Coming up with a list of the 100 most influential people in crypto and blockchain is hard in any year. But doing it in 2020 is particularly rough. That’s because the industry didn’t just advance last year, it went mainstream. And that makes “influence” a lot harder to define.
In an announcement Tuesday, Ripple said that its technology will be used for a new XRP-based remittance service from Intermex, a money remittance services company focused primarily on the Latin America and Caribbean corridor.
Coinbase and Ripple executives are leading an effort to fight the fraud that's chasing off cryptocurrency investors and the uncertainty strangling innovation. To do this, the Blockchain Association has formed a Market Integrity Working Group with the goal of pushing for clear, fair, and transparent federal regulation of the cryptocurrency trading markets.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse more or less said outright that Ripple wants to go public with a traditional stock market initial public offering this year.