A Global Look at the Future of Blockchain and Fintech Innovation

What does the future hold for fintech innovation overall and blockchain in particular? That question was posed to a panel of visionary leaders assembled from around the globe by Ripple’s SVP of Business & Corporate Development Kahina Van Dyke at Swell 2018 last fall. As we step into 2019, it’s helpful to revisit their thoughts … Continued

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Statement on the “Biased Nonce Sense” Paper

In the cryptography industry, it is well known that using repeated or insufficiently random “nonces” (also called “k” values) in ECDSA digital signatures carries security risks. A new research paper authored by Joachim Breitner and Nadia Heninger discloses a more serious attack than was previously known on signatures with imperfect nonces. The vulnerability comes from … Continued

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RippleNet Surpasses 200 Customers Worldwide

Ripple, provider of leading enterprise blockchain solutions for payments, announced today that 13 new financial institutions have signed up for the company’s payment network, RippleNet. The companies include Euro Exim Bank, SendFriend, JNFX, FTCS, Ahli Bank of Kuwait, Transpaygo, BFC Bahrain, ConnectPay, GMT, WorldCom Finance, Olympia Trust Company, Pontual/USEND and Rendimento. With these additions, there … Continued

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The Ripple Drop – Episode 8

Welcome to episode eight of The Ripple Drop, a web video series covering the latest news about the company’s customers, technology, products and culture. This month we’re taking a look back at 2018 in a special holiday episode featuring SVP of Customer Success Marcus Treacher and SVP of Product Asheesh Birla. First up, Treacher shares … Continued

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2018: The Year of Breakthroughs in Blockchain

As 2018 draws to a close, many are focusing on the challenges that lie ahead. The digital asset markets are down, and we’ve seen the industry contract as a result. But, the outlook may not be so bleak. This year has brought with it progress on a number of fronts—a convergence of factors—that we believe … Continued

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Building Trust and Regulatory Clarity in Blockchain and Digital Assets

By Eric van Miltenburg Ripple is an international business by definition. We use blockchain technology and digital assets to remove friction from global payments. From the very beginning, we’ve worked within the existing international banking system, as opposed to around it, engaging with regulators worldwide to ensure success for our customers. While we’ve seen exciting … Continued

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Introducing XRP Ledger (rippled) version 1.1.2

XRP Ledger (rippled) version 1.1.2 is now available. The XRP Ledger version 1.1.2 release includes a fix for a technical issue in the consensus “preferred ledger by branch” code, which could cause a validator to fail to settle on a single preferred branch of unconfirmed ledger history. While this is not entirely unexpected and the … Continued

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Coinone Transfer Offers South Korea’s First Blockchain-Powered Remittance Service

This month Coinone Transfer, a payments business and a subsidiary of Coinone, introduced South Korea’s first blockchain-powered remittance mobile app and web service called Cross — offering faster, lower cost payments to Thailand and the Philippines. Unlike other remittance options in South Korea, Cross does not rely on traditional banking rails. Rather, it provides a … Continued

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Author Kevin Werbach Previews New Book: The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust

We sat down with Kevin Werbach, author and Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, to discuss his teaching, research and new book, The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust. Werbach’s latest work, both on campus and in the book, explores how the blockchain, which … Continued

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