• Coinone Transfer Offers South Korea’s First Blockchain-Powered Remittance Service
    This month Coinone Transfer, a payments business and a subsidiary of Coinone, introduced South Korea’s first blockchain-powered remittance mobile app and web service called Cross — offering faster, lower cost payments to Thailand and the Philippines. Unlike other remittance options in South Korea, Cross does not rely on traditional banking rails. Rather, it provides a safe alternative for those with or without a bank account, and the increased payment transparency and reliability inherent to Ripple’s advanced blockchain technology. With ... read more
    Tuesday, December 11
    21 hours ago
  • The Ripple Drop – Episode 7
    Welcome to episode seven of The Ripple Drop, a web video series covering the latest news about the company’s customers, technology, products and culture. In this episode, we’re taking the show out of the building with a visit to OMNI’s headquarters to talk to the company’s Founder and CEO Thomas McLeod. McLeod gives us the rundown on OMNI’s vision and how he and his team have integrated the digital asset XRP onto their platform. Next up, we speak with ... read more
    Friday, November 30
    2 weeks ago
  • Swell 2018: How blockchain can learn from eBay, the original digital cross border payments company
    Former eBay Chief Product Officer R. J. Pittman and Fortune Senior Writer and The Ledger Editor Robert Hackett took the stage at Swell in a session entitled The Future of Commerce. As part of that conversation, Pittman dissected some of eBay’s early learnings in tackling cross-border payments and how those might inform strategies for blockchain and digital asset companies. Pittman rightly set the table by pointing out that eBay is one of the largest cross-border trade companies in the ... read more
    Wednesday, November 21
    3 weeks ago
  • Swell 2018: Siam Commercial Bank Seeks a Payments Vendor, Finds a Business Partner in Ripple
    How does a 111-year old bank go about reinventing itself? According to Siam Commercial Bank SEVP, Chief Technology Officer & Head of Operations Colin Dinn, it’s about finding the right partner to help aggressively solve problems with an eye towards the future. Dinn took the stage at Swell to unpack how Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) is working with Ripple, and the unexpected impact it has had on their business. He pointed out that the relationship is rooted in a ... read more
    Thursday, November 15
    4 weeks ago
  • CIMB Group Joins RippleNet to Power Instant Payments Across ASEAN
    CIMB Group (CIMB or the Group), ASEAN’s fifth largest bank, and Ripple have entered into a strategic collaboration to enable instant cross-border payments across CIMB’s markets. On the back of this partnership, CIMB will join RippleNet and connect with other Ripple customers — more than a hundred financial institutions worldwide — a move that will allow CIMB to more quickly grow its global payments business. CIMB is one of the region’s first banks to leverage blockchain technology for speedy ... read more
    Thursday, November 15
    4 weeks ago
  • Blockchain and Digital Asset Use in ASEAN: CEO Brad Garlinghouse in Convo with IMF’s Ross Leckow at Singapore Fintech Festival
    CEO Brad Garlinghouse sat down with IMF’s Deputy General Counsel Ross Leckow for a fireside chat on Monday afternoon at the Singapore Fintech Festival. They engaged in a far-reaching dialogue on the opportunities blockchain and digital asset technology presents for financial institutions in ASEAN, given the the region’s unique regulatory frameworks. Both affirmed that this game-changing technology will change the world of global payments as we know it today. We’ve captured some key highlights from their conversation below. Questions ... read more
    Tuesday, November 13
    4 weeks ago
  • The 800 Pound Gorilla: Digital Asset Adoption
    The adoption of digital assets by mainstream financial services was a critical topic at Swell 2018. The first ever Blockchain in Payments Report, released during the event, found that  banks and payment providers around the world are not only interested in using digital assets, they also understand the value of using them for the purposes of settlement. These findings were a catalyst for the on-stage discussion by four financial institutions helping to pioneer the use of the digital asset ... read more
    Wednesday, November 7
    1 month ago
  • The Ripple Drop – Episode 6
    Welcome to the sixth episode of The Ripple Drop, a web video series covering the latest news about our customers, technology, products and culture. We’re getting deep into Ripple tech this month. First we talk to SVP of Product Asheesh Birla about RippleNet’s three different products and how they work together. Birla breaks down the specifics of how payment flows would work from the U.S. to Mexico using XRP. Next up, we sit down with Director of Product Craig ... read more
    Monday, October 29
    1 month ago
  • Q3 2018 XRP Markets Report
    By Cory Johnson & Miguel Vias Ripple sells $163 million in XRP amidst rising volatility and volume in Q3 2018 Ripple sales accounted for 0.43 percent of global XRP volume Three billion XRP released out of cryptographic escrow, 2.6 billion XRP returned to escrow Wall Street firms take early steps towards providing institutional custody of digital assets RIPPLE’S XRP SALES In Q3 2018, Ripple sold $65.27 million worth of XRP programmatically. This represented 0.172 percent, or 17.2 basis points ... read more
    Thursday, October 25
    2 months ago
  • Chris Larsen Reflects on Disruption, Regulation and the Internet of Value at Money20/20
    In a keynote capping off Money20/20 USA 2018, Ripple Executive Chairman and Co-Founder Chris Larsen sat down for a fireside chat with Arjan Schütte, the Founder and Managing Partner of Core Innovation Capital. Larsen reflected on his experience as both an entrepreneur and a business leader as he offered perspectives on a variety of topics, including Silicon Valley disruption, regulation of digital assets and what it means to build the Internet of Value. First pressed by Schütte on his ... read more
    Thursday, October 25
    2 months ago
  • David Schwartz Makes the Case for Blockchain in Payments at Money20/20 USA
    Ripple CTO David Schwartz participated in a spirited debate yesterday at Money 20/20 USA. The moderator Tony Hayes asked him and his opponent, Esther Pigg, the SVP of Product Strategy at FIS Payments, to address the question: Will Blockchain Replace Today’s Payments System? Schwartz’s argument for the “pro” side was two-pronged. First, he explained what’s wrong with today’s global payments systems. They were built before the Internet — for the “postal and batch era” — and are not able ... read more
    Tuesday, October 23
    2 months ago
  • Ripple Leadership Front and Center at Money20/20
    Ripple’s executives are on stage in force at this year’s Money20/20 USA to talk about improving global payments with blockchain and digital assets, and how these technologies can bring new value to businesses and consumers around the world. Specifically, Executive Chairman and Co-founder Chris Larsen, Chief Technology Officer David Schwartz, SVP of Business and Corporate Development Kahina Van Dyke and SVP of Product Asheesh Birla will all speak over the course of the event. They’ll join over 11,000 attendees, ... read more
    Friday, October 19
    2 months ago
  • How Payments Improved InstaReM and BeeTech’s Customer Experience
    Establishing new connections on RippleNet was a critical priority at Swell 2018. While matchmaking between customers at the event inspired potential new corridors in real-time on the ground, stories of current customer success across RippleNet were in the spotlight on stage. InstaReM and BeeTech worked on opposite sides of the globe, but they were both trying to address the same problems for their customers. In London, Co-Founder and CEO of InstaReM Prajit Nanu saw global payments that just “didn’t ... read more
    Thursday, October 18
    2 months ago
  • Crypto Regulation Around the World
    As blockchain and digital asset adoption around the world accelerates, so too has the conversation on how they should be treated by regulators. This critical topic was a major focus on stage at this year’s Swell by Ripple conference. The “Crypto Regulation Around the World” session featured four regulators and policy makers: Richard Teng of Abu Dhabi Global Market; Anchari Suppiroj of Thailand’s Security and Exchange Commision; Ross Leckow, the deputy general counsel of the International Monetary Fund (IMF); ... read more
    Thursday, October 11
    2 months ago
  • Swell 2018: Wrapping up a Historic Year for Ripple
    The second annual Swell by Ripple customer conference has officially come to a close. Over the course of two days the world’s leading experts in policy, payments and technology converged in San Francisco for 14 dynamic sessions, featuring 32 speakers, on the future of payments. The event also provided an opportunity for Ripple’s customers to meet, share and establish new corridors on RippleNet. Beginning with President Bill Clinton’s keynote address, day one of Swell featured remarks by CEO ... read more
    Thursday, October 4
    2 months ago