Weiss Ratings Says Stellar (XLM) Technology is Superior to Ripple’s (XRP), But Is It?

Coinbase listed Stellar (XLM) a few days ago on Coinbase Pro just weeks after it listed Ripple’s XRP. This has drawn the attention of Weiss Ratings, the foremost financial rating firm that recently expanded its scope to cryptocurrency. In a Twitter post following the listing of XLM, the firm said XLM will potentially see greater…

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Weiss Ratings says few Wallets Controlling 80% of ETH Could be Dangerous to Ethereum

In response to a new report that indicates only a meager 7,500 Ethereum wallets hold 80% of ETH circulating supply, Weiss Ratings has expressed concerns that this may be a challenge when the project adopts Proof-of-Stake consensus algorithm. According to the report titled “Entering the Ethereum: Long-Term Value Potential and Analysis,” published by Delphi Digital,…

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Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse Says XRP Will Defeat Any Bank-Backed Digital Asset

JP Morgan Chase is the biggest bank in the US to reveal that it plans to issue its very own token. This is not the first one, though. Back in 2016, another four of the most important banks in the US announced their plans to launch the Utility Settlement Coin (USC). This is a digital…

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The Bear Market Cannot Last Forever Says Cryptocurrency Trader

The cryptocurrency trader @Galaxybtc wrote on Twitter that the bear market in which we are cannot last forever. His comments are very important since the crypto space has been in a bear trend since December 2017. During 2018, virtual currencies lost more than 80% of their value. In some cases, tokens lost more than 99%…

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Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse says, financial institutions are self-assured to “flip the switch”

The Chief Executive Officer [CEO] of Ripple, Brad Garlinghouse said that banks and financial institutions are self-assured to “flip the switch” and integrate the digital asset XRP. In a recent interview with Fortune, the San Francisco payment startup CEO talked about his belief of the 200 banks and financial institutions that have joined hands with…

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Ripple and XRP would develop explosively in the future, says Japanese lawmaker and ex-banker

Takeshi Fujimaki, an former banker turned politician and a representative of one of the largest opposition political party Nippon Ishin, expressed his views on the future of cryptocurrencies, especially about XRP and Ripple’s developments, in a recent twitter thread. The lawmaker sent out a barrage of tweets on how cryptocurrency-related experiments are being conducted all over…

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Local Pullback Says This Week’s Crypto Technical Analysis

The weekly Crypto Technical Analysis is provided by Dmitriy Gurkovskiy, Chief Analyst at RoboForex. Needless to say, all statements and views expressed below and any forecasts contained herein are solely based on the author’s particular opinion. This analysis may not be treated as trading advice. RoboForex and Trustnodes bears no responsibility for trading results based on trading…

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Infosys SVP Says Blockchain Technology Adoption Will Increase in 2019 | BTCMANAGER

Gopi KK, Senior Vice President of Infosys, an Information technology consulting company says blockchain adoption will increase significantly in 2019 with the banking sector leading in its adoption, market participants’ collaboration and government-friendly policies will help to promote this growth, reported Gigabit on December 23, 2018. Industries Are Adopting Blockchain Technology In the interview, Gopi…

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Bitcoin SV [BSV]’s Dr. Craig S Wright says SPV is being “patented and licensed to SV exclusively”

Dr. Craig S Wright had claimed on Twitter a few days back to teach people “how to build” Simplified Payment Verification [SPV] system. On December 10, he took to Twitter to say that the SPV system is “being patented”. The tweet stated: Source: Twitter SPV allows users to validate their transactions without having to be…

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“Bitcoin SV [BSV] is the original Bitcoin, it scales unboundedly”, says Craig Wright

Dr. Craig Wright, the Chief Scientist at nChain and one of the proponents of the Bitcoin SV [BSV] is basking in the glory of BSV’s growth. As per December 7, BSV surpassed many major coins like Litecoin [LTC], EOS, Tether [USDT] and, most important of all Bitcoin Cash [BCH]. The coin promoted itself to the…

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Facebook has created 'too many adversaries,' says analyst who just downgraded the stock

Stifel on Wednesday published a note saying it has lowered its rating for Facebook shares from “Buy” to “Hold.” The firm said “Facebook’s management team has created too many adversaries … to not experience long-term negative ramifications on its business.” Stifel is maintaining its target price for Facebook, but it no longer finds “the upside…

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XRP’s circulating supply data is directly from Ripple’s statistics, says CoinMarketCap

The XRP and CoinMarketCap saga has taken a new turn with the cryptocurrency listing website revealing a new development on XRP’s circulating supply. CoinMarketCap had tweeted: “The circulating supply data we are reporting for XRP is directly from the Ripple network stats. The “distributed” portion of the XRP supply is what is currently in circulation….

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BTC/USD Price Analysis: “I want People to Think Binance as a Verb” says CZ

After severe draw downs that has so far clipped investor confidence, the founder of Binance Changpeng Zhao is confident of what next year holds. Of course much has been talked about entry of institutional investors and facilitators—read Fidelity, NASDAQ and others. Though next year might be the year of adoption–and that is the main reason…

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XRP does not have mining, but 80% of Bitcoin [BTC] are mined in China, says Ripple Chief Market Strategist

Cory Johnson, the Chief Market Strategist at Ripple, recently appeared on a webinar to offer his opinions on the recent market movement of Bitcoin [BTC]. He also spoke about the difference between various digital assets in the cryptocurrency space and the limitations of the technology of Bitcoin. Johnson began by saying that he wasn’t in…

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Bitcoin [BTC] and other cryptocurrencies don’t pose a risk but it is important to be vigilant, says FCA Board member

Speaking at the Regulation of Cryptocurrencies event, London, Christopher Woolard, Executive Director of Strategy and Competition at the Financial Conduct Authority [FCA], identified the major risks associated with crypto assets, and outlined the options to tackle the threats. Following significant adoption increase in recent years, the Taskforce has brought together Her Majesty’s Treasury [HMT], the…

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Bitcoin [BTC] should be the foundation for several projects, says James Lopp

The recent market crash has certainly created ripples within the cryptocurrency community with several players in the market talking about Bitcoin [BTC]’s fall below the $5000 mark. In a recent interview with Crypto Insider, Jameson Lopp, the creator of statoshi.info and Founder of bitcoinsig.com spoke about a new initiative called ‘The B Foundation’ which is…

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Stellar Lumens [XLM] will outperform XRP, Ethereum [ETH] to $120 is inevitable, says statistician

Nick Core, a trader and statistician at Ecosystems LLC, recently offered his opinion about the recent sell-off that occurred in the Bitcoin [BTC] market. He also spoke about his views on the current progress of Ripple and XRP, along with the strides made by Stellar Lumens [XLM] in the payments space. He stated that he…

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XRP is Bitcoin [BTC] 2.0, provides privacy for banks, says Ripple’s Chief Market Strategist

Bitcoin [BTC]’s scalability issues have now become a topic of discussion, with the debate from August 2017 about scaling the protocol becoming relevant again. The closest solution for scaling on the blockchain known as the Lightning Network is said to be ready only in 2020. This then creates an interesting situation for the most widely…

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John McAfee Says Relax During this Bear Market

The cryptocurrency market has experienced a massive drop during the last few days. Going back through the last week, the crypto market has now lost around 30% of its value. Most of the cryptocurrencies lots between 25% and 40%. Bitcoin (BTC) was not the exception. However, John McAfee tried to calm the market saying that…

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BTC/USD Price Analysis: ECB Official Says Bitcoin a Clever Idea as Prices Steady

Latest Bitcoin News While speaking at the Economics of Payments IX to mark a decade after the fall of the Lehman Brothers—an investment bank and a casualty of the Great Financial Crisis, Benoît Cœuré, the European Central Bank executive board member and the chair of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures at the Bank…

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