The Season for Giving: Auctioning Off Ripple-Branded Patagonia Jackets for Charity

We’re auctioning off 16 Ripple-branded Patagonia jackets — 100 percent of the proceeds will go to GiveDirectly. We’ve received a lot of interest in the Ripple-branded Patagonia jacket Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse sported on his end-of-year “Ask Me Anything.” Since it’s the season for giving (and for XRP!), we’re auctioning off 16 jackets for charity. […]
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Ripple XRP Now Available on 50 Exchanges Worldwide

We’re proud to announce that XRP has gone from being listed on six exchanges earlier this year to more than 50 worldwide. The digital asset market is heating up. Many new assets entered the space touting to be better and faster for settling payments. Worldwide interest surged, which boosted the collective market cap from $93.3 […]
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Happy 5th Anniversary, XRP Ledger!

Since 2012, XRP has been the only digital asset with a clear institutional use case by working to solve the multi-trillion dollar liquidity problem that plagues banks, payment providers and corporates worldwide. Ripple has had a lot to celebrate over the last year! From adding new RippleNet members, to launching our first blockchain conference, to […]
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Krungsri Collaborates with Petrochemical Company to Expedite Cross-border Payments and Retain Customers

By using Ripple’s blockchain network, Krungsri is not only able to provide a real-time cross-border payment flow for the petrochemical company, but also provide complete transparency into when the payment would be received. Bank customers — both consumers and businesses — have spoken and they demand a faster way to send money globally. Krungsri (Bank […]
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Top Korean Banks Work with Japan Bank Consortium to Modernize Cross-border Payments

The Japan Bank Consortium — a coalition of 61 banks in Japan, organized by SBI Ripple Asia — has announced the launch of a new Ripple pilot with Woori Bank and Shinhan Bank, two of South Korea’s largest banks with a collective market capitalization of more than $30 billion. The ability to send money globally […]
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The maddening state of Gauteng’s psychiatric facilities

A massive shortages of hospital beds for psychiatric patients in Gauteng is compromising patient care. Gauteng is short of about 2700 psychiatric beds which means that psychiatric patients have to be admitted to general wards where there is no security, thus posing a threat both to themselves and others. This was revealed recently by Gauteng […]
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Google search adds medical quiz to help diagnose depression.

Google has integrated a medially-certified quiz into its search results to help users determine whether they have depression. Users in the United States who search Google for depression or clinical depression will now be greeted with a link labelled “Check if you are clinically depressed”. The link opens an integrated PHQ-9 questionnaire, which helps to […]
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Nearly 2 million will lose private healthcare if tax reform happens

The government’s plan to ditch medical aid tax credits will have a disastrous effect on already cash-strapped South Africans and force nearly 2 million people onto the over-stretched state health system. If the tax credit is removed, 22% of medical aid users will not be able to afford cover, Stellenbosch economics consultancy Econex warned in […]
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Tygerberg Hospital performs its first deep brain stimulation

A man with tardive dystonia became the first adult to undergo deep brain stimulation (DBS) at a Western Cape state hospital. His condition drastically improved following the procedure at Tygerberg. Until now it had only been performed on a few children at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. The dystonia was a side effect of an […]
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Edenvale hospitaal erg gevandaliseer deur ontevrede pasiënte

Sekere dele van die Sizwe hospitaal in Edenvale is erg beskadig deur ‘n brand wat deur ontevrede pasiënte aangerig is. Die aanleiding daartoe was dat ‘n verpleegster dwelms en drank gekonfiskeer het wat pasiënte ingesmokkel het. Dit het hulle woedend gemaak. Hulle het daarop deur die hospitaal beweeg en enigiets wat breekbaar was, gebreek. Die […]
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