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Ripple Welcomes Former Facebook Exec. On Board – Should We Expect A Partnership With Facebook?

Ripple just revealed a couple of essential changes that have been made to their leadership team. One new person was already an insider and the other one came straight from Facebook.

Ripple hopes to thrive just as all the cryptos in the market and on its way to success, Ripple showed massive potential for adapting and impacting public opinion.

Ripple and XRP are not the same thing

The company behind XRP keeps telling people that Ripple and the cryptocurrency are not the same thing, and it’s definitely trying to distance itself from the currency.

XRP was originally an open-source project created by Alexavier Guzman, Senior Software Engineer at Forbes.

Ripple supported the idea and it even tweeted an image explaining what is the exact difference between the two of them.

International Payments Exec enters the leadership team

The changes at Ripple’s leadership are important. First, Ripple revealed that its newest Senior Vice President of Business and Corporate Development is Kahina Van Dyke.

Her career is impressive and also very diversified. She started as a Membership Sales & Relationship Manager for the Business Council of New York State, straight out of college.

She spent three years there and then another three as Senior Merchandising Manager and Buyer at Time Inc.

The next nine years she worked on various positions at Citibank and in 2009 she switched to Mastercard. After that, she went to the U.S. as the Global Director of Financial Services and Payments Partnerships at Facebook.

Another significant team member

Dyke is not the only exec that Ripple added to the leadership team. David Schwartz used to be Ripple’s Chief Cryptographer and he was appointed as Chief Technology Officer.

Judging by these last two changes, Ripple’s future couldn’t look brighter. How knows, we may even get to see a partnership between Ripple and Facebook especially considering that Dyke did this once more with Mastercard and Citibank.


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