Ripple, the company behind the cryptocurrency XRP, simply added 2 financial services firms to its lineup of customers

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By Express News Desk|Updated: January 24,2018

  • Ripple, the company behind the cryptocurrency XRP, appears to be choosing up steam amongst conventional financial gamers.
  • The company on Wednesday revealed it had included two payments business to its roster of customers.

Among Ripple’s flagship items appears to be selecting up some steam.

The financial technology company, best known for its native digital currency XRP, on Wednesday revealed that two payment companies– IDT Corporation and Mercury FX– would begin using its xRapid product to settle certain deals.

Asheesh Birla, the vice president of item for Ripple, informed Service Insider previously this year that the firm was speeding up prepare for xRapid, an XRP-powered item that seeks to enhance cross-border payments for emerging markets. The product caught the attention of the media previously this month after it was revealed that MoneyGram, one of the biggest money-transfer companies worldwide, would start testing it.

The New Jersey-based IDT Corporation, which currently utilizes digital properties to facilitate some deals, will use xRapid to improve such operations, according to its primary executive, Alfredo O’Hagan.

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” We’re thrilled to pilot Ripple’s xRapid service for on-demand liquidity,” O’Hagan stated in a statement. “We expect that xRapid will enable us to settle more deals in genuine time and at a lower cost.”

Alastair Constance, the CEO and founder of Mercury FX, stated in a statement that cutting settlement times could shave billion of dollars “in unneeded intermediary fees.”

An agent for Ripple declined to say whether IDT Corporation or Mercury FX would pay Ripple to utilize xRapid.

“We don’t divulge regards to our offers with consumers,” the individual told Service Expert through email.

The news recommends Ripple is making inroads among standard monetary services gamers. Ripple stands out in the cryptocurrency world as a business that seeks to partner with, rather than fall, the existing financial system.

Still, some market watchers are hesitant of whether Ripple will be able to bring in big-bank clients. The New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper said he was not able to verify much of the working together banks the company had actually previously announced.

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse rejected those claims.