XRP Ledger Smart Contract Network Enters Public Open Beta

Evernode is a layer-2 smart contract network proposed by Scott Chamberlain and Richard Holland. Chamberlain is an entrepreneurial fellow at the Australian National University College of Law (ANU), a recipient of a grant by Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative. Using the funding from Ripple, ANU launched courses exploring legal issues with the application of smart

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Popular XRP Wallet Set to Offer Integrated Fiat On and Off-ramps

XUMM seems set to launch integrated fiat on and off-ramps. XUMM is a non-custodial XRP wallet. It also features native access to tokens and web apps called xApps. The pro version has an optional KYC process native to the XUMM app. XUMM’s support documentation indicated that this KYC process was for a yet-to-be-implemented fiat on/off-ramp.

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Ripple Hints at Ethereum Virtual Machine Powered Sidechains

RippleX software engineer Mayukha Vadari hinted that Ripple was working on Ethereum Virtual Machine powered sidechains during a recent Ripple Drop episode: “We’re also working on EVM-based sidechains that will allow people to basically use solidity smart contracts but still within the XRP ledger ecosystem.” “We’re working on adding support for sidechains to the XRP

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MoneyGram Files Motion to Seal Portions of a Deposition Transcript in Ripple-SEC Lawsuit

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Popular payment provider MoneyGram filed an unopposed motion to seal a few lines from a deposition transcript of a MoneyGram Officer filed during the Ripple v. SEC lawsuit. The payment giant argues that the deposition contains highly confidential business information and, as such, the court should move to protect the privacy interests of innocent third

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Buyer Beware: NFT Gaming Projects Flock to the XRPL

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VerseX is an XRPL-powered Metaverse shopping, social, and gaming platform. It features a virtual-reality mall and integrated play-to-earn activities. The platform has two main tokens. $XVR is the platform’s native currency and governance token. And $XMEN (which definitely won’t ruffle feathers at Marvel) is the platform’s early investor token. Despite my repeated insistence on Twitter,

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Minecraft Developers Boot NFT Projects, Including XRPL Powered ZerpCraft

ZerpCraft is an XRPL-powered gaming project and RippleX development grantee, which allows Minecraft server administrators the ability to mint property NFTs and monetize land in their game worlds.   “After the launch of XLS-20, the ZerpCraft plugin will be made open source allowing any Minecraft server administrator the ability to mint ZerpCraft NFTs and monetize their

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Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets Grills SEC Enforcement Director

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American oversight committees are interesting expressions of state power. The committee room is filled with rows of seats cascading upwards with the representatives seated at the highest point and the subject, in this case, the Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, Gurbir Grewal, placed far beneath them so that he must constantly look upwards

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xSPECTAR Aims to Bring the Metaverse to the XRPL

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NFT projects have increasingly latched on to the nebulous concept of the metaverse to justify expansive token monetization efforts. But what exactly is the metaverse? Vice described it as a 3D model of the internet — a virtual reality powered digital world operating in parallel to the physical one. The Facebook metaverse project, Horizon Worlds,

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Addressing the Letter in Support of Responsible Fintech Policy

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A few days ago, an anti-cryptocurrency letter directed to Washington lawmakers was published which argued that cryptocurrencies were a technological dead end and a solution in search of a problem — a vessel for robber barons and swindlers of all sorts to fleece the luddite public of their money as they try to hop aboard

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Forbes Flubs Ripple Article

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On April 12, 2022, Forbes published a Ripple and XRP article in their Advisor section.  Forbes Advisor is advertised as providing relevant financial coverage to allow readers to “make the most of their money.” I haven’t seen a cryptocurrency article this poorly researched from a mainstream publication in a long time.  If all of the articles on

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