Coinrail to list Ripple

South Korean newly launched exchange will enlist Ripple in its dealings
01 November 2017   2749

Coinrail, a South Korean exchange which was launched on October 11, is going to add Ripple to its platform. Coinrail has a trading volume of 16.6526 KRW. The total transaction volume is currently 192,316 KRW which is $171,7.

Coinrail will be the third South Korean cryptocurrency exchange to issue Ripple after Bithumb and Coinone. Coinrail is a new and developing exchange which has already announced its deal with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash, Litecoin, Stratis, OmiseGo, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Walton Coin, TenX, and Jet Cash and it plans to add QTUM, Stellar Lumens, and KyberNetwork, NEO, Komodo, NEM, IOTA too.

November 17 is declared to be the date when Ripple will be added to Coinrail. It is worth mentioning that South Korea is diligently trying to regulate use of cryptocurrencies, for instance the authorities plan to levy taxes on cryptocurrency transactions and ban ICO in the country. Moreover, representatives of the central bank of South Korea stated that they do not recognize Bitcoin and other digital assets as a means of payment.

South Korean exchanges have been showing interest in Ripple for a long time which even lead to its daily volume growth. Nevertheless lately XRP coin has been continuously going down.

At the moment of writing Ripple has a price of $0,197 and its market capitalisation  is $7,628,088,760 with 24 hour volume of $56,996,400.

BTC is Better For Global Remittances Than XRP - Bitspark

CEO George Harrap is sure that the first cryptocurrency is much more practical because it is accepted by much more companies to pay
28 May 2019   404

The head of Bitspark, George Harrap, expressed the opinion that Bitcoin is better suited for cross-border payments than the Ripple's XRP token, which was specifically designed for this purpose, Crypto Briefing reports.

In particular, Harrap is sure that the first cryptocurrency is much more practical because it is accepted by much more companies to pay. At the same time, various services use XRP rarely because of its insufficient liquidity when exchanging for fiat currencies. This situation makes the Ripple token expensive to pay.

Bitspark researchers have published a report that assesses the suitability of various cryptocurrencies for making international payments. Thus, experts assigned Bitcoin and Ethereum “medium degree of suitability”. At the same time Stellar, thanks to the built-in decentralized exchange and the convenience of issuing stablecoins, received a higher mark.

The xRapid and xCurrent solutions, where the XRP token is used, are assigned a low degree of suitability due to their low liquidity when interacting with fiat money. In particular, according to Harrap, xRapid is convenient for operations with one currency, however, interaction with several monetary units is fraught with considerable difficulties. For example, an attempt to convert US dollars to Kenyan shillings will require payment routing through various channels and, possibly, conversion into various currencies, which translates into significant commissions.

The number of Ripple gateways that exist hasn’t changed in four years and basically consists of bitcoin exchanges for people to speculate on the price of XRP for BTC. None of these companies are remittance companies, nor are they using XRP for its intended purpose.
 

George Harrap

Head, Bitspark

Also in the company's report says that despite the low rate of transactions, the level of mass adoption of bitcoin is high, and it is more often used in payments than XRP.

There are no liquid Nigerian naira (NGN) and Ethereum (ETH) market, EOS and Vietnamese dong or XRP and Philippine peso markets. The only market which has sufficient liquidity and people willing to provide a local currency in exchange for a cryptocurrency is usually bitcoin.
 

George Harrap

Head, Bitspark

CoinMetrics researchers recently revealed a discrepancy of $ 84 million in Ripple reporting and XRP blockchain data.