SBI Ripple Asia started cross-border payments testing

Ripple shows huge price jump on the background of this event 
15 December 2017   1228

Created by SBI Ripple Asia, a consortium of 61 banks announced the beginning of testing of Ripple blockchain for cross-border payments.

Two large South Korean financial institutions participate in the pilot project - Woori Bank and Shinhan Bank, with total market capitalization exceeding $ 30 billion. As reported on the company's website, cross-border payments between Japan and South Korea through a distributed RippleNet network are being implemented for the first time.

According to representatives of the consortium, Ripple technology can significantly reduce the costs of cross-border payments, eliminate intermediaries and make transactions instant.

In addition, the Japanese banking consortium created a working group that will study the possibilities of blockchain and XRP for institutional market participants. 

The Japan Bank Consortium’s pilot with Woori Bank and Shinhan Bank brings us closer to sending money in an important corridor. The use of RippleNet to send cross-border payments reinforces that financial institutions are ready to provide a modern payments experience and enable to the Internet of Value.
 

Emi Yoshikawa
Director of partnerships, Ripple

South Korea is the third most important trading partner of Japan. In case of successful test results, the first real cross-border payments between these countries will be implemented in the spring of 2018.

It is also worth noting that, against the backdrop of positive news from Asia, Ripple's crypto currency is demonstrating staggering growth. Over the past seven days the price of XRP has increased by 200%.

 Top 5 cryptocurrencies
Top 5 cryptocurrencies

Ripple was able to push down Bitcoin Cash from the 3rd spot.
At the moment of press, these are main XRP market parameters:

  • Average price $0,784776
  • Market Cap $30 401 551 136
  • 24h Volume $6 202 070 000

XRP is most traded at:

  1. Bithumb 29.97%
  2. Poloniex 11.75%
  3. Bittrex 11.19%

Ledger Live to be Released

Ledger Live is a complex application that combines the functions of managing a hardware device and digital assets
10 July 2018   229

On Monday, July 9, the release of new software for hardware bitcoin wallets Ledger Nano S and Ledger Blue under the name Ledger Live with support for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.

According to the developers, Ledger Live is a complex application that combines the functions of managing a hardware device and digital assets. The new software has replaced many browser extensions based on Chromium.

Installing a new device and connecting an existing account to Ledger Live takes place as quickly as possible. Simultaneously, all crypto-currencies are now available in one account, which eliminates the need for users to use different applications for Bitcoin, Ethereum or Ripple.

It is noteworthy that the user interface provides data on the cost of all crypto assets in real time, and also displays the status of transactions.

The first version of Ledger Live does not support ERC-20 tokens, but the developers have already promised to add this option in the next releases.