Swell 2018: Siam Commercial Bank Seeks a Payments Vendor, Finds a Business Partner in Ripple

How does a 111-year old bank go about reinventing itself? According to Siam Commercial Bank SEVP, Chief Technology Officer & Head of Operations Colin Dinn, it’s about finding the right partner to help aggressively solve problems with an eye towards the future. Dinn took the stage at Swell to unpack how Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) … Continued

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CIMB Group Joins RippleNet to Power Instant Payments Across ASEAN

CIMB Group (CIMB or the Group), ASEAN’s fifth largest bank, and Ripple have entered into a strategic collaboration to enable instant cross-border payments across CIMB’s markets. On the back of this partnership, CIMB will join RippleNet and connect with other Ripple customers — more than a hundred financial institutions worldwide — a move that will … Continued

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Blockchain and Digital Asset Use in ASEAN: CEO Brad Garlinghouse in Convo with IMF’s Ross Leckow at Singapore Fintech Festival

CEO Brad Garlinghouse sat down with IMF’s Deputy General Counsel Ross Leckow for a fireside chat on Monday afternoon at the Singapore Fintech Festival. They engaged in a far-reaching dialogue on the opportunities blockchain and digital asset technology presents for financial institutions in ASEAN, given the the region’s unique regulatory frameworks. Both affirmed that this … Continued

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The 800 Pound Gorilla: Digital Asset Adoption

The adoption of digital assets by mainstream financial services was a critical topic at Swell 2018. The first ever Blockchain in Payments Report, released during the event, found that  banks and payment providers around the world are not only interested in using digital assets, they also understand the value of using them for the purposes … Continued

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The Case for Digital Asset Regulation Part 2: Two Regulatory Approaches Driving Innovation in Thailand and Abu Dhabi

As discussed in the first of this three-part series, progressive regulation has helped the digital asset market thrive in countries like Japan. This is despite setbacks, such as the Mt Gox hack, that had many people calling for an outright ban. Like Japan, Thailand’s Central Bank, the Bank of Thailand (BOT), was reacting to market … Continued

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Introducing History Sharding

As rippled servers operate, they continually witness data appended onto an ever-growing blockchain. This data becomes the history that the network agrees upon and that constitutes everything about the XRP Ledger. As with most blockchains, it is imperative that XRP Ledger historical data remain readily available to participating servers. Therefore, every rippled server shares the … Continued

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Faster Cross-Border Payments Shouldn’t Require a Boarding Pass

If you’ve ever had to send money abroad, then you know the process is frustrating. It’s expensive, slow and you often don’t know when, or even if, your money arrived. The cross-border payments infrastructure is antiquated and broken. It’s a system that was built when disco still topped the charts, and its functionality sits in … Continued

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The Ripple Drop – Episode 6

Welcome to the sixth episode of The Ripple Drop, a web video series covering the latest news about our customers, technology, products and culture. We’re getting deep into Ripple tech this month. First we talk to SVP of Product Asheesh Birla about RippleNet’s three different products and how they work together. Birla breaks down the … Continued

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Q3 2018 XRP Markets Report

By Cory Johnson & Miguel Vias Ripple sells $163 million in XRP amidst rising volatility and volume in Q3 2018 Ripple sales accounted for 0.43 percent of global XRP volume Three billion XRP released out of cryptographic escrow, 2.6 billion XRP returned to escrow Wall Street firms take early steps towards providing institutional custody of … Continued

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Chris Larsen Reflects on Disruption, Regulation and the Internet of Value at Money20/20

In a keynote capping off Money20/20 USA 2018, Ripple Executive Chairman and Co-Founder Chris Larsen sat down for a fireside chat with Arjan Schütte, the Founder and Managing Partner of Core Innovation Capital. Larsen reflected on his experience as both an entrepreneur and a business leader as he offered perspectives on a variety of topics, … Continued

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