Tag: Cryptocurrency

XRP and the Digital Cosmetics Marketplace, Part 2

Forte, the Ripple powered digital games marketplace, recently signed partnership agreements with five new gaming studios. Netmarble, Magmic, nWay, DECA, and HI-REZ studios will each integrate Forte’s platform into one of their games. Some of these partnerships are very promising; others are substanceless hype. The blockchain gaming space has been largely hype-driven, with several studios

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XRP Governance and Incentives

Intimately tied with the decentralization of any digital asset is the incentive process that underpins the confirmation and validation of transactions and governance. For XRP, the decentralization process has been carried out by replacing Ripple maintained validators with those run by independent entities. There have been some very interesting Twitter discussions on the incentive process

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XRP and Mass Media Vultures

Something peculiar happens every time XRP spikes in value. This latest upshot is no different. As the value of our favorite coin goes up, the vultures come out, but instead of circling carrion, they wish to feed on success. They release statements disparaging XRP, hoping to catch the attention of Bitcoin maximalists and the fanatics

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XRP and the Blockchain Panacea

The Blockchain Panacea is the tendency for developers to attach the blockchain to technologies that either don’t need it to function effectively or to ideas that haven’t worked in the past with the expectation that the blockchain can somehow make them viable. The blockchain and decentralized digital assets solve specific problems very well, but they

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XRP Headlines and the Shaping of Market Expectations

Headlines are everything. They convince a user to click on an article; They tell potential readers what the article is about. But more recently, they’re used to shape public opinion on a topic and inject the author’s thoughts into current events and news. This problem is acute amongst cryptocurrency publications, and it is often directed

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XRP Disinformation in the News

I’ve been watching this peculiar phenomenon unfold in the XRP crypto news space. I’m not sure what to call it, but a publication will write a poorly sourced article which will subsequently be used as a source in a different article, and so on until you’ve got a daisy-chain of disinformation stretching across publications. Even

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The Anatomy of a FUD article – A response to the recent Messari XRP post

I cannot tell if this messari.io post by Ryan Selkis is a FUD article or an honest misinterpretation of the data – largely because I can’t imagine that someone who runs a service advising people on cryptocurrency investments is capable of this kind of selective reading. At any rate, Selkis states: “We’ll go for a

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