XRP Price prediction 2019 is set for a new twist is xrp adoption suggestion by top cryptocurrency rating agency pans out. XRP Army, XRP rich list, and digital asset investors in general been treated to several xrp news of adoption and partnership in 2019 alone. XRP-based products like x-Rapid and XRP TipBot launched by Ripple XRP Labs has attracted many organizations to use the xrp cryptocurrency thereby increasing demand for the token and in some instances impacting xrp price on cryptocurrency exchanges. In xrp news today, Microsoft, owners of Skype reacts to a suggestion by Weiss ratings that xrp will be included to the instant messaging app.
Weiss Rating Suggest XRP is Being Added to Skype – XRP News Today
Weiss Ratings, a traditional financial asset rating agency which also provides cryptocurrency ratings, has suggested that XRP will integrated with Skype instant messaging app.
“#XRP may soon get integrated into #Skype, picking up access to 300 million users for their XRP #TipBot app to send messages to users. XRP TipBot already can be used with #Outlook, #Reddit, #Twitter, #Gmail. #moreAdoption”
In its post, Weiss referred to XRP TipBot, a tool developed by Ripple XRPL Labs that allows users to send XRP to individuals when chatting with them. TipBot is already integrated with popular forum Reddit as well as social media and messaging platforms including Gmail, Twitter, Discord and Microsoft Outlook.
Before now, Microsoft-owned Skype had suggested it was open to the idea of integrating xrp and cryptocurrency the platform. When an XRP proponent requested that Skype added a feature that allowed users to send XRP by supporting the XRP tipBot tool, a Microsoft representative explained they are open to the idea though they have not developed cryptocurrency feature for Skype yet.
“Like any other leading technology company, Microsoft is already testing blockchain,” the rep said in a forum response.
“Although I don’t have any information about cryptocurrency adoption for Skype or any other MS product, please keep continuing supporting this idea. I will share it with our teams.”
Microsoft has since included support for XRP tipbot for Microsoft Outlook.
Other XRP News Today and XRP Price Predictions
XRP supporter—call them xrp army or xrp rich list if you may—will be excited with more xrp adoption news as another cryptocurrency exchange based in the United States have added trading pairs for xrp. As Smartereum reported, Huobi.com the strategic U.S. partner of Huobi Global cryptocurrency exchange added three trading pairs for XRP namely: XRP/USD, XRP/BTC and XRP/USDT which are for U.S. dollar, bitcoin and Tether respectively.
The news is welcome weeks after Coinbase one of the biggest U.S. exchanges listed XRP after a long period of considerations. Observers said the delay in listing XRP stemmed from regulatory concerns primarily xrp security status. Due to this xrp security status confusion and similar like it, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been slammed by notable persons including TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington and John Berlau, a senior fellow at libertarian think tank Competitive Enterprise Institute.
An XRP adoption driven by the magnitude of Skype platform could affect xrp price and in turn xrp price prediction 2019. Digital asset investors will hope it boosts demand for the xrp such that xrp price will rally higher than the crypto market in general.
XRP Price Today – 1 XRP to USD
1 xrp to usd is trading at 0.332 at the time of writing. The market has not responded to the positive xrp news today as xrp token trades at a minor loss (about 0.5% down from yesterday). 24-hour transaction volume has maintained at around $1 billion after it dropped to around $700 million on Tuesday.
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Riccardo Lopp is a writer specializing in Crypto, ethereum and whole blockchain ecosystem. His background is in economics and statistics.