Event Recap: Around the World in 5 Seconds


Nearly 300 Ripple enthusiasts attended Around the World in 5 Seconds.

Despite pouring rain, nearly three hundred guests attended Around the World in 5 Seconds, a special night of demos and celebration at the Ripple Labs office in downtown San Francisco, an event meant to engage the local community and share our vision of Ripple’s potential.

Attendees ranged from engineers, product managers, and senior executives from blue-chip tech, banking and consulting companies to entrepreneurs bootstrapping their own ventures.



Signing in.

A series of product demos provided developers, investors, and industry leaders a tangible, hands-on experience for understanding how the Ripple protocol facilitates faster, cheaper, and more frictionless global payments than ever before.



Learning about the intricacies of real-time settlement and the internet-of-value.

One demo station was manned by Marco Montes, who you might recognize from the newly re-designed Ripple.com homepage. Marco is the founder and CEO of Saldo.mx, a novel remittance service that allows US customers to pay bills back in Mexico using the Ripple protocol.



Ripple Labs CTO Stefan Thomas and software engineer Evan Schwartz delivered two back-to-back tech talks on Codius, an ecosystem for developing distributed applications that utilizes smart contracts, to two jam-packed and enthusiastic crowds.



Stefan and Evan explain Codius.

The presentation represents the first of a series of talks as part of our mission to better educate the broader community about Ripple technology, behind the scenes developments, as well as our take on the industry at large.

A warm thank you to all those who weathered the storm and helped make this inaugural event a resounding success. It surely won’t be the last so we look forward to seeing you at the next one, along with those who weren’t able to make it out this time.



It was a packed house. See you next time!

Check out the Ripple Labs Facebook page for more photos of the event—courtesy of Ripple Labs senior software engineer and “head of photography,” Vahe Hovhannisyan. (You should also check out his Instagram.)

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