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Ripple: What is it, and what's the opportunity behind it?

  • Apr 16, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Free beer will be provided (and it won't be crap). This week, we'll be talking about Ripple, a digital currency with a market cap of $815M (#2 behind Bitcoin).

Ripple is a technology similar to Bitcoin, but with notable improvements. The underlying network allows for exchanges between fiat currencies, crypto-currencies, and digital items. A leading use-case for Ripple is to be an intermediary for cross-currency transactions (e.g., forex), which is a critical use-case for nearly all current and future Bitcoin (or similar) startups. The Ripple network requires a currency called Ripple (XRP) to use (as an anti-spam measure), and XRP can and is traded.

Agenda:

7:00 - Beer.

7:15 - Opening discussion on crypto-currency adoption; major retailers adopting/acknowledging it; legislative landscape changes

7:25 - Highlighted Coin: Ripple; What is it and why is it noteworthy; Business opportunities

7:30 - Guest speaker(s): 

- "Ripple in the Water" - TBA

- "Ripple: The Global Value Web" - Ryan Terribilini, Head of Developer Relations at Ripple Labs

- "The 22 billion usd Sizzling Burrito (Remittance from  US-Mexico)" - Armando Kuroda, CEO at Confianza Digital

- "One Million Gateways: How to Revolutionize Financial Service Providers" - Andrew White, co-founder at One Million Gateways.


If you'd like to be a speaker or present your startup, email [masked].

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  • Conrad M.

    Will there be an online option for those who cannot make it physically to CA to attend?

    April 15, 2014

  • Michi K.

    So far we have 3 speakers for this event! See you guys next week!

    April 9, 2014

  • Wallace D.

    How do I purchase Ripple?

    April 3, 2014

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