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XRP takes another step into mainstream adoption as Skype hints a possible integration

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The third largest cryptocurrency in the world, XRP, might get integrated with Skype after the XRP community made Skype notice their ideas. The developers in the XRP community have already integrated XRP with Gmail, Microsoft Outlook, Twitter, Reddit, and other notable platforms.

David Olliver shared his idea about integrating XRP on Skype on March 20, 2019, which grabbed the attention of Petr, the community Manager of Skype, who replied:

“Hi. Thanks for sharing this Idea! Cryptocurrency micropayments sounds really cool right 🙂 Like any other leading technology company Microsoft is already testing blockchain.
Although I don’t have any information about cryptocurrency adoption for Skype or any other MS product, please keep continue supporting this Idea. I will share it with our teams 🙂
Note: I’ve edited the title of this Idea little bit so it fits to cryptocurrencies generally ;)”

Although it hasn’t been finalized yet, this step by Skype puts XRP adoption on a new level. Moreover, Skype replied to a user Dave Jones on Twitter regarding the enthusiasm shown by the XRP community on its integration.

XRP is a crypto well-suited for micro-payments since it has an average transaction settling time of less than 3 seconds. This was one of the reasons why XRP was first integrated with Twitter, Reddit and other platforms by Wietse Wind, a prominent developer in the XRP community. Moreover, the recent update of TipBot has made it possible for users to discover nearby TipBot users.

This initiative by Wind has caused other developers like SchalaubiDev to build apps that seamlessly help send XRP on other platforms. SchalaubiDev made it possible for users to send XRP via Microsoft Outlook and Gmail.

XRP is being pushed into adoption not only by the community but also by Ripple, via their partnerships with Financial Institutions across the world. In addition, XRP Ledger is also being integrated into online games by developers for its consensus mechanism that helps transactions settle faster than other famous cryptos like Bitcoin or Etherum.





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GateHub: Stolen XRP funds transferred to prominent exchanges

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GateHub stolen XRP funds moved to Bitfinex and OKEx
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The GateHub hack that took place earlier this month resulted in the exchange losing nearly 23 million XRP worth approximately $9 million. However, Whale Alert, a tracker of large crypto transactions, alerted the community of these stolen funds being moved to various different exchanges.

One of these exchanges was identified to be Bitfinex, which received 400,025 XRP on June 16 at 10:57:22 UTC. The sender’s address was r4hyDYXv7iV3oCahxQzqYYfgxwyBx3AyMN and was identified to be from the GateHub hack 2019. The receiver’s address was identified to be Bitfinex’s- r9o9MerrS7d2GAEs6JPj4v4JcvZAJNtLUY. The hash rate of the transaction was 21124F7818A2903E9750456D603CC9AACC9DBE6CE2EF0AA191C734339B4CA682 and the transaction details were as follows:

Source: Whale Alert

Source: Whale Alert

Another transaction was noted to take place to the Bitfinex wallet address where 100,000 XRP was transferred from another identified GateHub hack address. The identified Bitfinex’s wallet address was rDcz7P9YMpffLKhRBovTzhUr3wKtk3y9q7. This wallet address was quick to transfer the funds immediately to another exchange, OKEx. OKEx previously received 3,000 XRP from the stolen funds to an identified OKEx address- rUzWJkXyEtT8ekSSxkBYPqCvHpngcy6Fks. The hash rate of the transaction was noted to be BE97F68A20E996A2E1A37228DCBD45A1F26E8E2B3A842E9FCFFF7721157C1C37 and following were the transaction details:

Source: Whale Alert

Source: Whale Alert

The stolen funds were moved to another prominent exchange, Binance, and CZ was swift to inform Whale Alert that he would look into it. However, the crypto users did not find any relief about these funds going to other exchanges as the exchanges did not respond to the large transactions.





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