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Ripple’s XRP Can Now Be Used to Top Up Your Phone

  • Alex Morris
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    Uquid now allows using Ripple’s XRP for a variety of services, and that's actually a big deal for adoption


Ripple’s XRP Can Now Be Used to Top Up Your Phone
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Uquid, a startup that allows customers to pay for goods and services with cryptocurrencies, has recently announced that its customers will be able to use Ripple’s XRP for payments. Thus, XRP holders don't have to convert their favorite token to other coins or fiat currencies in order buy groceries or top up their phone number.

A global reach

Instant mobile recharge with XRP will be available in more than 150 countries. The recently introduced service will support 600 operators, including such juggernauts as AT&T and Vodafone.


A global reach

However, other services will only be available in separate countries. For example, only residents of Indonesia will be able to pay for their insurance and electricity bills with XRP.

A big deal (seriously)

While this announcement has been pretty much overlooked by the mainstream media, it is actually a big deal for consumer adoption. No other service allows paying utilities with XRP.

Meanwhile, Ripple is fighting tooth and nail to increase the adoption of xRapid, its most latest product for banking institutions. Unlike xCurrent, it actually uses uses XRP for seamlessly conducting cross-border payments.

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Crypto Wonders: Binance Coin (BNB) Hits Its New ATH, Surpassing Its January 2018's Peak

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    Binance Coin is so far the second cryptocurrency (after EOS) that managed to rebound after January 2018's drawdown


Crypto Wonders: Binance Coin (BNB) Hits Its New ATH, Surpassing Its January 2018's Peak
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After surging by more than 14 percent over the last 24 hours, Binance Coin has managed to surpass its previous ATH that was recorded during the peak of the bull market in January 2018, according to the data provided by CoinMarketCap (CMC). The historic rally was triggered by numerous recent developments inside the exchange’s ecosystem.  

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Binance Coin continues to register double-digit gains, image by CoinMarketCap

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BNB makes history

At the time of writing this article, the price of the BNB token is at $24.65, rising above its previous ATH of $24.46 that was recorded on Jan. 12. Hence, Binance Coin, the seventh largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, becomes only the second asset to reach a new price peak after the crash of the speculation-driven bull market. EOS, which is sitting one spot above BNB on CMC, achieved a similar feat in May 2018.

‘Binance Coin is outpacing the overall crypto market. While Bitcoin is off 75% from its all-time-high, Binance Coin has recovered. There is fundamental growth and synergy taking place that is contributing to the rising price of Binance Coin,’ says BitBull Capital CEO Joe DiPasquale.

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Pumping other coins

On Apr. 18, Binance launched the mainnet of its custom Blockchain Binance Chain. The migration of BNB tokens from Ethereum to Binance Chain is scheduled to take place on Apr. 23. This is going to be the second largest token swap in history.

Binance, which is now completed with Ethereum, has already on-boarded some Blockchain projects, including Mithril (MITH) that experienced a 70 percent price pump after its launch on Binance Chain.

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