Ripple joined forces with MoneyGram

News about cooperation of these two companies had great impact on XRP price
12 January 2018   1093

One of the world's largest money transfer systems, MoneyGram, announced a partnership with Ripple's financial solutions provider, which will use XRP tokens in its processes. 

To this end, MoneyGram will use the Ripple system xRapid.

According to the company's message, thanks to this, MoneyGram will be able to solve the liquidity problem, which is traditionally faced by most financial institutions, while saving time and money. At the same time, MoneyGram customers will be able to send funds in real time with full transparency and reliability of the process.

Ripple is at the forefront of blockchain technology and we look forward to piloting xRapid. We’re hopeful it will increase efficiency and improve services to MoneyGram’s customers.

Alex Holmes 

Chief executive officer, MoneyGram

The news about the partnership between Ripple and MoneyGram immediately led to an increase in the price of XRP on stock exchanges - for a short period of time the weighted average rate of the coin, previously lowered to $ 1.62, rose above $ 2.

Ripple Price Chart
Ripple Price Chart

At the moment of press, these are the main market parameters of XRP:

  • Average Price $2.09
  • Market Cap $81 116 278 523 
  • 24h Volume $6 353 130 000

Blockchain roundtable organized in Japan

Japan`s regulator, Financial Services Agency (FSA) has opened some details of the closed-doors roundtable
21 March 2018   77

This meeting was arranged for regulators and central banks from many countries and it was connected with a wide multilateral joint research project on blockchain technology. The private conference was held on March 8 and 9, then FSA confirmed its report on Monday.

The financial regulators and central banks from a number of countries met Japanese and foreign academic institutions at the FSA-hosted roundtable. The representatives of the central banks of Singapore, Canada and Japan faced the financial regulators from the UK, France, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong and the Australian security regulator. They discussed their points of view on the possibilities and disadvantages of the public (open) blockchain technology.

The FSA declared that the roundtable should definitely reveal the blockchain`s peculiar risks and opportunities. Also this financial regulator constantly researches possible weak spots of the public blockchain technology, relevant questions of its security and technical perspectives.

The list of subjects which were discussed at the roundtable includes the “Blockchain innovation and responsible user protection”, “Potential of blockchain”, “Blockchain tests and use cases - jurisdictional Proof of Concept” among others.

The FSA added that despite many details of the closed-door discussion stay under wraps, some common positions and challenges may be shared with the public while agreed upon by all the participants.

The banking market in Japan is aimed to be the largest consumer-end implementation of blockchain tech through a consumer payments application powered by Ripple. Therefore the largest central banks in the world were told cryptocurrencies “do not pose risks to global financial stability” during the ongoing G20 summit in Argentina by the international Financial Stability Board.