Tag: Blockchain

XUMM, CBDCs, and the XRPL DEX

Sologenic recently released its DEX (decentralized exchange), which is a front end to the XRPL’s native DEX. Sologenic is affiliated with Coinfield, one of the few exchanges that allow Canadians to deposit and withdraw funds using Interac e-Transfers. Most Canadian banks will not allow customers to send money to exchanges using debit or credit cards.

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Can NFTs Alone Guarantee Ownership in Digital Worlds?

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have some exciting applications in the gaming world. The boon to an NFT based item or cosmetic is that it can exist far longer than the lifecycle of a typical game. Even after the servers are dead and the player has moved onto to something new, a rare NFT has the potential

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The $3.5 Million Dollar Mirandus NFT

Tons of people on my Twitter feed have been mentioning Gala Games. Some have been running nodes, and others discussing non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and blockchain-based property ownership in Gala’s upcoming MMO, Mirandus. I’m most interested in the latter because it’s something I’ve written about before. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are fungible, essentially meaning one Bitcoin

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Ripple Partner Forte Signs Legendary Sim Developer

Forte recently published a blog post detailing partnerships with four new developers: Gallium Studios, Penrose, Monster Ideas, and GC Turbo. For those who don’t remember, Forte is the blockchain developer that partnered with Ripple’s formerly named Xpring project to the tune of $100 Million to drive adoption of its blockchain-powered gaming marketplace. Since then, Forte

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Thoughts on the Flare Network’s Governance Model

Seated on a tenuous perch atop the Flare network’s governance process is the Flare Foundation. The foundation is a non-profit organization responsible for the development and improvement of the network. It is constrained by five guiding principles: 1. No voting 2. No collateral 3. No oracle participation 4. The right to dissolve 5. Reporting The

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Ripple and the Pax Americana: Regulations, Digital Assets, and Global Affairs

In a recent article featured in The Hill, Chris Larsen, co-founder and executive chairman of Ripple, suggested that the lack of clear regulatory clarity on cryptocurrencies and digital assets has put the United States in the position where it may lose its place as the global reserve currency once China tokenizes the Yuan. At the

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XRP Censorship Resistance and State-Sponsored Attacks

During a talk on the BlockWorks Group YouTube channel, one of the more interesting topics of conversation between David Schwartz and Charlie Shrem were attack scenarios on both the XRP Ledger and Bitcoin. As XRP community members, we are frequently exposed to many of the detractions and limitations of the Bitcoin mining process, but we

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Ripple and the Benevolent Machine Dictatorship

Several months ago, Ripple posted an interview with Scott Chamberlain, an entrepreneurial fellow at the Australian National University College of Law. With funding through Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI), ANU launched two new courses exploring legal issues with the application of blockchain technology like smart contracts and the integration of artificial intelligence into a

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Forte Blockchain and PayID Preview

Forte provided a preview of some of their upcoming blockchain gaming features during a recent PayID developer conference. The preview illustrated some of the social monetization techniques developers could leverage within the Forte blockchain. These social aspects of the Forte monetization platform are already present in the gaming ecosystem, but they occur informally or without

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