A Quick Look at the Whole Picture of Ripple’s [XRP] Swell Event
Swell by Ripple is a two-day event that will be hosted in San Francisco, California on October 1st and 2nd, 2018. The event, dubbed as “the world’s leading experts on policy, payments and technology”, will be an interesting one as former president, Bill Clinton and National Economic Advisor, Gene Sperling, who served under both Obama’s and Clinton’s administration are two among the many speakers who will be partaking at the event.
Swell will be peeling every layer of cryptocurrency, as many of the discussions will revolve around Ripple, how they have successfully implemented an innovative payment system, related regulations, existing survey results and what the future holds for blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
Clinton will be leading the two-day event as the keynote speaker – addressing the overall specs of the Internet and how far we’ve come since the doubts surrounding it when it was first introduced. As per AMBCrypto’s reporting, Ripple shared that the former president was the one to dissolve previous, existing gap between the implementation of technology within society, calling his efforts one that rid the “digital divide”.
Ripple proclaims its role to be similar to the successful attempts of Clinton, who supported technological advancements. In particular, the payment provider shared that,
“Like the internet boom of the 90’s, we are at an impasse: digital assets and blockchain technology offer a way for value to be exchanged as quickly as information […] However, with this new technology comes the potential for concern, requiring thoughtful policy to protect consumers from risk without hampering innovation.”
It has been revealed that participants will have the opportunity to discuss the matters at hand directly with Clinton through a question-answer session, along with Sperling’s viewpoint. The CEO of Ripple, Brad Garlinghouse will also be present at the event, with most of the delivery of information coming from him.
The anticipations for Swell are high, as the presence and understandings of central banks will also be provided in a segment called, “Central Banks Show and Tell”. In addition, the efforts RippleNet will be taking to establish a sound connection among the necessary players will be broken down in the “Meet the Movers and Shakers: Lightning Round” time slot. It appears that participants will also be able to lunch with Ripple.
Ripple seems to have secured trust among several well-established individuals. Not too long ago, they scored the support of Ashton Kucher, who took to Ellen’s platform, to not only contribute to her charity, but also globally show Ripple’s ability to perform transactions efficiently and at a significantly fast rate.
The hashtag, “#SwellByRipple” has been making waves on social media platforms, as the event has already gotten many talking about it. In particular, several Ripple followers on Twitter seem to be excited by the event, with one user, Dr. T saying that the event “is going to be bigger and better than I ever imagined! This will create ripples for #internetofValue!!”
Another user, namely MorgFreeman, seems to either believe in the project or express sarcasm, as the individual shared:
“I am sure bill Clinton has a lot of valuable insight to cryptocurrency. I am sure he has hundreds of Github commits. I am sure ripple is not a shitcoin scam.”
At the time of writing, Ripple’s XRP sits at USD$0.45, which currently sits in the green zone with an increase of 4.34% and its XRP/BTC pairing experiencing a growth of 7.06%.
What do you think about the current list of speakers at Swell? Is Bill Clinton an appropriate guest to discuss the evolution of technology?