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Binance CEO ‘Definitely’ Plans to Partner with Ripple’s xRapid

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    Changpeng Zhao says they ‘have nothing’ with Ripple so far, but they are already mulling over an xRapid partnership


Binance CEO ‘Definitely’ Plans to Partner with Ripple’s xRapid
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During a recent livestream, which was conducted via Twitter's Periscope application, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao provided insights into a potential partnership with Ripple’s xRapid. However, at this point, it’s not certain whether CZ’s plans will eventually come to fruition given that the cooperation is still up in the air.

Focusing on other issues

Ostensibly, the two crypto behemoths haven’t started discussing the details of how Binance will boost Ripple’s brand-new payment solution xRapid. CZ reveals that the number one exchange by trading volume is currently focused on other issues, such as Binance Chain and the forthcoming BinanceDEX.

U.Today reminds that Binance made XRP its base currency back in December with a couple of other exchanges following suit. Hence, it’s not that far-fetched to suggest that the above-mentioned partnership could indeed happen in the nearest future. Some Twitter users even suggest that they are already working together, but CZ is playing coy.

xRapid goes global

So far, several other major exchanges, such as Bittrex and Bitso, teamed up with Ripple’s xRapid. The crucial difference between xRapid and xCurrent (Ripple’s previous-generation product) is that the former gives banks a possibility to conduct transactions by converting their local currencies to XRP and then converting it back to another fiat currency.

Ripple’s chief market strategist Cory Johnson claims that crypto exchanges will play a critical role in the global adoption of xRapid.

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Bitcoin's April 2 Breakout Was Reportedly Orchestrated by One Trader


Bitcoin's April 2 Breakout Was Reportedly Orchestrated by One Trader
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It’s been over two weeks since Bitcoin’s astronomical surge on Apr. 2, but new theories about what might have caused this bullish uptick continue to pop up. According to crypto-oriented analytical firm CoinMetrics, that epic surge was causes by a single trader.

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Mammoth-size trades

CoinMetrics claims that ‘a single committed trader’ concocted a plan to push the BTC price, and he successfully managed to do that by picking the time of the day when the global liquidity is at its lowest level.


(Source: CoinMetrics.io)

(Source: CoinMetrics.io)  

The report also suggests that the trader started to execute his plan on HitBTC (500,000 USDT were traded for Bitcoin prior to the price movement). After that, large trades were observed on Coinbase and Bitfinex.      

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Focusing on the future

Meanwhile, as reported by U.Today, another theory states that the rapid price surge was triggered by the expiration of the CME futures contracts and heavy spot and over-the-counter buying. One expert went as far as claiming that a simple April joke about the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) could do the trick.

While no one is quite sure about what could have triggered the short-living rally, there is even a bigger disconnect when it comes to Bitcoin price predictions. While some share their bullish predictions for 2019, another report states that it could take 22 years for Bitcoin in order to match its current ATH of $20,000.

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