New Partnerships Build Excitement at Ripple’s UBRICON Event

ripple hosts ubricon 2019

The yearly Ripple hosted UBRI Connect kicked off yesterday with great perspectives on the future of the RippleNet ecosystem and its evolution.

Those present included their new Icelandic tech team, Xpring team, Binance, Bitpay and University of Tokyo representatives just as an example.

The 1st annual academic convening of the University Blockchain Research Initiative, #UBRICon2019, has arrived. Excited to welcome UBRI faculty, researchers, grad students and special guests!


What made this year so exciting was the buzz that is surrounding Rippel at the moment and the acceleration of its world-changing technology.

In recent weeks Ripple has made a serious drive towards expansion and development of the RippleNet ecosystem with their tech acquisitions.

INTRIGUING DEVELOPMENTS - Ripple revealed a number of interesting partners brought on board by the Xpring team but they remain tight-lipped at the moment

Interesting Guests

Those discussed were Forte, a gaming developer who in March this year received $100 million from Xpring to develop better in-game marketplaces.

Rather more exciting is the mention of PolySign, their ‘institutional-grade’ tech was developed by David Schwartz and is designed to handle $ trillions.

PolySign’s custody solution supports the full spectrum of digital assets and is designed to scale to trillions under management.

Leading blockchain architects Arthur Britto & David Schwartz designed PolySign’s solution for securing digital assets.


Long-time XRP reporter and YouTuber Alex Cobb has suggested that PolySign could well be used by banks to hold XRP on their balance sheets.

Just a quick look at their website tells you these guys are seriously big hitters targetting the institutional and banking playing field and their trillions.

TRILLION DOLLAR CLUB - PolySign was designed by David Schwartz & Arthur Britto for institutional investors to handle trillion-dollar volumes
BitPay Partnership

Another major signing announced this week was crypto payments processor Bitpay, allowing businesses to accept XRP for cross border payments.

They will also integrate the Bitpay Wallet with the Xpring developer platform allowing further RippleNet developments on top of current technology.

BitPay, a leading cryptocurrency payments platform with presence all over the world says that its merchants will soon start to receive Ripple’s XRP as payment for goods and services. The partnership had the members of the XRPArmy beaming in joy

FX Street

The UBRICON initiative was set up by Ripple to engage the crypto industry, universities, unite the tech team and explore new ideas.

For us, it is simply another great example of how Ripple as a global innovator is developing the eco-system and inspiring the geniuses of the future.

FORCE FOR GOOD - UBRICON ’19 attracted some smart and forward-thinking minds from across the globe. Who knew that blockchain could help the worlds opioid epidemic