Bill Clinton To Present At Ripple’s Swell Event In San Francisco
Former U.S President Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker at Ripple’s Swell conference in San Francisco on 1 and 2 October. This is according to Ripple’s July 31 blog post.
The post further added that Clinton will be giving some opening remarks on the first day, while Gene Sperling, the National Economic Council Director and Advisory under both Presidents Clinton and Obama, will moderate the keynote and Q&A session in San Francisco on Oct. 1.
Ripple recognized Clinton’s role in “ushering in a period of extreme growth and adoption of the internet, shaping what it is today” while also bringing new technologies to underprivileged communities globally.
According to Ripple, the present day technologies such as digital assets and blockchain present the same challenges as the growth of the internet in the 1990s.
Both inventions require finding a policy balance between preventing risk and allowing for innovation for the ultimate benefit of the people.
With this conference, Ripple will be cementing its place as one of the biggest and most influential cryptocurrency companies in the world.
It also goes to show that the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry is in a much more mature stage than it was at the same time last year.
Representatives from central banks will be present to talk about what they see in blockchain technology.
Ripple customers will get a chance to speak about how their lives have been affected by the company’s solutions.
The current regulatory state of play and issues caused by intractable legacy payments systems will also be discussed.
Cryptocurrencies have received more attention from regulators this year, with some of them calling for extra regulation of the crypto industry.
Cryptocurrency companies are also delving into politics, with Coinbase forming its own political action committee (PAC), as they look to donate to crypto-friendly campaigns.
Two years ago, Bill Clinton was given his first Bitcoin (BTC) in form of a physical coin from crypto entrepreneur Matt Roszak. Earlier this week, Roszak also gave celebrity Kim Kardashian a similar physical Bitcoin at a charity poker tournament