XRP Is 10 Times Safer Than Fiat for Intl Payments – Ripple

According to Ripple, XRP is 1/10th as volatile as fiat for cross-border payments. The current SWIFT system is so slow it exacerbates international payment risk. XRP payments clear so fast that the exchange rate risk is negligible. The math busters over at Ripple have crunched the numbers and conducted a study that concludes that XRP […] The post XRP Is 10 Times Safer Than Fiat for Intl Payments – Ripple appeared first on CCN.com

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GE Pension Failure Could Send Investors into Arms of Bitcoin

General Electric (GE) has decided to freeze its pension plan, removing two of the key features that have come to be associated with retirement savings – secure and guaranteed – for tens of thousands of employees. GE isn’t the first company to pull the plug, but as one of the oldest traditional companies in corporate […] The post GE Pension Failure Could Send Investors into Arms of Bitcoin appeared first on CCN.com

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Why Analyst Says Bitcoin Price Likely to Recover to $9,000 After 23% Pullback

The bitcoin price (BTC) fell by more than 23 percent against the U.S. dollar in the past week, triggering a fierce correction in the cryptocurrency market. Since falling to $7,700, the bitcoin price has recovered to $8,200, critically avoiding a steep drop to the low $7,000 region to test low-level supports in the short term. […] The post Why Analyst Says Bitcoin Price Likely to Recover to $9,000 After 23% Pullback appeared first on CCN.com

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Are VanEck ‘ETF’ and Bakkt Catalysts to Take Bitcoin to 2019 High Again?

Primarily targeting institutional investors, VanEck and SolidX are reportedly selling a “limited version” of a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) after every bitcoin ETF proposal has been rejected by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to date. According to the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust 144A Shares proposal, qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) will be able to purchase […] The post Are VanEck ‘ETF’ and Bakkt Catalysts to Take Bitcoin to 2019 High Again? appeared first on CCN Markets

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Brian Kelly Is Short-Term Bearish but Sees 'Generational Opp' in Bitcoin

By CCN Markets: The bitcoin price might have broken back above the $10,000 level today, but one notable trader isn’t impressed. Speaking on CNBC, crypto investor Brian Kelly, who is usually the biggest bitcoin bull in the room, made it clear that he has turned bearish on BTC/USD despite its recent bounce. Longer-term, however, Kelly […] The post Brian Kelly Is Short-Term Bearish but Sees 'Generational Opp' in Bitcoin appeared first on CCN Markets

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Is This Bank's Blockchain-Powered Crypto Wallet a Game Changer?

By CCN Markets: Bank of America (BofA) continues its steady creep into the crypto world, filing another blockchain-related patent application. This new one is particularly interesting because it’s for a crypto wallet. CCN discussed the move with several crypto players. Here’s what they had to say. Is BofA’s move game-changing? BofA’s latest crypto-related patent application […] The post Is This Bank's Blockchain-Powered Crypto Wallet a Game Changer? appeared first on CCN Markets

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Jeremy Allaire’s Circle the Latest to Distance Itself from Facebook’s Libra

Jeremy Allaire’s Circle issued a U.S. dollar-backed stablecoin before stablecoins were cool. Now that Facebook has joined the fray with its Libra coin, which is designed to be backed by a basket of fiat currencies (and maybe other financial instruments), the spotlight on stablecoins has grown brighter. But Allaire, who is testifying in front of […] The post Jeremy Allaire’s Circle the Latest to Distance Itself from Facebook’s Libra appeared first on CCN Markets

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