Ripple's Executive Team to be on Stage at Money20/20
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Ripple’s Executive Team to be on Stage at Money20/20


Ripple’s executives would be on stage at this year’s Money20/20 USA to talk about how the global payments system can be improved with the help of blockchain and digital assets. They would also talk about how such technologies can bring new value to consumers and businesses across the globe.

The executives who would be speaking all over the course of the event are Chris Larsen, the Executive Chairman and Co-founder of Ripple Labs Inc, their Chief Technology Officer, David Schwartz, SVP of Business and Corporate Development, Kahina Van Dyke, and SVP of Product, Asheesh Birla.

Ripple’s executives would be joining over 11,000 attendees, including other C-suite executives, business leaders and media from over a hundred different countries at this marquee FinTech industry event.

On Monday, David Schwartz would be taking part in a special “Oxford-style debate” moderated by Tony Hayes at 10:10 am PT. He would argue the merits of blockchain technology as the best available solution for fixing the broken international payments system existing right now. His opponent in this debate would be the SVP of Product Strategy at FIS Payments, Esther Pigg. She would be defending the current approach of the financial industry to global payments. She would defend the reliance of the industry on legacy infrastructure.

Later that day at 2:10 pm PT, Kahina Van Dyke would take the stage as a part of the Money20/20 Rise Up program. She would be honored as a powerhouse speaker for the inaugural class of Rise Up wherein she would share key insights on the fundamentals of negotiation and how they apply to leadership in every aspect of life. As put by Ripple, she would “draw on lessons learned from more than 20 years of experience at Fortune 500 companies in banking and technology”

On Tuesday, Asheesh Birla would be a panelist in a session about blockchain’s impact on the cross-border payments industry. He would use his experience over the last five years in bringing Ripple’s products to the market. Victoria Liu Edison, the Chief Compliance Officer for Americas at Ant Financial, the Head of New Technologies at Wells Fargo Dan Vogt and dLocal’s Co-Founder and CEO Sebastian Kanovich would be joining him on stage. The moderator for the panel would be Brendan Miller, the principal analyst at Forrester.

Also Read: Ripple Explains How it Helped Japan

Chris Larsen would be participating in a candid fireside chat about the emerging significance of digital assets in the global economy moderated by Arjan Schütte, the founder and managing partner of Core Innovation Capital on Wednesday. He has been an advocate of financial inclusion and streamlining the movement of money globally for a long time.

He was the CEO of Prosper and E-loan before co-founding Ripple. At Ripple, he defined a mission which was based on the Internet of Value which intends to enable the world to move money around like information moves today. Larsen would share his learnings over the years both as an entrepreneur and a business leader.

Ripple has a three-pronged approach towards regulation. As put by Sagar Sarbhai in a recent blog on Ripple Insights:

“Ripple believes in collaborating with regulators and working within the existing financial system. Ripple leverages a combination of distributed ledger technology and the digital asset, XRP, to make cross-border payments faster, cheaper and more efficient. We believe regulation will help organizations use digital assets to develop innovative solutions, while also protecting consumers who use these services or invest in digital asset markets.
Ripple has long advocated a three-pronged approach to regulation focused on use-cases, that addresses risks to consumers and also provides guidance to banks on leveraging digital assets. Japan is a prime example of how this kind of progressive and thoughtful regulation can work.”

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Syed Ali Mudassar
It was when he was pursuing his graduation in Computer Science that he found his flair for writing about new and existing technologies. He likes researching about technologies and how they could help people. Currently, he works as the Content Manager at CoinFrenzy, a leading blockchain news, and media publication website.