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The CEO of Ripple discusses his journey from Uber to being at the helm of a Fintech Giant at OffTheChain


Brad Garlinghouse had a rollercoaster ride in this life. Mr. Garlinghouse was previously the CEO of HighTail and also worked at AOL as well as Yahoo!. After this, Brad operated as an uber driver for a while; as he was in the vehicle with a customer, he was first introduced to Ripple.

Brad became a Bitcoin [BTC] HODLer roughly 7 years ago, in 2012. He has always been supportive of the king coin. At first, Brad joined Ripple as the Chief Operating Officer in 2015, following which he became the Chief Executive Officer. The CEO spoke of Ripple focussing on Payments Solutions, which was the signature goal of Satoshi Nakamoto [the mysterious creator of Bitcoin].

Anthony Pompliano questioned him about how xCurrent, xRapid, and xVia differ from one another. Brad highlighted the usage of xRapid, which promotes liquidity. He referred to a true incident that involved the leader of a banking institution who had promised they’d not need to invest in crypto while they were partnering up with RippleNet. A year later, the same individual changed his mind about XRP as an asset.

Incidentally, Brad was also interviewed by Fox Business this week. While referring to the XRP Ledger, Brad spoke of how this open-source ledger was established prior to the creation of Ripple. According to Brad, these gentlemen had set-out to discover “Bitcoin 2.0” which would be scalable.

Mr. Garlinghouse also addressed the meme which essentially states Ripple compromises on security in order to ensure transactions are carried out in seconds. Well, Ripple’s network hasn’t been breached since its inception.

Here’s a quote by Brad you’d probably like, “The long-term value of any digital asset will be derived from the utility it delivers”.

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