SBI Ripple Asia started cross-border payments testing

Ripple shows huge price jump on the background of this event 
15 December 2017   1367

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%

Court to Refuse to Return XRP Case to the Lower Instance

The case by XRP investor alleged that Ripple used dishonest and illegal tactics to control the price of XRP
13 August 2018   140

The Court of the Northern District of California rejected the claim to return the lawsuit against Ripple Labs to a lower court initially formed by investor Ryan Coffey in the San Francisco court on May 3, 2018. Coffey wanted the trial to continue in lower courts in California and not be carried out by federal courts, Bitcoinist reports.

With his suit, Coffey claims to recover the losses he incurred as a result of investing in XRP. He claims that Ripple is manipulating the XRP course with unreasonable statements about the future price of the crypto currency, while violating California Corporate Law and "hiding the role of the security."

He also accuses Ripple CEO Bred Garlinghouse of misleading investors with statements aimed at promoting and enhancing the market rate of XRP. The plaintiff believes that XRP is not a fully decentralized crypto currency, which leads to the conclusion that Ripple may violate securities laws by distributing it.

Having read the papers filed by the parties and carefully considered their arguments and the relevant legal authority, and good cause appearing, the court hereby DENIES plaintiff’s motion.
 

Court's Statement

Meanwhile, two lawsuits against Ripple have already been transferred to federal courts in the United States. One of them was issued by a group of investors in late May. Its organizers also claim that they lost money, because they invested them in XRP under the influence of the company's statements, and assume that it can distribute unregistered securities. A third lawsuit with similar applications was filed in early July.