VISA is an American multinational financial service incorporation that alleviate in electronic funds transfer throughout the world. Founded in 1958, 60years ago ,VISA provides this financial services through VISA branded credit cards, gift cards , debits cards. Generally VISA does not issue cards to consumers , set rates or extend rates but rather issue VISA branded product to financial institution to extend whether credit, debit, prepaid and cash access programs to consumers. VISA operation cut across almost all continents except Antarctica with their VisaNet processor. This year October Cointelegraph reported that VISA was getting ready to go Blockchain with a digital identity system ‘’VISA B2B Connect’’ for cross border payment in the first quarter of 2019, the system was reported to be able to tokenize sensitive business data like banking details, account numbers according them with a unique cryptographic identifier as Blockchain goes hand in hand with cryptography will be used for transactions on their platform.
Recent news release reported December 27, 2018 stated VISA Inc. acquired ripple cross border partner Earthport. Founded in 1997 Earthport is among the FinTech50 and their shares are listed on the London stock exchange secondary market with the mission to transform the future of cross border payment to support trade, commerce and remittance operations. Earthport is a partner of Blockchain Tech Company Ripple, their partnership was directed to integrating the Ripple protocol into the Earthport network to enhance international transactions. Reuters reported that possession will be made for about £198 million or 30 pence ($0.38) per each Earthport share, which exceeds the stock’s Monday closing price of 7.45 pence by over four times.
Ripple as a company this year has made a lot of progress with a lot of partnerships and now that VISA Inc. is acquiring Earthport we can hope that VISA will use the ripple protocol anyway. If VISA goes Blockchain that will be very huge for the Blockchain industry not just ripple as a company alone.
NB: Rippple is a technology that act as a digital payment network and a cryptocurrency for financial transaction. The coin for the cryptocurrency is labeled as XRP. So basically XRP runs on the ripple Blockchain network and to throw more light on this, people using the ripple network are not required to use the XRP.
Clearly Ripple having a lot of partnership and offering a lot of utility in their ecosystem clearing points out that Ripple is no longer a security, because once ripple as a company breaks down hundreds of exchange will continue to trade XRP.
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