R3’s New App to Support XRP Payments

Corda Settler is a opensource application in the CorDapp pack and makes it possible to make payments for payment obligations in the Corda networ
06 December 2018   849

Banking blockchain consortium R3 has announced the launch of the Corda Settler application for international cryptocurrency payments in corporate distributed networks. The first supported digital asset in the application is the XRP token, CoinDesk reports.

The deployment of the Corda Settler and its support for XRP as the first settlement mechanism is an important step in showing how the powerful ecosystems cultivated by two of the of the world’s most influential crypto and blockchain communities can work together. While the Settler will be open to all forms of crypto and traditional assets, this demonstration with XRP is the next logical step in showing how widespread acceptance and use of digital assets to transfer value and make payments can be achieved.
 

Richard Gendal Brown

CTO, R3

Corda Settler is a opensource application in the CorDapp pack and makes it possible to make payments for payment obligations in the Corda network through any parallel means supporting cryptocurrency, crypto assets or traditional payment mechanisms that can provide cryptographic confirmation of the fact of settlement of transactions.

In particular, the application verifies the transfer of the expected amount to the recipient’s account, automatically updating the Corda registry. Also in the developers' plans is the addition of support for deferred netting of transactions and settlements on pre-established amounts in real time.

When a payment obligation arises in the Corda system, one of the parties may request payment in XRP tokens. The other party will receive a notification of such a request and that it must configure the payment to be sent to the specified address before a certain date. As soon as the oracle service confirms the payment, the parties may consider the obligation fulfilled.

Application support for the XRP token may seem somewhat unexpected if we recall the recent court proceedings between R3 and Ripple, but a source close to the situation claims that the disagreements did not have anything to do with it. The very launch of a new payment mechanism, he said, should give greater legitimacy to cryptocurrencies.

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   222

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.