Ripple faces a new roller coaster advertising this week after the company announced that the former US president Bill Clinton will deliver the speech at his next Swell conference.
Ripple: Clinton & # 39; Helped Shape Internet & # 39;
Swell, Ripple's own conference that aims to link "world leaders in politics, payments and technology", will take place in San Francisco from October 1 to 2.
Explaining his choice as principal speaker, Ripple argued that Clinton had "helped usher in a period of extreme growth and Internet adoption, shaping what is today."
"He also established programs that have filled the "digital divide" and introduced new technologies in underserved communities around the world, "reads an announcement published Tuesday.
In recent months he has dealt with mixed advertising, as commentators have reacted to the curious noises of executives, including cryptographer David Schwartz who told the mainstream media that the Ripple token "XRP" was not a cryptocurrency "and the banks were not enthusiastic about using it.
"At the start of this year, Ripple's CEO said he knew about the banks that wanted to use XRP cryptocurrency." Today, Ripple executives are quoted in Reuters saying that banks they are not interested in using XRP or cryptocurrencies, "wrote Bitcoin writer Nathaniel Popper in Schwartz in June.
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Clinton's record outside politics during his term as president, still fresh in the minds of many, in the meantime appeared only to compose the increasingly contradictory public image of Ripple.
The revelation was blatantly timely in another sense, coming weeks after a social conflict between Schwartz and blockchain developer Preston Byrne compared to Ripple's role in the creation of XRP.
"Ripple on XRP:" I had no monetary relationships with that token ", joked the entrepreneur Tuur Demeester when adapting one of Clinton's infamous lines from the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Ripple on XRP: "I had no monetary relations with that token"
– Tuur Demeester (@TuurDemeester) 6 July 2018
In addition to the keynote, Clinton will take part in a panel moderated by his former advisor and by the Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling.
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– Tuur Demeester (@TuurDemeester) 9 July 2018
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