Post Tagged with: "Ripple"

Ripple may become real competition for SWIFT in cross border payments

Ripple may become real competition for SWIFT in cross border payments

by September 25, 2016 at 1:00 am 0 comments

ID:38626297 Image source. Next week, 8,000 bankers and their vendors fly into Geneva for 4 days of talking about FinTech. Last year I had to fly to Singapore. This year, I can just hop on a train from Bern (sayonara jet lag). Last year Emergent Fintech started to move ontoRead More

Synechron Launches 6 New Accelerators For All Your Blockchain Needs

Synechron Launches 6 New Accelerators For All Your Blockchain Needs

by September 20, 2016 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

Some people seem to think blockchain is the best technological advancement humanity has come up with since the wheel. Certainly, one can’t deny that blockchain or distributed ledger technology has an intriguing amount of potential. On the other hand, making that potential actionable takes a house of engineers, resources, andRead More

Blockchain, Bitcoin In Space. Also, Florida

Blockchain, Bitcoin In Space. Also, Florida

by September 16, 2016 at 11:00 am 1 comment

You might have seen Ripple’s news yesterday, but turns out that is not the only big development in blockchain this week—it’s now exploring the final frontier. Yep, that’s right: blockchain in space. If you don’t know, Ripple raised $55 million in funding yesterday, as well as adding seven new banksRead More

Ripple Raises $55M as Client List Grows to 15 Top Global Banks

Ripple Raises $55M as Client List Grows to 15 Top Global Banks

by September 15, 2016 at 9:53 am 0 comments

Investors still want a piece of the blockchain. Ripple, the enterprise blockchain startup, today announced that it raised $55 million in Series B funding to accelerate customer adoption of its technology. That brings Ripple’s total funding to $93.6 million since its launch in 2012, according to Crunchbase. “I think there’sRead More

Are We at a Tipping Point for Blockchain?

Are We at a Tipping Point for Blockchain?

by August 22, 2016 at 10:04 am 3 comments

Is blockchain reaching a tipping point? I’m not talking about the public, but among the early adapters who set the tone for what comes one or two years down the line. A little evidence: A Juniper Research study reveals that venture capitalists have poured $290 million into blockchain technologies and bitcoin companiesRead More

Blockchain Or No-Chain: Is Blockchain Really the Future Of Fintech?

Blockchain Or No-Chain: Is Blockchain Really the Future Of Fintech?

by August 19, 2016 at 9:54 am 5 comments

Former bitcoin champion Stefan Thomas caused a small stir in the blockchain world today when he posted an essay entitled “The Subtle Tyranny of Blockchain,” which, as the title suggests, does not reflect favorably on the technology. “In any protocol, everyone has to act the same. But in a blockchainRead More

Blockchain Groups Gain Momentum in Cross-Border Payments

Blockchain Groups Gain Momentum in Cross-Border Payments

by June 22, 2016 at 11:56 am 2 comments

Real-time international payments are not far over the horizon anymore. San Francisco-based Ripple announced that seven global banks have joined its network to improve their cross-border payments experience. Among the banks are Santander, UniCredit, UBS, ReiseBank, CIBC, National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), and ATB Financial. All of the banks tested transferring moneyRead More

Santander UK Pilots App Powered by Ripple

Santander UK Pilots App Powered by Ripple

by May 26, 2016 at 12:58 pm 1 comment

Real-time international payments are becoming ever-so real. Banco Santander’s UK unit partnered with San Francisco-based settlement system Ripple to launch a pilot app to enable fast international transfers, the bank announced today. The app, currently being tested among 6,000 of Santander’s staffers, allows for next-day international transfers between the UK and 21Read More

R3CEV, Ripple May Band Together

R3CEV, Ripple May Band Together

by May 20, 2016 at 1:19 pm 5 comments

It looks like an R3CEV-Ripple partnership is in the works. This development could be a sign of the bundling of distributed ledgers and alliances between companies and consortiums in the space. The news was teased on Twitter today by Ripple CEO Chris Larsen: The future of fintech is bringing together like-minded companies,Read More

Ripple Stakes Out Its Territory: Payments

Ripple Stakes Out Its Territory: Payments

by March 1, 2016 at 9:51 am 0 comments

SEATTLE — Ripple is working with more banks than R3 or Digital Asset Holdings, and is narrowly focusing on cross-border payments, founder and CEO Chris Larsen said Monday. Speaking at the Bank Innovation conference here, Larsen said Ripple had 90 banks in the pipeline, 30 in pilot, and 10 in production.Read More