Republic of Palau Partners With Ripple on National Digital Currency

  • Ripple will help the nation explore a USD-backed stablecoin on the XRP Ledger, which could provide a good alternative to a CBDC.
  • The company said we could see the "implementation of the world's first government-backed national stablecoin" as soon as the first half of 2022.

Ripple Launches $250 Million Creator Fund Aimed at NFT Projects

  • The fund will provide targeted support to projects building NFTs on the decentralized ledger XRPL.
  • Ripple's partners will provide the projects with support when creating and selling NFTs.

South Korea’s Largest Remittance Service Joins RippleNet

  • GME Remittance will use RippleNet to connect to Siam Commercial Bank (SCB).
  • The partnership will enable it to provide a better remittance corridor between South Korea and Thailand.

Ripple Launches First On-Demand Liquidity Service in Japan

  • SBI Remit has partnered with to facilitate remittance payments from Japan to the Philippines using Ripple.
  • Ripple's ODL service will enable the companies to provide faster and more affordable remittance options.

Ripple Proposes Federated Sidechains Upgrade

  • Through the use of "federated sidechains", Ripple will finally be able to expand the functionality of the XRP ecosystem, while keeping it focused on payments.
  • This option offers a number of advantages, such as its low-risk approach, capacity for horizontal scaling, and simple support.

BankDhofar, RippleNet Launch Mobile Banking Payments From Oman to India

  • BankDhofar will use RippleNet to connect with IndusInd Bank in India.
  • Customers will be able to send up to $2,600 instantly to deposit accounts in India.

National Bank of Egypt Joins RippleNet to Offer UAE-Egypt Remittances

  • Egypt is one of the top five remittance recipients globally, receiving $24 billion in 2020 from the Gulf states alone.
  • NBE's partnership with RippleNet and LuLu will improve the overall efficiency of the Egypt-UAE remittance corridor.

Ripple Acquires 40% Stake in Asian Cross-Border Payments Solution Tranglo

  • Malaysia-based Tranglo has processed over 20 million transactions totaling $4 billion in value.
  • The acquisition will enable Ripple to meet growing demand in Southeast Asia.

Ripple, MoneyGram End Years-Long Partnership

  • Officially announced in June 2019, the partnership between the two firms has "processed billions of dollars through RippleNet and On-Demand Liquidity".
  • The fallout between the two firms did not come as a surprise, with MoneyGram having suspended its agreement with Ripple back in February.

SEC Lawsuit Has Not Affected Ripple’s Business in Asia

  • While exchanges in the U.S. have decided to delist XRP, Ripple's business in the Asia Pacific region continues to grow, thanks to "regulatory clarity".
  • The firm has already moved to file a motion to dismiss the SEC lawsuit, arguing that FinCEN had previously classified XRP as a virtual currency.