Crypto News – 22 May – BSV’s roller coaster price market, R3’s new partnership and more
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Crypto News – 22 May
Ethereum Foundation’s latest update: Ethereum Foundation released a blogpost, highlighting its allocation of funds for the present and future development of the Ethereum network
Read more at https://bit.ly/2wcDJp9
Israel court makes landmark ruling: An Israeli court classified the world’s largest cryptocurrency as an asset, and not as a currency
Read more at https://bit.ly/2JTrJAW
New chapter for Ripple: Ripple’s Pat Thelen was elected onto the U.S Faster Payments Council’s Board of Directors
Read more at https://bit.ly/2YJCr1b
Craig Wright gets attacked, again: The latest crypto-proponent to attack Wright was Monero’s Ricardo Spagni, who called Wright ‘so dumb,’ and attacked his legal credentials
Read more at https://bit.ly/2EBvtnx
CryptoCompare exchange review: Bitcoin [BTC] to USDT market share fell for the first time in 6 months post-Bitfinex fiasco, the report found
Read more at https://bit.ly/2WZfnuX
Ron Paul on crypto-ban: Former Congressman Ron Paul is in the news after he claimed that Bitcoin [BTC] and crypto-ban was highly unlikely as US Dollar will self-destruct
Read more at https://bit.ly/2WrgjLL
Bitfinex launches Tokinex: Bitfinex announced its collaboration with a hybrid Ethereum-based trading platform, Ethfinex, to launch an Initial Exchange Offering [IEO] platform, Tokinex
Read more at https://bit.ly/2HJ27UH
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XRP TipBot comes back online after a tiny downtime; Nothing to be worried about, says Wietse Wind
XRP TipBot’s website and the corresponding application suffered a downtime on June 23, 2019 for a few hours, during which the application wasn’t showing the balance of users. The website and the API for TipBot instead, displayed a “500 Internal Error.”
A Twitter user, @BlueNETGaming, tweeted Wietse Wind, inquiring the same. Wind confirmed that it was just an “infrastructure blip,” and that there was nothing to be worried about.
Oops! Sorry! Infrastructure blip. Really easy fix but I enjoyed an offline afternoon with my girls 😇 So I only found out after some time, when I checked my phone. Monitoring, messages, calls 😇 Social media tips went through during the downtime. Sorry! 😆
— Wietse Wind (@WietseWind) June 23, 2019
XRP TipBot is probably the first and most widely accepted use-case of XRP. It leverages the transaction settling time of XRP Ledger to make tipping easy among peers on Twitter, Reddit, and other platforms, and this was the brainchild of developer Wietse Wind.
After TipBot, a lot of other cryptocurrencies have tried to mimic this idea of facilitating tipping; an example being Bitcoin’s, Tippin.Me which leveraged Lightning Network for tipping users. Although successful, it isn’t as popular as Wind’s TipBot.
The reason behind the same is that XRP Ledger allows transaction settlement in under 5 seconds, which makes tipping fast and efficient, unlike Bitcoin’s transactions which take a few minutes for transactions to be confirmed.
This is same reason why XRP is being used as a liquidity provider for cross-border payments in Ripple’s proprietary product, xRapid.
XRP community is a tightly-knit community with people who are very bullish about XRP’s success. There are equally talented developers in the community who are developing apps that help create more use-cases for XRP.
SchlaubiDev is one such developer known for developing plugins for Gmail and Microsoft Office, plugins that allow a user to send XRP over e-mails.
Ripple has identified Wind and his team’s talent and inducted them into Xpring, which finances them to help develop more community-based apps for increasing XRP use-cases.
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