Chief market strategist at Ripple, Cory Johnson, told CNBC in an interview on Wednesday “There’s money sitting there to be used. We want smart people and smart entrepreneurs, who can solve a problem using XRP,”
Currently, Ripple’s technology is mostly being used to allow real-time transaction settlements for banks. The company has announced partnerships with many of the major money transfer companies in the US, including MoneyGram and Western Union.
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Johnson has compared the future of Blockchain technology to what was built off of the iPhone’s software, which has become the base for some of the most successful startups in the world.
“When I got my iPhone I did not think the killer app would be Uber, the most valuable private company in the world … I don’t know what the best use of XRP is going to be, and I hope it’s something we can’t even think of.”
Ripple is aiming at seeing that same kind of relationship happening between their established technology and entrepreneurs who can use it to build companies with funding from the Blockchain Capital fund.
Johnson concedes in the CNBC interview that if the next breakthrough startup is using XRP that it’s going to boost the company valuation. “If somebody starts the next Uber, or Instagram or Salesforce using XRP, that would be great for us,” Johnson said.
Ripples cryptocurrency XRP which hit $3.84 in January but has dropped to around $.53 with the market correction since the beginning of the new year got a 1% bump from the announcement on Wednesday according to Coinmarketcap.com.
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