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TRON (TRX) and Ripple (XRP) Up, Despite $5 Billion Loss this Weekend

The entire cryptocurrency market has hit a bit of a bear run moving into the new week. Towards the end of last week, most digital currencies saw quite a spike in prices. That didn’t last long as most of them quickly plummeted towards the end of the weekend, taking off $5 billion from the total market cap. Today, we’ll take a look at TRON (TRX) and Ripple (XRP).

Both of these coins are seeing green today. Let’s take a closer look at why this may be.

TRON (TRX)

TRON, now the world’s ninth-largest cryptocurrency by total market cap, is seeing the most percentage gains today out of all the top 25 digital currencies. The dApp-focused blockchain project has had quite the week of volatility.

Earlier this year, TRX saw a massive spike in its price, rising over 30% in less than 24 hours. However, the coin fell to -25% percent days after its high.

Lately, TRON has been focusing specifically on its joint project with BitTorrent. Lately, Justin Sun has been tweeting about the BitTorrentToken airdrop taking place for TRX holders. It seems a majority of the major cryptocurrency exchanges that hold TRX will be supporting the airdrop.

Last weekend, TRON held its niTRON Summit in San Francisco. Kobe Bryant spoke with Justin Sun to close out Day Two of the event. Bryant is an NBA legend and now venture capitalist, but during his sit down, Bryant didn’t mention anything TRON, crypto, or even blockchain related. This segment of the day was the most attended part of the event, and that seemed to be the point of including it.

Many other cryptocurrency conferences have done just that. Ripple (XRP) is notorious for bringing in random celebs at these sorts of events. It remains unknown at this time if the event is what has caused the sudden spike in TRON prices.

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According to CoinMarketCap, TRX is trading at $0.0253 a coin, up 5.66% in 24 hours.

Ripple (XRP)

XRP is seeing green today, while most other major digital currencies are in the red. Ripple hasn’t released any recent news since January 17th. At that time, the company released a blog post targeting a discussion held at its Swell 2018 conference held last fall. Earlier this month, Ripple announced RippleNet had surpassed 200 customers worldwide.

While XRP isn’t up as much as TRON today, it remains unknown why XRP is seeing gains when most other coins with recent news aren’t. Still, the daily gains or losses in coins rarely reflects the progress the actual project is making in the blockchain space.

According to Yahoo Finance, XRP is currently trading at $0.32 a coin, up +0.07%.

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Ripple Update | XRP Private Keys at Risk but CEO Optimistic

Ripple has been in the crypto news quite a lot these past few weeks. The company behind the world’s second-largest digital currency, XRP, has released statements on growth, a hack, and a number of other developments with its platform. Today, we provide our readers with a Ripple update and the latest developments of the xRapid platform.

Ripple Update: Potential Private Key Vulnerability

This morning, Ripple provided investors with an update regarding a recent research paper released by DFINITY Foundation and the University of California. In this paper, both parties revealed that a portion of Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and XRP addresses were vulnerable to attacks.

Ripple wanted to clear this up on their end before things spun out of control. The Ripple update informs investors that the private XRP keys used before August 2015 are vulnerable. The researchers in the report claim to have successfully hacked hundreds of private keys thanks to “biased nonces.”

Ripple concludes that deterministic nonce generation has been a part of its software since August 2015, making it safe from this vulnerability. While this hack is alarming, the research also states that centralized and single-computing systems are hacked with much more success and frequency than private keys.

Ripple’s Positive Movement

On the more positive side of the Ripple update, last week Ripple announced RippleNet has passed the 200 customer mark. RippleNet is currently operational in over 40 countries and on six different continents.

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“In 2018, nearly 100 financial institutions joined RippleNet, and we’re now signing two—sometimes three—new customers per week. We also saw a 350 percent increase last year in customers sending live payments, and we’re beginning to see more customers flip the switch and leverage XRP for on-demand liquidity,” said Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple. “At the end of the day, our goal is to make sure our customers can provide excellent, efficient cross-border payments experiences for their customers, wherever they are in the world.”

XRP Movement

According to CoinMarketCap, XRP is currently trading at $0.328 a coin, up +0.18%. The digital currency remains the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency by total market cap.

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Ripple (XRP) and Bitcoin Cash (Bitcoin ABC) Surge!

Cryptocurrencies are absolutely booming this morning, just in time for the holidays! All but five digital currencies that are in the top 100 are trading green. This is quite a shift, as 2018 has been a negative year for digital currencies. Today, we’ll take a look at Ripple (XRP) and Bitcoin Cash (Bitcoin ABC).

Ripple (XRP)

The CEO of Ripple, Brad Garlinghouse, sat down yesterday for a ‘Ask Me Anything‘ chat with the company’s VP of Marketing. Monica Long asked Garlinghouse a series of questions surrounding Ripple and XRP. Of course, she asked Mr. Garlinghouse if XRP was a security or not. The Ripple CEO has been asked this countless times, and every time he answers with a resounding, “No.”

Garlinghouse explained:

“I think it is very clear XRP is not a security. There is a whole bunch of base layer reasons for that. One of the most important I think is if Ripple the company shuts down, XRP trades on over a hundred exchanges around the world and XRP will continue to trade. Ripple is one important participant in the XRP ecosystem but there are a whole bunch of participants.”

Thus the difference between XRP and Ripple, which are often confused. However, XRP often rises when Ripple makes major announcements.

According to CoinMarketCap, XRP is trading at $0.372 a share, up +11.99% in 24 hours.

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Bitcoin Cash (Bitcoin ABC)

Bitcoin ABC has won the hash war, and today, it’s dominating the cryptocurrency market. At press time, Bitcoin Cash is seeing the most percentage gains out of all the top 70 cryptocurrencies. The digital token’s rival, Bitcoin SV (BSV), is also seeing gains, but not as high.

It remains unknown at this time how long Bitcoin SV will last, but it seems Bitcoin Cash (Bitcoin ABC) is here to stay.

At the time of writing, Bitcoin ABC or BCH is trading at $142.92 a coin, up 42.99% in 24 hours.

What do you think about Ripple and Bitcoin Cash?

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Ripple (XRP) and Litecoin (LTC)

The cryptocurrency market is currently sitting just above $210 billion this morning. While mainstream media is heavily focused on cannabis at the moment, blockchain companies are still making moves in the background. Today, we’ll take a closer look at Ripple (XRP) and Litecoin (LTC) and the latest advancements with the two projects.

Ripple (XRP)

Ripple and XRP are often confused as the same and are often grouped together because what Ripple the company does ultimately affects/influences the price of XRP.

Less than a month ago, Ripple revamped its website to solely focus on RippleNet. RippleNet has just expanded its xRapid platform that uses XRP as liquidity for financial institutions. While its xCurrent platform currently has over 100 banks and financial institutions signed up and testing its XRP-less platform, Ripple’s goal is to eventually transition these institutions to RippleNet.

Ripple’s press release explained why using XRP is crucial for cross-border transactions:

“Pilots in the crucial U.S. to Mexico remittance corridor using XRP as a digital asset demonstrated savings of 40-70% compared to traditional costs. At the same time, it helped lower settlement times from two to three days to just over two minutes.”

At press time, XRP is currently trading at $0.465 a coin, up 0.34%, in 24 hours.

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Litecoin (LTC)

On Tuesday, LTC began trading on Gemini.

Gemini is the cryptocurrency exchange owned by the US Olympian Winklevoss Twins. Gemini is currently the 42nd largest cryptocurrency exchange by its total trading volume on CoinMarketCap.

BTC/USD pairs still equate for over 80% of the exchange’s volume in the last 24 hours. So far, LTC/USD only makes up 0.73%, with a volume of $214,836. On the 15th when the announcement was made about LTC being launched on Gemini, LTC surged 10% in an hour but quickly corrected.

The Litecoin Foundation also just celebrated its 7th birthday on the 12th.

According to CoinMarketCap, LTC is currently trading at $53.00 a coin, down -0.40%.

Check back in for more Ripple and Litecoin news!

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Ripple (XRP) | Climbing After Crypto Market Correction

Ripple (XRP) is making a dashing comeback this morning after the crypto market lost over $20 billion in value this week. Many of the other cryptocurrencies in the top 20 were seeing double-digit losses yesterday, as investors began dumping their digital assets. Now it seems most are making a comeback and XRP is leading the way.

Ripple (XRP) Comeback

Ripple concluded its annual Swell conference last week. The company put together a two-day conference that was held in San Francisco.

In addition to all the news surrounding Swell last week, the Japanese Bank Consortium launched its Ripple-powered MoneyTap app. Despite all the positive news surrounding the conference and MoneyTap, XRP continued to slide downward.

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However, this morning Banco Santander, a Ripple-partnered bank located in Spain, announced that they are now going live with SWIFT’s global payments innovation (GPI) in four countries. Banco Santander now offers SWIFT’s rapid cross-border payment service in Spain, the UK, Argentina, and Poland. The bank plans on expanding to Mexico and Chile before the end of 2018.

In the past, Banco Santander has been using Ripple’s payment solution for cross-border payments, and earlier in the year, they launched their Ripple-powered application OnePayFX.

Ed Metzger, Head of Innovation at Banco Santander, spoke at the Swell conference about how his bank’s journey with Ripple has improved his customers’ lives.

Metzger said:

“We believe that financial services is moving to a world of open platforms where companies collaborate to deliver excellent customer service for their customers, and that’s at the core of what we’re doing with OnePay FX.”

There has not been any news released about Ripple in last 24 hours, so this announcement by the bank may be what’s pushing XRP’s price up.

XRP Price Movement

According to CoinMarketCap, XRP is currently trading at $0.432 a coin, up 6.57% in 24 hours. Currently, XRP is leading the top 20 cryptocurrencies by their total market cap in percentage gains.

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