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XRP TipBot soaked deeper into Apple fabric; can now function via Siri

Priyamvada Singh



XRP TipBot soaked deeper into Apple fabric; can now function via Siri
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Earlier this week, the popular XRP app called TipBot gained more adoption when an update arrived that enabled using the application and operating it through Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri. The news broke out when one of the members from the XRP community tweeted about the update. Here, the user wrote:

“- Find a @XRPTipBot user, scan a QR code or check your contacts
– set specific amount
– confirm or cancel Tip
-> only w/ your voice!!!”

On the thread, the creator of XRP TipBot, Wietse Wind tipped 5 XRP to the community member and author of the Twitter post to acknowledge the update. Another update was also mentioned in the same thread, stating new features of the TipBot.

Some of the fresh characteristics included in the 2.2.1 update were faster responsive time, amount balance display in USD, EUR, GBP, JPY and KRW, added emoji and changed widget color.  A bug was also conveyed to have been fixed in the respective update.

hope, a Twitter user and a cryptocurrency space enthusiast also enquired:

“Can you send tips without them having a tip box set up already?”

Responding to the comment, Wietse Wind stated:

“Of course”

Another blockchain space follower commented to inquire about the receiving end on the matter, asking how and where to check the received funds. In a response, a user suggested him to check the official website of XRP TipBot.

On the market front of XRP, matters have escalated as the red pill dissolves deeper into XRP’s half-full glass. At press time, the coin had slumped by 4.37% wherein it was trading at $0.33 with a market cap of $13.3 billion. The 24-hour trading volume is recorded at $437.6 million.

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Priyamvada is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. A graduate in Journalism & Communication from Manipal University, she believes blockchain technology to be a revolutionary tool in advancing the future. Currently, she holds no value in cryptocurrencies.


Ripple: SCB Thailand asks crypto-enthusiasts to wait for announcement regarding XRP adoption

Namrata Shukla



SCB Thailand asks crypto enthusiasts to wait for announcement regarding XRP adoption
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The nascent field of cryptocurrencies has been seeking major mainstream adoption, especially from financial institutions. Ripple, the native company of the third largest cryptocurrency, managed to promote its services and would provide payment services to the oldest Thai bank, Siam Commercial Bank [SCB].

The bank however, has not confirmed whether it would be making use of XRP. The Bank had informed its approach towards blockchain technology in various industries and the XRP community rejoiced after rumours of XRP adoption surfaced. However, when a Twitter user asked about the bank using XRP, SCB replied,

“We will be using Blockchain Technology for ripple but as for XRP, you may have to wait for further announcement.”

However, another Twitter user, @_bjb, jumped the gun when he saw the following on SCB,

The user then shared that when he went to use the service, he was informed that the service will be available soon. SCB Thailand apologized for the inconvenience through a tweet and informed all users,

“The information about ripple transfer will be announced soon, we are sorry for the inconvenience.”

The bank also stated that at the moment, it was using Ria Ripple transfer for banks in Japan and that users and crypto-enthusiasts will have to wait for an official announcement.

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