Ripple has been quite steady in collaboration and advancements throughout the globe. Here are some of the recent advancements with respect to Ripple and XRP:
XRP Tip Bot in Amazon Alexa
The XRP Tip Bot is ready to be a part of the Amazon’s Alexa. This will allow Alexa Users to easily transact their XRP by using voice command on the Alexa Device. The Alexa application developer posted on Twitter on November 6 about Alexa’s implementation of XRP
Hey @haydentiff, hilarious video yesterday!:D
I have something new for you. I hope you guys own an Alexa at home 🙂
This will go into beta soon, so some people can try it out. But still needs some improvements first 😉
Thanks also to @WietseWind for the support with the API 🙂 pic.twitter.com/5LA6AFTckI
— nixer (@nixerFFM) November 6, 2018
XRP likely to be listed on Nasdaq in 2019
A source from the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation Exchange (NASDAQ) said that the exchange’s crypto initiative in 2019 is surely interested in scalability and they cannot put apart XRP which is a top-level security cryptocurrency by market cap. The Nasdaq team also said that they believe that XRP is surely going to be the 2nd largest crypto in the future after bitcoin but there hasn’t been any official announcement for the same.
Trezor Model T
Trezor will likely list a list of more altcoins in the upcoming model T update of the Trezor Device which will include XRP as well.
Cred to provide XRP backed loans
Cred, which is a leading provider of cryptocurrency backed lending. This will help the XRP owners to get loans using their XRP as a collateral security without actually having to sell their tokens.
Ripple Opening office in Dubai
Ripple Labs has planned to open their new office in Dubai in order to get themselves a strong position in the middle east markets.
Banks adopting Ripple’s Technology
Japan’s MUFG Bank and Brazilian Bank Banko Bradesco have signed an MOU to start using Ripple Software to send cross-border payments between Japan and Brazil. The Banks will use just Ripple’s software XCurrent and not the XRapid which uses the XRP coin. Ripple also tweeted about the collaboration:
— Ripple (@Ripple) November 9, 2018
The level of collaboration that Ripple has globally has been rising day by day. However, the XRP investors are still waiting for the real adoption of XRapid which will use the XRP tokens for the transfers rather than just the XCurrent Software of Ripple Labs.