Brad Garlinghouse Addresses The Main Differences Between Facebook And Ripple’s Approach To Crypto

Brad Garlinghouse addresses the controversial subject of Facebook’s approach to crypto.

This has been debated a lot lately in the crypto community, and even Trump talked about the social media’s latest project Libra.

Facebook’s latest project Libra, has triggered a ton of controversy in the crypto space.

For some, it triggered enthusiasm, for others, criticism, or a sense of competitiveness and so on.

Even President Donald Trump spoke about Facebook’s Libra a few days ago.

He recently talked about crypto and the latest project in the crypto space, Facebook’s Libra, and as you probably expected, he’s definitely not a fan.

Brad Garlinghouse, on Libra

He said that the huge amount of attention it has garnered is a net positive for the future of finance.

“I think on the most macro level, it’s been good for the world because it’s brought a lot of attention on a set of technologies that really can’t benefit mainstream banking, mainstream consumer experiences around banking,” Garlinghouse said.

He continued and explained, “I think there’s a little bit of, perhaps, arrogance – maybe Silicon Valley arrogance – with how Facebook approached this, and just somewhat brazenly running into some things without checking some of the boxes.”

Regulation is a must in the crypto space

Garlinghouse believes that in order for these technologies to be used well and for people to be able to enjoy their benefits and advantages, it all has to be done in a “regulatory, compliant way.”

He believes that risk should be eliminated from the crypto space as much as possible:

“We can’t expose more risk – whether it’s terrorism financing, whether it’s money laundering. These are things that, from its core, Ripple has really been focused on making sure we’re partnering with the existing system.”


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Garlinghouse is both the CEO and Chairman of Ripple Labs. This year, Ripple surpassed 300 partners, including over 115 banks worldwide. Having launched On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) for cross-border payments, Ripple now has more than 20 partners using XRP for ODL, including Moneygram, Western Union, and American Express.

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