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Swell 2018 Kicks Off Today

The world’s leading experts on policy, payments and technology are already converging in San Francisco for Swell by Ripple. In less 24 hours, the event kicks off with President Bill Clinton’s keynote and opening remarks from CEO Brad Garlinghouse.

Following these visionaries on stage are some of the biggest names in payments and technology including: Ed Metzger from Banco Santander; Tokunboh Ishmael from Alitheia Capital; Honorable Sunil Sabharwal from the IMF; Colin Dinn from Siam Commercial Bank; Prajit Nanu from InstaReM; and R.J. Pittman, former Chief Product Officer of eBay.

To watch the latest coverage of the event, visit Insights and follow along on TwitterLinkedIn or Facebook tomorrow through Wednesday, October 3. Video recaps of sessions will also be available on our Youtube channel; make sure to subscribe and keep up to date.

RippleNet Committee ensures healthy network expansion ahead of Swell

On the eve of Swell, representatives from MUFG BankBank of America Merrill LynchWestPacStandard CharteredBanco SantanderSiam Commercial BankAmerican Express, and SBI met at our headquarters in to discuss the rules that govern RippleNet, our global payments network. These rules are critical to ensuring standardization across the network as it scales rapidly.

Together, representatives from these institutions make up the RippleNet Committee. They gather multiple times per year to ensure the blockchain technology powering instant cross-border payments on RippleNet is complimented by a common framework for operational consistency, faster onboarding and legal clarity for every transaction.

As the network is still new and growing rapidly, the committee makes sure RippleNet maintains efficiency as well as its nimbleness to remain innovative. You can learn more about the RippleNet Committee here.

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