US President Bill Clinton is slated to issue a keynote speech at Ripple’s Swell Conference later this year, much to the delight of investors.
In a new announcement, Ripple – the company behind XRP – has confirmed that Bill Clinton – the 42nd President of the United States – will serve as the keynote speaker for its Swell 2018 conference.
Hosted by Ripple, Swell will run from October 1st to October 2nd in San Francisco, California, and will serve to connect “the world’s leading experts on policy, payments and technology for the most provocative dialog in global payments today.”
In a blog post, Ripple elaborated its optimism on Clinton’s attendance – writing:
“Today, we’re thrilled to announce 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton as the keynote speaker for Swell – where the world’s leaders in policy, payments and technology connect.
At a time when groundbreaking technology and regulation were often on a collision course, President Clinton helped usher in a period of extreme growth and adoption of the Internet, shaping what it is today. He also established programs that bridged the “digital divide” and brought new technology to underserved communities around the world.
These learnings are perhaps more relevant now than ever before. Like the Internet boom of the 90’s, we are at an impasse: digital assets and blockchain technology offer a way for value to be exchanged as quickly as information – creating more financial inclusion and economic opportunity. However, with this new technology comes potential for concern, requiring thoughtful policy to protect consumers from risk without hampering innovation.”
Clinton’s address comes after a difficult past few months for Ripple – the company has been embroiled in legal battles both in the United States and in the United Kingdom.
The company has subsequently revealed that Gene Sperling, the National Economic Council Director and Advisor under Presidents Presidents Clinton and Obama, will moderate a question and answer session with the former during the keynote address.