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NEWS: Ripple under fire, Google “bans” “mining” extensions


Reportedly, Ripple tried to buy its way onto Gemini and Coinbase, offering exchanges millions of USD-worth of incentives, should XRP become listed within Ripple’s desired timeframe.

“It’s not necessarily unusual to pay for a cryptocurrency listing. Costs range from $1 million “for a reasonably regarded token, to $3 million for an opportunity to get quick liquidity,” – report from Autonomous Research

In Ripple’s case the narrative of the report is rather negative, – the underlying message being “shouldn’t the brand sell itself by now’?. However, Ripple’s marketing campaign is often aggressive to the extent of desperation.

Meanwhile, “mining” extensions are removed from Chrome’s official store. Although in this case, the decision is simply common sense, unfortunately, the news are worded as if cryptocurrencies suffers yet another “ban”, which does not improve the overall health of the market. The “ad ban” was actually beneficial to the market altogether, according to some; the mining extension removal was just a matter of time.

“The only people who are going to be worried are the people who don’t have good intentions. If you allow these bad apples to remain, you lose consumer confidence from the masses.” – Arran Stewart, co-owner of

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Ripple: a global “announcement”

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Releasing yet another global announcement, Danny Aranda, Ripple’s Managing Director has yet again recited Ripple’s utility to the multinational banking industry, while saying nothing at all.

“I think a lot of what you see in the cryptocurrency space and in the blockchain space is really focussed on experiments or small proof of concepts.” 

“But Ripple is really determined to make sure that we are focussed on serving real customers with real problems and our focus area is around cross-border payments and ensuring that we deploy cryptocurrencies as a better method to fund the liquidity for the cross-border flows which is a huge cost centre and a huge problem to that.” 

WOW! Ripple is focusing on real customers, real problems and the focus area is around cross-border payments. BREAKING NEWS! Continue reading “Ripple: a global “announcement””


Ripple might be added to CoinBase

The case when the rumours are in the news?

Ripple is reportedly to make its debut on CoinBase

The rumors about Coinbase adding support for Ripple are nothing new. They’ve been around for months. Traders seem to have been encouraged by reports that Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse will appear on CNBC’s Fast Money program on Tuesday alongside Coinbase President Asiff Hirji.


And, finally…

the terms “Cryptocurrency”, “Initial Coin Offering” and “Blockchain are added to Mriam-Webster dictionary

“In order for a word to be added to the dictionary it must have widespread, sustained, and meaningful use,” explained Emily Brewster, associate editor at Merriam-Webster in a press release. “These new words have been added to the dictionary because they have become established members of the English language, and are terms people are likely to encounter.”