Cryptocurrency startup Ripple has funded all 35,000 classroom projects on educational crowdfunding website DonorsChoose with a $29 million donation, the largest gift the non-profit has ever received. DonorsChoose and Ripple unveiled the San Francisco-based company’s donation on Tuesday in a video announcement, explaining that the $29 million gift was enough to fund all 35,000 projects currently listed on the platform. Continue reading Ripple Funds All 35,000 DonorsChoose Classroom Projects
Bitcoin futures may have been launched with tremendous fanfare – XRP futures, on the other hand, not so much. But in fact, U.K.-based startup Crypto Facilities has been operating a futures market for
the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency, developed by blockchain startup Ripple Inc., for almost 18 months now. And while the company’s CEO, Timo Schlaefer, has been tight-lipped about the product so far, he sees trends in recent data that indicate broader XRP futures adoption may be on the horizon.
“We have pretty good order books,” Schlaefer told CoinDesk, “And we’re in the process of working with some of the large market makers to draw that further.” Continue reading Ripple’s XRP Just Might Be the Next Big Crypto Futures Market
The Bitcoin and Ripple prices headlined a $45 billion cryptocurrency market rally that appeared to be predicated on optimism that this year’s G20 summit will not produce an international framework on cryptocurrency regulations. Monday brought a welcome respite for cryptocurrency investors, as the markets demonstrated a buoyancy that has been rare in recent days. Continue reading Ripple Price Headlines $45 Billion Market Rally
Fintech startup Circle has opened up early access to its new cryptocurrency investing app, providing most US customers with instant, commission-free cryptoasset trading. On Tuesday, the Goldman Sachs-backed company sent emails to users who had participated in Circle Invest’s beta testing program, informing them that it had released version 1.0.1 of the mobile brokerage platform, which is available on both Apple and Android. Continue reading Circle Rolls Out Cryptocurrency Investing App to 46 US States
Yesterday, on March 6, the global cryptocurrency market moved closer to the $500 billion mark, as it peaked at $475 billion. Today, the market dropped by nearly $30 billion in value, as major cryptocurrencies recorded losses. On March 5, the price of Ripple gained momentum due to unverified rumors which claimed Coinbase, the world’s largest cryptocurrency brokerage and wallet platform, will integrate Ripple this week. The price of the cryptocurrency could fall by large margins. Over the past 24 hours, almost immediately after Coinbase released an official announcement that clarified the company’s plans to not add any new asset on the Coinbase trading platform or GDAX in the short-term, the price of Ripple fell by more than 11 percent. The official statement of Coinbase read, “our January 4th, 2018 statement continues to stand: we have made no decision to add additional assets to either GDAX or Coinbase. Any statement to the contrary is untrue and not authorized by the company.”