The anticipation for the upcoming DC Fintech Week has been expressed by Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse, who has also dropped hints and teasers regarding important announcements and heated discussions leading up to the event.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
Ripple Swell conference sparks community interest
A teaser was made by Brad Garlinghouse, the Chief Executive Officer of Ripple.
Gushing with excitement for DC Fintech Week every year, Garlinghouse emphasized the significance of the event in bringing together individuals with similar interests to interact and exchange ideas and perspectives on pivotal topics and issues in the finance and blockchain industry.
In a cryptic message, Garlinghouse likened the Ripple Swell conference to a “cosmic cage match.”
“Every year I await DCFintechWeek – where diverse participants convene in one room to discuss (and sometimes debate) important issues, with no restrictions. Pondering… a cosmic cage match?!” Garlinghouse quoted.
Notable speakers apart from Garlinghouse slated to appear at DC Fintech Week include Nelly Liang, United States Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance, Michael Sonnenshein, Grayscale Investments CEO, Gary Gensler, Chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Michael Barr, Vice Chairman for Supervision at the Federal Reserve, and others.
As the Ripple Swell event approaches, many cryptocurrency enthusiasts are eager to witness what could be a decisive moment in the Ripple ecosystem, as this event might shed light on Ripple’s future growth and present challenges.
XRP’s strength is evident ahead of the Swell conference. Source: XRPUSD on tradingview.com
Garlinghouse to share stage with Gensler at Swell conference
Following the conclusion of one of the most contentious legal battles in the cryptocurrency sphere, Garlinghouse and SEC Chairman Gary Gensler will be sharing a stage at DC Fintech Week to discuss and potentially debate various topics in the fintech and blockchain sector.
The legal battle between Gensler and Ripple’s top executives Chris Larsen and Garlinghouse has been one of the most closely watched conflicts in the crypto sector. The SEC proceeded to sue both executives, alleging that they had violated US securities laws by facilitating the sale of XRP tokens through unregistered security offerings to investors.
The regulator ultimately dropped all charges and claims against Larsen and Garlinghouse in early October, marking a partial victory for Ripple against the agency.
Many members of the XRP community have voiced support for Garlinghouse’s characterization of the Ripple Swell event as a “symbolic cage match.” This sentiment is particularly strong given the history of legal disputes between players like Gensler and Garlinghouse, as well as the ongoing legal conflict between Grayscale and the US SEC regarding the approval of a Bitcoin spot ETF.
Featured image from Bitcoin SystemMe, chart from tradingview.com