As the math-based currency phenomenon sweeps China, Ripple Labs is giving away 888 XRP to qualifying Weibo users! To participate, please visit giveaway.ripple.com/zh. An open, decentralized payment network, Ripple is the fastest and cheapest way to send money around the world. Giveaway participants will have the chance to experiment with Ripple – send, spend and trade money, as well as build businesses and new applications on top of it.
At today’s IDG Ventures’ 2013 Internet Financial Innovation Summit, Ripple Labs CEO Chris Larsen addressed the audience via video to announce the giveaway. He teed up the news with a few words about the potential of Ripple:
Just like with education and healthcare, access to financial services is a fundamental building block to how our families and countries succeed. With the changes in technology today, there’s never been a more exciting time to propel the lives of so many millions of people in China, America and across the world.
That’s why I’m so excited about the math-based currency movement. Many of you think of this movement as being about creating a new currency but really that’s the tip of the iceberg. This is about value exchange and building a value web in same way we already have an information web… This should allow businesses to operate more efficiently, boost trade tremendously, and help billions more people around the world succeed financially.
We’ve seen strong adoption associated with XRP giveaways. In the past four months, the number of Ripple Wallets have more than doubled. We’ll continue to extend giveaways to new regions as possible.
是我们的家庭和国家迈向成功的重要基石。现代技术的发展， 给了提高中国、美国甚至全世界亿万人生活质量的最佳机会。这就是我对基于数学的货币的发展感到兴奋的原因。 也许很多人认为这个发展就是创造一种新货币，但这只是冰山一角。 关键是建立一个价值交换体系和价值网络， 就像我们建立了信息网络一样… 这将允许商业发展更有效，极大地促进交易， 并把数十亿人推向经济自由。