Ripple, the company behind cryptocurrency XRP, signs international payment deal with foreign exchange giant UAE Exchange

UAE Exchange joining Ripple’s RippleNet network for cross-border payments. The deal comes amid skepticism from some over recent rise of Ripple’s cryptocurrency XRP. It’s not clear if UAE Exchange will use XRP in its processes. LONDON — Foreign exchange giant UAE Exchange has signed a deal with San Francisco fintech players Ripple on cross-border payments. UAE Exchange is joining the startup’s RippleNet network, which uses blockchain technology to power real-time international payments. UAE Exchange CEO Promoth Manghat said in a statement: “Incorporating Ripple’s blockchain technology into our payments systems will bring customers an enhanced, new payments experience. “The early adoption of this game-changing technology allows us to offer a competitive… Read More

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McMorris’ bold approach pays off with bronze in Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Sure, it was cold, minus-14 at the start of men’s slopestyle final, making the packed snow at the bottom of each jump pavement hard. But it was those swirling gusts of wind at Phoenix Snow Park, so bitter that it felt like tiny pin-pricks against your skin, that left the snowboarders competing in the Olympic final with a decision to make. Play it safe? Or, go for it? Mark McMorris didn’t play it safe Sunday, even though more than anyone else he had reason to. Two years ago he broke his right femur. Last spring, he slammed into a tree while snowboarding in the B.C. backcountry,… Read More

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David West is shooting over 60 percent from the field at age 37

Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter. OAKLAND – It shouldn’t be happening at his age and at this stage in his career. David West is 37 years old and has been in the league for 15 seasons, but he’s somehow shooting a career-best 61.3 percent from the field. Even he was surprised when a reporter told that number following the Warriors’ 122-105 win over San Antonio, in which he had 13 points on six-for-six shooting and four rebounds in 17 minutes of play off the bench. West said it’s all pretty simple — he knows where to shoot. “I just try to be… Read More

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Joakim Ryan’s two goals lift Sharks to wild win over Oilers

SAN JOSE — Bank the two points. Burn the tape. The Sharks survived some wild momentum swings, a host of their own miscues and perhaps a bit of hubris Saturday night to pull out a desperately needed 6-4 win over the Edmonton Oilers at SAP Center. Defenseman Joakim Ryan scored the first two goals of his NHL career, including the game-winner with 2:27 left in the third period, and Joe Pavelski added two goals and two assists as the Sharks ended a three-game home winless streak. It was way a more dramatic finish than it had to be. On their way to a rare laugher on home ice, the Sharks… Read More

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Gallagher did everything to keep Subban from stealing the show

MONTREAL — There was at least one person at the Bell Centre who did everything in his power to keep P.K. Subban from being at the centre of attention on Saturday. Brendan Gallagher wouldn’t admit that was his intention in discussing his Montreal Canadiens’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Nashville Predators, but actions speak louder than words. It seemed as though sparks flew every time Gallagher jumped over the boards and was in a head-to-head matchup with his former teammate. Bodies flew, too. And it was Gallagher initiating it all, with barbs thrown — both physical and verbal. Things hit a boiling point early in the second period, when Gallagher… Read More

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Watch: Red Gerard’s hometown of Rocky River reacts as he wins gold

Silverthorne snowboarder Red Gerard won the first PyeongChang Olympic gold medal for the United States and his hometown of Rocky River noticed. The reaction below is classic, enjoy. Incredible! The reaction from Red Gerard’s hometown of Rocky River as he takes home the gold. @wkyc #pyeongchangOlympics2018 pic.twitter.com/InapS9M6RC — Amani Abraham (@AmaniAbraham) February 11, 2018 Related ArticlesFebruary 10, 2018 Kiszla: Snowboarder Red Gerard proves a Colorado boy can fly, winning Olympic gold in slopestyle February 10, 2018 Silverthorne slopestyle snowboarder Red Gerard wins America’s first PyeongChang Olympic gold February 10, 2018 Olympic men’s downhill postponed until Thursday amid wind February 10, 2018 Steamboat Springs’ Ben Berend tapped as fifth member of… Read More

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