• XRP is not a security
    People,  Regulation,  XRP

    ‘Crypto Dad’ Chris Giancarlo: XRP is not a security

    The former Commodity Futures Trading Commission chair was a leading force in removing the scarlet ‘S’ from bitcoin and ether, and he remains influential. But making the same argument for XRP is weakened as his law firm works for Ripple

    Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission chair and “Crypto Dad” Chris Giancarlo argued forcefully in a June 17 column that XRP is not a security but a currency under U.S. law. That’s a huge, potentially life-or-death question for Ripple.

  • Google targets scams with advertiser KYC
    Cryptocurrencies,  XRP

    Will crypto be first as Google targets scams with advertiser KYC?

    The tech giant’s newly announced advertiser identity verification campaign may help beat back scammers, but will legitimate crypto companies get caught in the crossfire?

    On April 23, the tech giant announced a massive new advertiser identity verification campaign, built along the lines of the political ad verification policy it rolled out in 2018 after getting hammered for allowing foreign powers to influence the presidential election.

  • Brad Garlinghouse Ripple XRP Davos
    Ripple,  XRP

    Garlinghouse hints hard Ripple will go public

    Speaking at the WEF in Davos, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse strongly suggested that the payments and settlement firm will go public with a stock offering this year

    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.

  • A MoneyGram neon sign in New York (via Wiki commons).
    XRP

    MoneyGram confirms massive XRP use in Mexican peso transactions

    The money transfer service’s partnership with liquidity provider RippleNet now accounts for 10% of its Mexican business, and is set to go global

    The head of MoneyGram confirmed today that the global money transfer company has been using XRP cryptocurrency to exchange U.S. dollars and Mexican pesos extensively since July.