A party organized to garner support for Ripple’s XRP seemed to miss the mark as the invited artist Snoop Dogg, who was billed to perform at the XRP Community Night, failed to mention the cryptocurrency associated with the San Francisco startup Ripple.
Funny enough, a lot of the community members were conspicuously absent, turning the party into what looked like a staff Christmas party.
Snoop Dogg was billed to perform at the XRP Community Night on Tuesday as part of the activities marking the inaugural New York Blockchain Week. It was intended to provide some hype for the cryptocurrency. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned.
While similar events in the past had served as an opportunity for celebrities like Floyd Mayweather, Dennis Rodman and Paris Hilton to give media hype to some cryptocurrencies, the Tuesday Night party failed to have the desired effect.
This left a lot of people wondering what could have gone wrong. Indeed, keen observers will have noticed that the 46-year-old rapper praised the trading app provider Robinhood in January for “putting tha Crip in Crypto!” following an announcement by the company that they were launching Bitcoin and Ether trading.
Disappointment as XRP Wasn’t Mentioned
One of the guys who was at the party simply concluded that “Snoop’s a talker,” feeling completely disappointed that the rapper didn’t have anything to say about XRP.
It was a big surprise that the #XRPArmy that has always risen in defense of crypto, dismissing any bad news as “garbage,” “FUD” and “fake news” was nowhere to be found.
A question even came from the online XRP community which seemed to have noticed the not-too-encouraging development. One of the members simply asked,
Has anyone seen any pics yet of last night’s party of the actual XRP community and not Ripple employees?
Probing further, the writer said, “From what I have seen so far it seems to have been more like a staff Christmas party than a party hosted for the XRP community.”
Mix-Up Between Ripple and XRP
The Tuesday Night Party is said to have been attended majorly by employees of Ripple which made up a third of the “XRP Community” and all wore t-shirts that conspicuously displayed the XRP logo – a disconnected X, making attendees to wonder if Ryan Zagone, Ripple’s director of regulatory relations, was right when he insisted before a UK parliament hearing a couple of weeks ago, that there was no connection between XRP and Ripple the company.
If anything is true though, it’s the fact that the purpose for which Snoop Dogg was hired to perform at the party was obviously not realized.
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