XRP Hype Shifts Into Overdrive as Binance CEO Meets With Ripple
A series of new tweets are fueling speculation that Binance is about to make a big move with XRP.
A picture of Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao with Ripple Senior Vice President Ethan Beard and TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington was posted today. The image was taken from the office of Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange (LCX), a Binance backed fiat-to-crypto exchange that just launched.
After the Tweet was posted, Zhao quickly replied, joking that he could post a similar photo that might “reveal too much.”
— Michael Arrington (@arrington) August 16, 2018
Lol, If I posted this photo (my own photo, probably just a couple hours apart from yours), is it too much of a coincidence? And reveal too much? pic.twitter.com/1cXBbo8bvz
— CZ (not giving crypto away) (@cz_binance) August 15, 2018
Ripple’s dedicated fanbase on Twitter was quick to react, speculating that this may be a sign that Binance could add XRP to the new exchange as a fiat-to-crypto option, adopt xRapid, or add XRP as a base pair to its leading crypto exchange.
— zioncoins (@zioncoins) August 16, 2018
i think he talked to you all night to add XRP as a base currency 😀
— Halil (@Hllnr42) August 15, 2018
XRP base on @binance confirmed? 😂
— Thanos (@Thanos92196717) August 15, 2018
Please do the dance when the announcement is made!! 😎 pic.twitter.com/MDiYUH5pWA
— C (@ptownfire) August 16, 2018
— JerryCoin (XRP) (@JerryCoinXRP) August 16, 2018
With the hashtag #XRPthebase, the Ripple community has been pushing to convince Binance that adding XRP as a base pair is a great fit, due to the speed of the digital asset. The addition would allow XRP to be traded directly on the platform with other cryptocurrencies.