Bridging The Digital Divide
According to Ripple’s announcement, then-President Clinton will be the keynote speaker for the said conference, where “the world’s leaders in policy, payments, and technology connect.”
The keynote address is scheduled from 11:00-12:00 on October 1, and will be moderated by Gene Sperling, the National Economic Council Director and National Economic Advisor under Presidents Clinton and Obama. Prior to the keynote address, there will be private meetings, breakfast, and demos on the first day of the conference. Later, Brad Garlinghouse, Ripple’s CEO, will be giving the welcome remarks.
This year’s conference will also feature the following:
- Financial services companies using blockchain technology in production;
- New market opportunity in remittances, e-commerce, and corporate marketplaces; and
- Frameworks for regulating digital assets across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Ripple said that it is thrilled with President Clinton’s acceptance, saying that his administration helped usher in “a period of extreme growth and adoption of the Internet” at the time when groundbreaking technology was often colliding with regulatory policies. Also, the US saw him establish programs that bridged the digital divide, bringing new technology to the less privileged around the world.
These learnings are perhaps more relevant now than ever before. Like the Internet boom of the 90’s, we are at an impasse: digital assets and blockchain technology offer a way for value to be exchanged as quickly as information—creating more financial inclusion and economic opportunity. However, with this new technology comes [the] potential for concern, requiring thoughtful policy to protect consumers from risk without hampering innovation.
More Efficient World
True enough, Ripple is proving that it is one of the most endearing and enduring blockchain firms in the world.
In June, Yoshitaka Kitao, Chairman of SBI Holdings, lauded Ripple during the Japan Blockchain Conference, saying that it can create a more efficient world.
The renowned Japanese banker began his formal engagement with Ripple in January 2016 when SBI Holdings signed a multinational deal with the blockchain market.
Kitao remarked that in surveying the market, Ripple was the sole company to have delivered “battle-tested enterprise solutions and global bank customer traction,” including partnerships with renowned banks in the Asia Pacific.
Recently, Ripple vowed to join pop icon Madonna and Facebook in launching a month-long donation campaign for Raising Malawi, a non-government organization aimed to help the African country from its lowly state. For additional information, you can head over here to an article on our crypto news site to find out more.