Foundation is […]

$XRP Whale Moves Over $12 Billion Worth of Crypto for Next to Nothing

A cryptocurrency whale has moved a whopping $12 billion worth of XRP in a transaction that cost next to nothing to process thanks to the network’s low fees. According to data from the XRP Ledger, a total of $12.3 billion worth of XRP were moved in the transaction that cost 0.000012 XRP, or $$0.0000157 to […]

Prominent Crypto Analyst Reaffirms $XRP Is Due for Massive Breakout

Prominent cryptocurrency analyst Credible Crypto has reaffirmed his prediction for XRP, revealing he believes the cryptocurrency is due for a massive breakout in the near future based on its price chart. As the Daily Hodl reports, Credible Crypto shared charts with his over 250,000 followers on social media that XRP’s price structure is very similar […]

Eligible $XRP Holders on Binance Will Receive Songbird ($SGB) Tokens via an Airdrop

On Thursday (October 28), crypto exchange Binance announced how it is going to support Flare’s Songbird (SGB) Airdrop Program for XRP (XRP) holders on its platform. On July 20, Flare Networks introduced Songbird, which is the canary network (i.e. ” an operational blockchain with a defined… token supply that is intended to be used to test […]

Ripple Is Bringing Its XRP-Powered On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) Solution to the Middle East

FinTech firm Ripple has partnered with non-bank digital financial services provider Pyypl to launch global payment network RippleNet’s first-ever On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) deployment in the Middle East (starting with the UAE). Via the ODL service, RippleNet “leverages the digital asset XRP as a bridge between two currencies, allowing you to eliminate pre-funding of destination accounts, […]

Mike Novogratz: $XRP Community ‘Damn Resilient’ in the Face of SEC’s Lawsuit

Billionaire investor Mike Novogratz  says a “new phenomenon” of community resilience has led XRP’s price to triple despite an ongoing lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  Former hedge fund manager Novogratz is the Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital, “a diversified financial services and investment management innovator in the digital asset, cryptocurrency, and blockchain […]

Prominent Crypto Analyst Predicts $XRP Could Hit $10 ‘This Cycle’

Prominent cryptocurrency analyst and well-known XRP bull Credible Crypto has revealed he believes the price of the cryptocurrency could surge past the $10 mark “this cycle,” as the cryptocurrency is currently undergoing a consolidation period. That consolidation period, he says, could lead to a significant expansion once it’s over. The analyst pointed out to his […]

A New $250 Million Fund Aims to Bring ‘NFTs to Life on the XRP Ledger’

A $250 million fund launched by Ripple — unveiled during the recent Apex XRPL Developer Summit (September 29-30) — aims to support those who want to “create and monetize accessible and innovative non-fungible token (NFT) experiences on the XRP Ledger (XRPL).” Ripple’ Creator Fund was launched on Wednesday (September 29) in collaboration with Mintable, mintNFT, and VSA […]

“XRP’s Primary Purpose Is Facilitating Cross Border Payments”, Says Former U.S. Treasurer

Former U.S. Treasurer and Ripple board member Rosa Rios has said on social media that she sees the XRP token as a cryptocurrency whose primary purpose is “facilitating cross-border payments,” while most other cryptocurrencies “find their value in speculation.” Per Rios, who joined Ripple’s board of directors in May of this year, China’s latest crackdown […]

Ripple Helping Bhutan’s Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) With a CBDC Project

California-headquartered FinTech firm Ripple has announced a partnership with the central bank of the Kingdom of Bhutan, which is a landlocked country in the Eastern Himalayas. According to the blog post Ripple published last Wednesday (September 22), the basic idea of this partnership is to help Bhutan’s central bank (aka “Royal Monetary Authority”) “use Ripple’s CBDC […]

Former Goldman Sachs Exec Explains Why He Is So Bullish on Cardano ($ADA), Solana ($SOL), and XRP

In a recent interview, former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal talked about why is excited about certain altcoins, and in particular explained why he is bullish on Cardano ($ADA), Solana ($SOL), and XRP, all of which he currently owns. Prior to founding macro economic and investment strategy research service Global Macro Investor (GMI) in 2005, Pal co-managed the GLG Global […]

$XRP “Ready for Another Leg Up”, Says One Analyst, Another Says It’s “Looking Tasty”

With $XRP outperforming today (September 6) almost every other top 10 cryptoasset in terms of % change vs USD, this article looks at what some of the most popular crypto analysts, traders, and influencers are saying about XRP’s price action. According to data by TradingView, on crypto exchange Bitstamp, currently (as of 17:15 UTC on […]

Popular Crypto Analyst Bullish on $XRP, Predicts Huge Price Explosion

The host of the popular crypto trading show Altcoin Daily is bullish on XRP, predicting the coin is on the verge of a huge price explosion.  Speaking in a recent YouTube update, Altcoin Daily host Aaron Arnold listed his predictions for altcoins that are “about to pop” and have big price movements in the near-term. […]

Ripple Is Using Letter to Retail Investor in SEC Lawsuit Over $XRP Sales

Ripple has used a viral tweet citing an email on the status of the XRP token from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sent to a user who questioned the regulator on whether the token was a security. Late last year, a Twitter user going by “frank” reached out to the regulator in a […]

Widely followed Crypto Trader Predicts Massive 2,300% $XRP Price Rally

A widely followed cryptocurrency trader has predicted the price of XRP could explode by over 2,300% later this cycle if it manages to break through its previous all-time high, as then there would be little selling pressure stopping it from growing. In a new video, first reported by The Daily Hodl, the pseudonymous trader going […]

XRP Address Activity and Network Growth Could Push Rally Further, Santiment Says

The price of XRP has surged past the $1 mark over the last 24-hour period after Ripple announced that GME Remittance, one of the largest non-bank remittance service providers in South Korea, joined RippleNet. Per analytics firm Santiment, XRP’s price could rally further. RippleNet, according to Ripple’s website, offers “connections to hundreds of financial institutions around […]

$XRP Price Surges 14% to Above $1 for First Time Since June 4

On Thursday (August 12), XRP extended the bull run that began on July 21, surging above the $1 level for the first time in nearly 10 weeks. According to data from TradingView, on crypto exchange Bitstamp, at 07:08 UTC on August 12, the XRP price reached $1.00173. Currently (as of 08:20 UTC on August 12), […]

XRP Price Jumps After GME Remittance Joins RippleNet

The price of the XRP token has surged to touch the $0.90 area shortly after Ripple announced that GME Remittance, one of the largest non-bank remittance service providers in South Korea, joined RippleNet. RippleNet, according to Ripple’s website, offers “connections to hundreds of financial institutions around the world via a single API and makes moving […]

U.S. Lawyer on SEC’s Lawsuit Against Ripple Over Sale of XRP: ‘This Is a War’

Late last week, American attorney James K. Filan, who has been following the SEC’s lawsuit against Ripple, explained to XRP HODLers and other interested parities why they should not be expecting some kind of settlement any time soon. Filan is the founder of Filan LLC. He “represents individual and corporate clients in federal white collar […]

XRP’s Average Daily Trading Volume Doubled to $4 Billion in Q2 Amid Heightened Volatility

The average daily trading volume of the XRP token has surged in the second quarter of the year, despite the ongoing legal dispute involving its largest player Ripple and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to an XRP market report published by Ripple, the daily trading volume of the cryptocurrency doubled to $4.49 […]

XRP Price Surges 40% Over Past Week Thanks Mostly to Futures Platforms, Says Analyst

The price of XRP has surged over 40% in the past week partly thanks to upward pressure that appears to be coming from cryptocurrency futures trading platforms, as speculators have been betting on the cryptocurrency’s future. According to data shared by technical analyst Ali Martinez, the price of the cryptocurrency has been moving up over […]

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