How the U.S. Can Pave the Way for Global Digital Asset Regulation—and Why It Should

Change is brewing in the world of digital assets—and most of it is encouraging. Recent news and developments this past year signal that the industry is maturing—with sophisticated financial institutions, central banks and global standard setting bodies all leaning into the discussion. This bodes well for smart and transparent digital asset regulation being adopted around … Continued

The post How the U.S. Can Pave the Way for Global Digital Asset Regulation—and Why It Should appeared first on Ripple.

The Role of Digital Assets in a Post-COVID World

Ripple CTO David Schwartz continues to explore the wider world of blockchain and digital assets on the Block Stars podcast. In the latest episode, he talks with Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, Barry Eichengreen, about the current state of the global economy and where digital assets fit in … Continued

The post The Role of Digital Assets in a Post-COVID World appeared first on Ripple.

How UBRI Supports Critical New Research into Blockchain Anonymity

By its decentralized nature, a blockchain is extremely difficult to hack. That does not mean that digital assets and wallets built on the technology are invulnerable, which is why the organizations behind them spend so much time thinking about security. However, according to Stefanie Roos of the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, the … Continued

The post How UBRI Supports Critical New Research into Blockchain Anonymity appeared first on Ripple.

Block Stars: How Beanie Babies Show that Digital Assets Need Smart Regulation

In episode seven of the Block Stars podcast, Ripple CTO David Schwartz is joined by Ripple General Counsel, Stu Alderoty to discuss the current state of global cryptocurrency regulation. David probably didn’t expect Ripple’s Chief Legal Officer to reference Beanie Babies during their conversation, but the often-valuable stuffed toys are a great analogy for why … Continued

The post Block Stars: How Beanie Babies Show that Digital Assets Need Smart Regulation appeared first on Ripple.

Santander Partners with Ripple to Bring Certainty and Speed to International Payments

As well as being one of the biggest banks in the world, Banco Santander also has a reputation as one of the finance industry’s most innovative organizations. Since the launch of its innovation fund, InnoVentures, in 2014, Santander has invested heavily in a range of digital technologies. But every innovation must directly benefit the bank’s … Continued

The post Santander Partners with Ripple to Bring Certainty and Speed to International Payments appeared first on Ripple.

The Environmental Impact: Cryptocurrency Mining vs. Consensus

Sustainability is a conversation that many seem to prefer to avoid with regard to currency and commerce, but the environmental ramifications of producing currency are shockingly profound. In fact, the sustainability of money is a hot topic that’s inspired many heated debates and in-depth research reports. Most currency used today—whether it’s physical fiat currency like … Continued

The post The Environmental Impact: Cryptocurrency Mining vs. Consensus appeared first on Ripple.