• Bhutan aims to reach 85% financial inclusion through the use of a central bank digital currency using Ripple's private ledger.
  • Being the only carbon-negative country in the world, Bhutan shares Ripple's commitment to sustainability.
  • XRP army continues its fight for the interest of XRP holders, summarizes fair notice and the fight ahead.

Ripple is collaborating with Bhutan, the only carbon-negative country in the world, to play a key role in developing the country's central bank digital currency (CBDC).

Bhutan targets 85% financial inclusion through collaboration with Ripple

Ripple is making strides through collaborations and partnerships. Ripple recently tapped the $2 billion a year remittance corridor between Japan and the Philippines. 

Ripple's latest win is the collaboration with Bhutan's Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) to develop a CBDC. 

Bhutan's RMA plans to employ Ripple's private ledger to pilot retail, cross-border and wholesale payments using a digital version of their national currency, the ngultrum. 

Bhutan's goal is to achieve 85% financial inclusion by 2023. As of 2019, based on a report published by RMA, it was 67.6%. 

Ripple has yet to comment on the development, and Bhutan's RMA has not announced a date for the trials. 

Standard proof-of-work blockchains are 120,000 times less efficient than XRP's private ledger. The ledger will provide central banks flexibility in the launch of a CBDC without sacrificing financial stability. 

Yangchen Tshogyel, deputy governor of RMA, said, 

Ripple's groundbreaking technology will allow for the experimentation of a CBDC with our existing payments infrastructure while ensuring efficient and cost-effective cross-border transfers.

The payments giant has been working on a series of successful partnerships across Asia. Ripple recently made strides in this direction by introducing Cambodia's first international remittance service through a collaboration with SBI Holdings. 

Monica Long, General Manager of RippleX, an open platform for developers to build applications through the XRP ledger, tweeted about Ripple's collaboration with Bhutan's RMA.

Meanwhile, the ongoing proceedings in the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) v. Ripple case are on. Ripple refuses to back down, and people close to the global payment solutions giant believe that settlement is not an option.

Products developed by Ripple Labs use XRP as their native currency, and this altcoin has garnered support from the community. A group of XRP holders that identify themselves as "XRP Army" are persistent in representing their interests in the SEC v. Ripple case.

The legal proceedings against Ripple have negatively impacted the price of XRP since the payments giant is the largest public holder of altcoin. XRP Army continues its fight to safeguard the altcoin price from massive volatility triggered by SEC's moves. 

John Deaton, a proponent of XRP and the founder of Crypto-Law.us, summarized fair notice and the fight ahead for the altcoin's holders:. 

 

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