Today we have three cool news segments to share as part of our Daily News for the Day.
First up is Spanish Banking Giant Santander and how they are not using XRP for cross border payments. According to the Daily HODL, the news was announced on Twitter when Wes Granger asked Santander how they’re going with using XRP for payments. e Santander UK Help Desk then mentioned, “Hey Wes, we’re doing great, We’re using XRP for International Payments to 18 EU Countries and the USA. This is on our iPhone app called One Pay FX.” Now just when I was thinking, woah a big bank using XRP, this was the next tweet that appeared. So shortly afterward, Santander UK Help apologized that they made a mistake. “… We do apologize for the confusion this has caused. One Pay FX uses xCurrent only’’. Ripple’s xCurrent is a blockchain-based software solution for banks.
Now onto the second news item. Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz believes that in the next 20 years, Bitcoin’s market cap can easily pass gold. The Morgan Creek Digital founder, Novogratz mentioned that institutional players like Goldman Sachs and Intercontinental Exchange will be jumping into the space soon.
Now despite, getting our hopes up about XRP, and feeling confident about Bitcoin’s long term future, Zeux, a London-based fintech company has just partnered with IOTA to support crypto payments in retail stores and offering payments via Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.
And now, let’s look at Coinmarketcap. Today’s market is also a bit of a bearish one. There are reds mainly in the top 10 with Bitcoin, Ethereum, and XRP falling 0.39 percent, 0.95 percent, and 1.01 percent respectively. Now, when it comes to the top 20, we’ve got TRON falling significantly at 4.15 percent.
So back to the news. What are your thoughts with Santander’s mistake?
With Novogratz’s positive beliefs in the future of Bitcoin?
And IOTA and Zeux’s partnership?
Let me know what you guys think in the comments below!
It’s Cindy with CryptoPig. Catch you guys around!