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Ripple and Major Beijing University Launch Blockchain Research Scholarship

Ripple and Major Beijing University Launch Blockchain Research Scholarship

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A major Chinese research university has launched a blockchain research scholarship with the support of Ripple, according to a press release published on Jan. 18.In collaboration with blockchain payments firm Ripple, the Institute for Fintech Research at Beijing’s Tsinghua University (THUIFR) has announced the Blockchain Technology Research Scholarship Program (BRSP). The program reportedly intends to bring together the best graduate students in China in 2019 to study global blockchain regulations and industry development.Participants in the new educational program will reportedly have access to advanced knowledge in the blockchain space, as well be able to take part in corporate events and visits.Ivy Gao, Director of International Cooperation and Development at THUIFR, stressed that the BR

Ripple Partners With Chinese University for Blockchain Research Program

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Ripple has partnered with a top Chinese university for a blockchain research program. The Institute for Fintech Research (THUIFR) at Tsinghua University in Beijing announced last week that the scholarship program would focus on global regulatory policies and blockchain development. Selected students will also get to participate in corporate visits and events. Ivy Gao, director of international cooperation and development at the university, said that the initiative is aimed to provide students a “comprehensive view” of global blockchain regulatory policies, adding that he believes it would help students with their “future research or career in the field of blockchain technology.” Eric van Miltenburg, Ripple’s SVP of global operations, said: “The program’s goal – to provide students with opp
Who Scales It Best? Inside Blockchains’ Ongoing Transactions-Per-Second Race

Who Scales It Best? Inside Blockchains’ Ongoing Transactions-Per-Second Race

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Open-source project Qtum representatives claim that their enterprise blockchain dubbed ‘QtumX’ can accommodate “more than 10,000” transactions per second (TPS), according to a press release recently shared with Cointelegraph.With yet another player being added to the scalability race, it makes sense to look back and see how the main blockchains and cryptocurrencies stand in regard to TPS — and whether their numbers are actually authentic.Transaction speed: How important is it?Scalability is one of cryptocurrencies’ main issues, especially when it comes to the older coins. In fact, one of the first public comments on Bitcoin’s (BTC) white paper opened with the following line: “We very, very much need such a system, but the way I understand your proposal, it does not seem to scale to the req

Bitcoin Hovers Over $3,550 as Top Cryptos See Slight Losses

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Tuesday, Jan. 22 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are seeing slight to moderate losses on the day to press time. Bitcoin’s (BTC) price is still hovering over $3,550, according to Coin360 data.Market visualization from Coin360At press time, Bitcoin is down just a fraction of a percent on the day, trading at around $3,580. Looking at its weekly chart, the current price is about $100 lower than $3,682, the price at which Bitcoin started the week.Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCapRipple (XRP) is down just over 1 percent on the day, trading at around $0.317 at press time. On the weekly chart, the current price is lower than $0.331, the price at which XRP started the week — and down from $0.333, the midweek high reported on Jan. 19.Ripple 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketC
Is Valor Really Planning a “Hostile Takeover” of $14 Billion XRP?

Is Valor Really Planning a “Hostile Takeover” of $14 Billion XRP?

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A report by media outlet Axios claims that an unknown startup named Valor Foundation is attempting to launch a hostile takeover of the cryptocurrency XRP. This would be the first hostile takeover attempt in the cryptocurrency space. Valor’s Alleged Takeover Plans Valor Foundation, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that aims to service unbanked citizens of developing nation using cryptocurrency, is reportedly in “the early stages of attempting a hostile takeover of XRP,” according to leaked information received by Axios. In 2018, Valor planned to raise $160 million through an initial coin offering (ICO) but failed to convince investors that it could deliver on its mission. Now, according to Axios, the company is instead setting its sights on raising funds to take over XRP to help it succeed i
Ripple Price Analysis: XRP’s Recovery Could Face Major Hurdles

Ripple Price Analysis: XRP’s Recovery Could Face Major Hurdles

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Ripple price traded towards the $0.3100 level recently and later started a correction against the US dollar.There was a break above a connecting bearish trend line with resistance at $0.3180 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).The pair is currently following an ascending channel with support at $0.3160 on the same chart.Ripple price is slowly recovering against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. However, XRP/USD is likely to face a lot of hurdles on the upside near the $0.3220 and $0.3250 levels.Ripple Price AnalysisYesterday, there was a sharp decline in ripple price below $0.3300 similar to Ethereum and bitcoin against the US Dollar. The XRP/USD pair even broke the $0.3200 support and settled below the 100 hourly simple moving average. It traded close to the $0.3100...
Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, TRON, Bitcoin SV, Cardano: Price Analysis, Jan. 21

Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, TRON, Bitcoin SV, Cardano: Price Analysis, Jan. 21

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The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange.Marcus Hughes, the United Kingdom lead counsel for major United States crypto exchange and wallet provider Coinbase, expects huge developments for Bitcoin (BTC) in the next two years.Hughes is confident about the European Union coming up with a more defined regulatory framework for crypto in 2019. After the regulations are in place, Hughes anticipates large investment banks to finally enter the scene.U.K.-based investor and entrepreneur Alistair Milne is confident that Bitcoin will break out of its life...

Ripple Price Analysis: XRP Accumulation, Bull Pressure Building Up

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Ripple prices stable above 30 centsSWIFT—Ripple competition should heat up in coming daysTransactional volumes low and droppingXRP success depends on adoption. That’s why an increase in xRapid users is bullish for investors. Even still, the slide of XRP prices have been deflating, and after 12 months of lower lows, we expect Sep 2018 to guide medium to long term price trajectory.Ripple Price AnalysisFundamentalsAs long as SWIFT dominates, we expect determined competitors to step up their marketing, pitch to potential clients—mostly in areas where most are unbanked and without access to financial services. Such has been the effort of Ripple.With three main products—xCurrent, xVia, and xRapid, we can conclusively say they have been largely successful. However, they still have a long way to g
Total Market Cap Drops $5 Billion as All Major Coins Take Price Hit

Total Market Cap Drops $5 Billion as All Major Coins Take Price Hit

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Monday, Jan. 21: cryptocurrencies are seeing price weakness across the board, with virtually all of the top 100 coins by market cap tipping into the red.Top ten coins have lost between 3 and 7 percent on the day, as data from Coin360 shows.Market visualization by Coin360Bitcoin (BTC) is down about 4 percent on the day to press time, slipping from a 24-hour high of ~$3,755 to its current price point around $3,570.Despite a jagged week of fleeting gains, the top coin has now come virtually full circle on its 7-day chart, and is trading just 0.5 percent down on the week. Monthly losses are nonetheless at a heftier 11 percent, according to CoinMarketCap.Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCapRipple (XRP), currently the largest altcoin by market cap, is down fractionally less, shedding...

Ripple Price Analysis: XRP At Risk Of Significant Losses

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Ripple price remained below the key $0.3400 and $0.3450 resistance levels against the US dollar.There was a break below a major contracting triangle with support at $0.3245 on the 4-hours chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Poloniex).The pair is currently trading well below the $0.3320 support and it remains at a risk of more losses below $0.3150.Ripple price is under a lot of selling pressure below $0.3320 and $0.3400 against the US Dollar. XRP may perhaps continue to move down below the $0.3100 and $0.3060 supports.Ripple Price AnalysisThere was no major upward move in ripple price above the $0.3400 and $0.3450 resistances against the US Dollar. The XRP/USD pair settled below the $0.3400 support and the 55 simple moving average (4-hours). This past week, there were mostly range m...