While the cryptocurrency market seems to finally overcome the bearish trends, it gives a new wave of positive moods among the community. Nevertheless, the end of negative tendencies doesn’t mean that the industry as nothing to talk about.
Buterin Lost His Chance at Ripple?
Recently, the community has got an issue around the key industry’s figures to discuss. Brian Armstrong, the CEO of Coinbase, shared an article with its Twitter followers. The article tells about the facts US authorities refused to give a visa to Zoom’s CEO for eight times, and reveals how he managed to become a billionaire.
Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum, also joined the discussion and disclosed some interesting details from his past, before he created Ethereum. David Schwartz, the Chief Technology Officer of Ripple, also responded to Buterin recalling the situation when he had problems with his US visa.
“Fun fact: I tried to be an intern at Ripple back in the day (mid-2013), but US visa complications having to do with the fact that the company had only existed for 9 months and the minimum was 1 year stopped me,” Buterin shared his memories.
Schwartz couldn’t keep silent in after such memories. “Think of the great things you might have accomplished! Maybe apply again? We’re always looking for good interns,” offered he.
Though the major part of the Ethereum and XRP community found this little dialog rather funny, some of the community’s members considered Schwartz’s reply rather offensive and even arrogant.
Nevertheless, Schwartz clarified that his response shouldn’t be perceived as a trial to offend somebody and it was just a joke. “Vitalik knows I have nothing but respect for him and his work,” explained he.
Justin Sun, Tron’s CEO and founder, who is known for his poignant remarks also replied to Vitalik’s tweet, adding that they could have been buddies if they had both been at Ripple.
When I found out these facts from @justmoon in late 2013/early 2014, had we both been at Ripple, I am certain we would have been buddies👬since we would have been the only 2 millennials there! @VitalikButerin https://t.co/ese30A1C0f
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) April 19, 2019
Such a close attitude is a little bit unexpected taking into account their previous wars but, as Coinspeaker has reported, during a recent interview on The Crypto Chick podcast, Justin Sun hinted at a potential collaboration with Vitalik Buterin.
What’s Happening with XRP?
Mentioning David Schwartz, it’s worth mentioning that just recently it has been revealed by one of Twitter users that Schwartz is selling his XRP stack. Such a move is viewed as one of the biggest warning sign one could ever get.
According to this Twitter user, another Ripple employee was also observed selling his/her XRP over the past few days. The user said that it is a serious indication of the risk associated with holding XRP.
Nevertheless, Schwartz reacted rather quickly trying to explain that his position is still a part of his ‘de-risking strategy.’