All about Ripple and other news: SEC officer comparing cannabis and crypto, Siacoin mining policy future updates, and Deloitte's research
- Ripple’s xRapid goes into the world. The company stated it is now ‘commercially available’ in a press release on October 1, 2018.
- Swell, an event organized by Ripple happened on the 1st and 2nd of October in San Francisco, had former US President Bill Clinton as a keynote speaker. Is it a publicity stunt? Ripple will publish a recap of the event but it will exclude the Clinton speech and Q&A.
- Ripple envisions a second internet era where cross-border payments are made more reliable, faster, and cheaper by using blockchain.
- Cannabis and crypto industries are similar according to Owen Donley III, chief counsel of SEC Office of Investor Education and Advocacy. The thing in common between the two is high levels of fraud. However, is that comparison criteria sufficient?
- Siacoin backtracks on decision to let Bitmain and Innosilicon ASIC mining rigs to be used in great capacity on their blockchain. The equipments will be incompatible after the hardfork by the October 31st. This gives room for Obelisk miners to make up the hashrate.
- Deloitte has studied five areas that should advance before the technology can become the norm. When blockchain’s scalability is improved, its technological standards and markets are protected, its cost reduced, and its consortium vibrant then we can see the technology inch closer to mass adoption.