Just recently, Ripple has announced that it is entering into a partnership with MoneyGram, which U.Today reported earlier.
This news made XRP jump 5 percent and is pushing the Bitcoin price towards the $10,000 level.
MoneyGram sells 10% of its shares to Ripple
As per the deal, the global remittance giant is going to use Ripple’s technology xRapid for faster and cheaper money transfers. Besides, Ripple is buying about 10 percent of MoneyGram’s shares at $4.10 per unit.
MoneyGram says that by using xRapid, they will be able to conduct fast transfers 24/7 from USD to local currencies in various destinations.
XRP, Bitcoin are surging after the ‘crypto winter’
After the unfortunate 2018 year when the crypto market was under the heavy foot of bears, the major currency Bitcoin, as well as some others, including XRP, are showing big gains.
XRP has added 25 percent since the year started. Bitcoin has gained about 150 percent, increasing its value to almost $10,000 from around $4,000.
The thing with the Bitcoin price surge and the recent epic Ripple deal is about institutional investors becoming interested in crypto, and there are many more of them than retail investors or overall adoption.
Apart from financial institutions, Silicon Valley companies are also entering the industry. A good example of those is Facebook, which has launched a website for its crypto project Libra today, on June 18.