• Ripple (XRP)
    Ripple,  XRP

    Ripple bets big on micropayments with $260 million grant to Stefan Thomas’ Coil

    The 1 billion XRP grant former to its former CTO’s startup is intended to undercut the Web’s current advertising and subscription revenue model while expanding the use of XRP

    Ripple announced Thursday that it is giving its former CTO more than $260 million to change the way content is paid for on the Web. Ripple’s Xpring initiative to invest in companies building the XRP cryptocurrency ecosystem gave a 1 billion XRP grant to Coil, a micropayments company founded by former Ripple CTO Stefan Thomas.

  • That XRP logo is moving very fast (via Shutterstock).
    Ripple,  XRP

    Ripple and MoneyGram announce deal

    The partnership can cut the cost of remittances from as much as $30 to fractions of a cent

    Ripple has announced a partnership that will bring blockchain technology to MoneyGram, a leading global money transfer firm that operates in more than 200 countries. As part of the deal, Ripple has committed $50 million to MoneyGram, which it can draw on in exchange for equity over the life of the two-year deal.

  • That XRP logo is moving very fast (via Shutterstock).
    XRP

    Coinbase announces acceptance of XRP, ripple ensues

    Coinbase Pro to start accepting XRP transfers Tuesday

    It seems like the #RippleArmy has won at least one major battle: acceptance by Coinbase. One of the biggest names in retail crypto trading announced on Monday that its Coinbase Pro platform will start accepting inbound transfers of XRP Tuesday morning.

  • Mike Lempres
    Innovators,  People,  Politics,  XRP

    Brooks in, Lempres out: Political infighting creates divisions at Coinbase

    Exclusion of No. 2 XRP spotlights growing pains as exchange speeds toward IPO

    WASHINGTON—For the last year or so, people who follow digital currency have been wondering why Coinbase, the largest American digital currency exchange, doesn’t list the XRP token.  And now that XRP has cemented its place as the world’s No. 2 digital currency, its absence on Coinbase is even more eyebrow-raising. With the departure of a key executive, gossip has begun to swirl, with at least one Coinbase insider speculating that the omission is based on crypto politics more than business. The crypto world has begun to wonder if the reason for XRP’s omission has been driven by personal politics rather than business prudence. Let’s review a bit. For almost all…