Ripple’s blockchain investment wing has funded some promising projects over the years, but the one that I’m most excited about is Forte. Forte is a blockchain-based gaming marketplace that allows developers to integrate decentralized marketplace features into their emergent gameplay experiences. Back in 2020, Forte announced a partnership with the Will Wright chaired Gallium Studios.
When I was a student at university, my International Relations professor told us a story about corruption in the Soviet Union. When he was young, he visited the Soviet Republic and wound up getting arrested and spending time in a Soviet holding cell. One of the guards demanded a bribe and promised they’d be released
NFTs present a viable alternative to the ill-fated XRP powered music marketplace, xSongs. Music NFT minting and trading will occur on federated side chains and plug into the XRP Ledger using hooks. Ripple’s NFT vision underlines the necessity of functional and integrated NFT viewing and custody. Artwork would be playable and viewable within wallets from
Private permissioned sidechains on the XRP Ledger are two months away. Federated sidechains are 6-9 months away. Gaming worlds may eventually plug into the XRP ecosystem using hooks and federated sidechains. Games are already implementing basic blockchain features into their digital worlds. Fully-fledged market economies are soon to follow. The Forte blockchain is a Ripple
Back in 2020, I covered an interview with Scott Chamberlain, an entrepreneurial fellow at the Australian National University College of Law (ANU). With funding from Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI), ANU launched two courses exploring legal issues with the application of blockchain technology such as smart contracts and the integration of artificial intelligence into
Cryptocurrency Security is a daunting topic for crypto holders, but it is an important facet of keeping funds safe from the nefarious characters who prowl cryptocurrency communities. This post is a general guide on cryptocurrency safety for both users of custodial exchanges and non-custodial crypto wallets. General Account Security Be paranoid, particularly with your primary
I remember when news of the SEC action against Ripple hit the internet – the gleeful sputtering of people like Anthony Pompliano and Vitalik Buterin were tweeted and retweeted as the price of XRP unraveled before our eyes. Charles Hoskinson published a YouTube video shortly after, chastising the rest of the Cryptocurrency community, suggesting that
Ripple recently announced XRP Ledger adoption by the Mintable NFT (non-fungible token) marketplace. Mintable is the NFT service that has attracted notable investors like Mark Cuban and hosts various NFT collectibles such as works of art, gifs, videos, and property deeds. According to Cointelegraph, an NFT representing a share of property in St. Louis auctioned
If there’s one thing the SEC’s enforcement actions have made clear, it’s that no one seems to agree on how to handle American securities laws as they apply to cryptocurrencies like XRP. Credentialed legal scholars and prominent lawyers, some of whom formerly represented the SEC, vehemently disagree on how how to treat the much-maligned cryptocurrency.
XRPL Labs, the developers of the popular Xumm wallet, announced integration with the digital ID system called GlobaliD. GlobaliD is a digital identity provider that has already partnered with exchanges like Uphold and services like the National Student Clearinghouse. According to their website, the National Student Clearinghouse provides education verification and transcript ordering services. They