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Anthony Pompliano’s Ripple and XRP Proposition Goes Viral


dailyhodl.com 29 September 2019 07:00, UTC
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A new tweet from Bitcoin bull and co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital Anthony Pompliano is making waves in the world of crypto.

Pompliano, who recently said he’s “confounded” by XRP, now says he’s been introduced to the Ripple team and will likely reach out to the company’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse for an interview.

Someone just introduced me to the Ripple/XRP team, because @bgarlinghouse will be in NYC this week.

Should I record an episode of Off The Chain with him? If so, what should I ask him??

— Pomp 🌪 (@APompliano) September 29, 2019

In a recent interview on the Life’s Tough podcast, Pompliano talked about his difficulty with understanding why XRP is needed to help banks and financial institutions move money.

“Frankly, I’m very confounded by XRP. Mainly in the sense that I think the software company behind it, Ripple – what their ambitions are makes a lot of sense. They would like to help banks transfer money more easily. That seems to be a very rational perspective and it’s something that if you’ve ever used a bank, you know it can be painful.

Where the questions come in, and I probably lack understanding, is how XRP is needed in that process. I always say that if people could mentally separate Ripple the software company from XRP the token, there would be a lot less backlash against Ripple the software company.

I think a lot of the backlash and the controversies around that – some of it’s around how it was sold, some of it’s around how it’s used today.”


Pompliano’s new tweet on the potential interview triggered an explosion of suggestions from both Ripple and XRP supporters as well as skeptics and those in the middle of the road.

Finally Pomp!!

What are ripples expectations for regulatory clarity?
What ripple will do if the sec gives the clarity ripple wants? What if they don’t? What are his visions for ripple and xrp for the rest of 2019 and 2020? Any plans of working with the big banks in the US?

— 🇩🇴 (@Coining203) September 29, 2019

How does Ripplenet level the playing field and what will that mean for banks and FI's across the spectrum?

If everything goes according to plan and the marathon is won, what does that look like for Ripple in 5-10-20 years?

Happy to offer more if he accepts.

— GreenEggsnHam (@HamEggsnSam) September 29, 2019

Ask him to explain this simple gif. pic.twitter.com/B8ZiqgC6vR

— 𝗕𝗮𝗻𝗸 𝑿𝑹𝑷 (@BankXRP) September 29, 2019

I actually kind of like this idea. Have someone informed about the pros and have someone informed about the detractions. Would be super interesting.

— Pomp 🌪 (@APompliano) September 29, 2019

There's a difference between a BTC or ETH "advocate" and the CEO of a centralized token whose company controls the supply.🤷🏻‍♂️

— ₿rekkie von [Pay me in] ₿itcoin (@BVBTC) September 29, 2019

Instead of asking questions on how $XRP and $BTC compete with each other, ask how they benefit each other. The crypto space should be more supportive instead of constantly trying to trash talk other projects.

— Jason Paquette (@JP_hysique) September 29, 2019

So far, whether the interview will actually happen remains up in the air.

Pompliano says he’s leaning toward having three or more people join the interview, but at time of publishing, neither Garlinghouse nor anyone on the Ripple team has offered their two cents on whether they are interested in joining the discussion.

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