According to latest official announcement by Ripple, they are now collaborating with MoneyGram (A company that deals with cross border payment) globally.
According to Ripple, this collaboration is in testing phase and MoneyGram will expand usage of XRP by the time.
Official Announcement is available at
— MoneyGram (@MoneyGram) January 11, 2018
— Ripple (@Ripple) January 11, 2018
Ripple priced jumped from $1.7 to $2.2 in just matter of minutes following the news, that’s around $25 Billion addition in its market cap.
Has anyone see the market cap of Money Gram? It’s around $700 Million, just $700 Million, now the interesting and crazy fact about crypto market is that a deal with $700 million company moved the market cap of Ripple by more than $25 billion, that’s crazy and by some extent senseless, nothing against XRP but they way market is taking this news is way higher than the actual value of the deal or potential outcome.
Is Toronto Next to Accept Bitcoin for Property Taxes?
Toronto is the biggest city of Canada with a population of more than 6 million. It’s also one of the leading global financial centers which makes it an attractive place for investors.
Bitcoin has emerged as the leading cryptocurrency in the world and attracted a lot of attention from financial investors. There are many crypto exchanges and investors in Toronto, which makes it an important destination for crypto startups and investors.
Recently, there has been a surge in usage of Bitcoin in the Real Estate world as lot of companies around the world are now accepting Bitcoin for buying and selling of properties. In April 2019, Innisfil, A town located in Ontario, at a distance of about 1 hour drive from Toronto, announced that they will accept Bitcoin for property taxes at the municipal level. In July this year, Richmond Hill announced that they are ready to accept Bitcoin as a payment method for property taxes.
Evan Kuhn, Co-Founder of a Toronto based crypto exchange Coinberry believes that integration of Bitcoin as a payment method for property taxes in Toronto can reduce cost, not only for tax payers, but for municipalities as well. Kuhn mentioned
“It doesn’t cost homeowners to use the service, and it costs the municipalities far less in processing fees”
“A credit card company charges a 3% fee,” he said. “Our fee is .5%, so that’s a lot more beneficial for the municipalities.”
He further explained the entire process to make it simple for the users and for the authorities. “When a resident makes a payment through our exchange, the company immediately converts the Bitcoin into Canadian Dollars and pays the relevant authority, so in basic concept this entire process works like a credit card system but with lower fee for both parties”
Morning Crypto Roundup
- Crypto market entered into a consolidation phase, with market cap at around $265 billion, market is currently trading in a range
- Bitcoin stays above $10,000
- Gray scale reported in a recent report that there are 7.1 million active Bitcoin users worldwide with more than 32 million Bitcoin wallets.
- After Innisfil and Richmond Hills, is Toronto next to explore an opportunity to pay property taxes through Bitcoin?
- According to a report from CryptoCompare.com, Untrusted crypto exchanges are dominating the crypto volume with more than 2/3 share