Currencies Direct has announced a successful completion of an an international payment over Ripple’s xRapid platform using XRP tokens.
Currencies Direct is a UK-based currency exchange and money transfer provider offering services to individual, businesses, and online sellers. They pride themselves on local expertise — with 21 offices around the world they are able to provide expert local help on currency markets, local regulations, and compliance. They have specialized expertise for transferring to Spain, France, the USA, the UK, Portugal, and South Africa.
The trial saw Currencies Direct conduct a number of transfers between pre-screened organisations in seconds, compared to the 3 to 5 day period that transfers currently take. The trial has served as a technological proof of concept for XRP as a means of value transfer, achieving superior speed of payment and end-to-end transparency, compared to traditional means of payment.
For those unfamiliar with xRapid, the technology works as follows:
Financial institution connects directly to digital asset exchanges in both the originating and destination corridors. The originating currency is exchanged into XRP which provides the necessary liquidity to power the final payment, and then in seconds that XRP is exchanged into the destination currency in the second digital asset exchange. Once this transaction takes place, the funds are sent out on the local rails of the destination country for payout. The transaction is tracked end-to-end, and the result is a cross-border payment that is cheaper and faster than ever before.
Adoption on a huge scale will take years.
But what you should be looking at isn’t the raw numbers, but the rate of growth. That’s Ripple’s ability to get banks to hit the gas, and will predict the ultimate XRP value down the road.
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