This is the second post of three in a series on Ripple’s vision and product strategy. You can read the first here and the final post here. Our Strategy: Partner and Rebuild We learned early in our journey that despite what Bitcoin purists will preach, financial institutions aren’t the enemy. Money...
This is the first post of three in a series on Ripple’s vision and product strategy. You can read the second here and the final post here. Though it didn’t happen overnight, we’re living in a new world; blockchain and digital assets went from niche to mainstream in 2017. Since 2014,...
This is the third post of three in a series on Ripple’s vision and product strategy. You can read the first here and the second post here. Strategy Two: Solve Liquidity Management with xRapid Cross-border payments usually involve a currency trade. Financial institutions and corporations generally solve this liquidity need one...
While many see the Lightning Network as the main hope for bitcoin's scaling issues, it's unclear whether many developers are actually working to make that a reality. According to Lightning Labs CEO Elizabeth Stark, there may be as few as 10 total full-time developers focused on implementations of the technology,...
Ripple’s growth and success can be attributed to the hard work of the bright and driven people that work at the company. The engineering team at Ripple has been critical to creating solutions to improve cross-border payments, and with the recent addition of Raghu Battula, the Senior Director of Engineering,...
Stuck in the doldrums today, bitcoin needs a quick break above $12,500 or the tide may turn in favor of the bears, the charts suggest. The "V" shaped recovery in bitcoin (BTC) from Wednesday's low has stalled below the $12,000 mark in the last 12 hours. Prices on CoinDesk's Bitcoin...
The Brazilian state of São Paulo is looking to cryptocurrency to help solve its infrastructure problems. The state, home to 45 million residents and the city of São Paulo – the largest metropolis in the southern hemisphere and the third-largest in the world – plans to use a token called...
Initial coin offerings (ICOs) are evolving into an industry unto themselves. As in any growing business, you can tell this is happening when new third-party providers crop up with ever-more specialized services. In the ICO industry, that's the handful of platforms that have recently launched to support token issuers throughout the...
2017 was the year all eyes turned to digital assets and blockchain technology — spurring both to pop up everywhere around the globe. In fact, there are now more than 1,300 types of digital assets with a collective market capitalization of over $700 billion — which is a higher market...
Ripple is hosting a live Q&A with our Chief Cryptographer, David Schwartz