Well, it seems that Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse was taken by surprise lately.
This happened when he learned the reports saying that the Bank of America has filed a brand new patent application that makes references about Ripple’s DLT more than once.
Ripple CEO cannot confirm the speculation regaring the Bank of America
In a new interview with Bloomberg, Garlinghouse said he could neither “confirm nor kill” speculation regarding the patent.
“We are widely known to be working with a lot of banks around the world and certainly some of the largest banks in the world are already customers of ours today,” he said.
Garlinghouse continued and explained that “we’ll continue to work with big banks around the world and I too was surprised by that patent application because we have not announced anything.”
Ripple adoption intensifies
You may recall that it was recently reported that Ripple is enjoying enhanced adoption of its products and we brought up the reports regarding the latest news on the Bank of America.
The bank has reportedly filed a new patent application that’s focused on Ripple’s DLT.
The Daily Hodl reported that, according to Google Patents, the title of the application is “Real-time net settlement by distributed ledger system.”
The online publication also mentioned that this was filed on June 6th and is pending approval from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
The patent references Ripple various times in a series of images, and describes a Ripple “settlement scheme.”
According to the same online publication, the patent doesn’t exactly mention the digital asset XRP, which is used by Ripple in its cross-border payment solution xRapid.
We recommend that you read the full patent application to learn more details.
Ripple has been doing great this year, and the company marked more partnerships while struggling to boost the adoption of its products.