MoneyGram to Pilot Ripple's XRP Token for International Payments

MoneyGram to Pilot Ripple’s XRP Token for International Payments

International money-remittance firm MoneyGram is partnering with Ripple to test the startup’s XRP token for international payments. According to a press release , MoneyGram will test Ripple’s xRapid service due to its claimed speed and cost efficiency. The release noted that XRP transaction fees are significantly less than those of the bitcoin network. While existing money transfer companies need to have pre-funded accounts in different nations to ensure they are able to facilitate transactions, using XRP means the company can directly transfer funds from one country to another instead, Ripple chief executive Brad Garlinghouse said. Garlinghouse continued: "The inefficiencies […]

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