Currencies Direct, a European Forex broker and remittances service, has reported the completion of a very successful test for Ripple (XRP) xRapid platform and described the XRP cryptocurrency as a “game changer”.
Just to be clear, Ripple’s xRapid is the platform that uses Ripple (XRP) cryptocurrencies for its operations, while the other major platform, xCurrent, is employing the use of Ripple network to handle instantaneous and safe cross-border payments.
It might look like xRapid is not used by many banks and financial institutions but, in reality, it is tested by some big names in the financial industry and is even up and running for others. The best example is the successful implementation of the Ripple (XRP) xRapid system within the US-Mexico cross-border payments.
This is the very first time a European remittances service has ever tested the Ripple (XRP) xRapid platform
Currencies Direct, a company which was the #1 money transfer service in Europe in 1996, traded approximately 4.5 billion GBP (about $6 billion) in Forex in the past year and is, thus, a quite big player in this sector on the European market.
The Currencies Direct xRapid trial was performed with a number of cross-border payments across a selection of institutions. Each of these transactions was conducted via the xRapid platform and was completed in a matter of seconds instead of the usual 3 to 5 days which characterizes the international remittances.
How does Ripple (XRP) xRapid work?
To put it in a simple manner, xRapid employes Ripple (XRP) use as an exchange currency to diminish the fees related to Forex, while, at the same time, the network handles the transaction in XRP almost instantaneous.
Ripple explains is as such:
A payment journey with xRapid looks like this: a 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.
Also, as xRapid directly employes the use of Ripple (XRP) cryptocurrency, the more remittances services such as Currencies Direct accepts xRapid, the more the value of Ripple (XRP) will increase, as the applicability and the acceptance of this crypto will increase.