Kotak Mahindra Joins RippleNet: Another Bank Using xCurrent

Kotak Mahindra joins RippleNet

Kotak Mahindra joins RippleNet: Yes, it’s true: another financial institution has joined the RippleNet. This is yet another example of how Ripple is working towards solving real-world problems.

On Wednesday, Kotak Mahindra, an Indian bank, posted a press release, in which it stated that it has entered into a collaboration with Ripple.

Specifically, Kotak Mahindra will both be joining RippleNet and using xCurrent for issues associated with cross-border remittances.

Kotak Mahindra Joins RippleNet: What We Know

In the press release, Kotak Mahindra disclosed that it will be using Ripple’s xCurrent in order to slash the time of its cross-border payments.

Usually, these remittance payments take several days, but by using xCurrent, it is possible for Kotak Mahindra to reduce that time to a matter of minutes.

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Moreover, by using RippleNet and xCurrent, the Indian private sector bank will be able to instantly settle cross-border payments, as well as track the whole transaction process.

Is Kotak Mahindra Excited about Using xCurrent?

The bank had a lot of positive things to say about RippleNet and xCurrent, which is Ripple’s settlement solution.

Speaking on the matter, Deepak Sharma, the CDO of the bank, said that “xCurrent ticks all the boxes,” and that it enables the bank to do two things, in particular:

1) Allow customers a “more transparent and efficient global payments service using blockchain.”

2) RippleNet expands Kotak Mahindra’s “payment network globally.” How? By allowing them “to connect with other members.”

How is XRP Doing on The Market Today?

As we all know, Ripple and XRP are not the same things. However, members of the community have said previously that if Ripple, the company, does well, it should have a positive effect on XRP, the cryptocurrency.

So has it? Have the headlines of ‘Kotak Mahindra joins RippleNet’ allowed XRP to enter the green zone today?

Sadly, the answer is no. Ripple (XRP) is struggling to hit the $0.50 price mark, currently selling for $0.46. This puts the coin down 1.07% in the past twenty-four hours.

Kotak Mahindra joins RippleNet
Source: CoinMarketCap

The Takeaway

How did you react to the Ripple news? Is it the proof that we needed that Ripple is hard at work, whether they make an announcement every day or not?

Let us know in the comments below!

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