In the most recent interview, Cory Johnson, Ripple’s chief marketing strategist, stated that Ripple had discussed XRP with the Trump administration.
The White House studies crypto
When Johnson was asked about the Trump administration’s opinion about Ripple, he told Breaker that the White House is currently deeply researching crypto.
“There’s clearly a lot of homework going on. The White House, in particular, seems to be thinking about what it means to have 80 percent of bitcoin mining taking place in China and a majority of Ether mining taking place in China,” he said.
Johnson continued and said that with XRP, there’s no mining and from a foreign-control aspect, or from an environmental one, the coin is different. It seems that this matters a lot for the White House.
Johnson did not offer any details regarding how high the discussions went or who are the company’s contacts in the administration.
He did say that they are in regular talks with Washington and they meet with regulators as politicians as well.
Ripple reportedly has a whole team that is devoted to doing this, not just in the US but across the globe.
SEC regulations issues
Regarding the issue whether the US SEC will decide to classify XRP as a security, Johnson said that the day may never come at all.
“I think the question I get all the time is ‘When is the SEC going to say something about XRP?’ And I think it’s possible the answer is never.”