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Ripple CEO will be speaking At World Economic Forum 2023.


Garlinghouse will be speaking alongside the Netherlands’ central bank president, a European Commission Commissioner, and the UAE’s Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications.

Ripple chief executive officer Brad Garlinghouse will be representing Ripple at this year’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum scheduled to run from January 16 – 20.

Notably, Ripple is listed as a “Technology Pioneer and Unicorn.” It is one of only 90 companies on the list and one of only 2 blockchain and digital asset companies.

In the brochure, Ripple is described as doing for value what the internet did for information by using blockchain and cryptocurrency technology to improve financial efficiency, equity, and inclusion. In addition, it says Ripple is also creating future blockchain and crypto use cases for governments, businesses, and consumers.

Garlinghouse will speak on “Finding the Right Balance for Crypto” on January 19, per the WEF 23 agenda. Notably, he will be speaking alongside:

  • Stacy-Marie Ishmael, Managing Editor, Crypto, Bloomberg News 
  • Klaas Knot, President, Central Bank of the Netherlands
  • Mairead Guinness, Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability, and Capital Markets Union, European Commission 
  • Omar Sultan Al Olama, the United Arab Emirates’ Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications.

The recognition speaks volumes about Ripple’s global recognition and influence as a blockchain company despite its legal woes at home. Ripple remains locked in an extended legal battle with the US Securities and Exchange Commission over its XRP sales. The latter alleges that XRP is an unregistered security, accusing Ripple and its executives, Garlinghouse included, of breaking securities law by engaging in its sale for about 5 years.

As the case nears a court ruling, several pundits have thrown their weight behind Ripple, fearing what an SEC win will mean for the rest of the crypto markets. FOX Business senior correspondent Charles Gasparino recently noted that an SEC win could see the regulator force other coins to register.

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