Ripple Approaching $2 as XRP Price Doubles in Weekly Trading

A week after the value of Ripple’s native XRP token topped $1 for the first time in history, the cryptocurrency surged again today, rising 34 percent. At press time, the token, used for transactions on the San Francisco startup’s RippleNet cryptocurrency network, reached $1.87, a figure that was nearly double its listed price last week, data shows. The price rally arrived after a long period of inactivity in the market, which had held steady at $0.20 over the past six months. As a result, the market capitalization of XRP is now catching…

Top Ripple Insights Posts of 2017

Ripple punched above its weight class in 2017. We successfully launched our first blockchain conference, announced a new collaboration with the Gates Foundation and increased the number of RippleNet members to more than 100. And Ripple Insights became the official destination to learn about all that Ripple accomplished, attracting millions of readers over the year. In fact, our readers were clamoring to learn more about new developments in our blockchain technology, upcoming events, as well as the lockup of 55 billion XRP. We wanted to know what the most popular…

ICOs: The Beauty, the Beast and JFK

Christine Duhaime is a financial crime attorney and the founder of the Digital Finance Institute, where she advises digital currency companies, and the co-founder of Chatbo, an AML chatbot solution for screening and onboarding. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. All technological advances have a good and a bad side. Initial coin offerings (ICOs) are no different except that unlike other new technologies, their good and the bads side exist in extremes without any middle ground or balance. The beauty Let’s talk about the…

Ethereum-Powered Blockchain Real Estate Platform Goes Live In The U.S.

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. ShelterZoom, an Ethereum blockchain-based online offer and acceptance platform for the real estate industry, has gone live in the U.S., with global markets to go live in the first quarter of 2018. New York City-based Cyrus Charter, the first real estate listing customer, is in the midst of an initial test for the ShelterZoom platform that began in November. In addition, 10 customers have begun a beta test. The company also recently announced its first WordPress real estate…

Ripple Auctioning Off Ripple-branded Patagonia Jackets

  Update: Thanks to all who participated in this auction! Please be advised that it’s now closed. Ripple was able to match the money made from the auction and donated $36,104 of XRP to GiveDirectly.org. A big debt of gratitude goes out to all who helped Ripple achieve this goal!  We’ve received a lot of interest in the Ripple-branded Patagonia jacket Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse sported on his end-of-year “Ask Me Anything.” Since it’s the season for giving (and for XRP!), we’re auctioning off 16 jackets for charity. We’ll donate…

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Long Island Iced Tea Shares Surge 300% after Blockchain Rebrand

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Long Island Iced Tea Corp. shares jumped close to 300 % shortly after the company rebranded itself as Long Blockchain Corp., the most recent example of a little-known microcap company gaining valuation by announcing a connection to blockchain technology. The company had a market value of about $67 million following the stock price surge. Source: Long Island Iced Tea Corp. Long Blockchain, based in Hicksville, N.Y. and having not posted a profit, joins a growing list of…

The Death of the ICO (And 4 Other 2018 Predictions)

Stefan Thomas is chief technical officer at Ripple and co-creator of the Interledger payment protocol. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. If 2017 was the year of the ICO, 2018 will be the year of the great ICO hangover. It will also be the year major financial institutions adopt digital assets, and mark the birth of hybrid blockchains. 1. The death of the ICO token “Cryptocurrency” became a major buzzword in 2017. Suddenly, all eyes were on these new assets with speculators jumping into the…

UK’s Largest Property Firm Says Blockchain Will ‘Absolutely’ Have a Function

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The U.K.’s largest commercial property development and investment company has said that the blockchain will ‘absolutely’ play a role in its business. Land Securities Group, or Landsec, owns and manages over 26,000,000 square feet of commercial property, from London’s offices and high street shops to those of major shopping centres and retail parks. It also owns the advertising Piccadilly Lights in Piccadilly Circus, London. In a CNBC interview, Robert Noel, CEO of Landsec, was asked whether the…

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD to Retest $800?

Key Highlights ETH price is slowly moving higher and is currently above the $720 level against the US Dollar. There is a major bullish trend line forming with support at $710 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX). The pair is now above the 100 hourly simple moving average and is moving towards $800. Ethereum price is back in the bullish zone against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD might gain further in the near term towards the $800 level. Ethereum Price Support It seems like another…