CrossCoin Ventures, the digital currency accelerator working with Ripple Labs (at arms length), is proud to welcome the program’s first inductee, LibraTax. Founded by Jake Benson, the startup has been developing a software suite aimed at providing crypto-tax and accounting software—which will be released by September, just in time for extended tax season.
Another round of fresh faces joins Ripple Labs as part of continuing efforts to expand its world class team of cryptographers, security experts, distributed network developers, Silicon Valley, and Wall Street veterans.
David Andolfatto, Vice President at the St. Louis Fed, made a splash last week with his bullish presentation on the rise and future of cryptocurrencies, part of the district’s “Dialogue With the Fed” events series. We caught up with Andolfatto to ask him a few questions.
Ripple Labs is proud to welcome noted economist Susan Athey to its Board of Directors. Athey, who was previously an advisor to the company, is Professor of Economics at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Known as Botswana’s first Bitcoiner, Akalanani Itirleng believes the borderless cryptocurrency can lift her people—even if it isn’t quite there yet. As a dreamer and a survivor, her story is grounded in maternal resourcefulness and fueled with unabashed idealism. It also begins with tragedy.
The latest update to RippleCharts (since the revamp) continues the effort to make Ripple network data more accessible and easier to digest. Network stats can now be adjusted by currency, with added metrics for daily transaction and trade volume.
Rather than more regulations, it’s technology, human ingenuity, and ultimately market forces that will fix Wall Street, says Michael Lewis. Where regulations only perpetuate the problem, it’s possible that the market, if given a chance, will arrive at an effective solution on its own.