Ripple's Ready to Invest in Startups, That Use XRP

This is said by the CEO of Ripple at Money2020 in Singapore
13 March 2018   500

Ripple is planning to invest in projects, the organizers of which would like to use the XRP cryptocurrency in their products. This is reported by TechCrunch with reference to the statement of CEO Ripple Bred Garlinghouse.

According to him, Ripple continues to concentrate its efforts on the development of products for the banking industry, but this does not prevent it in passing to seek alternative uses for its crypto currency.

We, Ripple, will stay focused on solving that institutional use case, but we would certainly partner with companies that are looking to use XRP in lots of different ways.
 

Bred Garlinghouse

CEO, Ripple

As he said, the American start-up Omni perfectly fits into this plan. In January, Ripple and two of its executives invested $ 25 million in Omni, when the startup agreed to use XRP in its products.

The small popularity of XRP as a payment instrument with Ripple's close interaction with the traditional financial system has long been a source of discontent for critics. The assumption that payment services are in no hurry to integrate XRP because of the volatility of the crypto currency, Garlinghouse called "fake news".

He drew attention to the fact that the translation using XRP takes a few seconds - the probability of a sharp jump in the rate during this time is minimal. Nevertheless, the question of why banks use Ripple blockchain, but do not use XRP, remains open. Garlinghouse is confident that eventually everything will be set in order.

South Korean Exchange stolen for Millions of Dollars

Bithumb, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, has been hacked to the tune of 35 billion won, has to repay customers from its own pocket
20 June 2018   110

All the deposits were stopped by the exchange at approximately 00:53 UTC and started transferring large amounts of Ethereum into cold wallets. Cold wallets are digital wallets that are not connected to the internet. As claimed at the local news outlet JoongAng Daily, the company performed an “urgent” security check on the 16th of the month, particulary preparing to move passwords to a cold wallet in preparation for an attack.

Bithumb on Twitter
Bithumb on Twitter

Actually the hack happened on the 19th, according to CoinTelegraph Japan that refers hack detection service Sentinel Protocol. Ripple was among the  stolen denominations. Bithumb has undertaken to repay clients from its own pocket, according to JoongAng Daily.

If you have any damage to your password, I will make full compensation to your company. I do not have any damage to you, so please do not be anxious.
Bithumb
South Korean Exchange on their Twitter

In July 2017 Bithumb was also hacked, when the personal data of 30,000 users was stolen. The scammers used this information in order to access money in many people’s accounts. Nevertheless, the exchange valued its profits grew by 171 percent during the year of  2017. It was processing around $200 million in cryptocurrency trading a day, and today that figure is $400 million, making it the sixth biggest crypto exchange in the world in April 2018.

It collaborated in January with the a major shopping mall in South Korea, enabling cryptocurrency payments at outlets on the site. In March it declared about the plans to introduce Bitcoin ATMs and Bitcoin payments at food kiosks over a partnership with some local kiosk manufacturers.