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Ripple Joins BlackRock and JPMorgan As A Member of ISDA. Here’s the Significance

Ripple, the major distributor of XRP, has attained new heights following its enlistment into the membership of one of the world’s leading trade associations, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA).

Ripple’s latest enlistment into the trade association implies that the blockchain-based digital payment network will join officers, especially from BlackRock and JPMorgan, as revealed via a tweet by Crypto Eri, a renowned user.

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What Is ISDA All About? 

International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) is a private trade organization headquartered in New York City. Its members comprise mostly banks transacting in the Over-The-Counter (OTC) derivatives market. This trading association seeks to improve the market for privately negotiated OTC by identifying risks and means of avoiding them.

Since its founding around the mid-1980s, the ISDA has expanded continuously, with more than 960 member institutions from almost 80 countries. 

Significance Of Ripple’s ISDA Enlistment 

Ripple’s recent enlistment could be a step in the right direction toward achieving its entry into the world of derivatives and integrating its blockchain technology into the conventional financial market. 

Per Crypto Eri, apart from the initially mentioned BlackRock and JPMorgan, the ISDA boasts a very influential list of other global financial behemoths, including Société Générale, Citigroup (Citi), CME Group, Goldman Sachs, and other major establishments.

Notably, Crypto Eri tagged Rahul Advani, Ripple’s Public Policy Officer, noting that he is the right person to contact, especially concerning information about Ripple’s enlistment.

Nature Of Ripple’s ISDA Membership 

Ripple’s membership in the ISDA will be an associative type, involving entities that will be significant in the derivatives market infrastructures. These entities include technological solutions providers, clearing establishments, and exchanges.

Meanwhile, derivatives are financial instruments that derive reasonable value from other underlying assets like cryptocurrency. In addition, they also get utilized when analyzing price movement speculations, hedge risk, or access leverage.

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Apart from Ripple, other notable crypto-focussed commodities with ISDA associate membership include the proof-of-stake blockchain protocol Algorand (ALGO) and Crypto.com.

Meanwhile, the XRP price today, per CoinGecko, is currently pegged at $0.626206, reflecting a surge of 0.8% based on 24-hour estimation. The digital asset is ranked fifth in the market, with a trading volume estimated at around $800,917,906.


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Chinedu Agbakwusi
Chinedu Agbakwusi
Chinedu Agbakwusi is a medical student at the prestigious Nnamdi Azikiwe University with sound knowledge of the crypto space. I am here to be a reliable plug for well-researched crypto content ranging from crypto news to market analyses and blockchain inventions.
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