August 2017

Ripple Uses Blockchain To Move Money Faster Than A Flying Courier

(As featured in Forbes- August 16, 2017) Written by: Tom Groenfeldt   Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple, likes to compare speeds of moving money internationally. “If I want to move money from here (San Francisco) to London, the fastest way is to fly there,” he said. “We can stream video from the space station, but […]

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August 2017

Ripple Aims to Expand into China Without Help From Local Businesses

(As featured in Live Bitcoin News: August 16, 2017) Written by: JP Buntinx   It has been a while since we last discussed plans by Ripple the company. Some news has been posted in recent weeks, but nothing major. It turns out the company is looking to expand into China, which won’t be easy. Especially […]

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July 2017

Ripple’s Distributed Ledger Network Passes 50-Validator Milestone

(As featured in CoinDesk- July 17, 2017) Written by: Michael Del Castillo   Distributed ledger software provider Ripple has more than doubled the size of its network in less than two months, according to information provided exclusively to CoinDesk. Since May, the inter-bank payments startup has grown its validator network by 140% to include 55 participants, […]

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July 2017

Ripple is Venturing into the Saudi Arabian Banking Sector

(As featured in Live Bitcoin News- July 15, 2o17) Written by: JP Buntinx   Ripple continues to make media headlines all over the world these days. After initial successes in Asia, the company is now establishing a global presence. Earlier this week, news broke about a partnership with Indian institutions. It now appears Ripple is […]

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July 2017

Legal futures round-up

  (As featured in CBA ABC National- July 14, 2017) Written by: Yves Faguy Legal futures round-up   Inspired by the CBA Legal Futures report on Transforming the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada, here’s our regular round-up of noteworthy developments, opinions and news in the legal futures space as a means of furthering discussion […]

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July 2017

New Bitcoin.com Podcast: Fidelity Labs – Innovating in the Crypto Space

(As featured on Bitcoin.com- July 12, 2017) Written by: Bitcoin.com Team Our Bitcoin.com podcast host, Richard Jacobs, talks with Fidelity Labs executive Hadley Stern in this week’s episode. Fidelity Labs is a subset of Fidelity Investments, and Stern discusses how the organization is “Innovating in the Crypto Space.” Also read: New Bitcoin.com Podcast Episode with Stephen King […]

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July 2017

Sedgwick LLP Engages Artificial Intelligence to Serve Clients

(As featured in Market Wired- July 12, 2017) Written by: Caran Smith   Sedgwick Partners with ROSS Intelligence for Comprehensive, Significant Edge in Legal Research in Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Jul 12, 2017) – Sedgwick LLP is pleased to announce the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) to better serve its clients […]

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July 2017

Ripple makes progress with blockchain tech thanks to some high profile partners

(As featured in Business Insider- July 12, 2017) Written by: Maria Terekhova Ripple and SWIFT have been engaged in a race to develop a blockchain- or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-based banking solution for cross-border payments. To date, Ripple’s smaller bank member base has stood against it, as an effective DLT solution depends on amassing a wide network of users. […]

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July 2017

BBVA Bridges Europe-Mexico Payment Corridor With Ripple Technology

(As featured in Live Bitcoin News- July 12, 2017) Written by: JP Buntinx Most people are well aware of what Ripple is and does. The company provides blockchain technology catered toward financial institutions. More specifically banks and others service providers don’t want your average blockchain. It would not be feasible for them by any means. […]

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July 2017

UK Central Bank Tests Ripple’s Interledger Protocol for Cross-Border Payments

(As featured in CoinDesk- July 11, 2017) Written by: Stan Higgins The Bank of England has released new details about a proof-of-concept it has developed in partnership with distributed ledger startup Ripple. Among several fintech proofs-of-concept revealed by the UK central bank yesterday, one test involved Ripple’s Interledger protocol, designed to facilitate transactions between different distributed ledger […]

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July 2017

21.co Uses Bitcoin To Reinvent And Optimize Sales And Marketing

(As featured in Huffington Post- July 11, 2017) Written by: Vala Afshar In 2010, a developer purchased two pizzas using the forum Bitcointalk.org. He paid 10,000 bitcoins for the pizza. The price of Bitcoin today is 2X the price of ounce of Gold. Had the developer kept his 10,000 bitcoins, he would have had $25 […]

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July 2017

Ripple expands Japan bank consortium to 61 members

(As featured in FinExtra- July 11, 2017) Written by: Ripple Team Less than a year ago, SBI Ripple Asia announced the creation of a Japanese consortium of banks who will use Ripple’s technology for payments and settlement. The set of banks set out to be the first in Japan to conquer the slow and costly […]

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July 2017

Should Other Bitcoin Wallets Implement Blockchain’s Transaction Fee Estimator?

(As featured in Cryptocoins News- July 2, 2017) Written by: Joseph Young Prior to the major clearance of the bitcoin mempool, the holding area for unconfirmed transactions waiting to be picked up by miners, a large number of bitcoin transactions were left unconfirmed for days despite the attachment of high fees. Such occurrences emerged due […]

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July 2017

An Interview with Entrepreneur Argyropoulos of Avant Global

(As featured in the National Herald- July 2, 2017) Written by: Eleni Sakellis Demetri Argyropoulos. Photo by Santi Visalli NEW YORK – Greek-American Demetri Argyropoulos- founder and CEO of global advisory firm Avant Global, based in Santa Barbara, CA, loves Greece. A dual citizen for the last 7 years, he divides his time between his home in […]

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June 2017

The Internet of Money: Bitcoin Is Dead, Long Live Ripple

(As featured in The Markey Mogul- June 30, 2017) Written by: Francois Normandeau Investors are cottoning on to the fact that Ripple is jostling for a leading position in the new Internet of Money. But very few know what’s going on under the hood. While most are aware of the difference between Ripple and XRP, […]

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June 2017

Launched: Ripple Blockchain Powers Japan-Thailand Bank Transfers in 2 to 5 Seconds

(As featured in Cryptocoin News- June 30, 2017) Written by: Samburaj Das The era of near-instant international retail bank transfers, powered by blockchain technology, is taking shape. The first blockchain-enabled instant remittance service between Japan and Thailand is rolling out today. Launched by Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) in collaboration with Japan’s SBI Remit over […]

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June 2017

Bitfinex brings Ripple (XRP) access to updated mobile app

  (As featured in CryptoNinjas- June 30, 2017) Written by: CryptoNinjas Team Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex announced today that for its version 2.5.8 mobile app release for iOS they have enabled access to Ripple (XRP). With XRP now approved by Apple for mobile applications, the exchange was quick to integrate it. The Ripple native asset […]

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June 2017

Artificial Intelligence for Attorneys: No, Not a New Robot Overlord

(As featured in Bigger Law Firm- June 30, 2017) Written by: Ryan Conley Artificial intelligence (AI) is inspiring great optimism for its potential to improve the lives and jobs of its users. But it also inspires great concern for its potential to disrupt industries and automate people out of their jobs. The legal industry is […]

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June 2017

Ripple’s Blockchain Solution Powers Instant Remittances from SBI Remit to Siam Commercial Bank

(As featured in Business Wire- June 29, 2017) Written by: Business Wire Team SCB, SBI and Ripple launch first blockchain-powered payment service between Japan and Thailand SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), in collaboration with Japan’s SBI Remit, is using Ripple’s blockchain enterprise solution to power real-time remittance payments between Japan and Thailand. A first […]

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June 2017

Here’s the Biggest Security Threat to the World’s Third-Largest Cryptocurrency

(As featured in MIT Technology Review- June 16, 2017) Written by: Emerging Technology from the arXiv Transactions on the Ripple cryptocurrency network are entirely transparent. That clearly reveals the network’s strength—and its weaknesses. “Six degrees of separation” is a phrase that sums up the social network phenomenon. The idea is that anybody on Earth can link […]

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June 2017

Blockchain bank Babb appoints Ripple advisor as CTO

(As featured in Finextra- June 15, 2017) Written by: Babb App Team Blockchain-based banking startup BABB has today announced the appointment of blockchain heavyweight Dr. Anish Mohammed, who has joined the team as CTO & CSO to spearhead the launch of the world’s first blockchain-based bank account. Mohammed is a renowned thought-leader in security and […]

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June 2017

National Bank of Abu Dhabi Embraces Ripple Technology

(As featured in Live Bitcoin News- June 15, 2017) Written by: JP Buntinx   Even though a lot of people tend to overlook Ripple, the company is working hard behind the scenes. So much even they announced their first Middle Eastern bank partnership. The National Bank of Abu Dhabi will use the Ripple protocol for […]

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June 2017

Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk

(As featured in YPO- June 8, 2017) Written by: Deborah Stoll   Having just returned home after a whirlwind round of participation at the Milken Institute Global Conference, the YPO Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley and the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting, Demetri Argyropoulos (YPO Europe One) is besieged by friendly faces waving and stopping to say […]

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June 2017

MasterCard Experiments With Ripple Technology for Cross-border B2B Payments

(As featured in Live Bitcoin News- June 4, 2017) Written by: JP Buntinx   It is quite interesting to look how companies see different blockchain projects. A new PDF released by KPMG shows how MasterCard is looking to improve cross-border B2B payments. Apparently, they are doing so by using the Ripple payments blockchain solution. This […]

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June 2017

Ripple Engineers Unveil Cross-ledger Payment Solution

(As featured in Live Bitcoin News- June 3, 2017) Written by: JP Buntinx   It is evident Ripple’s technology will be of great value to the financial sector. That does not necessarily mean they will use XRP to gain cheaper access to global money transfers, but it is a start. Having the option to send […]

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June 2017

Interoperability Boost: Ripple Sends Blockchain Transaction Across 7 Ledgers

(As featured in CoinDesk- June 2, 2017) Written by: Michael del Castillo It just got a whole lot easier for banks to do business with bitcoin. Yesterday, Ripple open-sourced the first bitcoin plug-in for its Interledger protocol (ILP), designed to seamlessly let users conduct transactions across a wide range of ledgers. By open-sourcing the bitcoin […]

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May 2017

How Ripple is Targeting an Entirely Different Market to Bitcoin

(As featured in Cryptocoins News- May 7, 2017) Written by: Joseph Young Bitcoin was introduced in 2009 as an alternative network to the global financial system monopolized by centralized institutions and strictly regulated financial service providers. By providing a peer to peer protocol wherein users can send and receive transactions with the absence of intermediaries, […]

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May 2017

The Most Powerful Skill You Need to Succeed in the C-Suite

(As featured in Huffington Post- April 22, 2017) Written by: Nicole Sawyer   Demetri Argyropoulos Avant Global CEO and Founder Whether you’re CEO of a multi-billion-dollar brand, or a start-up working towards Series A, there is one thing every executive has in common; you want to get to the next level and expand your customer […]

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April 2017

Blockchain Boom Begins: Ripple Locks In 10 More Financial Institutions

(As featured in Forbes- April 26, 2017) Written by: Madhvi Mavadiya Blockchain payments provider Ripple announced today that 10 more financial institutions would be joining their global payments network. With a range of different sizes of banks and payment service providers joining what is known to be the only proven blockchain solution for payments, this […]

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April 2017

Meet Canada, the Queen of AI

(As featured in Ross Intelligence- April 17, 2017) Written by: Ava Chisling It’s not often big business, government, non-profits and universities agree on anything, but when it comes to Canada being THE place for AI research and development, everyone is on board, including ROSS Intelligence. The news seemed to arrive all at once, even though […]

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April 2017

Artificial Intelligence – A game changer in the legal industry?

(As featured in JDSupra- April 7, 2017) Written by: LawVision Group LLC A.I. changes everything for law firms.  Today’s technology allows for contract review at a speed with which a lawyer simply cannot compete.  The result is a faster and more accurate work product.  Law firm clients get better results for less money. Does AI […]

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March 2017

Andrew Arruda’s big bet on AI

(As featured in CBA National- March 21, 2017) Written by: Yves Faguy CBA National caught up with Andrew Arruda, one of the co-founders and CEO of ROSS Intelligence, the artificial intelligence-based legal research platform. Yves Faguy asked about the hype surrounding AI, what it means for law firm hiring and what legal organizations should do […]

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March 2017

21 Adds List Feature to Bitcoin ‘LinkedIn’ Alternative

(As featured in Coin Desk- March 8, 2017) Written by: Pete Rizzo Bitcoin startup 21 Inc has released an update to its previously announced paid messaging platform, soft launched earlier this year. In a Medium post today, the San Francisco-based startup debuted ’21 Lists’, a new function that enables 21 users to offer bitcoin as […]

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March 2017

Woven Digital Changes Name to Uproxx Media

(As featured in Variety- March 3, 2017) Written by: Todd Spangler Say ciao to the Woven Digital name: The digital media company focused on male millennial audiences is now calling itself Uproxx Media Group, adopting the name of the entertainment website it acquired in 2014. The company, founded in 2010, rolled up several digital publishers […]

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March 2017

47 Banks Complete DLT Cloud Pilot With Ripple Tech

(As featured in Coin Desk- March 2, 2017) Written by: Pete Rizzo A consortium of 47 banks has completed a distributed ledger technology (DLT) pilot that is now set to move to production in 2017. Announced today by SBI Ripple Asia, Ripple’s joint venture arm with Tokyo-based financial services firm SBI Holdings, the firms lauded the […]

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March 2017

Aetrex Worldwide, Inc. Acquires SOLS Systems

(As featured in Business Wire- March 2, 2017) Written by: Business Wire Team Leading developer of customized 3D printed orthotics and footwear joins Aetrex’s growing family of companies TEANECK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aetrex Worldwide, Inc. (“Aetrex”), a global leader in comfort and wellness footwear products and technology, is pleased to announce the acquisition of SOLS Systems, Inc. […]

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February 2017

Ripple’s XRP asset boosted by BitGo linkage

(As featured in FinExtra- February 16, 2017) Written by: FinExtra Team Ripple’s efforts to build an active ecosystem around its XRP digital asset has been boosted by a deal with virtual currency processor BitGo. Under the programme, BitGo will provide multi-signature security, advanced treasury management and additional enterprise functionality for XRP, which will be integrated […]

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February 2017

BloomThat’s Feminist Galentines Day Box Is A Sight To Behold

(As featured in Bustle- February 13, 2017) Written by: Rosie Narasaki Have you heard of BloomThat? They’re an online flower service that also happens to have pretty rad gift boxes. This year, BloomThat has a feminist Galentine’s Day box that’s a definite must-have — for you (and/or your BFF, if you’re feeling especially generous). Honestly, […]

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