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   123

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.

Crypto Won't Replace Fiat, XRP CEO Says

But head of Ripple believes that cross-border payments are the sphere in which cryptocurrencies can be an ideal solution
05 September 2018   829

Ripple's CEO Brad Garlinghouse is convinced that the fiat currency will not lose relevance in the near future and called "senseless" the possible replacement of traditional currencies with digital assets. The future of crypto currency lies in cross-border transactions, Garlinghouse said in the Stanford Legal podcast. This is reported by CoinSpeaker.

I don’t think we’re going to be buying coffee at Starbucks with Bitcoin or XRP anytime soon. I think we’ve got to ask ourselves: What problem is that solving? You were talking about paying for the day spa bill and how you do that, but I think in some ways the friction – fiat currency, the US dollar in this case works pretty well, and so we need to make sure it’s better than that before we talk about it as a currency…
 

Brad Garlinghouse

CEO, Ripple

According to Garlinghouse, cryptocurrencies can be used in the st way in international payments and as a means of preserving value. This is especially true of crisis and weak economies, with a high level of inflation. He noted that the average annual inflation of the currencies of countries outside the G20 is about 6%.

There are economies where the fiat currency is at best a weak currency. And in those contexts, if I were a consumer experiencing hyperinflation – would you rather hold a cryptocurrency or your fiat currency? And in a lot of those cases, you’re seeing people take their dollars, or not dollars, pesos of various sorts, and saying, ‘I’d rather hold this because it’s a better asset to hold in terms of its potential appreciation and lack of inflation.
 

Brad Garlinghouse

CEO, Ripple

The head of Ripple stressed that cross-border payments are the sphere in which cryptocurrencies can be an ideal solution. He also noted the Ripple, which allows to conduct international transactions "almost in real time". This will help many companies save time and resources.

We had one of the largest banks in Australia, the CEO told me that 40% of all of their consumer wire transfers result in a customer service phone call. The frustrating thing for the bank is not only do they have to absorb the cost of taking a customer service phone call, they also deliver the news that they don’t know wait a couple more days it’ll probably be there.
 

Brad Garlinghouse

CEO, Ripple

Earlier, the Northern District Court of California rejected a class action lawsuit filed by investor Ryan Coffey against Ripple Labs Inc. on behalf of everyone who bought XRP tokens after January 1, 2013. The company was accused of illegally manipulating the price of XRP.