XRP and the XRP Ledger fully explained by Ripple CTO David Schwartz

The cryptocurrency market’s shift in behavior has been the key point of discussion amongst a lot of luminaries in the crypto space. Out of the cryptocurrencies that suffered the brunt of the bear, XRP witnessed one silver lining by overtaking Ethereum [ETH] to become the second largest cryptocurrency on the charts. XRP and the XRP…

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New Ledger Nano X Can Pair With iPhone Via Bluetooth

Popular cryptocurrency hardware wallet company Ledger has revealed its latest device – the Ledger Nano X. The new device’s most characteristic new capability is that it will enable users to use Bluetooth to connect their mobile devices via the new Ledge Live mobile app.  Bluetooth Enabled Ledger Wallet The popular manufacturer of cryptocurrency hardware wallets…

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Crypto Security Company Ledger Releases Bluetooth-Enabled Hardware Wallet

Cryptocurrency hardware wallet firm Ledger has unveiled a new Bluetooth-based wallet today, Jan. 7, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph. The wallet, called the Ledger Nano X, was shown at the CES 2019 conference in Las Vegas. At the same time, the firm has announced mobile app set to go live on Jan….

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These Developers Claim They Can Crack Any Hardware Wallet

On Dec. 27 at the 35th Annual Chaos Communication Congress (35C3) event, three individuals from a startup called Wallet Fail allegedly hacked the most popular hardware wallets and revealed their secrets on stage. According to Trezor, however, the hackers at 35C3 did not follow the standard responsible disclosure protocol and Ledger Wallet developers claim the…

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The Daily: 29% of Freelancers Want to be Paid in Crypto, Asian Exchanges Fake Volume

Today’s edition of The Daily covers everything from hardware wallets to fake volume on cryptocurrency exchanges. But to kick-start proceedings, we’ve got the first report on a survey in which a surprising proportion of freelancers express an interest in being paid in cryptocurrency. Also read: Swiss Crypto Valley Association Leadership Steps Down After Governance Review US…

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XRP Ledger developer and Coil CTO reveals why he left Ripple

In a recent Podcast with Epicenter, Stefan Thomas, the Founder and Ben Sharafian, the CTO of the micropayment platform, Coil, spoke in detail about their present company and Ripple, their former company. The pair also discussed about content monetization on websites to replace the advertising model that is popular amongst the Internet portals. Thomas was…

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XRP Ledger transaction volume surpasses total trading volume: Are the gears of Ripple’s xRapid’s liquidity pool moving?

Opinion: XRP has been one of the coins that has held its own in the recent brutal bear market, proving to have a much more healthier bounceback than many others in the top 10 cryptocurrencies. Even in the midst of the bear market, the coin has been able to prove its worth, taking the #2…

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BitGo Banks on Stablecoins in a Bid to Win Over More Institutions

Photo: BitGo / Medium Blockchain security firm and cryptocurrency wallet BitGo is expanding its suite of stablecoins custody offerings. The latest stablecoin coming to BitGo is the Gemini Dollar (GUSD). Besides this, BitGo already offers custody services for many other stablecoins like Circle’s USD Coin (USDC), MakerDAO’s DAI, TrustToken’s TrueUSD (TUSD), and Paxos Standard (PAX). This is…

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IOTA Foundation to Integrate Native Token With Ledger’s Hardware Crypto Wallets

The Germany-based IOTA Foundation will integrate IOTA tokens with Ledger’s hardware cryptocurrency wallets, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov. 2. The IOTA Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the development and standardization of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and is focused on building ecosystems around IOTA in order to facilitate its commercial…

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The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has announced that it will accept public feedback through Nov. 2 on draft rules it recently published to regulate blockchain projects, but the proposed legislation has already drawn a mixed response from distributed ledger technology (DLT) analysts. Also Read: Bitstamp Confirms Acquisition by South Korean Company Strict Rules for DLT Users…

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“Centralisation of Bitcoin Mining?” – Andreas Antonopoulos

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Ripple CEO: XRP Ledger Is Much More Decentralized Than The Bitcoin Blockchain

Ripple’s CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, attended the TechCrunch conference and decided to throw a few jabs at Bitcoin while defending his company against some claims that he termed as false. The September 5th conference was organized by TechCrunch’s own Mike Butcher who is an editor for the publication. The Big Questions In his opening speech, Mike…

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Bitcoin blockchain is more centralized than the XRP ledger, says CEO of Ripple

On 5th September, during the TechCrunch conference, Brad Garlinghouse, the CEO of Ripple Labs Inc., spoke about the Bitcoin and the most common misconception the cryptocurrency space has about XRP, that is, Ripple can freeze transactions and roll them back. The conference was hosted by Mike Butcher, Editor at TechCrunch. Mike started the discussion by speaking…

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The XRP Ledger is “inherently decentralized”, says one of its architects

David Schwartz, one of the original architects of the XRP Ledger and current CTO of Ripple, held an AMA session recently where he spoke about the XRP Ledger, the changes that could be made to it and the overall decentralization of the network. One of the questions he was asked about the topic of fees…

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Ledger Officially Supports Particl, Cold Staking On Hardware Wallet

Particl is proud to announce their currency is now supported by the Ledger Nano S and Live — good news for users looking for increased security and accessibility when it comes to their cryptocurrencies. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Not only can users now securely send and receive Particl, even on a compromised computer,…

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Ledger Chooses Kowala kUSD As First Stablecoin

Ledger’s “First Tuesday Crypto” initiative began earlier this week as the company announced the addition of eight new cryptocurrency assets. Ledger will be adding more every first Tuesday of the month. In fact, there’s a roadmap via Trello that allows their users to watch the next round of additions to Ledger Live before the next release…

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The Daily: Ledger Adds Coins, Okex Launches Coinall, Exmo Partners with Mistertango

Covered in The Daily on Friday are several announcements crypto users may find interesting. Ledger has added support for 8 new coins and crypto exchange Okex is launching a white label platform. Also, Exmo will offer its European users faster payments and transfers in partnership with Mistertango, and Estonian startup Citowise has integrated credit card…

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Unhackable? McAfee Hardware Wallet Uses Parts From 'Cheap' Smartphones

John McAfee and cryptocurrency hardware manufacturer Bitfi are facing heavy criticism after photos of the pair’s new wallet appeared online. ‘No Sign Of A Secure Element’ The Bitfi hardware wallet, which creators claim is “unhackable,” in fact runs off a standard motherboard common in “cheap” smartphones, social media users claim. The same hardware is seemingly…

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Will Cryptocurrency Custody Services Fuel Institutional Demand?

Demand for secure cryptocurrency storage services is increasing. Meanwhile, investment managers and exchanges are creating services to meet the demand. Will this, in turn, encourage more high-net-worth and institutional investment in cryptocurrencies?  Traditional and high-value investors may still be wary of cryptocurrency exchanges, especially considering the frequency of major hacks. Such investors often feel more…

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CoinGate Pilot Allows Merchants To Test Lightning Network

The cryptocurrency payment gateway recently launched a Lightning Network pilot. According to a recent announcement, the crypto payment service CoinGate is allowing over 100 merchants to accept Lightning Network (LN) payments as part of the company’s pilot program. The announcement comes after CoinGate tested LN payments on its demo shop. The company stated, “Several projects…

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