Big Year For Cryptocurrencies As Ethereum Hits $1000 For First Time

Ripple is gaining a lot of popularity and is now the second largest cryptocurrency in terms of market cap after Bitcoin. Such a service is meant to help make global money transfers possible with minimal exchange fees and increased speeds over its more traditional rivals.

Current Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse, meanwhile, possesses a 6.3 percent stake in Ripple, in addition to an undisclosed number of XRP tokens. Bitcoin may end up being more of a digital store of value -a web-based version of physical gold- than a unit of exchange. Transferring via XRP instead of Dollars or another currency is cheaper, and the entire process takes a maximum of four seconds - compared to the hours or even days of traditional methods.

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How is Ripple different to bitcoin? Major lenders such as UBS and Santander use Ripple as a "settlement infrastructure technology".

But what the Times calls "hysteria" behind cryptocurrency successors to bitcoin-others in play include Stellar, Cardano, and Byteball-has some money experts skeptical.

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The start-up owns 61 percent of the 100 billion XRP in existence. By comparison, Bitcoin has only risen 1,506 percent in the a year ago.

Still, with the demand from customers likely to be overwhelming, you would have to imagine that it's coming but with the rumor and denial, it will make the announcement tricky.

Apple Music chief Jimmy Iovine to move out in August this year
Some might say that thanks to Iovine, Apple Music has seen a huge growth with it now boasting more than 30 million subscribers. Bloomberg confirmed that Iovine will leave Apple after he receives the final payout from the Beats Electronics acquisition.

If the last few months are anything to go by, then Ripple's value could well increase sharply - but, as with bitcoin, it could also tumble down again at a moment's notice. In a blog post, the company, which now allows customers to buy, sell, deposit or withdraw bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum, and most recently, bitcoin cash, said it wanted to explain its process for adding new assets.

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