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




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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Akash is your usual Mechie with an unusual interest in cryptos and day trading, ergo, a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. Holds XRP due to peer pressure but otherwise found day trading with what little capital that he owns.


Ripple-backed XRPL Labs releases XRPayments on Playstore and App store

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Ripple-backed XRPL Labs releases its XRPayments on Playstore and App store
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The Ripple-backed startup, XRPL Labs had been working on various technologies to develop the ecosystem. One of these technologies, XRPayment, was in its testing phase and has been finally launched and made available on the Google Play store and Apple app store.

Wietse Wind, the developer of XRPtipbot and one of the developers at XRPL Labs, informed the XRP community about this on his Twitter. Wind stated:

“Right on time! 🎉 🎉 🎉 Our XRPayments app was just accepted by Google and Apple. You can get the app now from the Apple iOS or Google Play store, and start accepting $XRP for payments in your physical store!”

The application received a lot of traction, especially from the XRP enthusiasts, however, one of the users pointed out an issue he encountered while using the application. Twitter user @almost_summer_ asked Wind:

“hi Wietse great job! just downloaded it, if i open the coinbase or uphold wallet app i can scan the QR but it does not auto fill in the amount of XRP to send. the XRPay web version did fill in the amounts. is that supposed to be like that?”

Wind replied to the user saying that the team wanted users to think about the amount they and perhaps tip the service. He also added:

“Some wallet apps can read a pre filled amount, and the web version implemented that, thus breaking support with some other clients. For this app we wanted 100% support, so we left out the pre filled amount feature for now.”

Wind and the team are also working on a ‘signing platform’ which will enable the users to sign and approve transactions from an application or the web application from any developer, without sharing their mnemonic, through a push message or QR code.

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