• On Campus: IIT Bombay Helps Build Blockchain Applications with Transparency, Provenance and Integrity
    In this edition of On Campus, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay Professor R.K. Shyamasundar says the study of blockchain will help nurture a coming generation of entrepreneurs comfortable with building applications at scale and across industries. As part of our discussion on IIT Bombay and its participation in Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI), he gave us a peek into the university’s work with a Ripple validator, blockchain related programs already underway on campus, and explained why the ... read more
    Friday, May 17
    1 week ago
  • A Network of Networks Will Unleash the True Value of Blockchain
    Despite all the hype, most people still think of blockchain in terms of its potential. We’re told that blockchain-enabled peer-to-peer payments and smart contracts could mean the end of banks and lawyers. Yet with so few successful projects in production today, such claims won’t become a reality anytime soon. To truly understand the transformative power of blockchain, you need to look at where the technology is currently succeeding and then imagine the subsequent small steps that will collectively create ... read more
    Tuesday, May 14
    2 weeks ago
  • The Ripple Drop – Episode 12
     Welcome to Episode 12 of The Ripple Drop, a web video series covering the latest news about Ripple’s customers, technology, products, and culture. In this month’s episode, we’re on the ground at Ripple Regionals: MENA in Dubai. First up, Senior Associate Amy Hirth discusses takeaways from the recent Ripple Regionals customer event in Dubai. Speakers showcased exciting payments momentum in MENA and Hirth offers a glimpse at what’s to come for Swell 2019 later this year. Next, ... read more
    Monday, May 6
    3 weeks ago
  • Ripple Partners with Ria Money Transfer to Power Instant Global Payments
    Ria Money Transfer, a subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide, has joined RippleNet to enable instant, blockchain-powered global payments. With customers in over 155 countries, more than 377,000 locations worldwide, and $40 billion in money transfer volume per year, Ria is one of the largest payment service providers in the world. By joining RippleNet’s network of 200+ financial institutions worldwide, Ria can settle transactions with increased speed, transparency and efficiency and deliver a better experience to their customers. More specifically, Ripple’s ... read more
    Wednesday, May 1
    4 weeks ago
  • The Ripple Drop – Episode 11
     Welcome to Episode 11 of The Ripple Drop, a web video series covering the latest news about the company’s customers, technology, products and culture. This month we’re focusing on Ripple strategy around the globe, including our company’s expansion, social impact and the latest event in Southeast Asia. First, we chat with Director of Business Operations Jinal Surti about what Ripple is doing to expand its presence locally in critical regions where our customers work. Next, our Head of Social ... read more
    Thursday, March 28
    2 months ago
  • Southeast Asia’s Perfect Payments Storm
    Southeast Asia has a well-deserved reputation as a cradle of payments innovation today. At a recent Ripple Regional event in Bangkok, Kapronasia’s Zennon Kapron provided a crisp overview of the factors driving this rapid evolution. He pointed to the shift to digital payments, the rise of real-time infrastructure, the emergence of payments-as-a-platform and an impending cross-border challenge to credit or debit cards. To watch the full session, please visit us at Ripple’s YouTube channel Massive Shift to Digital ... read more
    Tuesday, March 26
    2 months ago
  • Ripple Partners with Tipping Point to Improve Economic Mobility for Bay Area Workers and Families
    Today, we’re excited to announce a $1 million grant to Tipping Point to fight poverty in the Bay Area and help individuals and families struggling to meet their basic needs. As a global company, Ripple is committed to creating positive change worldwide. Last year, we launched Ripple for Good to support mission-driven organizations and initiatives with the potential to expand financial inclusion worldwide. Nearly a third of the world’s adult population is unbanked with almost 75 percent living in ... read more
    Friday, March 8
    3 months ago
  • The Ripple Drop – Episode 10
     Welcome to Episode 10 of The Ripple Drop, a web video series covering the latest news about the company’s customers, technology, products and culture. This month’s episode focuses on recent activity in Europe. We’re highlighting the grand opening of the Ripple office in downtown London. Workplace Designer Jared Vallair discusses what went into the creation of the space and how it is a unique home for Ripplers in the U.K. Next, we go behind the scenes at the Ripple ... read more
    Thursday, February 28
    3 months ago
  • What’s on the Regulatory Horizon for Digital Assets in the E.U.?
    When Eva Kaili first attended a blockchain conference shortly after being elected as a Member of the European Parliament for Greece in 2014, she was treated with suspicion by advocates of the then-nascent technology. “When they heard I was a politician, they didn’t want me there,” she told the crowd gathered at the luxury Andaz hotel for the recent Ripple Regionals event in London. Rather than be fazed by her reception, this inspired Kaili to be even more determined ... read more
    Friday, February 8
    4 months ago
  • University Blockchain Research Initiative Expands Global Footprint with 11 New Partners
    Ripple has expanded the group of partners within its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI). This global initiative, which launched in June 2018, now supports 29 schools to further accelerate academic research, technical development and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments. Since its launch, UBRI has helped foster increasing levels of interest and academic activity by leading faculty, post-doctoral and graduate students at many of the world’s top universities. The new cohort of partners includes a broader and even ... read more
    Thursday, February 7
    4 months ago
  • The Ripple Drop – Episode 9
    Welcome to episode nine of The Ripple Drop, a web video series covering the latest news about the company’s customers, technology, products and culture. Kicking off the new year this month, our show features Chief Technology Officer David Schwartz, Co-Founder and CEO of InstaReM Prajit Nanu and Ripple’s Director of Talent Jim Chauncey-Kelly. First up, Schwartz discusses the XRP Ledger and what he sees as the most important changes over the past year. Next, Nanu talks about InstaReM’s use of ... read more
    Thursday, January 31
    4 months ago
  • Q4 2018 XRP Markets Report
    Ripple sold $129.03 million worth of XRP in Q4 2018; $535.56 million for the full year 2018 Ripple Q4 sales accounted for 0.24% percent of global XRP volume Three billion XRP released out of cryptographic escrow, 2.4 billion returned to escrow Average daily XRP volume ($585.7M) was the highest since Q1 2018 XRP is now listed on over 100 exchanges worldwide   RIPPLE’S XRP SALES In Q4 2018, Ripple sold $88.88 million worth of XRP, programmatically. This represented 0.16 ... read more
    Thursday, January 24
    4 months ago
  • A Global Look at the Future of Blockchain and Fintech Innovation
    What does the future hold for fintech innovation overall and blockchain in particular? That question was posed to a panel of visionary leaders assembled from around the globe by Ripple’s SVP of Business & Corporate Development Kahina Van Dyke at Swell 2018 last fall. As we step into 2019, it’s helpful to revisit their thoughts on the role of regulators, the real-world applications for blockchain underway in Africa, how to drive innovation from within large financial incumbents, and other ... read more
    Thursday, January 17
    4 months ago
  • RippleNet Surpasses 200 Customers Worldwide
    Ripple, provider of leading enterprise blockchain solutions for payments, announced today that 13 new financial institutions have signed up for the company’s payment network, RippleNet. The companies include Euro Exim Bank, SendFriend, JNFX, FTCS, Ahli Bank of Kuwait, Transpaygo, BFC Bahrain, ConnectPay, GMT, WorldCom Finance, Olympia Trust Company, Pontual/USEND and Rendimento. With these additions, there are now more than 200 customers signed up for RippleNet. JNFX, SendFriend, Transpaygo, FTCS and Euro Exim Bank will leverage the digital asset XRP ... read more
    Tuesday, January 8
    5 months ago
  • The Ripple Drop – Episode 8
    Welcome to episode eight of The Ripple Drop, a web video series covering the latest news about the company’s customers, technology, products and culture. This month we’re taking a look back at 2018 in a special holiday episode featuring SVP of Customer Success Marcus Treacher and SVP of Product Asheesh Birla. First up, Treacher shares his views on the key milestones RippleNet had this year, including new customers, corridors and applications built with Ripple’s technology. Then, Birla talks about ... read more
    Wednesday, December 26
    5 months ago