Ripple, the real-time gross settlement system, has been working hard towards the adoption of their native cryptocurrency, XRP. While proponents of other cryptos are working towards increasing the use cases of the coin, Ripple took XRP to the banks and provided them with a liquidity solution called xRapid.
Euro Exim bank, an international financial institution, partnered with Ripple in January 2019 to use its services like xRapid and xCurrent. Head of Compliance and Operations of Euro Exim Bank, Graham Bright, stated in an interview with Bloxliv.tv that despite the fact that he worked with SWIFT for 20 years, Ripple would work as a complementary network to SWIFT.
“I don’t believe Ripple is going to replace SWIFT. Ripple is one of the complementary networks which is going to allow those institutions who need real-time to make use of that. We’re also seeing that SWIFT are changing their network capabilities, so real-time will also be a possibility as well but we may also see Ripple XRP moving across the SWIFT network as a currency when we are perhaps using FX.”
Bright also revealed that Euro Exim Bank will be announcing a cryptocurrency exchange soon and it would list various cryptocurrencies and not just XRP. However, their core business remains trading finance.
He also said that Ripple are trying to expand the usage and not restrict it to just using XRP. Euro Exim Bank is currently investigating how to embed instructions for bonds/derivative/foreign exchange inside a Ripple message, he said.
With the cryptocurrency ecosystem booming, Ripple’s XRP has risen, along with its technological services. As for XRP’s performance in the market, it was falling by 1.03% over the day and was valued at $0.4268 with a market cap of $18.14 billion. The 24-hour trading volume of the coin was noted to be $1.22 billion, as it noted a growth of 6.13% over the past seven days and continued to soar by 0.32% within the hour.
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