Ripple & FPC Report: Cryptocurrencies are “Transforming the Way Money Moves”

Ripple and FPC’s report reveals crypto’s pivotal role in transforming payments with compelling use cases.

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  • A collaborative report by Ripple and the FPC has delved into the potential of digital currencies.
  • The survey has revealed that payment providers see crypto as vital for accelerating sluggish markets.
  • The Covid pandemic has heightened the urgency to shift towards digital payments.

The payments landscape is rapidly transforming, and digital currencies are at the forefront of this revolution, as reported by Ripple and the Faster Payments Council (FPC). Their collaborative report, “Transforming the Way Money Moves,” delves into the potential of cryptocurrencies in the evolving payments ecosystem.

Digital Currencies Poised to Revolutionize the Payments Sector

The report highlights how digital currencies offer compelling use cases and efficiently fill gaps in payment flows, addressing long-standing payment issues. With flexibility and utility, cryptocurrencies are well-positioned to revolutionize the payments sector.

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Understanding the vast range of use cases and advantages of new payment technology is crucial for all ecosystem participants. By leveraging the best attributes of different payment technologies, innovation can be expedited, enhancing the overall utility of the payment system.

A global payments survey within the report revealed that most payment providers see crypto-enabled solutions as crucial for accelerating sluggish payments markets. The primary benefit cited is the cost-effectiveness of domestic and international payments through cryptocurrencies.

Crypto Payments Forecasted to Skyrocket by 350%

Despite the antiquated and costly traditional payments system, blockchain and crypto present transformative payment opportunities, offering reduced process complexity, lower costs, and enhanced transparency.

A promising future awaits global crypto payment transaction volume, with the US seeing a rise in crypto payment adoption, forecasted to reach 5.5 million users at the end of 2023, a 350% increase in three years.

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The report indicates an overwhelmingly positive sentiment towards blockchain and cryptocurrency, with 97% of surveyed leaders believing they will significantly enable faster payments in the next three years. 

Blockchain’s potential in transforming cross-border payments is emphasized, with estimated savings of $10 billion by 2030 due to fast, reliable, and transparent payment settlements.

The pandemic era has accelerated the shift to digital payments, with over 50% of respondents acknowledging the primary benefit of crypto in lowering payment costs, both domestically and internationally. Nearly 90% of surveyed leaders expect cost improvements related to international payments, with 75% foreseeing domestic cost benefits.

On the Flipside

  • The current lack of widespread acceptance by merchants and businesses limits their practicality. A more extensive network of accepting entities is necessary for digital currencies to truly transform the payments ecosystem.
  • Despite the optimistic projections, a portion of the global population remains unbanked or lacks access to digital infrastructure, raising concerns about the inclusivity and accessibility of crypto-based payment solutions.

Why This Matters

As cryptocurrencies address longstanding payment issues and offer cost-effective solutions, the report underlines their potential to usher in a paradigm shift in the financial realm, empowering a more efficient, transparent, and accessible global payments ecosystem.

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Kyle Calvert

Kyle Calvert is a cryptocurrency news reporter for DailyCoin, specializing in Ripple, stablecoins, as well as price and market analysis news. Before his current role, Kyle worked as a student researcher in the cryptocurrency industry, gaining an understanding of how digital currencies work, their potential uses, and their impact on the economy and society. He completed his Masters and Honors degrees in Blockchain Technology within Esports and Business and Event management within Esports at Staffordshire University.