Binance May Partner Ripple
CEO of Binance – world’s most popular cryptocurrency exchange, Changpeng Zhao has affirmed the possibility of partnering Ripple on its xRapid payments platform.
Speaking during a recent livestream where he answered numerous questions about the future of Binance, Binance Coin (BNB) and more; to a question as to whether Binance was in the process of becoming a Ripple partner to power xRapid payments? He replied:
“We’re focused on launching more features right now on Binance, so we are working with a number of other partners. With xRapid, there’s nothing going on right now, but in the future we’ll definitely want to add them (Ripple) as a partner.”
Ripple on its part continues its long list of firm partnerships with a few exchanges including: Bittrex (USA), Bitso (Mexico) and Coins.ph (Philippines) all partners at this time. These exchanges provide a platform for the conversion of fiat to XRP and vice versa on xRapid; as well as cross border accessibility for xRapid payments between the three countries.
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CoinGate Launches Support for XRP
CoinGate, a cryptocurrency payment processor just launched support for Ripple XRP to its customers, which will enable its users pay for various vendor services across the internet using XRP.
By this move, the digital asset XRP will be available and can be used for payment across over 4,500 online stores on CoinGates’s e-commerce platform PrestaShop.
According to the CoinGate team, while they still study the technology behind the XRP token, its decision to add support for the coin is due to the high demand for the token among customers and coin community members. The team further acknowledged faith in the Ripple blockchain and advanced development embarked by the token’s team. CoinGate went on to notify interested parties that though XRP is said to be highly centralized, Ripple is working on a decentralization strategy.
The payment processor (CoinGate), already supports other cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Stellar Lumens (XLM), Litecoin (LTC) and Tron (TRX).
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Ripple Teams Up with 10 Universities for Blockchain Research Initiative
Ripple has partnered with another ten (10) universities for its blockchain research program.
In an official announcement of the scheme, Ripple states that the University Blockchain Research Institute (UBRI) is aimed at helping the growth of the blockchain technology ecosystem. The new partnering tertiary institutions include: Cornell, Duke, Morgan State, Kansas, Carnegie Mellon, Georgetown, Michigan and NorthEastern Universities in the United States; others are National University of Singapore and University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Through Ripple’s UBRI, the institutions will carry out research, develop innovative projects, launch course materials, host conferences and award scholarships to students pursing careers in blockchain and cryptocurrency related subjects.
The UBRI initiative launched by Ripple in June 2018 currently hosts a total of 29 university partners with the token company committing over $50 million into this project and and more expansion.
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