Ripple’s CEO Says SWIFT Transactions Require Extra ‘Time and Cost’

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:20
Yuri Molchan
Ripple’s CEO claims that 6% of all SWIFT transactions cannot be conducted without human operators participating
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Despite the recent news regarding Ripple presenting wrong data about the real amount of XRP stored in the company’s escrow deposits, Ripple’s CEO still presents his company as one of the most reliable and successful crypto platforms developing at a high pace.

Recently, during the Swiss National Bank Conference (SNBC), Brad Garlinghouse made a cut at its major rival SWIFT, saying that its operations require control by human operators.

Ripple CEO is going after SWIFT

As the recent conference took place, Garlinghouse stated that nearly 6% of financial transactions conducted by the SWIFT payment system cannot function without human supervision.

The consequences of this, he said, is that it makes financial transactions more expensive and they take longer. By expensive the Ripple CEO meant not only transaction fees but also the amount of capital necessary for banks participating in transactions.

This, stated Garlinghouse, makes the traditional system of finance even more awkward and inefficient.

High fees and the long time required for each transaction are the major hindrances for traditional transnational payments at the moment, Garlinghouse said.

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“Accidental” promotion of Ripple

While enumerating the flaws of SWIFT and the rest of the present system of finance, Garlinghouse said that Ripple’s technology is much more reliable that SWIFT, working faster and cheaper.

Apart from attacking SWIFT, he also made a cut against Bitcoin, saying that the XRP ledger is a ‘thousand times’ faster than the BTC network.

Speaking of the recently launched JPM Coin, which some believed to be the end of XRP, Garlinghouse pointed out that it does not have enough interoperability and dismissed it as a competitor.

XRP hits a new high

As Bitcoin’s price started surging and broke the $8,000 level recently, the other top altcoins rushed to follow it, with XRP being one of the leaders in this bull run. XRP reached the high of $0.4.

Presently, the coin has rolled back a little and is sitting at $0.39, having lost 2.9 percent.

About the author

Yuri is a journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future. ‘Hodls’ cryptocurrencies. Has written for several crypto media. Currently is a news writer at U.Today, can be contacted at

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