Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse spoke during a session at the Swiss National Bank Conference where he stated that around six percent of the SWIFT transactions are in need of human intervention. Amid the reports that Ripple misrepresented the actual amounts of XRP in their escrow accounts, in today’s altcoin news we focus on something else.
Despite the reports, the US-based blockchain company is the fastest growing network in the world. Garlinghouse further explained that the SWIFT transactions add ‘’time and cost’’ and pointed out that the cost implies on the fees associated with the transactions but also on the ‘’pre-funding’’ or the capital required for commercial banks that are added on the drawbacks on the financial system.
Ripple’s CEO pointed out that the current cross-border payment systems are tangled with problems such as high costs and slow processing time. He added that these pre-funding costs are a burden to the people who are the least able to afford them. Garlinghouse added:
“.. instead you can use a digital asset to have global liquidity on demand now we build upon a tech stack of an open-source technology called XRP”
Brad praised the digital coin of Ripple and stated that XRP is much cheaper and faster on a ‘’per transaction basis’’ than Bitcoin ever was by a ‘’thousand times.’’ According to him, global payments today are not into the age of the Internet. He also pointed out in the latest cryptocurrency news that the blockchain technology has the ability to change all of the existing payments settlements dynamics by removing the ‘’central counterparty’’ and due to its unique ability to ‘’transact without the need for trust.’’
While he was explaining the subject of interoperability, Garlinghouse said that it was an important factor and noted:
“We’re trying to solve a problem, selling technologies to banks and financial institutions to solve a cross-border payments problem.”
Ripple’s CEO outlined that the company is not focused on the Central Bank Digital Currency issuance and said that interoperability is much more important. Garlinghouse argued that in a world full of central bank digital currencies, interoperability is much needed to solve the cross-border transactions dealings issue. He had earlier dismissed the JPMCoin by the financial giant JPMorgan saying that it suffers from lack of interoperability.
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