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Ripple’s Top Executive Gets on Blockchain Association Board as Co-Chair

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Sat, 11/23/2019 - 10:09
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Yuri Molchan
Ripple keeps expanding not only through signing up new customers on RippleNet but trying to impact the crypto and DLT industry on the whole
Ripple’s Top Executive Gets on Blockchain Association Board as Co-Chair
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In his recent tweet, the Ripple’s head of regulatory affairs in the US, Ben Melnicki, spreads the word that he has joined the Blockchain Association’s board as a co-chair.

Ripple is up to blending banks with crypto

This is the second Ripple’s executive to join the Blockchain Association. Prior to Melnicki, Michelle Bond, the global head of Government Relations, did the same.

This comes after Ripple announced the opening of a representative office in Washington, D.C., in order to have a closer dialogue with the US regulators, such as the SEC.

Since Ripple is collaborating with banks and the current financial system instead of opposing it (as Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and their communities are doing), Ripple is up for setting up a proper regulatory mechanisms for this innovative sphere of fintech.

To help blend the current regulatory system and the nascent crypto technology, Ripple’s reps are joining the Blockchain Association.

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XRP price remains at the foot of the hill

Currently, as the market is the red, XRP, Bitcoin Cash and Tron are the three coins that are sliding down at about the same pace – losing around 4 percent overnight.

The other day XRP slipped below the psychologically important level of $0.25. However, some in the community remain optimistic, reminding everyone how quickly the XRP price surged back in 2017 from under $0.25 to over $2.

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Yuri is a crypto 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 in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.