Ripple’s annual conference will be kicked off with a keynote speech by former US President Bill Clinton, an official blog post has announced this week. The conference will take place in San Francisco at the beginning of October, and will be moderated by Gene Sperling, who was the National Economic Council Director during Clinton’s tenure. Ripple wrote:
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 under-served communities around the world.
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse will also speak on day one, with the conference themes to be blockchain use in financial services, new market opportunities and upcoming and existing regulatory frameworks. And the announcement of Bill Clinton is sure to draw the crowds, as was the case with the appearance of World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners Lee at the 2017 edition in Toronto.
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