The crypto platform Abra will give users in 155 countries the ability to purchase fractions of high-priced stocks such as Facebook, Amazon and Netflix as well as exchange-traded funds with XRP.
Abra is already rolling out the new trading feature using Bitcoin, and the company’s CEO Bill Barhydt says it will implement the same functionality for XRP in the future.
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— Bill Barhydt (@billbarhydt) February 6, 2019
Meanwhile, Ripple has announced 11 new partnerships with leading universities around the world. The company’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) is designed to provide grants and support programs to help grow the blockchain ecosystem.
Here’s a look at Ripple’s new partners.
• Carnegie Mellon University
• Cornell University
• Duke University
• Georgetown University
• University of Kansas
• University of Michigan
• Morgan State University
• National University of Singapore
• Northeastern University
• University of São Paulo
• Institute for Fintech Research, Tsinghua University
A total of 29 universities are now on board with the UBRI.