On 18th December, the popular cryptocurrency exchange, Coinfield that is based out of Canada announced that it will be pairing XRP with the fifth largest coin, Stellar [XLM], the stable coin USD Coin [USDC] and Digibyte [DGB]. The platform also announced that it will be expanding its services to 40 new countries. The original tweet read:
“New #XRP pairings with Stellar #XLM, DigiByte #DGB and #USDC stablecoin shine as CoinField expands to 40 new countries.”
In the month of November, Coinfield had informed its followers that the services of the platform had gone live in 60+ countries at the time. In the same announcement, it had also taken the decision to add XRP for trading on its platform to wherein the commission fee was set at 0.05% and 20 XRP pairs were added including fiat pairs of XRP with USD, CAD, EUR, GBP, JPY, and AED.
Now, apart from XLM, DGB and USDC, two other unpopular coins have been added to increase the number of XRP pairs, i.e., Civic [CVC] and Loom Network [LOOM].
XRP has been a pro when it comes to gaining worldwide adoption as its parent blockchain firm, Ripple is inherently a global business. Therefore, XRP has been able to make its way around the globe at a fast pace via the RippleNet.
Though successful, XRP has been an integral part of many controversies, from it being alleged security to the ecosystem being highly centralized. Anytime the token is in trouble, the Ripple executives do not fail to step forward and refute such allegations.
Moh, a Twitter user and a cryptocurrency space enthusiast on Coinfield’s announcement stated:
“awesome you can now get #digibyte #dgb with your #XRP!! Come to the true decentralized #cryptocurrency ! #DGB the standard.”
Here, the Twitter handle known as XRP Research Center replied to the above comment and mentioned:
“You’re kinda’ implying that XRP is not decentralized with that tweet.
I’ll invite you to review what PoW has done with decentralization.
Spoiler alert: Utopia.” – XRP Research Center
Bobby Dee, who is also a DigiByte fan and follower also reverted and wrote:
“In comparison to #DigiByte it is centralized … and it’s more expensive to transfer value using XRP than DGB” – Bobby Dee
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XRP: Google Chrome extension to detect trustworthiness of select XRP addresses goes live
The XRP community is vast and perhaps, the most active community in the crypto-ecosystem. The community’s active presence has led to many developers and new users flocking to the ecosystem. This has also led to the development of several XRP-centric products for the ecosystem.
A Twitter user and a well-known developer, @SchlaubiD, put out a tweet about his latest development of a Google Chrome extension. This extension can be used to identify the trustworthiness of XRP wallets. The tweet read,
You can now install #WalletTrust Chrome extension (https://t.co/PCTpA7C9zD) to display trustworthiness of a selected XRP address directly on a website.
Still waiting for chrome's check just because updated text and images :/#xrpcommunity #XRP pic.twitter.com/yeugIxMlul
— SchlaubiDev (@SchlaubiD) May 24, 2019
Additionally, the developer mentioned,
“If you are maybe seeing #Coil payments on every page, keep calm it’s expected 🙂 The extension also implements a test for monetizing chrome extensions.”
While there are tools for other cryptocurrencies to check the trustworthiness of wallets, this is the first of its kind that lets users check the same, via an extension.
The developer had previously created an extension that allowed users to send XRP via emails. The first extension/add-on allows users to send XRP via Microsoft Outlook, and the second extension made it possible via Gmail.
Micro-payments are well-known and famous in the XRP community due to the nature of the XRP Ledger, which settles transactions faster. The micro-payments scene caught on after Wietse Wind created XRP TipBot, which is now available on Twitter, Reddit, and other platforms. Ripple supported Wietse Wind with an investment via Xpring, for his future ventures.
A Twitter user, @John_S_cothill, commented,
“Congrats, this looks ace! Possible Gmail extension in future for the businesses that have moved away from Outlook (its a growing proportion), and personal users?”
@bigbuckor, another Twitter user, commented,
“This would be yet another revolution in the way we send money…with this, who would need Western Union?!”
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