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Ripple CTO Dispels XRP Abandonment Rumors Amid Growing Speculation

Ripple’s Chief Technology Officer, David Schwartz, has stepped in to quash persistent rumors surrounding the potential abandonment of the cryptocurrency XRP. Speculation arose following a seemingly cryptic statement in Schwartz’s bio, sparking concerns within the cryptocurrency community.

The speculation stemmed from a passage in Schwartz’s bio, which reads: “When a scrappy financial startup takes on a web of corruption and betrayal to bring instant payments to the masses, they learn that the cost of disrupting the status quo is higher than they could ever have imagined, forcing them to decide between their vision and their survival.” Some interpreted this as a hint that Ripple might be considering moving away from XRP.

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Responding to the growing speculation, Schwartz clarified that the statement was purely fictional, intended as a pitch for a hypothetical movie. He emphasized that the scenarios described in his bio have not occurred in reality and should not be interpreted as indicative of Ripple’s strategy or actions regarding XRP.

“It’s just a fictional pitch for a fictional movie. The circumstances needed to make the pitch match reality haven’t happened yet,” Schwartz explained.

Despite the rumors, there are no indications that Ripple plans to abandon XRP. In fact, Ripple has been actively working to expand the utility and adoption of XRP Ledger through strategic partnerships. With the impending launch of a stablecoin and various initiatives aimed at enhancing cross-border payments, Ripple remains committed to revolutionizing the financial industry with XRP at its core. Schwartz’s clarification comes at a crucial time as Ripple continues to gain traction and pursue its mission of transforming global payments.

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