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Ripple adds 5 new xVia clients in emerging market payments

Today, blockchain cross-border payment company Ripple announced five new customers: FairFX, Exchange4Free, RationalFX, UniPAY, and MoneyMatch. They will leverage Ripple’s xVia standard API solution to facilitate payments through RippleNet and access new markets, including emerging markets faster and more efficiently.

Santander launches first Ripple mobile app for global payments

Santander One Pay FX — the first Ripple-enabled mobile app for cross-border payments using xCurrent — is now available to Santander’s retail customers in the U.K.

Ripple supporting Blockchain Capital fund with $25 million XRP investment

Ripple, the cross-border payment company powered by blockchain today announced they have invested $25 million in XRP to Blockchain Capital Parallel IV, LP — the first fund to accept capital calls in digital assets — and focus entirely on the development of the blockchain space.

Ripple (XRP) powered mobile app to deliver instant payments within Japan

As a follow up to December 2017 news that banks in Japan would establish a “consortium of payment card industries utilizing blockchain technology,” today it was advertised that the Japan banking consortium has named its expected real-time smartphone payment application “MoneyTap” which will be powered by Ripple’s blockchain technology.

Brazil’s largest bank latest to join Ripple for payments

Ripple announced today that Itaú Unibanco, Brazil’s largest private sector bank and Latin America’s biggest bank by market cap is the latest institution to join RippleNet for real-time global payments powered by the Ripple protocol.

Ripple confirms UAE Exchange to join RippleNet

Ripple, the blockchain powered global real-time settlement network confirmed that after many months of talks, UAE Exchange, one of the largest payment providers in the Middle East is joining RippleNet.

China’s fourth largest payment processor LianLian joins Ripple

Chinese payment processor LianLian is set to participate in Ripple’s blockchain powered cross-border payments solution RippleNet it was announced today. The partnership will provide a gateway to the region to other members of Ripple’s blockchain payment network.

Payment firms IDT and MercuryFX to use Ripple (XRP)

Ripple today announced it has added two new payment partners with IDT Corporation and MercuryFX signing up to use the company’s xRapid solution to settle retail remittances and corporate transactions.

MoneyGram to pilot Ripple (XRP) for payment flows

Ripple today announced a new partnership with MoneyGram, one of the world’s largest money transfer companies. As part of the agreement, MoneyGram will pilot XRP in their payment flows and also explore integration into Ripple’s ecosystem through xVia.

Ripple establishes new Infrastructure Innovation team led by Dilip Rao

Ripple, the global blockchain powered payment network stated today it will take the next step as a company to continue helping build the Internet of Value by establishing an Infrastructure Innovation initiative.

Ripple’s 55 billion XRP lockup complete

Back in May 2017, Ripple committed to placing 55 billion XRP in a cryptographically-secured escrow account to create certainty of XRP supply at any given time.

TechCrunch founder launches $100 million XRP denominated crypto fund

The Ripple team announced today that Mr. Michael Arrington, the founder and former editor-in-chief of TechCrunch, announced the launch of his new XRP capital fund on stage at Consensus Invest today.

RippleNet now live on Axis Bank, RAKBANK, and Standard Chartered

Blockchain powered payment company Ripple announced that three new banks will be using RippleNet, a network of independent banks and payment providers. To meet the demand for real-time payment services, Axis Bank (based in India), Standard Chartered (Singapore), and RAKBANK (United Arab Emirates) will now use RippleNet to send live cross-border payments.

Ripple adds former New York financial regulator head Benjamin Lawsky to its Board

Ripple, the blockchain based real-time global payments network today announced the appointment of Benjamin Lawsky, the former New York State superintendent of Financial Services, to its Board of Directors (BoD), as well as designating Ron Will as the chief financial officer (CFO).

American Express to partner with Ripple for blockchain powered payments

American Express (AMEX), the US-based multinational financial services corporation today announced the introduction of blockchain based cross-border payments. The AMEX FX International Payments (FXIP) business will work with Ripple, the provider of blockchain powered global payment solutions.
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