Ripple Announces $25 Million in XRP Investment in Blockchain Capital Fund

Ripple Announces $25 Million in XRP Investment in Blockchain Capital Fund

XRP's growth may be related to Ripple's investment in the Blockchain Capital fund - but it may also be a part of the slow tidal wave growth the overall crypto market is experiencing today (as of right now, all coins in the top ten cryptos are up). Blockchain Capital is the first fund dedicated exclusively to the blockchain space and is also the first to accept capital calls in digital assets.

Ripple, which owns about 60 billion of the 100 billion ripple, or XRP, tokens created, said Wednesday that it would invest US$25 million into the fund, created by Blockchain Capital, a venture capital firm dedicated to blockchain tech. The vast majority of XRP is still owned by the company, and Ripple fully intends to invest more of its seemingly limitless supply of cryptocurrency into other funds.

"There are entire verticals - such as healthcare or identity management - that could benefit from blockchain or distributed ledger technology", said Blockchain Capital's co-founder Stephens. The Fund which supports entrepreneurial ventures in the blockchain space, Ripple says will also provide an opportunity to identify new use cases for its XRP Ledger and Interledger Protocol.

Ripple added that it believes in supporting the XRP Ledger and Interledger Protocol.

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Blockchain Capital, a venture capital firm dedicated to blockchain technology, designated Ripple's investment to its own special goal vehicle called the Blockchain Capital Parallel IV, which accepts cryptocurrency investments only. Griffin stated that: "is is the first fund we have contribute".

And even more fascinating is that Ripple is not making this fund investment in USA dollars but in the XRP currency itself. They have a proven track record for finding and funding the projects that matter. "Whether we are using Bitcoin, XRP or any other Blockchain technology our aim is to find good projects and support them to become successful companies that will deliver value to different customers in the future". "We plan to be major players in shaping the future generation of blockchain or crypto companies". Additionally, he also believes that Ripple is capable of improving legacy of banking systems and help streamline global money transfers.

Ripple has struck several partnerships deals with banks and financial institutions.

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