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Ripple and XRP discussed by Bank of England’s Governor in an open discussion

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XRP is back to being the second largest cryptocurrency in the world after pushing Ethereum [ETH] back to the third spot. 2019 has been a really good year for Ripple and XRP as the latter exceeded more than 200 partnerships with financial institutions.

Moreover, in a recent AMA styled discussion named, “Have your say on the future of money”, Bank of England’s Governor, Mark Carney discussed with a few XRP fans about the bank’s plans regarding the future of cross-border payments.

Carney stated:“Money is evolving and so is the way we pay and the financial services we want… Bank notes will remain a central form of payment for some time… “

On the discussion forum a user, Steve asked:“How does the BofE view the increased utility of digital assets? (e.g. the use of XRP through RippleNet as a bridging asset for cross border payments and transfers) and is the BofE working towards the use of a digital asset to perform this or any other monetary tasks?”

Mark Carney replied that the bank had already teamed up with Ripple in 2017 to work towards new ideas in cybersecurity, digital assets, distributed ledger technology, machine learning and many other topics.

Furthermore, he explained:“For that proof-of-concept study, we looked at whether two transactions in different currencies could be executed simultaneously in separate RTGS systems. he important test is that, if one of the synchronised transactions fails to go through, the other part should not go through. That shows the system is working properly and could in principle be used for cross-currency conversions.”

He said that this could be something that could change how cross-border payments work and ultimately change it in an unprecedented way by reducing fees and transaction times.

Earlier, in October 2018, in an interview with SibosTV, Victoria Cleland, Bank of England’s Executive Director for Banking, Payments and Financial Resilience spoke about their “Proof-of-Concept “, which was a research on the future of money, done by partnering with Ripple. She stated:

“We do want to make sure is that when there are sort of participants or systems who one sort of plug into RTGS that they can do so using DLT so the proof of concepts that we ran over the summer really trying to say if somebody wants to connect to us from a DLT system can that work and the really good news was that it can.”

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IBM Continues Major US Banking Institution Probe, Begging the Question: “Is Ripple’s End Near?”

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As per an all-new Bloomberg report released yesterday, Ripple might be faced with some serious competition since IBM has teamed up with a couple of major US-based banks in order to issue a new set of cryptocurrencies for them. Not only that, but the article also claims that IBM has created its very own remittance system (called ‘World Wire’) that could easily rival Ripple’s current tech offerings such as ‘RippleNet’.

At this point, it is also worth highlighting the fact that the above mentioned IBM initiative will be built atop the “Stellar ecosystem” — one of Ripple’s biggest competitors in the market today.

In regards to all of these developments, IBM’s head of blockchain Jesse Lund recently went on record to state that his company became interested in crypto after JP Morgan decided to release its very own stablecoin. With that being said, Lund did not reveal the names of the “two banks” that IBM has allegedly partnered up with.

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As most of our readers probably remember, earlier this year JP Morgan shocked the global finance arena when it decided to go ahead and launch its very own cryptocurrency called the ‘JPMCoin’. The token’s value has been pegged to that price of USD and will be used by the bank to facilitate its internal transactions as well as reduce its transfer/remittance periods.

On the subject, Jesse went on to add

“We had received interest significant interest in regards to crypto on the heels of the JPM Coin release… It was only after this that the ‘two major banks’ reached out to us”

If all of this wasn’t enough, the IBM executive also revealed that a total of six global banking entities had signed a letter of intent to use the firm’s blockchain network to issue their very own stablecoins. Some of these banks include:

  • Brazil’s Banco Bradesco
  • South Korea’s Bank Busan,
  • Philippines-based RCBC

How Come None Of These Banks Considered Using Ripple’s Native Cross-Border Platforms?

After reading all of the information that has been presented above, it is quite natural that some of you will ask the question

“Why did none of these banks go to Ripple?”

— especially since the company’s primary goal (from the start) has been to help facilitate frictionless remittance payments as well as foster international transfers in a streamlined, hassle-free manner.

In this regard, a spokesperson for Ripple recently went on record to state that “convincing banks to trust a cryptocurrency that is not controlled by them (XRP) is the main issue”. He then added that banks “aren’t ready to relinquish control” and thus there are only a handful of payment providers that are currently making use of XRP to settle their payments and monetary transactions.

Final Take

Even though a bulk of the attention regarding the above mentioned case is being directed towards IBM, we should not overlook the role that Stellar will play in this new movement. As mentioned earlier, IBM’s Blockchain World Wire system will run exclusively on the Stellar blockchain ecosystem. Not only that, it will even make use of Stellar’s native crypto asset ‘Lumens [XLM]’ to settle some of its internal tx’s.

When asked about why his company decided to go with Stellar, Lund explained:

“Personally, I think cryptocurrencies could very well serve as a viable settlement instrument. We’ve started with Lumens, which is the native asset of the Stellar network, but we already have the capacity to introduce other cryptocurrencies that could include Bitcoin or Ether.”

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XRP Price Remains Bearish as XRP/BTC Drops Below 7,800 Satoshi

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As the unwelcome bearish momentum returns to all top cryptocurrency markets, most of this morning’s excitement will be wiped out fairly quickly. Although not all of the alternative markets will follow this trend automatically, it appears there is a lot of pressure on the XRP price right now. A drop below $0.31 seems unlikely, albeit one never knows what the future may hold.

XRP Price Trend Shows Bearish Signs

It is not entirely uncommon to see the top markets struggle a bit when the value of Bitcoin dips in the red all of a sudden. While no one knows for sure why this new wave of bearish pressure has materialized, it seems it could turn into a rough ride over the next few hours. XRP is also falling victim to this trend, albeit its losses are still very minimal at this point. Whether or not that will remain the case, is a different matter altogether.

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To put the current market sentiment in perspective, it seems the XRP price has lost 0.85% in USD value and 0.65% in BTC value. Neither of these trends is promising at this time, but it seems unlikely there won’t be any major drops in price. With a current value of $0.3154, or 7,799 Satoshi, no actual damage has been done. The ongoing XRP/BTC downtrend is not exactly promising by any means, but things could always turn around on a dime.

On social media, it would appear there are some interesting discussions pertaining to XRP. It is a bit uncanny how so many people have no idea CoiNGate processes XRP payments on behalf of corporate clients. Moreover, the company confirmed they have at least 5,000 businesses on their list at this time, which is pretty interesting to keep an eye on.  How much XRP the company processes in terms of volume per month, has not been disclosed at this time.

There are also a fair few XRP community members who are not too keen about being associated with “bots”. Todd, for example, is tired of being called a bit simply because he supports XRP. This is one of those types of discussions which won’t lead to any changes, as XRP has been subjected to a lot of opposition for quite some time now. It seems unlikely that will come to change in the near future.

For those who took a peek at the actual price chart, it would appear there is a lot of pressure on XRP across all fronts. Especially XRP/USD may remain very bearish for quite some time to come, especially if Bitcoin were to turn bearish for an extended period of time. It remains to be seen if that will be the case, but the current chart doesn’t bode all that well.

As is always the case in this volatile industry, there is a good chance this momentum will be temporary in nature first and foremost. However, the value of XRP in the next few hours will stand or fall based on what happens to Bitcoin. For now, it is too early to draw any conclusions in this regard, as anything can happen when the markets develop some funny momentum out of the blue.

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XRP Price Remains Bearish as XRP/BTC Drops Below 7,800 Satoshi Price Remains Bearish as XRP/BTC Drops Below 7,800 Satoshi

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As the unwelcome bearish momentum returns to all top cryptocurrency markets, most of this morning’s excitement will be wiped out fairly quickly. Although not all of the alternative markets will follow this trend automatically, it appears there is a lot of pressure on the XRP price right now. A drop below $0.31 seems unlikely, albeit one never knows what the future may hold.

XRP Price Trend Shows Bearish Signs

It is not entirely uncommon to see the top markets struggle a bit when the value of Bitcoin dips in the red all of a sudden. While no one knows for sure why this new wave of bearish pressure has materialized, it seems it could turn into a rough ride over the next few hours. XRP is also falling victim to this trend, albeit its losses are still very minimal at this point. Whether or not that will remain the case, is a different matter altogether.

XRP (XRP)
0,316306 USD (-0,66%)
0,00007822 BTC
RANK

3

MARKET CAP

$13,18 B USD

VOLUME

$656,85 M USD

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To put the current market sentiment in perspective, it seems the XRP price has lost 0.85% in USD value and 0.65% in BTC value. Neither of these trends is promising at this time, but it seems unlikely there won’t be any major drops in price. With a current value of $0.3154, or 7,799 Satoshi, no actual damage has been done. The ongoing XRP/BTC downtrend is not exactly promising by any means, but things could always turn around on a dime.

On social media, it would appear there are some interesting discussions pertaining to XRP. It is a bit uncanny how so many people have no idea CoiNGate processes XRP payments on behalf of corporate clients. Moreover, the company confirmed they have at least 5,000 businesses on their list at this time, which is pretty interesting to keep an eye on.  How much XRP the company processes in terms of volume per month, has not been disclosed at this time.

Having XRP in my username = i’m a bot. Following anyone who is positive about XRP = i’m a bot. Retweeting and liking tweets about XRP = i’m a bot.
If you believe this then you’re dumber then the idiot who came up with this conspiracy. That b @geoffgolberg
#XRPcommunity#0doubt

For those who took a peek at the actual price chart, it would appear there is a lot of pressure on XRP across all fronts. Especially XRP/USD may remain very bearish for quite some time to come, especially if Bitcoin were to turn bearish for an extended period of time. It remains to be seen if that will be the case, but the current chart doesn’t bode all that well.

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As is always the case in this volatile industry, there is a good chance this momentum will be temporary in nature first and foremost. However, the value of XRP in the next few hours will stand or fall based on what happens to Bitcoin. For now, it is too early to draw any conclusions in this regard, as anything can happen when the markets develop some funny momentum out of the blue.

Disclaimer: This is not trading or investment advice. The above article is for entertainment and education purposes only. Please do your own research before purchasing or investing into any cryptocurrency.

 

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